CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP (CREW – Grade 8)

“When He had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for your?” he asked them. John 13:12

Students in Village Christian Leadership courses are invited to follow the example of the Master Teacher by engaging in a ministry of learning, leading, and service. The Middle School Christian Leadership Class combines both classroom learning and outside experience to help middle school students lead others, and practice group organization and problem solving.

The CREW class is exposed to hands on experiential moments in which they can utilize and develop their leadership skills. They participate in Disney’s “Creating a Leadership Legacy” one-day retreat at Disneyland; they lead 6th grade small groups, and they are given the opportunity to create and deliver two to three class led Chapel during the course of the year.

SERVANT LEADERSHIP (Grades 11 and 12)

Servant and Leader: recipe for disaster or recipe for success? At VCS we believe it is a recipe for success in all of life: business, family, friends, education. It is the movement toward being a holistic person.

God created every person to be a leader in some capacity. "Anytime you seek to influence the thinking, behavior, or development of people in their personal or professional lives, you are taking on the role of a leader." Blanchard & Hodges, Lead Like Jesus. Servant Leadership exists to teach students how to be a humble yet assertive leader in their community. To do so, they must create a mentality that is willing to lay their life on the line for those they lead. "This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends ...” John 15:13-15, The Message.

The Servant Leadership experience has the benefit of hands on experiential moments that help to translate the classroom lectures, readings and exercises into real life application. Students are afforded the opportunity to recruit and lead L.I.F.E. Groups (Living Intentionally & Fully Everyday; "I have come that they may have life and have it to the full." John 10:10) In addition, the class takes a weekend retreat to LA’s Dreamcenter where they serve the community, bond as a class and worship together at Angelus Temple. They also go off-campus to the Villa Scalabrini nursing home to offer care and love to the elderly.

NOTE: Both Middle and High School Leadership courses require an application and references for acceptance. An application process is announced during the 2nd Semester.

Contact: Ms. Rachel Good, Middle School Christian Leadership (CREW)

Contact: Mrs. Lauren Ring, High School Servant Leadership