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VCLA (Valley Creek Leadership Academy) 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.
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What is VCLA?

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.

 

We have 5 strategies that we implement to invite Jesus to transform young adults into the Hope Carriers they were designed to be: Encountering His Presence, Building Relationships, E.P.I.C. Teaching, Taking Adventures, and Activating Leadership.

Encountering His Presence

 

No matter what adventure, classroom teaching, team-building activity, Scripture reading, or mission trip we are experiencing, we want our students to have an authentic encounter with Jesus. VCLA gives young leaders an opportunity to practice hearing, listening, and following the voice of God no matter where we are. The more aware we are of His presence, the greater the influence we have in the spheres where He has placed us at school, work, in relationships, and in our families.

Encountering His Presence

No matter what adventure, classroom teaching, team-building activity, Scripture reading, or mission trip we are experiencing, we want our students to have an authentic encounter with Jesus. VCLA gives young leaders an opportunity to practice hearing, listening, and following the voice of God no matter where we are. The more aware we are of His presence, the greater the influence we have in the spheres where He has placed us at school, work, in relationships, and in our families.

Building Relationships

 

Following after Jesus was never meant to be a path we travel alone. Jesus placed great value on sharing the journey with others. The deeper we grow together, the more like Jesus we become. VCLA equips young leaders to pursue healthy relationships with commitment, communication, and intentionality. 

Building Relationships

Following after Jesus was never meant to be a path we travel alone. Jesus placed great value on sharing the journey with others. The deeper we grow together, the more like Jesus we become. VCLA equips young leaders to pursue healthy relationships with commitment, communication, and intentionality. 

E.P.I.C. Teaching

 

VCLA is not your normal classroom experience. God’s Word is living and active so we believe that our classroom should be! That’s why we use an E.P.I.C. teaching strategy. We want our classroom to be: Experiential – Students bond with an experience more than a lecture. It’s all about creating an engaging learning environment to connect students. Participatory – Students want choices. They will support what they help create. We allow students to “weigh in” on what or how they learn. Image rich – This is a visual generation and they use images more than words to communicate. In turn, we use physical and digital images, narratives, videos, and icons to connect students to information. Connected – Students connect with a subject when allowed to connect with each other. We are constantly breaking students into smaller groups to let them solve problems together. 

E.P.I.C. Teaching

VCLA is not your normal classroom experience. God’s Word is living and active so we believe that our classroom should be! That’s why we use an E.P.I.C. teaching strategy. We want our classroom to be: Experiential – Students bond with an experience more than a lecture. It’s all about creating an engaging learning environment to connect students. Participatory – Students want choices. They will support what they help create. We allow students to “weigh in” on what or how they learn. Image rich – This is a visual generation and they use images more than words to communicate. In turn, we use physical and digital images, narratives, videos, and icons to connect students to information. Connected – Students connect with a subject when allowed to connect with each other. We are constantly breaking students into smaller groups to let them solve problems together. 

Taking Adventures

 

Following Jesus is the greatest adventure!  VCLA is designed to give students opportunities to step into the unknown for the good of others and the glory of God. Every mission trip, classroom opportunity, retreat, and coaching conversation is an opportunity for every student to live by faith. Obedience is God’s love language, and we believe that as the students learn to live by faith, they will become the leaders they were made to be.

Taking Adventures

Following Jesus is the greatest adventure!  VCLA is designed to give students opportunities to step into the unknown for the good of others and the glory of God. Every mission trip, classroom opportunity, retreat, and coaching conversation is an opportunity for every student to live by faith. Obedience is God’s love language, and we believe that as the students learn to live by faith, they will become the leaders they were made to be.

Activating Leadership

 

VCLA believes that the next generation are the leaders of today. We empower our students to lead like Jesus. They will have opportunities in the classroom, in HUB student ministry on Wednesday nights, and on local and foreign mission trips to discover and use their unique giftings for the Kingdom. They have been made to make a difference in the world around them and VCLA is designed to help them discover the greatness He has put in each student! 

Activating Leadership

VCLA believes that the next generation are the leaders of today. We empower our students to lead like Jesus. They will have opportunities in the classroom, in HUB student ministry on Wednesday nights, and on local and foreign mission trips to discover and use their unique giftings for the Kingdom. They have been made to make a difference in the world around them and VCLA is designed to help them discover the greatness He has put in each student!