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Lilias Trotter Global


Course offerings for Spring 2024
(January 15 to May 3)

Click on each course title to find out more!

MS 620: Islamic Foundations: 
A Christian Investigation of Muhammad and the Q

Participate live on Zoom
Mondays & Thursdays, 8:00-9:30 am EST (New York)


DS 715: Deliverance in BMB Discipleship

Watch pre-recorded lectures, then meet in live,
hour-long, time-zone-specific tutorial groups on Zoom.


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 "I'm not sure" from the drop-down menu and follow the rest of the prompts to fill in your personal details. You will be contacted by WBS and given further instructions after that. 

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 us at the address 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


MS 620: Islamic Foundations: A Christian Investigation of Muhammad and the Qur’an

Click on the image above to watch
Dr. Hegeman introduce this course!


Course Description:

This course will give Islam’s supreme prophet, Abdul Casim Muhammad a full hearing through reading the Qur’an and the oldest biography of Muhammad. This course will enable you to render a verdict on Muhammad’s message based on his own words. You will do so as an ‘academic’ jury. The lectures will follow the life of Muhammad as explained by his biography and a chronological reading of the Qur’an. These two primary texts constitute the undisputed foundation from which evolved all other texts in Islam: namely, the Hadiths, the Sunna, Sharia laws, theology, as well as Islamic history, culture, architecture, and the relationship of Muslims with each other, with Jews and Christians, and with ‘pagan’ cultures.  

Desired Student Outcomes: 

1.    You will have mastered key Islamic terms and Qur’anic personal names. 
2.    You will be able to correlate significant 
events in Muhammad’s life to his evolving self-perception and doctrines, and how this impacts the Jews and Christians of his time. 
3.    You will draw connections between the Qur’an and Islamic behavio
r, Islamic culture, and Muslim rituals. You will differentiate Islam from other monotheistic faiths – and understand Islam as it is based upon its own claims in the Qur’an.
4.    You will understand how Muslims use the Qur’an with different interpretations. You will form a verdict as to the nature of Muhammad, the Qur’an and Islam.
5.    You will discern between the Meccan and Medinan revelations according to the Sira and Muslim explanations. You will identify Muhammad’s apocryphal sources and study Muhammad’s use of revelations to resolve personal and leadership issues.
6.    You will appraise the legitimacy of Muhammad’s message from a Christian perspective. You will assess competing views of Muhammad and explore the differences between classical and liberal understanding of Islam.
7.    You will understand Islam and be able to discuss it with Muslims, Christians, and secularists.


About the Course Instructor:


Rev. Benjamin Lee Hegeman,
M.Div., Central Baptist Seminary (CAN), Drs, Rijks University of Utrecht (NL), PhD, Rijks University of Utrecht.


Papa Ben is a life-long, kingdom-focused missiological researcher, curriculum-writer, teacher, and consultant with long-term experience in language learning, in cross-cultural missional ministry (Canada, Benin, Niger), and in pastoral care (Canada, Benin, Niger and the US). Together with his wife Christine,they are career missionaries with over 30 years of overseas experience working with Christians, traditional worshippers, and Muslims. Most of Benjamin’s labours have been in serving as teacher, academic dean, school administrator, curriculum-writer, and a church-planter. He is co-founder of The Lilias Trotter Center.

To begin the registration process, CLICK HERE (see notes above regarding registration).


DS 715: Deliverance in BMB Discipleship







Click on the image above to watch Dr. Durie describe this course!

Despite a clear Biblical mandate, one of the most neglected areas in Protestant missions and pastoral
care has been deliverance from evil spirits. This cour
se 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
• 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
• Integration of deliverance ministry into the discipleship of Believers from a Muslim

About the Course Instructor:


Mark Durie,
hD, ThD, MA, BA, BTh, DipTh, FAAH.

Dr. Mark Durie 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

To begin the registration process, CLICK HERE (see notes above regarding registration).


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 Investigation of Muhammad and the Qur'an


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


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