The Servant Scholars program was created in 2009 as a response to the desire to more deeply serve the Greenville community. Each summer, up to 10 students live together in Vista House while interning at poverty-alleviating organizations in the upcountry of South Carolina. Because this work can be challenging, the added support of living with other people who are serving in similar ways creates a deeply empathetic environment, as well as encourages thoughtful conversation about the plethora of problems that plague our society.
In addition to both serving in an internship capacity and living in intentional Christian community, this program also contains an academic component. Students are required to read portions of a book every week, as well as to write a journal entry that synthesizes their experiences at their internships, in the Vista House community, and the wisdom of the author of the week. On Wednesday nights, a guest is invited to come and eat dinner with the Servant Scholars and discuss the intersection of service, religion and academia. These honored guests will be non-profit directors, religious leaders, or University professors.
contact: Rev. Tony McDade (firstname.lastname@example.org)
contact: Rev. Beth Templeton (email@example.com)
contact: Linda Tassie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
contact: Janna Lusk (email@example.com)
contact: Mandy Black (firstname.lastname@example.org)
contact: Suzanne Kolb (email@example.com)
contact: Allen Hellenga (firstname.lastname@example.org)
contact: Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore (email@example.com)
contact: Rev. Julie Dunson Meredith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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