Reaching the 10:40 window
|Pray||Pray for Hindu World booklets in October – from LouisLouise||Adopt an unreached people group – e.g. via Joshua Project https://joshuaproject.net -perhaps choose a UPG which is represented in Plymouth or connects with your church’s history. Include prayer for them regularly.|
|Commit to pray regularly for unreached peoples e.g. one day a week, 1/3 of intercessions, include in family devotionals, use Operation World. See Joshua Project for daily UPG prayer focus to your inbox||Start a nations prayer group – outwards focused group praying for different UPGs – or add this topic to your existing prayer times as a fellowship – see Prayer Guard;|
|Join/start a prayer group praying for “the nations” – many ideas at:
|Commit to praying for Hindus in October and to 30 Days of prayer during Ramadan|
|Ask God to show you a Muslim, Buddhist or Hindu “on your doorstep” and commit to pray for them regularly||Hold special nations focused prayer event – e.g. cultural evening with prayer, night of prayer, week of prayer and fasting – involve all ages!|
|Give||Review your giving – what percentage is going towards reaching “the Ends of the Earth”?||Review your giving – what percentage is going towards reaching “the Ends of the Earth”?|
|Adopt an unreached people group or religious bloc and commit to give regularly towards ministry amongst them – e.g. sending Bibles to ministries amongst Muslims||Adopt an unreached people group or religious bloc and commit to give regularly towards ministry amongst them – e.g. sending Bibles to ministries amongst Muslims|
|Practically/financially support a missionary family working in Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist world||Practically/financially support a missionary family working in Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist world|
|Find ways to bless Asylum seekers in Plymouth who are from Muslim, Buddhist or Hindu faith||Find ways to bless Asylum seekers in Plymouth who are from Muslim, Buddhist or Hindu backgrounds.|
|GO||Ask God sincerely how He wants YOU to be a part of His plan for All nations to experience His love, truth and healing grace – Obey whatever He says!||Ask God sincerely how He wants YOUR fellowdship to be a part of His plan for All nations to experience His love, truth and healing grace – Obey what He says!|
|Go on a short-term mission trip||Organize a church trip to visit a country with M, H or B and serve the existing ministry there|
|Join a short course to learn more about Ends of the Earth ministry||Host a short course for everyone to learn more about reaching the unreached|
|Welcome||Be a befriender – make friends with someone from a UPG, pray for them, bless them, love them, invite them for a meal (checking what they do/don’t eat first!)||Pray about how your church family can show WELCOME to the nations who have come to us and live on our doorstep – acts of kindness, hosting a meal of friendship, adopt/sponsor an asylum seeking family??|
|Ask Open Doors International Language School about their newly proposed befriending scheme –for Christian to befriend asylum seekers||Consider partnering as a fellowship with ODILS in their new initiative for befrienders to link with conversation classes|
|Take time to learn about Muslims, Hindus or Buddhists – what they believe and how you could effectively share faith with them – e.g. look at Mahabba website.||Commit to learn more about Ramadan (Muslim) and Diwali (Hindu) and Chinese New Year and use these as springboards for the church family to focus prayer and outreach locally.|
|Pray silently for people from other nations whenever you see them – pray for dreams and visions of Jesus.||Research which UPGs live in your church catchment – pray for them and consider practical ways you can bless them.|
More on PRAY
Praying is a way that every single Christian can get involved in missions. Jesus gave us the Great Commission, telling us to go into “all the world and make disciples of all nations” (Mt. 28:19, 20). He also told us that when we accomplish this task the end will come (Mt. 24:14)! Global Frontier Missions knows that intercessory prayer is a way all believers can get in on the action. We believe prayer will be foundational for seeing the unreached people groups of the world experience God’s glory and see disciple-making movements started around the world. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send more laborers into the harvest field (Lk. 10:2), but don’t be surprised if while you are praying, you end up being the first one that feels the call to go! (Lk. 10:3)
[+] Prayer Guard provides an online prayer tour focused on 6,900 unreached people groups.
[+] Joshua Project has an unreached people group of the day that you can get on your website, inbox, rss feed, or iphone as a great reminder to stand in the gap for those that have never heard. Each unreached people group has a profile listing excellent cultural, historical, and religious background on the group as well as specific prayer requests. We highly recommend getting signed up to receive the unreached people group of the day!
[+] Operation World is probably the best resource for praying systematically country by country. You can pray for the country of the day using the book, the CD-ROM, or the website. Consider doing it with your family during mealtime.
[+] Global Prayer Digest is a unique devotional booklet. Each day it gives a glimpse of what God is doing around the world, and what still remains to be done. Condensed missionary stories, biblical challenges, urgent reports, and exciting descriptions of unreached peoples provide a digest of rich fuel for your own times of prayer for the world.
[+] Ethne has some great prayer insights concerning unreached people groups and resources on a variety of prayer methods.
More on GIVE
Send Bibles to the least reached e.g. Through Elam ministries UK send Bibles to Iran – (Send Bibles, grow the Church. $12 (₤9) sends a complete Bible to believers in Iran); Voice of the Martyrs regularly has ways to give towards Bibles for Christians for Muslim backgrounds; Bible Gateway currently has a $10,000 match grant to double the value of your giving to send Bibles to Muslim Background Believers And today, you can place a Bible in the hands of Muslims seeking Christ. A gift of $48 will provide 24 Bibles!
More on GO
Louise A is a cross cultural training consultant, based in Plymouth, who can help you with strategic career counseling, to find options where you (and your family) can be fruitful and effective, and give advice on training to GO – Louisemuskaan@gmail.com.
More about WELCOME
https://www.mahabbanetwork.com – Mahabba Network helps Christians engage positively with Muslims by facilitating opportunities for prayer, care and understanding. Based in UK. More than 50 local groups around the UK – potential to start a group in Plymouth.
Evangelical Alliance UK – South Asian Forum – www.eauk.org/saf.
Friendship First – friendshipfirst.org – Training for reaching UK Muslims – see below – http://friendshipfirst.org/training-for-christian-witness-to-uk-muslims/
Resources for mobilizing your whole family to a God sized vision of the World – https://weavefamily.org/resources/ – including children of all ages
Xplore – course available free from Center for Mission Mobilization – https://www.mobilization.org/docs/xplore/Xplore-English-v2.8.pdf
Impact Eternity – 6 session course – http://www.impacteternity.com/eng-impact.htm
Steve Smith book series – “No Place Left Book One Hastening” – great novel on the topic of reaching the least reached in our generation pub 2015 www.NoPlaceLeft2025.org
The Church is Bigger than you Think – Patrick Johnstone
Let the Nations be Glad – John Piper
Global Frontier Missions 101 video course – each video lasts less than 5 minutes –
INFO: Contact – Equipandinspire2go@gmail.com
TRAINING FOR CHRISTIAN WITNESS TO UK MUSLIMS
Over the past ten years Interserve has worked with others to achieve the following staged training so British Christians can be resourced to be good news to Muslim people they regularly mix with. The material is described below in the recommended order.
LEVEL ONE: BASIC THE FRIENDSHIP FIRST COURSE
The Friendship First Course is an interactive starter pack, which can be completed in six weekly sessions. It is most effective with small groups of from 6 to 50 people. No prior knowledge is assumed for participants or the group leader, both of whom are led step by step through the material provided in the course pack, which contains a Leader’s Guide, a Participant’s Manual and a set of three DVDs.
LEVEL TWO: INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR ‘BEING GOOD NEWS TO MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS’
The interactive day seminar is a broader introduction to the issue of Christian witness to Muslim people. It is a varied and engaging programme including audio-visual
media, interactive question and answer and guided slots of prayer over the situation in which participants live. The seminar day is made up of the following:
- Introduction: Muslims among us – what is God doing?
- Session 1 – Origins of Islam – Roots in Abraham
- Session 2 – Nature of Islam – Arabised reflection of Judaism
- Session 3 – Witness to Islam – Barriers to the Muslim HeartThe EWI Course is an intermediate and interactive course that draws on contemporary audio-visuals to create a stimulating mix of inspiration and practical information. EWI comes from the same stable as the renowned Perspectives in World Mission course. It is run for up to 40 participants over 9 evening sessions, which are usually fortnightly or monthly.LEVEL FOUR: ADVANCEDThe course is led each year by a resident host and a number of nationally respected speakers come in and out to deliver the training; this also includes a Muslim speaker.
- If you are interested in any of these then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The All Nations Islamics Course has been in existence for nearly thirty-five years. It is a degree-level in-depth examination of the history and teaching of Islam, as well as a variety of contemporary issues involved in Christian witness to Muslims.
- The course is delivered by a well experienced team of speakers who are drawn from across the UK by invitation of local planning
groups. EWI is currently being run at church centres in London, Manchester, Leeds/Bradford and Liverpool.
- LEVEL THREE: INTERMEDIATE ‘ENCOUNTERING THE WORLD OF ISLAM’ COURSE