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Our Mission

"To develop Spirit-empowered leaders to advance fruitful churches and global mission"


Mission Imperatives

  1. Vanguard College partners in the accomplishment of its mission with the Alberta Northwest Territories District of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.
  2. We provide biblical higher education through theological, practical, and professional training.
  3. We seek to enable students to discern their call and develop their unique gifts and character to lead in a prevailing Church.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Vanguard College student will:

1. engage the biblical text through broad knowledge of the metanarrative

2. build a trustworthy interpretation and application of the Bible

3. communicate faithful biblical messages that are effective for maturing others in the Christian life

4. describe what, why, and how the doctrine of our evangelical-Pentecostal tradition was formed

5. demonstrate the analytical and critical thinking skills required for the interaction between a biblical worldview and other ideologies

6. develop a broad understanding of human nature, society, and culture that informs ethical engagement

7. acquire relevant knowledge and employable skills for Christian ministry

8. form the character qualities required for building healthy communities, functional teams, and personal resilience


The Core Values that guide all we do...

The Supremacy of God’s Word

The Bible is God’s trustworthy revelation of His character and saving purposes for humanity and for all creation. It is the final word on what we believe and how we live. We must give it our full attention. Hear it, believe it, know it, study it, teach it and obey it. 

II Timothy 3:16-17

Disciplined Spiritual Formation

With God’s help, work is done to cultivate holy habits, putting down deep roots and establishing a firm foundation for life and ministry. The result is spiritual growth, maturity, and a life pleasing to the Lord until Christ is formed in us. 

Colossians 1:10-12

The Preparation and Mobilization of Ministry Practitioners

Flowing from a strong theological foundation, we equip leaders with conceptual, practical, and relational skills. The focus moves beyond the classroom to local expressions of the church. They will know the why, how, and what of ministry. 

Ephesians 4:11-13 

The Proclamation and Practice of God's Kingdom

Raising up Spirit-empowered workers who are committed to continuing the mission of Jesus, in both word and deed. The Kingdom of God, His reign, peace, and salvation being experienced by humanity, beginning with our neighbours and expanding to every nation.  

Luke 4:18-19


That the Old and New Testament are divinely breathed, infallible, inerrant as originally given and are the complete revelation of God’s plan for the salvation of man.

In Jesus Christ as true God and true Human Being. He was born of a virgin, lived in sinless humanity and died upon the cross, the just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, that all who believe in Him may be justified on the grounds of His shed blood. He arose from the dead and now is at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our High Priest.

That salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all people, and those who repent and believe in Him will be born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life and become children of God.

In the present day reality and need for the post-conversion experience of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial scriptural evidence of speaking in tongues, and in the use of supernatural gifts in public and private devotion and worship in the life of the believer, in the healing of the body by Divine Power as practiced in the early church.

In one God who is infinitely perfect, existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

In the local church as a body of believers who meet together for the worship of God for edification, prayer, fellowship and to participate in the ordinance of believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

That the Second Coming of the Lord is imminent and will be personal, visible, and pre-millennial. This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital incentive to holy living and faithful service.

Vanguard College subscribes to the Statement of Essential Truths of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.