Encountering the World of Islam
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The global opportunity
$32,000 is needed to…
- Train Encountering the World of Islam instructors in Asia and Africa
- Produce videos and curriculum in additional languages
- Empower partners around the world to become self-sustaining and facilitate training in their contexts
Preparing believers for ministry among Muslims
Did you know there are nearly 1.8 billion Muslims, 86 percent of whom do not personally know a Christian who could share the gospel with them? This makes Muslims the largest unreached religious group in the world!
Yet, as believers struggle to reach out to Muslims, they often lack understanding of Islam and Muslim cultures. Encountering the World of Islam (EWI) is a ministry of Pioneers that is filling this gap. The EWI course equips Christian leaders and churches to understand Muslims, communicate the gospel effectively, disciple new believers and establish churches in unreached Muslim communities.
EWI offers the course in three formats: traditional in-person classes, online classes and small-group cohorts. There are courses for speakers of English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean and Chinese. Many mission agencies, mission leaders and churches has used the course, which has equipped more than 45,000 people through more than 600 courses in 40 different countries since 1992.
Once trained, course coordinators and instructors can reproduce their own Encountering the World of Islam courses. Video resources also enable local facilitators to smaller classes without the cost and risk associated with bringing in outside instructors.
To learn more about the course, please visit encounteringIslam.org.