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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

Christian/Community Service

Lew Weider, B.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Director of Christian/Community Service
Professor of Biblical Worldview

N. Troy Matthews, B.A., M.R.E., Ed.D.
Associate Director of Christian/Community Service
Associate Professor of Biblical Worldview

Will Honeycutt, B.S., M.Div., D.Min.
Assistant Director of Christian/Community Service
Assistant Professor of Biblical Worldview

Stephen Putney, Th.B., Th.M., D.Min.
Assistant Director of Christian/Community Service
Associate Professor of Biblical Worldview

Robert Van Engen, B.S., M.A.
Assistant Director of Christian/Community Service
Assistant Professor of Biblical Worldview

Darren C. Wu, B.S.M.E., M.A.R.
Christian/Community Service Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Biblical Worldview


PURPOSE
The Center for Christian/Community Service guides the Academic and Experiential Learning programs in planning, developing and maintaining quality programs. It also seeks to maintain efficient and cost effective measures in the administration and delivery of its programs.

OBJECTIVES
The Center for Christian/Community Service seeks to support the University in fulfilling its Mission and Aims by providing experiences for students that:

  1. Promotes the development of the biblical/Christian worldview.
  2. Develops a sense of responsibility to mankind which entails selfless service, and active and clear communication of the Christian faith.
  3. Offers opportunities to explore and practice ways to glorify God and advance the cause of Christ through his/her chosen careers.
  4. Provides avenues to explore ways of displaying Christian commitment and virtue through local churches, or social, civic, athletic, artistic, or scholastic organizations compatible with the University’s mission.

Academic Program

(BWVW 101, 102, 301)

PURPOSE
The Academic program is designed to assist students in developing and demonstrating competency and proficiency in the biblical/Christian worldview. The curriculum is regularly reviewed for quality and for compliance with accreditation standards.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME
The student will be able to:

  • Articulate and apply the biblical/Christian worldview to contemporary issues.

Experiential Program (CSER)

PURPOSE
The Experiential Learning program is designed to assist students in developing and demonstrating competency and proficiency in Christian/Community service. The curriculum is regularly reviewed for quality and for compliance with accreditation standards. The program is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and practice skills in citizenship and social responsibility

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the value of Christian/Community service.
  2. Give evidence of skills learned through Christian /Community service.

CHRISTIAN SERVICE (CSER) REQUIREMENT
Christian/Community Service is required for each semester of full-time enrollment for all residential undergraduate students whether they are taking residential or Liberty University Online courses. Undergraduate students are considered full-time if they are taking twelve (12) or more credit hours in a given semester.

To graduate from Liberty University, all full-time, residential undergraduate students must successfully complete one CSER requirement for each full-time semester that they are a student, up to eight (8) semesters. 

A student’s first two CSER requirements are BWVW 101, Biblical Worldview I, and BWVW 102, Biblical Worldview II. They must then successfully complete at least one CSER for each full-time semester that they are enrolled, up to six (6) more semesters.

To receive CSER credit students may not:

  • Receive monetary compensation
  • Receive academic credit
  • Be awarded a scholarship

A CSER must fit within the framework of the purpose and goals of the department, which may include any, or all, of the following:

  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Tutoring/mentoring
  • Civic and community services (this does not include political campaigning)
  • Community improvement
  • Alleviation of human suffering
  • Assisting the underprivileged and less fortunate
  • Education and development of children/adults
  • Educational assistance
  • Stewardship of the earth (environmental projects, care for animals, etc.)

The Liberty University Christian/Community Service Official Policy Handbook and a list of service opportunities are available online at http://www.liberty.edu/cser.



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