Diaspora Ministry to Muslims in Japan, New Zealand and Sweden
AbstractDuring a six-month sabbatical from my university I have had the opportunity to drop in on a number of ministries to Muslims in Japan, New Zealand and Sweden. Some of these ministries I initiated. Others are on-going and have reached a level of maturity in terms of their vision, methods and fruit. This paper will look at a range of diaspora ministry as it relates to the structure and vision of the local Church. I do not claim to be comprehensive in any way but provide in this article vignettes for the ministries I have visited. These three countries show different levels of islamization and this has an effect on the kinds of issues that diaspora ministry faces. This paper will analyze some of these issues and provide outlines for effective strategic approaches to diaspora Muslims.