Our core values are the means to the end; they set the priorities in decision making, communication and relationships. They are the promise of who we are at the core. At Village Schools of the Bible, it is our intention that you will experience our four values of being Christ- centered, Spirit-filled, student focused, and always growing. We aim to exude these values in our connection with you.
Christ-Centered: we align our heart and actions to Jesus’ priorities. He specified that the greatest commandment was to love God with our whole being and to treat others like our neighbor (Matt. 22:36-40). Being Christ-Centered means we seek to please Him first.
Spirit-filled: we yield to His control on a moment-by-moment basis, following His lead in thought, word and deed (Romans 6:11-14). To be Spirit-filled means we immerse ourselves in the Holy Spirit inspired, living and active, Word of God, letting “the word of God dwell in us richly” (Col. 3:16).
Student Focused: we serve, plan, partner and lead with the primary outcome of seeing transformed lives in our students. We want all of our students to “be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3: 16-17). We trust that as students take our courses, they will become disciple makers (2 Tim 2:2).
Growth: the promise that God gave to Abraham and the commission that Jesus gave His disciples implies growth. We pursue growth because Abraham’s seed (Jesus) was to bless all people’s (Gen. 12:3). The nations are Christ’s inheritance (Psalm 2) and we are His ambassadors (2 Cor. 5:20).
Daily these four values frame our work. They serve as both the background music and the focal point of our efforts. We trust they will permeate your experience with us as well. Living out these values is our expression of trust in God, through the power of His Spirit, to begin a spiritual movement through us as we disciple people in the teachings of and about Jesus.