Making a case for the truth of Christianity.

Welcome to EFCC’s Apologetics Ministry

“There can’t be a good God with so much suffering and evil in the world.” “The Bible is full of contradictions.” “Christians are narrow-minded.” “The Bible has been changed over the years.” “No reasonable person could believe in miracles these days.”

Ever heard statements like those above? Do you feel confident you could defend Christianity against the many attacks it is facing today? EFCC’s Apologetics Ministry seeks to help believers fight the good fight of faith, and present them with effective arguments to defend their beliefs. The end result is to better equip Christians and provide them with far more confidence in the truth of Christianity.

Summer Apologetics Conference Postponed

Sorry for any inconvenience. The previously scheduled apologetics summer series that was to begin July 7 has been postponed until the fall. Please check back later for more details.

What Is “Apologetics”?

The word “apologetics” comes from a Greek word meaning “a defense.” It simply means making a case for the key beliefs of Christianity — why we believe there is a God; why there really was a Jesus of Nazareth who lived, died, and rose again; why we trust the reliability of the gospels; why miracles are reasonable to believe in; why Christianity is the best worldview for making sense of reality, etc.

Apologetics aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith, defend the faith against objections, and expose the flaws of other world views. It is an effort to show that Christianity is not irrational, that believing in it is not against human reason, and that in fact it contains values and promotes ways of life more in accord with human nature than other faiths or beliefs.

Key Verses

There is one key verse which is the cornerstone for Christian apologetics. It’s found in 1 Peter 3:15: “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

Many other verses challenge Christians to develop apologetics thinking: Colossians 2:8; Colossians 4:5-6; 2 Corinthians 10:5; 2 Corinthians 5:20; and Titus 2:8. Paul used logic to argue for the truthfulness of Christianity repeatedly in his travels: Acts 14:15-17; 17:2-31; 18:4; and 19:8-10.

Get Connected With EFCC Apologetics

The EFCC Apologetics Ministry connects with the community in various ways. For example, we hold weekly classes for high school age and above (all interest levels) dealing with issues such as scripture reliability, science and Christianity, the existence of God, and the resurrection of Jesus. Email Gary & Sharon Zacharias for more information (or click button below).

We also hold special events periodically with well-known speakers like Greg Koukl, J. Warner Wallace and Sean McDowell. Please visit our Facebook page (EFCC Apologetics) — just click the button below.

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More Apologetics Resources

Are You Interested in ...

• Watching or listening to apologetics topics presented by people at Emmanuel Faith or reading good articles? Follow these links: and

• A list of well-respected apologists with their web sites? Scroll down to Topic #2 (“Christian Apologists”) for an extensive list on this site —

• Working toward a certificate in apologetics in which you learn the basics of apologetics subjects for free in the convenience of your home? Click here: or

• A good list of apologetics resources (web sites, magazines, books in various subjects, DVDs, and more)? Click here

• Giving children a good foundation in Christianity so they won’t stray from the faith later in their lives? See topic #1 (Apologetics for Younger People) on this site.

• Asking a question for someone at EFCC’s Apologetics Ministry? Click here to ask your question now.