Every one of you must give as you are able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you. (Deut 16:17)
St. John’s believes in the power of giving back! Our school focuses on fulfilling the Great Commission by being the hands and feet of Jesus both locally and globally. Students are encouraged to get involved outside of their classrooms and to think beyond themselves. Students encounter a Christ-centered curriculum through daily Bible classes, weekly chapel services, food drives, clothing drives and fundraisers for those in need. The Beta Club and Student Government work with Operation Christmas Child, and facilitates the American Red Cross every year.
SJCA students, parents, alumni, and faculty have traveled to China, Haiti, and Jamaica to serve families and bring Good News to the world. We believe each student can make a huge impact for Jesus as a minister, leader, and servant in their family, community and world.
From the Berkeley Independent, March 2017:
5 Ways Local Students Are Giving Back This Year
In addition to academics, students at St. John's Christian Academy in Moncks Corner are engaged in several initiatives to give back both locally and across the globe.
Community service is engrained into classroom and extracurricula activities at the school, says Dr. Eric Denton, Headmaster at the school, which serves students in grades K-12. Students can build valuable skills by orchestrating and participating in the events, which adds a sense of purpose into their lives as well.
The Senior and Junior Beta Clubs require high academic achievement, strong character and community service. "our student government, athletic teams, Bible classes and Fellow of Christian Athletes all encourge community services as well," Denton says.