At CCS, we teach students daily about a Savior who laid his life down for others. In addition to classroom instruction, we strive to help students understand service by modeling it for them and inviting them along.
In recent years, we’ve come alongside organizations like Operation Christmas Child, the Shelby Baptist Association, the Red Barn Spirit of Hope Youth Ranch, the Linda Nolan Learning Center, Christmas Caroling at the local nursing home, and Back Pack Buddies which provides weekend food for 25 needy students from the local public school.
Our students also brainstormed and managed a student-led response to the tornadoes of 2011, collecting over $3500 for distribution, as well as collecting and overseeing over 45 truckloads of aid to affected regions of Alabama.
In 2015, our students packed over 10,000 quinoa vitamin enriched meals in our gym. Champion Events organized the events and shipped them to orphans in Haiti. Each student took part in the actual creating, sealing, and loading of the meals.
We also see on-campus service, as secondary students take part in elementary Spanish instruction and put in time and labor on-campus. Alumni still remember things like raising the walls of the fieldhouse, or moving the furniture into Charger Hall. On-campus service projects are designed to give students a sense of campus pride and ownership.
Service projects have been one-time events and ongoing campaigns, and our staff is always eager to partner with students as they seek ways to serve as the hands and feet of Christ.