Learning, Service and Faith: Preparing for an Unforgettable Summer

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Summer break provides you with time to enjoy your favorite activities, socialize with friends and vacation with family. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to stop serving others and evolving spiritually, and there are plenty of ways to help other people and practice servant leadership during your vacation. Read on for advice finding ways to continue serving and honoring God this summer:

Look Forward to an Intentional Summer Break

Summer is your chance to relax and prepare for another semester of study. However, entering your vacation from school with the intention to make the most of it is an excellent way to continue honoring God. You should enjoy time with family and friends but simultaneously be on the lookout for opportunities to give back to your community and serve others.

Make Your Summer Plans with Care

While it’s important to regularly attend church and spend time worshipping with a community, it is even more important to build your personal relationship with God. One way to make the most of your summer is to be sure to plan some time every day to spend in prayer. Make it a goal to grow in your personal relationship with God, even if that means just taking a few minutes each day to spend time talking with Him.

Place a High Value on Your Time

When it comes to making the most of their summer, one of the most common mistakes that college students make is underestimating how quickly the time can pass. While you may be tempted to sit back and take each day as it comes, consider getting more out of your time by creating and sticking to a productive schedule that will allow time for service, learning and spiritual development.

Grand Canyon University is a distinctly Christian higher learning institution, and we are dedicated to instilling servant leadership in each of our programs. To learn more, visit the GCU website or click the Request More Information button on this page.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.