Category: Vanguard Gap Year

XC Worship

By Ben Wunder, Vanguard Last Sunday evening, Benjamin led worship. Here, he reflects on that experience: Salutem! Greetings! I know it’s a bit unorthodox, but I have a quiz for y’all. When it’s 11 below with a light… Read More

I Chose You

Photos & Post by Sar I had no idea that a loud, obnoxious and spazzy mule who is terrified of people would become one of my favorite creatures on this planet. But when Erin pointed out our similarities,… Read More

Thursday Nights

by Joseph Sawyer, Vanguard Today, you’re hearing from Joseph! A big part of his Vanguard experience has been the weekly small group times. Here’s his take: “Thursday is the last work rotation day of the week for the… Read More

Spiritual Disciplines

by Axel Barth, Vanguard Yesterday the Vanguards talked about spiritual disciples/discipline. In small groups we discussed what words, ideas, thoughts, and connotations we associated with “spiritual discipline”. Within my group we related the term to prayer, and how… Read More

Looking Back & Giving Thanks

by Julianna Burlet, Vanguard Well folks, we did it! We survived our first work rotation with smiles on our faces! Friday morning we had a meeting to determine our work rotations, and with that came excitement for a… Read More

Felling a Tree & Building Courts

by Sarah Davis, Vanguard Coordinator Two big events happened today & Vanguards have helped out in big ways with both: 1) The big tree behind the dining hall fell to make way for the new Heath Center. They’ve… Read More

Chopping Down Stereotypes

  On Monday, November 9th, the Vanguards packed into a couple vans and rumbled down the road to a local logging site in the Three Lakes area. Here, we were given the unique opportunity to hear first hand… Read More

A Week in the Life!

The Vanguard blog will now feature posts from our Vanguards! Today, Sarah L. shares about what the last week looked like for her… Last weekend was Halloween, and our lovely activities committee planned a day of disc golf… Read More

Gap Year Information Session at Wheaton!

  This Thursday, November 12, Charlie and Rob will be hosting a gap year information session at Wheaton College. It’s an awesome opportunity to learn about post-high school opportunities that are available to those who would benefit from taking a… Read More

Creating Committees

Last Friday, we gathered to split Vanguards up into what we’re calling “committees”: hospitality, activities, fundraising, and worship. The Vanguards on each committee are responsible for making these areas of the Vanguard experience happen – similar to a college’s student… Read More