A Biblical Framework for Service Learning
This paper explores a Biblical foundation for service learning. It provides a framework for educational institutions at all levels to integrate service in educational experiences that help students learn through active participation and reflection in an organized community activity. The paper addresses key biblical passages that serve as building-blocks for a Christian service learning model. It also includes some enlightening passages from the Spirit of Prophecy describing the significant role of service in Christian education and the seriousness with which Christian educators should emphasize its inclusion. In addition, reference is made to Southern Adventist University’s efforts to ensure that its graduates have the knowledge and experience in serving different communities. The paper includes ideas for practical applications of service learning in the curriculum.