Jan 25, 2010 Print This Article

Lay Bible Institute To Focus On Muslim Outreach

Concordia Seminary will host a one day Lay Bible Institute on Saturday, March 20, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the topic of Muslim outreach. This workshop will be led by Dr. John Loum, director of the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT), who has worked among Muslims in Europe, Africa, and the United States for more than 20 years.

Participants will be provided with a unique perspective on one of the fastest growing religions in America. One year ago, the Pope publicly recognized Islam and the Muslims by stating, “There are more Muslims in the world than Roman Catholics.” This public acknowledgment has reinvigorated the Muslim community in its outreach efforts. Consequently, Muslims in America have been approaching Christians of all backgrounds with the full intent of conversion. Countless Christians are embracing Islam each year in America. This constitutes a dilemma and has serious implications for the Christian faith and the proclamation of the Gospel. The sessions will include various topics on Islam and what you need to know about your Muslim neighbors, co-workers, or even the Muslim your child may date in the future. All denominations are welcome to this workshop.

The cost for the Lay Bible Institute is $20, plus $6.50 for an optional lunch ticket in the Seminary’s dining hall. To register or for more information, contact Continuing Education and Parish Services at 314-505-7486 or ce@csl.edu.