TRAINING / JAQ
We know that “all Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” – II Timothy 3:16-17 (NLT)
Our most important work is learning to effectively make disciples of all nations. For this reason, we provide the following training opportunities:
JESUS AND THE QUR’AN (JAQ)
The roots of JAQ go back to September 11, 2001, when the collapse of the World Trade Center awakened us to the importance of actively engaging the Muslim world in productive conversation about faith. JAQ is the result of this journey of asking God to help us answer the all-important question: “Who is Jesus and what does He have to do with entering the Kingdom of God?”
Our approach to these conversations has its roots in the model of Jesus and his early followers. During a Friday night and Saturday training, we equip people with a biblical foundation and practical tools to have faith conversation in a fruitful, honoring way. We are confident that with prayer and patient study we can walk together into a life-giving understanding of Jesus.
Perspectives is a fifteen-week course designed around four “perspectives” – Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic. Each one highlights different
aspects of God’s global purpose and heart for the nations. Perspectives is taught by some of the best guest speakers in the world.
The Biblical and Historical sections reveal why our confidence is based on the historic fact of God’s relentless work from the dawn of history until this day. The Cultural and Strategic sections underscore that we are in the midst of a costly, but very “do-able” task, to “go and make disciples of all nations.”