Purposeful. Christ Centered. Service.

“… The LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound…” Isaiah 61:1

Donna Washburn, Ph. D., Program Director

Learning By Doing

The Center for Compassion provides opportunities for people from both inside and outside of the Evangel community to engage with people needing compassion through service, education, and research. This compassion may be expressed locally, nationally, or globally. These experiences may occur as part of an event, practicum or internship, resulting in a lifetime calling to compassion, regardless of vocation. The Center programs are available for current students, alumni, local and international organizations, and churches.

The Center for Compassion serves as a liaison for Evangel students, by connecting them with organizations and agencies that provide experiences in the practical application of compassionate service, while earning their degree. Students completing internships and volunteer opportunities learn of the fulfillment and meaning that is provided with a hands-on experience while considering how they will live out their calling.

The Center also coordinates training opportunities for students, alumni, community members, churches and organizations desiring to learn how to effectively demonstrate compassion through action. Examples of training includes crisis relief efforts as well as programming for those needing long-term approaches to best meet individual and community needs.

For researchers, the center partners with service providers in helping with data collection and evaluation, to identify efficacy of care and provide evidence of best-practices in showing compassion to people with specific needs.

Future Plans

In collaboration with Evangel’s GLOBAL CONNECTIONS program students will experience global cultures and learn about the world-view and culture of people across the globe, while partnering with a variety of organizations (such as Convoy of Hope), missionaries, and professionals globally.

Inter-disciplinary minor and certificate programs will provide students access to best practice and current trends in caring for the needy and a framework for understanding compassionate care from a Christian world-view.

Our Mission

To ensure that Evangel students comprehend, embrace, and live out a theology of compassion regardless of career choice or vocational ministry.

Our Vision

To assist Evangel students in the development of their calling and ignite the passion to live a life of service within their local communities.

Our Partner

Convoy of Hope and Evangel University and its seminary, AGTS, are partnering to provide theoretical and practical learning opportunities for students of all ages and vocations.