Lilias Trotter Global

Course offerings for Spring 2023
(January 9 - May 5)

All LTC courses are offered in partnership with Wesley Biblical Seminary

for a significant discount of $1000 for three graduate credits.
You can audit a course for just $250.
Students from the Majority World can audit each course for just $100.

(Requirements for auditors are determined by the course instructor.)

Questions? Email us!

To audit a course, start by choosing the “audit” button in the registration process. Our courses are not listed individually. Simply choose "Another course" from the drop-down menu and follow the rest of the prompts to fill in your personal details.

To take a course for seminary credit, click on the "Graduate Certificate" option, then choose "Ministry to Muslims" as the intended degree and fill out the rest of the prompts.

[If you do not have a US-based phone number and are unable to proceed with registration without one, please email Gail for assistance at the email above.]

You will be contacted by an admissions counselor with WBS shortly after you submit your details. Be sure to let them know you are applying as an LTC student and indicate which course(s) you're interested in.

To begin the registration process, CLICK HERE



Mondays,10am-1pm (New York time zone) 

Course Description:

Despite a clear Biblical mandate, one of the most neglected areas in Protestant missions and pastoral care has been deliverance from evil spirits. This course explores the theological task of integrating Bible, experience, the tradition of the church and reason to construct a Biblically sound and
experientially wise practice of deliverance ministry as an integral part of the discipleship process. In
addition to the theological task, this course will teach a pastorally wise methodology for casting out
demons. The course is designed to equip those involved in making disciples among former Muslims –
and in other contexts – with the tools they need to integrate deliverance and the pursuit of spiritual
freedom in discipleship. NOTE: This course is asynchronous (recorded lectures will be uploaded each Monday at 10am Eastern--- watch at any time; then meet live with the instructor in pre-arranged tutorials).

About the Course Instructor:


     Rev. Dr. Mark Durie is a pastor, researcher, speaker, and author. He is married to Debby, with three sons now in their thirties. After a career in academic linguistics, he served for two decades as an Anglican pastor in Melbourne, Australia. During this time, he and Debby’s ministry included helping new disciples of Christ be set free from demonic bondages. From 2013 to the present Mark led, and now coaches, a church plant for people who have left Islam to follow Jesus. Mark is a Senior Research Fellow at the Arthur Jeffery Centre of the Melbourne School of Theology, and Director of the Institute for Spiritual Awareness. He has written several books on Linguistics and Islam, including Liberty to the Captives, and most recently, The Qur’an and its Biblical Reflexes. Resources he has produced can be accessed at


Tuesdays 9am-12pm (New York time zone)






Course Description:

Islam in the 21st century is an imposing narrative, a “sacred story,” deeply anchored in Muslim history and in their self-perceptions. To better understand both current events and Muslim grievances around the world, we must first grasp the deep impact of their past victories and humiliating losses. Knowing Islamic history provides insight into Muslims’ centuries-long arguments among themselves, as well as their intuitive and intermittent violent opposition to non-Muslims. Muslims are passionate about their history, which is full of triumphs, contradictions, mystery, intrigue, poetry, fiction and competing historical interpretations. Much of this history is closely connected to their encounters with non-Muslim Europeans and Westerners. 

Knowing this past will give you a clear insight into the desires of devout Muslims to see Islamic civilization triumph again in the world, in keeping with Qur’anic promises given to Muhammad over 14 centuries ago. 

This course will enable you to understand this complicated world and give you the tools you need to anticipate the future, both theirs and ours

About the Course Instructor:


     Rev. Dr. Benjamin Hegeman is a co-founder and the Academic Dean of the Lilias Trotter Center, based at Houghton College. He and his wife Christine have served as SIM missionaries among Muslims for more than 30 years. He has a burning vision for promoting undergraduate and graduate training in Islamic studies, Muslim ministries, and in Christian-worldview teacher training in Muslim communities.



Thursdays, 7-10am (New York time zone)

Course Description:

This course will explore a range of issues and challenges for Christian Believers of Muslim background in gaining a strong identity in Christ and in his community. You will be guided on a tour through a range of different majority-Muslim contexts and Muslim diaspora contexts. In each lesson you will meet mature BMBs who will share their own experiences, wisdom, fears, hopes and dreams for what the Lord is doing in this generation and for healthy growth in the next generation. 

About the Course Instructors:


     Dr. Pat Brittenden grew up in Algeria and then worked as a University lecturer and in the development sector in Tunisia. He also has considerable experience in Muslim-Christian relations. His current research brings together a passion for teaching and learning with Christian theology in majority-Muslim contexts. He teaches, trains and writes on these related themes. He also leads the Hikma Research Partnership, which is committed to supporting research, writing and the amplification of the voices of Christians of a Muslim heritage.

     Dr. Tim Green and his wife Rachel worked for nearly 16 years in Pakistan, where they enjoyed bringing up their three children, followed by two years in Jordan. He holds degrees from Cambridge and London Universities, including a master's degree in Islamic Societies and Cultures and a PhD from SOAS in London in aspects of conversion. Tim and Rachel are now based in Southeast Asia, and continue to produce discipleship materials for new believers, including the popular Come Follow Me course. Tim is the Director of Word of Life.

     Samah Adam is an Arab/Brazilian scholar who currently lives and serves the Lord in the Middle East. She has a Master of Divinity degree and a Masters of Religion in Middle Eastern and North African studies. She teaches theology in an Arabic seminary and leads a ministry for online disciple-making. Samah works with the Hikma Research Partnership as a publications and curriculum officer.

We offer our courses in partnership with 
Wesley Biblical Seminary
for a Graduate Certificate in Ministry to Muslims

This 24-credit certificate program will give you a solid foundation in understanding the history and development of both Christianity and Islam. You will investigate deeply the core of Christian and Muslim worldviews. You will gain practical skills in evangelism, discipleship and church planting in Muslim contexts. Click here to find out more!


Courses in this certificate program include:

1. Islamic Foundations: A Christian Analysis of Islam's Source Documents


Provides in-depth study of the Qur’an and the biography of Muhammad.

2. History of Islam

Surveys the development of Islam from 632 AD to present.

3. Christian Engagement with Muslims


Investigates historical and contemporary Christian approaches to Muslims.

4. Discipling and Planting Churches among Muslims


Studies principles for fruitful discipling and church planting among Muslims.

5. The Gospels

Develops an effective and comprehensive method of studying Scripture for life and ministry.

6. Philosophy of Christian Religion

Explores the philosophical presuppositions undergirding Christian theology.

7. History of Christian Thought

Traces the history of Christianity and the development of Christian doctrine.

8. Discipleship and Spiritual Formation


Examines the means of grace necessary for a dynamic Christian life and methods for discipleship in the local church.

NOTE: All credits earned in the Certificate can be applied towards a
Master of Arts or Master of Divinity degree at WBS.

course description

Click on the image above for Dr. Hegeman's description of this insightful course!

Click on the image above to meet Dr. Durie

and hear about this course.

Click on the image above to hear Dr. Green 
describe this ground-breaking course!

“The world in which we live today is confronted with catastrophic changes unparalleled in human history and the Church is going to be tasked with discovering how to live side by side, step by step in harmony and yet with distinction, beside or alongside, a very aggressive and uniquely monotheistic faith. For these reasons and more I envision The Lilias Trotter Center helping the Church … as we seek to share Him with those who do not yet know and love Him.”

- David E. Dick,
VP at Large (and former International Director), One Mission Society