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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Leader Application (Due October 3, 2016)
Participant Application (Due October 5, 2016)
Chapel Series: Bridging the DivideOct. 27-Dec. 08
Human Rights Awareness is hosting a six weeks chapel series. The chapels will explore discrimination based on identity and beliefs. This series will strive to highlight the experiences of different marginalized groups in America, educating students on what it means to be an ally to the people in these communities through a Christian perspective. The chapels will feature real testimonies from Messiah students.
Filling the Gaps: From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives MatterNovember 14
Details Coming Soon!
Black Lives Matter November 16
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