How Volunteer Service Can Enrich Your Education and Discipleship

Being of service to others is a large part of discipleship. Christians are called to serve as stewards of the faith and examples of Christ-like living. Volunteering can enhance your biblical studies and discipleship in many ways. At Global University, we offer plenty of opportunities to do just that. 

Here are just six reasons why choosing to volunteer can improve your education and discipleship.

Substituting Professional Work Experience

While pursuing their studies, most students don’t have much professional experience to showcase. Global University provides many opportunities to engage in volunteer service, bond with others through Christ and make a difference on a local level.

You’ll Meet New People

Networking is a big part of professional success. Meeting and bonding with others through volunteering is a great way to start establishing the right connections to bolster your educational experience and share in Christ-based relationships. 

You’ll Help Someone

Typically, giving feels better than receiving. Taking the time to get out of your own head and into a new headspace of helping others can significantly boost your personal well-being, give you a sense of purpose and deepen your discipleship. 

You’ll be better able to contextualize your Christian studies with real-world application — especially if you’re on the path to becoming a pastor. Volunteering helps you become more compassionate, empathetic and a good listener. 

Volunteering Develops In-Demand Soft Skills

Setting aside some time each month to volunteer can help you to develop skills like: 

  • Leadership 
  • Problem-solving
  • Time-management
  • Healthy habits
  • Empathy

Express Gratitude and Your Faith

The Bible repeatedly expresses the need for Christians to be of service and to fulfill the calling that God has ordained for them. 1 Peter 4:10 states, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 

Volunteering is an excellent way to express your faith through work. Discover how other people live and express gratitude. 

Discover Your Unique Path

College is a time of broadening your horizons and discovering what your strengths are, both professionally and spiritually. By volunteering, you may find that you’re actually better suited to serve as a counselor or missionary rather than a pastor.

Join Global University 

We invite you to enrich your knowledge of the Bible at Global University. Our mission is to provide accessible, accredited, and affordable education to followers of Jesus. We offer self-paced remote learning, so you can answer God’s calling any time, from anywhere. For more information about our degree programs, call us today at 1-800-443-1083 or contact us online

 

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