Victory Christian Academy Building

Yearly Events

Link to 2019 Hearts of Fire Booklet


Saturday, February 9th, 2019

at the

St. Thomas Aquinas Pastoral Center

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.


Food provided by:

"Crimson Anchor Coffee by Dave Wall"

"Tina's Homemade Goodies"


Join us for Dinner & Fellowship


To reserve yourself and family a free seat,  please email:
Space is limited, so call and reserve your seat and/or table today. 

Join Victory Christian Academy for a free will donation dinner and fellowship at our annual Hearts of Fire Banquet (HOF) to celebrate another year of Christian education at VCA. We invite the community, family and friends to say "thank you" for all of their continued support. Our banquet is held at St.Thomas Pastoral Center-210 R63 Highway, Indianola.  Putney Auction Service has been a part of this event since its inception, and VCA greatly appreciates the donation of their time, efforts and talents.

Come prepared to shop the numerous unique items that our community has donated for our live and silent auction! Everything from baked goods to signed sports memorabilia to birthday party packages will be available. Proceeds from the auction allow VCA to continue to educate through Christ. We are grateful to all the parents, grandparents, staff and the community members who attend this event and contribute to its success!

Dinner Menu

Enjoy a choice of

Roast Beef or Pork Loin


Dinner provided by Sports Page

Indulge in sweet desserts paired with a hot cup of freshly roasted coffee
Live and Silent Auction

Our Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) has worked diligently to obtain diverse items from our families, and our community including time, services and money. This process goes on throughout the year and donations ar welcomed until the date of the event. If you are interested in donating an item/basket, please contact to reach the chair people for 2019 Hearts of Fire, Dianne Jenkins & Kelley Bonnes.

Additional Information

Dress is casual. This is an alcohol-free event.

Payment (cash, check or credit card) due upon conclusion of auction.  VCA is a 501c3 not-for-profit school. Payment above the stated value of items may be tax deductible.


Sponsors for 2019 Hearts of Fire







A special thanks to our sponsors, VCA PTF, VCA staff, VCA student body, and the many families and businesses for their generous contributions and continuous support!


With your support you are creating Christian Leaders for Life!


Hearts of Fire FAQ


1. What is HOF? This has become an annual VCA event that historically has been our biggest fundraiser bringing in upwards of $25,000 in one night. It is a silent auction of baskets full of donated items usually around a common theme. A few unique items get pulled to be auctioned off live to the highest bidder. The complimentary dinner is our way of telling our guests "thank you" for all you do for VCA.

2. Where does all that money go? The money received goes into a general fund to be used for anything that VCA needs. Without this money, VCA would be forced to increase tuition significantly.

3. I'm more of a bargain shopper. Would there be anything there for me? YES! Although some items are sold for more than their value, there are many baskets that are sold for significantly under their retail value.

4. What will be there to buy? Items for sports lovers, power tools, baked goods, VCA summer care, home décor., tickets to sporting events, birthday party vouchers, uniquely crafted items and much, MUCH MORE!

5. Is it meant for parents? YES!! It's our way of saying thank you for investing in a Christian education! We can't do it alone.

6. How much does it cost for a reservation? It's free! Send an email to to reserve your seat today.

7. What do I wear? Some come to dazzle but jeans work, too.

8. I don't want to buy anything. What would I do all night? Sit back and enjoy a free meal with friends, family and fellow parents while the guys from Putney Auction energize the crowd to find the highest bidder!

9. What is the schedule? Doors open at 5:30. Dinner is at 6:30. Silent and live auction to follow. Tell the sitter you'll be home by 10:00.

10. Can I sit by friends? YES!! Make reservations for yourself, friends and family. All are welcome.

11. What if I can't make the event but would like to contribute? There are many ways to contribute to this event. Collecting donations from businesses before the event is always needed. There are also opportunities for you to donate an item for classroom baskets. More info will be coming out regarding classroom basket specifics. If you know a business that would donate, there are letters with Hearts of Fire details available in the office. Email us at with any specific questions.

12. In the past, there have been classroom art projects, will there be any for 2019? YES! There are some beautiful projects planned for the kids to create.

13. What's new for 2019 Hearts of FIre? A coffee bar provided by Crimson Anchor will be available to warm your hands while you browse the baskets. Classroom baskets are returning in 2019 as well!

Other VCA Yearly Events


Fall Kick-Off (Orientation)

VCA Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) schedules a family orientation evening that involves both the Pre-Academy and Academy parents and students.  This is a great way to meet your child's teacher and hear about what your child will be learning throughout the year. 

Log Cabin Days Parade

Please help us show how proud VCA is of our school at the Warren County Log Cabin Day Parade in September!  

Look for our students all in RED!

Veteran’s Brunch

Join VCA, Hy-Vee, and the Indianola Community Church in honoring our local veterans and their spouses at our annual Veterans Day Breakfast & Program.  This event is becoming a favorite amongst the veterans as they are welcomed and served a breakfast, all while listening to a wonderful program put on by the VCA students.   


This year, our Veterans Day Program is Monday, November 12, 2018


Christmas Programs

VCA honors Jesus in two separate Christmas programs; one by our Academy and one by our Pre-Academy. & Pre-K  You will be truly blessed by this traditional, genuine CHRISTmas program designed to observe the Reason for the Season! Don't miss this important and meaningful family event.  

2018 Christmas Program Schedule:
Academy program: Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00pm - First Assembly of God
Pre-Academy & Pre-K program: Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30pm - First Assembly of God


Science and History Fair

VCA participates each year in the Science and History Fair.  All VCA students are encouraged to participate in it but it is required for the following:
•    3rd grade a science fair project is required 
•    6th grade a history fair project is required 
•    7th through 8th grade an experimental science project is required

Hearts of Fire Banquet

Join VCA for dinner, music and fellowship at our annual Hearts of Fire Banquet (HOF) in February at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Pastoral Center.   Bid on over 100 items such as restaurant gift certificates, hotels, art, and more.  Please see below for more detailed information on our Hearts of Fire Banquet.

2019 Hearts of Fire Banquet is on February 9, 2019

Spirit Week

The students of VCA enjoy this annual event (usually the week before Spring Break) put on by the VCA PTF!  The students enjoy days such as Pajama/Crazy Hair Day, Hat Day, -er Day, etc.

Daily themes change annually.

Speech Meet

Speech Meet is required for all students Kindergarten through 8th grade.  VCA welcomes family members to attend this event in April.    


Spring Showcase

Our Academy students and our Pre-Academy & Pre-K students each have a spring musical showcase.  The 3 & 5 Day Pre-K classes also hold their graduation ceremony during their showcase. 

2019 Spring Showcase Schedule:
Academy: at 7:00pm - First Assembly of God
Pre-Academy & Pre-K:  at 6:30pm - First Assembly of God



Each year Tim McConnell Fine Photography partners with VCA to capture the big day!  Graduation pictures for the 3 & 5 Day Pre-K classes will be taken during your child’s normal school day.  Each child will be photographed in his/her graduation cap and gown for individual photos, a photo with your child’s teacher and a class photo.  

Victory Café 

Each year the Parent Teacher Fellowship provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the Warren County Fair.  We have earned quite a wonderful reputation of providing great food, amazing pies, and incredible service.  All of this is only possible because of the volunteers who give of their talents and are led to be of service to the school and Christ.

Come see us in the McConnell Building at the Warren County Fair!