Community Service

Well-rounded and happy students think outside of themselves and have compassion for others. In a society in which many young people are self-centered and unsatisfied, it is important for LLCA to promote Christ-like behavior. Clearly the Bible teaches that Jesus lived His life as a servant to others. Being God, He took on the form of a servant (Phil. 2:7). Because the goal of a Christ-follower is to emulate Him in words and actions, we have developed a program to aid students in fulfilling this goal. All high school students will be required to complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service each year in order to graduate from LLCA. The goal of this program is to encourage students to get involved with service projects that they may not otherwise do. We believe the positive result will be a desire to continue serving others outside of these requirements. Jesus said in John 12:26 (b)...My father will honor the one who serves me.

Hours will be tracked by the guidance office. The signed community service form should be returned to the front office.  A record of service hours will be kept on file with the student’s transcripts for college application purposes.

Ideas for community service:

Church nursery, children’s programs, Vacation Bible School, food drives, coat drives, authorized outdoor clean-up projects, special projects that help families in need, Christian camps, short-term mission trips, etc. are all examples of approved projects. Hours completed in the summer will count towards the following year.

Other ideas should be approved prior to starting.  Hours that do not count toward the service hour goal include: those that include payment of any kind, rehearsal or practice time, service performed as a disciplinary action, service to fulfill an academic requirement, or service to family members.