EC Online Service Learning
Propose your Service Learning Plan.
Report your Service Learning Hours.
What is Service Learning?
Just as Christ came not to be served but to serve, Ecclesia College students desire to serve others in their community and around the world. As a natural outflow of an increasing life in Christ, students at EC participate regularly in some aspect of Service Learning during each semester of study.
Opportunities range from helping local churches or other non-profit Christian organizations with their special projects to traveling abroad to share the life and love of Christ. In every case, students are applying Christ’s greatest commandment by loving Him and loving others, as well as developing crucial skills that will make them successful in every area of life.
Service Learning is required each semester of enrollment, and the number of your Service Learning hours should match your hours of enrollment. This is a pass/fail degree requirement.
Proposed Service Learning Projects should be submitted in advance and officially approved by the EC Online Director. Projects can include organized/supervised volunteer (unpaid) activities such as:
• Local or International volunteer work – Building/repairing homes for elderly or disabled, visiting shut-ins, volunteering at a homeless shelter, etc.
• Local Outreach – Teaching Sunday school, mentoring young people, etc.
• International Outreach – Medical clinics, Bible distribution, and other ministry.
(If your Service Learning Plan has not yet been approved, you will need to fill out the form above before and receive confirmation of approval before filling out this form. If you plan has been approved once, you may report hours based on that plan for multiple semesters.)
How Service Learning Benefits the Student:
Vocationally In the current competitive world market, top employers look for employees who have both the knowledge and the experience needed to be successful. High on their priority list are such things as: team skills, interpersonal skills, understanding diverse cultures, and foreign language skills. All of these crucial elements of success are learned and sharpened during EC’s Service Learning Program. Whether it be in a drama or music team ministering in the States or spending a month in a foreign country being challenged physical, emotionally, and spiritually, EC students grow in personal ability as well as learn how to successfully work in a team to bring about successful results.
There are few things more life-impacting than seeing with your own eyes the “untouchables” of India dying in the street before your eyes, the hopelessness etched into the faces of the street children in Romania, or befriend a Chinese student who has never heard the name of “Jesus.” But greater still, seeing the power of Jesus Christ radically saving and healing an entire broken household of Mexicans, witnessing an El Salvadorian family’s joy upon walking into the house you just built for them, or experiencing the glow of a new convert in China who’s countenance has changed as much as her spirit!
Being used by God to radically change people’s lives, builds confidence, faith, and trust in our Lord as well as inspires all to walk in a greater presence of our Living Savor every day.
EC is planning outreach practicums.
Current Locations: China Outreach, Peru (Relief and Development), Mexico, Turkey, Romania, India
Students strategically minister and lead ministry in some of the most explosive harvest fields in the world as well as some of the most unreached.
As a member of the Christian community worldwide, foreign outreaches play a vital role at Ecclesia College. On these foreign trips, ranging from 10-30 days, students go far beyond learning simple theories of evangelism as they find themselves sharing Christ with a Chinese University student on the steps of the Great Wall of China, or standing on a crowed street hugging one of the “untouchables” of India who just became a believer, or working up a good sweat building a house for a needy family in El Salvador. From friendship evangelism to mercy ministry, opportunities to better understand a culture and then effectively share Christ benefit each student as well as the entire Body of Christ.