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Distance Education

Distance Education allows you to take courses in your own environment while you continue other aspects of your calling.

Why do it?

While we believe that theology is best learned in community, and therefore have a strong residency component to all our programs, we understand that life circumstances may prevent you from completing your entire program in Vancouver. As such, we offer a limited number of distance education courses that may be the right fit for you if:

  • you'd like a taste of Regent College before committing to a program
  • you are a newly admitted student wanting a head start on your program before moving to Vancouver
  • you are unable to remain in Vancouver to complete your program
  • you desire greater flexibility in planning your program
  • you seek to develop greater language proficiency in English by being able to re-listen to lectures

How it works

The courses are recordings of actual live classes held here on campus. You hear the same faculty lectures and typically receive the same instructional materials as were given in an on-campus version of the course.

The lectures are available in the MP3 format.

All you have to do is:

  • listen to the lectures on your audio device
  • read the material
  • connect online with your professor or tutor, and with students from all over the world
  • submit your course work electronically

Listen to a sample lecture from "Tell it Slant" by Eugene Peterson.

Course Offerings

Check our Course offerings

Delivery Method

Online cohort courses

In the cohort model, you will work through lectures and be required to participate in online forums on a week-by-week basis during the term dates (September to December / January to April / May to August). All assignments are due six months from the course start date unless otherwise indicated.

Winter 2016

  • BIBL 502 New Testament Foundations
  • BIBL 524 Living in Sync: Studies on the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)
  • BIBL 628 Isaiah
  • HIST 501 History of Christianity I
  • INDS 510 The Christian Mind
  • INDS 581 Christian Faith and Practice
  • INDS 638/SPIR 638 Spiritual Pilgrimage
  • SPIR 619 Spiritual Discernment
  • SPIR 648 Tell It Slant
  • SPIR 663 Soulcraft
  • THEO 602 Theology II
  • THEO 608 History of Christian Doctrine
New courses for Winter 2016:
  • BIBL 652 Mark

Summer 2016

  • APPL 522 Christian Education and Equipping
  • APPL 581 Missional Church (formerly APPL 610 Empowering the Church for First World Re-evangelization)
  • BIBL 502 New Testament Foundations
  • BIBL 561/THEO 561 Letters to Colossae: Colossians, Ephesians, and Philemon
  • BIBL 594 New Testament Foundations Part I**
  • BIBL 595 New Testament Foundations Part II**
  • BIBL 596 New Testament Foundations Part III**
  • BIBL 662 Galatians
  • BIBL 679 The Revelation
  • HIST 501 History of Christianity I
  • HIST.THEO 650 Anglican History and Theology (postponed to Winter 2017)
  • INDS 578/SPIR 578 Everyday Spirituality
  • SPIR 604 Jesus and Prayer
  • SPIR 635/THEO 635 Conversion and Transformation
  • THEO 500 Systematic Theology Overview (with J.I. Packer)
  • THEO 601 Theology I

** These three courses are equivalent to BIBL 502 but are offered in 1-credit modules in a condensed format. Deadline for Registration for these courses is the Friday before the course start date (July 1, July 15, and July 29 respectively).

Fall 2016

  • APPL 560/SPIR 560 Taking Your Soul to Work
  • BIBL 502 New Testament Foundations
  • BIBL 543 The New Testament's Use of the Old Testament
  • BIBL 615 Judges/Ruth
  • BIBL 628 Isaiah
  • BIBL 652 Mark
  • HIST 501 History of Christianity I
  • HIST 502 History of Christianity II
  • INDS 581 Christian Faith and Practice
  • INDS 563/SPIR 563 Jesus in Literature
  • SPIR 588 Devotional Use of the Psalms
  • SPIR 628/THEO 628 The Meaning of the Sacraments
  • SPIR 663 Soulcraft
  • THEO 500 Theology Overview (J.G. Stackhouse)
  • THEO 602 Theology 2


Courses can be taken for credit or audit (no assignments). Per-credit costs are the same as for courses offered on campus. If you are only taking Distance Education courses, then only the additional non-refundable registration fee is mandatory. Visit the Financial Aid page for a full list of costs.

Tuition Discounts

There is one tuition discounts available for Distance Education courses: the Parachurch 50% Tuition Benefit. Visit the Tuition Discounts page for details.


The credit limit for distance education courses within each program is generally one third of the total program credits. These limits are as follows:

GradDipCS 9 credits
MA Theo Studies 20 credits
MDiv 30 credits
ThM 6 credits

In addition, students are limited to taking six credits of the Foundational Core courses by distance education as part of their program.


If you have a Regent Login, you can register online using our student registration system, REGIS.

If you aren't eligible for a Regent Login, print off the and do one of the following:

  • Fax it to 604.224.3097
  • Scan and email it to
  • Mail it to Distance Education, Regent College, 5800 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2E4
  • Drop it off in-person at Reception.

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