LAUNCHING EMERGING CHRISTIAN LEADERS INTO EFFECTIVE EVANGELISM MARKED BY ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND INTEGRITY OF CHARACTER.
Academic Excellence – Effective Evangelism – Spiritual Formation
The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA) is a centre of excellence that seeks to launch emerging Christian leaders into effective evangelism marked by academic excellence and integrity of character.
OCCA is a globally recognised independent study centre that brings together leading apologists and evangelists from a broad range of academic disciplines. Lecturers include Prof. John Lennox, Dr. Os Guinness, Michael Ramsden, Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing, Dr. Tanya Walker, Tom Price, Dr. Sharon Dirckx, and Dr. Max Baker Hytch, as well as teaching from Ravi Zacharias at special functions during the year.
Studying at the OCCA can be a life transforming experience, providing an unparalleled opportunity to significantly develop both spiritually and intellectually through evangelistic ministry. The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics was established in 2004 and combines academic and practical training within a multidisciplinary and international community from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Applications for the 2020/2021 OCCA 1 Year Programme and Business Programme open on October 1st 2019
“OCCA is unique. It bridges the gap between the ever-evolving questions of our culture and the unchanging answers provided in the Gospel”.
“The training offered by the OCCA is designed for men and women serious about integrating their commitments to Christ with their professional lives. Drawing people from the business world, academia and the arts, the OCCA fosters an engaging and effective style of evangelism, undergirded by a framework of sound apologetics.”
Revd Professor Alister McGrath
“I am delighted that you would like to learn more about the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics”.
“Under God’s grace, we seem to have gone from strength to strength since our founding and we are looking to the future with eager anticipation. Every year that passes reinforces the need for the church to have leaders who are skilled in the art and science of commending and defending the Christian faith, and passing on those skills to their congregations.”