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“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, Our Missions program 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 College!

Is God calling you to His Global Mission?

Which program is right for you?

Intercultural Studies Certificate

Intercultural Studies Certificate: Designed to offer a biblical foundations year with a focus on introductory studies in Bible, theology and intercultural ministry.

The Intercultural Studies Certificate is a one year program designed for career people or as a pre-career program for those who want to volunteer or work effectively in a cross-cultural setting. The purpose of this one year certificate is to prepare effective global workers.  

Bachelor of Arts in Theology (Intercultural Ministry)
Post Diploma / Degree
Minor in Mission

Meet The Team

Calvin Somerville

Missions Program Advisor

Calvin serves as the coordinator for our mission's programs . 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! 

Val and Brian Ruttens

Brian and Val Rutten

Missions Program Directors

Brian and Val will be joining the Vanguard team in May 2019 as the program directors for our Missions program.  They have been serving as PAOC missionaries since 1989, being called to Ethiopia in 1992. Since then they have been part of this incredible revival. Brian gives overall leadership to the work: teaching, preaching, training leaders, disciplining new converts and raising up church planters who are reaching all across North Africa. Val coordinates the ChildCARE Plus program caring for more than 1500 homeless children and teaches at the Bible College.