Border Servant Corps seeks to provide an opportunity for volunteers to work for justice, serve their neighbor, and walk humbly with their God.
Border Servant Corps hosts full-time volunteers that live in intentional community, learn about living simply, work for social justice, and explore spirituality. Volunteers work with issues such as poverty, immigration, domestic violence, education, and health care with opportunities to work in churches, shelters, legal centers, after-school programs, clinics, and other social service agencies within the unique context of the border region.
Additional Programs: Lutheran Border Awareness Project
The Lutheran Border Awareness Project, funded by the Thrivent Foundation, encourages servant leadership through the following programs:
- Border Immersions: Border Servant Corps hosts groups interested in first-hand cultural immersions focused on education about border issues. This program is designed for undergraduate missions, alternative spring break programs, seminarians, and church and youth groups.
- Fellowship through Service: Persons from local organizations and congregations are equipped to service through a variety of programs. The Servant Stomp runs in conjunction with this program as a means of providing the opportunity for community members to view and learn about local organizations where they can serve.
- Lutheran Leadership: Leaders from the church are encouraged to become more aware and involved in border issues through week-long immersions and additional education and service opportunities in the border region, with a specific emphasis on faith, service, and social justice.