ESTABLISHED IN EDMONTON
Edmonton, Alberta’s capital, is an awesome city situated along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. There are acres of beautiful parks and river valley trails to enjoy. If you’re a sports fan, you can cheer on the Edmonton Oilers hockey team or the Edmonton Eskimos football team.
Of course, Edmonton is also home to West Edmonton Mall, one of the world’s biggest shopping centres. Our city is known as ‘Canada’s Festival City’ hosting nearly 20 major festivals each year including Canada’s largest Fringe Theater Festival. Edmonton’s historic Whyte Avenue District and Churchill Square in the Downtown core provide the perfect settings for these annual celebrations. Not only is Edmonton a vibrant city and arts and entertainment hub, it is also a city with a strong and vibrant Christian community that hosts youth events such as: YC and Breakforth. Edmonton’s vast network of churches provides many unique opportunities for students to be involved and truly impact the nation.
TO BE A GLOBAL LEADER IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY TRAINING & DISCIPLESHIP
We commit to a Spirit-filled atmosphere wherein the Holy Spirit can shape and prepare each student.
We place a practical emphasis on prayer, worship, the study of the Bible, spiritual gifts, and the anointing.
We commit to excellence in training tomorrow’s spiritual leaders who can effectively minister in their society. The raising of a new generation of leaders is accomplished through the cooperation of the College and churches in apprenticeship opportunities, and specific skill training
We strive to provide students with personalized educational programs and program diversity.
We provide an environment for the development of personal spiritual disciplines and Christian character.
We seek to raise up servant leaders who are prepared to participate in the ministry of the church; equipped with skills for service, empowered with spiritual gifts & enabled to minister to the unsaved, the needy and the hurting.
The heart of Vanguard is to disciple, equip, and train each student to reach their world. Whether in the marketplace or in ministry, we offer opportunities to rise up and reach out. Whether you are looking for a one year foundation or a four year formation of your call, prayerfully consider Vanguard College, because where you end up has a lot to do with where you start.
God's call has never been limited to full time ministry. Even with a career in mind, we want you to be ready to hear God's voice, to reach your world, and to disciples others. Because of this passion, we offer five different discipleship experiences that will teach, challenge, and excite students to go where God leads. We encourage every student to commit a year to God and build a foundation in Him, while discovering the next step in your journey.
The call to full time ministry is an exciting challenge which requires commitment. At Vanguard, we desire to see every minister of the gospel prepared for that commitment just as Paul shares in 2 Timothy 2:15. For this reason, we offer degrees which will challenge and inspire you to take that call to a deeper level; a level of formation that gives shape to your gifts and passions, while you are trained with biblical instruction and practical experience. You will be challenged and matured, strengthened and stretched.