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worship and community

Regent College is an international and transdenominational community. Our students come from over 40 countries and represent over 30 denominations. This richness informs everything we do at Regent!

worship

We hold a weekly Chapel service every Tuesday, and we offer a number of regular prayer and retreat opportunities for students throughout the academic year.

Tuesday Chapel worship 

Every Tuesday from 11am-12pm, Regent students, faculty, staff, and guests gather in the Chapel for a weekly service. This is the one regularly scheduled opportunity for the entire College family to meet together. Following the service, everyone gathers for an informal lunch of homemade soup and bread.
Learn more about the Chapel at Regent.

Midday prayer

Each day of the week on which Chapel is not held, the College pauses for midday prayer. This is another opportunity for the College community to come together and acknowledge our dependence on God in all our efforts, both personal and corporate.

Wine Before Lunch Anglican Communion Service

Join us each Thursday during Fall and Winter terms at 11 am for a service of Holy Communion in the Prayer Room on the ground floor. Wine Before Lunch is brought to you by the Anglican Studies program at Regent, and this term, we will be joined by our new Anglican chaplain, Rev. James Wagner. All students are welcome to attend these services.

Group prayer room on the ground floor

The Prayer Room on the ground floor is available for individual and group prayer. To book this room in advance, please contact prayer@regent-college.edu.

Prayer space on upper floor

A beautiful new prayer space was installed on the upper level of the College on October 28, 2011. Free-standing stained glass panels create a secluded corner beside a hanging painting of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Come and visit this quiet, sheltered space alone in meditation or with a few of your fellow students for group prayer.

Prayer hour in Student Services Office


Every term, there is a staff member from the Dean of Students office available for prayer. Just drop in and someone will pray with you!

This term, those hours are Thursdays from 11 am to 12 pm.

Participating in a local church


We hope that all of our students, while studying at Regent, will worship and participate in a church community. 

Looking for a church community? Contact the Assistant Dean of Students for resources on church communities in Vancouver.

Spiritual direction

Regent offers a spiritual direction program for students. Visit the Counselling page for more information.


community

The Dean of Students Office, often partnering with the Regent College Student Association, organizes events and forums for students to get to know each other, interact with staff and faculty, and bond as a community. Watch our calendar for upcoming events.

Fall Retreat

Each September, students and their families, together with Regent faculty and staff, gather for a weekend retreat. It is here—in an atmosphere of relaxed fellowship, worship, prayer (and more than a little creative distraction!)—that the tone is set for the coming year. We encourage each of you to join us.
Retreat sign-up and fee collection takes place during Fall Term Orientation. 

The retreat takes place across the border in the United States, and therefore, international students may require a short-term visa for entry into the US. If you require a visa, we strongly recommend that you apply for it in your home country. Check the Study and Work Permits page for visa information for international students (look in the "Other Considerations" section). Permanent residents of Canada need a visa to enter the US. Countries that do not require a visa can be found at the US government website.


Community groups


We encourage all students and their families to join a community group at Regent. These groups are led by an appointed faculty and/or student leader. Each week they gather for one hour of fellowship and discussion following the Tuesday Chapel service. 

During the year, each group also takes a turn preparing the Tuesday community lunch of homemade soup and bread and helping with childcare during Chapel.

Many groups plan a weekend retreat together and/or other activities such as meals, service opportunities, and social activities.


Events

Regent College hosts several events during the year that draw people together. Special events include a Thanksgiving Dinner and Christmas Party in the fall term, Taste of the World (a big gathering where people bring food from their various cultures), Offering of the Arts (a two-week period when we host special arts events such as film screenings, concerts, and workshops), and L'Chaim (our end of the Year Party) in the Winter Term. Refer to our events calendar for dates and times of upcoming events.


Online Community

Explore Moodle

Moodle is our online environment where you can find course syllabi and class notes, participate in online course discussions, access housing resources, and connect with other students to share resources. Log in to Moodle: moodle.regent-college.edu

Join our Facebook Group

Our Facebook page is a great way to stay up-to-date on news and events: facebook.com/regentcollege

Follow our Tweets

If you’re on Twitter, this is another great way to get information and reminders about events: twitter.com/regentcollege

Subscribe to Regent's News & Updates

Regent News & Updates is our monthly e-newsletter that goes out to the entire Regent community: students, staff, faculty, alumni, donors, and friends of the College. You can subscribe to these emails from here: regent-college.edu/about-us/events