It is predicted that by the year 2050, Muslims will make up 31% of the global population. In fact, Islam is currently the third most highly practiced religion in the United States. This means that now more than ever is the time for Christians to begin evangelizing among their Muslim neighbors.
Corban’s True North Corps recognized the need for more Christian involvement in the Islamic community and decided to take action. “Originally we just wanted to take some students on a mosque visit,” Caleb McLean, True North Corps vice president said, “but then one of the missionaries that was helping us set up the visit told us about Muslim Connexion and we decided it could be more beneficial.”
Muslim Connexion is a two-day conference put on by an organization called Mission Connexion Northwest. Missionaries and those who live among Muslim people are invited to join the conference and hear experienced missionaries speak about how they have evangelized to Muslims in their day-to-day lives.
“The whole point of True North is to give on-campus and off-campus students a chance to do outreach ministry and this was a perfect opportunity for that.” McLean said.
Keynote speaker, Jayson Georges, shared his knowledge of the Islamic religion with the audience at the conference. “Most perspectives on Islam today are highly politicized and sensationalized,” Georges said, “We hear about Isis all the time in the news, but the truth is Isis only makes up .0025% of all Muslims.”
Georges served in Central Asia for nine years where he was involved in church planting, discipleship making, and microenterprise development. He now has a book called “The 3D Gospel for Guilt, Shame and Fear Cultures” in which he teaches the most effective ways to develop a cross-cultural ministry among Muslims and share the light of Christ in the most effective way.
“I have a couple friends who are Muslim and it has been interesting getting to know them, which I think triggered a curiosity in me about Islam, which is why I wanted to go to the conference,” Said McLean, “I enjoy having the opportunity to learn how to be a better light of Christ to them.”