Above All Else
We prepare students for life with Christ as our foundation.
This is our mission, rooted in these three truths:
God’s great love for us, Christ’s saving death and resurrection, and the Holy Spirit’s power which brings us to faith.
It permeates all we do.
This world is confusing and uncertain. Students need encouraging mentors to guide them as they grow and navigate the world. This is where we come in. Our role is to prepare students to lead, standing solidly on Biblical truths. And we take this role seriously. In fact, it’s the most important thing that we do.
Our mission is evidenced in regular devotions and daily chapel, and in the way we handle discipline. It is nurtured in theology classes, prayer groups, and Family Group discussions. It is modeled through intentional service and in the way we foster relationships with people.
With Christ as their foundation, our students are prepared for life!
Chapel & Worship
Daily chapel is a unique mark of the Valley Lutheran experience.
This short devotional time is led by faculty members, area pastors, student groups, and others who use a variety of formats to share the Word of God with our school community.
Graduates frequently identify daily chapel and Bible study as meaningful time that impacted their personal faith walk as adults.
Creating an instant sense of community for new students.
Each Valley student belongs to a Family Group, a small mixed-grade group of students with a faculty mentor. Family groups meet regularly for devotions, discussions, Bible study, and fellowship. They sit together for daily chapel and serve together on Service Days. Family Groups are an intentional opportunity for small group discipleship.
Service & Fellowship
Putting faith into action through service to others.
Valley students can become active in projects such as Operation Christmas Child and food drives.
Our clubs and sports provide awesome service opportunities as well! Examples include:
• Collecting and packing hygiene items for the City Rescue Mission
• Cutting out jean ‘fabric’ to be made into teddy bears for children through Wellspring
• Organizing blood drives
• Collecting donations for Orphan Grain Train
• Purchasing animal care items for local shelters
Family Groups plan and conduct two service projects each year, to be completed on designated Service Days. Projects vary and in recent have years have included:
• Cleaning local highways or parks
• Preparing food for distribution with the Eastern Michigan Food Bank or other organizations
• Visiting retirement communities or area schools to visit residents and work with students
• Serving at local animal shelters, pregnancy clinics, or community centers
Students also have the opportunity to share their faith outside of their community on offsite mission trips! These mission trips provide a unique setting to serve, often pushing students outside of their comfort zones. Throughout the years Valley students have traveled to Alaska, New Orleans, France, and Central America.