I’m ‘adapting’ the concept from the book Adaptive Leadership.
By “adaptive” I mean that there is not a one-size-fits-all type of evangelistic approach that can be used to reach Muslims for Christ. Evangelicals are often prone to “method chasing,” which is searching for a technical solution to the problem of Muslim evangelism. (The Camel Method might come to mind.)
A simple technical solution, such as “evangelism should be done in such and such a way…,” (which is very common in current missiology) is inappropriate. There is no one single method or solution to the challenge of evangelizing Muslims.
Muslim evangelism is not a technical problem (i.e. a known problem with a known solution, like a doctor performing heart surgery) but is instead an adaptive challenge (both the problem and solution are unknown) that requires people working together to attempt to discover new, personal, and biblical-missiological paradigms of effective kingdom witness in resistant, Islamic contexts.
More to come… (probably summer of 2015…)