A Collegiate Leadership Development Institute
ServantU is not your normal summer camp! ServantU will provide you with a collegiate experience that will develop your leadership skills to equip you for college in the future. Based on DBU's college model, ServantU will give students an opportunity to encounter academics, student life, servant leadership, and spiritual life on a Christ-centered campus.
Trevor Carpenter will be our keynote speaker each evening for ServantU this year. Trevor is a pastor, DBU graduate and a favorite among our students!
July 26 - 31, 2015
Students will be housed on the DBU campus in residence halls. All meals will be provided in the DBU Crowley Dining Hall.
Early Signup Discount Price - $180
Expires May 25, 2015
New Students - $225
Returning Students - $200
ServantU Track Options
In the Life Influencers Track, students will attend classes related to different areas of Christian ministry. Students will also participate in hands-on service projects and field trips related to Christian ministry.
In the Artists of Impact Track, students will attend classes related to different areas of the creative arts. Students will also participate in hands-on service projects and field trips related to creative arts.
In the Healing Hands Track, students will attend classes related to different areas of the medical field. Students will also participate in hands-on service projects and field trips related to the medical field.
In the City Builders Track, students will attend classes related to different areas of business and community leadership. Students will also participate in hands-on service projects and field trips related to community leadership.
In the Equippers Track, students will attend classes related to different areas of Education and Kinesiology. Students will also participate in hands-on service projects and field trips related to Education and Kinesiology.
ServantU Week Overview
ServantU will include:
- Supervised accommodations in a DBU dorm with a ServantU roommate. (Dallas Baptist University is a very safe campus, with its own 24-hour on duty security team and police force.)
- Meals on campus, plus provided snack breaks
- Morning and Evening Worship
- Quiet time
- Small Groups led by select DBU students
- Community service opportunities with DBU partner organizations
- Sessions led by DBU professors and professionals in each track
- Campus recreation and extracurricular activities
- Meet friends and leaders from Texas and beyond!
Frequently Asked Questions
Established in 2011 by Dr. Blair Blackburn, DBU Executive Vice President, ServantU was created to provide an intentional Christian leadership program for high school students.
ServantU will provide students with a collegiate experience that will develop their leadership skills to equip them for college. Based on DBU's college model, ServantU will give students an opportunity to encounter academics, student life, servant leadership, and spiritual life on a Christ-centered campus.
ServantU's curriculum is on a four-year rotation focusing on four main areas of Servant Leadership seen in Christ.
1st Year - Service
2nd Year - Leadership
3rd Year - Discipleship
4th Year - Community
Through this four-year rotation students could potentially attend all four years of high school and have a different experience. Speakers and classes will emphasize that year's area of focus with the goal being, after four years, for a student to have a well-rounded view of Servant Leadership to incorporate in their respective callings and educational pursuits.
Students going into high school or just graduating as of June 2015. No current college students.
Each day at ServantU will look similar following the basic schedule below.
AM - Morning Worship/Devotional
AM - Christian Leadership Class
AM - Specific Track Courses
PM - Service Projects/Field Trips (DFW Area)
PM - Night Service: Worship/Speaker Session
PM - Small Groups
PM - Late night Rec/Student Life-type activities
ServantU speakers and teachers are all Christian professors, staff, alumni, or community business partners of the University. All speakers are reviewed and approved by the Office of the Dean of Students and Spiritual Life.
Because each class is only an hour and half, and each day is a new class, we are unable to offer college credit for ServantU tracks. It is our intention to keep ServantU tracks exciting and diverse, and not focus on just one topic.
Yes. For example; recent Servant U students led afternoon activities for the children at Youth World, a local DBU service partner.
Servant University is a university event sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and Spiritual Life. The event is coordinated by the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Camp-Sport Ministry who is assisted by a variety of full-time university staff and part-time student employees.
Each male and female dorm area will have at least one full-time staff member residing overnight as well as various DBU small group leaders. There will always be at least two full-time staff persons on campus with your students at all times. The Dean of Students and Spiritual Life and the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Camp-Sport Ministry will reside on campus the entire week.
The entire ServantU staff has been trained in Child Protective Care by Praesidium, Inc. to ensure the safety of your student and meets requirements set by the State of Texas. The Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Camp-Sport Ministry and his staff also hold First Aid and CPR Certifications. Additionally, there is campus nursing during the day, 24-hour University Security, and professional emergency medical care located within 15 minutes of the DBU campus.
In case of emergencies feel free to contact the ServantU Telephone Line 214-333-7171 day or night. A ServantU staff person will be able to immediately communicate with your student. DBU Campus Security can be reached at 214-333-5305.
Please see the registration packet for the student packing list and dress code. Dress code is modest casual, with some exceptions for specific field trips (student will be notified if this applies to them).
We will do our best to accommodate any special medical care your student may require. Please notify the ServantU office if your student has any food allergies, is unable to be responsible for their medication, or requires handicap/special needs accommodations. Please send required medications and instructions for care with your student.
While we are not anticipating any issues with students attending ServantU, we know that there may be times when a student might make personal decisions that are not in compliance with our ministry purpose or for the best of the group. When this happens, we will try our best to work with the student. In the event that we cannot come to a mutual understanding of cooperation, we will ask that you, as the parent, come and remove (at your expense) the student from our program.