with the love of Christ Reaching Muslims  Introduction to Islam (MIS3022/3—Credit: 2 or 3 hours) This course is an introductory study of Islam, including its beliefs, practices, and present status as a world religion. It offers practical guidelines for effective Christian witness to Muslims. Special emphasis is placed on intercessory prayer and the role of the Holy Spirit in the process of conversion and discipleship. Approaches to Muslims (MIS4022/3—Credit 2 or 3 hours) This course examines seven approaches to sharing the gospel of Jesus with Muslims. Such approaches are used to get a hearing from Muslims, to open their hearts and break down barriers. The methods were developed by workers committed to service and learning in the Muslim world. No one method is the final method; each has its advantages based on such factors as the gifts of the witness, the openness of a particular people, and the education level of the people. The goal of this course is to enable the student to share the truths of the gospel in a sensitive and meaningful way with the sons of Ishmael. Women in Islam MIS3042/3 (Credit: 2 or 3 hours) This course is designed to introduce the student to the spiritual, private, and public worlds of Muslim women as a  relude to reaching them with the message of life. The author investigates barriers preventing the spread of the gospel among Muslims. Emphasizing the need to be well acquainted with the world of Muslim women to minister effectively, she presents biblical models of witness that build trust and community in which the gospel can be heard and received. Muslim omen represent a mtajor area of potential for reaching into the community of Islam. Because of cultural restrictions, reaching Muslim women requires dedicated, Spirit-filled, and trained Christian women. This course is a major contributor of such training. Christian Ministry in a Muslim Context (MIS4012/3—Credit: 2 or 3 hours) Unfortunately, when most Westerners hear the word Muslim, the first pictures that come to their minds are of terrorism, black-veiled women, holywars, and mysterious sheikhs. But is this God’s view? How does He see the Muslim people? In many cases, God sees a growing swell of people living in poverty, frustration, and resentment or even hatred toward the affluent West. He sees individuals groping for meaning, direction, and often self- worth. God sees countless Muslims—people He loves with an everlasting love—trapped by hopelessness and fatalism. He sees millions of innocent Muslims victimized by the whims of politics and the excessive demands of the radical few. Most of all, God sees lost souls that are either depraved by evil or deceived by religiosity. At the same time, Muslim people worldwide have become inquisitive, restless, and dissatisfied. This is an era of openness unlike any other, and opportunities for Christian outreach abound. However, to be viable, Christian ministry must relate to the felt needs of Muslim people in a language and manner they can understand. We cannot cloak the gospel message in the Western culture and worldview and expect it to be well received. Our passion for souls must include a passion for relevancy. To this end, this course has been designed with a focus on orthodox Islam. Due to their cultural sensitivity and utmost devotion to their faith, conservative orthodox Muslims generally resist any outreach of Christian ministry and react in an unfriendly or even hostile manner. Although most Muslim people are not orthodox Muslims, a look at orthodox Islamic culture will provide a standard for measuring our own cultural relevancy, especially if we want the Muslim community to respect and perceive us as people of God who are involved in the work of God.