Entries by Chelsea Galusky

Christmas Fantasia – 2015 Group Sales

Kick off the Christmas season with us! Enjoy favorite carols and breathtaking masterpieces performed by Vanguard University’s 200-member choirs and orchestra for Vanguard University’s Christmas Fantasia in the elegance and acoustical perfection of two stunning venues – Friday, December 4 8pm | St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Tuesday, December 8 8pm | Segerstrom Center for the […]

The Key is Love

Dr. April Harris Akinloye has served Vanguard University as Director of Diversity and Inclusion for about a year. The people of VU welcome students from a wide array of cultural backgrounds, and have succeeded.   Now that students of many different ethnicities, socio-economic status, and religious backgrounds are here, how do we move from simply […]

OC Christian Women’s Business Alliance Conference

LADIES: Join us for a day of spiritual learning as we dig deep into the true heart of business! Saturday, October 10, 2015 OC CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S BUSINESS ALLIANCE CONFERENCE 8:30am-4pm | Theme: “The True Heart of Business” Lido Live: 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA [Highlights] – Speakers: Lisa Harper, Shannon Gallatin, and Dee Ann […]

Beyond VU – Fall 2015 Survey

Each month since early 2011, we have sent the Beyond VU enewsletter to ministers, primarily those of the SoCal Assemblies of God Network. Our goal has been to have Vanguard University Faculty and Staff send something from their area of study that would be of benefit to a minister. We want to continue to save […]

General Council 2015

We are excited to participate in the 56th General Council for the Assemblies of God. If you plan to be there, please visit us!   Our Vanguard University BOOTH is located in the Exhibit Hall. Some features: Meet Entourage and Delivery Boys, and ask them questions about what it’s like to be a VU student. […]

Mission Trips: Hurt or Help?

Greg Austring, former missionary and current Vanguard University professor of Intercultural Studies, Religion, and Ethics, addresses possible down-sides of mission trip ministry.   What are the issues of the people to whom students will minister? In teaching about short-term missions at Vanguard University, I emphasize the importance of mission teams knowing the context and issues […]

Changes in Student Mission Trips

In the next two issues, Vanguard University leaders direct our attention to the changes in student mission trips. This month, Kayli Hillebrand, Vanguard’s Associate Director of Outreach, tells us about changes in motivation and preparation. In April, Greg Austring will list new concerns about what the students do once on the field. Both of these […]

Relevant or Redundant? Work Well for Change in Town

Ed Clarke, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at Vanguard University writes this month. He would love to help resource churches and pastors as we reach out to people in our cities!   As a masonry contractor, I participated in construction projects that changed the lives of people.  In Haiti, for instance, we built 22 schools that […]

More Caught than Taught

Natalie Garcia became a student intern last spring, and her life took a whole new direction.   A junior, as part of the Vanguard University and SoCalNetwork internship, she served at Santa Paula, under Pastor Adelita Garza’s supervision, ten hours a week for ten weeks. She drove there every Friday night to rehearse with the […]

A Hebrew Thanksgiving

Rich Israel, Chair of the Vanguard University Religion Department and Professor of Old Testament, wrote our featured article this month. As we prepare for Thanksgiving this month, he writes this –   George Washington initiated it nationally, on November 26, 1789, and Abe Lincoln institutionalized it in 1863, but Thanksgiving began here in America much […]