About the Region
As the birthplace of Islam, the Middle East is the spiritual heartland for Muslims across the globe.
A land steeped in history, the Middle East has some of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Yet life here is shifting at a staggering pace. In a matter of decades, villages have transformed into ultramodern cities, and new economies are rapidly joining the global market. Throughout the Middle East, dozens of competitive careers are open to professionals with credentials and experience.
With an ever-growing refugee population, the region also welcomes compassionate followers of Jesus to help meet the needs of displaced families.
The Middle East is the theological center of Islam and wields significant influence throughout the Muslim world. Spiritual transformations within this region carry the potential to ripple into Muslim communities across the globe.
As the Middle East navigates sweeping economic transformations and political restlessness, hearts are opening to the Gospel. More Muslims than ever are discovering Jesus and turning to Him. Once seen as an impenetrable Islamic stronghold, the Middle East is now home to several growing movements of faith in Christ.