Each student will complete a 3 page reflection paper (double-spaced, 12 point font) intended to integrate the student’s Service Learning experience with theological reflection. Given the student’s Service Learning placement at Church World Service, the student selects a specific theological theme/concept from THE 201 that applies to his/her Service Learning experience. Within this context, the student reflects upon this theme/concept and illustrates the relationship between the two. For this class in particular concepts related to community, Kingdom of God, love, image of God are especially significant.
A complete paper would include the student’s description of their particular Service Learning placement and duties in detail, an academic presentation of the theological theme/concept chosen to illustrate the Service Learning experience, and a clearly articulated demonstration of how pertinent details from the Service Learning experience supports, connects to or challenges the points of this theme/concept. Properly integrated citations from assigned readings are encouraged.
Some of the specific theological themes/concepts may include (but not be limited to):
- image of God
The service learning was working with refugees showing them bus routes, setting them up for a welcoming party, and interacting with them.