Springfield, Mo.-January 7, 2010-The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) will host a colloquium entitled "Current Islamic Trends" on Thursday, January 13, 3-4:30 p.m. in room 116 at AGTS. The colloquium is sponsored by Global Initiatives, a ministry designed to equip the church to reach Muslims and to mobilize church-planting teams among Muslim peoples. The colloquium will offer insight into ministry to Muslims by showcasing the experiences of those that have spent time on the ground in the Muslim world.
The colloquium will feature guest speaker, Don McCurry, via Skype, followed by a time for questions and answers. The colloquium is open to anyone who wants to equip themselves to reach Muslims in their community. "Dr. Don McCurry's decades of service on the ground with the Muslims of the world are an invaluable resource," said Mark Hausfeld, director of the Center for Islamic Studies at AGTS and associate professor of Urban and Islamic Studies.
Don McCurry, who began his missionary career over 50 years ago, is one of the world's leading authorities on Christian witness to Muslims. Don and his family ministered for 18 years in Pakistan, then taught for seven years at Fuller Theological Seminary in Calif. While serving at Fuller, Don founded and directed the Samuel Zwemer Institute of Muslim Studies. For over 30 years Don has been mobilizing and training Christians in 67 nations. Dr. McCurry participated in the founding of The Ibero-American Institute of Transcultural Studies in Granada, Spain. Each summer, he directs the Summer Institute of Muslim Studies, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Don has written numerous study materials and books including Healing the Broken Family of Abraham: New Life for Muslims, which has been translated and published in ten languages.
AGTS is one of the world's leading Pentecostal seminaries. Degrees offered include a Ph.D. in Bible and Theology, Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Missiology, M.Div. and four M.A.s. Classes are offered in Springfield, Mo.; Sacramento and Scotts Valley, Calif.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Kirkland, Wash.; Orlando, Fla.; and Phoenixville, Pa. In addition to traditional classes, a variety of alternative class formats include online classes, independent studies, week-long modules and weekend classes. For more information visit www.agts.edu or call 1-800-467-AGTS.