VCLA equips kingdom leaders for life. Student leaders will gain a greater sense of who they are, who God is, and what they were created to do.
VCLA is an excellent choice for 18-25 year olds who are motivated to grow and hungry for a challenge.
We prefer the term “bridge year.” The nine months is not just a “gap” in your education, career, or calling. We want to help students “bridge” towards the next steps God has in store for them.
Kingdom Leadership Focus: We will impart leadership skills from a kingdom perspective.
Collaborative Community: Students will experience personal growth as they journey through the academy experience together.
Missional Service and Travel: We will experience the diversity of the global Church through local mission immersion and foreign partnership investments.
Students can apply online at vcla.me. The application includes a questionnaire, two letters of recommendation, a resume, and a two minute video.
We have 15 students participating our first year. We anticipate an intimate learning environment of 20-40 students the second year.
No. Students are responsible for securing their tuition costs and their housing arrangements.
Yes. Students will be able to work part-time on weekends as long as it doesn’t interfere with outside reading and assignments (approximately 5-10 hours per week).
We will resume our residency program in 2018-2019 and VCLA graduates may apply.
It is not accredited and is not intended to replace a college degree. It will be an intense educational experience designed to accelerate their development. At the conclusion of the year, VCLA students will have a certificate of completion, letters of recommendation, godly relationships, depth of character, and a confidence in their next steps.
2018-2019 APPLICATION OPENS 9/5/17
EARLY ADMISSION APPLICATION DUE 12/31/17
FINAL ADMISSION APPLICATION DUE 4/15/18
FALL SEMESTER BEGINS 09/04/2018
SPRING SEMESTER ENDS 05/24/2019
LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL MISSION EXPERIENCES