Bridges is a curriculum developed by Crescent Project that is meant to introduce Christians to Islam and pave the way for building relationships with the Muslims in your community.
Christians have responded to Muslims in many ways, but all too often, without the compassion that characterized Jesus. Bridges seeks to replace fear and intimidation with love and gentle boldness, reshaping the way Christians view and respond to their Muslim neighbors.
Bridges is one-of-a-kind because it focuses on similarities, not differences. Christianity and Islam are not the same, but they are similar. You can learn how to take similar concepts in Christianity and Islam, and build a bridge.
Bridges meets you where you are. The teaching found in Bridges is easy to understand even if you don’t have much prior knowledge of Islam. The material is also valuable to those seeking to build on what they already know about Muslims.
Bridges is practical and biblical. Bridges allows you to gain biblical insight into Islamic history and Muslim beliefs, while providing useful next steps and stories that help you put the teaching into practice.
This class will be a great tool for all, as the Muslim population continues to increase not only world wide but right here in the Des Moines metro. Bridges will especially benefit those who work with Wee Ones and the Togo Hospital project. Through the Bridges course we will put off the many misconceptions we have of Islam and learn how to build relationships with the many Muslims in our area. Please plan to join us for a great time of learning and fellowship!
This is a free class and will be held at Saylorville Baptist Church in the Youth Room. Childcare will be provided if needed.
Tuesday March 22nd, 6:30-8:00pm, Bridges Session 1 – Islam Rising
Tuesday March 29th, 6:30-8:00pm, Bridges Session 2 – Belief and Ritual
Tuesday April 5th, 6:30-8:00pm, Bridges Session 3 – Attitudes of an Ambassador
Tuesday April 12th, 6:30-8:00pm, Bridges Session 4 – Bridging the Gospel
Tuesday April 19th, 6:30-8:00pm, Bridges Session 5 – Tools for Reaching Muslims – Understanding the New Testament’s credibility
Tuesday April 26th, 6:30-8:00pm, Bridges Session 6 – Tools for Reaching Muslims – Understanding Jesus’ sacrifice