Because our faith is deeply rooted in relationship with God, with others, and with the creation, we believe that our learning should also be rooted in these relationships. Out of this commitment, students are encouraged to engage in various sorts of service and outreach that is both an expression of their Christian faith, but also a vital means by which they can deepen their classroom learning and further their vocational discernment. Furthermore, we believe all service and outreach must be within the context of mutually beneficial relationships where the line between giver and receiver is blurred and both are seen as co-learners and co-creators.
GORDON IN LYNN SERVICE AND THE GREAT CONVERSATION
Freshmen and transfer students enrolled in The Great Conversation course may opt-in to a service section to complete academically-based service learning for course credit. Upperclassmen may apply to be a Gordon in Lynn intern to participate in a mentored leadership development experience and lead students in service and reflection. Gordon in Lynn interns are paid.
Students may apply to be a College Bound tutor to provide once or twice weekly tutoring and mentoring to kids from Lynn’s Curwin Circle neighborhood. Upperclassmen may apply to be College Bound interns who participate in a mentored leadership development experience, direct the tutor teams, and plan creative enrichment activities for the kids. Both tutors and interns are paid.
Any student may volunteer with one of the OCE's many Outreach Teams. Dedicated volunteers can become Outreach Team leaders to take over leadership of an existing team or start a relationship with a new community partner.
To set up a time to meet with a member of the OCE's staff and discuss the best way for you to get involved in service, please email Hannah Schundler.