Christian Service Program
The Christian Service Program (CSP) is a curricular requirement for graduation for all BUA
students. Although a not-for-credit experience, the CSP is designed as a service-learning
experience with the purpose of providing practicum experiences in areas of ministry both in the
local church and in the community-at-large. The program fosters the reflection in practice
principles, especially as the student experience promotes the application of a biblical worldview
to the professional and church ministry setting.
Current students enrolled in CSP can complete report here.
In order to graduate from BUA, students need to fulfill six semesters of the CSP. The students
must demonstrate one ministry service unit per semester as certified by the Director of
Christian Service Program. A unit is defined as 10-12 ministry service experiences (normally one
hour per week) per semester. A student can fulfill the service requirement by serving in a
church, a non-profit faith or community ministry, or place of employment if approved by the
Director of the Christian Service Program. Students are to be active in local churches and include evidence of their local congregation
involvement in their CSP reports. Transfer students are to earn one unearned credit for each
semester enrolled up to six semesters. The CSP reports are given to the students during the semester in the classrooms. The student
fills out the CSP report and returns it to the professor. Students are to submit regular reports
to the Director of the Christian Service Program on their involvement in the church and other
ministries regular reports to the Director of the Christian Service Program on their involvement
in the church and other ministries.
The purpose of the Christian Service Program is to enable students to integrate classroom
learning with personal life and practical ministry experience in order to develop a lifestyle of
Christian Service Program Goals
1. Apply learned Christian values from the coursework in the student’s ministry and/or
2. Apply learned knowledge and skills values from the coursework in the student’s ministry
and/or community service.
3. Discover the student’s spiritual gifts, God-given talents and abilities.
4. Clarify the student’s calling for ministry and the kind of ministry God is calling the
5. Improve the student’s ability to navigate among many cultures.
6. Grow in the student’s walk with God.
Christian Service Program Outcomes
1. Christian Character: The student is to adopt a lifestyle of service in the name of Jesus
Christ by meeting human and organizational needs.
2. Cross-Cultural Competence: The student is to learn to serve everyone regardless of
diversity or differences.
3. Content Knowledge and Skills: The student is to classroom knowledge, skills, values, and
principles learned in the classroom in service to others. Christian Service Components
1. Students are encouraged to attend and participate in a local church.
2. Chapel is provided by BUA every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 am.
3. Every semester the students are required to fill-out the Christian Service Program. The
CSP forms are given and received in the classrooms. Verification
The Office of the Christian Service Program will seek to verify the claims made by the students.
It is therefore necessary to fill out the contact information of the student and the student’s
ministry or service supervisor.