Spreading the Love of Jesus in Our Community
We believe God has richly blessed our school community with an abundance of varied gifts and talents, and we strive to share these gifts and talents with local and global communities and churches. We desire to follow Christ’s teachings to serve others and share His love, even with those who may hold different views. We also recognize that energy, enthusiasm, and creativity encourage students to gain life skills for service in the mission of the Kingdom. Each year the school hosts giving projects for local and global communities.
We also believe that domestic mission experiences provide students with the potential to change the world while also being personally changed. The Great Commission was Jesus' last command and, therefore, should be our first concern. Using the model of Acts 1:8, we offer SCS middle and high school students mission experiences locally, throughout the state, and nationally. By the time our high school students graduate they will have completed at least 150 hours of volunteer community service.
As part of broadening educational experiences and deepening Christian faith through partnership with the church and community, Sarasota Christian's high school students are expected to perform 150 community service hours. Any service program for which a high school student desires to serve must be for a pre-approved organization or approved by the high school principal before starting the community service. At least half of the service hours must be attained through a community organization, either a non-profit organization that gives no monetary compensation to students, or through a for-profit agency which has an established volunteer program. The remaining hours may be attained through either church or SCS.