Service Learning

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” Galatians 5:13-14

 

Following this command to love others, Covenant integrates service learning into our school experience. Service learning gives students an authentic educational experience while teaching empathy for others. Students also build a stronger school community by working together on service projects to address school and community needs. Whether they are 4 or 12, students discover what it means to love their neighbor and that they can truly make a difference in the world.

Covenant emphasizes the relational, person-to-person nature of school and community service to awaken a concern for those coping with hardship and to instill a lifelong commitment to service and advocacy. Such service enables our students to play a beneficial role in the Nashville community, as well as in agencies serving special needs within the city. Students acquire knowledge and deepen understanding of their community and world.

Some of the ways our students serve:

  • Adoption of two children through Raise the Roof Academy in Uganda
  • Working with a local food bank, Charis Ministry
  • Clean up days at local parks
  • Collecting items for natural disaster victims
  • Mentor program for Preschool and Ignite Students
  • Student Council
  • Serving with Room at the Inn
  • Creating care bags to hand out to those living without homes
  • Making Christmas cards for local nursing home residents
  • Caroling at nursing homes
    and many more….

Our sixth-grade students also complete a semester-long service project. Each student will identify a particular service project they would like to accomplish. This can be alongside an existing ministry or organization in the city of Nashville, a foreign missions effort, or the creation of a project from scratch. The students are encouraged to explore their particular interests and gifts in this endeavor. They average 20 hours of service during their project. Students also create a presentation to showcase their project to the whole school and inspire younger students.