School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Christian College, Evagelical, Higher Education Administration, Islam
Islamic Studies | Missions and World Christianity | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Orr, Tim, "Are Christian College Students Equipped to Share their Faith with Their Muslim Friends?: A Plan of Action" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1287.
According to Pew Research Center, the U.S. Muslim population will double by 2030. Training the church to reach this group of people is vital. This project proposes that the Christian college is the best resource to train students to reach their Muslim friends and neighbors for Christ because these institutions have at their disposal a rich reservoir of resources that are vital to providing the biblical, theological, missiological, sociological, and cross-cultural knowledge that is necessary to be effective witnesses for Christ. The project also identifies four important components to successful ministry to Muslims. The four components include spiritual vitality, cultural intelligence, evangelistic acumen, and countering Islamophobia This project will measure those four areas to see how well colleges are preparing their students to reach Muslims. The thesis will conclude by offering a plan of action.