Embrace opportunities for deep learning with our condensed courses.
How it Works
We offer a number of condensed (or "intensive") courses through the year.These condensed courses typically last only 1–2 weeks and range from 1 to 3 credits.
Our best-known condensed courses are our Summer Programs (40+ courses from May through early August) and our January Intensive (one week of condensed courses immediately before the start of the Winter Term). From time to time we also offer condensed courses during our Fall and Winter reading breaks.
Like our regular courses, condensed courses can be taken for credit towards a graduate degree or simply audited for personal enrichment. Students auditing courses are not required to complete assignments. For more information on the difference between credit and audit, visit our Choosing Courses page.
The length and format of our condensed courses varies. Many take place in a standard classroom setting, typically requiring students to spend 3 or 6 hours in the classroom per day. Others (such as our travel courses) focus on an off-campus immersive experience. Students usually have six weeks to complete the assignments, but this varies from course to course. When taking a condensed course, you should review the syllabus carefully to ensure that you understand the course dates, format, and requirements.
Browse the condensed courses below to find one that's right for you.
Theology of Work (APPL/INDS 592)
Mon Jan 6–Fri Jan 10
1 or 2 credits
Work occupies the largest part of our waking everyday life, whether that work is remunerated or not. As distinct from leisure, work is energy expended purposefully, whether manual, mental, or primarily spiritual, whether or not it is remunerated. In this course we examine the contemporary work scene, what the Bible teaches us about work, yesterday, today and forever, and its dignity and problems (east of Eden). We will consider what constitutes good work. Work is an arena for character and spiritual formation and can be part of the advancing kingdom of God and part of the full-time ministry of the whole people of God.
Creation and the Gospel (INDS 506)
Jonathan Wilson and Matthew Humphrey
Mon Jan 6–Fri Jan 10
1 or 2 credits
This course will explore the good news of Jesus Christ for creation in order to shape a vision of faithful discipleship in the midst of the global crises precipitated by the changing climate. We will do this by exploring biblical and theological resources for reshaping our understanding of discipleship and by attending to concrete practices that may bear witness to God’s care for creation and lives properly aligned with God’s creation. Our development of vision will arise from a notion of “conviviality”—living with the Creator in celebration of Creator’s gift of life.
History of Christian Doctrine (THEO 608)
Tues Feb 18–Sat Feb 22
Reading Break Intensive
In an age suspicious of the past, it is all the more important for the Church to be aware of her tradition. It is through a loving connection with the Church of all times and places that today also God provides us with an identity in Christ through the Holy Spirit. This course, therefore, explores the history of the doctrine of the Church as it has taken shape both in the thoughts of individual theologians and through the Creeds, confessions, and decisions of councils and synods. The course not only presents an overview of the history of Christian doctrine, but also examines some of the most seminal theological writings that have shaped the Church throughout her history.
Preaching the Gospel in the Land of the Gospels (APPL 514)
Fri Jan 31–Thurs Feb 13
This course is full. A waitlist is in place. For more details, visit the course page.
The Holy Land, experienced firsthand, enriches the faith and Biblical understanding of all who visit. For those called to ministry, this experience is particularly valuable. Some have called the land "The Fifth Gospel," and indeed, as we travel there, we anticipate reading the dust and stones, thorns and trees, water and wilderness in such a way as to enliven both our faith and our preaching.
Our Summer Programs are our most well-known condensed courses. Every year, we offer more than 40 graduate courses from May through early August, each lasting 1–2 weeks. Summer Programs cover everything from biblical studies to the visual arts and draw students from around the world.
To view our Summer Programs offerings, visit rgnt.net/summer.
Registration & Payment
If you have a Regent Login, you can register online using our student registration system, REGIS. If you do NOT have a Regent Login, click on the following button and then "Request Regent Login"
For registration deadlines and other important information, visit the following pages:
- Important Dates: registration and payment deadlines
- Costs: current course rates
- How to Pay: Regent College no longer accepts tuition payments via credit card. A number of other payment options are available.
- Regent College Academic Catalogue: all academic policies
- Admissions: information on admission, finances, and other matters related to beginning a program at Regent College
Note: Registration for our January Intensive opens with registration for the preceding Fall Term (typically the first Wednesday in July).