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 an autonomous study centre based in Oxford, England.
Established in 2004, OCCA offers a range of programmes. Students who successfully apply for the Certificate in Theological Studies (CTS) at Wycliffe Hall or for any Masters course at the University of Oxford can also apply to study apologetics at OCCA.
OCCA brings together leading theologians, apologists and scholars in a centre of excellence. OCCA students receive regular teaching from acclaimed lecturers such as John Lennox, Os Guinness, Michael Ramsden, Amy Orr-Ewing, Frog Orr-Ewing, Tom Price, Sharon Dirckx, Keith Small and Tanya Walker, as well as teaching from Ravi Zacharias at special functions during the year. Furthermore, students receive mentorship and spiritual formation, evangelistic placements, and the chance to work alongside the OCCA faculty at speaking events and on mission weeks. For those with a passion to make Christ known, studying at OCCA can be a life-transforming experience, combining effective evangelism with academic rigour.
“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.”