Springfield, Mo.--April 30, 2012--AGTS' Center for Islamic Studies will host the first annual Summer Institute for Islamic Studies in July 2012 featuring four courses on Islam and ministries to Muslim peoples.
To help credit students take advantage of this unique educational opportunity, AGTS is offering the following travel scholarships and assistance:
|250 miles or more one way ||$100 travel scholarship per course|
|500 miles or more one way ||$200 travel scholarship per course|
|1000 miles or more one way ||$300 travel scholarship per course|
A single room will be provided at no cost to credit students at an Evangel University dorm for up to one week per course. The Evangel dorm is located one block from AGTS, where classes will be held.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost for credit students during the days classes are in session. Those auditing or attending as a missionary (noncredit seminar) can sign up for a modest cost of $3 per breakfast and $8 per lunch (includes entrée, salad, drink, and dessert).
AGTS hosts the largest resident faculty in Islamic Studies of any seminary in the United States. The practitioner/scholar faculty of eight reflects a total of 250 years of ministry among Muslim peoples globally, including in the United States.
July 2-7, 2012
Engaging Islam (with Dr. Mark Hausfeld)
This course provides an overview of Islam, including its beginnings and expansion, the beliefs and practices of formal and folk Islam, Islamic sects, the identity of women, Islam in the United States, global Islam today and bridges for communicating with Muslims.
Folk Islam and Power Encounter (with Dr. Ken Ferguson)
A study of the beliefs, practices, animistic roots and localized expressions of popular Islam. A biblical perspective on the worldview and felt needs of folk Muslims leads to the development of strategies for effective communication of the Gospel message.
July 9-13, 2012
Women in Islam (with Donna Krstulovich)
This course examines the identity and role of women in historic and contemporary Islam as taught by the Quran and Hadith and throughout society, covering various cultural contexts
Church Planting in Muslim Contexts (with Harry Morin)
A survey of the major ecclesiological options and their historical development. Principles for establishing evangelistic and discipleship ministries in Muslim societies will be explored. Special attention will be given to the unique process of establishing the church within an Islamic culture.
A streamlined process is available for students who are not pursuing a degree at AGTS. Such students should contact Linda Smith in the Enrollment Office to register (firstname.lastname@example.org; 417-268-1031; 800-467-AGTS, ext. 1031). Since AGTS if fully accredited with ATS and NCA, credits are transferrable to most schools.
For more information visit http://www.agts.edu/center_for_islamic_studies/siis.html or contact Janice Brueggemann (email@example.com; 417-268-1070; 800-467-AGTS, ext. 1070).
AGTS is one of the world's leading Pentecostal seminaries. A variety of traditional and alternative class formats are offered throughout the United States and abroad. For more information visit agts.edu or call 1-800-467-AGTS.