Children's and Family Studies Certificate

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For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift ofGod, which is in you through the laying on of my hands…
2 Timothy 1:6 (ESV)

Are you ready to impact future generations with the life-changing message of the Gospel?  The world is looking for someone like you to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.  We want to help you ‘fan into flame’ the gifts God has given you to help you do this.  Will you accept the challenge?



Practical ministry experience is a cornerstone of the certificate program. You will have the opportunity to serve churches and communities all across Alberta as you minister in your practicum sharing the gospel and leading kids in dynamic worship.

In addition to all of this, you will have a chance to apply what you are learning in class to a local church setting as you and your fellow students help plan and execute a church-based Spring break Day Camp.


If we could sum up the certificate in a word, it would be impact.  Your knowledge of God and his Word will be impacted as you study both theology and biblical interpretation.  Your ministry skills will be impacted when you develop them in your program-specific classes.  Finally, God will use you to impact kids as you apply all of this knowledge and these skills in real-life ministry situations. 


While most of our certificate grads decide to continue their studies at Vanguard College, several have gone on to serve local churches as ministry leaders.  Others have used their time here to hone their skills and develop their calling as they go on to train in other fields.  Wherever God chooses to lead you, we want you to Fan into flame the gift of God which is in you!