The seminary provides theological education for pastors, teachers and others involved in ministries around the world. Service opportunities include maintenance, childcare, library services, meal preparation and service, switchboard and mailroom, seasonal outdoor work on the seminary grounds, light clerical and computer data entry. Service time offers ongoing congenial interaction with students, faculty and staff as well as interludes of inspirational chapel services and forums. AMBS expects SOOP volunteers to work approximately 30 hours per week, not including the lunch breaks. Chapels, breaks, and forums are counted as working hours. Housing is provided free of charge for volunteers who make a work commitment of three weeks or longer. There are on-campus apartments available with one or two bedrooms, a bathroom, living room and kitchen. The dining hall at AMBS is generally open for special events only, but there are a couple community meals throughout the week. If the dining hall is open for lunch, SOOP volunteers will receive a meal free of charge. Many of the employees, students, and volunteers bring their lunches to eat together on campus. SOOP volunteers are welcome to join them, but may go home or out to eat if they choose to do so.