The Community Service programme is designed to facilitate the holistic development of the student. This programme seeks to facilitate the emotional, spiritual, professional and social growth of the individuals involved. The vision of this programme is to facilitate the students’ interaction with the community at large in varying capacities and so play their role(s) in transforming communities for the better.


“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (NIV)- Matt 5:16


Why …?

Christians need to engage the communities in which they are located. Christians must set God’s example for those who look on. Our role is one of partnering with those we serve, assisting communities in realizing their goals and aspirations

When…?

Community Service (CS) is expected to be completed during a student’s first year. In total the student will spend 45hrs involved in Community Service. Students are required to complete 22 1/2 hrs per semester; which is equivalent to 1 1/2 hrs per week for 15 wks spent at a CS Project.

Where…?

Community Service activities occur primarily in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) such as churches, service clubs, specialized schools and centres, senior citizens homes and sport projects. Wherever the community is impacted in such a way to bring about transformation and assistance to others, community service can be rendered.

How…?

Community Service is only complete with adequate reporting and the certification of the supervisor. Please note the following:

· Students may access report forms at the Reception Area on our Main Campus or by downloading them.

. Report Forms must be submitted at the Reception Area on mailed in to:
Office of STudent Affairs
Jamaica Theological Seminary
14-20 West Avenue
Kingston 8
Jamaica

· Reports are to be submitted by the end of the first week after the last day of classes in each semester; the form is to be completed by the student and Community Service supervisor(s).

· Students who do not submit their reports will receive a grade of F (Fail) at the end of their first year.

· It is imperative that students assume personal responsibility for their Community Service programme.

· In cases where protocols for reporting are not followed there will be no credit received for the Community Service programme.




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