Communicating the good news of Jesus Christ through the cultural questions of our day and equipping others to do the same

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A Centre for Training

We want to serve the local church by training and equipping believers for evangelism and apologetics, by producing materials for our web-based channels, and by offering online hybrid courses.

A Hub for Mission

We seek to commend the credibility of the Christian faith and the person of Jesus Christ through the questions of culture, by speaking in secular settings and contributing to public discourse on religious belief.

A Community of Thinkers

We want our thinking to be rooted in up-to-date scholarship, ensuring that our content is accurate and honest. To this end, we invite academic specialists to give open lectures, and  continue to mentor young academics through our doctoral-fellows programme.

Our History

OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics was established in 2004 to raise up the next generation of evangelist-apologists. By 2021, around 350 emerging evangelists from around the world had studied on the OCCA one-year programme. This course equipped each of them to share and defend the gospel message and to come alongside others to help them with their intellectual objections and heartfelt concerns about the Christian faith.

The course focused on effective evangelism, academic excellence, and spiritual formation. More than 120 people also studied on the OCCA Business Programme, designed to equip senior business leaders similarly.