Encountering the World of Islam

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Preparing African believers for ministry among Muslims.

Did you know that there are nearly 1.8 billion Muslims in the world and that 86 percent do not personally know a Christian who could share the gospel with them? This means that Muslims constitute the largest unreached religious group in the world!

As believers struggle to reach out to Muslims, they often lack understanding of Islam and Muslim culture. Encountering the World of Islam (EWI) is a ministry of Pioneers-USA that is filling this gap. Specifically, EWI is equipping Christian leaders and churches to understand Muslims, communicate the gospel effectively, disciple new believers, and establish churches in unreached Muslim communities.

In addition to classes in the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom, EWI has web-based distance learning courses and has been translated into Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Since 1992, EWI courses have been endorsed by many mission agencies, mission leaders, and churches. EWI has equipped over 30,000 people through more than 500 courses in 40 different countries.

Once trained, course coordinators and instructors can reproduce their own EWI courses, and video resources enable local facilitators to host classes without the cost and security concerns of bringing in outside instructors.

EWI needs partners to help move this work forward. We need to raise $32,000 for instructor training in Asia and Africa and for video production in Russia, Chinese, English, and Spanish, to further empower partners around the globe to facilitate EWI training without outside assistance.

To learn more about the course, please visit encounteringIslam.org.