Welcome to the Agapé Center
The Agapé Center for Service and Learning develops, administers resources, and coordinates programs of service-learning, community service, and missions. It contributes to the mission of Messiah College to "educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character, and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society." Students, faculty, and staff work with community-based partners in local, national, and international settings to address community needs, to provide holistic learning opportunities for students, and to encourage students toward an ethic of discipleship, service, and civic engagement.
The Agapé Center seeks to offer events,opportunities and resources for students, community partners and faculty. For more information regarding any of the events listed below, please contact email@example.com.
Opportunities for Service FairSeptember 1
The Opportunities for Service Fair will take place on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in the Larsen Student Union. Stop by and meet our Local Outreach student coordinators & Community Partners. Find out how you can get plugged into local service this year or attend a domestic or international service trip. Interested in social issues? Learn more about our Human Rights Awareness organization and what issues they seek to educate the campus-community on locally and internationally.
Service ChapelSeptember 6
This year's first-ever Service Chapel features Steven Gallaher who will be speaking about the integration of service and faith. The Service Chapel will take place from 9:30-10:15 in Brubaker Auditorium.
Orientation & Clearance NightSeptember 6
On Tuesday, September 6th from 7:00-9:00 p.m., we invite you to Orientation & Clearance Night where you can learn about opportunities for service with local community partners. The session begins in Hostetter, followed by breakout sessions in Boyer. This event will also afford you the opportunity to obtain all the clearances required for your service.
In 2012, The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced Together for Tomorrow, a new initiative to spotlight existing and spur new community engagement in turning around persistently low-performing schools. Messiah College was one of 31 organizations honored as a winner of the "Together for Tomorrow" initiative. Our local initiate is a collaboration between Messiah College and Downey Elementary School.
Find out about "Together for Tomorrow" here.
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