Reston, VA    Fall 2013
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    Welcome to Perspectives in Reston, VA!

            

It’s about

· His glory

· His Kingdom

· His love for the peoples of the world

· His heart becoming my heart

It's about

 

· Living for something bigger than myself

· Discovering the part I can play in what God is doing in the world

We're glad that you're looking into the Perspectives class, because we know that God can use it to enable you to discover your unique role in His master plan, whatever you do and wherever you go in life. We are also delighted to be working together as an interdenominational and Multicultural team

to bring Perspectives to the Christian Community!

Location: Ekklesia USA, 11979 N Shore Dr, Reston, VA 20190

Class Dates: August 28 - December 13, 2013

Wednesday evenings from 7:30 PM - 10:15 PM

Contact: Oscar or Rosie Lino - Class Co-Coordinators

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Attend: Orientation Nights on 8/21/2013 or 8/23/2013, 7:30 – 9:00 PM

***FIRST NIGHT FREE***

Undecided? Attend the first class on 8/28/2013 free. We’re sure you will want to learn and experience more of what God has in store for you.

***Make sure you check out the links on the right and below to view the class schedule, class pricing and to register for class. Discounts available for families & early registration!***

God's Heart = My Heart

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Bienvenidos a Perspectives!

Es sobre

· Su gloria

· Su Reino

· Su amor por las naciones

· Su corazón haciéndose mío

 

Es sobre

· Vivir para algo mas grande que yo

· Descubrir la parte que me toca a mi en lo que Dios esta haciendo en el mundo

 

Nos alegra por tu interés en las clases de Perspectives, porque creemos que Dios las puede usar para que descubras tu role en Su plan maestro, sea lo que hagas y sea a donde vayas en tu vida. Estamos muy contentos de trabajar juntos como equipo un inter-denominacional y a la vez Multicultural

con el propósito de traer Perspectives a nuestra comunidad!

Lugar: Ekklesia USA, 11979 N Shore Dr, Reston, VA 20190

Fechas: Agosto 28 - Diciembre 13, 2013

Miércoles de/a - 7-30 - 10:15 PM

Contact: Oscar or Rosie Lino - Class Co-Coordinators

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Sesiones de orientación: 8/21/2013 y 8/23/2013, 7:30 – 9:00 PM

***PRIMERA CLASE ES GRATIS***

Indeciso? Atienda la primera clase el 8/28/2013 sin costo alguno. Estamos seguros que usted va a querer saber y experimentar sobre lo que Dios ha guardado para usted.

***Revise los enlaces que se encuentran abajo a la derecha para ver el horario de clases, costos, y para matricularse a las clases. Tenemos descuentos para familias y aquellos que se registran temprano!***

El Corazón de Dios = Mi Corazón

 

FAQS: Perspectives is open to the entire area Christian community. Membership in a particular local church or denomination is not a requirement for attending this class. Classes will be held in English Our prayer and effort is for unity of the Spirit as expressed in Ephesians 4:3. The course doctrinally affirms the Lausanne Covenant Statement of 1974. (Link) If you have questions or concerns, please contact the class coordinator.

 

 

Class Info

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Ekklesia-USA Church 11979 N Shore Dr Reston VA 20190

Contact:

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      KickOff

      Registration & Orientation to be held on 8/21/2013 & 8/23/2013 --------------------------- Registracion y orientacion los dias 8/21/2013 y 8/23/2013

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    • Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    • Lesson 1

      The Living God is a Missionary God

      God's purpose is three-fold: against evil—kingdom victory; for the nations—redemption and blessing; and for God—global glory in worship. God's purpose revealed in promise to Abraham. Exploring God's purpose for the nations: Blessing to the nations described.

    • Instructor

      Julian Dangerfield

      Shalom Outreach, Inc., Woodbridge VA

      Pastor J. Julian Dangerfield is the Executive Director of Shalom Outreach Inc., a Christian based non-profit organization dedicated to achieving worldwide propagation of the essentials of the historic Christian faith. He has a Bachelors degree in Business Management and has completed his Master of Arts degree in Leadership, Evangelism and Mobilization at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina. He is completing his doctoral work and will graduate from Virginia Union University in May 2020. In the United States he has organized the mission efforts of over 25 churches, ministries and not for profit organizations, which has resulted in over 50,000 people coming to Christ. Julian's perspective is informed by over 29 years of ministry experience and he has traveled to over 40 countries executing strategies that lift humanity while expanding God’s Kingdom.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 2

      The Story of His Glory

      Exploring God's purpose for Himself: How God has been steadily unfolding a plan throughout all nations and generations to bring about His greater glory, ultimately drawing to Himself the worship of all the peoples. Passion and prayer for God's glory. ------------ Explorando el propósito de Dios para sí mismo: ¿Cómo Dios ha venido desarrollando de manera constante un plan en todas las naciones y generaciones para lograr Su mayor gloria? En última instancia, dibujándose a Si mismo en la adoración de todos los pueblos. La pasión y la oración son para la gloria de Dios.

    • Instructor

      Ed Grudier

      Cherrydale Baptist Church, Arlington VA

      Served for 14 years with WEC International. 12 years were in a country in the ME that was 99.9% Muslim. Involved in Church Planting and Field Leadership. Has served as Missions Pastor at Cherrydale Baptist Church since 2007. Serves as a lecturer at Sydney Missionary Bible College in the subjects of Church Planting and Contextualization. Married to Kathy since 1983. Two children: Philip and Amy

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 3

      Your Kingdom Come

      Exploring God's purpose regarding evil: How God has accomplished a defeat of evil powers in order to open a season of history in which the nations can freely follow Christ. The kingdom of God as the destiny of all history. Christ's mission seeks a hindering of evil to bring about a sign of the coming peace of the kingdom of God. Our prayers contend with evil in order to bring about the transformation of society with Christ's kingdom in view.

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      Charlie

      Asian Access, Potomac Falls VA

      Charlie is presently directing the work of Asian Access in Vietnam. He has served as the Director of Outreach and Missions at The Falls Church in Falls Church, Virginia and as the Pastor of Missions and Outreach at McLean Presbyterian Church in McLean, Virginia as well as many years of ministry on the field.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 4

      Mandate for the Nations

      Jesus shows great strategic interest in Gentiles; wise strategic focus by initiating a global mission on a few disciples among the Hebrew people. The Great Commission and the ways of God's sending in relational power. Dealing with the ideas of pluralism (all religions the same) and universalism (all persons saved). ---------- Jesús muestra un gran interés estratégico en los gentiles; una eficiente estrategia mediante el inicio de una misión global con unos pocos discípulos entre el pueblo hebreo. La Gran Comisión y las formas de envío de Dios relacionados bajo el mismo poder. Hacer frente a las ideas de pluralismo (todas las religiones son lo mismo) y universalismo (todas las personas son salvas).

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      James Cha

      Crescent Project, Leesburg VA

      Rev. James Cha was born in Korea, but grew up here in the US. He studied electrical engineering at Cornell University, and worked ten years as an engineer. In 2000 he and his family went to Central Asia, where they served ten years as church planting missionaries with Pioneers. They are now back in the US reaching out to the Muslims in the Washington, DC area. He is the Washington DC Area Coordinator for Crescent Project. His wife, Faith, is the ESOL Director in Leesburg. They have three children: Joniel, Josiah and Karis.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 5

      Unleashing the Gospel

      The first followers of Jesus: obedient in costly, foundational ways. The climactic act of the book of Acts is the freeing of the gospel to be followed by Gentiles without Jewish traditions as a requirement. A foundational act of God which speaks to the situations where the gospel is hindered today. Strategic suffering and apostolic passion. ------------ Jesús muestra un gran interés estratégico en los gentiles; una eficiente estrategia mediante el inicio de una misión global con unos pocos discípulos entre el pueblo hebreo. La Gran Comisión y las formas de envío de Dios relacionados bajo el mismo poder. Hacer frente a las ideas de pluralismo (todas las religiones son lo mismo) y universalismo (todas las personas son salvas).

    • Instructor

      Charlie Klepadlo

      Campus Crusade, Towson MD

      -Baltimore/Washington representative with Faculty Commons Ministry of CRU International -Evangelism & Disciplesip with Graduate Students & Professors -Have been on several sort mission trips to Middle East, South Africa, and Venezuela

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 6

      The Expansion of the Christian Movement

      The story of God's purpose continues relentlessly from Abraham's day until the present moment. An overview of the largest and the longest-running movement ever in history—the world Christian movement. How the gospel surged through the peoples and places of the world. Important insights for our own day. . . . - La historia del propósito de Dios continúa sin descanso desde la época de Abraham hasta el momento presente. Una visión general del mayor movimiento en la historia: el movimiento cristiano mundial. ¿Cómo surge el evangelio a través de los pueblos y lugares del mundo. El particular interés para nuestro propio día.

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      Douglas Batson

      Global Frontier Missions, Cross Junction VA

      Douglas Batson is a retired Defense Department geographer. With award-winning research and publications, he was an expert on land tenure and international migration. Also a National Certified Career Counselor, Doug is on the Board of Directors of Global Frontier Missions, which operates missionary training schools in Richmond, VA, and Atlanta, GA. He has been a Perspectives coordinator, instructor, and Professor of Record in the DC area for 25 years.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 7

      Eras of Mission History

      The greatest explosion of growth ever has taken place in last 200 years in three "bursts" of activity. Why we could be in the final era of missions. The global harvest force comprised increasingly of non-Western missionaries. ------------------------------ La mayor explosión de crecimiento cristiano nunca jamás visto ha venido ocurriendo en los últimos 200 años en tres "ráfagas" de actividad. ¿Por qué podríamos estar en la era final de las misiones?. Los misioneros no occidentales son cada vez más la fuerza de la cosecha mundial.

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      K.

      Frontier Ventures, Columbia MD

      Karen has been involved in coordinating and instructing in Perspectives for 31 years. She currently serves with Frontier Ventures in Baltimore, and as an associate with Common Ground Consultants. Her focus is on mobilizing and training followers of Jesus to share Him with their Muslim friends. Her love for and appreciation of Muslims has taken her to Turkey 19 times. As a result, she has many Turkish friends both in Turkey and in the U.S. She is also known as the "fun captain" by her grandchildren and she loves spending time with them.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 8

      Pioneers of the World Christian Movement

      Today we anchor the race by continuing what others have begun. It's a day of finishing. All the more reason to learn the wisdom and the heart of ordinary people who did extraordinary things in earlier generations. Reading the writings of William Carey and other leaders to discern what these people have left to us. Exploring the contribution of women in missions throughout the centuries.------------- Hoy continuaremos con la carrera que otros empezaron. Existe mas de una razon para aprender de la sabiduria y pasion con la que simple personas hicieron grandes cosas en las primeras generaciones de cristianos.

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      K.

      Frontier Ventures, Columbia MD

      Karen has been involved in coordinating and instructing in Perspectives for 31 years. She currently serves with Frontier Ventures in Baltimore, and as an associate with Common Ground Consultants. Her focus is on mobilizing and training followers of Jesus to share Him with their Muslim friends. Her love for and appreciation of Muslims has taken her to Turkey 19 times. As a result, she has many Turkish friends both in Turkey and in the U.S. She is also known as the "fun captain" by her grandchildren and she loves spending time with them.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 9

      The Task Remaining

      God's pressed His purpose forward until the present hour of amazing opportunity. Understanding the concept of "unreached peoples" to assess the remaining task. Recognizing the imbalance of mission resources shapes strategic priorities. The basic minimal missiological achievement in every people group opens the way for working with God against every kind of evil so that the gospel of the kingdom is declared and displayed with clarity and power. The need and opportunity of urban mission.

    • Instructor

      Lane

      English Language Institute, Alexandria VA

      This speaker is the Director of an English language program which offers English instruction in Washington, DC, as well as the pastor of an international church. He has worked extensively within the Muslim community for over 20 years. His wife is also an English language instructor, has taught English in the US and overseas, and has worked broadly among Muslim women.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 10

      How Shall They Hear?

      Culture and intercultural communication of the gospel. Communicating the gospel with relevance at the worldview level helps avoid syncretism (blending of cultural error with God?s truth) and also enables powerful movements of the gospel. Sensitive missionaries will look for ways that God has preserved or prepared people to hear the gospel, often finding redemptive analogies for God's truth. -- -- Cultura y comunicación intercultural del evangelio. Comunicar el Evangelio con relevancia a nivel cosmovisión ayuda a evitar el sincretismo (mezcla de error cultural con la verdad de Dios) y permite la poderosa manifestación del Evangelio. Misioneros sensibles buscarán maneras que Dios ha conservado o gente que ha preparado para escuchar el evangelio, a menudo encontrando analogías redentoras de la verdad de Dios.

    • Instructor

      Julius Esunge

      Hope Outreach International Ministries, Fredericksburg VA

      Julius directs Hope Outreach International Ministries. In the the past 8 years, he has lectured for the Perspectives course hosted at several locations by the US Center for World Missions. He is a gifted planner, an engaging speaker, and a very enthusiastic servant. His unique background gives him an edge in dissecting cultural issues pertinent to the gospel message and he is blessed with fluency in several languages. Their family verses are 1 Corinthians 9:16 and Luke 12:15.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 11

      Building Bridges of Love

      The incarnation as a model of missionary humility. How missionaries can enter appropriate roles in order to form relationships of trust and respect to develop a sense of belonging, and thus to communicate with credibility for understanding. Explore the intricacy of identification in another culture. Explore the even greater complexity of presenting identity with integrity in a globalized, terrorized, pluralized world. Recognizing the dynamics of social structure in order to initiate growing movements of ongoing communication throughout the society.

    • Instructor

      Isabel Lee

      Gaithersburg MD

      Isabel graduated from Washington Bible College and Columbia International University in Bible/missions. She served with SEND International for 22 1/2 years involved in church planting: evangelism, disciple-making, mentoring, seminary teaching, leadership training in Taiwan & in China. She also served in various leadership roles throughout the years, ministered in Ukraine, Ulan Ude, Korea, Egypt, India, Uganda, Thailand and among the Afghans and Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Macedonia, Clarkston, GA. Currently Isabel is the Minister of Global Outreach & Women's Ministries at CBCM, a Perspectives' instructor, and serves on the Boards of SEND's U.S. & International and Standards of Excellence on Short-term Missions.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 12

      Christian Community Development

      A survey of world need. Dynamic balance of evangelism and social action. Hope for significant transformation as a sign of Christ's Lordship by Christian community development. Exploring the charge that missionaries destroy instead of serve cultures. Healing the wounds of the world between the peoples.

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      Tony Sheng

      The Ember Cast, Columbia MD

      I mentor, resource and inspire the next generation in the areas of global missions, world cultures, and leadership development with a tribe called The Ember Cast - we help students mark human history. I'm also a technology professional and live in Columbia, MD, USA with my wife and two daughters.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 13

      The Spontaneous Multiplication of Churches

      Look beyond institutional features of churches to understand churches as dynamic movements of Christ Himself being followed. Such a view of churches as organic, living things opens up the practicality of seeing them multiply rapidly as movements and also flourish in society bearing the fruit of social transformation. Churches as counter-communities, acting as salt and light, bringing change to their cultures. How movements multiply by connecting with entire families and larger social structures. ---------- Mire más allá de las características institucionales de las iglesias de entender iglesias como movimientos dinámicos de Cristo ha seguir. Ver a las iglesias como orgánicos, seres vivos que se multiplican rápidamente como movimientos y que florecen en la sociedad transformándola. Iglesias contra-comunidades, actúan como sal y luz, cambiando culturas. ¿Qué movimientos se multiplican mediante la conexión con toda la familia y las estructuras sociales más grandes?

    • Instructor

      Rafael Cavazos

      Connect Global / Global Focus , Woodstock GA

      Rafael C. was a missionary pastor in Latin America for over 25 yrs. In 2010 he started an organization that helps send Latin American missionaries to unreached people groups. Since 2010 Connect Global has helped to send over 30 families to the field. He is also the Latin America director for Global Focus, and is currently mentoring hundreds of churches in Latin America to develop their own missions programs that engage the entire church.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 14

      Pioneer Church Planting

      The hope of planting churches among unreached peoples. How the breakthrough of the gospel in an unreached people requires that the gospel be "de-Westernized". The difference of contextualizing the message, the messenger and the movement. Distinguish and appreciate people movements, church planting movements and insider movements. -- ----- La esperanza de plantar iglesias entre los pueblos no alcanzados. Cómo el avance del evangelio en un pueblo no alcanzado requiere que el evangelio se "desi-occidentalicé". La diferencia de contextualizar el mensaje, el mensajero y el movimiento. Distinguir y valorar los movimientos populares, los movimientos de plantación de iglesias y movimientos internos.

    • Instructor

      David Meeks

      Interserve, Leesburg VA

      David was called to Turkey as a senior at the US Naval Academy in 1984. He married Pamela in 1993. The Meeks left for Turkey in 1994, spending 11 years teaching English, starting Bible Studies, encouraging Christian Communities and answering questions of Bible Correspondence students. David earned an MAR in Biblical Studies in 2007. Then began as strategy coordinator with Anglican Frontier Missions in 2008, mobilizing outreach to unreached people groups. He began in 2010 to recruit professionals and churches to mission in the hard places in Asia and the Arab world with Interserve. He currently lives in Leesburg, VA.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

    • Lesson 15

      World Christian Discipleship

      Integrate life for Christ's global purpose as a "'World Christian". The basic practices of world Christians: going, sending, welcoming and mobilizing. Essential disciplines of World Christian discipleship: community, giving, praying and learning. Exploring the practical ways of pursuing God's purpose. Business and mission. Short-term mission. Welcoming international visitors. Working with local churches and in partnership with Christians in different parts of the world. ------------------ Integrar la vida al propósito global de Cristo como un "Mundo Cristiano". Las prácticas básicas de los cristianos: el ir, el envío, la acogida y el movilizar. Reglas esenciales en el discipulado cristiano: comunión, dar, orar y aprender. Explorar las formas prácticas de perseguir el propósito de Dios. Negocios y misión. Misiones a corto plazo. Acoger a visitantes internacionales. Trabajar con las iglesias locales y colaborar con cristianos de diferentes partes del mundo.

    • Instructor

      Glenn Kauffman

      Capital Christian Fellowship, Laurel MD

      Glenn Kauffman with his wife June served in Hong Kong for 15 years with a number of those years in Asia wide ministry with Eastern Mennonite Missions. Currently Glenn and June live in the Washington D C suburbs where Glenn continues to minister cross-culturally as a bishop in an Anabaptist network of churches and ministries in the Washington - Baltimore area and Lead Pastor of Capital Christian Fellowship, Lanham, MD an international congregation of over 20 nationalities. Glenn also identifies with the downtrodden as a Baltimore Orioles baseball fan.

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      Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

      Time: 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM

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