Bridges-Christians Connecting with Muslims

We are living in an era unlike any before in which migration is taking place on a global scale. As such, you may have noticed that people from outside your country are now working, living or studying side-by-side with you. One such people group are Muslims. The Muslim diaspora in the West presents a unique opportunity for mission work. The uniqueness of the Muslims’ presence, neither as conquerors nor as conquered, but as neighbors, co-workers in the work place, fellow students, and immigrants, is a new situation which has no parallel in history.

The need for communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ to Muslims, in ways that are accurate and contextually coherent, is both obvious and urgent considering that it has been estimated that over 80 percent of all Muslims have never heard the Gospel, which means that four fifths of the Muslim world is still waiting, many of whom are right here at our door step. This migration is an amazing act of God as He brings these precious people into our sphere of influence so we can enter into fulfilling Jesus Great Commission of making disciples of all nations.

Author and historian, David Garrison describes the magnitude of this move of God’s Spirit on a global scale:

“Though the total number of new Christ followers, perhaps as many as 1 million to 5 million, may be a statistically small drop in the vast sea of Islam, they are not insignificant…these 21st-century movements are not isolated to one or two corners of the world, they are taking place across the Muslim world: in sub-Saharan Africa, in the Persian world, in the Arab world, in Turkestan, in South and in Southeast Asia. Something is happening, something historic, something unprecedented. A wind is blowing through the House of Islam…And it is only beginning.” (David Garrison’s book, A Wind in the House of Islam-How God is Drawing Muslims Around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ, is a compilation of his research within the Muslim world and how God’s Spirit is moving throughout the house of Islam. It is a must read!)

Over the past couple years I have had the privilge of conducting seminars at a number of churches in North America with the focus on the training of fellow Christians to reach their Muslim friends and neighbors with the Gospel. One of the resources that I have used is Bridges-Christians Connecting with Muslims from Crescent Project. In my opinion, this is the ‘go-to’ course for equipping Christians with the knowledge and confidence to engage their Muslim friends and neighbors in spiritual conversations in a way that leads them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

The Bridges promo states:

Christians have reacted to Muslims in many ways but all too often without the compassion that characterized Jesus. Bridges helps Christians connect with Muslims. This dynamic study-featuring real-life stories, interviews, and practical teaching-clears up the confusion surrounding Islam and helps you see Muslims as Jesus sees them.

The Bridges course includes six sessions made up of prayer, discussion, video content, group response and action assignments. All of these components are meant to develop a better understanding of Islam and to give the student a heart of an ambassador as they relate to Muslims. Each of the sessions are around 25min. duration (DVD format) and is accompanied by a workbook that is used while viewing the sessions.

In this Bridges Study Trailer, Fouad Masri explains the purpose and need for Bridges and how it will enhance the effectiveness of the Christian’s witness to their Muslim friends and neighbors.

If you or your church want to play the role that God is calling you to play in being the “salt and light” of the world to the Muslim people, then this course is for you! For more information on how to order the course, go to the Crescent Project website, here

The following testimony illustrates how one Muslim woman came to Christ when a fellow student took the step to reach out to her with the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t wait for tomorrow, equip yourself today through resources like Bridges and let the Holy Spirit empower you so you too can bring your Muslim friend one step closer to Jesus.

A Muslim Doctor Comes to Christ

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