Distance Education

Bible School Online

Christian education, wherever you’re at.

Christian education,
wherever you’re at.

It’s not always possible to uproot family, interrupt work, or move to a new city to pursue theological education. That’s why Horizon has integrated an online bible school to provide students with a flexible timetable and online learning.

Instructors are reshaping courses so you can learn from anywhere in the world, using the internet to participate fully with other remote or on-campus students.

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How to Apply

Current students MUST fill out a Distance Education (DE) request form to register for any courses offered by Online Video or by Directed Study. If you have questions please email our Academic Administrative Assistant (kregier@horizon.edu). If you are interested in taking a DE course but have not yet applied to be a student, please submit an Open Studies Application first.

College DE Request Form

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Seminary DE Request Form

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition for DE courses is at the posted per credit hour rate for the current academic year.

Our Digital Theological Library offers students unparalleled access to online resources for their research needs. To offset the costs of this library access, starting in the Winter 2021 semester, all students will pay a Textbook & Resource Access fee of $7.50 per credit hour (=$22.50 per three-credit course). This fee applies to all courses at Horizon College & Seminary.

*While students have the benefit of accessing their textbooks online through the Digital Theological Library, they will not have access to the Digital Theological Library upon graduation. Therefore, we encourage students to purchase select textbooks to build their personal library. For your convenience, Horizon has partnered with Kennedy’s Parable to provide textbooks.

College Tuition & Fees
Seminary Tuition & Fees

Formats

Live-Stream
Video on Demand
Online Video
Directed Study

Live-Stream Courses

Live-Streamed courses allow out of town or out of province students to attend a live course taking place on Horizon’s campus in Saskatoon through a video-conferencing service called Zoom. Students attend the class via live streaming at the same time as on-campus students and interact with their professor and classmates in real time. Your course readings, activities, and essay writing happen as they would in a traditional course format. Out of town/province students can request to live stream into any Horizon course taking place on-campus. Live-Streamed courses follow our on-campus course syllabi and course schedule.

In order to use the Zoom software, adequate high-speed internet is required. Zoom can be accessed and installed on Mac, PC, Android phone/tablet, iPhone/iPad.

NOTE: The deadline to register for live-stream courses is three weeks prior to the start of the course.

*High speed internet REQUIRED

Video on Demand Courses

If you are not able to join a class online during the day via live-stream, then later in the day or even later in the week you could watch the class on Horizon’s Video Centre through Video on Demand (VOD). In comparison to Online Video courses (more info below), VOD courses allow you to interact with the class and professor that you are watching on video, because you are following the same general schedule as the on-campus course. Our course schedules indicate those courses that are accessible by VOD.

NOTE: The deadline to register for VOD courses is three weeks prior to the start of the course. VOD is available for most (not all) courses that are running on-campus and as live-stream video.

How does it work?

Lectures are captured each day for the on-campus course, edited, and uploaded to our video site. VOD students will have assignment due dates similar to in-class students and are required to watch and engage with all of the recordings within a certain time-frame each day or week.

MODULE COURSES: Including the module week, each week for five weeks, VOD students are required to watch and engage with the recording from one full day of the module.

In order to pass the course, VOD students must submit VOD weekly submissions. The purpose of these submissions is to demonstrate thoughtful engagement with the class material.

For example:
For every week of the course, by 11:59pm each Monday, as a VOD student you will submit to the class discussion board
[for example] a report (300 written words or 2-3 minute audio or video) that:
1) affirms you have watched the required recording for the last seven days;
2) summarizes one thing you learned that week that will help you reach the course learning outcomes; and
3) explains at least one question you had after watching the class recording.
Alternatively, the student will meet with the professor live on Zoom on Monday at 3pm.

Each professor may provide a variety of different options for what these submissions could look like.

*High speed internet REQUIRED

Online Video Courses

Online Video courses involve interacting with a professor and students through video-based learning content and online discussions forums. You can view lectures whenever its convenient for you and participate in discussions as you work to complete course readings, activities and written assignments typical of traditional course formats. You don’t have set times to view lectures or “attend class,” although you do have deadlines for assignments and requirements to interact with other online students in the course.

These courses are offered on an as-requested basis and are offered in three semesters:
Fall (September – December)
Winter (January – April)
Summer (May – August)

*High speed internet REQUIRED

Online Video College Courses

Intro to the Old Testament DE

Bible – B110 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Intro to the New Testament DE

Bible – B115 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Bible Study Methods DE

Bible – B119 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none
PAOC credential requirement

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Studies in Paul’s Letters DE

Bible – B364 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: B115 & B119

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Psalms DE

Bible – B430 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: B110 & B119

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Pentecostalism & the Church in Canada (Pentecostal History) DE

General – G310 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: G110

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Theology I DE

Theology – T220 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: T101

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Theology II DE

Theology – T221 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: T101

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Holy Spirit & the Church DE

Theology – T311 DE
3 credits
| Prerequisites: T220 & T221

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Reason & Christian Belief DE

General – G330 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: G143

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Ethics and Morality DE

General – G230 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: G143

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History of the Christian Era DE

General – G110 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Personal & Christian Life Management DE

General – G144 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Communication Skills DE

General – G209 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: B119

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Portfolio Fall Lab 1 DE

General – G101 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

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Portfolio Fall Lab 2 DE

General – G201 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: G102

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Portfolio Fall Lab 3 DE

General – G301 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: G202

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Intro to Theology DE

Theology – T101 DE
3 credits
| Prerequisites: none

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Worldviews & Contemporary Culture DE

General – G143 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Intro to Pastoral Life & Leadership DE

Professional – P221 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none
PAOC credential requirement

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Youth Ministry DE

Professional – P370 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Ministry Formation (Winter, Year 1) DE

Professional – P152 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: P151

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Ministry Formation (Winter, Year 2) DE

Professional – P252 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: P251

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Ministry Formation (Winter, Year 3) DE

Professional – P352 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: P351

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Online Video Seminary Courses

Survey of Church History DE

TS5101 DE
3 credits

Origins & Development of Global Pentecostalism DE

TS5107 DE

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Theological Foundations DE

BI / TS – TS5201 DE
3 credits

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Studies in Paul’s Letters DE

NT5316 DE

Acts of the Apostles DE

NT5307 DE
3 credits

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Psalms DE

OT5307 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Directed Study Courses

Directed Study courses are completed using a traditional distance model that consists of course readings, activities, and essay writing.

These courses are offered on an as-requested basis and are offered in three semesters:
Fall (September – December)
Winter (January – April)
Summer (May – August)

Directed Study College Courses

Doctrine of God DE

Theology – T410 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: T220 & T221

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Current Issues in Theology DE

Theology – T491 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: T220  & T221

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Biblical Communication

Bible – B490
3 credits | Prerequisites: P302

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Old Testament Wisdom Literature DE

Bible – B423 DE
3 credits| Prerequisites: B110 & B119

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Bible Study Methods DE

Bible – B119 (*Directed Study)
3 credits | Prerequisites: none
PAOC credential requirement

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Contemporary Approaches to Leadership and Administration DE

General – G241 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: G149.

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Old Testament History DE

Bible – B320 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: B110 & B119

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Ministry Formation (Fall, Year 1) DE

Professional – P151 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

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Ministry Formation (Fall, Year 2) DE

Professional – P251 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: P152

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Ministry Formation (Fall, Year 3) DE

Professional – P351 DE
1 credit | Prerequisites: P252

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Directed Study Seminary Courses

Pentecostal Perspectives on Preaching DE

PS5105 DE

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Pentecostal/Charismatic Spirituality DE

PS5107 DE
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Pastoral Theology – Pentecostal Perspectives DE

PS6103 DE
3 credits

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Themes in Theology:
Jesus the Savior DE

TS6203 DE
3 credits

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Vision, Strategy, Execution & Assessment DE

LS5104 DE

3 credits

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Contemporary Approaches to Leadership & Management DE

LS5105 DE
3 credits

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Creating & Sustaining Effective Teams DE

LS5114 DE
3 credits

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Introduction to Pentecostal Theology DE

TS5106 DE
3 credits

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More about Online Learning
“This summer I enrolled in Bible Study Methods. My experience online has been exceptional. There are opportunities for in-class interactions with other students, links to access the video classes at any time, and the opportunity to ask the professor questions throughout the class. Additionally, the professor is available for questions and additional help outside of the class hours and answers emails very quickly. The quality of the course is excellent, interesting, and creative. The faculty is friendly, efficient, and I feel really well connected. I have had such an amazing experience and I am registering for another course!”
AutumneAutumne, Student
“I am so thankful for the forward thinking of Horizon College and their investment in technology. Not only does this allow students from anywhere to engage in distance learning, but during our current global situation, my education has transferred to an online format seamlessly. Instead of my classes being canceled, I’ve been able to continue to attend lectures, participate in classroom discussion, and engage in community. What a blessing!”
ErikErik, Student

College Course Schedule

2022 – 2023

Seminary Course Schedule

2022 – 2023