This Sunday, January 24, all major worship services will feature the first of this year’s monthly Serving & Outreach Spotlights. In these Spotlights, we will take a few minutes to welcome a church member or guest from a partner ministry to share about the way the kingdom of God is advancing through a particular organization or initiative.
Along with hearing stories and personal testimony about what God is doing, you will be presented with ways that you can support or become directly involved in the great work you’re hearing about.
The guest for our first Serving & Outreach Spotlight is Dr. Yousef S. of Cairo, Egypt. Born in Egypt, Yousef accepted Christ in 1978 as he was undertaking his university studies. After getting his degree in education, he taught high school for nine years before joining Youth With A Mission (YWAM). He studied at Cairo Evangelical Seminary and completed his Master of Arts in Evangelism and World Mission at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2001. He later earned his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell in 2013.
Yousef served for 25 years on the staff of Kasr el-Dobara Church, which is the largest Protestant Church in the Arabic-speaking world. He has planted and pastored two churches among the Arab and Sudanese people in South Australia and has traveled to Yemen, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Morocco, Sudan, South Sudan, Belgium, Austria and Senegal to train indigenous leaders.
Currently, Yousef focuses on church planting and training leaders in the Arab world region as the Middle East and North Africa Director for the International Leadership Institute.
Yousef’s experiences and expertise are especially relevant as the church pays increasing attention to the influence of Islam in our world. Although Arabs make up only a quarter of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, most people in the Arab world adhere to Islam and it is the official religion of several of these countries, including Egypt.
Following his final appearance in the Serving & Outreach Spotlight at the 11:00 Traditions service, Yousef will be in The Refuge (Student Ministries) building at noon for a Q&A.
Light lunch will be provided.
Please join us!