8th Heart for Muslims Conference
Saturday, November 5, 2022
The Power of Proximity:
How Your Location, Culture and Shared Experience
Can Bring Christ to Muslims
Why “The Power of Proximity”?
Cultural similarities, shared spaces and sharing experiences can be a dynamic part of building relationships and genuine friendships. Though no one can do the Holy Spirit’s job and convert another person — part of Christian faithfulness is testifying of Jesus — bringing Christ to Muslims. 1 Corinthians 3:7-9
The 2022 presenters offer practical insights about the power of shared experiences and near culture missions to equip Christ-followers to reach out to Muslims.
The Lord is moving among Muslims!
The seeds of the Gospel are taking root among Muslims in New York City and abroad. In 2022, the team at CTU continues to share about Bengalis coming to a saving faith in Jesus Christ both in NYC and in Bangladesh. In 2020, while Covid19 caused New York to flounder, over 200 South East Asian, former Muslims were baptized through the ministry of one local missionary at Global Gates. That group continues with believers in New York, the UK and Bangladesh.
Looking back at how it began:
In 2015, The Heart for Muslims Conference began as a collaboration of ministries and mission agencies across New York City — each dedicated to reaching our Muslim neighbors with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Their shared mission birthed out of a desire to join the Lord in the budding disciple-making movement among Muslims in our city and to biblically respond to the growing Muslim communities in our area and across the country. In the New York City metro area alone, an estimated one million Muslims call this place home.
Heart for Muslims’ mission is to equip Christ-followers and connect them for service, ministering to our Muslim neighbors in the Name and Love of Jesus Christ. The vision is to eliminate the fear of Islam and free believers to boldly minister to our Muslim neighbors.
The conference fosters several offspring ministries that continue throughout the year. Annually at the conference, hundreds of believers gather to learn how to engage their Muslim neighbors with the Gospel. Ministry leaders and missionaries come, they learn from one another and help believers develop an effective witness. Each of the conferences focuses on a different aspect of ministry, like: ministering to women and families, evangelism in everyday encounters or service.
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