Martureo Assessment September 2016
I have just finished doing an assessment of the work done by Martureo over the last couple of years. This has helped me figure out where I can contribute in my new responsibility as Executive Coordinator. When we finished this Assessment, we were actually quite amazed at how active the Brazilian Center for Missiological Reflection, Martureo has already been, and are encouraged by the response.
The work of Martureo made visible
|Courses have been well attended.||The first missiological issue Forum involved Brazilians in the challenge of quantifying the mission task.|
|Books–translated, published– and well received.|
|Marcos is receiving more invitations to speak at conferences than he is able to accept.|
|Series of 10 video series on Islam. The first three were viewed by 40k people and widely shared in social media.|
|Articles are read, commented and shared.
The response to Martureo in numbers
Classroom (all offered in partnership with Servo de Cristo Seminary in São Paulo).
1. Seeing the world through the eyes of Islam.
- Colin Chapman in 2014: 60 students
- David Shenk in 2015: 65 students
- Martin Accad in 2016 70 students
2. Graduate (non-degree) course on Missions
- Marcos Amado 80 hours 20 students
3. M.A Course on Theology of Missions
- Marcos Amado 60 hours 20 students
4. New Paradigms for Testifying to Christ among Buddhists.
Brazilian Consultation on Mission Research, with Todd Johnson September 2015
- The Gospel in a Pluralist Society by Lesslie Newbigin (2016) — Print Edition by Ultimato
- Whose Promised Land?: The Continuing Crisis Over Israel and Palestine By Colin Chapman (in progress. Late 2016 or early 2017) — Print Edition by Ultimato
- Is Allah God? Originally published in USA for during Wheaton Controversy, Translated for Martureo web-site. In Preparation
Marcos Amado published three 50 page essays, each of which has sold several hundred copies.
- A brief history of the Orthodox Church in the Middle East, up to the XII Century.
- Textual Criticism of the Qur’an and implications for interaction between Christians and Muslims.
- Christians and the absence of peace in the MIddle East.
On-line Articles–generally received around 6000 accesses each.
On Ultimato web-site
- Summaries from published texts (above) were made available for free.
- Arabs, Israel and the damage caused by Christian dispensationalism.
- Who is afraid of Muslims?
Articles from the LCWE Consultation on Prosperity Theology —translated and ready to publish on-line.
Survey of Brazilian Christian attitudes about Islam and Muslims. Results published on Martueo website
A series of 10 short videos on Islam and Christian witness.
- After 4 videos, more than 50,000 views, more than 500 shares.
Invitations to speak at churches and conferences
In 2016 alone, Marcos spoke specifically about missions or the Muslim World (at conferences) to more than 3k people.