Course Objectives

  • Mobilize

    1. To establish a desire to share Christ with Muslims.

  • Understand

    To begin to understand the nature of Islam and it’s plans for the world.

  • Comprehend

    To begin to comprehend the differences between Islam and Christianity.

  • Action

    To appreciate the necessity of apologetics and polemics for ministry to Muslims.

Course Description

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This course equips Christians to effectively engage in evangelism with Muslims through a deeper understanding of the Islamic Worldview. Muslims often raise polemical questions about the Bible, the nature of Jesus, and the origins and development of Christianity.  This course discusses a response to those critical questions while assessing the origins and early development of Islam.  The research has been peer-reviewed and covers modern critical scholarship on the Biography of Muhammad, the six genres of Islamic historical tradition, as well as source and textual criticism of the Qur’an.  Subjects in this course also include “Why Care About Muslims,” “How Muslims come to Christ,” “Jesus in Islam and Christianity,” and “A Guide to Finishing the Great Commission.”

This is our introductory class to the world of Islam and Christian ministry to Muslims. You will be introduced to the plans Islam has for the world, the Radical Muslims and the fundamentals of Islam. This class will is intended to whet your appetite for further studies in theology, Islamics, apologetics, and discipleship.

LESSONS IN THIS COURSE

  1. Why Care About Muslims
  2. How Muslims Come to Christ
  3. How Islam is Changing the World
  4. Introduction to Islam
  5. Everything You Need to Know About Radical Islam
  6. Jesus in Islam and Christianity
  7. Insider Movements: A Critical Assessment
  8. Finishing the Great Commission Among Muslims
  9. Unique "Train the Trainers" sessions to equip you to become a certified facilitator to train your group(s)

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Orientation

  • 2

    Chapter 1

    • Why Care About Muslims Video [Stats from 2012]

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    • Application Questions

    • How Muslims Come to Christ Video

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Application Questions

    • Read "When Muslims Attack the Faith: Get Yourself Ready to Talk to Muslims

    • Reading Analysis - Islam's Issues, Lingel pp. 17-27 "When Muslims Attack ... the Faith"

    • Lecture: Doing Missions When Dying is Gain by John Piper

    • Video Analysis - Doing Missions When Dying Is Gain

    • Reading: Part 1 - Formative Elements of Classical Islam (Pages 1-58)

    • Reading Analysis - "Ch 1 Prehistory"

    • Read pages 1-52 : Reinventing Jesus: How Contemporary Skeptics Miss the Real Jesus and Mislead Popular Culture

  • 3

    The Wise Global Phone App

  • 4

    Chapter 2

    • How Islam is Changing the World Video [Stats from 2012]

    • Application Questions

    • Course Book Reading - "How Islam Plans to change the World" by Dr. William Wagner

    • Reading Analysis - Islam's Issues, pp. 33-47 "How Islam Plans to Change the World"

    • Video: Muslims Dawa (evangelism) Table Interviewed in England’s Piccadilly Square

    • Video Analysis - Muslims Dawa Table

    • Read: Part 2 - Emergence of Islamic Identity (Pages 59-118)

    • Lecture: Dick Brogden at the World Missions Summit 3 - Surrender

    • Read pages 53-120 : Reinventing Jesus: How Contemporary Skeptics Miss the Real Jesus and Mislead Popular Culture

  • 5

    Chapter 3

    • Introduction to Islam VIdeo

    • Application Questions

    • Read the Article "Has the New Testament Been Hopelessly Corrupted?" By Dr. Daniel Wallace

    • Reading Analysis - Islam's Issues, pp. 56-79 "Has the NT Text Been Hopelessly Corrupted?"

    • Everything You Need to Know About Radical Islam Video

    • Application Questions

    • Read the article called "Jihad, Martyrdom and the End of the World" by Dr. David Cook

    • Reading Analysis - Islam's Issues, pp. 89-106 "Jihad, Martyrdom..."

    • Create an "Essentials of the Christian Faith" Handout #1

    • Lecture: Chris Wright - Reading the Whole Bible for Missions

    • Read pages 121-168 : Reinventing Jesus: How Contemporary Skeptics Miss the Real Jesus and Mislead Popular Culture

  • 6

    Chapter 4

    • Jesus in Islam and Christianity Video

    • Application Questions

    • Lecture: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: The Christian Testimony of Nabeel Qureshi

    • Course Book Reading: Jesus the Eternal Son of God/ Was Jesus Really Crucified

    • Reading Analysis - Islam's Issues, pp. 115-132 "Eternal Son", pp. 133-137 "Crucified"

    • Read: Part 3 - Alternative Visions of Classical Islamic Identity (Pages 119-150)

    • Watch Classic Debate: Josh McDowell vs. Ahmed Deedat - Was Jesus Crucified?

    • Read pages 169-218 : Reinventing Jesus: How Contemporary Skeptics Miss the Real Jesus and Mislead Popular Culture

  • 7

    Chapter 5

    • Insider Movements: A Critical Assessment Video

    • Application Questions

    • Course Book Reading "Insider Movements Moving in the Wrong Direction"

    • Reading Analysis - Islam's Issues, pp. 144-153 "Insider Movements..."

    • John Piper Responds to the Insider Movements

    • Unheralded: Reponse to Insider Movements from Asian Christians

    • Finishing the Great Commission Among Muslims

    • Application Questions

    • Create an "Essentials of the Christian Faith" Handout #2

    • Read pages 219-262 : Reinventing Jesus: How Contemporary Skeptics Miss the Real Jesus and Mislead Popular Culture

  • 8

    Further Reading

    • Reading - Islam's Issues, Lingel - pp. 160-171 "Facing the Muslim Challenge - Introduction"

    • Reading Analysis - Islam's Issues, pp. 160-171 "Facing Muslim Challenge Intro"

    • Reading - Islam's Issues, Lingel - pp. 172-214 "Integrity of Bible", pp. 249-265 "Atonement", pp. 266-281 "Muhammad"

    • Reading Analysis - Islam's Issues pp. 172-214, 249-281

    • Reading - Islam's Issues, Lingel - pp. 215-232 "The Doctrine of the Trinity", pp. 233-248 "Jesus the Son of the LIving God"

    • Reading Analysis - Islam's Issues, pp. 215-232 "Trinity", pp. 233-248 "Jesus Son of God"

    • Reading - Islam's Issues, Lingel - pp. 282-294 "The Gospel of Barnabas"

    • Reading - Any 3 - Anyone, Anywhere, Any Time , by Mike Shipman (whole book)

  • 9

    Train the Trainers

    • Train the Trainers Session 1

    • Church Conference Schedule Idea

    • How Muslims Come to Christ - Class 2 Group Discussion

    • How Islam Plans to Change the World - Class 3 Group Discussion

    • Introduction to Islam - Class 4 Group Discussion

    • Everything You Need to Know About Radical Islam - Class 5 Group Discussion

    • Jesus in Islam and Christianity - Class 6 Group Discussion

    • Insider Movements: A Critical Assessment - Class 7 Group Discussion

    • Finishing the Great Commission Among Muslims - Class 8 Group Activity

    • Copyright Agreement

    • Resources to Promote Your Training.

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  • 10

    Evangelism

    • Introduction to Evangelism Reports

    • Read the Evangelism Guidelines and Resources

    • Additional Resources For Evangelism

    • Evangelism Report #1

    • Evangelism Report #2

    • Evangelism Report #3

  • 11

    Final Steps

    • Turn in Your Video Presentation and Comment on Another Video

    • Did you complete the reading assignments?

    • Did you complete you commitment in the Wise Global phone app?

    • Train a Group Through This Course

    • Final Exam

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Online Master's Degree

A Pathway to a Master of Arts in Ministry with an Islamic Studies Concentration

God’s Bible School & College (gbs.edu) has partnered with Mission Muslim World University (mmwu.org) offering a pathway to receive a Master of Arts in Ministry with an Islamic Studies Concentration. This degree is designed for those with Bible college undergrad degrees who want grad-level theology and ministry training to evangelize and disciple Muslims with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God’s Bible School & College will award an MA degree to students who complete the 18 credit hours of core online-classes through God’s Bible School & College and transfer in up to 18 credit hours of completed online-classes completed through Mission Muslim World University.

Professor

Dr. Joshua Lingel

Joshua Lingel is the President and visionary leader of i2 Ministries. Currently, he is responsible for leading training in Muslim Ministry and Islamic Studies for a network of over 20,000 churches in Asia, Africa, and South America. The goal of i2 is to provide each church and Christian the accessibility to all the training they need to finish the Great Commission among Muslims from the voices of global Christianity. Joshua Lingel was called into Muslim Ministry at age 18 when God spoke to him to study everything he could about Islam and since then train up the global church to target the Muslims in one generation. He has been involved in Muslim Evangelism since 1991. Lingel attended six universities in Islamic Studies, including the University of Washington, University of London, Harvard and Talbot School of Theology, in Muslim Ministry and Christian Theology, teaching at Biola University & Talbot School of Theology undergrad & graduate students in Christian Apologetics to Islam since 1999. From 2003-2009 Joshua Lingel was co-founder and director of strategic projects with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), He is married to Jussara Robert Lingel and together they lead i2 Ministries.

Trainer-of-Trainers

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