HELPING CHRISTIANS REACH THE LOST WITH THE LIFE-GIVING MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL
We are a people with a call. As Christ followers, all of us, without exception, have been given a clear mission: TO GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS in all of our life contexts (Matt. 28:19). Despite our efforts, however, the challenge we face is that the city we live in finds the gospel offensive and threatening. Therefore it is imperative for Christians to be equipped to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with wisdom and gentleness (1 Pet. 3:15). REACH conference exists to do just that – helping Christians to REACH the lost with the life-giving message of the gospel deliberately, passionately, and effectively.
This year, we aim to better understand the worldviews of Islam and Atheism. According to Joshua Project, more than 20% of Canadians identify themselves as a Muslim or an atheist;[https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CA] and this number is growing exponentially. There is a great need to reach them with the truth of the gospel. “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” (Rom. 10:14-15).
Join us for a two-day conference, where we’ll learn from Abdu Murray and Alycia Wood who serve at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). They will lead us to see and experience the sovereignty of God, the beauty of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit so that we will be filled with strength, wisdom, and joy to engage in the work of evangelism.
Abdu Murray is North American Director with RZIM and is the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam. After a nine year investigation into the historical, philosophical, and scientific underpinnings of the major world religions and views, Abdu discovered that the historic Christian faith can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart.
Abdu has spoken to diverse international audiences and has participated in debates and dialogues across the globe. He has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television programs all over the world.
Abdu holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. As an attorney, Abdu was named several times in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyer. Abdu is the Scholar in Residence of Christian Thought and Apologetics at the Josh McDowell Institute of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Abdu lives in the Detroit area with his wife and their three children.
Alycia Wood graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Criminal Justice and from Marygrove College with a Master’s in Social Justice. She also graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and spent two years as a Fellow with RZIM in New England. Alycia’s speaking background is quite diverse. From universities (such as MIT, UCONN, Harvard, University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Dartmouth College, and Brown University), to retreats, from conferences to men’s and women’s prisons, Alycia has addressed major issues surrounding faith to diverse audiences.
Additionally, she has traveled to countries such as Haiti, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, volunteering at soup kitchens and orphanages as her passions for “showing Christ” extends beyond her local environment.
In her spare time, Alycia enjoys music and is a lover of all things football and hockey.
Friday Night – One Main Session
Saturday – Four Main Sessions
Session 5 – Islam’s Grand Central Question and How the Gospel Answers It