Community Service and Ministry

ACU students contribute thousands of volunteer hours each year for local ministry and service initiatives through ongoing involvement and special events. When partnered with training and reflection, engaging students in planning, organizing and participating in ministry and community service broadens their world view, strengthens their relationship with Jesus Christ and prepares them for a lifestyle of Christ-centered service and leadership when they leave ACU. 

Female ACU students playing with children from the Treadaway Kids program

ACU students can volunteer their time and talents in many ways:

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Service Learning

Service learning integrates an element of service into a particular course. For example, a speech disorders course allows students to assist children and adults with motor-based articulation issues, and a business and professional writing class formed consultant groups to research and write grants for local nonprofits. 

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Wildcats Serving 

Find volunteer opportunities with a number of organizations in and around Abilene.


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Service Action Leadership Team (SALT)

Service Action Leadership Team (SALT)

SALT’s goal is to build relationships through service. By joining SALT, you can help bring service opportunities to the ACU community while having fun and making great friends! Some service activities include: neighborhood walking, visiting the elderly, preparing thanksgiving meals, supporting local agencies, year-end recycling and more.

Missions at ACU

The Halbert Center for Missions and Global Service programs
provide missions opportunities for students through short service trips, summer internships, and gap year opportunities around the world.




Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.