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Education

Service in the City 2011

03.03.2011

On March 5, as part of the annual Service in the City (SITC) day, more than 100 students and faculty from Moody Bible Institute’s Chicago campus, along with Campus Crusade for Christ groups from schools across metro Chicago, will partner with and encourage local churches and para-church ministries to demonstrate Christian compassion in some of the most hurting and impoverished neighborhoods of Chicago.

“SITC provides students with priceless opportunities to practically apply what they are learning in the classroom to real-life ministries in neighborhoods where violence is prevalent, poverty is a way of life and the Word of God needs to be proclaimed,” said Dr. John Fuder, SITC faculty advisor. “This event allows students to come alongside local ministry organizations with the tools required to meet the needs of the people they minister to creatively and on a larger scale than would otherwise be possible.”

From 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., volunteer groups will partner with nine ministry organizations, ranging from Bridge City Church to Inner City Impact and the Pui Tak Center, to assist with a diverse range of activities. Participants will be conducting maintenance work at a newly donated church facility, partaking in neighborhood evangelism, serving at a local shelter and nursing home, tutoring students in English, and delivering food donated by the Greater Chicago Food Depository and care kits from World Vision to families across Chicago.

“Our desire is to serve ministries that are working hard in Chicago for the glory and name of Christ Jesus,” said Anja Staten, SITC student coordinator and Moody Theological Seminary (MTS) student. “We want to offer our hands to these ministry partners so they might continue to do the work Jesus has called them to. We can provide some reinforcement and practical help, while expanding our own hearts and horizons as to where there are ministry needs.”

SITC was started nine years ago by MTS with the primary goal of applying classroom learning in the context of the city of Chicago. For more information, please visit the Moody Theological Seminary - Service in the City Facebook page.

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