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 prepares and empowers kingdom leaders for their next step into college, graduate school, or into their career path.
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.
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).
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