When you become a Regent student, you join more than an academic community. You become part of a spiritual family. Students, professors and staff come alongside each other, supporting, encouraging and challenging growth in our relationship with God. A diverse community of people from many denominations, cultures, backgrounds and callings comprise the Regent family, all with an intentional focus on our shared Christ-centered values. That’s what makes us strong as we strive toward excellence in our studies, our work and our service to others.
Whether you’re studying online or on campus, you will find many ways to participate in the spiritual community at Regent. We invite you to experience the presence of God with Regent as you dive in fully to worship, pray, study, serve and connect. Below, explore Campus Ministries, Chapel, Outreach Opportunities and more.
Every student is on a spiritual journey. Regent University Campus Ministries hopes to accompany and encourage you along the way. As believers, we are called to learn how to walk, talk and think more like Jesus in every aspect of life. Ultimately, we want to embark on the journey of growing into the image of the Son.
We believe the nature of this journey to be a fourfold spiritual formation:
Journey Upward towards God where can love him by celebrating the Body of Christ through corporate chapels, worship and prayer.
Journey In encourages us to grow in our identity in Christ by reflecting on personal calling and vocation through our one year Apprenticeship Program and actively practicing the spiritual disciplines.
Journey Together shows us how to befriend each other in Christian Community through our small groups, we call Life Groups.
Journey Out teaches us to testify of God’s love through words and actions to the local community and the world.
For more information about any of these areas, feel free to contact our office:
Wednesdays at 12 p.m. – Students, faculty and staff meet in the Chapel for a time of fellowship, worship and God’s Word. Chapel features trans-denominational worship for students and faculty; allowing for many Christian faith traditions to be represented through creed, music and guest speakers.
University Chapels can be watched live at www.regent.edu/chapellive.
Thursdays at 8 p.m. – The student body meets for UnChapel in the Chapel, creating a vivacious community of faith, hope and love for all Regent students — both undergraduate and graduate. UnChapel is a unifying worship experience with modern worship music, relevant teaching, and an opportunity for prayer ministry at the end of each service. It is a Christian college experience that you will not want to miss!
University UnChapels can be watched by Regent students, faculty and staff live at www.regent.edu/unchapellive.
Life is better together! Regent’s Life Groups are small groups designed to provide a place for you to find a deeper level of connection with fellow undergraduate students. Led by students, for students, these gatherings offer prayer, worship, friendship and discussion.
If accountability, discipleship and Christian leadership are important to you, Life Groups will encourage your spiritual vitality. Our leaders undergo extensive training and receive ongoing support through Campus Ministries. Life Groups are available to undergraduate residential and commuter students.
Campus Ministries offers service opportunities to equip and encourage you to reach out and become involved in the community. You will gain a better sense of people’s needs, sharpen your focus and learn more about how you can influence change. Service opportunities include:
Good Fridays – Weekly volunteering at non-profit organizations such as soup kitchens, tutoring under-privileged children, visiting residents in rehabilitation centers, and street evangelism.
Love Light – Bi-weekly Thursday night homeless outreach by providing, food, toiletries, blankets and clothing to those on the streets in Norfolk and the Oceanfront.
Regent Serves – Once-a-semester initiative to love Hampton Roads, through community clean-ups, food drives, and partnerships with Operation Blessing and other relief organizations both in the United States and abroad.
Urban Plunge Mission Trip – Annual spring break trip to urban centers throughout the United States. This trip empowers education, reflection and transformation of the student as they minister to those in need.
Regent N.O.W. – Nights of Worship – bridges the local community and the campus for worship led by respected Christian artists who are passionate about worshipping God. When the different musical styles of Regent’s diverse denominational representation come together, along with hundreds of local residents, in one voice of worship, the results of are astonishing – an incredible time of corporate worship and unity.
Worship artists who have visited Regent include:
"The professors here never allowed me to settle for good, always pushing me towards giving my best."
"At Regent, it was 'law first' and then we talked about how the law is influenced by the spiritual and moral side—that was a valuable lesson I'll always be thankful to Regent for providing."
“What stuck out to me at Regent was the character and ethics — the commitment to glorifying God in all that we do. Really trying to impact this world for eternity, and getting past our fallibilities to see what the power of God can do.”
“Two common obstacles preventing people from reaching their dreams are fear and listening to naysayers. Regent helped me develop my calling and credentials so that I can help people move past both to achieve a positive life change.”
"You do have to make sacrifices. But, this is not a negative thing. You can get through it and most importantly, you don't have to compromise your principles. It all works out."