It’s important that our “whole persons” live out what they are learning in the classroom. We provide our students with opportunities throughout the year to serve others by putting into practice their distinctively Christian worldview.
Here are some of the opportunities AVC students have for missions and community service:
Apple Valley Christian School forms teams of students and staff that step out into the community to serve in ways like visiting seniors, preparing and distributing food at places such as Merrill Gardens (a retirement home), Victorville Rescue Mission, The Salvation Army, and the Animal Shelter. We are very excited to donate our time to the community and serve God. Throughout the SERVE-A-THON, the students and staff from our school donate over 800 hours to agencies in our local community and around the world. Our SERVE-A-THON is a multi-purpose event. It serves as a vehicle to demonstrate the joy of serving others, and it is also one of our school’s largest fundraisers. When donors contribute to the SERVE-A-THON, they make it possible for students to impact our world with the love of Jesus.
The Fred Jordan Back-to School event has long been an AVC tradition. On the first Thursday of October our students travel to the Fred Jordan Mission on Skid Row in Los Angeles to serve in a variety of roles. Students pick up trash, hand out school supplies and clothing, and act as escorts for the younger children in attendance. The mission trip provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the joy of serving.
ANGEL TREE CHRISTMAS
Apple Valley Christian School also participates in the Angel Tree program, annually at Christmas.
Angel Tree is a ministry that reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives AVCS an opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners.
Angel Tree Christmas works by connecting parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. Every Christmas, AVCS helps brighten the lives of countless children by purchasing, wrapping and delivering gifts on behalf of their incarcerated parent—not only delivering a message of love from parent to child, but also the true meaning of Christmas—the good news of Jesus Christ.