The desire of VACU is to give its students not only a thorough and comprehensive education, but also a depth of personal devotion to the Lord.
For this purpose, VACU fosters a program of spiritual emphasis throughout all of its activities. Classes begin with prayer, and extended prayer times are held at the university regularly.
Starting from 2011, The Prayer Meeting has been open daily to give students a place to pray individually or collectively. Students are encouraged to have personal devotions and meditation on a daily basis, and special programs are held to encourage the students in their devotional lives and service throughout the academic year. Chapel Services are also held throughout the week to provide the students with opportunities to grow in grace, as many faculty and guest speakers share the Word of God.
Students of VACU are required to be involved in student ministries as part of the regular curriculum. Ministries are coordinated through the Office of the Dean of Students. All students are also required to participate in periodic spiritual self-assessment and discuss their spiritual development with their faculty advisers.