Defending the Christian Faith
Welcome to the Christian apologetics ministry of the Missouri Baptist Convention. Apologetics may be defined simply as a reasonable defense of the Christian faith, and we’re here to help you and your fellow church members become better equipped to share the message of Christ with others. As the apostle Peter writes, followers of Jesus should always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks us for a reason for the hope that is in us, and to do so with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15-16).
These webpages give you the tools to get started, from downloadable resources to information about hosting an apologetics conference in your church. You also may sign up for a free monthly e-newsletter and order popular books produced by the MBC that many churches are using, including The Apologist’s Tool Kit; What Everyone Should Know About the Afterlife; and What Every Christian Should Know About The Trinity. Rob Phillips leads the MBC’s apologetics ministry and is eager to help you “earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).
The MBC has released a new apologetics resource, Jesus Before Bethlehem: What Every Christian Should Know About the Angel of the LORD. The 350-page book, with study helps, is available in print and Kindle editions. Order your copy now. Get a deeply discounted price for bulk orders by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.