About the Course
If you have a passion to see the Church become all that it should be, the BA (Hons) Applied Theology in Church Leadership is the track for you; if you have initiative and are ready to take responsibility to develop the leadership gift in you, this is the track for you; if you are ready to be stretched, and to learn to serve by empowering others, this is the track for you.
We believe that input and output are both essential on the Church Leadership track: with only input we stagnate; with only output we dry up. Our goal is to combine the academic content of Applied Theology at the core of the course, with plenty of opportunities for practical experience in ministry. Throughout your studies at Regents, our aim is not to produce clones or ‘typical pastors’, but to help release the full potential of your unique God-given personality, temperament, and gifts.
Mode of Learning
Campus based learning (full-time)
Our classic community based approach to studying on a full-time basis, whilst living on campus in the College’s spectacularly situated halls-of-residence in the Malvern Hills. Students study 6 one-week modules each year, as they work towards their degree, supported by tutorials, seminars and self-learning, within the College’s comprehensive spiritual environment. Students have the opportunity to undertake placements and/or serve in local churches as their studies progress.
Context Based Learning (full-time)
Students are usually based in an agreed local church, often working as a Minister In Training (MIT), intern or volunteer for up to 20 hours a week. They are also full-time students of Regents Theological College, studying from that home setting for the remainder of the week. They visit the College campus in Malvern for 5 separate one-week modules a year for the face-to-face taught elements of the course. This is supported by tutorials and seminars delivered via Skype or online. Context based student’s gain valuable experiential learning in being able to directly apply the practical aspects of their studies with involvement in their church or workplace as they progress.
Context based learning (part-time)
Identical to full-time context based learning, except students visit the Regents campus 2 or 3 times a year to study the core modules at half pace, with each level taking two years to complete, and 6 years in all. Students typically need to commit 12-15 hours of study per week, and the courses can be taken alongside a full or part-time ministry, their on-going career, and/or work commitments.
Many students on the Church Leadership Track move into the Elim ministry, although acceptance onto the Track does not guarantee acceptance into it. As a Theological College, we have a heart for the wider Kingdom and every year there are always students who move into leadership roles in other streams, movements and denominations.
Rev. Peter Read, BA, MA
Vice Principal, Church Leadership Track Leader and School of Ministry Leader
Rev. Jenny Kimble BSc, MA, PhD (Cand)
Church Leadership Track Course Assistant
Validation and Entry Requirements
Regents Theological College is an approved academic partner of the University of Chester. The BA in Applied Theology Church Leadership track is validated by the University of Chester and students who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for a University of Chester award.
If you are under 21 years of age, the entry requirements are GCSE English at C grade or above (or equivalent), and two A levels. If you are over 21, the requirement is GCSE English at C grade or above (or equivalent), and with the discretion of Regents Theological College.
** Since it is a requirement of our BA Applied Theology undergraduate course for students to undertake a placement, Regents requires an enhanced DBS check to be undertaken for which a fee is payable. Your guarantee of a place at Regents Theological College remains provisional pending receipt of a satisfactory DBS. These conditions remain in place irrespective of whether you have enrolled or commenced studies. Regents may withdraw the offer of a place, or terminate studies, if information comes to light that may have a bearing on your suitability to work with Children or Vulnerable Adults or you fail to meet the necessary suitability requirements for admission. While most matters will not automatically preclude an applicant from commencing study, Regents reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a place to anyone who fails to provide a satisfactory DBS check. Regents is only able to accept previous DBS checks where the check has been done through Elim as an employee check, and where the applicant has subscribed to the update service.
Three year Bachelors of Arts with Honours in Applied Theology, with an optional exit Certificate of Higher Education after year one, or a Diploma of Higher Education after year two.
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