Service-learning at Lee University is guided by the Leonard Center and is designed to prepare students for Christian citizenship through reflective community interactions that encourage a commitment to the ideals of service, benevolence, civic virtue, and biblical justice.
The goals of the service-learning program are to ensure that students engaged in Christian service at Lee University:
- Understand the biblical mandate for service.
- Recognize that service to others is part of God's purpose for them and that it flows from His design of their uniqueness.
- Have insight into appropriate service—its source, its meaning, and its impact on both the performer and the recipient.
- Understand how they can use their vocation to serve God and others.
The Leonard Center partners with various organizations to give students the opportunity to engage a high impact learning experience while promoting the mission of community organizations.
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We believe that each student at Lee University has been divinely equipped with special gifts that can be expressed in unique ways. Through service-learning, students are able to explore and develop their gifts in order to serve Christ, help others, and experience personal growth.
Service-learning is a requirement for all Lee University students because:
- We are supposed to as Christ-followers.
- We can use it as a spiritual discipline to deepen our walks with Christ.
- It helps us learn beyond what we normally learn in the classroom.
- It provides us with opportunities to express our uniqueness and gifts to help others.
Message to parents
Service-learning allows Lee University students to follow a biblical mandate to serve others and their local community. Building on the foundational lessons he or she has learned at home, your son or daughter will experience firsthand the deeply rewarding, far-reaching benefits of serving others.