Apologetics In Your Church

Seen this yet? My friend, Brian Auten, has been running an excellent series of posts called “How to Get Apologetics in Your Church” at Apologetics 315. It’s got stories, experiences, and advice from everyday believers who wanted to start their own local apologetics programs. Check it out and grab some great ideas for your own teaching ministry.

You’ll also get to see my special guest post for the series on Monday. I wrote it for people like you in mind—Christians who get how important it is to know what we believe and why we believe it.  Say you’ve devoured books like William Lane Craig’s “Reasonable Faith” and J.P. Moreland’s “Love your God with All Your Mind.” Now, you’re just dying to share what you learned. But how?

You can’t just hand people a stack of books and say, “Here. Read these!” Many Christians don’t even know what the word “apologetics” means.

So making training accessible to people who are totally new to this thing can seem tough. Where do you begin? That’s what I’ll discuss in my guest post on Apologetics 315. I’ll talk about how I worked to get apologetics training off the ground at Bridgeway Christian Church—a fellowship of about 5,000 people in Rocklin. I’ll tell you exactly what I did, the results, the things I learned, and my advice for starting something similar.

Here at Apologetics Guy, I’m giving you a little more than I’m giving Brian’s readers. The thing is, you don’t have to be a huge church like Bridgeway to get this thing off the ground. Tomorrow, I’ll tell you about my very first time organizing an apologetics course while I was a student in the M.A. Christian Apologetics program at Biola University. And how we did it at a tiny church of 35 people in Orange County. Stay tuned!

Ever thought of starting an apologetics group at your church? If you’ve done it, I’d love to hear your tips for those who are just getting started. Feel free to drop a comment below.

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