Our BBS Service Learning Program involves both middle and high school students and attempts to accomplish three specific purposes: 1) To help our students learn to model Jesus who "came not to be served, but to serve" (Mark 10:45). 2) To "love our neighbor" (Matthew 22:36-40) by helping those in our community who need assistance. 3) To bring greater glory to God and shine as a "light" in the world (Matthew 5:16). Most weeks, students have the opportunity to sign up for one of five or six different service opportunities. Students will miss either their morning or afternoon classes on the day they go into the community to serve. This year BBS is partnering with almost 20 organizations as well as individuals who need assistance. Some of those organizations include Chattanooga Parks & Recreation, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Room in the Inn, Chattanooga Audubon Society, Habitat for Humanity, Orange Grove Center. Flourish Foster Care Closet and Support, Chattanooga Rescue Mission, East Brainerd Church of Christ Snack Pack Ministry, GraceBridge "Father's Table" Ministry, and Widow's Harvest.
Jeff Ingram, Director of Service Learning
Community Service REquirements
1. Upper school students must complete 16 service hours for the school year to fulfill
requirements necessary to move to the next grade (or receive your diploma if
you are a senior).
2. Upper school students will be allowed (but not required) to go with me on two
service trips each semester (a total of four service trips for the school year).
Each service trip will count for two service hours allowing students to complete
a maximum of 8 service hours for the school year.
3. Upper school students will be required to document all service hours using the
recently added service hours feature on Renweb/FACTS.
4. A maximum of four hours may be counted for any mission trips or other service
completed this past summer.
5. No service hours may be counted for work done for immediate family members
6. A maximum of 8 service hours for the school year may be done for extended
family members (grandparents, aunts/uncles, etc.).
7. A maximum of 8 service hours for the school year may be counted for money
and/or items brought in for special projects throughout the school year.
8. Anyone found to be untruthful in the reporting of service hours will receive
appropriate discipline falling under the guidelines for cheating in the
9. Any questions about service hours may be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.