VCS is a Better Place Because you are Here
Karen Sanders Dean of Students
Habakkuk 2:2 reminds us that we write a vision so that others can RUN with it. God gave Pastors Billy Joe and Sharon a vision for Victory Christian School, which they have shared over the years.
“The vision of Victory Christian School is to provide a place to train, prepare, and equip young people to take the ministry of Jesus to the ends of the earth, whether it be as a preacher, pastor, evangelist, prophet, apostle, teacher, or as a nurse, technician, educator, or businessperson.
Trained to Witness Their Faith
In an environment of quality academics and strong discipline, students will be trained to witness their faith, to share Jesus effectively with others, and to minister love to hurting people. They will be taught to operate in the gifts of the Spirit, to minister the healing power of God, to minister deliverance to those that are bound by devils, and to be trained to walk in standards of holiness.”
Called with a Holy Calling
In II Timothy 1:9, Paul reminds Timothy that we are called with a Holy Calling. As teachers, we are on a 1-3-5 plan. This plan requires us to look at our students through the vision that God has for their lives. We must develop a vision for what a Victory graduate looks like. This begins in the early years. The first grade teachers must look at the children in August, just out of kindergarten with a vision for how they will “look” in May, when they have completed a year of elementary school. This same vision of the child in preparation is essential at each grade level.
A New Journey Each Year
Teachers begin a new journey each year. The journey begins in August, and ends in May as they send children to the next step of the journey at another grade level. At each phase of the journey, each grade, teachers should have a 1-3-5 plan for their students. In this plan the teacher writes their own vision for their classroom, within the school vision that has been communicated by Pastor. Each teacher should establish a vision for their classroom by identifying the things that they want to accomplish in year one, after three years, and in five years. This planning allows the successful teacher to work to improve their teaching skills, the programs they are developing, and their classroom environment. 1-3-5 planning makes each year of the student’s educational journey one in which the student is well prepared for the next step toward graduation.
At the End of Year
At the end of each year it is important for the teacher to review the plan, to identify progress and areas that need improvement to accomplish the vision that God has for your area. Year three and then year five should find the teacher with goals accomplished that make their classroom a safe place for the students to grow in every area. Prayer, Planning and Preparation are critical for the teacher who understands their Holy Calling and works to impact generations for Christ.
Do You Have a 1-3-5 Plan
Paul taught Timothy to teach. Teachers should have a written vision statement and a 1-3-5 year plan for their classroom. II Timothy 3:14-15 reminds us that we should continue in the knowledge that we gain as a child. Successful teachers establish a firm foundation of scripture knowledge and continue to run with the vision God has given them. At the end of the day, and at the end of each year, teachers who Pray, Plan, and Prepare according to a 1-3-5 plan have the confidence that comes with knowing that “Victory is better because you were here”.