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Refugees, Exiles, and “Visions of God”

“Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God” (Ezekiel 1:1, emphasis added). When it comes to a discussion about Muslims in America, attention immediately turns to refugees. Who are they? Why are they here? Have they been vetted? Who let them in? Etc, etc. These questions are certainly to be expected from the general population. But should other issues concern the praying and missions-minded Christian? Are there any other angles we should be looking into? I…

Testimony: ‘God prepared her for her ministry today.’

A Global Initiative trainer recently shared this testimony from a student overseas: Erma comes from a traditional Muslim home. Some in the family are very devout while others are nominal and do not practice their faith at all. While attending high school, Erma became friends with a Christian girl who shared Christianity and Christ with her. Remembering her friend, Erma says, “She was a true follower of Christ and helped me in a loving way to see that Jesus was a Savior and friend.” Erma began investigating Jesus as questions about Islam and its teachings started to surface. She questioned…

Resources: The Summer Institute for Islamic Studies

Established in 2009, the Center for Islamic Studies at AGTS prepares women and men to be thoroughly discipled to engage and plant the church among the 1.6 billion Muslims around the world. “The Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) was established to provide an undergraduate and graduate educational context, taught by practitioners/scholars, where mission and ministry to Muslim peoples is studied, reflected upon, and implemented through AGTS graduates,” says Global Initiative International Director Dr. Mark Hausfeld who also serves as the director for the Center of Islamic Studies at AGTS. AGTS and the Center for Islamic Studies is unique in two ways,…

Events: Upcoming Muslim Awareness Seminar

Global Initiative will present “Reaching Muslims in Your Community” at Oak Brook Community Church in Oak Brook, Illinois on February 21 and 22. The seminar will be held on Friday, February 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location:  Oak Brook Community Church 3100 Midwest Road Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 986-0310

Events: Muslim Awareness Seminars

The Muslim world represents 1.5 billion people, lost without Jesus. This population is growing at a rapid pace in every corner of the world. Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples seeks to facilitate an understanding of Islam, to enlist believers as intercessors and to equip them for witnessing and discipleship, and ultimately to birth a burden for the salvation of those 1.5 billion lost Muslims. Our Muslim awareness seminar “Reaching Muslims in Your Community” examines the attitudes and prejudices we carry toward Muslims, explains the tenets and culture of Islam, and provides tools to learn about the Muslim world. By the…

To Consider: Her Hope for Heaven

The following is the lead article in the November/December issue of Intercede, our bimonthly prayer publication. To download the full version of Intercede, click here. Her Hope for Heaven By Lynda Hausfeld Muslim women comprise a tenth of the world’s population. Whether we live in Houston, Havana, Hyderabad or Hong Kong, they are our neighbors. That makes them ours to invite to heaven. But we hesitate–not because we deliberately ignore the fact that God commissions them to us for heaven’s glory (Acts 17: 26)–but because we don’t know how to invite them. For very legitimate reasons, our perspective of who they are…

Ministry Update // Pakistan

100 Pakistan pastors and laypeople attend two seminars in Islamabad and Karachi A Global Initiative trainer recently conducted two Muslim Awareness Seminars, one in Islamabad and one in Karachi. Local pastors arranged both three-day seminars which were attended by over 100 people. In Islamabad pastors from four different cities attended the seminar, with the majority from Peshawar and Rawalpindi. The Global Initiative trainer, Mark, was blessed to see such desire to start ministries to reach Muslims, with many already starting the work. Two pastors shared that they started Jumaa Prayer meetings on Friday to intercede for the lost of their nation. Another…

If You’re in the Area: Muslim Awareness Seminar

Dr. Mark Hausfeld and Rev. Darrell Pack will be presenting a Muslim Awareness Seminar on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at: Connection Point Church 2541 McCormick Road West Lafayette, IN 47906 For more information, call (765) 463-0956.

Ministry Update // Argentina

In September Global Initiative’s Dale Fagerland traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to teach for the Jonah Initiative at Instituto Biblico Rio de la Plata and to conduct a Muslim Awareness Seminar with local pastors and lay workers. THE JONAH INITIATIVE The Jonah Initiative course “Folk Islam” at Instituto Biblico Rio de la Plata had 45 students. Most students in the class were current students at the bible school, while others were new missionary candidates. One student was soon to leave for Afghanistan and she testified that the Jonah Initiative dispelled many of her fears and prepared her for the task…

If You’re in the Area: Muslim Awareness Seminar

Dr. Mark Hausfeld will presenting a “Reaching Muslims in Your Community” seminar on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. at: Brockton Assembly of God 199 Warren Avenue Brockton, MA 02301 Phone: (508) 583-7222 Global Initiative missionary staff offers courses, seminars, and classes for churches, schools, and districts. These programs serve to build a greater depth of awareness and understanding of Muslim peoples. Contact the Global Initiative office for more details on hosting a local seminar.

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