Spring Break Service Week
Live, Learn, and Serve Together
Whether you're assisting in natural disaster recovery, playing with kids in an orphanage, or immersing yourself in the challenging issues of our day, Spring Break Interfaith Service Week is an opportunity to expand your horizons.
Most campuses have spring break travel programs of some sort. They might be called alternative breaks or mission teams. They usually involve community service work of some kind. Here at OWU, we call our groups Interfaith Service Teams because we believe that engaging in intentional service and reflection with people of diverse faiths, philosophies, and perspectives deepens our understanding of ourselves and each other, even as we work to improve the world around us.
Spring Break Service Week: Four Essential Pillars
We seek to gain awareness of, show respect for, and build relationships with people and cultures with whom we interact. We seek to stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in a way that honors and restores the human dignity and sacred worth of all involved. We seek to become agents for justice on our campus and in our world.
We seek to intentionally and thoughtfully reflect on our experiences and interactions. We seek to bring our authentic spirituality to bear on what we learn. We seek to be changed by our exposure to people and ideas beyond our own. We seek to reflect as individuals and as a team, to learn and grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually.
We seek, as a team, to develop into a close-knit community of mutual support. We seek to learn to work together as a whole, to be greater than the sum of our parts. We seek to bring what we learn and experience back to OWU for the enrichment of the whole campus community.
We seek to call out the innate gifts and talents of each member of our team. We seek to hone and develop those gifts and talents for the betterment of ourselves and each other. We seek to learn how and where each of us is called to lead, how we might each add something unique and positive to our team's experience.