IFCA-SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary
God’s Word instructs believers to follow the example, “and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us” (Phil. 3.17). As part of the Servant of All Program, We provide each student with a mentor that models positive values and spiritual principles. Although the expectations and needs of each student vary, the mentoring program encourages the development of those goals through a caring relationship that responds to needs of each student. The staff consider spiritual mentoring to be part of their vocational calling. They offer spiritual care and mentoring during office hours, over coffee or mealtimes, and even in their homes.
The purpose of the Christian Service component of our education is to prepare students for citizenship as Christians in the world through service and to teach commitment to ideals of service, benevolence, and cleanliness.
There are numerous passages through the Bible that call us to serving others. Think about the powerful call of Paul to unity in Philippians 2:1-11. He encourages the believers to unite together by having the mind of Christ. Just as Jesus humbly served us through the crucifixion, we are to serve each other.
Students engaging in Christian Service should:
- Understand the biblical mandate for service
- Recognize that service to others is part of God’s purpose for us
- Know that it is better to give than to receive
- Have insight into appropriate service and its impact
We do not take it for granted that we are able to come together for corporate worship and for the hearing of the word of God. Being in the presence of fellow believers in worship is a source of joy and strength for our community. The main service of the day meets in the chapel from 10:05 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (pst), daily, Tuesday-Friday.
We are committed to training ministers to be healthy in all areas of life. Physical education is important because our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:19-20). We encourage students to stay healthy and meet the Physical Education requirement of three 20-workouts per week per trimester.