Our Mission is to mobilize, equip and energize discipleship movements for ministry to Muslims.
Our Core Values
The Bible is the infallible, inerrant, and inspired Word of the one and only God. The Scriptures alone provide the entire basis for the mission, vision, strategy, and our training. We affirm God’s Word is the sole authority for all Christian faith and practice, including the mission entrusted to the church to proclaim the gospel to all nations. Missions is properly a God-centered endeavor in which a right understanding and relationship to the triune God redeems people in need of grace. As such, the philosophy and practice of missions must both be faithful to God’s Word. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 4:12; 2 Timothy 2:15; 1 John 4:14-15)
Because He loves us and we love Him, we obey His commands and sacrifice personal security and comfort for the sake of Jesus and to be faithful witness for His fame in the earth. (1 John 3:16-18; John 12:25)
A life committed to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, the producing of the spiritual fruit, and to the practice of the spiritual disciplines, specially meditating on the Word of God, prayer and fasting. (Mark 9:29)
The Church is God’s chosen instrument to bring hope and love to a hurting world. He gave His church the role of preserving and protecting His truth. God has established churches to study, know, do and proclaim His Word in the world. It is in the local church that the spiritual gifts are used for the edification and maturing of the disciples of Jesus. (Ephesians 3:20-21; Matthew 16:16-18; 1 Timothy 3:15)
God calls His people to work in unity to advance the Kingdom of His Son Jesus throughout the earth. The mission to make disciples of the nations is to be a team effort, accomplished but the Church Jesus inaugurated. Therefore, we realize our calling in partnership with churches and organizations that work towards the finishing of the Great Commission. (1 Corinthians. 3:9; Ecclesiastes 4:9; 2 Corinthians 6:1; John 17:20-23)
Our vision is to see a global movement of people equipped to love and reach Muslims for Jesus Christ.
Our mission is to mobilize, equip and energize discipleship movements for ministry to Muslims.
DR. JOSHUA LINGEL
Founder of MMWU and Professor of Islam’s Issues, Agendas and the Great Commision,
and Christian Apologetics to Islam
Joshua Lingel is the President and visionary leader of i2 Ministries. Currently, he is responsible for leading training in Muslim Ministry and Islamic Studies for a network of over 20,000 churches in Asia, Africa and South America. The goal of i2 is to provide each church and Christian the accessibility to all the training they need to finish the Great Commission among Muslims from voices of global Christianity.
Joshua Lingel was called into Muslim Ministry at age 18 when God spoke to him to study everything he could about Islam and since then train up the global church to target the Muslims in one generation. He has been involved in Muslim Evangelism since 1991. Lingel attended six universities in Islamic Studies, including University of Washington, University of London, Harvard and Talbot School of Theology, in Muslim Ministry and Christian Theology, teaching at Biola University & Talbot School of Theology undergrad & graduate students in Christian Apologetics to Islam since 1999.
From 2003-2009 Joshua Lingel was co-founder and director of strategic projects with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM),
He is married to Jussara Robert Lingel and together they lead i2 Ministries.
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What others are saying about the work, vision, and impact of i2 Ministries
“RZIM is happy to endorse this vital and important teaching program, and we anticipate many gifted scholars and practitioners benefiting from the depth of insight, the demands of the curriculum, and the impact of the vision. In a world filled with much confusion, misunderstandings, and lack of clarity regarding Islam, we are confident that this effort will go a long way to offering a serious understanding of the historical and contemporary substance of Islam that will be beneficial to the church, society, and the ongoing engagement worldwide between Christian and Muslim thought and claims.”
Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Ravi Zacharias International Ministry
“Having personally reviewed the proposals and teaching materials I can see that this organization will provide an educational and resourcing framework for the church that currently does not exist. The resources created by this strategic vision are essential to equip and train missionaries and lay leaders on and off the field in addition to bolstering the ministries of hundreds of organizations….I am personally committed to doing all that I can to serve the success of this ministry….Church based training is a trend and reality today…. There is no ministry that provides better training in churches for Ministry to Muslims than i2 Ministries. i2 Ministries’ “Mission Muslim World: Foundations” not only radicalizes the nominal church attender, but equips them to fulfill the great commission in their own life.”
Josh McDowell Ministries
“The best qualification for Joshua Lingel is that he is a man of God. He has a prophetic message for the worldwide church today. His ministry is making a great difference in the Brazilian Church…He also is helping our organization in training our workers to go to the Muslim world well prepared to defend the Christian faith and share the good news to them…For several years he is helping Horizontes to train the …more than 1,000 workers.”
Horizontes America Latina President
“I know of no other training ministry that is even close to the equal of i2 Ministries. The main reason is because of their visionary missional leader Prof. Joshua Lingel. He is an anointed man to whom God has given a vision and a task to accomplish….Joshua is a leader of leaders and brings a prophetic exhortation and encouragement to train each Christian in our churches young and old to reach Muslims. As a partner I can affirm his integrity, personal scholarship, his academic and spiritual mentorship of many.”
Michael Licona, Ph.D.
North American Mission Board
Research Professor of New Testament, Southern Evangelical
Research Collaborator for the Department of Theology, Northwest University
“As Senior Pastor of the Rock of Roseville, a Church of 2,000 near Sacramento California, we were privileged to host i2 Ministries. They had a great impact on our church towards reaching Muslims….i2 Ministries sacrificially served our congregation both here in our local church and at a ministry base abroad. They provided world-class training in Muslim ministries that was extremely relevant and prophetic for our church. We were able to train many of our interns, leaders and pastors with the intensive i2 Ministries curriculum and heard RAVE reviews! I highly recommend having the i2 Ministries video curriculum into your church and training environments to mobilize your people.”
Pastor Francis Anfuso Senior Pastor
Rock of Roseville Church Roseville, CA
I represent i2 Ministries in India as the National Director…I am just glad to be a part of the 35 experts from the world who are doing these training sessions for the benefit of the whole church….it is critical for a ministry like i2 Ministries to just come in and come alongside the church; to motivate and equip the church for this challenge. It is the number one challenge in fulfilling the great commission in the land of India is concerned.”
President of HITHA
Hyderabad Institute for Theology and Apologetics
“For a number of years now, I have had the privilege of working with Joshua Lingel in his capacity as a dedicated Christian communicator to Muslims. Josh’s passion, scholarship, and vision have been translated into making helpful evangelistic, cultural and apologetic resources available to the wider church in a highly accessible way. I commend Josh and i2 Ministries for their efforts to foster biblical reflection on mission, to maintain high standards of biblical integrity and cultural sensitivity in the methods as well as the mission, and to engage Islamic thought in terms that are clear, faithful to the scripture and which offer a truly grace-based alternative for life.”
Vice President of Training and Special Projects Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
“I believe the need to reach the 1.5 billion Muslims in the world is so paramount it should demand our utmost concern. For too long we have taken this responsibility of reaching the Islamic world as an incidental concern. I am grateful that i2 has seen the need and is aggressively preparing resources to train Muslim People to effectively come to Christ and to witness to the Christian faith. And to combat the challenges in their own religious background that are so evident. i2 is a group that is dedicated to reach the Islamic world. And they are utilizing the resources that are more available now in technology to facilitate that. And I heartily endorse this ministry!”
Dr. Robert Coleman
Chair of Evangelism Trinity Seminary
“I am so excited about i2 Ministries I have…made myself so available they just have to tell me where to go, when to show up and what to do. I am that excited about what is taking place. I think that it is a rich opportunity that we have to invest in these missionaries who have a desire to reach the people around them with the gospel message, or to have access to the nations that, I would not have access to go.”
Dr. David Talley
Biblical Studies Chair Biola University
“As a lay person, Joshua Lingel’s ten hour seminar gave me very significant and extensive insight and understanding into Islam. I’m grateful to be so much better equipped to love and share my faith with Muslims. I wish every believer in the world could be exposed to this material….I strongly urge anyone who is interested in Islam to take this course!”
“I am thrilled and overjoyed with the ministry of i2 Ministries. But the most important reason is that for over fifteen years I have known personally Josh Lingel. Josh has been a friend, he was a student of mine, and I have never had a student with more vision, with more passion and with more excellence than Josh Lingel. I trust him. I know his heart. I have seen the excellence of his ministry. And I have had a glimpse at the vision he has for changing the world for Jesus Christ. Because Josh Lingel is at the helm of i2 Ministries, I could not be prouder to give it my fullest endorsement.”
JP Moreland, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Biola University/Talbot School of Theology
“As the Iron Curtain fell in the twentieth century, so the Islamic Curtain shielding the Muslim world from the proclamation of the Gospel is destined to fall in the twenty-first. The courses contained in i2 Ministries curriculum will help to equip churches and individuals to reach Muslims effectively with the life-changing message of Christ.”
Dr. William Lane Craig
Research Professor of Philosophy
Biola University/Talbot School of Theology Reasonable Faith
“This i2 Ministries video training offers a solid challenge to the church to be prepared to interact with Muslim objections to the faith and evangelize Muslims. It introduces the strategic ministry of i2 Ministries that seeks to meet this vital need in the church. This ministry fills a huge need, make use of what it offers.”
Dr. Darrell Bock
Research Professor of New Testament Studies Professor of Spiritual Development and Culture (CCCL)
“About a year ago I was invited to a conference of the leading scholars on Islam. While I was there I had the opportunity of meeting Joshua Lingel. As we started to discuss we spoke together about our ministries and what we were doing, I discovered we were on the same track. He was trying to find ways to make Islam more understandable in the world. I was trying to find ways to make the gospel understandable in a global sense. And I discovered that both of us had great dreams of the ministries we were both were in. That was the first introduction I had to i2 Ministries….I have enjoyed working with i2 Ministries. I hope that I will be able to work with them in the future….I very strongly support the work of i2 Ministries.”
Dr. William Wagner
President Olivet University
“I look forward to working with… i2 Ministries, in our endeavor to respond and equip ourselves, and others, to the growing challenge of Islam, overseas, and on our doorstep.”
Missionary Apologist to Muslims i2 Ministries Leader
“Since beginning ministry among Muslims in Orange County…I have rued the lack of education and training available to Christians with regard to Muslims. Now, this need appears to have met its match! I am in full agreement with the tenets, purposes, aims, and methodology of i2 Ministries.”
Jeff Morton, D.Miss.
Director of Curriculum Development