Come Follow me

Come Follow Me is an in-depth discipleship course for new believers of a Muslim background.

It helps them to grow a strong identity as followers of Jesus while still caring for their Muslim families.

The course is part of The Friendship Trio, building on the Friendship First and Joining the Family resources, specifically helping new believers from the Muslim faith and community.

The course involves a combination of self-study, regular discussion with a mentor (or in a group) and practical learning tasks. Deep-level discipleship affects issues of belonging, worldview and behaviour.

To find out more, order copies of the study guide and download the advisor’s guide for this course, please visit the Come Follow Me website.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

In what languages is the course book available?

This course is available to order in English and will be available in Dari, Farsi and Arabic from Summer 2017.

Draft translations for other languages including Pashtu, Urdu and Bengali are available for personal use on request.

For more information on these languages or permission to start translations for other languages, visit the website and get in touch.

 

How may the course book be obtained in different countries?

The English edition can currently be ordered via Lulu, a ‘print-on-demand’ publisher which has printing outlets and local delivery services in several countries.

On the Lulu website, use the flag icon at the top of the page to choose the geography of your preferred store. It is also available on Amazon.

 

Is it available online or as a download?

The course book is not designed as a document to read off a screen.

Rather, it is a course book for the learner to write their responses, and then bring it along to the discussion time so that with the advisor they can discuss the practical application.

This process of active learning is a more effective way to learn than simply passive reading.

For these reasons there is no plan to make the course book available online, although a writeable PDF version for tablet may be considered in future.

The Advisor’s Guide is freely available to download online and print on the website.

 

Is the course suitable for oral learners?

Non-literate learners can memorise the Bible verses, discuss the pictures in the course book, and carry out the practical tasks.

However, the home study element does require the skills of reading and writing. For any learners who cannot read easily or at all, follow these guidelines:

  • For each of these people, find another member of the group to be their helper
  • Beforehand they will go through the lesson together, to help the non-reader (or slow reader) understand the main teaching
  • Then in the meeting they will sit together, and the helper will help them find the right place or picture in the book
  • The helper might be a member of the family, or another person
  • Remember that the non-readers in the group have as much experience of life as those who can read
  • Their opinion is just as valuable. Make sure they have equal opportunity to contribute to the discussion so that all members can benefit
 

Does the course refer directly to Islam?

The Course Book does not mention Islam directly, since it was originally written for believers in a very restrictive Muslim country and also because the focus is not on Islam but on following Jesus and his teaching.

However, the course deliberately tackles issues which arise for Christ’s followers from Muslim background.

There is also limited use of Muslim terms as a bridge to take the learners to a new Christian meaning, as explained in the section ‘Muslim Terms and Cultural Issues’.

This Advisor’s Guide does refer more directly to Islam, in order to guide advisors who might lack the cultural background, and also assuming there will not be a security issue.

 

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