Great Commission Summit: Engaging Islam

Our Savior left us with a Great Commission, to go into all the world and make disciples. His global instructions compels us to bring the gospel to the 1.6 billion Muslims across the world. Are you prepared to share the truth of the gospel with them?

The Great Commission Summit exists to equip believers for a faithful, worldwide, gospel proclamation.

Tuesday, March 29 – Thursday, March 31
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Schedule

Tuesday, March 29

6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Prayer for Muslims in Louisville Dillard Chapel
10 – 11 a.m. Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Scroggins Alumni Chapel
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: The Pastor’s Family
Mark Dance, Jimmy Scroggins, Jeremy Pierre, and Brian Croft
Lunch provided for the first 100 attendees.
Heritage Hall

Wednesday, March 30

6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Prayer for Muslims in America Dillard Chapel
5 – 6:30 p.m. Cross-Cultural Discipleship
Mack Stiles
Dinner and book giveaways provided for the first 100 attendees.
Heritage Hall

Thursday, March 31

6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Prayer for Muslims to the ends of the earth. Dillard Chapel
10 – 11 a.m. Chapel with Dr. David Platt Alumni Chapel
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Go Talks on Engaging Islam

Three talks with a Question-And-Answer Session
Islam or Islams, Islamic refugees, and Business and Missions in the Muslim world

Ayman S. Ibrahim, John Klaassen, and David Bosch
Lunch and book giveaways to the first 100 attendees

Heritage Hall

Chapel Speakers

The seminary community gathers to worship in Alumni Memorial Chapel on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.

Jimmy Scroggins

Jimmy Scroggins

Lead Pastor, Family Church

Jimmy Scroggins is dedicated to building families in South Florida as each of Family Church’s six campuses live on mission to help people in their community discover and pursue God’s design. Scroggins is the creator of “Three Circles,” a popular evangelism conversation technique promoted by the North American Mission Board.

He and his wife Kristen have eight children and live in Palm Beach, Florida.

Dr. Scroggins will preach in chapel on Tuesday, March 29.

Dr. David Platt

Dr. David Platt

President, International Mission Board

Dr. David Platt is deeply devoted to Christ and making disciples everyday life. He has traveled extensively to serve alongside church leaders throughout the United States and around the world. He served for eight years as the pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. Platt has written several books, including Counter Culture.

David and his wife Heather have four children, Caleb, Joshua, Mara Ruth, and Isaiah.

Dr. Platt will preach in chapel on Thursday, March 31.

The Pastor's Family Panel Discussion

In Partnership with the Mathena Center for Church Revitalization and LifeWay

Tuesday, March 29 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch provided for the first 100 attendees.
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Jeremy Pierre

Jeremy Pierre

Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling, Dean of Students

Dr. Pierre serves as Dean of Students and directs the Ph.D. program in Biblical Counseling. He joined the School of Theology faculty in 2011 after serving eight years on the faculty of Boyce College as a professor of literature and culture.

He currently serves as a pastor at Clifton Baptist Church and speaks at various engagements in the U.S. and overseas. He is also a council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition and a certified member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He and his wife Sarah raise their five children in Louisville, Kentucky.

Brian Croft

Brian Croft

Pastor, Auburndale Baptist Church

Brian Croft is Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky and is the Founder of Practical Shepherding, Inc. He is the husband of Cara and father of four children, son, Samuel and daughters, Abby, Isabelle, and Claire.

He has served in pastoral ministry for twenty years, while serving the last twelve of those years as pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church. Most recently, Brian has assumed the role of Senior Fellow for the Mathena Center for Church Revitalization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jimmy Scroggins

Jimmy Scroggins

Pastor, Family Church

Jimmy Scroggins is dedicated to building families in South Florida as each of Family Church’s six campuses live on mission to help people in their community discover and pursue God’s design. Scroggins is the creator of “Three Circles,” a popular evangelism conversation technique promoted by the North American Mission Board.

He and his wife Kristen have eight children and live in Palm Beach, Florida.

Mark Dance

Mark Dance

Associate Vice President of LifeWay Pastors

Mark Dance has been the Associate Vice President of LifeWay Pastors since 2014. Mark serves pastors by speaking at conferences and seminars, as well as hosting Pastor Date Nights and Roundtables.

Mark and Janet live in Nashville and have two grown children. Mark pastored churches for 27 years and holds degrees from Howard Payne University (B.B.A.), SWBTS (M.Div.) and SBTS (D.Min.).

Cross-Cultural Discipleship

Workshop with Mack Stiles

Wednesday, March 30, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner, dessert, and book giveaways to the first 100 people.
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J. Mack Stiles

J. Mack Stiles

Mack Stiles lives in Dubai with his wife Leeann. He serves as an elder of Redeemer Church of Dubai and as the General Secretary of the IFES parachurch movement in the United Arab Emirates.

Stiles serves as the CEO of Gulf Digital Solutions and general secretary for the Fellowship of Christian UAE Students (FOCUS) in the United Arab Emirates. He has worked for many years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in the United States. He is the author of Marks of the Messenger and Speaking of Jesus.

Go Talks on Engaging Islam

Three Quick Talks with a Question-And-Answer Session

Thursday, March 31, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch provided for the first 100 attendees.
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Ayman S. Ibrahim

Ayman S. Ibrahim

Bill and Connie Jenkins Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies

Dr. Ibrahim was born and raised in Egypt. Since 1991, he has taught in various countries in the Muslim world and in the West at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary in the United States and at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon.

He has been married to Emily since 2012 and together, they serve among Arabs in the United States and the Middle East.

Dr. Ibrahim will speak on “Islam or Islams?”

John Klaassen

John Klaassen

Associate Professor of Global Studies

Dr. Klaassen was born in Colombia, South America, but grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He married Shari in 1985 and they have two sons, Seth and Andy. John and Shari moved cross culturally to live first in Spain and then in North Africa from 1992 to 2010.

Since moving back to the US John and Shari have been working primarily with Iraqi refugees in the Louisville area. John is the Department Coordinator for Global Studies at Boyce College and serves on staff at Highview Baptist Church.

Dr. Klaassen will unpack the missiological implications of Islamic refugees.

David Bosch

David Bosch

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Dr. Bosch studied Accounting at the University of Kentucky and completed an MBA at the University of Notre Dame with a focus in Finance and International Business. He spent six years living in Iraq working as a management consultant for small business and he started and managed two businesses. He also taught management and accounting classes at the University of Dohuk, Iraq.

Dr. Bosch returned to the United States in 2011 to finish his Ph.D. at Regent University and taught in the Business school at Asbury University from 2011 to 2015.

Dr. Bosch will speak about business as missions in the Muslim world.

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