Kathleen Nielson

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(Arabic) Word-Filled Women’s Ministry


A Practical Guide to Bible-Centered Ministry Among Women

The Bible is clear that women as well as men are created in God's image and intended to serve him with their lives. But what does this look like for women in the church? 

Helping church leaders think through what a Bible-centered women’s ministry looks like, this collection of essays by respected Bible teachers and authors such as Gloria Furman, Nancy Guthrie, and Susan Hunt addresses a variety of topics relevant to women. Whether exploring the importance of intergenerational relationships, the Bible’s teaching on sexuality, or women’s roles in the church and the home, this book of wise teaching and practical instruction will become a must-have resource for anyone interested in bolstering the health and vitality of the local church.

How it was Funded

At TGC’s 2016 National Women’s Conference, by God’s grace, we inspired and rallied the attendees to embrace and fund an initiative to provide two key resources to equip women leaders in the two most strategic languages for ministry in the Mideast: Arabic and Farsi.

Our goal is to help equip women in the church with two books to help them dig into the Scriptures and facilitate effective ministry among women in their cultural context. We will raise the banner for gospel-centered women’s resources in currently one of the most important regions of the world. Strong advocacy is needed. We believe that the women present at this gathering will rise to the occasion with generous partnership.


The Arabic language is a thread that links communities, traditions, families, and nations on several continents. Not only are there entire nations that speak the language in daily life, there are also Islamic training schools that require students to learn Arabic in order to read the Qur’an. In most Arabic nations it is forbidden to read or own Christian literature, but research has shown that Arabic speaking populations and Christians in Arabic nations still seek good theological literature as well as web-based information that they can access in internet cafés. Yet, the West must understand that to be an Arabic speaker does not mean the person is Muslim. While the rate of Muslim conversion to Christianity is about 6 million per year, in the Arab world there are already many strong pockets of Christian churches, fellowships, and even Christian Bible schools and seminaries. (Arab World Ministries) 

Geography of the Language

Arabic is considered an official language in the countries of Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Dijbouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somolia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen.

Arabic Demographics

Population: 344,139,242
221,000,000 First Language Arabic Speakers
77% Literacy Rate (Internet users 65M; 18.8% of the population)
* Statistics are from Operation World, ICI, World Bank, IWS, and UNESCO

Project Details

Title: Word-Filled Women’s Ministry
Author: Kathleen Nielson and Gloria Furman
Language: Arabic
Project Cost: $13,000
Copies: 6,000
Format: Soft Cover

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