Lilias Trotter Global

New course offerings for Spring 2022

February 1 to May 13, 2022 

DS715 - Deliverance in BMB Discipleship:

Biblically-sound and pastorally-wise practices of deliverance
in the discipleship of believers of Muslim background

Watch pre-recorded lecture videos and then gather in live small group tutorials
with the instructor and fellow students in time-zone specific tutorial groups.


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. 

Topics covered:                                                                                                                                                                                           
•    Biblical Theology of deliverance and spiritual warfare.
•    History of Christian approaches to deliverance ministry, including the Church Fathers; Catholic and Protestant understandings; and why this ministry has been overlooked or downplayed.
•    Integrative survey of Pentecostal and Charismatic approaches to deliverance since the 1960’s.
•    Theological and pastoral issues in the practice of deliverance.
•    A pastorally wise, effective, and replicable methodology for deliverance.
•    Understanding and dealing with spiritual bondages generated by Islamic doctrine and practice.
•    Integration of deliverance ministry into the discipleship of Believers from a Muslim Background.

About the Course Instructor:

     Mark Durie (PhD, ThD, MA, BA, BTh, DipTh, FAAH) is an Adjunct Faculty Member. He 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 and, for languages other than English, at


  • Offered through Wesley Biblical Seminary for three graduate credits for $1090 (that's one third off normal price!) 

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

*Auditors will be required to listen to the lectures (2 hrs), attend the tutorials (1 hr), and read ~20 pages (1-2 hrs) weekly.

Questions? Email us at

To begin the registration process, CLICK HERE

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!

Spring 2022 

MS612 - Christian Engagement with Muslims

New modular format!

Take the whole course, choose two modules,
or take the one module that interests you most!

Classes meet live on Tuesdays 9am-12pm Eastern Time (New York),
or watch recorded lectures.


Module 1 - The History of the Global Church’s Encounters with Islam

January 17 to February 19

Main text: Lost History of Christianity, P. Jenkins

Topics Covered:

  • Intro to Islam: (1) Muhammad and the sources of Islamic beliefs and practices. (2) Muhammad in Mecca and Medina. (3) Muslim beliefs, practices and worldviews.

  • Historical overview of the interactions between Islam and the Church in the East and West.

  • The characteristics & theological universe of the Churches of the East.

  • Understanding the Western Church’s Crusades & how Muslims perceive them today.

  • Factors and causes of the demise of the churches of the East.

  • The influence of Christianity on Islam & Islam on Christianity.

  • The global history of Christianity and how religions die, survive and renew.

Module 2 - Understanding & Thinking Biblically about Islam and Muslims

February 28 to April 2

Main texts: Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali & Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, N. Qureshi

Topics Covered:

•    Islam & Muslims today: diversity and global demographics.
•    Understanding the roots and diverse expressions of radical Islam today with special attention to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
•    Exploring the diversity in Muslim diaspora communities in Europe & North America
•    An overview of the history of Muslim and Christians in Africa.
•    Scriptural and missiological foundations for Christian engagement with Islam and Muslims.
•    Developing a Biblical theology of non-Christian religions in order to have an authentic Christian understanding of Islam, Allah, the Qur’an and Muhammad.
•    Understanding what it is like to be a Muslim through Muslim autobiographies.
•    Understanding Muslim experience of conversion and what leads Muslims to leave Islam.

Module 3 - Personal Engagement with Muslims & Mission among Muslims

April 11 to May 14

Main texts: Engaging Islam, G. Houssney

Topics Covered:

•    Classifications of approaches to engaging Muslims throughout history.
•    Developments in Christian mission to Muslims in the 19th to 21st centuries.
•    Exploring diverse approaches to befriending and evangelizing Muslims.
•    The role of apologetics and polemics in ministry to Muslims.
•    Exploring fruitful discipling of Believers from Muslim backgrounds.
•    Contemporary models used in planting churches among Muslims.
•    Presentation and analysis of Insider Movements approaches.
•    Exploring Church Planting Movements (CPM) and Disciple Making Movements (DMM).

About the Course Instructor:

     Dr. Don Little is Pioneers’ Missiologist and a co-founder of the Lilias Trotter Center. Don also serves part-time as an adjunct professor at Wesley Biblical Seminary, and Houghton College. 
     He was active discipling and church planting among Muslims in North Africa for eight years, and has had extensive exposure to what God is doing across the Arab world, in Africa, and in other parts of the Muslim world, through visits and consultations with church planters in more than 20 countries. 
He is the author of Effective Discipling in Muslim Communities: Scripture, History and Seasoned Practices (IVP 2015).
     Don is married to Jeanie, a Spiritual Director, and they are the parents of three adult children.


  • Each module is $365 -or-

  • Take the whole course (all three modules) offered through Wesley Biblical Seminary for three graduate credits is $1090 (that's one third off normal price!) 

  • You can audit* the course for just $100 per module or $250 for the whole course.

*Please consult the course syllabus for specific expectations for both credit students and auditors.

Questions? Email us at

To begin the registration process, CLICK HERE

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!

We offer our courses in 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.


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