Study and Train in Apologetics with RZIM

Training men and women to defend the power and coherence of the gospel of Jesus Christ is an integral part of Ravi Zacharias’s vision for RZIM. Our hope is to empower you to engage in earnest conversations with those who have honest questions about the Christian faith. See our study options below.

The Zacharias Institute

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 that focus on in-person training with the RZIM team, as well as options to live-stream. Learn more here.

RZIM Academy

The RZIM Academy is an online training curriculum designed to help individual become better equipped to give an answer to anyone who asks them to give a reason for the hope that they have. RZIM speakers to share some of their expertise in the form of lectures, compiled as an online course. Courses are available in English, Spanish, and French. Learn more

The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA)

The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA) is RZIM’s autonomous study center based in Oxford, England. Established in 2005, OCCA offers a range of programs.

At the OCCA you will:

  • Receive solid biblical grounding based upon evangelical conviction
  • Be taught how to face today’s challenges to Christian thought with philosophically astute academic excellence
  • Apply your learning in practical evangelistic settings
  • Have the opportunity to question and respond to material you encounter
  • Be encouraged to take research initiative, helping to sharpen your mind
  • Receive training that will shape a lifetime
  • Be taught and discipled by leading theologians, apologists and scholars including Alister McGrath, John Lennox, Os Guinness, Amy Orr-Ewing, and Michael Ramsden
  • Be equipped to be able to speak for Christ in the public sphere

To find out more about opportunities to do the OCCA Program and our other programs and to apply online, please visit


From university open forums to events exclusively for students and young adults, RZIM wants to invest in students’ lives and come alongside you in answering your questions and daily challenges on sexuality, faith, culture, and more.


REBOOT meets in major cities across the globe to provide a place for young people, with or without any faith or church background, to raise their objections and investigate different perspectives on life.


ReFresh meets at the Zacharias Institute and equips high school upperclassmen and rising college students to confidently live out their faith on campus, giving them the space and tools to think through some of the toughest challenges to Christianity. Learn more on


ReMind aims to transform young adults aged 17-24 by renewing their minds through training and lively, interactive Q&A with RZIM speakers so they can stand up for truth with conviction, clarity, and compassion:

University Open Forums

A time for intensive Q&A and thoughtful dialogue with our team on your campus. Visit our events page on to locate a forum near you or click here to request speakers at your university.

Small Group Curriculum

Everyday Questions is RZIM’s new, nine-week small group curriculum designed to equip Christians in evangelism. The video sessions are all less than thirty minutes and the accompanying discussion guides will lead your group in conversations about how to respond to people around you who are looking for answers.

Collaboratively developed with input from the senior pastor of a growing evangelical church, Everyday Questions will prepare your ministry’s small groups to faithfully love your neighbors and share the gospel in today’s complex and ever-changing world. We’ve done the research for you and compiled it into an easy-to-use, interactive curriculum so that pastors and small group or ministry leaders can give their energy and time to investing in their people. Learn more.