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Our Mission

"To develop and mobilize Spirit-empowered leaders to be fruitful in God’s mission"

Mission Imperatives

  1. To serve the greater aims of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada as a semiautonomous college that is in alignment with the ABNWT District as owner of the College.
  2. To provide biblical higher education through theological, practical, and professional training.
  3. To recognize the diversity of service in the Kingdom and seek to enable students to discern their call and develop their unique gifts and Christian character for a fruitful and 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


Institutional Goals

1. The college will adhere to ethical standards and ensure accurate communication and implementation of all its policies and procedures.

2. The governing board will exercise its fiduciary responsibility on behalf of the AB & District of the PAOC and provide support and accountability for the president.

3. The Executive Lead Team will manage the resources of the college to continually advance the name, effectiveness, and reputation of the College in every sphere of its presence.

4. The college will provide and sustain sufficient human, financial, physical, and technological resources needed to support students and staff in the accomplishment of its mission.

5. The college will follow a clearly articulated enrolment plan to recruit and retain mission-fit students and provide admission and financial services that support their success.

6. Campus Life will provide opportunities for holistic development and spiritual formation for all students that are appropriate to the level of education and delivery system within the context of Vanguard College’s mission.


We value...

The Supremacy of God’s Word

This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14

Disciplined Spiritual Formation

…to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us. Ephesians 3:19-20

The Preparation & Mobilization of Skilled Workers

Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Then He *said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore, beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest. Matthew 9:36-38

The Proclamation & Practice of God’s Kingdom

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. 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.