Training in Apologetics
The Institute of Christian Thinking (ICT) is the new training wing of the Life Focus Society. We believe that the defence of Christ, much like his personality, must happen with truth and grace.
Our apologetic is geared to equip followers of Jesus – be it in the Church, Academy or Public Square – to interconnect with culture, worldviews and philosophies thoughtfully and meaningfully.
RZIM Centre for Christian Apologetics (RCCA), from 2008 till Feb 2020, has been equipping Christians to respond in an intelligent and relevant manner to the issues raised in the marketplace with the credibility of the gospel. RCCA trained over 1000 delegates to become confident communicators of the gospel.
Apologetics is a word that derives its meaning from the Greek apologia, meaning, ‘a reasoned defence’. In the Bible, apologetics is synonymous with evangelism: “But in your hearts, set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer [apologia] to everyone who asks you for the reason for the hope that you have, but do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience.” – 1 Peter 3:15-16. In its essence, apologetics is the art and science of Christian persuasion: communicating the relevance, coherence, and reasonableness of the Christian Gospel to skeptics, cultural influencers, and critical thinkers.
RePlenish is a one-day youth apologetics program specifically for Christian students at college and university levels to explore and clarify questions pertaining to the Christian faith and its implications. In today’s social scenario, students often encounter questions and issues that are at odds with the Christian faith. RePlenish equips students to answer such questions with clarity and sensitivity, while speaking truth in love.
RePlenish will enable students to ‘live out loud’ their faith on campus and among peers, restore their zeal for evangelism using a strong foundation of Apologetics, and understand the Christian faith in a world of confusing voices.
RZIM LFS hosts a high-profile, three-day training programme to equip, energise, and empower Christian CEOs, business heads, civil servants, judges, academicians, journalists, artists, leaders, and top executives across all professions. This programme trains all Christians in positions of influence and leadership to match their professional excellence in the corporate corridors with tantamount excellence as witnesses in the workplace, presenting the gospel with truth and grace in today’s pseudo-modernistic milieu.