What is CIA?
Have the skill and a passion for Apologetics? Impact your world by learning how to give compelling, informative, and engaging presentations that will help skeptics and Christians alike to reconsider the Christian worldview like never before. In 2024, the CrossExamined Instructor Academy will be holding its 17th annual event on August 1-3 in Charlotte, NC at Central Church.
As you know, 75% of churched youth leave the church after high school. Intellectual skepticism is a major reason they leave, much of which they get at college. This will be the last Christian generation in America unless the Body of Christ acts immediately. CrossExamined.org exists to engage primarily colleges, but also high school campuses and churches, with a reasonable and engaging case for Christianity. We do that by conducting I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist seminars at college, high schools, churches, and other venues where we are invited.
Due to the magnitude of the problem, we have committed to training men and women every year in a unique, 3-day intensive program. CIA is not an apologetics conference. It is a training event for budding apologists wishing to sharpen their presentation skills and gain confidence when answering skeptics. During CIA, in addition to hearing lectures and participating in discussions, you will be asked to give 2 short presentations to a small group of other CIA students. You will then receive feedback and answer questions from several of our instructors (2024 instructors TBD).
Since the CIA class is deliberately kept small, this is a unique opportunity for you to be instructed personally by some of the world’s best Christian apologists. Don’t miss out. CIA is not a course where beginners learn apologetics, but a place where those with a solid foundation have their skills deepened and sharpened. It is NOT necessary to have a degree in apologetics or philosophy, but you should have a good working knowledge of the basic arguments covered in our book, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (co-written by Dr. Frank Turek and Dr. Norman Geisler) and Greg Koukl’s Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions.
Tuition for the three-day program is $945. Students or alumni of Southern Evangelical Seminary, Ratio Christi chapter directors, and Reasonable Faith chapter directors may attend for $745. Graduates of previous CIA classes may attend for $605. This fee includes a course notebook, lunches each day, dinner one night, and the non-refundable application fee of $25. See the application above for details and the possibility of financial aid. Transportation to and from CIA, and accommodation is the responsibility of the attendee.
If you have any questions, please drop us an e-mail at Info@crossexamined.org or contact us via the Contact page. We hope to see you at our next CIA training program!