Your attitude must be like my own, for I, the Messiah, did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give my life.
Service is not something to do when we can spare the time. It is the heart of the Christian life. Jesus came “to serve” and “to give.” Those two verbs should define who our students are and strive to become. As students mature in Christ the focus of projects shift from performing acts of service to living a life of service. Rather than asking, “Who can meet my needs?”, we want our students to ask “Whose needs can I meet?”
Beginning in the Lower School, we present local as well as international organizations that use their service to help others and honor God. Our students have collected socks and blankets for the homeless community at Inner City Night Shelter. In conjunction with the 12×12 project, we have also donated enough funds to build 2 houses in Guatemala. Each Christmas, rather than exchanging gifts, the classes donate items to a specific charity of their choice. As the students grow in age and faith, they begin to serve the community in different aspects. Our students have volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank as well as the Human Society.
At Savannah Christian Preparatory, we believe that helping others will give our students an appreciation for what they have and who they are, but more importantly, God has designed us to serve and share with others.