Zacharias Institute

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Zacharias Institute?

The Zacharias Institute is a conference center and training facility within RZIM that offers short term courses designed to instruct and equip all who desire to effectively share the gospel of Jesus Christ and answer the common objections to Christianity with gentleness and respect.

Who is on the leadership staff at the Zacharias Institute?

Director, Dr. Vince Vitale
Assistant Director, Shawn Hart
Dean of Studies, Dr. Jo Vitale

Where is the Institute located? Can I visit?

The Zacharias Institute is located within the RZIM headquarters at 3755 Mansell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022. We’d love to have you join us for an event.

Is the Zacharias Institute an accredited educational institution?

No. The Zacharias Institute is a training facility for all who desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with their friends and family.

What courses are available at the Zacharias Institute?

The Zacharias Institute will host RZIM’s long-established conferences, such as Understanding and Answering Islam, as well as additional, thematic courses on relevant, cultural questions. For information on our current course offerings, please visit

How long are the courses?

Courses at the Zacharias Institute will span anywhere from 2 days to several weeks.

How do I register for courses at the Zacharias Institute?

You can register for courses at

Please note: If the course requires an application, it will be available to download under the relevant course description.

Who are the course instructors at the Zacharias Institute?

Course instructors vary by program and are selected from RZIM’s global team of 50+ apologists.

What if I am unable to attend the Institute in person?

We will offer live stream coverage for many of our courses which you can access by registering at Pricing may vary based on your audience size (individual, less than 100 people, 100-200 people, etc.).

What is included with live stream registration?

Live stream registration will allow you to access the video feed for an event in real time and for an additional 30 days following the event. Any Zacharias Institute materials used for the program will be emailed as a PDF approximately two weeks prior to the event.

Are there accommodations at the Zacharias Institute?

While accommodations are not available at the Institute itself, there are many great hotels in the area. Below you will see our recommendations. We recommend booking hotels early as they tend to sell out. For longer events taking place at the Institute, room blocks will be put in place and availability is first come first serve. Room block information will be available on the event specific registration pages.

Aloft Alpharetta 7895 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Hyatt Place
7500 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta
11700 Amber Park Dr, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Are meals included in the cost of registration?

Unless otherwise noted, attendees will be responsible for their own meals.

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