Multnomah University

DCP Service Learning

Service Learning exists to develop imitators of Christ by integrating students’ academic understanding of the Word of God with experiential learning to be effective witnesses and servants in the church and world.

Service Learning is is an integral part of the total academic program. It functions under the supervision of the Academic Dean and is administered by a team of qualified faculty and staff in the Degree Completion Program Department.


The primary purpose of the Service Learning Department is to:

  • Provide students with opportunities to take classroom knowledge (theory) and apply it to real life situations (practice) for a lifetime of fruitful service.
  • Cultivate a heart for an intentional ministry of love and service to God and people.
  • Offer ongoing interaction, encouragement and prayer with like-minded peers.
  • Provide coaching and evaluation of students as they reflect on their service experiences.
  • Assist students in determining their personal strengths and abilities


Each full-time student must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete one (1) Service Learning credit for each full-time semester completed
  • Complete least 15 hours per semester of an approved ministry
  • Submit three Service Learning assignments due over the course of one semester
  • Meet for encouragement, supervision and evaluation with your mentor at least four times during the semester
  • Receive credit/no credit status as determined by the DCP Department after student submission of all assignments