Adam Muhtaseb shares his unique perspective having been raised Muslim, becoming a Christian in his teens and being a pastor and church planter in partnership with his wife. The family moved to Baltimore because they saw the brokenness of this often violent, transient, post-Christian city in America.
What You’ll Learn:
- How the family of a Muslim background believer may react to a new found faith in Christ
- How practicing Islam compares to consumer driven Christianity
- The challenges and opportunities of ministry among a transient population
About the Guest:
Adam grew up in a Muslim family, and was a follower of Islam until he was radically converted to faith in Christ as a teenager. Since believing the gospel, he has had a consistent vision for church planting.
After Adam and Sherrie were married in 2013, Adam pursued his Masters of Divinity (M.DIV) degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated first in his class with a 4.0 GPA and was a recipient of the Joe B. Brown Preaching Award.
They have three boys, Aiden, Judah, and Micah. Adam and Sherrie dream of playing a part in a city-wide movement of church plants within the neighborhoods of Baltimore. In his free time, Adam loves playing basketball and spending time with Sherrie and friends on their rooftop deck. He is also an avid reader, especially of Tim Keller books.
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Timestamped Show Notes:
01:47 - Topic: Church Planting in an Urban Context
02:46 - Family - In the Thick of It
03:39 - Growing Up in the Mosque
05:01 - Hearing the Gospel for the First Time
05:36 - Family Rift and Reconciliation
07:38 - Please pray for Dad
07:47 - Church Support after Conversion
08:58 - Book of Acts as a Model for Church Planting
08:58 - Church Planting and the Road to Baltimore
10:02 - Ministry and Partenership at Home
11:18 - Mosques versus Consumer Driven Churches
12:48 - Baltimore, a Post-Christian City
13:09 - The Gospel Works
14:59 - What is the Acts 29 Movement?
16:11 - Challanges and Opportunities in Baltimore
17:14 - Ministering among a Transient Community
19:50 - Experiencing Brokeness
20:26 - Vision for Global Church Planting
21:28 - The Gospel is Still Enough
22:25 - Connecting with Adam Muhtaseb
22:49 - Joke: It's Cold
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