The College at Mid-America’s heartbeat is to connect the classroom to the community. Reaching people for Christ is the basis upon which the school was founded, and this passion motivates the president, the faculty, the curriculum, and even the chapel programs. Your presence at The College at Mid-America indicates that you share this motivation. The GO! Program exists to provide students with the opportunity to fulfill the mission of the school through community service.
The GO! Program is the demonstration of what the student learns in the classroom. Students are expected to fulfill the biblical command to love their neighbor and thus are required to serve in community service sites each week and report on the work completed. By serving weekly, the student connects the classroom to the practical aspects of community service.
GO! Program Assignments
Each student enrolled in the GO! Program must complete an average of one service hour per week during the semester. A list of service sites is provided by the college and students must fulfill 15 hours of service each semester. Opportunities include work with prison ministries, urban outreach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade, hospital ministries, rescue mission ministries, church survey work, non-profit ministries, and more. Refer to the GO! Program Handbook for a complete list of opportunities.
Chapel and Report Hour Attendance
The college meets for chapel services on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesday chapel is dedicated for students to report on their experiences at community service sites in the GO! Program. The president and professors also report on their experiences during this required session. Thursday chapel is dedicated to a time of encouragement and spiritual edification through the preaching of God’s Word.
Each student is required to attend chapel in its entirety every Tuesday and Thursday and report his or her GO! Program activities online weekly. A student is not allowed more than six absences from chapel during a semester or they will be placed on academic probation. Online students participate via video available at the Mid-America website.
Requirements for the GO! Program
To meet the requirements for the GO! Program each semester, students must satisfy two criteria:
- Completion of an average of one community service hour per week. With each semester’s registration, students must list the community service site in which they will be involved on SonisWeb to clear the hold that appears on their student account each semester at the time of registration.
- Students must not have more than six unexcused absences from chapel and report hour during the semester.
The Relationship of the GO! Program to Tuition Rates
The GO! Program is an integral part of the training for every student enrolled at the college.
Students must participate in the GO! Program to qualify for the discounted tuition rate of $325 per credit hour. Students electing not to participate in the GO! Program will pay a $1,500 exemption fee per semester.
For more information on the GO! Program, please refer to the 2019–2020 GO! Program Handbook.