Remembering that we live and learn within a particular place, Gordon in Lynn (GIL) is a dynamic and exciting partnership between Gordon College and our neighboring city Lynn. Through relationships with various community organizations in Lynn, students can engage, learn, and serve in a diverse, urban community.
For students ready to break out of the Gordon bubble, there are several ways to get involved. Lynn is only 30 minutes away and is a fantastic place to connect your passions, vocation, and learning in meaningful ways.
Freshmen and transfer students enrolled in The Great Conversation course may opt into 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.
Any student interested in learning more about the themes that motivate our work and relationships in Lynn can dig deeper into a wealth of resources.
Faculty interested in designing an academically-based service learning component to their courses in Lynn should contact Katie Knudsen.
City of Lynn
Resources and events for the city of Lynn.
Christian Community Development Association
A national organization that grounds our work in Lynn.
The Oxymoron of Proximate Justice
Article by Associate Director Christen B. Yates about the tensions that our students work within.
Out of the Classroom and Into the Community
Gordon in Lynn and Place-based Learning. By Associate Director Christen B. Yates
Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly: (PDF)
Real student stories from Lynn.
Principles for Helpers (PDF) (PDF)
Bob Lupton, FCS Urban Ministries
Rev. Dean Borgman: Christians & Global Poverty (MP3)
Rev. Dean Borgman's sermon from the Hunger No Longer conference.