Covenant College Students Answer the Call to Serve in Walker County

LaFayette, GA – 300 Covenant College students will take advantage of service opportunities in Walker County today, as part of their new student orientation. Students began arriving at the Lookout Mountain college last week for orientation, which includes a class on the purpose of a college education and the impact faith in Christ has on working together.
The Mark 10:45 projects build on the scripture passage that says in part the “Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” Students will work in groups of 60 at three locations in Chickamauga, one site in Rossville and another in LaFayette. The five groups will tackle projects like disposing of garbage and junk, painting and cutting grass.

Walker County has refocused efforts this year to bring property up to code throughout the county. Codes Enforcement Officers have found 997 violations since April, a 351% increase over the number of cases worked throughout the entire year of 2016.

Chris Robinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Covenant College, coordinated with Walker County Codes Enforcement to identify residents in need of a helping hand to comply with local property standards. Robinson also serves as Director and Founder of P52, a local faith-based service organization.

You may recall P52 coordinated efforts earlier this Summer to bring hundreds of middle school students to Walker County for mission work. P52 got its name from Isaiah 52:7, as a way to glorify God through service.

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