The time is almost here! Legacy 2018: Liberty to the Captives is coming to Dearborn, MI, on May 31- June 2, 2018. Legacy is a biannual conference that mobilizes and equips the Church to reveal the love of Jesus Christ to Muslims. Started in 2001 as a small gathering to continue the legacy of visionary evangelist Samuel Zwemer, known as the “Apostle to Islam,” Legacy preserves Zwemer’s work and values toward liberating captives from Islam by building and supporting a community of church leaders, scholars, pastors, and missionaries who are obedient to the Great Commission.
Currently, the Muslim world is in tumult, as more Muslims have accepted Christ in the last decade than in the entire history of Islam! This is partly due to upheaval caused by the Syrian civil war, which has displaced over 10 million people from their homes. As millions of Syrian refugees stream into other Middle East countries, the need for effective ministering and aid has never been more pronounced.
It is important that those who hope to impact Muslims wherever they are located understand the unique barriers and obstacles that they face as they accept salvation through Christ. God’s call to evangelize Muslims in their native countries, as well as immigration and high biological growth rates, have provided us with unprecedented opportunities. God, in his love for all his creation, expects us to adequately prepare ourselves to make the most of them.
This three-day gathering features plenaries, breakout meetings, and Q&A sessions hosted by some of the most respected and prominent leaders in the field of Muslim evangelism, which include Mark Durie, Jay Smith, Georges Houssney, and Amani Mostafa. Founded upon biblically sound goals and values, Legacy encourages and equips believers of all types to proclaim the gospel, both by recognizing Islamic falsehoods and by faithfully preaching the Word of God.
In addition, we are pleased to announce the first ever Biblical Missiology Pre-Conference, which will begin the day before Legacy officially kicks off, and which will be free for all Legacy attendees!
Biblical Missiology Pre-Conference:
Issues and Approaches in Bible Translation
Many bible societies have adopted the spirit of the age and have become unfaithful. This meeting will be a consultation and strategy session on how to proceed in the field of Bible translation, including discussion about forming a new Bible Society based on solid biblical principles and linguistic accuracy.
The pre-conference will begin at 2pm on Wed, May 30, and continue until Legacy Conference begins at 1pm on Thurs, May 31. Attendees are invited to participate in the discussion. Dinner on Wednesday and lunch on Thursday will be available for a nominal fee.
Legacy Conference provides attendees with educational and ministry resources, as well as interaction with ministry sponsors and missions agencies that help connect people worldwide. It also changes lives as it reveals God’s heart and Spirit toward Muslims. Legacy provides invaluable exposure and education to people in all stages of their Christian walk:
- Anyone interested in Muslim ministry
- Missionary Candidates
- Missionaries on furlough
- Church missions directors
- Missions committee members
- Perspectives students
- Bible college and seminary students
The time is now. Register for Legacy 2018: Liberty to the Captives, and take advantage of discounted group rates for groups over 10 people!
We rejoice in the glory of God’s calling. Let us join hands in the Great Commission and spread faithful and biblical ministry to the Muslim world.