“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.” -Colossians 1:9-10

Building on our school’s rich, 46-year biblical tradition of service, Serve-A-Thon is the annual kick-off event for Character-In-Action, our school-wide program which strives to develop Christ-likeness in each of our students, and takes place in October. Students serve in a way that extends our living curriculum beyond our own walls, being doers of the Word and not just hearers (James 1:22).



This year’s goal is to raise $200,000 to build a new science lab on the fourth floor of the high school. This lab will expand our ability to offer hands-on STEM classes, particularly physics and earth science, building a foundation for the robust science courses needed to prepare our students for the future and understand God’s creation through the lens of the Bible.



This year there are more ways than ever for you to connect to Serve-A-Thon. Join us on Saturday, October 8, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for a preview of the ICHS fourth floor, and participate in the Prayer Walk on October 19. RSVPs & details on ParentSquare.


During Serve-A-Thon 2022, we hope and pray that our students will learn what it looks like to walk worthy as they serve our school and our community. Students will plant trees and pick up trash in local parks, serve our first responders at fire stations, and come alongside struggling students in the community as book buddies.

Our school board has made the commitment to give 10% of a portion of what we raise through Serve-A-Thon each year to help other international Christian schools. What a privilege to be able to raise money for ICS while doing the things that are central to our purpose as a Christian school.

When our students are involved in these volunteer activities, they are serving in a way that extends our living curriculum beyond our own walls. What we are talking about is putting our faith into action, being doers of the Word and not just hearers; serving others, not just ourselves.

Every year, we look forward to all that God will do in the life of our school through Christian service, not only in terms of the money that will be raised, but also in the lives that will be changed. Our clear challenge from God’s Word is to be doers of the Word and not just hearers (James 1:22-25). It is a promise that those who hear the truth and live the truth build their lives on a firm foundation for the future (Matthew 7:24-27). Serve-A-Thon is a great way for us to start the year building on that foundation.