Thy Kingdom Come 2018
May
10
to May 20

Thy Kingdom Come 2018

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Thy Kingdom Come 2018

The Thy Kingdom Come prayer campaign is happening again this May.

Between 10th – 20th May, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ.

Prayer events of all shapes and sizes will take place across the 10 days, including 24-7 prayer rooms, prayer days, prayer walks and half nights of prayer.

Cathedrals, churches and other venues will host Beacon Events, gathering people across towns and cities to worship and to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit for effective witness.

We are asked to pray for five people and to pray two things. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ and ‘Come Holy Spirit’.

What if we prayer in Mahabba for five Muslim friends  and for the same two things...?

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Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities (Huddersfield)
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities (Huddersfield)

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Huddersfield

Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities

Saturday 17 March 2018: Huddersfield, 10:00am - 4:30pm

An interactive day with teaching, case studies and discussion with opportunity to practise simple, reproducible approaches, and learn from amazing movements to Jesus happening across the Muslim world. 

What is Engage?

Engage is designed to help you engage with local Muslims and bless their communities. It is a one-day training event that will give you practical ways to connect, share and make disciples who multiply.

What does it involve?

There will be opportunities to explore the topic of engaging with Muslims, including:

  • How to find the people God is drawing and introduce whole families and communities to Jesus
  • How to start conversations and share the Good News in simple ways
  • What God is doing among Muslims today

What will the training include?

There will be lots of practical, interactive input so that you will go away from the day better equipped to engage with Muslims. Elements will include:

  • Starting spiritual conversations, recognising spiritually open people
  • Living out God’s love, being known as godly people
  • Telling our story and bible stories that connect to Muslim hearts 
  • Taking opportunities for God to move in miraculous ways
  • Reaching not just individuals but families and communities
  • Using simple discovery bible studies, inviting seekers to hear and obey
  • Practising extraordinary prayer

Feedback from past events

Really good - lots of practical advice
Inspiring, encouraging and faith-building

How do I register or get more details?

The event is free and to register or for more details, please call 0303 333 5051, e-mail info@frontiers.org.uk or fill in the form below.

Name *
Name

This event is Elim churches in partnership with Frontiers and Mahabba Network.

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Resilience toolbox: strategies for handling pressure in refugee ministry
Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Resilience toolbox: strategies for handling pressure in refugee ministry

Resilience toolbox: strategies for handling pressure in refugee ministry

An event from Welcome Churches

Working with refugees and asylum seekers often means helping people in very difficult situations and hearing traumatic, personal stories.

Pressure can build very quickly. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and, if we're not careful, for compassion fatigue to set in.

  • How do we protect ourselves from burnout?
  • How do we support refugees and asylum seekers who are struggling?

'Resilience Toolbox' will give you tools in self-care and debriefing others to ensure the emotional well-being of those involved in refugee ministry.

Tickets £7 – £40

LOCATION

The Riverside Centre
Riverside Court
Derby
DE24 8HY

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Come Follow Me training
Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Come Follow Me training

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Come Follow Me training

Come Follow Me discipleship course
Advisor training workshop
Led by Tim Green

Saturday 10th March
9:30am - 4:30pm
Birmingham

What is it?

Come Follow Me is a discipleship course for Believers from a Muslim background available in many languages. It can be used by ordinary Christians and BMBs themselves to disciple new believers.

This is an exciting opportunity to receive training from course writer, Dr Tim Green, to equip and enable you to run this course well.

During the day, there will be a chance to network with others involved in Believers from a Muslim Background (BMB) discipleship and a Q&A time.

Further details

Lunch will be provided

We ask for a voluntary donation of £10 to cover lunch and resources.

Participants will need to obtain a copy of Come Follow Me Study book for pre-workshop preparation.

More info and booking

Registration deadline is Monday 5th March.

To register, or for more details, please contact Jenni: timassistant@gmail.com, 07708422678

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Christians & Muslims in Public Life: A study day for Christians
Mar
7
10:30 AM10:30

Christians & Muslims in Public Life: A study day for Christians

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Christians & Muslims in Public Life: A study day for Christians

‘Christians, Muslims & the law in Britain’           

Save the date -  Wednesday 7 March, 10:30am - 5:00pm

 

What's the day all about?

The third Christians & Muslims in Public Life (CMPL) study day will take place on 7 March in London co-hosted by Christian Responses to Islam in Britain (CRIB) and the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies in Oxford.

Speakers include Baroness Cox (House of Lords  and a Mahabba Network patron), Dr Russell Sandberg (Cardiff University) and Harry Benson (Marriage Foundation), and may include a Muslim speaker.

The aim of the workshop is to enable Christians, largely from a range of evangelical perspectives, to do some internal processing, discussing a number of questions raised by these topics.

It is expected that a range of Christian perspectives to be raised, reflecting the diversity and differing opinions within the Christian community.

There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and group discussion.

 

Where will it be held?

Please get in touch below for details about location.

 

What topics will be be discussed? 

Topic 1 – Christians, Muslims and the law – Baroness Cox and other speakers

What are the challenges facing both Christians and Muslims in the British legal system today?  What space should be made for religious conviction within a secular legal system?  How should Christians respond to the presence of Muslim legal traditions?  If Mona Siddiqui's report on shariah tribunals in Britain has been published by that date, then how do we assess it and respond?

Topic 2 – Christians, Muslims, family & marriage (TBC) – speakers (TBC)

In an increasingly liberal and chaotic secular environment what is the place of marriage and family?  What are the challenges facing Christian and Muslim views of marriage and family?  What are the implications of differing views of family and marriage between Christians and Muslims?

 

What else is there?

A second workshop will follow up these themes in the autumn with Dr Julian Rivers of Bristol University and other speakers. We will also look at religious freedom and the law.  Date TBD.

 

How do I register or find out more details?

Please e-mail the organiser directly.

 

 

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CANCELLED Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities (Edinburgh)
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

CANCELLED Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities (Edinburgh)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER

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Edinburgh

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER

Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities

Saturday 3 March 2018: Edinburgh, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday 17 March 2018: Huddersfield

An interactive day with teaching, case studies and discussion with opportunity to practise simple, reproducible approaches, and learn from amazing movements to Jesus happening across the Muslim world. 

What is Engage?

Engage is designed to help you engage with local Muslims and bless their communities. It is a one-day training event that will give you practical ways to connect, share and make disciples who multiply.

What does it involve?

There will be opportunities to explore the topic of engaging with Muslims, including:

  • How to find the people God is drawing and introduce whole families and communities to Jesus
  • How to start conversations and share the Good News in simple ways
  • What God is doing among Muslims today

What will the training include?

There will be lots of practical, interactive input so that you will go away from the day better equipped to engage with Muslims. Elements will include:

  • Starting spiritual conversations, recognising spiritually open people
  • Living out God’s love, being known as godly people
  • Telling our story and bible stories that connect to Muslim hearts 
  • Taking opportunities for God to move in miraculous ways
  • Reaching not just individuals but families and communities
  • Using simple discovery bible studies, inviting seekers to hear and obey
  • Practising extraordinary prayer

Feedback from past events

Really good - lots of practical advice
Inspiring, encouraging and faith-building

How do I register or get more details?

The event is free and to register or for more details, please call 0303 333 5051, e-mail info@frontiers.org.uk or fill in the form below.

Name *
Name

This event is Elim churches in partnership with Frontiers and Mahabba Network.

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Real People, Honest Talk Luton
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Real People, Honest Talk Luton

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Real People, Honest Talk Celebration

An event for Luton.

Near Neighbours has created Real People, Honest Talk to bring people together to talk about the tough issues around how we live together well.

Everyone is welcome to join to this safe space.

The discussions will be about issues in local neighbourhoods that people would like to address.

Join us for food and conversations with an opportunity to meet local discussion groups as well as local decision makers.

WHEN

Wednesday 28 February 2018
6:00 - 9:00pm

WHERE

Venue Central, Britannia Estates
Leagrave Road. Luton Bedfordshire LU3 1 RJ

 

Please RSVP to Kim Greig at: near.neighbours_luton@btconnect.com

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Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities (Birmingham)
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities (Birmingham)

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Birmingham

Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities

Saturday 17 February 2018: Birmingham, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 3 March 2018: Edinburgh
Saturday 17 March 2018: Huddersfield

An interactive day with teaching, case studies and discussion with opportunity to practise simple, reproducible approaches, and learn from amazing movements to Jesus happening across the Muslim world. 

What is Engage?

Engage is designed to help you engage with local Muslims and bless their communities. It is a one-day training event that will give you practical ways to connect, share and make disciples who multiply.

What does it involve?

There will be opportunities to explore the topic of engaging with Muslims, including:

  • How to find the people God is drawing and introduce whole families and communities to Jesus
  • How to start conversations and share the Good News in simple ways
  • What God is doing among Muslims today

What will the training include?

There will be lots of practical, interactive input so that you will go away from the day better equipped to engage with Muslims. Elements will include:

  • Starting spiritual conversations, recognising spiritually open people
  • Living out God’s love, being known as godly people
  • Telling our story and bible stories that connect to Muslim hearts 
  • Taking opportunities for God to move in miraculous ways
  • Reaching not just individuals but families and communities
  • Using simple discovery bible studies, inviting seekers to hear and obey
  • Practising extraordinary prayer

Feedback from past events

Really good - lots of practical advice
Inspiring, encouraging and faith-building

How do I register or get more details?

The event is free and to register or for more details, please call 0303 333 5051, e-mail info@frontiers.org.uk or fill in the form below.

Name *
Name

This event is Elim churches in partnership with Frontiers and Mahabba Network.

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Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities (East London)
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities (East London)

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East London

Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities

Saturday 10 February 2018: East London, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 17 February 2018: Birmingham
Saturday 3 March 2018: Edinburgh
Saturday 17 March 2018: Huddersfield

An interactive day with teaching, case studies and discussion with opportunity to practise simple, reproducible approaches, and learn from amazing movements to Jesus happening across the Muslim world. 

What is Engage?

Engage is designed to help you engage with local Muslims and bless their communities. It is a one-day training event that will give you practical ways to connect, share and make disciples who multiply.

What does it involve?

There will be opportunities to explore the topic of engaging with Muslims, including:

  • How to find the people God is drawing and introduce whole families and communities to Jesus
  • How to start conversations and share the Good News in simple ways
  • What God is doing among Muslims today

What will the training include?

There will be lots of practical, interactive input so that you will go away from the day better equipped to engage with Muslims. Elements will include:

  • Starting spiritual conversations, recognising spiritually open people
  • Living out God’s love, being known as godly people
  • Telling our story and bible stories that connect to Muslim hearts 
  • Taking opportunities for God to move in miraculous ways
  • Reaching not just individuals but families and communities
  • Using simple discovery bible studies, inviting seekers to hear and obey
  • Practising extraordinary prayer

Feedback from past events

Really good - lots of practical advice
Inspiring, encouraging and faith-building

How do I register or get more details?

The event is free and to register or for more details, please call 0303 333 5051, e-mail info@frontiers.org.uk or fill in the form below.

Name *
Name

This event is Elim churches in partnership with Frontiers and Mahabba Network.

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Mind the GAP: London prayer conference
Jan
22
to Jan 29

Mind the GAP: London prayer conference

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Mind the GAP (God’s Appointed Prayer-time for London)

A prayer conference with a focus on work among Muslims in London and beyond organised by ABC (Applied Biblical Christianity).

This is a chance to join committed prayer warriors for a consecrated time of information and prayer regarding our ministry of sharing the love of Christ with Muslims in London and beyond.

It is going to be held in Walthamstow, Slough and Streatham from 22 to 29 January, 2018.

For details on how to take part please fill in the form below. (Please note, all enquiries are handled by ABC directly, not Mahabba.)

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Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities (Chorley)
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities (Chorley)

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Chorley

Engage: Sharing Jesus in Muslim communities

Saturday 20 January 2018: Chorley, Lancashire, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10 February 2018: East London
Saturday 17 February 2018: Birmingham
Saturday 3 March 2018: Edinburgh
Saturday 17 March 2018: Huddersfield

An interactive day with teaching, case studies and discussion with opportunity to practise simple, reproducible approaches, and learn from amazing movements to Jesus happening across the Muslim world. 

What is Engage?

Engage is designed to help you engage with local Muslims and bless their communities. It is a one-day training event that will give you practical ways to connect, share and make disciples who multiply.

What does it involve?

There will be opportunities to explore the topic of engaging with Muslims, including:

  • How to find the people God is drawing and introduce whole families and communities to Jesus
  • How to start conversations and share the Good News in simple ways
  • What God is doing among Muslims today

What will the training include?

There will be lots of practical, interactive input so that you will go away from the day better equipped to engage with Muslims. Elements will include:

  • Starting spiritual conversations, recognising spiritually open people
  • Living out God’s love, being known as godly people
  • Telling our story and bible stories that connect to Muslim hearts 
  • Taking opportunities for God to move in miraculous ways
  • Reaching not just individuals but families and communities
  • Using simple discovery bible studies, inviting seekers to hear and obey
  • Practising extraordinary prayer

Feedback from past events

Really good - lots of practical advice
Inspiring, encouraging and faith-building

How do I register or get more details?

The event is free and to register or for more details, please call 0303 333 5051, e-mail info@frontiers.org.uk or fill in the form below.

Name *
Name

This event is Elim churches in partnership with Frontiers and Mahabba Network.

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Briefing for church leaders in London
Jan
11
9:30 AM09:30

Briefing for church leaders in London

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The Briefing 2018

Each year there is a ‘Briefing’ for church leaders, explaining some of the missional opportunities for the year ahead in London.

Next year’s will be on 11th January and they will be doing both a morning and a lunch session which will include:

  • Key note talk from Roy Crowne about HOPE 2018
  • Conversation around how evangelism and discipleship interplay
  • An opportunity to hear about six London-wide initiatives
  • Worship led by

In the morning there is a Breakfast Briefing, 9:30am till 11:30am, with good coffee and croissants.

In the afternoon there is a Lunch Briefing, 12:30pm till 2:30pm, with buffet lunch

 

Venue

Slug and Lettuce, Waterloo, London, SE1 7PJ

 
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Islam - Getting to the Heart
Dec
5
to Dec 13

Islam - Getting to the Heart

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Islam - Getting to the Heart

An Islamics course from All Nations Christian College

This course aims to enable Christians to better understand the roots and realities of Islam and to respond in a way that is Biblical, sensitive, informed and bold.

Who is it for?

For those who have a particular interest in Muslim people, whether you are involved in or preparing to work in Muslim countries or groups in the West. Perhaps you are simply interested in studying Islam!

What does it cost?

Adults £570.00

Former students £513.00

What is the programme?

The programme will include lectures and opportunities for group interaction, private study and sharing of personal experiences and insights.

What topics will it include?

  • Historical perspective on Islam
  • Islam as a diverse religion
  • Apologetics
  • Political ideologies & extremism
  • God and Christ in Islam
  • Islamic theology
  • Islam in different parts of the world
  • Discipleship
  • Qur'an and Hadith
  • Women and family in Islam

Who will be speaking?

Speakers and lecturers are experienced practitioners and experts in their field, including:

  • Carol Walker (course leader)
  • Steve Bell
  • Martin Goldsmith
  • Chawkat Moucarry
  • And others...!

How do I apply?

Download the brochure, which includes a hard copy of the application form.

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Nov
25
9:30 AM09:30

Mahabba Woking training event: How to share your faith with your Muslim neighbours

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  • Learn how to share your faith and answer difficult questions
  • Hear testimonies from Muslim background believers
  • Meet experienced trainers who can provide ongoing training

This event is for individuals and churches in and around Woking wanting to reach out to their Muslim neighbours.

Churches: the disciples were sent out in twos, so how about 'sending two' or more from your church to be trained?

To register your interest via the form below. More details to follow.

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Mahabba Woking training event: How to share your faith with your Muslim neighbours
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Fruitful Not Fearful: serving together with MBBs for mutual fruitfulness
Nov
4
9:30 AM09:30

Fruitful Not Fearful: serving together with MBBs for mutual fruitfulness

Fruitful Not Fearful: serving together with MBBs for mutual fruitfulness

The 8th annual one-day conference on Building Church amongst Muslims in Britain, sponsored by The Right Way.

The conference will be held in Birmingham on Saturday, 4 November 2017, from 9:30am to 5:00pm and will include a Pakistani lunch.

The conference is for MBBs and those interested in building the church amongst Muslims in Britain.

There is no admission fee, but a contribution of £15 is suggested to cover lunch and other costs.

Plenary speaker

Steve Bell, National Director of Interserve will be the plenary speaker.

Steve is a mission leader, analyst, trainer and author, Steve is a recognised communicator with 40 years’experience in 100 countries.

He taught Muslim children in a British inner-city school and then adults in the Middle East. He studied Islamics at Nottingham University, All Nations Christian College, Evangelical Seminary Cairo and Southern Cross College Sydney and has directed Carey College, Action Partners (formerly SUM) and currently is National Director for Interserve.

Steve is a regular speaker for Spring Harvest, Keswick Convention, New Wine, Word Alive, FIEC and AOG. He also networks with Mosque and church leaders on constructive interface; mission and church leaders on ‘Islam and Christian witness’ and advises parliamentarians on the issue of ‘social cohesion’.

Seminars

These will be led by MBBs and CBBs, and include the following topics:

  • From Crisis to Contribution: MBB journeys
  • Culturally appropriate methods for evangelism and discipleship
  • The Media—the ultimate solution to reach Muslims?
  • Peace-making and reconciliation in fractured Muslim communities
  • Productivity under Pressure: CBBs and MBBs serving, growing together

We hope you will be able to join us and would appreciate your prayers for this event. 

How to book

Instructions for registering are found on the booking form below.

More information can be obtained by email from Amjad Mahand at therightway.uk@gmail.com

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Oct
21
9:30 AM09:30

Mahabba training event: How to share your faith with your Muslim neighbours

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Image: Guillermo Alonso, Flickr

  • Learn how to share your faith and answer difficult questions
  • Hear testimonies from Muslim background believers
  • Meet experienced trainers who can provide ongoing training

This event is for individuals and churches wanting to reach out to their Muslim neighbours.

Churches: the disciples were sent out in twos, so how about 'sending two' or more from your church to be trained?

The event is free. Donations for the work of Mahabba Network are welcome (please give as you feel led).

To book on, please register your interest via the form below.

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For location and nearest transport links:

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Live online evangelistic event for Afghans
Sep
22
to Sep 24

Live online evangelistic event for Afghans

Live online evangelistic event for Afghans

This is a great opportunity for those reaching out to Afghans.

Pamir Media (an OM ministry) is partnering with several other agencies in Germany to live stream three evangelistic events for Afghans in on 22, 23 and 24 September.

Churches and Christians around Europe can invite Afghans to a meeting and then stream the event live, and then follow up on any interest shown.

The program will be broadcast from 7:30pm to 9:00pm every evening on each day.

It will be broadcast from Germany and will reach your living room or church buildings via live stream.

Register and find out more details.

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Prophets Stories training workshop Derby
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Prophets Stories training workshop Derby

Prophets Stories training workshop Derby

A one-day training workshop, which uses the stories of the Prophets in grassroots Christian-Muslim dialogue.

The Prophets Stories method gives each other the time, space and ‘hospitality’ of really listening to the ‘other Book’s’ story.

It facilitates:

  • Exploring through asking questions and reflecting
  • Discovering new things about God rather that an expert teaching or ‘telling’ of the truth.
  • A one day seminar enabling you to deliver this resource in your setting - toolkit provided.
  • Assisting people to find their way into the Bible

The resource book includes:

  • Session Plans
  • Notes on understanding the biblical and Qur’anic texts
  • The similarities and differences
  • Exercises to encourage listening
  • Pictures to help the telling of the stories

Resource and seminars are sponsored by the Bible Society

Date

Saturday 16 September 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Venue

Upbeat Communities, 1-3 St. Chads Road, Derby, DE23 6RS

Cost

£20

Other

  • Refreshments provided but bring a packed lunch
  • Contact Elliot for further information: elliot@upbeatcommunities.org

Bookings

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More info

This new resource is ideal for those working in the context of church projects which serve Muslim people in their neighbourhood, friendship houses, or those who have opportunity to share faith conversations on a regular basis. It may also be useful in school settings and interfaith meetings.

It is a tool which enables groups of 'everyday' Muslim and Christian people to talk about what we understand about God, through the listening of and telling of the same prophet's story from both the Qur'an and the Bible.

Starting with commonality and moving on to difference we cover the stories of Jonah, then Joseph, Noah, Adam, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. Together we learn how these stories teach us about God and what they might have to say to us today.

Myths about ‘the other’ are dismantled, fear and suspicion turn to love and respect, deep things are shared, new in-sights gained, and strong bonds are developed.

Prophets Stories was initiated in situ in Bristol; now used in other cities. It was created by Jan Pike, is published by the Bible Society. Contact: info@prophetstories.org.uk

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CRIB 2017: Changing Communities - Understanding and bringing change
Sep
15
to Sep 17

CRIB 2017: Changing Communities - Understanding and bringing change

Christian Responses to Islam in Britain (CRIB)

Changing Communities - Understanding and bringing change

Friday 13 - Sunday 15 September

Through a series of three plenary sessions with related workshops, CRIB 2017 will look at:

  • The demographics and local realities of how Muslims are changing British communities
  • The ways in which we can bring change through evangelism, social action and prayer
  • The issues faced by those who choose to change community through conversion.

Plenary speakers

  • Patrick Johnstone (Operation World)
  • The Rt Revd Dr Bill Musk (bishop and author)
  • Jonny Woodrow (The Crowded House Loughborough and Acts 29)

Workshop presenters

Jim Andrews
Jill Appleton
Alan Craig
Steven Hanna

Georgina Jardim
Jan Pike
Phil Rawlings
Jim Stewart

Hatun Tash
Tom Walsh
Deborah Warren
Jonny Woodrow

Other details

The CRIB Conference programme has been designed as a full weekend conference with Friday evening’s presentation being an essential introduction to the theme of the weekend.

The evenings provide an excellent opportunity for networking and learning from each other, with the early morning prayer times a special time with God at the start of our day together and so we would strongly encourage everyone to book for the full weekend and so benefit from the whole conference.

In addition to the speakers and plenary discussions there will be workshops, worship, networking opportunities and a chance to share your most useful resources and Kitab will bring a bookstall with the latest titles available.

Cost per person

£160, Full Board
£65, Saturday day only (after breakfast until after the evening meal)

Last bookings

9:00am, Tuesday 15 August

Details & to book on

For more information and to book on, please visit:

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Understanding Islam and Christian relationships seminar
Sep
9
10:30 AM10:30

Understanding Islam and Christian relationships seminar

UNDERSTANDING ISLAM AND CHRISTIAN RELATIONSHIPS SEMINAR

Qur’an in the Light of Christ

Saturday 9 September 2017
10:30am to 3:30pm
Cairns Road Baptist Church, Bristol, BS6 7TH

A unique opportunity to learn about Islam from a Biblical perspective and how to relate to Muslims

The seminar is presented by Dr. Ron George who has worked in North Africa, Iran, India and other lands. He has a doctorate in Intercultural studies and is passionate about understanding Islam as well as our own faith. He first started with Operation Mobilisation in  1962 and continues to teach and train missionaries today.

One of the key current issues is that of Islam in the 21st Century. Ron George has delivered two superb seminars on this theme for my fellowship. He combines knowledge, expert communication skills and a love for Christ and for Muslims without compromise. I have no hesitation in recommending Ron as an academic who can
speak to the layman and is a missionary who is always listening and learning.
— Rev Jack Lamb, Belfast

Seminar content

  • Understanding the Christian environment in Pre- Islamic Arabia and its impact on the formation of Islam
  • The Biblical basis of Islam: two children – Isaac and Ishmael – and the result of their family background
  • Sources of knowledge in Islam and their Biblical equivalents
  • Felt needs within the Muslim community and the Biblical equivalents
  • Changing Biblical approaches to mission as a result of over 200 years of practice and application of the Bible
  • Abraham, Sarai, Hagar, Isaac and Ishmael; a family of faith being God's model and His covenant to them as it appears today
  • What the future holds and God's plans for the world; understanding the Gospel in the Old Testament

Seminar Sessions

  1. Biblical considerations: God’s plan, concern for the nations
  2. Mission considerations: Identity and indigenisation
  3. Islam, its form and faith: Robin Hood syndrome, Petra, felt needs

Seminar arrangements

  • Registration at 10:30am
  • First session starts at 10:45am
  • Please bring your own lunch
  • Coffee and tea provided
  • Admission is free

RSVP

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Jul
17
to Jul 21

Mission and ministry in Muslim communities

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Image: Nick Moralee, Flickr

Mission and ministry in Muslim communities

An advanced workshop from Redcliffe College in July 2017.

A week long teaching and workshop on 'Ministry in Muslim Contexts'.

This is aimed to resource those who are engaged in working with Muslims and want to reflect on the complexities and advances in this kind of work.

Topics

Topics include:

  • What is Islam; Forms of Islam
  • Socio-cultural dynamics
  • Contextualisation and Translation
  • Approaches to Scriptures
  • Jesus – taking a Jesus-focused approach
  • Missiological and evangelistic approaches
  • Gender issues
  • New Believers
  • Developing local theology
  • Persecution, advocacy and justice

This workshop is part of Redcliffe’s MA course, but is open to people who want to do a ministry audit or a university credit.

Its for those with good foundations in understanding Islam and are working in missional ministry in Muslim contexts.

For more info, contact Redcliffe College.

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Workshop on current issues in the teaching of Islam: history and violence
Jul
12
12:30 PM12:30

Workshop on current issues in the teaching of Islam: history and violence

Christian Teachers of Islam

Workshop about current issues in the teaching of Islam: history and violence

11:00am - 5:00pm, Friday 15 September 2017

To take place alongside CRIB 2017 (see here for details)

This workshop is an opportunity for anyone engaged in teaching Islam in any context at any level - Bible colleges, schools, churches etc. - to come together for a practical workshop looking at:

  • Teaching Islamic history including how we balance teaching the Muslim narrative and the western critical approach
  • Teaching Islam in the current context including how we address issues of violence and extremism whilst being true to the diversity of Islam
  • How we learn from and with Muslims including how we decide who we engage with and how we ensure quality and rigour

The object is to encourage each other, share resources, get equipped and think strategically. This is also the day that the CRIB conference starts in the evening. So we hope that you will stay on and join us for the weekend.

Please contact Richard for more details:

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After Gospel sharing: Next steps with a Muslim friend
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

After Gospel sharing: Next steps with a Muslim friend

 Image: drinksmachine,  Flickr  Eid Milad-un-Nabi procession in Ribbleton, Preston, celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed   

Image: drinksmachine, Flickr
Eid Milad-un-Nabi procession in Ribbleton, Preston, celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed

 

After Gospel Sharing: Next Steps with a Muslim Friend

A half-day conference with Steve Bell in Preston
24 June 2017, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Organised by Mahabba Preston.

Steve Bell has been a practitioner, analyst and mission leader in the area of Islam and Christian witness for over 40 years. He will unpack how Jesus' commission is for us to 'gossip the gospel' and 'make disciples'. He will address the dilemma that, while many people of Muslim background are now hearing the good news, we are often unsure about what comes next.

The morning will be biblically based, interactive and practical and will answer questions such as:

  • How can we help Muslims build on what they know about Jesus?
  • How can we become a spiritual mentor to them?
  • What are the next steps that turn the relationship from witness to discipleship?

Schedule

9:30am Doors open
10:00-11:30am Session 1 and interactive time
11:30-11:50am Refreshment/comfort break
11:50-1:00pm Session 2 and interactive time
1:00pm Close

Address

A local church in Preston - get in touch for further details

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Prophets Stories training day
Jun
24
9:45 AM09:45

Prophets Stories training day

 Image: Pexels

Image: Pexels

Prophets Stories Training Day

  • Saturday 24 June
  • 9:45 am - 4:00 pm

  • BMS International Mission Centre, 24 Weoley Park Road, Birmingham, B29 6QX

  • £20

Prophet Stories is a new tool which enables groups of everyday Muslim and Christian people to talk about what we understand about God, through the listening and telling of the same prophet stories from the Qur’an and the Bible.

Ideal for those working in the context of church projects which serve Muslim people in their neighbourhood, Friendship Houses, or those who have opportunity to share faith conversations on a regular basis. It may also be useful in school settings.

The book includes session plans, notes on understanding biblical and Qur’anic texts, similarities and differences between the texts, exercises to encourage listening, pictures to help the telling of stories.

The day will be a seminar enabling practitioners to deliver this resource in their setting, including the toolkit to do so. Including training, the book and refreshment, it is a ‘bring your own lunch’ event.

Prophets Stories is sponsored by the Bible Society.

 

What is Prophets Stories?

  • Using the stories of the Prophets in grassroots Christian/Muslim dialogue
  • Giving each other the time, space and ‘hospitality’ of really listening to the ‘other Book’s’ story
  • Exploring through asking questions and reflecting together
  • Discovering new things about God rather that an expert teaching or ‘telling’ of the truth
  • A one day seminar enabling you to deliver this resource in your setting—toolkit provided
  • Assisting people to find their way into the Bible

What does the resource include?

  • Session Plans
  • Notes on understanding the biblical and Qur’anic texts
  • The similarities and differences
  • Exercises to encourage listening
  • Pictures to help the telling of the stories.
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May
6
9:30 AM09:30

Mahabba training event: How to share your faith with your Muslim neighbours

 Image: Guillermo Alonso,  Flickr

Image: Guillermo Alonso, Flickr

  • Learn how to share your faith and answer difficult questions
  • Hear testimonies from Muslim background believers
  • Meet experienced trainers who can provide ongoing training

This event is for individuals and churches wanting to reach out to their Muslim neighbours.

Churches: the disciples were sent out in twos, so how about 'sending two' or more from your church to be trained?

The event is free. Donations for the work of Mahabba Network are welcome (please give as you feel led).

To book on, please register your interest via the form below.

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For location and nearest transport links:

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Christian Reflections on Islam and British Public Life: A study day for Christians
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

Christian Reflections on Islam and British Public Life: A study day for Christians

 Image: Neil Moralee,  Flickr

Image: Neil Moralee, Flickr

‘Christians, Muslims, education and Casey’ 

A study day in Oxford.

Topics

Topic 1 – Christians, Muslims and education – developing, publishing and promoting resources and responses

Topic 2 – Christian responses to the Casey review – the state of our communities and your case study.

This study day will build on the discussions held at the event in Birmingham last May, but will also be a standalone day and previous attendance is not required.  

Speakers

There will be speakers for both topics, but the focus of the day is about learning from and studying with each other.

Those presenting will include Andrew Smith, Tom Wilson, Karamat Iqbal, Jill Dhell and Richard McCallum.

There will be no charge for this event, but please bring your own packed lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Delegates are encouraged to contribute a case study of their communities, the Muslims in it, levels of ‘integration’ and the state of Christian-Muslim interaction.

Contact Global Connections for more information.

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Beyond the Doorstep: Engaging with the South Asian Family
Mar
21
10:30 AM10:30

Beyond the Doorstep: Engaging with the South Asian Family

 Image: Zouzou1,  iStock

Image: Zouzou1, iStock

This event seeks to gather church leaders with an interest in reaching Muslims, and the wider South Asian family. The focus will be on sensitively sharing the gospel with them.

The format will be 6 concise presentations on successful family engagement in outreach and discipleship by a variety of church leadership including: missionaries, background believers and South Asian church leaders.

This will be followed by a panel discussion and the opportunity to view some relevant resources.

The speakers for the event will be Tracey John, Jagdish Singh, Matt Irvine, Tom Ward, Dipak Upadyhay and Kuldip Rajo.

You can book your place by registering on the link below and sending your minimum donation of £10.00 to secure your reservation.

Spaces are limited!

This event is organised by the South Asian Forum of the Evangelical Alliance.

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Helping Christians engage with Muslims
Feb
18
10:30 AM10:30

Helping Christians engage with Muslims

  • BMS International Mission Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BMS, in collaboration with Mahabba Network, is running an exciting event to inspire and equip Christians who are reaching out to Muslims.

Ideal for you, as a coordinator, or those in your group, or those who just want to hear from others involved in outreach.

There will be taster talks, seminars and a global café for sharing stories and posing questions to an expert panel.

It will be a day of learning good practices, networking and getting a broader sense of missional initiatives amongst Muslims in the UK.

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