Service 2022-2023

Service Week 2023

Service is a critical component of TKA's educational experience, and all high school students at The King's Academy are required to participate in TKA's Annual Service Week.

Service Week 2023 is April 1-7, though some trips may leave earlier or return after those dates.  Students are required to participate in our annual service week in a full-time capacity to fulfill their graduation service requirement.  TKA Service Week is an academic week on our school calendar, and as such, we expect all high school students to attend.  While we value all of the sacrificial service TKA students participate in, the intent of TKA Service Week is to serve together, as a TKA community, which supports our mission of creating enduring relationships.  

The only exception for not participating in a TKA Service Week activity is if high school students serve with their local church during the same timeframe as TKA's Service Week, and the service meets the requirements below.

Questions? 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Campus Pastor, Rob Starke at rob.starke@tka.org.

Service Trip Locations 2023

 

Anchorage, Alaska

We will travel with Praying Pelican Ministries, an organization that exists to build up, encourage, and assist the local Church in serving and reaching their communities for Christ.  Students will participate in outreach activities primarily to sick, elderly individuals (visiting ministry) and the homeless population (soup kitchens, clothing pantries, etc). April 1-7, Cost - $1,200, Leaders: Mr. & Mrs. Bell

Dinuba, CA

Gleanings for the Hungry provides food to mission organizations in 40 nations and is a ministry of YWAM, an organization whose purpose is to know God and to make Him known. Students will blend and pack rice, lentils, pasta and other dry ingredients to produce a nutritious soup mix. Students will also participate in maintenance and renovation of the facilities. April 2-6, Cost - $300, Leaders: Mr. Steve Weiss & Ms. Angi Deng

Kentucky

We will work with Christian Appalachian Project, an organization that serves people by building hope, transforming lives and sharing Christ’s love. Students will assist families living in poverty with construction projects, landscaping, painting and cleaning.  April 1-7, Cost - $1,700, Leaders: Mrs. Barb Schulenburg & Mr. Drew Petiti

Los Angeles, CA

We will travel to the Union Rescue Mission in Skid Row whose mission is to embrace people with the compassion of Christ.  Students will participate in a variety of homeless outreach activities on Skid Row as well as service projects in the surrounding areas.  April 1-7, Cost - $800, Leaders: Mr. Matt Nisbet & Mrs. Stephanie Huber

Lotus, CA

We will travel to Rock n Water, a Christian camp with the goal that youth and young adults might come to know Jesus.  Students will serve with Angel Tree ministries serving children of inmates and will also participate in maintenance or renovation projects at the camp. April 2-7, Cost - $500, Leaders: Mr. Spencer Murray & Ms. Leanne Lopes

Navajo Nation, Arizona

We will travel with Experience Mission, an organization that believes we were created to serve each other and share God's love by loving one another.  Students will serve on the Reservation and participate in home and church repair projects, Kids Clubs, and church outreach programs. April 2-7, Cost - $1,500, Leaders: Mr. Rick Hardy and Ms. Victoria Su

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Impact is a Christ centered organization located in the Tenderloin with the core values of loving God and loving your neighbor. Students will participate in food preparation and service, food packing and delivery to SRO’s, street ministry, community outreach events, and prayer walks. April 3-7, Cost - $600, Leaders: Mr. Michael Wilton & Mr. Stewart Joslyn

Seattle, WA

We will travel with Praying Pelican Ministries, an organization that exists to build up, encourage, and assist the local Church in serving and reaching their communities for Christ.  Students will work with small church plants, serving the homeless in a variety of ways, and participating in street ministry. April 1-7, Cost - $1,100, Leaders: Mrs. Amy Myers & Mr. Dean Otsuka

Sunnyvale, CA

Feed My Starving Children is a Christian organization called to feed God’s starving children hungry in both body and spirit.  Students will pack dry ingredient meals in the TKA gym Monday - Wednesday and will participate in a TBD service project on the TKA campus on Thursday. April 3-6, Cost - $375, Leaders: Mrs. Ali Schoch & Mrs. Stacey Reed

Tecate, Mexico

Students will travel to Mexico to work on construction service projects.  Plans are still TBD as we are working on rebuilding this trip this year. April 1-7, Cost - $800, Leaders: Mr. Rob Starke & Mr. Matt Tompkins

Tulsa, Oklahoma

We will travel with Praying Pelican Ministries, an organization that exists to build up, encourage, and assist the local Church in serving and reaching their communities for Christ. We will be serving the Native American community, and students will participate in residential and church repairs, youth and kids outreach, and homeless ministry. April 1-7, Cost - $1,500, Leaders: Mrs. Alice Wu & Mrs. Lisa Park

Eligibility Requirements for Service with Your Local Church

  • Service must occur during TKA's Service Week

  • The Church must be Christ centered

  • There is a spiritual component to the service

  • There is a relational component to service

  • The recipients have material needs

  • Students are serving across economic, geographic, or ethnic groups

  • Students are serving outside their comfort zone

Servant Leadership in Action

Here's What The Organizations TKA Served Had to Say...

"The team and leaders were fantastic and we were able to see God at work in many ways throughout the week.  We also enjoyed meeting the parents and appreciate that so many of them took the time to join us for one of the sessions."  - Amy Joh, Director of Partner Engagement, Hope Horizon EPA

"What an awesome, efficient, FAST group of packers the students were! To think that 108,864 meals were packed in just 5 shifts is amazing! I know they could’ve easily packed another 50,000+ meals with how well they did. Super thankful for those 108,864 meals though!! Way to go TKA!! Because of those meals, 298 kiddos now have hope for a future with being fed for an entire year. That’s incredible. Thank you guys so much; that is so worth celebrating!"  - Shelby Baker, FMSC Mobile Pack Volunteer Program Supervisor

"I’ve been slowly reading through the cards that the students wrote to the partners and kids being fed; talk about some tear jerkers! Truly such gems. Praying for you all to continue to bring glory to God and to build the Kingdom." - Shelby Baker, FMSC Mobile Pack Volunteer Program Supervisor