The Christian Service-Learning Program is a supervised ministry process that is designed to help students develop and enhance their commitment and competence in ministry by promoting the practical outworking of the biblical, theological, and theoretical principles learned in the classroom setting.
While all students at the College of Biblical Studies are encouraged to take an active role and participate in ministries in their local church during their time of study, students enrolled in the Associate of Arts, Associate of Biblical Studies, or Bachelor of Science program are required to satisfactorily complete three Christian Service units for graduation.
•Articulate personal convictions rooted in an understanding of concepts, presuppositions, philosophical bases and worldviews that have been examined in light of biblical principles.
•Demonstrate skills necessary for interpersonal relationships.
•Examine personal strengths and weaknesses in ministry settings.
•Demonstrate the skills necessary for ongoing Christian ministry.
•Exhibit spiritual growth.
- Students may complete practicum service hours in the local church and/or ministry to which hours are expended weekly (you must do at least 28 hours per semester in your ministry of choice).
- Timely submission of the completed Program Agreement (see course schedule in syllabus and in Blackboard for the online agreement link and due dates). Each section of the agreement should indicate thoughtful reflection and consideration of the student’s participation in the practicum assignment and be described in detail.
- Timely submission of the Student Evaluation (see course schedule in syllabus and in Blackboard for the online evaluation link and the due dates). The student’s evaluation MUST indicate thoughtful reflection and consideration of your progress during the practicum assignment and be described in detail. Untimely or unauthorized submission of evaluations may result in an “Unsatisfactory” grade for the unit.
- Timely submission of the completed Online Supervisor Evaluation (see course schedule in syllabus and in Blackboard for due dates). The online evaluation will be sent to your supervisor to the email you provide in the agreement and must be completed according to its printed instructions. The supervisor’s evaluation MUST indicate thoughtful reflection and consideration of the student’s progress during the practicum assignment and be described in detail. Untimely or unauthorized submission of evaluations may result in an “Unsatisfactory” grade for the unit.
- Progress “Satisfactorily” in achieving the goals and objectives of the practicum assignment.
- Any changes in approved service assignments must be approved in writing by the CSLP office before completion of a Satisfactory Unit can be given for service performed.
- Attendance is taken from the assignments submitted in Blackboard.
- Course Requirements for Grading
Final course grades will consist of the completed ministry agreement (33%), the completed supervisor evaluation (34%), and the completed student evaluation (33%). The Professor maintains the right to alter course requirements, grading, and/or change the schedule of assignments. Your grades are found in Sonis.
- Late Assignments
- No late assignments and/or submissions will be accepted.
Students are expected to log into blackboard the first day of class and review all information about the course in which they are enrolled. Failing to submit any assignments will result in an automatic “Unsatisfactory” grade for the unit.
- Letter/Numerical Grade Scale
“S” = Satisfactory
“U” = Unsatisfactory
Once you enroll in the class, you will have access to the class in blackboard where you will find:
- The Syllabus
- A list of suggested places where you can do your service
- A checklist for a successful CSLP
- A list of questions to determine if your ministry can be used for Satisfactory Unit completion.
- A recommended guide to use when you meet with your supervisor that will assist you in filling out your student agreement
- A document where you can track your hours for the semester
For any questions or concerns regarding the CSLP units, you may contact your CSLP Instructor Leonette Lewis at (832) 252-0729 or by email at Leonette.Lewis@cbshouston.edu.
You may enroll into CSLP via Sonis under the registration tab, the course number is MCSP 2011 and this course is only offered online. If you have issues registering, please contact the Registrar’s office at Registrar@cbshouston.edu. You may find more information regarding registration here.