Service at Warner Pacific College is defined as work done to benefit those who are within personal proximity and/or experiencing poverty in some way, with a priority for individuals meeting both conditions.
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Service at Warner Pacific is not simply doing something for free. Rather, the spirit of our service requirement is to encourage a lifestyle that reflects Christ’s commands to love our neighbors and help those who are most in need in our society.
New Student Orientation, Student Leadership training and the First Year Experience programs, all of which are required for incoming freshmen, have community service components which put WP students at sites like the Oregon Food Bank, Next Step homeless shelter in NE Portland and the Union Gospel Mission downtown.
Other ongoing service opportunities include chapel leadership teams, Acting on Aids events and annual spring break mission trips locally and around the globe. Students can participate in our Hot Chocolate Ministry, where we donate food and clothing to inner-city homeless residents of Portland every week throughout the winter months, or serve during our Friday Lunch Outreach program.
This has all translated into thousands of hours of donated labor, an invaluable resource to community partners, helping organizations with limited resources do their work more efficiently while providing us with a tangible way to serve our neighbors.