The RZIM Academy equips individuals to respond to those around them who have sincere questions and honest objections to the Christian worldview. This online course is designed to create an interactive environment with practical assignments to reinforce the lectures delivered by RZIM’s team of speakers, including lecturers at our Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.
The RZIM Academy has new classes starting soon! The first sections of the Core Module ended in July and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Here are a few quotes from the final evaluation forms:
“I am not overstating that this has been a life-changing experience for me.”
“This has been a tremendous course! …It would be truly awesome if this could be core work for all who are disciples of Christ.”
“I REALLY enjoyed the course; it was everything I had hoped for.”
We had 171 participants complete the course in the first offering, and another 200+ are currently enrolled and have offered similar feedback. The next classes begin on September 1, and registration is now open. For more information visit http://rzimacademy.org
What is the RZIM Academy Core Module?
The aim of this online curriculum is to help equip believers to better respond to individuals around them who are asking honest questions and holding sincere objections to the Christian faith. Beginning by exploring the four questions of a coherent worldview – origin, meaning, morality and destiny – RZIM Academy will offer highly interactive and practical courses that feature lectures from Ravi Zacharias, Michael Ramsden, Os Guinness, John Lennox, Amy Orr-Ewing, and many more.
Designed with consideration for working individuals with family commitments, the twelve-week introductory course is expected to occupy about three hours per week, including practical assignments that challenge participants to engage their neighbors, friends, and coworkers in fruitful dialogue. It also offers a dynamic online community for discussing challenging questions, sharing frustrations and finding encouragement from fellow students and RZIM staff.
Beyond the introductory course, RZIM Academy will soon offer elective modules covering more specific topics in greater depth. Subjects such as the problem of evil, science and religion, other religions, and basic doctrine will be offered in shorter elective courses available in fall of 2014.
The over-arching aim of this training program is that more people would better understand and know the person of Jesus Christ. That is the aim of all of RZIM’s apologetics and will be a focus of every RZIM Academy course. Also, as Ravi Zacharias frequently states, our training will emphasize that when offering an answer, it is not the question we are addressing, but the questioner. This training program is designed to help students understand not just how to address ideas, but how to engage people, understand their beliefs, and facilitate fruitful dialogue that points to the person of Christ.