Threat or Opportunity?
BY KEITH CARLSON, PASTOR OF OUTREACH & PARTNERS
Explore the Answer
How often have you seen a Muslim man or woman on the street, or at your children’s school, or at the mall, or in your neighborhood, and reacted with immediate mistrust, or even fear? What if that fear could be replaced with compassion? And have you ever even considered how you could start a conversation with a Muslim? Do you even think that’s a possibility for you? Would you like that to change?
See this man's story about how he turned hate into love and acceptance. Think about someone in your life and how you can help them do the same.
Christians have responded to Muslims in many ways, but all too often, without the compassion that characterized Jesus. The Bridges Seminar seeks to replace fear and intimidation with love and gentle boldness, reshaping the way Christians view and respond to their Muslim neighbors.
The Bridges Seminar is one-of-a-kind because it focuses on similarities, not differences. Christianity and Islam are not the same, and the differences are vast, but some similarities exist. You can learn how to take similar concepts in Christianity and Islam, and build a bridge to the Gospel of Christ.
The Bridges Seminar meets you where you are. The teaching found in Bridges is easy to understand even if you don’t have much prior knowledge of Islam. The material is also valuable to those seeking to build on what they already know about Muslims.
The Bridges Seminar is practical and Biblical. Bridges allows you to gain Biblical insight into Islamic history and Muslim beliefs, while providing useful next steps and stories that help you put the teaching into practice.
Topics covered at the seminar included:
The History of Islam
Islamic Beliefs and Rituals
Attitudes of an Ambassador
How to Bridge the Gospel
Practical Tools for Reaching Muslims
Saturday, March 18
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Grace Church - 146th Street Campus
Cost: $25 for materials. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.