Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction: Why Sharing Lives?

    • Introduction: Why Sharing Lives?

    • Don't judge a book by its cover

    • Questionnaire Sharing Lives

    • Background of Islam in Europe

    • Islamophobia: its causes and consequences

    • The Sharing Lives Course

  • 2

    Lesson 1: Our View of Islam

    • our view of Islam

    • Assignment 1: Reflection on your view of Islam/Muslims

    • Dealing with our fear of Muslim/Islam_lessons from Isaiah

    • Assignment 2: reflection on the sovereignty of God in light of Islam

    • Assignment 3: Homework from lesson 1: prayer

  • 3

    Lesson 2: developing an attitude of grace

    • Assignment 4: your description of grace

    • Understanding the grace of God

    • Assignment 5: the grace of God in the life of Jonah

    • Developing a grace response to Muslims

    • Assignment 6: lessons in grace from the parable of the prodigal son

    • Assignment 7: pray the prayer of Francis of Assisi

  • 4

    Lesson 3: Understanding Muslims

    • Jonah in Islam

    • Assignment 8: compare the story of Jonah in the Bible and in Islam

    • the religion of Islam: it's core beliefs and practices

    • Assignment 9: Christianity and Islam compared

  • 5

    Lesson 4: Meeting with Muslims

    • The Most High, a nasheed by Fathi

    • A Muslim raps: Why I hate religion but love Jesus

    • Assignment 10: Meeting with Muslims

    • Questions you might ask a Muslim

    • Assignment 11: Cornelius in Acts 10 and your Muslim friend

  • 6

    Lesson 5: Building relationships that last

    • Incarnational witness

    • Assignment 12: reflection on being an incarnational witness

    • More than dreams: conversion story of Khalil

  • 7

    Teaching the course Sharing Lives

    • Becoming a teacher of the course Sharing Lives

What participants said about this course

Islam is not a solid block

John

“What I gained most from this course is that Islam is not a solid block, the same for everyone, but a Muslim is a human being of flesh and blood, for whom Islam has a personal meaning

Muslims are normal people

Jane and Frank

Musl“We believe this course helps people to see Muslims as normal people instead of a threat. This opens up new possibilities to build friendships.”

visit to mosque was eye-opener

Bob

“What I will remember most about this course was the visit to the mosque; it was the first time for me and I liked it; I liked the conversation there”

overcoming fear

Dorine

Re“A great course for European Christians to overcome their fear of Islam. You will learn an attitude of grace and develop a love for your Muslim neighbors.”