Each Tiger Serve Day, Ouachita students, faculty and staff join together to give back to the community from which they have received so much. Together, this group of volunteers serve to better lives and offer hope.
A sample of work includes raking, trimming bushes, cleaning out flowerbeds, washing cars, painting, washing windows and other jobs that can be done in three hours. Teams of 6-10 people are assigned a project for Tiger Serve Day. Each team is encouraged to form a relationship with the individuals served and go back throughout the semester to help as needed.
Upcoming Tiger Serve Days
Saturday, April 11, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Tiger Serve Day is an opportunity…
- for students, faculty and staff to show the love of Christ through serving the community.
- for individuals and organizations that depend on volunteers for support to have needed work done.
- for all involved to build strong, lasting relationships.
- to make Arkadelphia a better place.
Why Serve? Building on a Biblical Foundation
Service is a vital component in Christian living. Jesus displayed service through healing, teaching, washing His disciples’ feel and ultimately dying on the cross for the sins of mankind. In his letter to the Philippians, Paul reminds them that Jesus “made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” (Phil. 2:6-8) It is in this same attitude that we strive to serve those around us. Service takes the focus off ourselves and reminds us of others’ needs. In doing so, we display the love that Christ has lavished on humanity, opening doors to receive our neighbors into the kingdom of God.