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.
Service Opportunities & Upcoming Events
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.
Local Outreach OpportunitiesOngoing
Are you interested in becoming more engaged with the local community? Get involved with our Local Outreach program! The Agapé Center Outreach Teams send hundreds of students out into a variety of local community service experiences in Harrisburg and the surrounding communities each week. Check out our FALL 2016 service opportunities. Transportation is provided! For more information, contact Outreach Director Sara Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Saturday of ServiceSeptember 17
We invite you to join us for our first-ever "Saturday of Service" on September 17th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturdays of Service is a direct service opportunity that will provide an "on-ramp" to understanding social issues facing our local community. You'll have an opportunity to work with one of our core, local community partners in an a variety of issue-areas. Each project will be led by a Team Leader, coordinated through the Agapé Center. Partners include: Paxton Ministries, Bethesda Soup Kitchen, Bethesda Youth Center, Downey Elementary School, the Salvation Army (Warehouse & Food Pantry), Messiah's Community Garden and more!
We hope you will take advantage of this one-time service project!
Day: Saturday, September 17th at 9:00 a.m.
Special Instructions: Please plan to wear work clothes & bring a packed lunch
Registration Required: Click HERE to register! Please register by September 12th.
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Do you love canoeing, international service, or spending time in God's creation? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, you should consider participating in Messiah's 41st annual Canoe-A-Thon! On Saturday, October 1st, join World Christian Fellowship for a 20-mile canoeing excursion down the Yellow Breeches for the purpose of glorifying God while raising money for Messiah's international service trips. Bring a friend, pack a lunch, and have tons of fun enjoying God's creation!
Register today! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Break Service TripsOctober 20-23
Each Fall, J-term, and Spring Break, Service Trips sends out ministry teams to various places nationwide. Through participation on a Service Trips Team, you will obtain a deeper understanding of what servanthood is and how to apply it to your daily lives. This year's Fall Break Service Trips will take place October 20-23, 2016 and will include Catholic Charities (Baltimore, MD), Priority 1 (Bronx, NY), and AROMA - Cumberland Pointe (Mechanicsburg, PA). For more information about these trips, please click here. Questions? Please contact email@example.com.
APPLY TO A SERVICE TRIP NOW!
Leader Application (Due October 3, 2016)
Participant Application (Due October 5, 2016)