Colorado Christian University
Online Master's Degree in Apologetics

Online Master's Degree in 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, in order to reach our world for Christ.

Master of Arts in Applied Apologetics

CCU's 100% online Master of Arts in Applied Apologetics program will equip you with the skills and abilities to share and defend the gospel message. Offered through the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University, the master's in Applied Apologetics is designed for students that already have a solid theological background.

The program combines academic theories and applied practices to prepare you to be a witness to the world. Highly experienced faculty will help you build on your biblical and practical knowledge to be able to fulfill our command and give a reason for their hope.

The Master of Arts in Applied Apologetics requires students to choose one of four emphases:  Cultural Engagement, Global Apologetics, Innovative Evangelism, or Practical Apologetics.

Everything you need to successfully complete your online master's in Applied Apologetics is available to you from your computer. You can log in to view your instructors’ presentations, participate in discussions with your classmates, and submit your weekly assignments at your convenience.

Applied Apologetics Emphases

Cultural Engagement

CCU Online's M.A. in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Cultural Engagement will equip you to analyze, evaluate and create new ways to faithfully share the gospel. Attention will be given to current trends, challenges, and elements in contemporary culture, with a view to defending the gospel with grace and truth. The student will learn to assess the major influences in our society, from art to philosophy, and how they relate to truth. Whether you are a pastor, missionary, teacher, or a friend to those who don’t know God’s grace, cultural engagement is a critical skill for evangelism and apologetics.

Global Apologetics

CCU Online's M.A. in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Global Apologetics will prepare you to engage major world religions, using the truth of the gospel to challenge non-Christian and pseudoChristian belief systems. The Global Apologetics emphasis prepares you to design arguments which articulate the distinctions between opposing views and advance a gracious defense of the Christian faith. As a global apologist, you will be trained to understand the rationale for these divergent beliefs and to lovingly present truth to the variety of people you want to reach.

Innovative Evangelism

CCU Online's M.A. in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Innovative Evangelism equips you to develop strategic and creative approaches to spreading the gospel through advanced relational, congregational, and small group evangelism. Your passion for apologetics and the church will be harnessed to develop intentional and tactical approaches to share God’s love to a broken world. The Innovative Evangelism program will help you advance and evolve as a leader with a strategy to pursue the mission of the church and to be an evangelistic point person.

Practical Apologetics

CCU Online's M.A. in Applied Apologetics with an emphasis in Practical Apologetics will prepare you to witness effectively for Christ, using evidence drawn from science, history, philosophy, archaeology, the Bible, and religious experience. You will analyze, evaluate and create persuasive arguments using a variety of practical, apologetic approaches to communicate evidence for the Christian worldview and the message of the cross. Practical Apologetics will enable you to articulate the truth of the gospel in everyday life, not only in theoretical and academic settings.

Earn a master's in Applied Apologetics degree 100% online. For more information, fill out the Request Info form on this page or contact a CCU Online enrollment counselor at 303-963-3311.

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