We are starting a new course in January 2022
There are a growing number of Muslims living and working in the UK. This includes a significant percentage in some cities and urban areas but even in areas which are not traditionally multi-cultural there has been a steady growth in the number of Muslim residents and this is likely to increase.
Much has been written in the media about Muslims, and there have been varying attitudes expressed in the voices of Christians. This course provides an opportunity to hear from people who have years of experience working and living in Muslim communities as well as Muslim speakers from a variety of backgrounds to enable people to be equipped to build bridges, develop meaningful relationships and introduce faith related dialogue.
The course includes 10 sessions most of which will take place via Zoom but three of these will take place face to face at Hope Church Luton. If you cannot make the face-to-face sessions, it is possible to do an online-only version of the course.
There will be a range of topics including:
- History of Islam
- Doctrine and Muslim beliefs
- Current trends in Muslim Society
- Shame and honour culture
- Outreach to the Muslim community – story telling, contextualizing the message of the gospel, responding to common questions
- Welcoming believers from Muslim backgrounds into the church
Cost: £75.00 and a short application form.
12th November – Zoom – 9am-1pm
Comments from previous participants:
- I liked everything about the course: encouraging different people to give their views. Missionaries, local people working with Muslim, hearing from the Imam about his beliefs, the visit in the Mosque, the visit to a Muslim family, sharing food from Middle East … I liked everything.
- I thought it was interactive and the discussions helped me to understand, even when the topics were heavier. I also thought that the course line was didactic and clear.