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The Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University seeks to equip Christians, ministry leaders, and churches to effectively share the grace of God and confidently defend the truth of the gospel and word of God, to reach our world for Christ.

Online Undergraduate Degree in Applied Apologetics Degree, B.A.

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.
- 1 Peter 3:15 (ESV)

The Apostle Peter clearly states it is our God-given duty as Christians to be able to defend our faith to those who question it. As followers of Christ, we need to know why we believe in the gospel. CCU's Bachelor of Arts in Applied Apologetics degree from the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics will train and equip you to give this rational defense for your faith through scripture study, including the Old Testament and the New Testament, and critical thinking through a Christian worldview.

Program Focus

Understanding and expressing essential Christian doctrines and the evidence that undergirds those doctrines

The Applied Apologetics bachelor's program will improve your understanding and expression of the essential doctrines of the Christian faith and the evidence which undergirds those doctrines. With this knowledge, the program will prepare you with the practical tools to be a witness to audiences from diverse backgrounds of beliefs. CCU strives to prepare those called to vocational ministry and equip members of the church to give the reason for their hope.

As a student in the Strobel Center's B.A. in Applied Apologetics program, you will choose from one of four emphases: Cultural Engagement, Global Apologetics, Innovative Evangelism, or Practical Apologetics.

Flexible Options and Benefits for Adult Learners

  • The online program coursework is specially designed for adult students who are busy with part-time or full-time work and family commitments.
  • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
  • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.

Applied Apologetics Degree Emphases

Cultural Engagement Emphasis

The B.A. in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Cultural Engagement provides you with the tools you need to faithfully articulate the gospel with grace and truth while addressing key cultural issues. In a world where you are communicating with individuals from a vast array of backgrounds, it is important to know to how address current issues and tensions from a biblical frame of reference. Cultural Engagement is a critical skill for evangelism and apologetics, whether you are a pastor, missionary, teacher, or just a friend to those who don't know God's grace.

Global Apologetics Emphasis

The B.A. in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Global Apologetics helps you communicate the truth of the gospel to those caught up in non-Christian and pseudo-Christian belief systems. While engaging with these worldviews you'll need to understand the rationale for their divergent beliefs and how to appropriately answer their challenges. The Global Apologetics emphasis provides apologetics courses that prepare you to defend your faith to a wide range of individuals in a practical way that expresses both the grace and truth of Jesus Christ.

Innovative Evangelism Emphasis

The B.A. in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Innovative Evangelism will nourish your passion for outreach and help you develop strategic and creative approaches for sharing the gospel. The church needs to be intentional and equipped to witness to a world of growing apathy, skepticism, and alternative worldviews. The Innovative Evangelism program will help you advance and grow as a leader with a strategy to pursue the mission of the church to reach more and more people for Christ.

Practical Apologetics Emphasis

The B.A. in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Practical Apologetics will help you learn how to defend the truth of Christianity using evidence drawn from science, history, philosophy, archaeology, the Bible, and religious experience. To effectively reach people today, apologists need to communicate the truth of our beliefs using everyday ideas and examples. Practical Apologetics will deepen your confidence in the truth of the gospel, and help you declare and defend it effectively in the increasingly diverse marketplace of ideas.

State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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