Community Service Program

"...whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant." -Matthew 20:26

 

NCS Community Service Program

At Nampa Christian, we believe that part of our responsibility in training young men and women to be disciples of Jesus Christ is to help them put into practice the Christ-centered teaching they receive in the classroom. Faith must be put into practice (James 1:22); Love must be more than words, but actions (1 John 3:18).

The Community Service Program is intended to instill in students the need to prioritize serving others; to promote a positive image of the youth at NCS in the community, and most importantly to provide a chance to visibly display the love of Jesus to others. We encourage students to continually explore new ways to serve the community and discover their own unique gifts for service. This can also be a great opportunity for the entire family to serve together and grow closer to each other!

Community Service Project Day

Community Service Project Day is a chance for our secondary students to serve others, to promote a positive image of the youth at Nampa Christian in the community, and most importantly to provide a chance to visibly display the love of Jesus to others. This can also be a great opportunity for the entire family to serve together and grow closer to each other!
 
Community Service Project Day meets the requirements for the Bible grade for the 4th quarter. Students will not be required to do any other service hours for the 4th quarter. Various groups will serve the community on this day in locations around the Treasure Valley. If you know of a local charity or non-profit that could benefit from Nampa Christian students working there for a day, please contact the office. Our Community Service Project Day takes a huge amount of organization, so the sooner we can get places identified and booked the better!
 
This year's Community Service Day is scheduled for Spring 2018.

Requirements

  1. Fill out the community service form with details of your service.
  2. Each student's service hours should be done during the quarter in which they are in (extra hours of service completed during one quarter may not be applied to future quarters because we hope to develop an ongoing lifestyle of service, not just a once a year service).
  3. Service done over the summer will count toward the first quarter’s requirement. (e.g. summer mission trips) 
  4. Each student is required to complete 3 hours of service. This will be tracked through the student’s Advisory Class. For High School students only, service hours will be recorded on transcripts.
  5. The grade for this requirement is PASS or FAIL.

Guidelines for Service

  1. Students are encouraged to serve in three of the six following areas sometime in the year: 
    1. YOUR LOCAL CHURCH (or another local church that may have a need). This includes serving the staff people who work at your church.
    2. LARGER COMMUNITY (meeting the needs of those outside of your church).
    3. INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY. This means finding a way to meet the needs of people in other countries. It could also be helping an organizing that serves overseas, such as, Hands of Hope or MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship).
    4. MISSIONARIES/MILITARY. This could include writing letters, sending care packages or blessing the family of soldiers that are here without their spouse or parent.
    5. NAMPA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL COMMUNITY. We have many needs at both campuses and rely heavily on volunteers to keep our costs down.
    6. OUTREACH/EVANGELISM: Too often we strive to meet people’s physical needs but neglect their most significant need, to know Christ and the power of His resurrection. 
  2. Service must be voluntary (not paid for).
  3. Service, if done for an organization, must be a “non-profit” organization (we don’t want students helping groups for free if they are a business that can afford to pay for the work).
  4. Service, if done for an individual, should be done for someone outside of the immediate family (we assume service to the immediate family is already taking place!)  If there is an ongoing special needs situation in the home, we will certainly work with each family’s unique circumstances.
  5. Service should be done to meet a legitimate need.
  6. We encourage students to find a variety of service projects throughout the year. 
  7. The following form should be filled out by the student. 

Download the community service form here!