RVA Online: Community Life

No matter where you are in the world, you are a part of us.

Now more than ever, we recognize the value of the relational network connecting our RVA community. We look to each other to be speakers of truth and affirmation, to help carry hope and grief, and for timely reminders to fix our eyes on Christ.

One of the best qualities of life at RVA is how we take care of each other. Even from a distance, we’re committed to upholding this community.

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“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity” (Proverbs 17:17).

Dorm Community

We will not assign new dorms while school is online, but dorm parents are continuing to foster relationships and community in a variety of ways, including:

  • Communication and discipleship between dorm parents and students.
  • Dorm parents serving as resources and advocates for students navigating online classes.
  • Dorm parents upholding families in prayer, and serving as a support and a resource for parents.

Spiritual Life

We are continuing to cultivate growth and spiritual vibrancy through weekly chapels and connection points, as well as student-staff mentoring relationships.


Our counseling team exists to serve our students. RVA’s counselors are available for online counseling sessions for students on the continent of Africa. Please feel free to email us with questions or needs, or to set up an appointment.
[email protected] (junior/high school)
[email protected] (elementary)


Student Health

RVA’s Student Health team offers telemedicine services via email, WhatsApp, or phone. This includes prescriptions for students with chronic illnesses, or medical advice for students in remote locations. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Class Activities

Class sponsors maintain connection points for conversations and social activities. Classes might choose to create forums for updates and prayer requests, or host activities such as virtual class talent nights or photo scavenger hunts. Class sponsors will connect new students with their classes.