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

    Introduction

  • 2

    The Messenger - Section 1

    • 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

  • 3

    The Messenger - Section 2

    • 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

  • 4

    The Message - Section 1

    • 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

  • 5

    The Message - Section 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

  • 6

    The Message - Section 3

    • 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

  • 7

    The Message - Section 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

    • Chapter 22 - Application Questions

    • Read Chapter 22 - The Continuing Story

  • 8

    The Community - Section 1

    • 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

  • 9

    The Community - Section 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

  • 10

    The Community - Section 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

  • 11

    Evangelism Reports

    • Evangelism Tips

    • Evangelism Report #1

    • Evangelism Report #2

    • Evangelism Report #3

    • Evangelism Report #4

  • 12

    Additional Resources

    • Read through Bridge Stories

    • Read through - 6 Gospel lessons for your Muslims Friends

    • Read - Assessing Your Tentmaking Potential

    • Read - 10 Lessons about Jesus in the Old Testament

    • Read - The Shame Tract

    • Do you believe in this program?

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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