Prayer walk in a part of town where you know Muslims are located (maybe nearby a mosque or in your neighborhood). Pray for opportunities to meet Muslims on your walk.
Frequent one or more Muslim owned restaurants near you. Restaurants with Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Mediterranean, Somali and often Indian cuisine are likely to have Muslim employees and patrons.
Use Islamicfinder.org to identify Muslim owned businesses, restaurants and mosques.
Contact local refugee centers like World Relief to find out how you and your congregation can get involved serving refugees, helping them to assimilate, feel welcomed, etc.
Some libraries and universities have programs to help non-native speakers of English hone their language skills. Post an advertisement in apartment complexes where Muslim immigrants live or in ethnic stores and restaurants.
Visit your local university and talk with Christian student groups to learn how they are engaging Muslim students on campus. Offer to help organize events to engage Muslim students and even develop a program connecting families with international students to be hosted regularly for meals, holidays, etc. Learn more by listening to this podcast.
Seek out volunteer opportunities that put you in contact with local Muslims, such as medical clinics for refugees and internationals.
Adopt Muslim families for Christmas, pair them up with families at your church, share Christmas traditions, provide them with gifts.
Look for after school tutoring programs that could include refugee kids or offer to start an after-school program.
Visit religious websites and chat rooms. Many Muslims are spending time in online forums and chat rooms wanting to engage with English speaking people in the West. Learn how you can connect with and engage Muslims in closed countries online through Embassy, our powerful online ministry platform.
Visit a Muslim hair stylist or barber. Ask questions about his or her life and family while getting your haircut.
Join a community sports team. Some parks and community centers organize soccer teams that could interest Muslim soccer players. Enjoy an active sport and make a Muslim friend.
Strike up a conversation while standing in the check-out line. Many Muslims work at grocery stores and large retail outlets like Wal-Mart, Target, etc. Pay attention to their name tags and ask them where they are from. Get to know them by frequenting their store and ask them to meet for coffee sometime (provided they are same gender).
Volunteer at a local pregnancy center for women. Financial challenges sometimes lead parents, or single mothers, to make hard choices about pregnancies. The Quran says a baby does not receive a soul until four months. The Bible says otherwise (ie. Psalm 139:4-15). Be available to minister to women in these situations and you will likely encounter Muslim women who need Christian compassion and care.
Learn how to teach ESL, TOEFL, citizenship classes and be available to minister in these contexts.