Pursue Discipleship

We are called to be disciple making disciples, to do this, we need to be able to hear and discern the voice of God. At Vanguard, you will do this through pursing HIS WORD, HIS HEART & HIS MISSION

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Pursue is a 1-year Discipleship Program that focuses on foundational Biblical and Theological principles through College level courses. Students will have uniquely designed discipleship course time which will focus on developing spiritual disciplines, practical personal care, and leadership skills and abilities. Through this year students will serve as an active disciple of Christ through ministry opportunities, and projects.

This coming year (2019/2020) the Pursue team will be going to Vancouver (to work with unreached people in the inner city), newcomers to Canada and overseas for 5 weeks.  Overseas location to be announced soon!


Ministry Opportunities:

  • Working with students in Edmonton that are newcomers to Canada
  • Working with unreached people groups on Downtown East Hasting Street in Vancouver.
  • Serving in a variety of capacities in Rural Alberta & Inner City Edmonton

Mentorship/Leadership/Discipleship Specific Opportunities:

  • One-on-one Personal Mentorship
  • Leadership Profile Development
  • Practicing Spiritual Disciplines and developing routine for personal daily life

Community Experiences:

  • Jasper Camping Trip (Whitewater rafting, hiking, tenting, worship, messages, community and much more!) - Last week of August
  • Local Edmonton Attractions (Corn Maze Night, Movie Nights, Board Game Nights, etc.)
  • Small Groups
  • Retreats and Serving Opportunities


Pursue will be distinct from our regular academic programs in these ways:

  • A strong focus on personal discipleship formation through studying spiritual disciplines in the Bible and applying them to our lives daily.
  • Personal and social growth through introspective and interpersonal activities.
  • One on one personal mentoring.
  • Learning about and applying theological concepts through practical ministry experiences.
  • Variety of opportunities to engage unreached people groups.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions regarding Pursue, please contact Enrolment Services.  Some questions are answered below.


Fall Courses

Theology 1 
Discipleship Course
Field Education

Winter Courses

The Bible as Story 
Theology 2 
Discipleship Course
Discipleship Course
Field Education