As a community of believers, our first desire at VACU is to worship and engage with God, both corporately and individually for glory of Triune God. We believe that academic learning divorced from a life of biblical spirituality and holiness neither honors God nor serves His people. Working with the local church, our goal is to grow our faculties and students so that their experiential knowledge of God in Christ is evidenced in their character, outlook, conduct, relationships and involvement in society.
With chapel, daily prayer times, spiritual retreats, on-campus community groups, overseas missions trips and ministry experiences in and around Virginia, the opportunities for spiritual growth abound. Consider how VACU can help faculties and students grow in their relationship with God as you seek to worship Him with your whole heart, soul and mind through of God the Holy Spirit.
VACU is a community in which individuals join together to further their academic achievement, personal development, and spiritual growth. Together we seek to honor Christ by integrating faith and learning while our hearts and lives reflect mature Christian practice in our Lord Jesus Christ.
This statement explains the principles and the expectations that help us live together and meet institutional objectives. We acknowledge that it is impossible to create expectations that fully satisfy every member. Nevertheless, certain expectations bring order to community life. When individuals join VACU, they freely and willingly choose to take upon themselves the responsibilities outlined in this statement.