Service is an instrumental part of who we are here at CCA. The Bible tells us that God remembers our serving toward others and will reward us and that we are to use whatever gift we have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. There are a variety of service opportunities at CCA to fulfill our call to service.
School Service (Grades 6-12)
The last fifteen minutes of every day are spent by having all students in grades 6-12 participate in the cleaning of our buildings. This is done to develop character, humility, and a servant’s heart. It also helps to build community. Each member of the senior class is a supervisor for a specific area and oversees each group of students assigned to that area. Students join forces and do light cleaning by emptying garbage and recycle bins, sweeping classrooms and hallways, wiping desks, counters, lockers, and window sills. Teachers observe and guide the senior supervisors to become effective in their duties. By the end of the day each student has a sense of pride, accomplishment, and ownership in keeping CCA a clean place.
Community Service (Grades 6-12)
CCA’s goal of Community Service is to encourage and promote a giving spirit in all our students. Community Service is incorporated into our Bible curriculum. The minimum number of required hours for Grades 6-8 is 20 hours and for Grades 9-12 is 25 hours. Each year, there is an increase in those that far exceed the minimum hours required and go on to qualify for the Presidential Service Award given on Class Night at the end of the year. These hours are to be earned by students in service outside of CCA in their own communities (e.g. churches, neighborhoods, other organizations). However, CCA provides several opportunities for students to earn hours through Community Outreach programs which encourage students to take pride in being Servants of God.
Service Trips (Grades 9-12)
In addition to the Senior Mission Trip, high school students also have the opportunity to participate in mission trips domestically. In the past, we have partnered with a local church to do service projects in the area over the course of a weekend. Students are then able to share their experience with others during a chapel time.