Biblical Unity

Biblical Unity News & Events

Celebrating Lunar New Year

Our Valley Christian Schools community, inside and outside our campuses, is rich in cultural traditions. We have people representing many nations, which gives us an excellent opportunity to be enriched by our diverse community and share the gospel message with “...every nation, tribe, people and language” (Revelation 7:9). 

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, we respect this tradition of East Asia and Southeast Asia and simultaneously fulfill the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations (see Matthew 28:19) without leaving San Jose! 

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Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. VCS invites you and your families to celebrate the history, stories, contributions, and achievements of the Native American people. Centuries before Spanish settlers arrived in California, thousands of Native Americans inhabited the coastal lands from San Francisco down to Big Sur. Their descendants now call themselves Muwekma Ohlone, and they were among the first of many to shape the history of San Jose. 

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A Biblical view of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

On June 24, 2021 our Board adopted a Biblical Unity statement which is the only means of achieving biblical diversity, equity, and inclusion which can be read in our Philosophy of Christian Education. This statement can be summed up into seven principles.
  1. Welcome all people of diverse origins. Valley Christian Schools represents a culturally diverse community of students, families, faculty, staff, and Board members of many nations, ethnicities, cultures, and languages. 
  2. Include all of God’s children to reveal His beauty. Such an enriched tapestry of God's children provides an enhanced and remarkable view of God's beauty.
  3. As a community and individuals, model and teach, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, so that He will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” including racism, hate, and injustice (1 John 1:9). The redemptive work of Jesus Christ and the Bible's teachings are the only means of achieving biblical diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  4. Teach and model Biblical Unity. VCS strives to teach and model biblical unity in all instruction and activities.
  5. Defeat partiality by loving as God loves. God does not show partiality toward anyone. He created all people, fearfully and wonderfully, in His image, and everyone must treat others as worthy of human dignity, honor, and respect. To achieve this goal, everyone at VCS should obey Jesus's command to “love the Lord your God with your heart, soul, and mind and love your neighbor as yourself.”
  6. Set attitude and conduct standards for all based on Jesus’s teachings in the Bible. The teaching of Jesus and the Bible set the standards for VCS Board members, employees, and students regarding their attitudes and conduct toward all persons representing the many ethnicities, cultures, disabilities, religious affiliations, and beliefs in the VCS community. 
  7. As image-bearers of God, celebrate our distinctive characteristics of ethnicity, national culture, gender, tribes, and languages with God’s love for one another in unity for God’s glory. As image-bearers of God, our distinctive characteristics of ethnicity, national culture, gender, tribes, and languages are reasons for celebration. Through love, we form the “perfect bond of unity.” “Let us love one another, for love is from God…God is Love.” 

Philosophy of Christian Education
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To respect, value and celebrate all people on our campus.

All campuses will work together to make all feel respected, valued and celebrated. Administrators will make diversity and inclusion a priority. Efforts will be made every year to ensure diversity and inclusion remain a priority.

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