Strobel Center Continuing Education Courses

Strobel Center Continuing Education Courses


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.

You are going to find these courses to be stimulating, exciting, thought-provoking, and eye-opening — and I think you’re going to have a lot of fun taking them!

— Lee Strobel, Founding Director of the Strobel Center

The Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University offers continuing education courses for churches and para-church organizations; pastors and ministry leaders; and small groups and individuals who want professional and spiritual development to help them effectively share and defend the gospel.

The continuing education courses are 100% online, self-paced, and self-guided — without faculty involvement — and packed with great information, though they do not include academic credit. That said, CCU offers both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Applied Apologetics for students interested in receiving academic credit.

Students may take individual courses or complete a certificate of six courses in these four subject areas: Cultural Engagement, Global Apologetics, Innovative Evangelism, and Practical Apologetics.

The self-paced courses cost just $79 each and are designed to take five weeks to complete. An entire certificate of six courses (when purchased as a package) costs $402, a savings of 15% off the single-course price, and is designed to be completed in about six to eight months. Courses are available at a discount for groups of six or more.

Continuing Education Certificates and Courses

Students may earn a non-academic certificate in a specific area of focus by completing all six continuing education courses in that subject area. After finishing the six courses, students will receive a certificate of completion.

Strobel Center Certificate - Cultural Engagement
Cultural Engagement Certificate

This certificate provides you with tools 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 how to 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 yet know God's grace.

Cultural Engagement courses include:

  • C.S. Lewis, Literature and Apologetics
  • Christian Truth vs. Secular Culture
  • Film, Music, the Visual Arts, and Apologetics
  • Putting Love in Action Within our Conflicted Culture
  • Social Action and Evangelism
  • Understanding the Secular Landscape

Strobel Center Certificate - Global Apologetics
Global Apologetics Certificate

This certificate 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. Global Apologetics courses 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.

Global Apologetics courses include:

  • Apologetic Essentials in World Missions
  • Apologetics in a Secular Culture
  • Biblical Truth Confronts Eastern Thought
  • The Case for Christ in a Muslim Context
  • The Real Jesus in a Sea of Religious Sects
  • World Religions, Sects, and Cults

Strobel Center Certificate - Innovative Evangelism
Innovative Evangelism Certificate

This certificate 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. Innovative Evangelism courses 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.

Innovative Evangelism courses include:

  • Contagious Christians: Sharing our Faith Naturally
  • Contagious Churches: Building a Highly Evangelistic Church
  • Evangelism in Smaller Settings: Spiritual Discovery Groups
  • Leadership in Evangelism: The Pastor and the Point Person
  • Making Your Case for Christ: Apologetics and Evangelism
  • World Religions, Sects, and Cults

Strobel Center Certificate - Cultural Engagement
Practical Apologetics Certificate

This certificate 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.

Practical Apologetics courses include:

  • Confident Faith: A Cumulative Case for the Christian Faith
  • The Case for a Creator: Science and the God of the Bible
  • The Case for Christ: Historical Evidence for Christianity
  • The Case for Easter: Evidence for Jesus’ Resurrection
  • The Case for Faith: Answering Key Objections to Christianity
  • World Religions, Sects, and Cults
Influential works from the Strobel Center’s founding and executive directors
  • The Case for a Creator
    In Defense of Jesus
    The Case for Easter
    Making Your Case for Christ
  • The Case for Christ Daily Moment of Truth
    The Unexpected Adventure
    The Case for Hope
    Becoming a Contagious Christian Leader's Guide
  • Becoming a Contagious Church
    Confident Faith
    The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask
    The Reason Why Faith Makes Sense