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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 Jesus 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 who have already completed a bachelor's degree program, have a solid theological background, and want to further their biblical studies education to pursue future professions in Christian ministry, Christian theology, and more.

CCU's apologetics courses combine 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.

What is Christian Apologetics?

The word "apologetics" comes from the Greek word "apologia" which means speaking in defense. With a Christian apologetics degree, you will explore hermeneutics and dive deep into the Old Testament and the New Testament to reinforce the teachings of the Bible to the outside world.

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 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 — all without ever setting foot on campus.

Apologetics Master's Degree Program Emphases

Cultural Engagement Emphasis

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 and spreading the love of God to the world. 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 Emphasis

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 pseudo-Christian belief systems. The Global Apologetics emphasis prepares you to design arguments that 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 Emphasis

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 Emphasis

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. To request information, fill out the Request Info form on this page or contact a CCU Online enrollment counselor at 303-963-3311.

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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