Muslim Studies

Program Objectives

In keeping with the Institutional Goals, the Missions Program is designed specifically:

1. Understand God’s heartbeat to see His glory declared in the Islamic world.

2. Be able to understand and analyze cultural issues specific to Muslims.

3. Be able to evaluate and effectively use evangelism, discipleship and church planting strategies to complete the Great Commission among Muslims.

4. Be able to identify and describe his or her role to win Muslims for Christ.

Course Requirements are as follows (Total 132 hours)

General Education, 39 hours, consisting of: History of Western Civilization, 6 hours; English, 6 hours; General Psychology, 3 hours; Speech Communication, 3 hours; Literature (English or American), 3 hours; Introduction to Philosophy, 3 hours; Biological Science, 3 hours; Cultural Anthropology, 3 hours; Language, 6 hours; College Study Skills, 1 hour; General Electives, 2 hours.

Bible/Theology, 45 hours, consisting of: Bible Survey, 6 hours; Gospels, 6 hours; Pentateuch I, 3 hours; Acts, 3 hours; Biblical Hermeneutics, 3 hours; Corinthian Epistles, 3 hours; Romans, 3 hours; Christian Beliefs, 3 hours; Theology of Holiness, 3 hours; Systematic Theology, 6 hours; Bible/Theology Electives, 6 hours.

Professional Education, 48 hours, consisting of : Personal Evangelism, 3 hours; Survey of Missions, 3 hours; Principles of Missions, 3 hours; Contemporary Missions, 3 hours; World Evangelism, 3 hours; Church History I, 3 hours; Introduction to Homiletics, 3 hours; Leadership & Administration, 3 hours; Ministry Team Building, 3 hours; Introduction to Islam, 3 hours; Evangelistic Approaches to Muslims, 3 hours; Folk Islam, 3 hours; Muslim Ministry Practicum, 3 hours; Missionary Internship, 3 hours; Muslim Missionary Internship, 3 hours; Professional Electives, 3 hours (Ladies will be required to take Women in Cross- Cultural Ministry, 1 hour).

Missionary Internships are usually done in the summers between the sophomore and junior and senior years. The second internship required will most likely not be among Muslims, thus providing a broader missionary experience for the student.