We are embarking on an initiative that will allow us to make the largest impact. We believe God is calling us to think big, perhaps bigger than ever. We invite you to join us as we expand the Kingdom by boldly stepping forward with the VCS Impact Fund, Phase II of Secure the Future.
This represents our general ministry and operating budget over the next three years. We need to expand, strengthen, and resource what we’re already doing so that our operations can continue to scale alongside our growth. We must continue to invest in and develop all of our students in grades K-12 across all three campuses. This is the backbone of who we are as a school, primarily funded through tuition.
Excellence in Everything
This represents the annual fundraising that we do to add programs and improve existing programs. Fundraising events and programs like our Champions Circle and the Legacy Auction support these funds. Trips and experiences like ENGAGE trips and Choir tour, as well as additional financial support (beyond the budget) for our championship athletic programs are paid for through this funding.
Expansion for the Kingdom
This represents our desire—and, we believe, God’s leading—for continued expansion efforts. God has been incredibly gracious to VCS over forty years, and continues to provide in ways we never imagined. As we look toward our future, we believe God wants us to educate more than 1,500 students in the light of His word. We are working to expand our capacity in all grade levels until we are able to educate 100 students in grades K-8 and 150 students in grades 9-12.
On September 25, Valley Christian Schools announced the purchase of the 16-acre Sun Valley campus in Tempe, which will now serve as our permanent K-8 campus, effective in 2023-24.
Valley Christian Schools started on Sun Valley’s Tempe campus in 1982 when it was known as Bethany Community Church. We couldn’t be more thrilled that grades K-8 now call this campus their permanent home.
Gifts made toward the K-8 Expansion support our ability to retrofit this campus to our needs (especially for grades 5-8), provide much-needed safety and security improvements, and help us to launch additional space improvements.
Valley Impact Center
For countless years, Valley Christian has been dreaming of a dedicated place to serve as a worship center, assembly area, dedicated chapel space, and a place for K-12 performances, with a special focus on the spiritual development of our students.
We are beyond excited to share the bold new plan that seeks to make this dream a reality. Over the years, we’ve referred to a worship arts center, a performance center, or a “PAC.” Now, to demonstrate how this facility will help us to accomplish our daily mission, we are calling this facility the Valley Impact Center.
Our current locker rooms have served us well since 1997, but are in dire need of expanding to accommodate the many Trojan student-athletes across 20 different sports at the high school level and 8 sports at the junior high level. Not only has our own enrollment increased, as we currently participate in the 3A Division, but the enrollment of some of our opponents now exceeds 1,000+ students.
Due to size and locker constraints, some of our own varsity programs do not even have dedicated lockers during their season, and instead are required to use the visitors’ locker room. The current plan is to exactly double the size of the locker and floor space in both the men’s and women’s locker rooms, providing adequate space for our teams today and as we continue to grow.
PLEDGED TO DATE
EXPANSION FOR THE KINGDOM | TOTAL NEED: $16,000,000
For this campaign to be successful, we’ve also set a generosity goal of 100%. This means we invite every family in the VCS community to participate in some way in this campaign. Join us, and be the impact.