Facing Our Fears of Engaging Muslims and Strategies for Navigating Them


  • Mike Urton EFCA Reachnational


In a recent study of U.S. evangelical churches engaging Muslim communities, four primary fears were expressed as obstacles to Christians reaching out to their Muslim neighbors. These included Muslims being dangerous, offending a Muslim person, jeopardizing relationships when a Muslim chooses to follow Christ, and the internal struggles that Muslims and Muslim Background Believers (MBBs) face over rejection by their families. This article unpacks root causes for these fears as well as some ways to navigate them.

Author Biography

Mike Urton, EFCA Reachnational

All People Initiative - Immigrant Mission Director