RZIM Academy Plus 2018
Dear Pastor, Elder and Church Leader,
RZIM Academy Plus is an apologetics training program targeted at the emerging generation of leaders and influencers (under 45) in your congregation. It is designed to equip them with the necessary tools to share their faith in a credible, culturally-engaging, and relevant way. It is a program especially for those who are passionate and seeking to sharpen their evangelistic and apologetic skills, and from there engage at a deeper level with the world around them. This will be our third year running this program.
This program consists of two components; the online module and the group discussion. The online module will be taught by leading apologists Ravi Zacharias, Michael Ramsden, Stuart McAllister, Amy Orr-Ewing, Dr John Lennox, and many others. It can be completed within a month. Unlike traditional online classes, this program is designed to offer a highly interactive environment. Following the online classes, the student will meet for discussion group gatherings that will take place once every bi-monthly for three months facilitated by RZIM Asia’s apologist Jose Philips. In these meetings, the topics covered online will be explored in greater detail with further recommended readings and practical exercises to apply what has been learned.
Jose Philip is RZIM Asia’s apologist. He was born in Kerala and grew up in Chennai, India. He graduated from Loyola College in 1992 and went on to complete his Masters degree in Zoology from the same institute in 1994. Jose worked as a Prawn Biologist in India before going to the Middle East to join a software firm in 2001. In 2005 he resigned from his position as Head of Operations and left to pursue his theological studies in Singapore. He completed both his Masters of Divinity in Biblical studies and his Masters of Theology from Singapore Bible College in May 2008. Jose is currently serving as an Evangelist and Apologist with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (Asia-Pacific). He also lectures on Apologetics, Christian Ethics, and Gospel & Culture at Singapore Bible College, Baptist Theological Seminary and Bible College Malaysia.
The RZIM Academy offers one of the best apologetics training in the world. It is also offered at a low rate of USD100 unlike other nations where they are charged at USD300. This reduction is possible because it is heavily subsidized by NECF.
Please share this info with your key young leaders for their consideration. It would be even greater if your church could consider sponsoring one or two of your young key leader for this academy as an investment to equip the next generation for the Lord. It is a worthwhile program that will equip them to become competent apologists for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Rev Andy Chi