One of the major differences between ministry to Muslims in the West and ministry to Muslims inside Muslim lands is that in the West there is freedom of religion for Christians to share the gospel. But the Christian church in the West is only beginning to wake up to the calling it has to share Christ with Muslims. Usually Muslims are dismissed and ignored as just too hard and too antagonistic to the gospel. But as the Apostle Paul said in Romans 10:14, "How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?"
Some churches hold courses and give books and training to their people to be able to minister to those in cults like the Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and so on, but Islam, the fastest growing world religion, counting over 23% of the world's population, is rarely touched upon. We believe there is a critical need for the church in the West to understand how to minister to Muslims. And for this reason, we have put together a Seminar on Islam for churches and individual Christians who are interested.
The seminar is available now in both English and Italian languages. The seminar is interesting and informative, with the weight of more than 25 years of personal experience working among Muslims behind it.
The seminar is in 3 parts, the first part relating the history of Islam, the second part discussing what Muslims believe, and the third part covering how to share Christ with a Muslim. The whole seminar runs around three and a half hours.
The seminar can also be used in a class setting. At the end of certain sections of the Seminar, there are pauses for review, where questions covering the preceding subject material are briefly shown onscreen. If you would like to save and print out these questions, click on the links below. The links titled "Questions" have questions only, while the links titled "Questions and Answers" list the questions together with the answers.
The complete text of each part of the Seminar can also be downloaded.
Part One - The History of Islam
Part Two - What Muslims Believe
Part Three - How to Share with Muslims
Additional resources for ministering to Muslims are available along with video downloads that allow for distrubution on DVD. Please visit the Ministering to Muslims website.