- We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21).
- We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30).
- We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33), His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35), His sinless life (Hebrews 4: 15, 7:26), His miracles (John 2:11), His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9), His Resurrection (John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:4), His Ascension to the right hand of God (Mark 16:19), His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11).
- We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved (John 3:16–19, 5:24; Romans 3:23, 5:8–9; Ephesians 2:8–10; Titus 3:5).
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of condemnation (John 5:28–29).
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 12:12–13, Galatians 3:26–28).
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13–14; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19–20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18).
- We believe that the term marriage has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18–25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2–5; Hebrews 13:4). We believe that God’s command is that there be no sexual intimacy outside of or apart from marriage between a man and a woman.
- We believe that God wonderfully foreordained and immutably created each person as either male or female in conformity with their biological sex. These two distinct yet complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26–27).
Bible courses are at the center of the curriculum. As a Christ-centered school the Bible influences every course through Christian worldview integration. The foundational conviction of the academic program is that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16-17), and is the rule of absolute truth. The special revelation of the Old and New Testaments teaches a unified story of the ultimate truth about God, Creation, man, moral order, and purpose of human life and history. The God of the Bible is triune: one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Spirit (Gen. 1:26; Matt. 3:16-17). God created everything from nothing (Gen. 1; John 1). God made humanity in His image with intrinsic value and worth (Gen. 1:26-28, 9:6; Ps. 139:13-16). God is the source of justice and sets the moral standard (Ex. 20:1-17). Humanity was created good, sinned, fell under a curse, has a sin nature, and is in need of a Savior (Rom. 5:12). In Jesus Christ, God became man and died as a substitute on a cross to save man (Eph. 2:8-9). History is directed toward salvation’s consummation with the return of Christ (Rom. 5; II Pet. 3:9).
The Scriptures are the final authoritative rule for faith and practice and therefore studying the Scriptures in order to understand and obey them is the most important discipline our students can develop (2 Timothy 2:15). The first goal of studying the Bible is for students to experience salvation through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (John 3:16). Then Christian growth through the disciplining effect of Bible Study is encouraged. God’s Word is studied to provide a foundation for a Christian worldview for students so that they can learn to integrate their faith with all other learning. Students are taught to value the Scriptures above all other sources of knowledge and live by its teaching to become change agents for Christ in the church, community, and work.
Chapel services are held for students in grades K-12 and all students are expected to participate in these services. Student lead praise and worship along with special speakers, missionaries, class participation, films, and more are included during our chapel services.
The purpose of chapel includes:
• To lift up Jesus Christ and Christ alone.
• The worship of our Creator and Savior.
• To allow an opportunity for our students to fellowship together in corporate worship (Hebrews 10:25).
• To provide an opportunity for the expression and use of God-given talents and abilities in ministering capacities.
• To introduce our students to various ministries and servants of God.
• To learn God’s truth about themselves and the world.
Each fall and spring VCS takes a day off from the classroom to participate in a workshop designed to grow students spiritually. Special speakers, films, and music are utilized to address life topics in a way that meets students where they are.
VCS uses daily devotions to instill core values by assigning each student to a small group with an adult facilitator. Devotions give staff and students alike the opportunity to positively impact our culture through positive interactions and relationship building within our school community.