Outreach Resources

Outreach Resources

To make an Outreach Plan:

1. Pray for God's leading

2. Select one of the activities below

3. Do the activity

4. Share with someone what you did

5. Point them to this resource

6. Repeat!

Muslim Outreach Activities

Pray
Pray for the Muslims of a given region
Pray for a specific Muslim
Pray with a partner for a Muslim
Fast and pray for the Muslims of a specific region
Fast and pray for a specific Muslim
Pray and walk with a group in an area frequented by Muslims
Arrange a group meeting to pray for Muslims
Pray for the Tampa Muslim Outreach

Interact
Greet a Muslim
Introduce yourself to a Muslim
Ask a Muslim about his/her family
Join others in visiting a mosque, Muslim school, or Muslim cultural center
Take some baked goods to a Muslim neighbor/acquaintance
Invite a Muslim to join you for tea/coffee somewhere
Invite a Muslim to your home for dessert/tea/meal
Invite a Muslim to join you on a picnic/tour/adventure
Arrange to visit a Muslim in his/her home
Serve a Muslim in some practical way

Tell
Share your salvation story with a Muslim
Invite a Muslim to your place of worship
Invite a Muslim to a Bible study/fellowship group
Share ANY-3 with a Muslim (see Conversation Guide below)
Invite a Muslim to study the Bible with you

Grow
Read a book or article on Islam, Islamic cultures, or Muslim Evangelism
Spend some time researching Islam or Muslim Apologetics online
Enroll in a course on Islam or the Arabic language
Give financially to the Tampa Muslim Outreach, Inc.
Give to other fulll-time workers or organizations focused on reaching Muslims
Join a group going on a short-term missions trip to a Muslim country
Attend a training class on Muslim Evangelism

Conversation Guide (Any-3)1

  • 1. Are you Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, or Christian? (Or) Are you very religious?
  • 2. Most religions are alike, aren’t they? We are all want to have our sins forgiven so we can go to heaven. In your religion, what are you doing to pay for your sins?
  • 3. Three questions: Are your sins paid off yet? When do you think your sins will be paid off? On Judgment Day, will your sin debt be paid?
  • 4. What I believe is different. I know that my sins are forgiven. It is not because I am a good person, although I do try. I know my sins are forgiven because God Himself has made a way for our sins to be forgiven.
  • 5. Jesus, who was perfect and did miracles2, also told his closest friends that He had to die and be raised again to life. Do you know why He said that He had to die?
  • 6. The Taurat tells us that Adam and Eve sinned and were thrown out of the garden.2 Then God killed an animal and used its skin to make them some clothes. The animal was a sacrifice that covered the shame of sin.
  • 7. From then on the prophets offered sacrifices to pay for sin. Adam, Abel, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, and others did this. In fact, the Bible teaches that there is no forgiveness of sin without the shedding of blood.
  • 8. In the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, a prophet named John pointed to Him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.” A lamb is an animal used for sacrifice.
  • 9. That is why Jesus said that He must die. By dying on a cross Jesus became the sacrifice which paid for your sins and mine. By rising again He displayed His power over death.
  • 10. According to the Bible, if we surrender our life to Jesus as Lord and believe that He has paid for our sins through His sacrifice and that God has raised Him from the dead, our sins will be forgiven.
  • 11. It makes sense, doesn’t it, that we cannot pay off our own sins but that God made a way for our sins to be forgiven through Jesus’ sacrifice? Do you believe this?
  • 12. Would you like to meet sometime to discuss this further?

1 This approach is adapted from Any-3: Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime by Mike Shipman (2013-01-01), available at http://www.churchplantingmovements.com/index.php/vertresources/bookstore. Used by permission of WIGTake Resources.

2 You should expand on the underlined portions as time allows and the Lord leads.