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Community Service & Missions

We have taken pride in our commitment to spiritual growth ever since our earliest days in 1891. Our commitment remains the same today.

There are many opportunities for you to serve your community and world. Here, one of our students on mission in Saba gives a lift to a young friend during a game of basketball.

There are many opportunities for you to serve your community and world. Here, one of our students on mission in Saba gives a lift to a young friend during a game of basketball.

In fact, we’ve developed these spiritual growth opportunities to move beyond our campus walls and into the communities around us — near and far. Join your peers, faculty and staff in both short-term and long-term service opportunities that are ensured to intangibly bless the lives of those you encounter and simultaneously stretch your personal faith. 

Building upon our foundational principles as an university, you’ll have service opportunities built into your curriculum through the Serving and Learning Together (SALT) program. SALT uses the act of service as a mechanism for learning, both in the classroom and outside of it. You’ll use your God-given passions and abilities to meet the needs in our community. 

Our annual Service Day gives you the chance to make a difference through local schools, hospitals, homes, homeless shelters, parks, churches and other nonprofits. Everyone on campus clears their plans and cancels classes, so all are able to serve. 

Our robust Missions team oversees 60 annual mission trips that bring the gospel to cultures across the globe through medical treatment, education, relationship building and other ministries. Some of these are international trips while a handful are domestic trips, working to address the needs right here in our own country. 

Your journey of service begins here.

Serve and Grow.

Students on a medical mission in Guatemala

Missions

We proudly send 60 annual missions trips across the world over fall, winter, spring and summer breaks. You can use your passions and academic knowledge to minister and serve communities near and far.

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Students prepare cans of food for Service Day.

Service Day

Understand your city better by serving the people and places within it. Classes are canceled, so you and your friends can paint houses, read books with kids, plant flowers and much more during this annual day of service.

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SALT students garden together.

Service Learning

As a Lipscomb student, you are naturally involved in service opportunities. We view service as a platform for learning, so it’s incorporated into your academic requirements through our SALT program.

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