Scripture is clear that we are to live in sacrificial service to our community and our world, and we aim to help our students grow in this way. In secondary, our Citadel plans our yearly Servathon—an all-day event in the fall in which students perform service projects in various locations throughout our community with their Citadel house . Similarly, in the spring, Citadel members plan JumpOut Day—a day of service at numerous locations, except this time, individual students choose the project at which they’d like to serve.
In total, our 9th through 12th graders are required to fulfill 20 service hours per year, a meaningful opportunity for our students and families that encourages accountability and a service mindset throughout the year.
In elementary, one of the highlights of the year is Spirit Week. Students break down into teams and compete with one another, earning points for Scripture memory, silly costumes, and for bringing food donations to John 3:16 Mission. For the last several years, MVC has been John 3:16 Mission’s single largest food contributor, donating many tens of thousands of pounds of food! You can read more about this effort here.