Muslims

4) Consultation about a North African Country

It’s happening soon — September 24 through 28, 2012. It’s a gathering in the UK of those interested in this country to network together and lean about opportunities, how to apply their skills in country and how to help those that care. There are many opportunities, needs and your organization may be the best fit for many of them. Write officeatlpartnershipdotnet  (officeatlpartnershipdotnet)   or ellenatlpartnershipdotnet  (ellenatlpartnershipdotnet)   to learn more. I don’t think we’re supposed to say which country, but if you’re interested in recently opening lands, you’ll be interested in this.

2) Massive Pew Study of Muslims in 40 Countries —

OK… I have to be honest. The source on this one is my son. :-) His note went like this:

 

Dad,

You’ve got to browse through this! Very interesting! It’s a massive Pew study of Muslims from some 40 countries. They looked at how Islam is practiced, consumed, and perceived in terms of the entire world, regions, and individual countries.

 

Maybe it deserves a shout on Brigada? Workers in Bosnia can see the percent of Muslims in their country that believe in Angels, those in Kenya can find out how often 18-24 year olds in their country pray in mosques, etc.!

 

See the executive summary-

 

http://www.pewforum.org/Muslim/the-worlds-muslims-unity-and-diversity-executive-summary.aspx

 

See the home page (browse the study with the options on the right)-

 

http://www.pewforum.org/Muslim/the-worlds-muslims-unity-and-diversity.aspx

 

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(Note: These two links will “wrap.” If you have trouble copying it and pasting it into your browser, just log on to Brigada today online and find this same item posted there. We’ll make sure the link works on our site. Thanks.)

 

(Yes, I’m thankful he has a degree in international studies. :-) )

2) Dreams and Visions and Muslim Conversion —

Here’s an historical, cultural, biblical and missiological assessment of how dreams and visions are used of God, in particular, in bringing Muslims to faith in Christ. In addition to offering an explanation of the worldview context favorable to dreams and visions, the book includes nine testimonies of Muslims who came to faith in Christ as a result of their own personal dream or vision encounter. In addition to Amazon, Barnes and Noble or directly from the publisher (Destiny Image), the book can also be purchased directly from the author’s blog:

 

http://nouvelleoptique.wordpress.com

 

1) Strategic Institute of Muslim Studies: SIMS 2012 —

Here’s a great opportunity for missions leaders, strategists, seasoned missionaries, and missionary candidates who want to increase their knowledge and sharpen their skills in ministry to Muslims. Key speakers and topics are:

*** Don McCurry — Week 1: July 9–13 — Stepping Stones to Eternity: Jesus from the Quran to the Bible

*** John Gilchrist — Week 2: July 16-20 — Apologetics: Sources of Quran, Historical Jesus, Allah, Prophecies and Theological Issues.

*** Tat Stewart — Week 3: July 23-27 — Evangelism and Discipleship among Muslims. Why are Muslims coming to Christ in unprecedented numbers?

*** Bill Nikides  and Georges Houssney — Week 4: July 30-August 3

Church Planting: Building multiplying Christ centered communities.

*** In June we also have Legacy Conference and a week of practical training with hands on outreach to Arabs in Dearborn, Michigan.

For info on these and other training programs visit,

 

http://engagingislam.org

 

(Thanks again for Engaging Islam’s partnership with Brigada!)

2) Bridges Course, Connecting Christians with Muslims —

Where have I been? How is it possible that might never have seen this course until now? Packaged in a cool binder, it includes 2 DVD’s, a companion study book, Leader’s notes, and a wealth of knowledge! It features Middle-Eastern-born Fouad Masri, the founder of Crescent Project, leading discussions, showing videos, teaching a whole course on this stuff. The sessions are made more interesting in that we’re not just watching a talking head for 45 minutes. There are small groups, one-on-one testimonies, and lots of cool topics… like “Islam Rising,” “Belief and Ritual,” and much more. You can even get the entire version in Spanish!!! Learn more at…

http://www.crescentproject.org

where you can also research ministry opportunities, workshops, and more. Great job, Fouad! :-)

5) CNMM Biennial Conference —

The Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims is hosting a national conference for workers and interested persons in Toronto October 2012.

 

http://lovingmuslimstogether.org

 

The theme is, “here for a purpose”. Mobilization of churches and workers for witness is our goal.  Overseas workers, encourage your Canadian partners to attend! The CNMM operates on the ministry platform of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.

 

http://cnmm.ca

 

For more info, you can also email…

gtaatcnmmdotca

8) “Jesus in the Center” Seminar —

This year more than a dozen experienced MBBs from Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Kuwait and beyond will participate in a “Jesus in the Center” seminar. The program includes plenary sessions, panel discussions, workshops, simulations, testimonies, personal interaction and more. Organizers bill the program as, “Learn what it takes to reach Muslims for Christ!” The program runs Friday evening October 7 and all day Saturday October 8 at the Royal Heights Baptist Church, Surrey BC, Canada. (Near Vancouver) Learn more at…

 

http://www.mefriendshipcentre.com/seminars.html

 

4) Need to Clearly Communicate The Way to a Muslim Friend? —

(I’m trying to avoid the temptation to say, “There’s an app for that,” because I think that phrase has been way over used. But it’s still tempting. OK.. Doug.. get hold of yourself. Back to the subject.) Now you can — via a new app by Goldenripe.

 

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.theway&feature=search_result

 

Introduces the app… and

 

http://goldenripe.org/

 

reveals even more. There’s a lot there — but at a minimum, it allows reveals eye-opening content (including content from both the Qur’an and Injil) from discussions with Muslim and Christian friends and associates regarding life now and life after this life. To me, this kind of application has huge potential. (Thanks for the tip, Michael!!!)

5) Just 2 months until Ramadan (August 1-30) —

Why not make the most of Ramadan this year by praying for the Muslim world. There are many Christian workers now living in that part of the world. Many shoulder heavy burdens, attacks, stress, sickness, family problems. But they press on, with your prayers and love. This year, why not seize the moment. You can pray for Muslims the world over, as well as those seeking to reach them with the love of Jesus, whether they be Spanish, Russian, or Australian. Ask for sufficient funds to meet their needs. Stop by

 

http://www.30-days.net

 

where you’ll find promotional materials, downloads, booklets, and more. Make *this* a memorable Ramadan for the entire Muslim World.

1) Zwemer Institute: A Key Event this Summer —

The 15th Summer Institute in Islam (July 4-29) will be held on the campus of Columbia International University in South Carolina.  In four, one-week courses, the focus is on understanding Islam, building healthy relationships with Muslims and training workers to effectively present the gospel.  When taken as a seminar the cost is only $250 each.  With nearly 40 hours of classroom instruction for each course, Zwemer’s distinctive over other programs is that it provides in-depth training for the Church’s greatest challenge in the 21st century. The courses are Islam through Christian and Muslim Eyes (Visiting Professor) July 4-8; The Spirit World of Islam (Dr. Warren Larson) July 11-15); Introduction to the Qur’an (Dr. Peter Riddell) July 18-22; Approaches to Muslims (Dr. Phil Parshall) July 25-29.  Register online at …

 

http://www.zwemercenter.com

 

 

Learn more at

 

http://www.ciu.edu/muslimstudies

 

or contact Trevor:

TCastoratciudotedu or by phone +1-800- 777-2227, X 5327.

(By the way, hats off to the Zwemer Institute for its preemo support of Brigada this past month. We appreciate you Zwemer Institute!)

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