Interested in completing your degree through Vanguard University Professional Students Adult Degree Program?
We are excited to announce that starting Fall 2016 you can complete your Bachelor’s Degree in
Ministry and Leadership fully online.
Click here to see our list of General Education courses that you can start this summer 2016 semester.
The Religion classes will be offered in a 7-week format and you can complete your upper division coursework in just two years. For a sample schedule please click here
To receive additional information click here to fill out the form and we will send you additional information once we receive WSCUC approval
Vanguard University School for Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) is happy to announce an Affiliate Partnership with Behavioral Health Works (BHW). This partnership allows BHS staff the opportunity to receive a discount on tuition to further their education and the opportunity for SGPS students to set up trainee and internships to work with clients who have been diagnosed with Autism.
Behavioral Health Works is a premier Autism treatment provider, headquartered in Orange County, CA. They are a Non-Public Agency contracted with various school districts, health insurance plans, and regional centers in California. As a multidisciplinary agency, they offer Autism Evaluations, ABA therapy, ABA parent training, Early Interventions Services, Counseling, as well as Speech and Occupational Therapy.
If you company is interested in establishing an Affiliate Partnership with Vanguard University School for Graduate and Professional Studies please contact the Kristi Starkey, Director of Corporate Education Programs by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling at 714-668-6109.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
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Professor Doug Peterson teaches in our Graduate and Professional Studies programs at Vanguard University and he was asked to write and essay for Following Jesus: Journeys in Radical Discipleship – Essays in Honor of Ronald J Sider By Paul alexander & Al Tizon (eds). Click Here to order today
Professor Peterson writes in his essay “Jesus’ teachings to the disciples in the Gospel of Mark provide the marching orders for holistic ministry, i.e., for discipling people to faith in Jesus Christ and demonstrating that faith through our actions and service among the needy. The purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate that the transformational experience of salvation, the ethical actions of social concern, and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, as seen primarily in the Gospel of Mark, are inextricably linked together in any expression of holistic ministry.
Focusing on Mark 8:22-10:52, the core of Jesus’ teaching on discipleship, I contrast the social and ethical norms of power, authority, control, knowledge, status and wealth, which were accepted in first century culture, with the polar opposite ethical standards – the reversal of the order of things – that Jesus required of his followers under the rules of the kingdom of God. Greatness in leadership, as God measures, is directly related to our actions on behalf of the marginalized and disenfranchised: the poor, sick, disabled, unclean, outcasts, outsiders, the insignificant, and especially, or perhaps specifically, the children.”
For those of you who know Professor Peterson personally, you know he lives by his teachings and has a plaque hanging in his office as a constant reminder that reads:
“One hundred years from now,
It won’t matter what car I drove,
What kind of house I lived in,
How much I had in my bank account,
Nor what my clothes looked like,
But, the world may be a little better,
Because I was important in the life of a child.”
Vanguard University of Southern California has been selected as a top military-friendly school in our 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities, a list featured annually in our December issue. A record number of schools responded to our extensive survey, and MAE staff evaluated each submission by our strict criteria.
In this issue, we use an easy-to-read graphic presentation in the form of bar charts, which will enable our readers compare and contrast schools to find the best match for their needs. This year, we also asked for schools to provide additional details about their programs, and will make those answers available on our newly designed searchable database.
We’re excited about the new Guide, and we think our readers—the ESOs, TOs, top-level commanders who influence educational decisions, and, of course, servicemembers—will value the format too. We think it will reflect positively on your school as well. As the first publication to do a military friendly list, MAE has been improving the process every year in order to provide our men and women in uniform information that will help them make the right choices about college. Go to http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/search/profile.aspx?id=123651