VCServes 2018 – February 26-28
Jesus called us to
"love our neighbor as ourself". In response to this
Great Commandment, VCS engages the entire student body in our annual week of service called
VCServes. This February, Elementary School will be serving on-campus by
making bags for orphans (except for 5th grade who goes off-campus) while
the rest of the school goes out into the greater Los Angeles area to serve
at homeless shelters, animal shelters, food centers and other community
organizations. VCServes is an immersive learning experience that takes
students out of the classroom, places them in over 35 different project
teams and sends them into metro Los Angeles, the San Fernando and San
In preparation for VCServes, students learn the biblical meaning of compassion
and justice through interactive curriculum in their biblical studies courses.
The day of service allows them to catch a glimpse of what it means to
live it out through hands-on participation. Additional student preparation
is accomplished through chapel speakers, grade-level discussion and project
based small group dialogue.
Elementary, Middle & High School students participating in VCServes
must fill out his/her grade level and project specific forms and parent
permission slips. Some VCServes partner locations require their own permission
waiver for participation. To find out if your location requires a permission
form, in addition to the mandatory VCS parent permission form, and/or
to receive a copy of these forms.
Please email Shelly Keller,
All forms may be submitted in the MS Office at any point. The deadline
for submission is Wednesday, February 14.
For General VCServes Questions: email our Spiritual Life Director, George Ratchford
Parents: if you would like to serve as part of the VCServes 2018 implementation