Planting Churches In Muslim Cities

Author by : Gregory Livingstone
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Publisher by : Baker Books
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Description : A biblically and culturally appropriate blueprint for church planting in Muslim cities anywhere in the world. The experiences of one hundred missionaries provide a guide to evangelizing and discipling.


Discovering Church Planting

Author by : J. D. Payne
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Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : J. D. Payne explores the biblical, historical and missiological principles of global church planting, and suggests ways that readers can apply international church planting practices to their own contexts.


Encountering The World Of Islam

Author by : Keith E. Swartley
Languange : en
Publisher by : BottomLine Media
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Description : Discover God's Heart for Muslims: Investigate Islam through this positive and hopeful 640-page book. Encountering the World of Islam explores the Muslim world and God's plan for Muslims. Read from a collection of writings about the life of Muhammad, the history of Islamic civilization, Islamic beliefs, Muslims today, and the everyday lives of Muslims from Morocco to Indonesia. Gain insight from 80 different practitioners into diverse Muslim cultures and worldviews as well as Christian outreach toward Muslims, our response to Islam, and prayer for the Muslim world. This book is used as the textbook for the Encountering the World of Islam course. Revised, updated, and expanded for 2014.Fifty-seven new articles, highlights, maps, and tables.Fully indexed and cross-referenced.Over 100 additional pages of free online articles at the companion website.Features: Reading Assignments: Each lesson includes an average of 35 pages of reading, plus additional articles online (available after free registration for access). Highlights: Brief readings focusing on specific topics of interest to the reader are found throughout the book, including: Concepts: Important biblical or cultural concepts the student should know.Outreach: Appropriate ways for reaching out to Muslims.People Groups: Overviews of the major ethnic Muslim affinity blocks, illustrated with descriptions of characteristic people groups from each block.Pray Now: Guides to praying for Muslims within each lesson.Quotes: Quotations from "the experts" illustrating important lesson points.Qur'an: Important verses and concepts from the Qur'an.Stories: Narrative accounts from the lives of Muslims and Muslim-background believers.Women: Specific issues that affect the lives of Muslim women.Ponder This: Introductory questions help set the mental stage for entering each lesson. Explore: Recommendations for deeper exploration of lesson topics. Discussion Questions: Application questions to use in class activities, provide ideas for forum postings, or simply serve as points for individual reflection. Learn More: Additional activities which may be assigned by your professor or completed just for fun, including reading, watching, praying, visiting, eating, listening, meeting, shopping, and browsing the internet. Glossary: Unfamiliar terms or concepts are cross-referenced and included in the 40-page glossary. Pronunciation Guide: Help with pronouncing non-English words found throughout the text. Common Word List: Key words that occur frequently throughout the book. Illustrations: 110 illustrations, maps, and tables. Index: Comprehensive and extensively cross-referenced topical index, as well as separate Bible and Qur'an indices. Bibliography: Complete, scholarly collection of the authors, readings, and highlights that appear in the book. Resources for teaching: Example lectures and PowerPoint presentations for the materials in Encountering the World of Islam are available in the Instructor Resources area of our companion website.


Church Planting Made Easy

Author by : Samuel Ukomadu, PhD
Languange : en
Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : Church planting is the heartbeat of God. Church is a place where every worshipper looks up to every worship moment to exercise their faith in terms of prayer and worship. Peter, Paul, and James were church planters. The need to plant churches cannot be over-emphasized. Many souls have turned to Christ because someone preached to them. I have planted churches and preaching is what I do. I am the lead pastor in Firebrand Assembly of God in Sugar Land, Texas, a church I planted in 2007. A Bible school has been established in the church and by God's grace it is a privilege to be a teacher in the theological seminary. We established a study center for Global University and ministers of God are being trained in the study center.


Global Church Planting

Author by : Craig Ott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Books
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Description : With nearly fifty years combined global church-planting experience, Craig Ott and Gene Wilson are well qualified to write a comprehensive, up-to-date guide for cross-cultural church planting. Combining substantive biblical principles and missiological understanding with practical insights, this book walks readers through the various models and development phases of church planting. Advocating methods that lead to church multiplication, the authors emphasize the role of the missionary church planter. They offer helpful reflection on current trends and provide best practices gathered from research and empirical findings around the globe. The book takes up a number of special issues not addressed in most church planting books, such as use of short-term teams, partnerships, and wise use of resources. Full of case studies and real examples from around the world, this practical text will benefit students, church planters, missionaries, and missional church readers.


Solitary Method Of Church Planting

Author by : Paul Monday Chom
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : Through solitary church planting, zealous individuals can go out and plant churches without waiting for church funding. This book, Solitary Church Planting, shows how this has been adequately demonstrated by first-century biblical apostle Paul and our own contemporary brother Paul Monday of Nigeria. Experiential in the main, the book illustrates most of the academic principles of the subject with Rev. Dr Paul Chom’s personal adventure in different regions of West Africa, planting scores of churches and getting them adopted by various Christian ministries. Persecution is an integral part of missions activities, which should not only be endured but actually be expected by any missionary that knows his onions.


The Facilitator Era

Author by : Tom Steffen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Some time ago, Ralph Winter brilliantly identified three eras of modern missions: Era 1: William Carey focused on the coastlands; Era 2: Hudson Taylor focused on the inlands; Era 3: Donald McGavran and Cameron Townsend focused on unreached peoples. With all the fast and furious changes swirling around us today in twenty-first century missions, have we entered a Fourth Era? If so, who are the people primarily involved? How are they selected? How are they trained? How long do they serve? Has the Third Era ministry focus--reaching the unreached--changed? If so, to what? Are there any successful case studies out there? Have McGavran and Townsend passed the baton to a new leader(s)? If so, to whom? This book seeks to answer these and related questions. Contributors include: Dr. Ben Beckner Dr. Monroe Brewer Dr. Don Finley Mike Griffis Dr. Gary Hipp, MD Jerry Hogshead Kaikou Maisu Judy Manna Kenn Oke Dr. A. Sue Russell Dr. Robert Strauss Peter Swann Bryan Thomas Diane Thomas Dr. Mike Wilson Dr. Sherwood G. Lingenfelter


Cities

Author by : Roger S. Greenway
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Academic
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Description : As cities continue to expand, Christ calls the church to bring the gospel to these centers of population, culture, and political power.


Through God S Eyes

Author by : Patrick O'Hair Cate
Languange : en
Publisher by : William Carey Library
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Muslims Magic And The Kingdom Of God

Author by : Rick Love
Languange : en
Publisher by : William Carey Library
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Description : This book combines a description of folk Islam, biblical perspectives, and strategies for church planting among Muslims. In his theory on Muslim evangelism, Love tackles the major issues of encountering spiritual powers, contextualization, and leadership development. Teachers of Islamic subjects and practitioners in Muslim countries enthusiastically welcome this book.


Effective Discipling In Muslim Communities

Author by : Don Little
Languange : en
Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : Muslims who come to Christ face momentous spiritual, psychological and social obstacles that drive many to abandon their faith. Missiologist Don Little draws on New Testament principles, historical practices and interviews with seasoned disciplers ministering in Muslim countries to effectively disciple believers from Muslim backgrounds.


The Muslim Majority

Author by : Robin Hadaway
Languange : en
Publisher by : B&H Publishing Group
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Description : More than 70 percent of Muslims worldwide practice folk Islam, a syncretistic mix of theologically orthodox Islam and traditional religious beliefs and practices. The Muslim Majority is unlike many published works on evangelism to Muslims, which argue for either apologetic or contextualized “bridge” approaches. These approaches are often ineffective in reaching adherents of popular Islam. Instead, author and missiologist Robin Hadaway outlines a contextual approach that addresses the unique perspective of popular Islam. Hadaway explains the differences between folk Is­lam and orthodox Islam and explores best practices for reaching the vast majority of Muslims with the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Facing Islam Engaging Muslims

Author by : Alexander Pierce
Languange : en
Publisher by : Redemption Press
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Description : What is Islam? Is it violent-as the actions of some Muslims would lead us to believe? Or is it peaceful-as Muslim spokesmen portray it? With this unique resource, you can examine the Qur'an, the Hadith (authoritative traditions), the lives of Muhammad and of his disciples, and discover the answer for yourself. Explore the endless variety of Muslims. Get a handle on this wide array through understanding three key dimensions: • doctrine (what they officially believe). • syncretism (their inclusion of non-Islamic beliefs). • piety (how closely they practice their faith). Learn how to use this information about Islam and Muslims to: • Engage Muslims with the truth. • Respectfully show them how Scriptural truths have been misunderstood throughout Islamic history. • Remove roadblocks that keep them from knowing God through Isa al Masikh (Jesus the Messiah). Discover why more Muslims have become believers in Jesus in the past thirty year then all of history.


Mission Strategy In The City

Author by : Enoch Jinsik Kim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : This book was written to suggest an appropriate mission strategy by identifying key issues that impact urban ethnicities through an urban socioanthropological lens. This book is based on the author’s sixteen years of living in China, where he conducted missionary work in urban areas. The book discusses the author’s interactions with enclaves of ethnic minorities who had recently arrived in the city after migrating from rural areas. The minorities’ struggles to balance cultural assimilation and tradition preservation are highlighted throughout. The book explains that similar phenomena occur within Korean American communities in Los Angeles as well. Based on these observations, the author states that immigrants in many cities face similar social issues and find similar resolutions to them. Though there are many negative aspects to urban areas, readers will see some positive features of cities that can contribute to effective evangelism. The book highlights three main points: (1) Ethnic urban dwellers evolve into many more diverse ways than commonly thought. (2) Ethnic groups are actively choosing the future of their community types. (3) Modern cities create many new communication channels interethnically and also across social strata within ethnicities.


You Ve Got Libya

Author by : Greg Livingstone
Languange : en
Publisher by : Monarch Books
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Description : Greg Livingstone has spent a lifetime planting churches in Muslim communities and can testify to the life-changing power of the gospel in even the most unpromising circumstances. This is his autobiography. Unwanted at birth and born out of wedlock no-one would have considered that Greg Livingstone would become a pioneer in missions to unreached Muslim peoples. And You’ve Got Libya charts his journey and his adventures. This first hand narrative is full of compelling humour and self-depreciating honesty as Livingstone travels all over the world proclaiming the Gospel. The result is a page turning tour de force that urges the reader to pursue God unreservedly and to join with Him in the adventure of pursuing the lost. Greg’s burden for the millions of Muslims who had no gospel witness amongst them led to the launching of Frontiers, a mission agency focusing exclusively on church planting amongst Muslim communities. Today, Frontiers is a movement of more than 1,000 field workers in nearly 50 countries.


Beyond The Congregation

Author by : Christopher P. Scheitle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Christianity in the United States has long been organized around congregations and denominations. However, a different type of organization operating outside of these traditional structures is claiming an increasingly important place in the religious market. The growth of Christian nonprofits, popularly called "parachurch" organizations, has been recognized by churchgoers and social scientists alike as an important development that is transforming the composition and dynamics of American Christianity. The size, resources, and activities of this population have made it the public face of American Christianity and altered the relationship between individuals, churches and denominations. Beyond the Congregation utilizes data on almost 2,000 of the largest and most influential Christian nonprofits in the United States to answer some of the key questions raised by these organizations. What explains the growth of Christian nonprofits? What activities are they pursuing? How are they funded and how do they use those funds? Beyond the Congregation provides a much needed examination of these issues that is accessible and informative for scholars, nonprofit executives, religious leaders and the general public.


A Vision Of The Possible

Author by : Daniel Sinclair
Languange : en
Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : Exploring fresh church planting methods and strategies among the unreached.


Urban Ministry

Author by : Harvie M. Conn
Languange : en
Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : In this book Harvie M. Conn and Manuel Ortiz address the vital work of the urban church as they trace the history of the city around the world, examine the biblical basis for urban mission, unpack the multifaceted identity of the city and discuss particular issues and needs of urban leadership.


Muslims And The Gospel

Author by : Roland E. Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kirk House Publishers
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Description : Muslims and the Gospel: Bridging the Gap offers a striking and perceptive study of the major mission task of our time. Christians have become aware that Muslims and the gospel need to be brought together, but have been confused about how that might be done. That is the question this book answers. It meets a crucial need at a crucial time. Roland Miller draws on a lifetime of experience, using an abundance of illustrations, as he develops the theme of bridging the gap. He does this in three parts—the Context, the Bridges, the Task.


Bridges To People

Author by : Sean S. O'Neal
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xulon Press
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Description : Bridges to People is designed and written as a practical tool for Christian people and Christian ministry leaders desiring to accomplish effective ministry among the present global culturally diverse society existing in North America and throughout the world. Focusing on the possibilities of developing healthy growing multi-ethnic church congregations, Bridges to People will serve as a catalyst in helping people and churches become mission focused - missional. This tool will empower readers to develop a comprehensive ministry approach. Utilizing demographic historical and ethnographic research, contextualization, church growth strategies, evangelism thinking, visionary thinking, and leadership values, Bridges to People will guide readers to accomplish the task of communicating the gospel with meaning and effectively minister to the whole life needs of people living in culturally diverse communities. Sean O'Neal has traveled throughout the world working among many people groups including African American, Romanian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Pakistani, East Indian, Latino, Korean, West Indian, American Born Caucasian, Filipino and Haitian. Sean has worked as local church youth pastor, urban missionary, consultant, conference speaker, local church pastor, and currently serves in regional church leadership. While serving as the Senior Pastor of the Narragansett Church of God in Chicago the church experienced exciting growth in attendance including ministry among 12 different ethnic groups, the planting of two new church congregations including a Latino ministry primarily reaching first and second generation Mexican people, and a Bulgarian Church. Sean earned the Bachelor of Arts degree from Lee University in Intercultural Studies, a Master of Arts degree in Urban Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the Doctor of Ministry degree in Urban Missions from Westminster Theological Seminary.


Remission

Author by : Gary S. Comer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Whitaker House
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Description : A systemic disease is lurking inside the church that is derailing it from what God intended it to be, to know, and to do. That disease manifests in practical ignorance and isolation. If the church is to be healthy and thriving, its members must gain the needed know-how and skill sets to meaningfully engage with their increasingly difficult-to-reach unsaved neighbors, communities, and cultures in productive conversations about the good news of Jesus Christ. In other words, there must be a re-missioning of the body of Christ. ReMission practically equips leaders with tried-and-tested solutions that can outwardly mobilize a congregation, small group, or nonprofit ministry, and substantially increase the spiritual vitality of the body of Christ, both locally and globally. .


Islam And The Bible

Author by : David Goldmann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Moody Publishers
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Description : There are three to four million Muslims living in North America, and that number continues to grow. Practically speaking, it is imperative that Christians know what Muslims believe, so as to better understand how to share the Gospel effectively. David Goldmann offers that practical side in a reader-friendly, non-technical way, complete with a glossary of Islamic terms. Written with a heart for missions, Islam and the Bible will strengthen readers' confidence in sharing their faith, as well as build necessary bridges to Muslim friends and neighbors. Here is a helpful book on Islam, written by a man who knows what he is talking about! David has had a fruitful ministry among Muslims, with many opportunities to apply this knowledge. I promise you will benefit. ~ Dr. Erwin Lutzer, The Moody Church, Chicago


The Kingdom Of God Among Muslims

Author by : Dr. Nazir M. Gill
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : Evangelism is always diffi cult among other religions particularly among Muslims anywhere in the world. It is more problematic in the Muslim countries rather than the west, because Muslim countries have laws to promote Islamic education and protect from other religions. There are fi fty two countries called Muslim countries in the world. Evangelism among Muslims in those countries is always abandoned, in other words legally not allowed in the marketplace or other public places to share their faith among Muslims. There are some countries have introduced Sharia laws to run their government affairs because in Islam politics and religion goes hand in hand. This is called Islamilization in Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and most other middle east countries. Sometimes Christian missionaries, evangelists, educators, and local Christian pastors do engage in evangelization or debates to share their faith with mutual understanding among Muslims. Often however, the result becomes a disaster, missionaries, evangelists, educators, and local pastors are killed due to the twisted ideology of some uneducated Muslim Imams. Christian people are a local national minority in those Muslim countries. It is sad to say that whenever American politicians introduce new policies in the world, the Muslim countries somehow take American interests against Islam. The Muslim religious leaders propagate American policies against Muslims. The reaction against those policies strikes violent riots against Christianity. The targets are local churches, schools, hospitals, and academic institutions for their rage and anger. Often these institutions are burned or destroyed because of the lack of knowledge.


Career Defining Crises In Mission

Author by : Paul Keidel
Languange : en
Publisher by : William Carey Library
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Description : Career-Defining Crises in Mission is written to help missionaries evaluate their ministry approaches and to pursue those that place relationships over programs. Each of the 12 chapters takes a well-known missiological principle and, instead of focusing on the theory behind it, uses Bible studies, illustrations, true stories, and practical suggestions to encourage missionaries to make decisions that cultivate relationships with people as they choose mission methods.


The Changing Face Of World Missions Encountering Mission

Author by : Michael Pocock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Books
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Description : The dramatic changes that have taken place both in global society and in the church have implications for how the church does missions in the twenty-first century. These trends include the rise of postmodernism, the spiritual decline in the West and the advance of the gospel in the rest of the world, and the impact of technology on society and missions. The Changing Face of World Missions is for the mission-minded church leader or lay person who wants to understand these trends. Each chapter identifies and evaluates a trend, examines it in light of Scripture, and proposes a practical response. Important terms are defined, and sidebars help readers think through the issues on their own.


Christian Exegesis Of The Qur An

Author by : Scott Bridger
Languange : en
Publisher by : ISD LLC
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Description : Can Christians read biblical meaning into qur'anic texts? Does this violate the intent of those passages? What about making positive reference to the Qur'an in the context of an evangelistic presentation or defence of biblical doctrines? Does this imply that Christians accept the Muslim scripture as inspired? What about Christians who reside in the world of Islam and write their theology in the language of the Qur'an - Arabic? Is it legitimate for them to use the Qur'an in their explorations ofthe Christian faith? This book explores these questions and offers a biblically, theologically, and historically informed response. For years evangelical Christians seeking answers to questions like these have turned to the history of Protestant Christian interaction with Muslim peoples. Few are aware of the cultural, intellectual, and theological achievements of Middle Eastern Christians who have resided in the world of Islam for fourteen centuries. Their works are a treasure-trove of riches for those investigating contemporary theological and missiological questions.


From The Straight Path To The Narrow Way

Author by : David H. Greenlee
Languange : en
Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : An inside look at how Muslims are coming to faith in Jesus Christ.


A Guide To Short Term Missions

Author by : H. Leon Greene
Languange : en
Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : The rewards of a short-term mission trip can be inestimable, but they are not automatically guaranteed. Good planning and thorough research can make the all the difference in having a successful trip. Drawing on his experiences from over thirty short-term missions trips, Dr. Greene gives a detailed look at the challenges and blessings faced by those who are considering such an endeavor. This one-stop guide helps make the most of this opportunity by outlining the steps to take from start to finish. Included are great resources such as: Preparing a testimony Writing a support letter Getting a passport Forming the team How to stay healthy Emergency plans and disaster relief How and what to prepare for Immunizations needed Packing checklist Other helpful resources


Too Valuable To Lose

Author by : William David Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by : William Carey Library
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Description : Does God really care about His servants? Yes! Do we care for our people who are serving the Lord in cross-cultural ministry? The Reducing Missionary Attrition Project (ReMAP), launched by World Evangelical Fellowship Missions Commission, seeks to answer that question in this important study. This book utilizes the findings of a 14-nation study done by ReMAP and will help supply some very encouraging answers. This book was published in partnership with the World Evangelical Alliance.