Colorado Christian University
Online Bachelor's Degree in Applied Apologetics

Online Bachelor's Degree in Applied Apologetics

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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, to reach our world for Christ.

Online 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.

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 a diverse background 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.

Applied Apologetics Degree Emphases

Cultural Engagement

The B.A. in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Cultural Engagement provides you the tools to know how to faithfully articulate the defense of the gospel with grace and truth while acknowledging key cultural issues. In a world where you are consistently communicating with individuals with a vast array of experiences, it is important to know how to defend the faith in a way that makes sense in light of global issues and tensions. Cultural Engagement is a critical skill for evangelism and apologetics, whether you are a pastor, missionary, teacher, or a friend to those who don't know God's grace.

Global Apologetics

The B.A. in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Global Apologetics helps you discover the truth of the gospel in light of debunking non-Christian and pseudo-Christian belief systems. While engaging with the global sphere, evangelists need to understand the rationale for these divergent beliefs and how to appropriately choose messages for these audiences. The Global Apologetics emphasis prepares you to defend your faith to a wide range of individuals in a practical way that encompasses the grace and truth of Jesus Christ.

Innovative Evangelism

The B.A. in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Innovative Evangelism harnesses the passion you have for apologetics and develops strategic and creative approaches for spreading the gospel. The church needs to be intentional and tactical to continue to witness to a world of growing atheism and agnosticism. The Innovative Evangelism program will help you advance and evolve as a leader with a strategy to pursue the mission of the church.

Practical Apologetics

The B.A. in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Practical Evangelism reveals how to see the truth of Jesus Christ in evidence such as science, history, philosophy, archaeology, and religious experience. To effectively witness, apologists need to be able to communicate the message of the cross in pragmatic ideas and examples. Practical Apologetics will develop you to see the truth of the gospel, not only in theoretical and academic approaches but in everyday life.

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