As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another,
as good stewards of God’s varied grace… 1 Peter 4:10
At ECS, we work hard to present service as an attitude more than an event. Growing and nurturing a servant’s heart through experience is clearly and Biblically valuable. We want to create opportunities for students to not just learn about servant leadership, but to be servant leaders.
In Preschool through 5th grade, students participate in school-wide service projects such as Operation Christmas Child, making cards for nursing home residents, collecting items for mission projects in other parts of the world (Uganda, Afghanistan, Myanmar), and in supporting local missions. In an effort to expand our students’ Biblical worldview, each homeroom connects with and prays for someone serving on the mission field, allowing students to learn about other people groups and their need for Christ. Students also put their service into action, by focusing on ways to encourage and serve others at each of our campuses, blessing the host churches and those who serve our students in the buildings.
In the 6th grade through high school, students participate in school-wide service projects. Further, each grade partners with a local or global non-profit to understand its mission and work together to further the missions already in place. Whether creating outreach programs for urban ministries or honoring the lives of those living in assisted living facilities, our students are lead to live outside of their own worlds to see what God has for them in His pursuit of their hearts.
As a high school graduation requirement, ECHS students are required to serve 20 hours per year.
In the past, ECS has partnered with a wide range of local and global ministries, including Impact Ministries; Uncharted International; Community One; SMILE on Down Syndrome; Holiday Village Assisted Living; and schools in Rakai, Uganda.