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About the center

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 University 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.

Why Service

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 agapecenter@messiah.edu.

Are you interested in becoming more engaged with the0local community? Get involved with our Local Outreach program! The Agape Center Outreach Teams send hundreds of students into a variety of local community service experiences in Harrisburg and the surrounding communities each week. Check out our outreach page here

The International Service and Missions Program seeks to involve students in cross-cultural service and ministry experiences during their Summer break.  The Agapé Center’s International Service Trip experience is designed to help students learn about themselves and the culture and people of the host country.

The Agapé Center has long-term, reciprocal partnerships with Food for the Hungry in Torotoro, Bolivia; Dulce de Nombre de Jesus, Nicaragua; and La Mina, Dominican Republic.  The Agapé Center also recently began a new partnership with Polish Christian Ministries (PCM). 

For more information about this year's trip locations, please visit our Service Trips page. 

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