Course Objectives

  • THE MESSENGER

    Learn what it means to be a "messenger" to Muslims with shame and honor worldviews

  • THE MESSAGE

    Learn how to communicate the gospel to Muslims in shame and honor cultures

  • THE COMMUNITY

    Learn about the importance of community, Church planting, and contextualization issues in missions to Muslims.

Course Description

The Messenger, The Message, and the Community

Nine Sections each with video lectures and essential reading and applications. 

1. The Messenger: Five Styles of Evangelism

2. The Messenger: Sharing with Muslims

3. The Message: World-views of Fear and Guilt

4. The Message: Shame Based World-views

5. The Message: Islam and Shame Based Worldview

6. The Message: Three-Fold Message of Salvation

7. The Community: Biblical Basis of Christian Community

8. The Community: Helping Muslims Change Communities

9. The Community: Wrap Up

Evangelical church planters face three challenges. First, they must be accepted by their target audience as viable messengers. Second, their message must be understandable to the worldview of their listeners. Third, the community they are forming must be a valid form of community for their audience. Roland Muller does a masterful job of bringing these three challenges together in one book addressing western, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist audiences. Roland Muller speaks as a practitioner to practitioners, illustrating his points with examples drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds. Discover new perspectives on how God wants to rejuvenate your ministry.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Course Syllabus

    • Required Reading: The Messenger, the Message, and the Community - Dr. Rolland Muller

    • Required Reading: Church Planting Movements - David Garrison

    • Required Reading: Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting

    • Required Reading: Chrislam: How Missionaries are Promoting an Islamized Gospel

    • Required Reading: Stubborn Perseverance

    • Required Reading: T4T - A Discipleship Re-Revolution

    • Required Reading: A Brief Guide to DMM Defining and Evaluating the Ideas

    • Review Essay: A Strange Sort of Orthodoxy: An Analysis of the T4T and CPM Approach to Missions

    • Required Reading: The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church by Roland Allen

    • Wise App Group Project

  • 2

    Section 1 - The Messenger, The Message, and The Community - Dr. Roland Muller

    • Video Lecture - Five Styles of Evangelism

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Read Chapter 1 - Gaining an Acceptance

    • Chapter 1 Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 2 - The Toolbox

    • Chapter 2 - Application Questions

    • Discovery Lessons

    • Read Chapter 3 - The Making of an Evangelist

    • Chapter 3 Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 4 - Teacher Based Evangelism

    • Chapter 4 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 5 - The Art of Teaching

    • Chapter 5 - Application Questions

    • Required Reading: Church Planting Movements [Part 1&2] - Page 18-132

  • 3

    The Messenger

    • Video Lecture - Sharing with Muslims

    • Read Chapter 6 - Parables, Proverbs, & Prayer

    • Chapter 6 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 7 - Contextualization & Community

    • Chapter 7 Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 8 - Honor and Trust

    • Chapter 8 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 9 - Friendship Discipling

    • Chapter 9 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 10 - The Continuing Struggle

    • Chapter 10 - Application Question

    • Required Reading: Church Planting Movements [Part 3] - Page 134-183

  • 4

    The Message

    • Video Lecture - Worldviews of Fear and Guilt

    • Read Chapter 11 - Worldview

    • Chapter 11 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 12 - The Eden Effect

    • Chapter 12 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 13 - Guilt-Based Worldviews

    • Chapter 13 - Application Questions

    • Required Reading: Church Planting Movements [Part 3] - Page 183-208

  • 5

    The Message 2

    • VIdeo Lecture - Shame Based Worldviews

    • Read Chapter 14 - The Roman Connection

    • Chapter 14 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 15 - Fear-Based Worldviews

    • Chapter 15 - Application Questions

    • Chapter 16 - Shame-Based Worldviews

    • Chapter 16 - Application Questions

    • Take the World-View Assessment

    • Required Reading: Church Planting Movements - Page 211-241

  • 6

    The Message 3

    • Video Lecture - Islam and Shame Based Worldviews

    • Read Chapter 17 - Honor and Shame in the Bible

    • Chapter 17 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 18 - A Clash of Worldviews

    • Chapter 18 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 19 - Islam and Shame

    • Chapter 19 - Application Questions

    • Required Reading: Discovering Church Planting - Pages 1-138

    • Discovering Church Planting Application Questions (Chapters 1-8)

  • 7

    The Message 4

    • Video Lecture - The Three Fold Message of Salvation

    • Read Chapter 20 - Islam and Honor

    • Chapter 20 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 21 - The Threefold Message of Salvation

    • Chapter 21 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 22 - The Continuing Story

    • Chapter 22 - Application Questions

    • Required Reading: Discovering Church Planting - [Section II] Pages 139- 248

    • Discovering Church Planting Application Questions (Chapters 9-15)

    • Required Reading: T4T - A Discipleship Re-Revolution (Part I: Chapters 1-4)

  • 8

    The Community

    • Video Lecture - Biblical Basis for Christian Community

    • Read Chapter 23 - The Importance of Biblical Community

    • Chapter 23 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 24 - Biblical Principles of Community

    • Chapter 24 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 25 - The Importance of Others

    • Chapter 25 - Application Questions

    • Required Reading: Discovering Church Planting - [Section III] Pages 249- 294

    • Discovering Church Planting (Chapters 16-18)

  • 9

    The Community 2

    • Video Lecture - Helping Muslims Change Communities

    • Read Chapter 26 - Steps to Switching Communities I

    • Chapter 26 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 27 - Steps to Switching Communities II

    • Chapter 27 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 28 - Some Considerations

    • Chapter 28 - Application Questions

    • Required Reading: Discovering Church Planting - [Section IV] Pages 295- 360

    • Discovering Church Planting Application Questions (Chapters 19-22)

  • 10

    The Community 3

    • Video Lecture - The Community - Wrap up

    • Read Chapter 29 - Planting Churches I

    • Chapter 29 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 30 - Planting Churches II

    • Chapter 30 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 31 - Creating Community

    • Chapter 31 - Application Questions

    • Required Reading: Discovering Church Planting - [Section IV] Pages 361-414

    • Discovering Church Planting Application Questions (Chapters 23-25)

    • Required Reading: T4T - A Discipleship Re-Revolution (Part 2: Chapters 5-10)

  • 11

    Section II - Folk Islam in Africa - Dr. Tony Weedor

  • 12

    Folk Islam 2

    • Folk Islam in Africa Lecture Notes Classes 5 & 6

    • Folk Islam Part 5

    • Video Class #5 Application

    • Folk Islam Part 6

    • Video Class #6 Application

    • Folk Islam in Africa Lecture Notes Classes 7 & 8

    • Required Reading: Stubborn Perseverance [Forward - Chapter 11] Pages viii-80

    • Folk Islam Part 7

    • Video Class #7 Application

    • Folk Islam Part 8

    • Video Class #8 Application

    • Required Reading: Stubborn Perseverance pages 81-168 (Chapter 12-25)

  • 13

    Methods of Worldview Evangelism and Discipleship

    • Folk Islam in Africa Lecture Notes Classes 9 & 10

    • Methods of Worldview Evangelism and Discipleship part 1

    • Video Class #9 Application

    • Methods of Worldview Evangelism and Discipleship part 2

    • Video Class #10 Application

    • Folk Islam in Africa Lecture Notes Class Notes 11 & 12

    • Methods of Worldview Evangelism and Discipleship Part 3

    • Video Class #11 Application

    • Methods of Worldview Evangelism and Discipleship Part 4

    • Video Class #12 Application

    • Folk Islam in Africa Lecture Notes Class 13 & 14

    • Methods of Worldview Evangelism and Discipleship part 5

    • Video Class #13 Application

    • Methods of Worldview Evangelism and Discipleship Part 6

    • Video Class #14 Application

    • Required Reading: Stubborn Perseverance pages 169-250 (Chapter 26-Your Turn!)

  • 14

    Sufi Islam

    • Folk Islam in Africa Lecture Notes Classes 15 & 16

    • Sufi Islam Part 1

    • Video Class #15 Application

    • Sufi Islam part 2

    • Video Class #16 Application

    • Folk Islam in Africa Lecture Notes Classes 17 & 18

    • Sufi Islam Part 3

    • Video Class #17 Application

    • Sufi Islam Part 4

    • Video Class #18 Application

    • Required Reading: Stubborn Perseverance pages 251-301 (Appendix)

    • Folk Islam in Africa Lecture Notes Classes 19 & 20

    • Sufi Islam Part 5

    • Video Class #19 Application

    • Sufi Islam Part 6

    • Video Class #20 Application

    • Required Reading: A Brief Guide to DMM Defining and Evaluating the Ideas

  • 15

    Section III - Insider Movements: Critical Assessments

    • Insider Movements: A Critical Assessment

    • Required Reading: Chrislam: (Pages 1 - 42)

    • Lost in Translation - Insider Movements and Biblical Interpretation

    • Required Reading: Chrislam: (Pages 43-86)

    • Islamic Traditions on Insider Movements

    • Lecture: God's Command for Dealing with Pagan Religions and Pagan Practices

    • Required Reading: Chrislam: (Pages 87-154)

    • Lecture: Would Paul Become a Muslim to Muslims?

    • Lecture: Danger from False Brethren?

    • Required Reading: Chrislam: (Pages 155-226)

    • Lecture: Interview with a former Insider Movement Worker

    • Lecture: A Misguided Mission, How I.M. Robs the Blessing of Persecution

    • Required Reading: Chrislam: (Pages: 227-276)

    • Lecture: Islamic Replacement Theology

    • Lecture: The IM Equivalent of Limbo: The Camel Method

    • Lecture: Jesus in Islam and Christianity

    • Required Reading: Chrislam: (Pages: 277-316)

    • Lecture: The Confusion of 'Kingdom Circles'

    • Lecture: IM also Means 'Inappropriate Missiology'

  • 16

    Introduction to Planting Sacramental and Liturgical Churches

    • Read: The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church by Roland Allen (Pages 5-54)

    • Interview - Winfield Bevins & Dan Alger: Anglican Mission

    • Interview with Fr. Michael Flowers - Anglican Church Planter

    • Reaching Muslims by Planting Sacramental Liturgical Churches

    • Read: The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church by Roland Allen - (Pages 55-102)

    • Rev. Ben Kwashi Testimony from Lausanne Movement Confernece

    • Nigerian Anglican Archbishop Rev. Ben Kwashi - Missional Anglicanism

    • Read: The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church by Roland Allen - (Pages 102-122)

    • Read: ACNA Catechism - To be Christian

    • Look over the Common Book of Prayer

  • 17

    The i2 Ministries Apporach

  • 18

    Additional Reading

    • Read: Bridge Stories

    • Read: 6 Gospel lessons for your Muslims Friends

    • Read - 10 Lessons about Jesus in the Old Testament

    • Read - The Shame Tract

  • 19

    Evangelism Reports

    • Read: Evangelism Tips

    • Evangelism Report #1

    • Evangelism Report #2

    • Evangelism Report #3

    • Evangelism Report #4

  • 20

    Final Steps

    • Wise App Group Project

    • Assignment: Turn in your Assessment of Missiological Methodologies among Muslims Paper

    • Do you believe in this program?

    • Write a Review for this Course

Instructor

Instructor of MMWU Course #8 The Message, The Messenger, and the Community

Dr. Roland Muller

Roland Muller is a cross-cultural church planter with WEC International. Over the last thirty years his ministry has taken him into most Middle Eastern Countries and has allowed him to minister to a wide variety of people; from the palaces of wealthy oil sheiks to humble bedouin tents, from bustling cities to rural villages. He is the author of a dozen books including tools for Muslim Evangelism, Honor and Shame Unlocking the door, and The Message, the Messenger and the Community. He currently teaches cross-cultural church ministry skills in Canada and as a worldwide speaking and mentoring ministry.

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