Apologetics is important to defend your faith. If you have specific gifting or passion for apologetics you can make it more of a career.
What careers are available for apologetics? Some careers available for apologists include:
- Public Speaker
If you are interested in furthering your career in apologetics, there are many options. Below are some opportunities that are available for you.
#1 Professor of Apologetics
You can use your apologetics skills and knowledge to teach others to be effective in defending their faith.
Many Christian colleges teach apologetics to help their students defend their faith, and many students major in apologetics to be prepared to share their faith wisely and affectingly as we are called to in scripture.
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.1 Peter 3:15
You will need education to teach apologetics as a professor.
To find a job in teaching apologetics on the college level – find a university that offers majors and minors in apologetics and look for job openings.
If you know a lot about apologetics and want to share your knowledge in one space, writing what you know in a book may be a good choice for you.
People are searching for books and other resources to help answer the questions of Christianity and defend their faith in many contexts.
Writing a book will help you reach many people, some across the world with the tools that they need.
If you can bring good quality writing with interesting new perspectives on sharing and defending your faith then you may want to look into writing a book.
Writing a book is not for everyone and takes a lot of work and commitment but tools and resources are needed as the world changes and Christians need knowledge to respond to all kinds of questions.
Writing blogs on apologetics is another way to write down knowledge for others to use to improve their defense for their faith.
Writing blogs can be for Christians looking for answers as well as non-Christians looking for answers online.
The internet is such a big platform today, and you can share your knowledge as an apologist to help others be more prepared.
Blogging is something that you can get into today and needs very little to get started, you could start your own blog or join someone else’s blog with the same vision as you.
Blogging will not always bring in the money needed to live on, it could be a great side job if you love apologetics and want to use your skills in that way.
#4 Christian School Teacher
Christian high schools and even some Christian junior high schools also help prepare their students to present and defend their faith.
Being a teacher of apologetics in high school may mean that you need prior experience in a classroom as well as formal education in apologetics or other biblical courses.
High school can be a hard time to teach as students are still learning discipline, but this gives you more of a chance to model the Christian walk for the students as well as helping them understand and defend their faith.
Looking for a job teaching apologetics at the school level starts with finding Christian schools in your area looking for Bible teachers.
Reaching those who may not be in school but are still looking for knowledge many times they go to well know organizations that hold events and have speakers share their stories and knowledge.
Many times people are looking for speakers for their events and organizations with a specific message to share and certain wisdom to give to others.
This may not be a full-time job but a great opportunity for certain events throughout the year and during the summer for camps.
Specific education may be needed to be a speaker depending on what organization you apply to.
You may be able to connect with different organizations to be a speaker through your church or by volunteering and making various connections.
#6 Ratio Christi
Ratio Christi is an organization that reaches both students and professors on college campuses and other areas. They aim to help students strengthen their faith during a time when many students will abandon it.
Apologetics is a very large emphasis for Ratio Christi, they see it as a way to impact college campuses for Christ.
They have clubs that you can be a part of to equip those who are looking to defend their faith and share Christ with those who have questions.
This is the perfect arena for apologetics, a college campus can be a place full of skepticism, and many times there are those who need to hear a defense for faith.
Ratio Christi will help set you up with resources and management help, but will also allow you freedom as you connect with those on college campuses.
You can apply to join their apologetic team of missionaries in reaching those on college campuses here.
Where To Apply For Apologetic Jobs
There are some great sites to look for jobs in the Christian, some may not include the word apologetics in the job title, but they still are a chance to share your faith with others in many different contexts.
You can find and apply for jobs at some of the following sites:
No matter where you are now and where you will be in the future you will have opportunities as you connect with more people to share and defend your faith.
We are called as Christians to live out our faith, but some people are gifted specifically in defending their faith, and there may even be chances for those gifted in apologetics to work as teachers or authors.
When connecting with your church and various organizations you may find there are opportunities for volunteering, part-time jobs, and full-time jobs giving you the chance to use your gifts and share your faith.