Catalyst Bible College is powered by Vanguard University.

When our students receive a degree, their diploma is issued by Vanguard University. Each student has the opportunity to learn from both Vanguard University and Catalyst Bible College faculty.

History of Vanguard

Vanguard University is a private, Christian, comprehensive university of liberal arts and professional studies equipping students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service.

Since 2010, the U.S. News & World Report has ranked Vanguard in the top 10 among the best baccalaureate colleges in the west in their rankings of colleges and universities and The Princeton Review named VU a 2014 “Best in the West” College. Vanguard is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

For a century, Vanguard University has been a leader in educational innovation within its denomination, preparing students for all types of ministry. As a Christian university, Vanguard is constantly seeking to expand its influence and service through education that provides excellence without compromise for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Program Guide

B.A. in Theology with a Leadership Concentration

  • English Comp 1
  • English Comp 2
  • Research Writing
  • Foundations of Christian Life
  • Speech Comp & Presentation
  • Literary Perspectives
  • Intro to Environmental Science
  • College Algebra
  • Intro to Theology
  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Principles of Holistic Development
  • American History
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Theology & Church Mission & Ministry
  • Critical Thinking & Writing for Ministry
  • Church History
  • Research Methods for Study & Preaching of the Scripture
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Intro to Narrative Theo
  • Theological Themes of the Old Testament
  • New Testament Backgrounds
  • Theological Themes of the New Testament
  • Pastoral Care & Counseling
  • The Ministry of the Spirit in the Church
  • Theology of Compassion
  • Conflict Management
  • Cultural Analysis & Theological Reflection
  • Change Theory & Strategic Planning in Christian Organizations
  • Biblical Theology of Missions
  • Biblical Interpretation: Johannine Literature
  • Biblical Interpretation: Luke–Acts
  • Biblical Interpretation: Introduction to Apologetics
  • Biblical Principles of Worship
  • Youth & Student Ministry Leadership
  • Practicum 1
  • Practicum 2
  • Practicum 3
  • Practicum 4
  • Practicum 5