Bridges Class

Christians connecting with Muslims
January 26 - March 2, 2021

There are over two billion Muslims in the world today, and many of them are our neighbors. But as Christians we often find ourselves lacking understanding of Islam and tongue-tied when it comes to communicating the good news of Jesus with our Muslim friends. 

Bridges is six-week class that will help to de-mystify Islam and provide practical insights for developing authentic relationships that can serve as gospel bridges to these friends and neighbors for whom Christ died. More information and a video overview can be found  here

Dave and Patty Calderone will facilitate an online group study of Bridges starting on January 26th and continuing for successive Mondays through March 2nd. Each class will consist of a short teaching video (approx. 30 minutes) followed by conversation, prayer, and discussion of practical steps for application. Registration and study book required. We hope you can join us!

 

DETAILS:

  • Facilitators: Dave & Patty Calderone

  • Dates: Tuesdays, January 26 - March 2

  • Time: 7:30-9:00pm

  • Where: Zoom (link provided with registration)

  • Book: BRIDGES, Christians Connecting with Muslims, available in different formats here.

  • Register/Questions: Email here.

 

SYLLABUS:

 

Week 1 – Islam Rising

  • Islam’s beginning and how it spread

  • Who Muhammad was and how he lived his life

  • The role of the Qur’an and Hadith

Week 2 – Belief and Ritual

  • Belief system of Muslims

  • Basic practices and rituals

Week 3 – Attitudes of an Ambassador

  • Role and approach of an ambassador

  • Recognizing differences among Muslims

Week – Bridging the Gospel

  • Using similarities between Christianity and Islam to extend the Gospel

  • Differences as discussion points for sharing truth

Week 5 –Understanding the New Testament’s Credibility

  • The four books Muslims must read and follow

  • Explaining how God’s word cannot be changed

 

Week 6 – Understanding Jesus’ Sacrifice

  • Muslim perceptions of grace

  • Significance of sacrifice in Islam

  • Explaining Christ as the true Adha (or sacrifice)

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