Jesus was the greatest example of servant leadership. The Bible tells us, "The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve." (Matthew 20:28)
Launched in 2007, the Servant Team consists of approximately 50 students in grades 6-8. The Team meets every month to volunteer in the community. Students have raked leaves at the homes of people who are fighting cancer, cleaned bins that will be used to ship nutritious meals around the world, written Christmas cards to inmates in Canadian prisons, packaged humanitarian aid for delivery worldwide, and much more!
Organizations and ministries for which the JKCS Servant Team has volunteered include:
Another key element of the Servant Team is working alongside our parents. As Christian teachers and parents, we want to model to our children that we are called to serve in God's Kingdom. We work together as the body of Christ. Therefore, for every event, we ask parents to serve with us. Parental involvement at Servant Team events enhances the strong sense of community and fellowship at our school.
Developing servant hearts in our students is key for them to develop a deeper relationship with their Lord and Saviour. Serving the Lord in different situations in our lives gives us a deep joy. It has been amazing to watch our Servant Team serve in the variety of missions and organizations, locally and globally!
It has been a joy to see how the Lord orchestrates this team and how He pours His presence in us as we serve at the variety of places.
Our prayer is that our kids will be inspired to also make a difference in God’s Kingdom here on earth as they continue to grow spiritually in Him.
How to continue the Servant Team during the global COVID-19 pandemic? That was the challenge we faced in 2020.
God asks us to continue to shine the light of Jesus and make a difference in the lives of others. COVID-19 didn't change our mission, but the pandemic made hard to move forward. We wondered, how can we do this as a JKCS family? The Lord has been tugging at our hearts to continue to be “Kingdom Ambassadors” during our school year.
We responded to God's call by launching a community-wide effort called “The Kingdom Ambassadors Team.”
Our goal is to serve in the community as families or “social bubbles,” always making sure we are staying safe during COVID-19!