Faith In Action (FIA) is an opportunity for students to serve as the hands and feet of our Savior. The intention of this program is to encourage community service from a Christian perspective. This is an exciting opportunity to serve Jesus Christ in a wide variety of ways.
FIA is a graduation requirement for all ECMS students. Each 5th grade student entering ECMS is required to complete twenty (20) hours of Faith In Action service while they attend the middle school, with a minimum of two separate experiences.
ECMS recommends 5 hours to be completed by the end of each school year. Student progress will be provided in each student’s 4th quarter report card. Students will receive a pass/fail report card grade for completion of their Faith In Action hours at the end of the 3rd quarter of their 8th grade year.
The breakdown of required FIA hours for students entering ECMS is as follows:
|Grade||Total Hours Needed by Graduation|
|Enter as a 5th grader||20|
|Enter as a 6th grader||15|
|Enter as a 7th grader||10|
|Enter as a 8th grader||5|
FIA is a graduation requirement for all Eastern Christian High School students. Each freshman entering ECHS is required to complete fifty (50) hours of Faith In Action service while they attend high school. ECHS recommends 15 hours to be completed by the end of each year for the first three years of school (Grades 9 – 11), and the final 5 hours are due by Christmas break of the senior year.
Students will receive a pass/fail report card grade for completion of their Faith In Action hours at the end of the first semester of their senior year.
The breakdown of required FIA hours for students entering ECHS is as follows:
|Grade||Service to EC||Service to Others||Total Hours Needed by Graduation|
|Enter as a freshman||5-10
|Enter as a sophomore||5-10
|Enter as a junior||5-10
|Enter as a senior||5-10
Mobileserve is an online system we use for sharing opportunities and documenting FIA hours. Accounts may be set as completely private, open to friends, or public. Students are to seek out the many opportunities all around us as well, both in and out of school, to serve others in a Christ-like spirit. Students must log their hours, service, and a reflection to ‘share their story’ that discusses how their faith was impacted or how the experience was a tangible representation of our core values at EC. Then the service must be verified by a supervisor’s e-signature or email confirmation or through 2 of the 3 other options: location verification, kiosk check in (event posted by EC), or photo. We urge students to log their hours as soon as possible after completing a task.