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Bridges Club

Valley Christian Bridges

Est. 2013 was founded and developed by Karli Nicole Morgan; Alumni 2014 and Mrs. Robin Johnson; VINE Assistant.

Bridges is an inclusive student-inspired club with a heart for every student to connect with their peers at Valley Christian Schools.  The goal for Bridges is to build strong Christian leaders that will become future Bridges ambassadors at the high school level, emphasizing on training and modeling as they learn to reach out to their peers while building authentic God pleasing friendships.

 

MISSION    

The mission statement of VC Bridges is for students to love and encourage each other socially-culturally, walking in a manner worthy of God by renewing their minds through the study of the Bible.  

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

 

Connect

Students who are chosen as Bridges Lead Ambassadors will connect every Tuesday during the school year for activities on campus at lunch.

 

Serving

Bridges is a place where you will have the opportunity to meet new peers not only through social functions but also by serving together through community service events. Leaders will work closely with Mrs. Morgan / Mrs. Mackey and with our VCS clubs by supporting service projects as we work together to bless our school and our community.

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. 1 Corinthians 12: 4-6

 

Inviting

The Ambassadors in Bridges understands that there is no Ethnocentrism with God.  Bridges encourages Unity and Diversity amongst students.  Meetings will be at lunch each week on Tuesdays in the Student Center or out in the courtyard.  Please bring your lunch and a friend.

Just as a body, though one has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. 1 Corinthians 12:12

 

How can you be a part of Bridges Leadership Club?

Submit a one page essay explaining  why you want to be a Bridges lead  ambassador, what position you are applying for and how God can use you to support/compliment the club. The essays will be reviewed by Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Mackey and Mrs. Hunsaker.   We will choose four lead ambassadors; President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer. This process is ongoing and subject to ALL rules in the VCS student handbook.  A list of duties for each position will be available through Mrs. Morgan.

Questions?  Contact: Mrs. Carla Morgan at [email protected]

 

VCHS Bridges Lead Ambassador’s Duties

President:  Bridges President must be kind, compassionate and demonstrate a Servant’s Heart for the Lord at all times.  The President must exhibit good leadership skills in and out of the classroom. The President must be aware of when to be a team player, more of a referee and not a CEO.  The President must be a role model on and off school campus.  The President will be the spokes person at the Tuesday Bridges lunch, delegate duties and make the announcements. The President will run the monthly meetings and be in charge of the Bridges Instagram.  The President must attend the mandatory VCHS Leadership camp in August.

Vice President:  Bridges Vice President will aid the President with his/her responsibilities by organizing the ambassadors.  The VP will be in charge of the outreach events for community service (Feed My Starving Children etc.,) and off campus fellowships (Christmas parties, bowling, etc.,).  VP will be responsible for the up keeping of the Bridges bulletin board.  The Vice President must attend the mandatory VCHS Leadership camp in August.

Secretary: Bridges Secretary will be responsible for taking notes on the I-pad during the monthly meetings and sending them out to the Bridges Sponsors/Lead Bridges Ambassadors. He/she will be the “recruiter” for guest speakers (Teachers or alumnus) at the Bridges Tuesday Lunch. The Secretary must attend the mandatory VCHS Leadership camp in August.

The Secretary’s duties consist of reaching out to the Teachers/Coaches so that they can recommend student leaders from different sports teams, Fine Arts, Robotics, and Clubs to join Bridges periodically to share their passion about what they love!

Treasurer: Bridges Treasurer will be in charge of the door prizes/tickets at the Tuesday Bridges lunch.  He/she will be in charge of fund raising money (get approval from admin) for Bridges at VCHS and delegate students to help pick up weekly food items for the Bridges Tuesday lunch meetings. The Treasurer must attend the mandatory VCHS Leadership camp in August.

ALL lead Bridges Ambassadors will be encouraged to sit at different tables each week during Bridges lunch to help lead conversation and fellowship.  All decisions made by the Lead Ambassadors must be approved by the Bridges Sponsors. Bridges Sponsors obtain the authority to remove / dismiss any leader who does not abide by the VCHS handbook.

Join Us Every Tuesday During Lunch!

Find out more about the VINE (Valley’s Individual Needs Enhancement) program

If you have any questions about Bridges, feel free to contact Mrs. Robin Johnson at [email protected] or Mrs. Carla Morgan at [email protected]

“Kindness is the language where the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

Mark Twain

To me, this quote means that kindness is a universal language which can be understood by every person through actions and words. It doesn’t matter if you are deaf, blind, or speak a language from another country. Kindness can be expressed and demonstrated to every individual. Actions speak louder than words!

Micah Mason, Executive VP Ambassador for Bridges

VINE FINAL

In 2005, God moved the leadership of the school to open the doors a bit wider to invite more students to enroll at Valley so they too could benefit from this unique school experience. Beginning in August of 2006, Valley Christian High School began offering special education classes and accommodations for students with learning disabilities and other “diffabilities.” This program is called V.I.N.E. – Valley’s Individual Needs Enhancement Program. Students are taught with content and methods that enhance (strengthen, improve) their individual needs so they can be successful in their classes, which in turn will them to grow to their full God-given potential.

VCHS’ Bridges Club was founded in order to help connect students who might otherwise be hesitant to reach out to other students. Although Bridges helps connect V.I.N.E. students to non-V.I.N.E. students, it is truly a club for everyone at Valley Christian High School.

If you are interested in supporting the Bridges club or the VINE program with a financial gift, please use the form below.

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