Christian Service:

The Christian Service Program allows the student to experience Christianity in a dynamic way by actively participating in a wide variety of service opportunities to their community and those in need. Christian service has its roots in the command of the Gospel to be of service to the needy, poor, and disadvantaged in a direct, personal, helping way.

  1. All students are required to complete 25 hours of approved service per year.

  2. Service hours to Boylan may not exceed 25 hours in 4 years.

  3. All students are required to choose from an approved agency list. Alternate service agencies may be considered, but must be submitted for pre-approval each year by March 30th.

  4. Agencies must complete and sign an evaluation form for each service project completed.

  5. The service year runs from May 2, 2017 through May 2, 2018.

  6. All students are required to complete a reflection paper due May 2, 2018. (Senior reflection papers are due April 16, 2018.) The reflection paper will count as a 4th quarter chapter test grade.

  7. All agency evaluations and all 25 hours must be turned in with the reflection paper on the due date or the student will receive a “0” for that test grade.

 

 

May 2017 Letter to Parents regarding requirements for Christian service. PDF

 

Approved Service Agencies

 

Forms:   —   Service Pre-Approval Form PDF   —   Service Evaluation Form PDF

 

Service Paper:   —   Senior Paper PDF   —   Junior Paper PDF   —   Sophomore Paper PDF   —   Freshman Paper PDF


How do I know if it is Christian Service?

Is what I am doing related to the corporal and spiritual works of mercy? Does my service set a Christian example and witness the Gospel? Would others know that I am a Christian by my actions of service?

 

Things that do not count as Christian Service:

• Work completed for a pay

• Babysitting

• Yard work (mowing the lawn, raking leaves, etc.)

• Walking the dog

• Shoveling snow

• Any activity done as a household chore

Contact Information:

Mrs. Lisa St. John

Mrs. Lisa St. John
Theology Dept. Chair, Christian Service Coordinator

lstjohn@boylan.org