How Evangelical Churches in the Chicago Metro Area are Engaging Muslim Communities


  • Mike Urton


This article is a summary of a larger research project focusing on how evangelical congregations in the Chicago Metro area overcame their hesitations and reached out to the Muslim communities in their locale. It explored a main research question: how are specific local evangelical churches in the Chicago Metro area engaging local Muslim communities?  Along with the two additional questions, (1) what are some of the challenges that these local churches encountered when engaging Muslims?  And (2) what lessons can be learned from the experiences of these congregations when mobilizing churches to engage Muslims?