LEAD: Student Leadership
The VCHS Student Leadership team consists of two groups: Associated Student Body (ASB) and Biblical Leadership students. Our mission is to train individuals to be disciples who love and serve Christ and will become disciple-makers in their community. Our students learn to lead a life of service with a vision to inspire heart transformation in others through the grace and power of Christ Jesus.
In order to reach this goal, there must be an overarching level of spiritual and emotional maturity at all levels of the program. All participants commit to utilizing Scripture regularly in order to understand God more deeply and discern God’s action and will in their lives. These students understand that they must be disciplined in preparing for group interaction so that it is meaningful and fruitful. It is also necessary for all group members to be vulnerable and honest with one another in order to maintain accountability and promote spiritual growth within and outside the program. And the Leadership students agree to show respect for one another’s ideas and experiences and maintain confidentiality with personal information (unless legally mandated otherwise).
According to John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, “Leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.” This perspective transcends the idea of the position defining the leader and focuses instead on the ability of the leader to influence others. We adhere to this philosophy because it inherently emphasizes vital leadership characteristics, as the capability to effectively influence requires integrity and trust. Christian leadership takes this influential impact a step further in that the main goal is leading others toward Jesus Christ.
The VCHS Student Leadership team consists of two groups: Associated Student Body (ASB) and Biblical Leadership students.
Associated Student Body (ASB)
This yearlong course educates students in the philosophy and process of effective leadership in an activities-based setting. Students learn the methods that people use to bring forth the best in themselves and others and explore how to weave these principles into their own experiences. Course study emphasizes self-leadership, connecting with others, leading others, and positively impacting the campus culture.
Students who take this yearlong course develop biblical leadership skills by exploring instances of leadership in the Old and New Testaments and then applying that information in a contemporary leadership setting. These students have hands-on mentoring experiences via our Freshman Mentoring Program and serve as Student Ambassadors for the school at various school and community events throughout the year.