July 11 – 15
(Due to 7/4 holiday)
Engaging Islam: An Introduction MCC 545
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Instructor: Mark Cannon
This course provides an overview of Islam, including its beginnings and expansion, the beliefs and practices of formal and folk Islam, Islamic sects, the identity of women, Islam in the United States, global Islam today and bridges for communicating with Muslims.
Women in Islam MCC 552
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Donna Krstulovich
This course gives the student an overview of the diversity and complexity of millions of Muslim women worldwide who hold in common the religion of Islam. This course will explore the role and identity of Muslim women in historic and contemporary Islam. It will identify key issues that affect Muslim women in their families, communities, and religion. This course equips cross-cultural workers to understand Muslim women in their context and to design a culturally sensitive ministry approach in which to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. The importance of dependence on the Holy Spirit will be emphasized.
An Apologetic Approach to Reach Muslims MHT/THE 639
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Instructor: Stephen Krstulovich
This course will look at the practical use of Irenics, Apologetics and Polemics, and their interactive roles in approaching Muslims with the Gospel. New approaches to handle common Muslim objections to Islamophobia, the Trinity and the corruption of the Bible will be explored in the light of discoveries comparing the historical foundations of Islam and Christianity.
Discipleship Issues Among Believers from a Muslim Background MCC 639
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Fred Farrokh
Muslims around the world are coming to Christ in unprecedented numbers. This reality has created the need for intensive discipleship of believers in Christ from a Muslim background. This course considers the discipleship needs of these new believers, including their unique issues in coming out of Islam. Emphasis will be given to the development of practical strategies for discipleship, as an integral part of evangelism and church planting in ministry to Muslims.
- International trainer with Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples
- Served as executive director of Jesus for Muslims Network in metro New York and special projects officer with SAT-7 in Cyprus
- Completed PH.D. in Intercultural Studies through the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (2014); dissertation topic: Perceptions of Muslim Identity: A Case Study Among Muslim-Born Persons in Metro New York
- International trainer with Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples.
- Born in Iran and raised in the diverse cultures of the Philippines, Nepal, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
- Received B.A. in Missions and M.A. in Intercultural Communication in preparation for ministry after committing her life to Jesus. She received her PhD in Intercultural Studies from AGTS
- Served on church pastoral staff as Minister to Internationals.
- Served as a single missionary in South and Central Asia, starting cafes to minister to Muslim women.
- Founder and President of Oasis Center in Madrid, Spain reaching out to Muslim peoples
- Serves as AGWM European Representative for Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples
- Currently writing dissertation for Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies at AGTS; M.Div from Regent University
- Served in Spain as an AGWM missionary since 2007
- Serves a Director of Research and International trainer with Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples
- Earned PhD in Intercultural Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
- Served with AGWM in Eurasia for 3 years and globally for 9 years
- Author of multilingual tools to help people quickly get a historical sense of the Bible