Christian University Opens 'Lee Strobel Center' for Evangelism, Apologetics
After days of teasing big news on his Twitter account, Lee Strobel announced that he had partnered with Colorado Christian University (CCU) to open the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics. The announcement video, embedded here, features Strobel, CCU President Dr. Don Sweeting and Lee Strobel Center Executive Director Mark Mittelberg discussing the vision for this new center.
"We are so thrilled about what we believe God is going to do to use this center to spread his message of hope and grace and love and redemption and eternal life all over our country and beyond," Strobel says. "We're not talking about creating ivory tower scholars. We're talking about creating people who are winsome in sharing their faith, but who are equipped to be able to defend it in an increasingly skeptical world. We want to work with and through local churches and really bring local churches alive in evangelism in a new way. That's what this center is about. We really believe God is going to use it to make a huge difference; and who knows, this may the epicenter of revival in America? That's our prayer, and that's our hope."
Mittelberg adds that time is running out to evangelize unsaved people with the gospel.
"There's one thing we can do here that we will not ever get to do in heaven, and that's take risks and stretch and prepare and then reach out and reach people who are far from Christ who are dying to know the good news of the gospel," Mittelberg says.