About Vanguard


Edmonton, Alberta’s capital, is an awesome city situated along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. There are acres of beautiful parks and river valley trails to enjoy. If you’re a sports fan, you can cheer on the Edmonton Oilers hockey team or the Edmonton Eskimos football team.

Of course, Edmonton is also home to West Edmonton Mall, one of the world’s biggest shopping centres. Our city is known as ‘Canada’s Festival City’ hosting nearly 20 major festivals each year including Canada’s largest Fringe Theater Festival. Edmonton’s historic Whyte Avenue District and Churchill Square in the Downtown core provide the perfect settings for these annual celebrations. Not only is Edmonton a vibrant city and arts and entertainment hub, it is also a city with a strong and vibrant Christian community that hosts many conferences and events such as Breakforth. Edmonton’s vast network of churches provides many unique opportunities for students to be involved and truly impact the nation.

Core Values

The Supremacy of God’s Word

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16

Disciplined Spiritual Formation
Resilient Personal Wholeness
The Preparation & Mobilization of Skilled Workers
The Proclamation & Practice of God’s Kingdom

Our Ministry

The heart of Vanguard is to disciple, equip, and train each student to reach their world.  Whether in the marketplace or in ministry, we offer opportunities to rise up and reach out.  Whether you are looking for a one year foundation or a four year formation of your call, prayerfully consider Vanguard College, because where you end up has a lot to do with where you start.


God's call has never been limited to full time ministry.  Even with a career in mind, we want you to be ready to hear God's voice, to reach your world, and to disciples others.  Because of this passion, we offer five different discipleship experiences that will teach, challenge, and excite students to go where God leads.  We encourage every student to commit a year to God and build a foundation in Him, while discovering the next step in your journey.


The call to full time ministry is an exciting challenge which requires commitment.  At Vanguard, we desire to see every minister of the gospel prepared for that commitment just as Paul shares in 2 Timothy 2:15.  For this reason, we offer degrees which will challenge and inspire you to take that call to a deeper level; a level of formation that gives shape to your gifts and passions, while you are trained with biblical instruction and practical experience.  You will be challenged and matured, strengthened and stretched.