The Zacharias Institute is a conference center and training facility within RZIM that offers short term courses designed to instruct and equip all who desire to effectively share the gospel of Jesus Christ and answer the common objections to Christianity with gentleness and respect. We have multiple events this year and next, see below for more information and we hope to see you soon at the Zacharias Institute!


July 18-22, 2017

ReFresh: Ready for College

Are you an upperclassman in high school or heading into college? Then don’t miss out on the opportunity to get college-ready at ReFresh!

As students, you know what’s like to be surrounded by questions. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed. In the face of so many questions, how can you keep your faith strong on campus? Are you prepared to answer the questions and objections of your friends and classmates? At ReFresh, no question is off limits, whether questions asked from within the Christian faith, or questions from those without faith. We want to give you the space to think through some of the toughest challenges to Christianity, and equip you to live out your faith on campus. You will have the opportunity to interact with, learn from, and be mentored by Ravi Zacharias, Michael Ramsden, and many other members of RZIM’s Global Speaking Team. ReFresh is designed for students, youth groups, and their leaders. If your parents are accompanying you to Alpharetta, GA, they are welcome to attend the opening session.

 August 5, 2017

The Art of Reconciliation

With contributions from Ravi Zacharias, Lusanda Mashua, and David M. Bailey alongside other RZIM and guest speakers, this Wellspring Symposium is hosted in collaboration with Still Point and the Zacharias Institute and will focus on the topic of racial reconciliation. It will coincide with Still Point’s summer art exhibition, “Between the Shadow and the Light: An Exhibition Out of South Africa,” which features art by North American and African artists. Click here for more details.


Mark your calendars for the exciting range of events listed below. Registration opening soon.

 October 3-5, 2017

RZIM Pastor’s Conference

Live Stream Available

Ravi Zacharias, John Lennox, Louie Giglio, and more will address key leaders of the church with material on how to meet today’s rising challenges to Christianity and strategize together about how the church can be most faithfully and effectively envisioned and mobilized to proclaim the Gospel and reach the the world.

 November 7-11, 2017

Emerging Apologists Program

The Emerging Apologists Program is designed to identify, mentor, and release those who sense and exhibit the calling of an evangelist.

December 1-2, 2017

RZIM Business Leaders’ Conference

Live Stream Available

In collaboration with members of the Young Presidents’ Organization and CEO Forum, this conference seeks to bring together a strategic group of presidents, CEOs, and other business leaders for the purposes of envisioning their work as worship and impacting the culture of their workplace with the  message and integrity of Christ.

January 12-13, 2018

Understanding and Answering Islam

Live Stream Available

RZIM’s annual UAI conference brings together cutting-edge theory and practice in pursuit of understanding Islam and loving our Muslim neighbors with the grace of Christ.

February 27-March 1, 2018

National Campus Ministry Leaders Summit

Planned jointly with the senior leaders of Campus Crusade for Christ International, The Navigators, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, The Cecil B. Day Foundation, Ratio Christi, Veritas, and others, this national summit is seeking to strategize collaboratively and at the highest levels in order to prayerfully seize opportunities to reach American college campuses for Christ.

June 2018

RZIM Global Apologetics Conference

Live Stream Available

Our hope for this inaugural RZIM Global Apologetics Conference is to create an annual event where the RZIM team addresses the timeliest apologetic questions of the year and live streaming allows us to help equip the global church for effective evangelism.


June 23-24, 2017

Understanding and Answering Atheism

Live Stream Available at Individual and Group Rates

Is religion dangerous? Is Christianity intolerant? Does God exist, and is He worth following? How do I share my faith in a culture where belief in God is dismissed as anti-intellectual and ridiculous?

Understanding and Answering Atheism is a conference designed for students, families, small groups, churches, and anyone interested in the rising challenge of atheism to the Christian worldview. Whether you’re a questioning skeptic or an interested Christian, join Ravi Zacharias, Abdu Murray, Vince Vitale, and other members of RZIM’s global speaking team June 23-24, 2017 as we consider the evidence for the Christian God and how Christians can lovingly respond to those who don’t believe in him.