Our History
 
Virginia Bible College (VBC) is a small church-based bible college established by Grace Church in 2011, where Dr. Derek Grier serves as the founding pastor. The church was founded in 1998 with only 12 people and has grown to several thousand and serves people throughout Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland. 
 
Over 10 years ago, Dr. Grier had the vision to offer Christian-based education and leadership development to individuals who were wanting to gain a deeper understanding of biblical truths and how to apply that understanding to their lives, as well as impact the world for Christ. In 2011, he took a leap of faith and established VBC.
 
The College has seen steady growth since its inception, which culminated in its first graduating class (both Master's and Bachelor's level) in the spring of 2013. As VBC evolved, many of its students, including veterans and federal workers, desired to receive federal aid to fund their matriculation there. Thus, a need for accreditation became apparent and in 2014, VBC embarked upon the accreditation process with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and achieved Candidate (Pre-Accredited) Status and recognition as a member institution with TRACS in October of 2017. With Pre-Accredited Status, TRACS gives schools 5 years to achieve Accredited Status and VBC's goal is to accomplish this in 2 years.
 
On October 29, 2018, the TRACS Commission determined that all recommendations and suggestions were successfully addressed, and approval was granted to begin the self-study for accredited status. 

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Our Vision

 

Virginia Bible College will be a world-class Christian learning institute that develops the whole person for principled leadership.  

 

 

Our Mission

Virginia Bible College exists to equip students with biblical truth, spiritual discipline, and practical knowledge to effectively serve and lead in the church and/or marketplace.

Our Commitments

Consistent with our Vision, Mission, and Philosophy of Education, Virginia Bible College is committed to...

 

Vision

 

Virginia Bible College will be a world-class Christian learning institute that develops the whole person for

principled leadership.

 

Mission

 

Virginia Bible College exists to equip students with biblical truth, spiritual discipline, and practical knowledge to effectively serve and lead in the church and/or marketplace.

 

Core Values/Commitments

 

Committed to whole-person education

Through a holistic approach to education that prepares students academically, spiritually, mentally, and socially.

 

Committed to declaration and preservation of biblical Christianity

Through the direct study and application of biblical and theological constructs and maintaining a Christ-centered community.

 

Committed to academic and institutional excellence

Through regular self-assessment to ensure quality programs and to maintain focus on the mission.

 

Committed to a biblical foundation

Through the teaching of sound doctrine, proper interpretation, and communication of Scripture.

 

Committed to spiritual formation

Through providing an environment which encourages spiritual practices, character development, and Christian living.

 

Committed to practical application

Through providing opportunities to learn both traditional and nontraditional biblical constructs and apply them in and outside of the classroom.

 

Committed to developing students for ministry and servant-leadership

Through providing a rich learning environment where biblical reflection, theological discussion, and practical application results in local and global Christian influence.

 

 
 
 

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