Fourth, become involved in a ministry or community service that reaches out to Muslim people in your neighborhood. Many college campuses have programs that connect international students, many of whom are Muslims, with host families in the States. Volunteer at an English-as-a second-language program where you'll meet many people trying to adjust to life in a different culture. You could be of great service to them and build real friendships. Those would be some of the ways to personally meet Muslim neighbors and co-workers.

Once you've met them, take an interest in their lives and open your life to them. Do the things that are natural for you when it comes to building in friendships. Invite them to your home, to a restaurant for dinner, to a ball game to watch your kids play, and so on. It doesn't need to be fancy, just loving. And the Lord will give you grace as you speak the good news of His salvation through faith in His Son.

Trevin Wax is the editor of GospelEPIC, a small group curriculum developed by LifeWay Christian Resources. He blogs daily at Kingdom People. He is also the author of Holy Subversion (Crossway, 2010) and Counterfeit Gospels (Moody, 2011).