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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.

Important Note

Many courses require advance reading with a recommendation that students register at least 4-6 weeks in advance in order to have time to purchase textbooks and complete the reading courses. 



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.


SUMMER 2016

Registration Deadline: May 6 (4:30 pm at Regent reception, or midnight via REGIS)


Course Number Course Title Professor Online Instructor
APPL 522 Christian Education and Equipping Darrel Johnson Tony Tremblett
APPL 581 Missional Church
(postponed to Fall 2016)
Darrel Johnson Charles Ringma & Paul Tyson
BIBL 502 New Testament Foundations Rikk Watts Joshua Coutts
BIBL 561 Letters to Colossae: Colossians, Ephesians, and Philemon J. I. Packer Derek Brown
HIST 501 History of Christianity I Don Lewis Kyle Welty
INDS 578 Everyday Spirituality Paul Stevens Martin de Wit
SPIR 578 Everyday Spirituality Paul Stevens Martin de Wit
SPIR 604 Jesus and Prayer Eugene Peterson Brenton Dickieson
THEO 500 Systematic Theology Overview J. I. Packer Matthew Thomas
THEO 561 Letters to Colossae: Colossians, Ephesians, and Philemon J. I. Packer Derek Brown
THEO 601 Theology I John Stackhouse Chad Raith

FALL 2016 COURSES | Registration deadline: September 9th, 2016

Course Number Course Title Professor Online Instructor
APPL 522 Christian Education and Equipping Darrel Johnson Tony Tremblett
APPL 581 Missional Church Darrel Johnson Charles Ringma; Anthony Brown
BIBL 502 New Testament Foundations Rikk Watts Joshua Coutts
BIBL 543 The New Testament's Use of the Old Testament Rikk Watts Joshua Coutts
BIBL 610 Book Study: Genesis Bruce Waltke Aaron Sherwood
HIST 502 History of Christianity II Don Lewis Kyle Welty
INDS 530 World Religions John Stackhouse Mareque Ireland
INDS 563 Jesus in Literature Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
SPIR 563 Jesus in Literature Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
SPIR 628 The Meaning of the Sacraments Gordon Smith Gordon Smith
SPIR 648 Tell it Slant: Spiritual Direction Eugene Peterson David Robinson
SPIR 663 Soulcraft Eugene Peterson Brenton Dickieson
THEO 500 Systematic Theology Overview John Stackhouse Matthew Thomas
THEO 602 Theology II Hans Boersma Matthew Thomas
THEO 628 The Meaning of the Sacraments Gordon Smith Gordon Smith

WINTER 2017 COURSES | Registration deadline: January 6th, 2017

Course Number Course Title Professor Online Instructor
BIBL 502 New Testament Foundations Rikk Watts Joshua Coutts
BIBL 524 The Sermon on The Mount Darrell Johnson Aaron Sherwood
BIBL 615 Judges & Ruth Bruce Waltke Drew Lewis
BIBL 628 Isaiah Rikk Watts Joshua Coutts
BIBL 652 Gospel of Mark Rikk Watts Derek Brown
HIST 501 History of Christianity I Don Lewis Kyle Welty
HIST 650 Anglican History and Theology J. I. Packer Archie Pell
INDS 510 The Christian Mind John Stackhouse David Robinson
INDS 581 Christian Faith & Practice Craig Gay Paul McClure
INDS 638 Spiritual Pilgrimage Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
SPIR 619 Spiritual Discernment Gordon Smith Gordon Smith
SPIR 638 Spiritual Pilgrimage Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
THEO 601 Theology I John Stackhouse Charles Raith
THEO 608 History of Christian Doctrine Hans Boersma Charles Raith
THEO 650 Anglican History and Theology J. I. Packer Archie Pell

SUMMER 2017 COURSES | Registration deadline: May 12th, 2017

Course Number Course Title Professor Online Instructor
APPL 522 Christian Education and Equipping Darrel Johnson Tony Tremblett
BIBL 502 New Testament Foundations Rikk Watts Joshua Coutts
BIBL 561 Letters to Colossae J. I. Packer Derek Brown
BIBL 662 Galatians Gordon Fee Aaron Sherwood
BIBL 679 The Revelation Gordon Fee Derek Brown
HIST 502 History of Christianity II Don Lewis Kyle Welty
INDS 578 Everyday Spirituality Paul Stevens Martin De Wit
INDS 638 Spiritual Pilgrimage Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
SPIR 578 Everyday Spirituality Paul Stevens Martin De Wit
SPIR 588 Devotional Use of the Psalms James Houston David Robinson
SPIR 604 Jesus & Prayer Eugene Peterson Brenton Dickieson
SPIR 635 Conversion & Transformation Gordon Smith Gordon Smith
SPIR 638 Spiritual Pilgrimage Maxine Hancock Sharon Jebb Smith
THEO 500 Systematic Theology Overview J. I. Packer Matthew Thomas
THEO 561 Letters to Colossae J. I. Packer Derek Brown
THEO 602 Theology II Hans Boersma Matthew Thomas
THEO 635 Conversion & Transformation Gordon Smith Gordon Smith



Costs

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.


DEGREE LIMITATIONS ON COURSES TAKEN THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION

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.


Register

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 Summer 2016 Distance Education Registration Form and do one of the following:

  • Fax it to 604.224.3097
  • Scan and email it to distance.education@regent-college.edu
  • 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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