Lilias Trotter Global

New course offerings for this Fall!

August 31 to December 7, 2021 

Engaging Muslim Women:

Fruitful practices for overcoming religious, cultural,

economic and educational disparities

Participate live on Zoom Tuesdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Eastern Time
or watch class videos at your convenience

 

Course Description:

     Muslim women are among the least-reached people in the world. This course considers their unique needs and the formidable challenges that too often make it exceptionally difficult for them to learn about Jesus and be welcomed into his body. In addition to examining the religious and cultural challenges these women face, we will explore the many educational, social, and economic disparities that increase their isolation and vulnerability. We will consider their felt needs and explore together creative ways to access these women who are so loved by God.

Course Components:
 

  • Offered through Wesley Biblical Seminary for three graduate credits for $1090 (that's one third off normal price!) Credit students also pay $100 for WBS online orientation course.

  • You can audit* the course for just $250.

  • This is a 15-week online graduate course with a three-hour, live ZOOM class on Tuesdays from 9am-Noon Eastern Time each week. 

  • Students can either participate live or watch the video recording of each week's class at a more convenient time.


*Class auditors are expected to complete all of the reading but are not required to write papers.
 

About the Course Instructor:
 

     Dr. Phillips has worked among Muslims in East and North Africa for more than 30 years, focused mostly on poor and isolated women with limited literacy. God has given her a special passion for women in villages and rural areas using community development work, public health skills, and oral approaches to reach and teach women. Her heart is to engage those who are the least-reached and have little access to personal resources and/or the gospel message.

September 2 - December 9, 2021 

Perceiving God in Islam and Christianity

Participate live on Zoom Thursdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
or watch class videos at your convenience

Course Description:

     Both Islam and Christianity hold distinct views of God derived from their respective scriptures and traditions. While a casual observer may be content to see a basic similarity in those views, a more nuanced view discerns divergent landmarks of belief that shape the way God is perceived and how faith is lived.  This course surveys the following theological landmarks in the Muslim-Christian encounter:

· God (Islamic unicity or Christian Trinity)

· Christ (exalted prophet or incarnate Savior)

· Scripture (descended text or inspired narrative)

· Sin (inherent weakness or irreparable alienation)

· Salvation (guidance or vicarious atonement). 

 

We will examine the scriptural and historical development of these concepts as well as their social implications in both Islam and Christianity, seeking how to best engage Muslim friends with the truth of the gospel today. We will also consider how to address these issues in the discipleship of believers of Muslim background.

About the Course Instructor:

     Dr. Mike Kuhn and his wife Stephanie lived nearly thirty years in various Arab countries, focusing on discipleship and spiritual formation among both Arab Christians and those who have come to Christ from a non-Christian background. He currently travels throughout the Middle East teaching and mentoring with the International Theological Education Network (ITEN).
    Mike, author of God Is One: A Christian Defence of Divine Unity in the Muslim Golden Age of Islam (Langham, 2019), Finding Hagar (Langham, 2019), and Fresh Vision for the Muslim World (IVP, 2012), holds an MA from the American University in Cairo, an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Middlesex University and Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK).

Questions? Email us at info@liliastrottercenter.org

To begin the registration process, CLICK HERE
 

***IMPORTANT NOTE*** Whether taking for credit or audit, start by choosing the “audit” button in the registration process and follow the rest of the prompts to fill in your personal details.

In all subsequent communication with WBS,  please be sure to indicate that you are applying as an LTC student and eligible for the significantly discounted course price!



This course is part of our partnership with
Wesley Biblical Seminary:


Graduate Certificate in Islam and 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 contact WBS and 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.

 

“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