The following announcement represents big changes, not only for myself, but also for you!
First, I have formally come under i2Ministries, a ministry which I have supported and promoted for years. What this means is that I will be making room within my schedule to travel both nationally and globally to train, equip and mobilize the global Church to reach Muslims with the Gospel and fulfill the Great Commission. This will be done through the i2Ministries teaching program: Mission Muslim World University. Training the Church to love and reach Muslims has always been one of my greatest passions and I believe it to be among my highest callings. In order for this all to happen, I will need to raise support, essentially as a missionary, to cover the costs involved in traveling and teaching, particularly among the poorer nations. To this goal, if you would like to make a one-time donation or become a regular supporter, checks can be made out to i2Ministries (leave the memo line blank) and send to the following address:
PO Box 776
Grandview Missouri 64030
The announcement also affects you because after years of developing 35 classes, taught by some of the best teachers in the world, i2Ministries is finally making their classes available to the public. If you, your church, or group would like formal training and equipping to reach Muslims, i2 Ministries is excited to introduce Mission Muslim World University (MMWU). MMWU offers Islamic, Biblical and Missiological studies. The program can be taken in multiple levels. After taking the introductory and prerequesite 8-session class, ”Islam’s Issues, Agendas and The Great Commission,” you can then evaluate which category of study you wish to persue.
Format of the Program:
MMWU consists of over 35 courses taught by leading experts in their fields, all with experience in Muslim evangelism and different levels of scholarship. The first 7 courses are:
Islam’s Issues, Agendas and The Great Commission by Joshua Lingel
Christian Apologetics to Islam by Joshua Lingel
Radical Evangelism to Muslims by Jay Smith
Christian & Islamic Theological Issues by Sasn Tavassoli
Loving God with all your Mind by J.P. Moreland
Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell
The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman
The classes are streamed online. You are trained at your own pace. You or your group can choose to do one session or multiple sessions per week. A good example of a class schedule is 3 hours per week for 10 weeks. This allows a group to complete watching 3 sessions of training, totalling 30, plus one hour for the final exam. At the end of the training, we are confident that you will feel more than confident and empowered to love, engage and share Jesus Christ with any Muslim in your community or around the world!
Who is this Program For?
With the dramatic surge of Islam globally, it is imperative that the global Church becomes equipped with the necessary tools to effectively reach Muslims. This program is taught by some of the world’s leading experts in their fields. Because of the range of classes and programs, it will greatly benefit every Christian believer. So whether you are someone who is simply desiring to learn more about the fastest growing and most unreached segment of the unbelieving world, a seasoned missionary already working among Muslims, or anything in between, these courses will greatly benefit all Christians who desire to obey and complete the Great Commission.
Emphasis on Group Study:
Although the classes can be taken individually, we highly encourage group study, because this creates an environment of interaction, coolaboration, commitment and spiritual connection. We want you to study with like-minded people who will support you in your efforts to reach Muslims, either locally or abroad. Therefore, our tuition reflects this. Cost per class is significantly reduced for groups.
Each Group Registration comes with login access codes for streaming the video presentations online, and individual workbooks (neither of which should be duplicated). Each student will have an unique student ID.
Steps for taking the Mission Muslim World University:
1) Apply for qualification. In order to serve you better, we would like to know what your interests, ministry, and community are like. So you will be asked to fill out the Foundations Application, which includes the request for a letter from your pastor, missions/evangelism pastor, or organization leader. This letter is for us to know that other people will see you as a point of contact for knowledge about missions to Muslims but also that you will have their spiritual support, specially in prayer, as you go through the training. In this step, you should indicate the name of the person who will be the facilitator of the group, if not doing the training individually. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a copy of the Mission Muslim World University Application. Be sure to mention that you heard about it through Joel Richardson Ministries or JoelsTrumpet.com.
2) Pay the Tuition: Once you have passed through the qualifying process, you will be given a special username on our website, so you can pay for the tuition online.
3) Start your Training: After we have received your payment, we will immediately send you the materials (DVD and Coursepack), along with an unique student ID, so you can do the training with your group at your group’s pace.
4) Receive Certificate: Finished the first 4 courses of training training? Passed all your TRUE/FALSE tests? Congratulations! The facilitator of your group should send the information about your completion back to us and we will issue Certificates to all who have completed all of the requirements for MMWU: Module 1.
If you have any questions and/or interest in Muslim Mission World University, please contact us at email@example.com Remember to mention that you heard about the course through JoelsTrumpet.com.