Learn & Serve: Meet Our New Interns!

A letter from Addison Shock, Learn & Serve Program Director:
Greetings from Learn & Serve! The weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter.  Fall is upon us!  Fall is my favorite season of the year, as it is for many people in the southern United States (SEC football, anyone?).  I, of course, have my preferences when it comes to SEC teams, but one team this Fall will stand above the rest.  This team is filled with hard working, determined and strong young people that are scheduled to suit up every Saturday this Fall. This team is one I love with all of my heart… most days, at least!  Yep, you guessed it, this team is the L&S Intern team!

Learn & Serve: Summer 2012 Worship, from Abstract to Concrete

Learn & Serve Summer 2013 Worship Leader Becca Griffin tells her perspective on how worship at Learn & Serve this past summer provided a bridge for students between concrete and abstract expressions of faith:

Many of the words that are used in singing/teaching/talking about faith tend to be abstract and make it difficult for youth to connect. There is no more lack of desire or devotion for them than anyone else, but a lack of concrete example when it comes to living out the faith that they sing about/learn about/profess. Perhaps connecting the ideas of faith with reality is not a struggle for youth alone, but abstract concepts like love, justice, and following Christ, when only spoken about and not experienced or lived out, make it hard for youth to really learn, practice, or live out those things that they affirm, or have been taught in word to do as Christians.

Learn & Serve students singing in worship at SIFAT’s Quonset Hut.

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