Pastor Alfonse Javed looks beyond his personal experiences to Jesus’ heart for Muslims and His heart for the nations living in our communities.
Christ’s command is straight forward, “love your neighbor”. But fear, presumption or cultural differences may get in the way. Then what?
Special Guest Host: Chris Clayman, co-founder of Global Gates Network and Heart for Muslims
What You’ll Learn:
- Where to start if your congregation isn’t interested in reaching out to Muslims
- What to do about fear, presumption or indifference when they are stumbling blocks to reaching out to Muslims in your community?
- About the most effective missionaries among the immigrant diaspora communities
About the Guest:
Dr. Alfonse Javed, the Senior Pastor of 1st Baptist Church of Metuchen, has planted a church abroad, has been a missions pastor and has served as a missionary in Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan.
Born in Lahore, Pakistan — the son of a pastor — Pastor Javed began serving in church at a young age. He has served as a missionary in Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan. He has also planted a church in Greece. In the 1990s, a providential relationship formed when Calvary Baptist Church started supporting his ministry efforts; he would later serve as the missions pastor of that congregation. Eventually, in 2009, he moved to New York with a new vision — mobilizing churches to engage Muslims in the NYC metro area.
Dr. Javed’s advanced theological training is from the Greek Bible College, Davis College and Liberty University. He has earned three undergraduate, three graduate, and three doctoral degrees. His dissertations have explored various subjects from religious influence on the American school system to evangelism and church planting, to Islamic madrases and the treatment that Muslims students have received in the post 9/11 New York City school system. He maintains a blog, www.alfonsejaved.com, and is the author of The Muslim Next Door: A Practical Guide for Evangelism and Discipleship. Dr. Javed and his wife, Sarah, have four children.
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Timestamped Show Notes:
02:00 – Introducing the Guest Host – Chris Clayman
02:47 – Family and Fun
03:43 – Why Start the Heart for Muslims Conference?
04:08 – The Talibanization of Pakistan
04:33 – Non-Muslims Dismissed in Pakistan
05:22 – A Christian Being Perceived as a Muslim in America
05:57 – Hatred toward Muslims, Post 9-11
06:29 – Jesus Has a Heart for Muslims
07:57 – The Diaspora Connection with Christian Immigrants
09:10 – Trends in Ministry among Muslims
11:29 – Network and Resources for Ministries
12:50 – A Call to Ministries and Churches Who Want to Figure Out How to Reach Out to Muslims
14:58 – Why Should Christians Reach Out to Muslims?
17:07 – What Should the Local Church Know about Starting Muslim Outreach?
17:58 – Taking the First Step in God’s Plan
18:55 – 86% of Muslims Have Never Met a Christian
19:11 – When to Refrain from Muslim Outreach
20:20 – Where to Start When Your Congregation Lacks the Vision to Reach Out to Muslims?
22:57 – Calling, Praying, Sending and Going
23:34 – Virtual Prayer Walks for in Communities of Unreached People Groups in North America
24:16 – What to Do about Fear?
25:59 – Christian Do Not Need to Convert Muslims
26:42 – Confidence in the Lord
27:08 – Life Happens
27:50 – What Happens after Death?
28:42 – What’s Needed for a Genuine Relationship?
29:48 – The Problem with Trying to Convert People
30:55 – Faith, Loving God and Loving Your Neighbor
31:20 – Genuine Friendships and Being Upfront
32:40 – Western Friendships vs Eastern Friendships
33:24 – Ending a Conversation before it Begins
34:53 – Our Urban Voices – Things that Impact City Life in the Context of Christian Faith
36:04 – Javed Contact Info, Our Urban Voices and Twitter
37:00 – Joke: Where Were You Born?
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