OCCA update

The Zacharias Trust, which operates OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, is in the process of becoming a fully independent, UK-based ministry.

Since the Miller&Martin report was published in February 2021, the Board and leadership team have been prayerfully conducting a full review of our operations. We have been seeking to learn from the past, implement significant reforms, and discerning God’s purpose for our future work. We have also been engaging with our church partners to identify how we can effectively serve their evangelism and apologetics missions.

Throughout this period, we have continued to fulfil our legacy speaking engagements and to run the one-year programme at OCCA. We are now turning our attention to the future and are excited about developing new initiatives. We look forward to sharing more about these in the coming months.

For further information about our activities in 2021, please read the following Update from our CEO, Richard Giles.

LAUNCHING EMERGING CHRISTIAN LEADERS INTO EFFECTIVE EVANGELISM MARKED BY ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND INTEGRITY OF CHARACTER.

OCCA – Academic Excellence – Effective Evangelism – Spiritual Formation

OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics 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. 

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 OCCA was established in 2004 and combines academic and practical training within a multidisciplinary and international community from diverse backgrounds and cultures.