Service: A Christ-Centered Overview
A crucial element of the Whitefield mission statement seeks to cultivate “a passion for others ahead of self” in each of our students. When asked, “What is the greatest commandment,” Jesus answered:
“Love the Lord your God with all you heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; And love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27, NIV)
Whitefield commits to guiding students as they discover their God-given talents and explore how to use these skills to better share the love of Christ with those around them. Through opportunities to
serve those in need in our community, leadership roles on-campus, and an annual summer mission trip for Upper School students, Whitefield students are exposed to the less fortunate of our community and
society and are encouraged to give their time and talents sacrificially.
Whitefield students collectively participate in approximately 10,000 hours of community service each year. To see students integrate servanthood into who they are, not just what they do, realizes the
objective; that service becomes a reflection of tender hearts towards those in need and a lifelong commitment to altruism in our students.