This Could Be You! Nick Meo '14, a Digital Media graduate at Creation Festival
This Could Be You! Nick Meo '14, a Digital Media graduate at Creation Festival
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This Could Be You! Nick Meo '14, a Digital Media graduate at Creation Festival
This Could Be You! Nick Meo '14, a Digital Media graduate at Creation Festival
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Visit VFCC Today Come to a Campus Visit and find out why we could be the college for you!
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This Could Be You! Nick Meo '14, a Digital Media graduate at Creation Festival
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This Could Be You! Nick Meo '14, a Digital Media graduate at Creation Festival
This Could Be You! Nick Meo '14, a Digital Media graduate at Creation Festival
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Visit VFCC Today Come to a Campus Visit and find out why we could be the college for you!
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  • Pneuma to Open for Shane & Shane at Celebrate

    June 27, 2014
    Pneuma Opens for Shane & ShaneEach summer Teen Challenge in Rehrersburg, Pa. hosts a weekend community outreach known as Celebrate. On July 12, local bands and Teen Challenge ministry groups will perform from 12 - 5 pm. The featured group performing at 7:15 pm is Shane & Shane. Valley Forge Christian College’s ministry team, Pneuma will open for Shane & Shane at 6:30 pm.

    Celebrate is family friendly with concessions, games, children’s rides and activities. There is no parking or entrance fee. Adults can register for free raffle prizes including a ‘meet and greet’ with Shane & Shane.

    Shane Barnard and Shane Everett grew up in Texas. They first met while attending Texas A&M. The two have performed together for more than 15 years. The debut of Shane & Shane occurred in 2003 with the release of their first album "Carry Away." They have toured with the David Crowder Band, sold more than 500,000 records and earned three Dove Awards.

    Celebrate is open to the public. Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs. The evening will conclude with fireworks following the Shane & Shane concert. For more information on Celebrate, visit Teen Challenge.

  • Creation Festival

    June 26, 2014

    Creation Festival

    This Could Be You!

    Nick Meo '14 at Creation Festival
    VFCC Graduate from the Digital Media Program

    Valley Forge Christian College is the media and video production sponsor of Creation Festival East and Sonshine Festival. Creation is the nation's largest Christian music festival, a great place for current VFCC students to get hands-on experience in areas related to the digital media program. Prospective students and their families can stop by the VFCC booth and learn more about the college. At Sonshine Festival, high school students will also be placed in a drawing for a $5,000 scholarship giveaway to VFCC.

    For more information on the Digital Media Program, click here.

  • In Memory of Former VFCC President, Reverend Wesley W. Smith

    June 26, 2014
    Rev. Wesley SmithValley Forge Christian College (VFCC) mourns the loss of former president (1985-1996), Reverend Wesley W. Smith. Smith entered heaven on June 18, 2014 leaving behind a legacy as a beloved husband, father, friend, teacher and mentor.

    Smith had a passion to lead. He served as a professor at Gordon College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and North Central Bible College (now North Central University) where he taught various subjects including Greek. He served as Chairman of Biblical Studies at Evangel College (now Evangel University) and was on the faculty of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary before coming to serve as the president of Valley Forge Christian College.

    At the beginning of his presidency, Smith helped expand the diversity, staff and student population at VFCC. This resulted in more minority students attending the College. Hiring more staff also meant hiring more female professors. Smith believed that VFCC needed more female role models and encouraged women to be involved in ministry.

    As the College began to grow, Smith was faced with a difficult decsision. The former hospital buildings were in need of great repair and maintenance. The administration began to look at other properties to move to. With God's provision, Smith's leadership was key in keeping VFCC in its current location, in Phoenixville, Pa. The week before a decision had to be made, Smith felt God directly speak to him, confirming that moving locations was not what He had planned for the College.

    In 1994, Smith began a reconstruction and revitalization project, in which older buildings were demolished and others were remodeled. Included in this undertaking, the guard house and chain link fence that remained at the entrance of the former general hospital grounds were taken down.  

    After retiring from full-time ministry, Smith returned to VFCC to serve as an adjunct professor. He taught many courses, including the full sequence of Biblical Greek courses. As a professor, one of his most important contributions was a personal one; his commitment to teaching the Bible and creating a safe environment for students to discuss life’s tough questions. “He was loved as a teacher and was instrumental in bringing wonderful leaders to the college during his time,” President Don Meyer said.

    Smith’s admiration from students was clearly displayed this past week, as Dr. Meyer’s announcement of his passing on Facebook resulted in former VFCC students sharing their fondest memories of him. Some comments read, “A true and provoking teacher. Shined in the classroom,” followed by, “Professor Smith made a lasting impact on my life. I’m so thankful for his leadership,” and “He was a great teacher and I always marveled at how he would preach without a stitch of notes and a little Bible inside his suit coat pocket.” 

    In remembering a leader who profoundly shaped the College Dr. Meyer said, “Valley Forge Christian College will always be indebted to President Wesley Smith for his caring and devoted service during the years he served here. We are building upon the wonderful legacy in which he invested in the lives of our students and the ministries of VFCC. On behalf of all of us here, we extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to his entire family.”

See All News

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The activities offered this weekend are designed to assist you and your family in the college transition. Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, moving onto campus or commuting locally, you will benefit from the variety of meetings, orientations, group activities and fellowship opportunities available this weekend.

Below is a brief guide to the weekend:

New Student Orientation

Friday, August 22, 2014
8 - 11:30 am


The Office of Student Life is anxiously awaiting your arrival. Here is some helpful information to know before you arrive on campus.
  • Download the New Student Information brochure that will provide you with specific information about important forms required for check-in, times for arrival on campus, start team details, information about what your parents can do while you are checking in, area hotels, housing assignments, room furniture, what to pack/bring for college, parking, student ID and much more.

  • Download the New Student Check-in and Orientation brochure that will walk you through a day-by-day listing of activities that will assist you in your transition to VFCC.

  • Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch. RSVP by August 8, 2014. To register, click here.

Returning Student Check-in

Sunday, August 24, 2014
1 - 4 pm


Returning students, download the latest Returning Student Check-in brochure for detailed information regarding check-in times, meals, late registration, financial plan appointments, job fair and residence life meetings.

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 22, 2014

VFCC New Student Parent Luncheon
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch.

RSVP by August 8, 2014

To register, click here

September 20, 2014 September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
God's Not Dead Seminar

How far would you go... to defend your belief in God?  

The God's Not Dead Seminar will weave together faith, doubt and disbelief; culminating in a call to action. The seminar will educate, entertain and inspire you to explore what you really believe about God; igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions. 

This Seminar (based upon the Popular Movie) is presented by Dr. Bruce Marino, Professor of Church Ministries at Valley Forge Christian College.

Join us!

The Conference Center at Valley Forge
Saturday September 20, 2014
9 am to 3 pm

1485 Valley Forge Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Cost is $49, includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch 
Early bird registration $44 
(through August 19th)
 
Call now to register! 610-935-4712
See All Events

  • Pneuma to Open for Shane & Shane at Celebrate

    June 27, 2014
    Pneuma Opens for Shane & ShaneEach summer Teen Challenge in Rehrersburg, Pa. hosts a weekend community outreach known as Celebrate. On July 12, local bands and Teen Challenge ministry groups will perform from 12 - 5 pm. The featured group performing at 7:15 pm is Shane & Shane. Valley Forge Christian College’s ministry team, Pneuma will open for Shane & Shane at 6:30 pm.

    Celebrate is family friendly with concessions, games, children’s rides and activities. There is no parking or entrance fee. Adults can register for free raffle prizes including a ‘meet and greet’ with Shane & Shane.

    Shane Barnard and Shane Everett grew up in Texas. They first met while attending Texas A&M. The two have performed together for more than 15 years. The debut of Shane & Shane occurred in 2003 with the release of their first album "Carry Away." They have toured with the David Crowder Band, sold more than 500,000 records and earned three Dove Awards.

    Celebrate is open to the public. Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs. The evening will conclude with fireworks following the Shane & Shane concert. For more information on Celebrate, visit Teen Challenge.

  • Creation Festival

    June 26, 2014

    Creation Festival

    This Could Be You!

    Nick Meo '14 at Creation Festival
    VFCC Graduate from the Digital Media Program

    Valley Forge Christian College is the media and video production sponsor of Creation Festival East and Sonshine Festival. Creation is the nation's largest Christian music festival, a great place for current VFCC students to get hands-on experience in areas related to the digital media program. Prospective students and their families can stop by the VFCC booth and learn more about the college. At Sonshine Festival, high school students will also be placed in a drawing for a $5,000 scholarship giveaway to VFCC.

    For more information on the Digital Media Program, click here.

  • In Memory of Former VFCC President, Reverend Wesley W. Smith

    June 26, 2014
    Rev. Wesley SmithValley Forge Christian College (VFCC) mourns the loss of former president (1985-1996), Reverend Wesley W. Smith. Smith entered heaven on June 18, 2014 leaving behind a legacy as a beloved husband, father, friend, teacher and mentor.

    Smith had a passion to lead. He served as a professor at Gordon College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and North Central Bible College (now North Central University) where he taught various subjects including Greek. He served as Chairman of Biblical Studies at Evangel College (now Evangel University) and was on the faculty of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary before coming to serve as the president of Valley Forge Christian College.

    At the beginning of his presidency, Smith helped expand the diversity, staff and student population at VFCC. This resulted in more minority students attending the College. Hiring more staff also meant hiring more female professors. Smith believed that VFCC needed more female role models and encouraged women to be involved in ministry.

    As the College began to grow, Smith was faced with a difficult decsision. The former hospital buildings were in need of great repair and maintenance. The administration began to look at other properties to move to. With God's provision, Smith's leadership was key in keeping VFCC in its current location, in Phoenixville, Pa. The week before a decision had to be made, Smith felt God directly speak to him, confirming that moving locations was not what He had planned for the College.

    In 1994, Smith began a reconstruction and revitalization project, in which older buildings were demolished and others were remodeled. Included in this undertaking, the guard house and chain link fence that remained at the entrance of the former general hospital grounds were taken down.  

    After retiring from full-time ministry, Smith returned to VFCC to serve as an adjunct professor. He taught many courses, including the full sequence of Biblical Greek courses. As a professor, one of his most important contributions was a personal one; his commitment to teaching the Bible and creating a safe environment for students to discuss life’s tough questions. “He was loved as a teacher and was instrumental in bringing wonderful leaders to the college during his time,” President Don Meyer said.

    Smith’s admiration from students was clearly displayed this past week, as Dr. Meyer’s announcement of his passing on Facebook resulted in former VFCC students sharing their fondest memories of him. Some comments read, “A true and provoking teacher. Shined in the classroom,” followed by, “Professor Smith made a lasting impact on my life. I’m so thankful for his leadership,” and “He was a great teacher and I always marveled at how he would preach without a stitch of notes and a little Bible inside his suit coat pocket.” 

    In remembering a leader who profoundly shaped the College Dr. Meyer said, “Valley Forge Christian College will always be indebted to President Wesley Smith for his caring and devoted service during the years he served here. We are building upon the wonderful legacy in which he invested in the lives of our students and the ministries of VFCC. On behalf of all of us here, we extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to his entire family.”

See All News

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The activities offered this weekend are designed to assist you and your family in the college transition. Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, moving onto campus or commuting locally, you will benefit from the variety of meetings, orientations, group activities and fellowship opportunities available this weekend.

Below is a brief guide to the weekend:

New Student Orientation

Friday, August 22, 2014
8 - 11:30 am


The Office of Student Life is anxiously awaiting your arrival. Here is some helpful information to know before you arrive on campus.
  • Download the New Student Information brochure that will provide you with specific information about important forms required for check-in, times for arrival on campus, start team details, information about what your parents can do while you are checking in, area hotels, housing assignments, room furniture, what to pack/bring for college, parking, student ID and much more.

  • Download the New Student Check-in and Orientation brochure that will walk you through a day-by-day listing of activities that will assist you in your transition to VFCC.

  • Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch. RSVP by August 8, 2014. To register, click here.

Returning Student Check-in

Sunday, August 24, 2014
1 - 4 pm


Returning students, download the latest Returning Student Check-in brochure for detailed information regarding check-in times, meals, late registration, financial plan appointments, job fair and residence life meetings.

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 22, 2014

VFCC New Student Parent Luncheon
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch.

RSVP by August 8, 2014

To register, click here

September 20, 2014 September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
God's Not Dead Seminar

How far would you go... to defend your belief in God?  

The God's Not Dead Seminar will weave together faith, doubt and disbelief; culminating in a call to action. The seminar will educate, entertain and inspire you to explore what you really believe about God; igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions. 

This Seminar (based upon the Popular Movie) is presented by Dr. Bruce Marino, Professor of Church Ministries at Valley Forge Christian College.

Join us!

The Conference Center at Valley Forge
Saturday September 20, 2014
9 am to 3 pm

1485 Valley Forge Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Cost is $49, includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch 
Early bird registration $44 
(through August 19th)
 
Call now to register! 610-935-4712
See All Events
  • Pneuma to Open for Shane & Shane at Celebrate

    June 27, 2014
    Pneuma Opens for Shane & ShaneEach summer Teen Challenge in Rehrersburg, Pa. hosts a weekend community outreach known as Celebrate. On July 12, local bands and Teen Challenge ministry groups will perform from 12 - 5 pm. The featured group performing at 7:15 pm is Shane & Shane. Valley Forge Christian College’s ministry team, Pneuma will open for Shane & Shane at 6:30 pm.

    Celebrate is family friendly with concessions, games, children’s rides and activities. There is no parking or entrance fee. Adults can register for free raffle prizes including a ‘meet and greet’ with Shane & Shane.

    Shane Barnard and Shane Everett grew up in Texas. They first met while attending Texas A&M. The two have performed together for more than 15 years. The debut of Shane & Shane occurred in 2003 with the release of their first album "Carry Away." They have toured with the David Crowder Band, sold more than 500,000 records and earned three Dove Awards.

    Celebrate is open to the public. Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs. The evening will conclude with fireworks following the Shane & Shane concert. For more information on Celebrate, visit Teen Challenge.

  • Creation Festival

    June 26, 2014

    Creation Festival

    This Could Be You!

    Nick Meo '14 at Creation Festival
    VFCC Graduate from the Digital Media Program

    Valley Forge Christian College is the media and video production sponsor of Creation Festival East and Sonshine Festival. Creation is the nation's largest Christian music festival, a great place for current VFCC students to get hands-on experience in areas related to the digital media program. Prospective students and their families can stop by the VFCC booth and learn more about the college. At Sonshine Festival, high school students will also be placed in a drawing for a $5,000 scholarship giveaway to VFCC.

    For more information on the Digital Media Program, click here.

  • In Memory of Former VFCC President, Reverend Wesley W. Smith

    June 26, 2014
    Rev. Wesley SmithValley Forge Christian College (VFCC) mourns the loss of former president (1985-1996), Reverend Wesley W. Smith. Smith entered heaven on June 18, 2014 leaving behind a legacy as a beloved husband, father, friend, teacher and mentor.

    Smith had a passion to lead. He served as a professor at Gordon College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and North Central Bible College (now North Central University) where he taught various subjects including Greek. He served as Chairman of Biblical Studies at Evangel College (now Evangel University) and was on the faculty of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary before coming to serve as the president of Valley Forge Christian College.

    At the beginning of his presidency, Smith helped expand the diversity, staff and student population at VFCC. This resulted in more minority students attending the College. Hiring more staff also meant hiring more female professors. Smith believed that VFCC needed more female role models and encouraged women to be involved in ministry.

    As the College began to grow, Smith was faced with a difficult decsision. The former hospital buildings were in need of great repair and maintenance. The administration began to look at other properties to move to. With God's provision, Smith's leadership was key in keeping VFCC in its current location, in Phoenixville, Pa. The week before a decision had to be made, Smith felt God directly speak to him, confirming that moving locations was not what He had planned for the College.

    In 1994, Smith began a reconstruction and revitalization project, in which older buildings were demolished and others were remodeled. Included in this undertaking, the guard house and chain link fence that remained at the entrance of the former general hospital grounds were taken down.  

    After retiring from full-time ministry, Smith returned to VFCC to serve as an adjunct professor. He taught many courses, including the full sequence of Biblical Greek courses. As a professor, one of his most important contributions was a personal one; his commitment to teaching the Bible and creating a safe environment for students to discuss life’s tough questions. “He was loved as a teacher and was instrumental in bringing wonderful leaders to the college during his time,” President Don Meyer said.

    Smith’s admiration from students was clearly displayed this past week, as Dr. Meyer’s announcement of his passing on Facebook resulted in former VFCC students sharing their fondest memories of him. Some comments read, “A true and provoking teacher. Shined in the classroom,” followed by, “Professor Smith made a lasting impact on my life. I’m so thankful for his leadership,” and “He was a great teacher and I always marveled at how he would preach without a stitch of notes and a little Bible inside his suit coat pocket.” 

    In remembering a leader who profoundly shaped the College Dr. Meyer said, “Valley Forge Christian College will always be indebted to President Wesley Smith for his caring and devoted service during the years he served here. We are building upon the wonderful legacy in which he invested in the lives of our students and the ministries of VFCC. On behalf of all of us here, we extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to his entire family.”

See All News

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The activities offered this weekend are designed to assist you and your family in the college transition. Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, moving onto campus or commuting locally, you will benefit from the variety of meetings, orientations, group activities and fellowship opportunities available this weekend.

Below is a brief guide to the weekend:

New Student Orientation

Friday, August 22, 2014
8 - 11:30 am


The Office of Student Life is anxiously awaiting your arrival. Here is some helpful information to know before you arrive on campus.
  • Download the New Student Information brochure that will provide you with specific information about important forms required for check-in, times for arrival on campus, start team details, information about what your parents can do while you are checking in, area hotels, housing assignments, room furniture, what to pack/bring for college, parking, student ID and much more.

  • Download the New Student Check-in and Orientation brochure that will walk you through a day-by-day listing of activities that will assist you in your transition to VFCC.

  • Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch. RSVP by August 8, 2014. To register, click here.

Returning Student Check-in

Sunday, August 24, 2014
1 - 4 pm


Returning students, download the latest Returning Student Check-in brochure for detailed information regarding check-in times, meals, late registration, financial plan appointments, job fair and residence life meetings.

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 22, 2014

VFCC New Student Parent Luncheon
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch.

RSVP by August 8, 2014

To register, click here

September 20, 2014 September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
God's Not Dead Seminar

How far would you go... to defend your belief in God?  

The God's Not Dead Seminar will weave together faith, doubt and disbelief; culminating in a call to action. The seminar will educate, entertain and inspire you to explore what you really believe about God; igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions. 

This Seminar (based upon the Popular Movie) is presented by Dr. Bruce Marino, Professor of Church Ministries at Valley Forge Christian College.

Join us!

The Conference Center at Valley Forge
Saturday September 20, 2014
9 am to 3 pm

1485 Valley Forge Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Cost is $49, includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch 
Early bird registration $44 
(through August 19th)
 
Call now to register! 610-935-4712
See All Events
  • Pneuma to Open for Shane & Shane at Celebrate

    June 27, 2014
    Pneuma Opens for Shane & ShaneEach summer Teen Challenge in Rehrersburg, Pa. hosts a weekend community outreach known as Celebrate. On July 12, local bands and Teen Challenge ministry groups will perform from 12 - 5 pm. The featured group performing at 7:15 pm is Shane & Shane. Valley Forge Christian College’s ministry team, Pneuma will open for Shane & Shane at 6:30 pm.

    Celebrate is family friendly with concessions, games, children’s rides and activities. There is no parking or entrance fee. Adults can register for free raffle prizes including a ‘meet and greet’ with Shane & Shane.

    Shane Barnard and Shane Everett grew up in Texas. They first met while attending Texas A&M. The two have performed together for more than 15 years. The debut of Shane & Shane occurred in 2003 with the release of their first album "Carry Away." They have toured with the David Crowder Band, sold more than 500,000 records and earned three Dove Awards.

    Celebrate is open to the public. Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs. The evening will conclude with fireworks following the Shane & Shane concert. For more information on Celebrate, visit Teen Challenge.

  • Creation Festival

    June 26, 2014

    Creation Festival

    This Could Be You!

    Nick Meo '14 at Creation Festival
    VFCC Graduate from the Digital Media Program

    Valley Forge Christian College is the media and video production sponsor of Creation Festival East and Sonshine Festival. Creation is the nation's largest Christian music festival, a great place for current VFCC students to get hands-on experience in areas related to the digital media program. Prospective students and their families can stop by the VFCC booth and learn more about the college. At Sonshine Festival, high school students will also be placed in a drawing for a $5,000 scholarship giveaway to VFCC.

    For more information on the Digital Media Program, click here.

  • In Memory of Former VFCC President, Reverend Wesley W. Smith

    June 26, 2014
    Rev. Wesley SmithValley Forge Christian College (VFCC) mourns the loss of former president (1985-1996), Reverend Wesley W. Smith. Smith entered heaven on June 18, 2014 leaving behind a legacy as a beloved husband, father, friend, teacher and mentor.

    Smith had a passion to lead. He served as a professor at Gordon College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and North Central Bible College (now North Central University) where he taught various subjects including Greek. He served as Chairman of Biblical Studies at Evangel College (now Evangel University) and was on the faculty of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary before coming to serve as the president of Valley Forge Christian College.

    At the beginning of his presidency, Smith helped expand the diversity, staff and student population at VFCC. This resulted in more minority students attending the College. Hiring more staff also meant hiring more female professors. Smith believed that VFCC needed more female role models and encouraged women to be involved in ministry.

    As the College began to grow, Smith was faced with a difficult decsision. The former hospital buildings were in need of great repair and maintenance. The administration began to look at other properties to move to. With God's provision, Smith's leadership was key in keeping VFCC in its current location, in Phoenixville, Pa. The week before a decision had to be made, Smith felt God directly speak to him, confirming that moving locations was not what He had planned for the College.

    In 1994, Smith began a reconstruction and revitalization project, in which older buildings were demolished and others were remodeled. Included in this undertaking, the guard house and chain link fence that remained at the entrance of the former general hospital grounds were taken down.  

    After retiring from full-time ministry, Smith returned to VFCC to serve as an adjunct professor. He taught many courses, including the full sequence of Biblical Greek courses. As a professor, one of his most important contributions was a personal one; his commitment to teaching the Bible and creating a safe environment for students to discuss life’s tough questions. “He was loved as a teacher and was instrumental in bringing wonderful leaders to the college during his time,” President Don Meyer said.

    Smith’s admiration from students was clearly displayed this past week, as Dr. Meyer’s announcement of his passing on Facebook resulted in former VFCC students sharing their fondest memories of him. Some comments read, “A true and provoking teacher. Shined in the classroom,” followed by, “Professor Smith made a lasting impact on my life. I’m so thankful for his leadership,” and “He was a great teacher and I always marveled at how he would preach without a stitch of notes and a little Bible inside his suit coat pocket.” 

    In remembering a leader who profoundly shaped the College Dr. Meyer said, “Valley Forge Christian College will always be indebted to President Wesley Smith for his caring and devoted service during the years he served here. We are building upon the wonderful legacy in which he invested in the lives of our students and the ministries of VFCC. On behalf of all of us here, we extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to his entire family.”

See All News

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The activities offered this weekend are designed to assist you and your family in the college transition. Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, moving onto campus or commuting locally, you will benefit from the variety of meetings, orientations, group activities and fellowship opportunities available this weekend.

Below is a brief guide to the weekend:

New Student Orientation

Friday, August 22, 2014
8 - 11:30 am


The Office of Student Life is anxiously awaiting your arrival. Here is some helpful information to know before you arrive on campus.
  • Download the New Student Information brochure that will provide you with specific information about important forms required for check-in, times for arrival on campus, start team details, information about what your parents can do while you are checking in, area hotels, housing assignments, room furniture, what to pack/bring for college, parking, student ID and much more.

  • Download the New Student Check-in and Orientation brochure that will walk you through a day-by-day listing of activities that will assist you in your transition to VFCC.

  • Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch. RSVP by August 8, 2014. To register, click here.

Returning Student Check-in

Sunday, August 24, 2014
1 - 4 pm


Returning students, download the latest Returning Student Check-in brochure for detailed information regarding check-in times, meals, late registration, financial plan appointments, job fair and residence life meetings.

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 22, 2014

VFCC New Student Parent Luncheon
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch.

RSVP by August 8, 2014

To register, click here

September 20, 2014 September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
God's Not Dead Seminar

How far would you go... to defend your belief in God?  

The God's Not Dead Seminar will weave together faith, doubt and disbelief; culminating in a call to action. The seminar will educate, entertain and inspire you to explore what you really believe about God; igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions. 

This Seminar (based upon the Popular Movie) is presented by Dr. Bruce Marino, Professor of Church Ministries at Valley Forge Christian College.

Join us!

The Conference Center at Valley Forge
Saturday September 20, 2014
9 am to 3 pm

1485 Valley Forge Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Cost is $49, includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch 
Early bird registration $44 
(through August 19th)
 
Call now to register! 610-935-4712
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  • Pneuma to Open for Shane & Shane at Celebrate

    June 27, 2014
    Pneuma Opens for Shane & ShaneEach summer Teen Challenge in Rehrersburg, Pa. hosts a weekend community outreach known as Celebrate. On July 12, local bands and Teen Challenge ministry groups will perform from 12 - 5 pm. The featured group performing at 7:15 pm is Shane & Shane. Valley Forge Christian College’s ministry team, Pneuma will open for Shane & Shane at 6:30 pm.

    Celebrate is family friendly with concessions, games, children’s rides and activities. There is no parking or entrance fee. Adults can register for free raffle prizes including a ‘meet and greet’ with Shane & Shane.

    Shane Barnard and Shane Everett grew up in Texas. They first met while attending Texas A&M. The two have performed together for more than 15 years. The debut of Shane & Shane occurred in 2003 with the release of their first album "Carry Away." They have toured with the David Crowder Band, sold more than 500,000 records and earned three Dove Awards.

    Celebrate is open to the public. Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs. The evening will conclude with fireworks following the Shane & Shane concert. For more information on Celebrate, visit Teen Challenge.

  • Creation Festival

    June 26, 2014

    Creation Festival

    This Could Be You!

    Nick Meo '14 at Creation Festival
    VFCC Graduate from the Digital Media Program

    Valley Forge Christian College is the media and video production sponsor of Creation Festival East and Sonshine Festival. Creation is the nation's largest Christian music festival, a great place for current VFCC students to get hands-on experience in areas related to the digital media program. Prospective students and their families can stop by the VFCC booth and learn more about the college. At Sonshine Festival, high school students will also be placed in a drawing for a $5,000 scholarship giveaway to VFCC.

    For more information on the Digital Media Program, click here.

  • In Memory of Former VFCC President, Reverend Wesley W. Smith

    June 26, 2014
    Rev. Wesley SmithValley Forge Christian College (VFCC) mourns the loss of former president (1985-1996), Reverend Wesley W. Smith. Smith entered heaven on June 18, 2014 leaving behind a legacy as a beloved husband, father, friend, teacher and mentor.

    Smith had a passion to lead. He served as a professor at Gordon College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and North Central Bible College (now North Central University) where he taught various subjects including Greek. He served as Chairman of Biblical Studies at Evangel College (now Evangel University) and was on the faculty of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary before coming to serve as the president of Valley Forge Christian College.

    At the beginning of his presidency, Smith helped expand the diversity, staff and student population at VFCC. This resulted in more minority students attending the College. Hiring more staff also meant hiring more female professors. Smith believed that VFCC needed more female role models and encouraged women to be involved in ministry.

    As the College began to grow, Smith was faced with a difficult decsision. The former hospital buildings were in need of great repair and maintenance. The administration began to look at other properties to move to. With God's provision, Smith's leadership was key in keeping VFCC in its current location, in Phoenixville, Pa. The week before a decision had to be made, Smith felt God directly speak to him, confirming that moving locations was not what He had planned for the College.

    In 1994, Smith began a reconstruction and revitalization project, in which older buildings were demolished and others were remodeled. Included in this undertaking, the guard house and chain link fence that remained at the entrance of the former general hospital grounds were taken down.  

    After retiring from full-time ministry, Smith returned to VFCC to serve as an adjunct professor. He taught many courses, including the full sequence of Biblical Greek courses. As a professor, one of his most important contributions was a personal one; his commitment to teaching the Bible and creating a safe environment for students to discuss life’s tough questions. “He was loved as a teacher and was instrumental in bringing wonderful leaders to the college during his time,” President Don Meyer said.

    Smith’s admiration from students was clearly displayed this past week, as Dr. Meyer’s announcement of his passing on Facebook resulted in former VFCC students sharing their fondest memories of him. Some comments read, “A true and provoking teacher. Shined in the classroom,” followed by, “Professor Smith made a lasting impact on my life. I’m so thankful for his leadership,” and “He was a great teacher and I always marveled at how he would preach without a stitch of notes and a little Bible inside his suit coat pocket.” 

    In remembering a leader who profoundly shaped the College Dr. Meyer said, “Valley Forge Christian College will always be indebted to President Wesley Smith for his caring and devoted service during the years he served here. We are building upon the wonderful legacy in which he invested in the lives of our students and the ministries of VFCC. On behalf of all of us here, we extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to his entire family.”

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August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The activities offered this weekend are designed to assist you and your family in the college transition. Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, moving onto campus or commuting locally, you will benefit from the variety of meetings, orientations, group activities and fellowship opportunities available this weekend.

Below is a brief guide to the weekend:

New Student Orientation

Friday, August 22, 2014
8 - 11:30 am


The Office of Student Life is anxiously awaiting your arrival. Here is some helpful information to know before you arrive on campus.
  • Download the New Student Information brochure that will provide you with specific information about important forms required for check-in, times for arrival on campus, start team details, information about what your parents can do while you are checking in, area hotels, housing assignments, room furniture, what to pack/bring for college, parking, student ID and much more.

  • Download the New Student Check-in and Orientation brochure that will walk you through a day-by-day listing of activities that will assist you in your transition to VFCC.

  • Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch. RSVP by August 8, 2014. To register, click here.

Returning Student Check-in

Sunday, August 24, 2014
1 - 4 pm


Returning students, download the latest Returning Student Check-in brochure for detailed information regarding check-in times, meals, late registration, financial plan appointments, job fair and residence life meetings.

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 22, 2014

VFCC New Student Parent Luncheon
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch.

RSVP by August 8, 2014

To register, click here

September 20, 2014 September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
God's Not Dead Seminar

How far would you go... to defend your belief in God?  

The God's Not Dead Seminar will weave together faith, doubt and disbelief; culminating in a call to action. The seminar will educate, entertain and inspire you to explore what you really believe about God; igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions. 

This Seminar (based upon the Popular Movie) is presented by Dr. Bruce Marino, Professor of Church Ministries at Valley Forge Christian College.

Join us!

The Conference Center at Valley Forge
Saturday September 20, 2014
9 am to 3 pm

1485 Valley Forge Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Cost is $49, includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch 
Early bird registration $44 
(through August 19th)
 
Call now to register! 610-935-4712
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