“For in Him we live, move and exist . . .” – Acts 17:28

MISSIONS OPPORTUNITIES HERE AND AROUND THE WORLD… Whether you are looking for one year of mission and discipleship foundation or four years of theological missions training, SWD will train and prepare you for your future in missions, in Canada or around the world. Your Missions education will occur not only in the classroom but in places such as Canada’s rural North, Urban Vancouver, churches across Alberta, and around the world. Each of these experiences will reveal a unique part of God’s world to you and better equip you to leave a lasting impact on the world around you. If your desire is to reach the people of the nations for Jesus, then consider the missions programs at Vanguard’s School of World Discipleship!

Awaken Missions



Awaken Missions is a short-term missions sending ministry of Vanguard College. We send teams of Youth and Young adults around the world to serve. We have both open teams, where anyone is welcome to join, and church specific teams.

Check out the Awaken Missions Website


Meet The Team


Chief Academic Officer | SWD Director

Allan’s ministry at Vanguard College as the missions director lets him live out his passion helping students see how big God’s world is and how big God is. Known around the College as PA (short for Professor Allan), Allan and his wife Ingrid teach, live and show the importance of relationships, hospitality and love to the SWD community. Allan’s love for people takes him down the road to his church, being involved in various ministries there. It also takes him halfway around the world leading short term missions teams. Allan spends the rest of his life doing what he loves most as a chauffeur and cheerleader for his three kids.

Calvin Somerville

HMS Director

Calvin serves as the director, our 1 Year Certificate in Intercultural Studies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies (Youth Ministry Emphasis) from Vanguard College, as well as a TESL Certificate. Calvin served as Student Ministries Pastor in Sherwood Park for 4 years, and has lead multiple short term missions teams. Calvin along with his wife Hannah are passionate about developing leaders, pastoring students, and seeing the transformation that happens in peoples lives when they live out their faith!