Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef is a global broadcast ministry reaching 190 countries in 26 languages with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Daily, Leading The Way is sharing the gospel around the world on radio and TV more than 13,000 times a week to audiences across 6 continents.
In 2009, as part of its outreach into the Arabic world, Leading The Way launched a satellite television channel called The Kingdom Sat – a 24/7 Christ-centred teaching and content channel aimed at Arabic speakers.
This channel airs in Australia on the Optus D2 satellite. Through it, Leading The Way is able to reach Arabic speakers and Muslims across the country.
Recently, the Lord has opened a door for strategic outreach opportunity through an exciting partnership between The Kingdom Sat channel and Arabic churches in South West Sydney. Once per month a special outreach service is being held in South West Sydney!
The service uses content from The Kingdom Sat of Dr. Youssef’s messages in Arabic to present the gospel, and is hosted by its Arabic speaking Field Team who run the services and disciple new believers. This outreach is entirely dedicated to reaching the local Arabic speaking Muslim community for Christ and is seeing many people keen to explore the Christian faith.
Pastor Najib, Field Coordinator for The Kingdom Sat, writes:
“We praise God for the opportunity He has given us through The Kingdom Sat and the local Arabic Church here in South West Sydney. In this area there are many mosques and people told us it would be very hard, but we are trusting in the Lord and He is providing! We are sharing Christ with Arabic speakers and Muslims through Dr. Youssef’s messages, through sharing meals, spending time with and praying for them, listening to them and hearing their voice.”
“This outreach ministry is essentially preparing a church for people (Muslims) who are to come to the Lord. Former Muslims need a church that understands them and where they have come from. A church that will love and disciple them to become all that God has called them to be. People in our community love Dr. Youssef’s teaching and we are using this to lead many to Christ.”
This partnership model of contextual ministry within a local community is proving fruitful as Sydney churches utilise The Kingdom Sat channel and the Arabic resources of Leading The Way such as Navigators (solar-powered audio Bibles in Arabic), Arabic translated books and the Bible, to share Jesus with Muslims.
While the Arabic Outreach Service is just a few months old, the weekly prayer gatherings and word on the street are generating increasing interest throughout South West Sydney.
“The mission field is right here in our own backyard. The Lord has opened a door and is providing for His people in His timing to increase the spread of the gospel in Arabic speaking communities.” writes Chris Makin, Regional Director of Leading The Way Australia.
You also can be involved in this unique ministry opportunity. Leading The Way is seeking prayer and financial supporters to help this Arabic Outreach Service continue to impact the Muslim community for Christ.
“There are two main ways people can support the Arabic Outreach Service” writes Makin.
“Firstly, and most importantly, we would love people to pray for the outreach and the Field Team who are passionately sharing Christ. Secondly, we are asking people to prayerfully consider a donation towards the ministry which enables us to continue to grow this unique outreach.”
This is an exciting opportunity to share Christ in a predominantly Muslim area and God is on the move!
To find out more about the Arabic Outreach Service or the ministry of Leading The Way, contact us on 1300 133 559, or visit online at LTW.org