Organizations, Training, and Opportunities to help you reach out to Muslims.
MUSLIM EVANGELISM "Sharing the Gospel in Muslim Cultures" and "Questions About Islam" provide valuable insight for Christians interested in witnessing to Muslims. For information, contact MARC Publications at firstname.lastname@example.org or write 800 W. Chestnut Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016 USA.
MUSLIM MINISTRY PAPERS The Institute for Muslim Studies has produced several papers on ministry to Muslims. No charge, although donations for the institute accepted. Available: "Catalog of Resources for Muslim Ministry"; "Directory of Chicagoland Muslim Institutions"; "Islam and the Christian Doctrine of the Trinity"; "Gospel Presentation to Muslims"; "Evangelizing Muslims." IMS, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187.
MIDDLE EAST TRAINING SESSION
IDEA Ministries PHONE: 616-698-3080 4595 Broadmoor Avenue Suite 237, Grand Rapids, MI 49512-53365 Do you know of someone preparing to work with Muslims and interested in a short-term exposure/training time before going the full-time route? Here is a training opportunity --
Purpose: Cross-cultural orientation for Christian service among Muslims in the Middle East and elsewhere. Academic and practical introduction to world and life view of Muslims. Acquaintance with Christians and Muslims. Couples as well as single individuals welcome. Plan: June 3-July 15. Six weeks in Turkey. Studies in Bible, Islamics, history, and culture. Service projects. Travel, private home visits, and interaction with Turkish students. Application: deadline April 10, 1996. Cost: $25 registration; $995 subsidized program cost (extra expense: travel, books and supplies, fees, and personal expenses). One year of college completed by May 1996 required.--Submitted by Gwen Hanna <GHanna@CProject.com>
The SUMMER INSTITUTE OF MUSLIM STUDIES
Come to Colorado Springs this Summer and learn about winning Muslims to Christ. The S.I.M.S. is sponsored by Knox Theological Seminary (a division of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church), 685 Citadel Drive E., Suite 309, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.
Faculty includes: Don McCurry, Nabeel Jabbour, Mateen Elaas, Paul Hensley, Warren Chastain, Warren Cofsky, Ibrahim Ghaffari
Classes Offered: -Introduction to Islam: July 8-19, 1996, Mon-Fri 6:30-9:00pm -Muslim Evangelism: July 22-Aug 2, 1996, Mon-Fri, 6:30-9:00pm -Church Planting in Muslim Context: July 7-aug 1, 1997 -Christian Use of the Koran: July 7-Aug. 1, 1997 -Folk Islam and Power Encounter: July 6-July 31, 1988 -Apologetics--Answering Muslim Problems: July 6-July 31, 1988 COST: $250 per course for credit/$50 per course for audit
INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS' SUMMER TRAINING AND OUTREACH PROGRAM
Chinese, Hindu, or Muslim Evangelism. June 29-July 29 (6-week format also available June 23-Aug. 3) in New York City. About half the time is spent in classroom learning, and the other half is spent in actual cross-cultural immersion among ethnic people in the city. Call 1-800-755-7955 (or 610-375-0300, or in Canada 800-295-4158) for an application.--Submitted by NateWilson@XC.org