Equipping Women to Serve the Muslim World

OnMission 2017

God has uniquely gifted women, and they are valuable in carrying out the Great Commission. In this video from OnMission 2017, Shirin Taber, Director of the Middle East Women’s Leadership Network, reminds us of the power found in gathering, training, and sending women. 

Shirin Taber is the founder and director of the Middle East Women’s Leadership Network. She is an Iranian-American and the author of Muslims Next Door. She came to faith in Christ through an American neighbor after the Hostage Crisis in 1980. The Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free Press, and Fox News have featured her writing and work among Muslims and Christians alike. Shirin has served with Cru, the JESUS Film Project, and the Christian Broadcasting Network. With the JESUS Film Project, she helped produce the Magdelena film, which has been viewed by tens of millions in the Middle East. As a director of the Middle East Women’s Leadership Network, she trains women to become world-class leaders by using media for their mission. Recently, Shirin was asked by the George W. Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative to serve as a mentor for emerging female leaders in Tunisia. Shirin and her husband, Clyde, have three children.  

As you watch this session, take notes and write down thoughts about how this session can impact your ministry.

Which of Shirin's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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We must begin to strategically include women at higher levels—developing strategy, in design efforts, and on our boards. God loves to use both men and women in fulfilling the Great Commission, and we would be wise to recognize and leverage their unique gifts. 

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For more from Shirin Taber and Middle East Women’s Leadership Network, visit mideastwomen.org.