For all who know me, it doesn't take long for me to talk about my love for Muslims. There's no other way to understand how a mid-Western boy went to Bible college in the North and left with a driving passion that won't go away to see both Muslims and Christians come together, share their faiths, and come away with better understanding of each other. I've met Muslims in more than a dozen countries of the world, and Muslims from perhaps dozens of countries of the world. In general, I've found Muslims to be warm, hospitable and engaging. We've shared and dispelled our mutual misunderstandings, and come to better understanding of each other and our faiths. I know I've come away enriched, and trust that my Muslim friends - a number of whom I keep up with in their home countries as best I'm able through social media - are enriched, too.
For these reasons, it pleases me that, with the full support of our Board of Deacons and our Elders, DCC will be a host site for the LIVESTREAM event from RZIM (Ravi Zacharias Int'l Ministries) entitled Understanding and Answering Islam. I have been blessed to meet and ministered alongside several of these speakers in live events, and am pleased to be able to host this event and make this electronic introduction of them to you. And those I haven't met, I know through their academic and apologetic ministries. These are world-class speakers, and you will be enriched as you take in this training.
When: Friday, Jan. 12, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm & Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
For the detailed schedule from RZIM, please click HERE.
Where: 1050 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON.
Parking: We have limited parking at the building. PLEASE CARPOOL (!) if you must drive and come early. Thank you. First come, first served.
TTC: We are located in short walking distance from the Donlands Station. Please use public transit if you are able, rather than driving. Thank you.
PRE-REGISTER! RZIM events are often sold out. We can accommodate 160 people in the sanctuary. Once those spots are filled, no additional registrations will be allowed due to the fire code. Pre-register online by clicking HERE.
COST: $10 per person at the door. Please bring exact change in cash. PLEASE NOTE: The first 160 pre-registered are guaranteed a spot. Those who show up not pre-registered are not guaranteed a spot if this event is sold out. Your modest registration cost contributes toward the costs of hosting this event: live stream license, utility costs and light refreshments.
SATURDAY LUNCH: NOTE that this does not include the cost of lunch on Saturday. DCC is surrounded by numerous fast food and eat-in restaurants within easy walking distance. Please feel free to bring in your lunch and enjoy it in the fellowship hall downstairs. The RZIM schedule provides from 12:00 to 1:15 for a lunch break.
PROGRAM: RZIM will be providing a PDF program two weeks in advance. We will forward via email to all pre-registrants their program. Please print and bring their program, and any other writing materials you require, with you. DCC will NOT be providing printed programs for registrants in order to bring this to you at the lowest cost possible (and save trees). Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
PRAY: Join us in praying, starting now, for this event, for the facility and technical requirements, ministry staff, participants and for the multitudes of Muslims and Christians who will be blessed with greater understanding of each other, to the glory of Isa al-Masih, Jesus the Messiah, and the advancement of His Kingdom among all the peoples of the earth!