Vineyard School of Ministry Africa

Required Courses for Diploma Program
20 Courses or 60 Credit Hours

11) VSM M202 Understanding Mission: Christianity and Islam in Africa -  3 Credits

Purpose of the Course
To learn the history of encounters between Islam and Christianity in Africa and to be equipped to relate to our Islamic neighbours as Christ would.

Learning Outcomes
The course will enable the student to:
1. Be conversant in the history of Islam and Christianity in Africa
2. Understand the basics of Islam and how to dialogue with a Muslim
3. To equip the student to spiritually engage Islam as Jesus would
4. To prepare the student to proactively encounter the expansion of Islam in Africa as Jesus would.

Course Content
The content for this course will refer to John Azumah’s My Neighbour’s Faith and Caleb Chul-Soo Kim’s, Islam Among the Swahili in East Africa. The life and teaching of Muhammad, survey of Islamic beliefs and practices, varieties of Islam in Africa including folk Islam and the Jinn cults. Current issues arising from contact between Christianity and Islam.

Azumah, John, My Neighbor’s Faith: Islam Explained for Christians.Nairobi: HippoBooks, 2008.

Kim Caleb Chul-Soo, Islam Among the Swahili in East Africa. Nairobi: Acton Publishers, 2004.

Mvumbi, Frederic Ntedika. Journey into Islam. Nairobi: Paulines Publications, 2008 .

Stenger, Wandera, and Hannon (Eds.) Christian-Muslim Co-Existence in Eastern Africa. Nairobi: Paulines Publications, 2008.