• Christian Service Summary and Requirements

    Christian Service Program

    Upon entering Valley Christian High School, students commit to completing 25 hours of Community Service each year. The Community Service Requirement encourages students to serve, inspire, and motivate others, both locally and abroad. Through action and love, students seek to advance the Lord’s Kingdom with the redemptive power of the Gospel to transform our communities and the world.

    “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35)

     Jesus lived His life in service to those in need, and it is our desire that our school community and individual students would follow this example. Our mission is to connect students with service opportunities in order to foster a lifestyle of service and a heart of compassion and love. Through the transformative relationships that inevitably develop, students learn to serve, inspire, and motivate others as well. At VCHS, we learn to reflect the tangible love of Christ.

    Service opportunities will be placed on the Christian Service page as they are made available.  If you have any questions about our Community Service program, please contact Mr. Galleher (tgalleher@vcs.net) for information about service opportunities.

    Requirements and Grading

    Each semester, Community Service hours make up 15% of a student’s Bible grade. The weight assigned to Community Service is similar to that of a final exam in a non-Bible course.

     

    Hours Required

    Type of Hours

    Point Value

    Due Date*

    1st Semester

    10 hours

    General or Church**

    10 points

    1 point per hour completed

    The day before Thanksgiving Break*

    IMPORTANT: All community service hours completed in the 1st semester will be counted AGAIN toward the 2nd semester total requirement.

     

    Hours Required

    Type of Hours

    Point Value

    Due Date*

    2nd Semester

     

    10 hours

    Church**

    20 points

    2 points per hour completed

    The day before Easter Break*

    15 hours

    General or Church**

    15 points

    1 point per hour completed

    * Due Date Details:

    1.     Hours must be submitted to x2VOL and verified by a supervisor by the VCHS deadline. If a student’s supervisor has not verified their hours within 72 hours of the VCHS deadline, the student should reach out to their Bible teacher for help contacting the adult who supervised their service hours.

    2.     Teachers will accept late Community Service hours until the VCHS Deadline for Late Work each semester. After the VCHS Deadline for Late Work, no additional hours completed will be calculated into the student’s course grade for that semester.

    3.  All hours must be completed from our approved list.  If you would like to add to the list please email Mr. Galleher, tgalleher@vcs.net

    ** Types of hours:

    General hours: may be earned through VCS or a Non-profit 501 C3 Agency

    Church hours: may be earned through a local Christian church only. The purpose of the Church hour requirement is not simply to do things that a church would do but to partner with a local church in acknowledgment of Biblical teaching on the value of connection in the “body of Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12-27).

    x2VOL Submissions

    VCHS uses the x2VOL system to track all Community Service hours. Community Service hours must be submitted and verified by a supervisor in x2VOL for a student to receive credit for those hours. Students will be trained in their Bible classes on how to use the x2VOL system. Any questions can be directed to your Bible teacher or to Mr. Galleher (tgalleher@vcs.net).

    Questions about Christian Service?

    Students can email their Bible teacher or contact our Community Service Coordinator, Mr. Tim Galleher at tgalleher@vcs.net

    For Frequently Asked Questions please go Here