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 leadership skills. Two such opportunities are leading 6th grade small groups, and creating multiple Crew-led-Chapels.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP (Grades 11 and 12)
Oft times the words servant andleader are not to be found together in the same sentence. At VCS; however, we believe it is a recipe for success in all of life: business, family, friends, education. Learning how to lead from a posture of humility is 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, one must create a mentality of sacrifice. "This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends ...” John 15:13-15, The Message.
Students are afforded the opportunity to recruit and lead Middle School 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 engages in a weekend retreat to LA’s Dreamcenter where they serve the community, bond as a class, and worship together at Angelus Temple.
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. Amy Martens, Middle School Christian Leadership (CREW)
Contact: Ms. Brieana DuRousseau, High School Servant Leadership