Christian Service is something that we hope at some point will become a natural part of your life if it is not already. Our Bible College accrediting body, ABHE, requires that we encourage and keep record of Christian Service hours. Twelve clock hours of service equals one Christian Service Unit. The expectation is that by the time you have studied for eight semesters, you will have earned eight units of Christian Service, which means you would have served for a total of 96 clock hours. Students may serve for more than 12 clock hours per semester; however, only one unit of service may be earned per semester.
Though we keep track of hours of service, it is not primarily about earning service points, there is a greater purpose. Serving others is about living out the life of Christ who “came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Jesus said, “If you want to find your life, lose it.” When we allow God to lead us in following the Son of God’s example of service to others, we truly experience life.
In addition, Christian Service allows students to explore various ministry opportunities or even create new ones. We encourage students to participate in Christian Service assignments that correlate with their chosen degree program. Some traditional ideas of Christian Service include: children’s and youth ministries, preaching and teaching, caring for the elderly and infirm, leading a Bible study in your neighborhood, singing in the choir, or serving in the Church.
- Child Evangelism Fellowship firstname.lastname@example.org 620.735.4234
- Haviland Friends Church http://havilandfriends.org/ 620.862.5258
- Pratt Friends Church http://www.prattfriends.com/ 620.672.5493 contact person is associate Pastor Marc Compton
- Pratt Free Methodist Church Contact: pastor Terry Stafford 785.969.2565
Requests for Interns and Ministry Placement+
- Hughesville PA (Dan Cale) Interns and needs a PT youth pastor. Housing and a small stipend would be provided. http://www.hughesvillefriends.org/_modules/form.php?id=10 570.584.2686
- Trinity Friends – Van Wert OH – (Steve Savage) will take interns. * Steve Savage called on 8/21 and will put together a proposal for an intern at Trinity Friends. http://www.trinityfriendschurch.com/contact_us.html 419.238.2788
- East Richland Friends will take interns http://www.erfriends.com/joomla1/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1&Itemid=56 740.695.0971
- Supt. Chris Jackson will assist in placing BC interns in EFC-ER http://www.efcer.org/15 800.334.8863
- Brandywine Community Church – will take interns http://www.brandywinechurch.org/home.asp 317.462.4777 Contact is pastor Mark Wright
- Quakerdale in IA needs semester interns to assist in ministry: counseling, education and ministry students would be best. http://quakerdale.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=21 641.497.5294
- Freedom Village Project in Des Moines, IA could use two week internships or mission trips to assist ministering to refugees relocating in the city. Contact person is director Mike Locke.
- Alliance Friends Church, OH – Pastor Rick Samms Is looking for an associate to begin training and transitioning into the senior pastor role over the next few years. http://www.alliancefriendschurch.org/Contact_Us_Index.asp 330.823.4210
- Hutchinson Friends Church is looking for a part-time Youth and Worship Pastor. The position is designed to be approximately 20 hours per week with 15 hours focused on Junior and Senior High youth ministry and 5 hours focused on leading the music portion of our Sunday morning worship service. http://hutchfriends.quaker.org/ 620.665.6955
- (9/6) Gerald Mendenhall is requesting students to assist with youth ministry, Bible studies and to lead praise & worship at Dodge City Friends Church. (9/13).
- (9/10) Scott Moran (Salem Friends, Iowa) called to request a Youth Ministry intern (6 months-1 year). Housing, small salary and some professional expenses will be provided. Time and resources would be available for the intern to take classes online at BC. Scott Morin is contact person at: 319.258.7221
- Northwest Community Friends Church ministry internship position. Contact Adam Kemper http://www.tucsonfriends.org/our-staff 520.887.2060
- Shawn McConaughey would like to visit campus in February and meet with students about the EFM/NW-EFC China Teaching Program.
- Semester Interns to Belize Friends Boys School in Belize City (FUM mission)
Contact: Sam & Becky Barber (Email: email@example.com)
-They want to expand the ministry of the Friends School
-Would like to have an evangelical Friends Church planted in Belize City
-Need leadership training at their location (seminar format would be great).
-Please send students for short term mission trips (October – April is the best time)
- The EFCER International School needs students to teach ESL for a semester and assist in resourcing the new church plants (music, drama, sports camps, benevolence, Bible studies, etc.) http://www.efcer.org