Children's and Family

CFM - Final

Transform a Child.  Transform a Family.  Transform a Generation. 

“We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders.” – Psalm 78:4

In the Children’s and Family Ministry (CFM) Programme, we develop leaders who think about and engage in ministry with children and families in creative and innovative ways, all through the power of the Holy Sprit.

To help you do this, CFM offers a 1-year Certificate (Ignite) to “get your feet wet”, and a 2 or 4-year degree to launch you into a career in children’s and family ministry in a local church or para-church organization.

As part of CFM, you will also have the opportunity to road trip all over Alberta (and sometimes beyond…) to share the love of Christ with kids and their families as part of the Kids Travel Company (KTC).  Click here for more information on KTC.


Meet The Team


CFM Director

Sean is the director for the School of Children’s and Family Ministries at Vanguard College.  He was born in Ontario, but grew up in Southeast Asia, which is probably why he likes drinking tea and watching martial arts/action movies so much.  Before coming to Vanguard, Sean served as a Children’s Pastor in Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta for over a decade.  He has a strong desire to see children and their families transformed by the gospel, and to equip leaders who will help them realize that God wants to use them to build his Kingdom now, as well as in the future.  Sean is married to Faith, and they are the proud parents of three fantastic kids.


IGNITE Coordinator

My name is Hayley and I am the director of the Kids Travel Company. I have grown up in Edmonton and come from a family of seven. I recently graduated from here, Vanguard College with a degree in Children’s and Family ministry and I love what I do. I find so much joy in seeing kids experience God for themselves; making their faith their own rather than just their parents. I am very excited to see what God has in store for this ministry!