Austin - South    Spring 2013
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Welcome to the South Austin class site! We're glad you have decided to explore God's heart for the nations. This course promises to be a life changing event- "it will ruin you for the ordinary".

A fantastic array of international missiologists and instructors will present the Biblical, Historical, Cultural, Strategic Perspective on the World Christian Movement. This fourteen session class will run from January 13-April 21, with March 10th off for spring break. We will meet Sunday evenings from 5:30-8:30 PM in the Community Hall at: 
First Evangelical Free Church
4220 Monterey Oaks Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78749

Child care for kids up to nine is available. Contact to reserve a slot.

Whether you are taking this course for college credit through Trinity International University, Key Readings or Certificate Level, you'll enjoy weekly readings with study guides, lesson reviews, personal reflections and a collaborative integrative project that puts what you learned in motion.  

Join friends from South-side churches including; First Evangelical Free, Bethany Lutheran, Austin Stone, Bannockburn Baptist, Southwest Hills Community and Hope for the City to experience the ever increasing momentum of God's central priority- calling all nations into worship for His glory.

If you miss a class you will also be able to hear the same instructors;

NORTH AUSTIN: Sunday Mornings 11:30 AM at Hill Country Bible Church- NW
or 
CENTRAL AUSTIN: Monday Evenings, 6:30 PM at University Avenue Church of Christ- near UT

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Class Info

Date: Sunday, January 13, 2013

Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: SOUTH AUSTIN: First Evangelical Free Church, 4220 Monterey Oaks, Austin, TX 78749

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    • 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.

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      Todd Ahrend

      The Traveling Team, Fayetteville AR

      Todd Ahrend graduated from Northeastern State University, has a Masters from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the founder and international Director of The Traveling Team, a national missions mobilization movement. He and his wife, Jessica, have spent almost two decades traveling both nation-wide and abroad, speaking to thousands of people about involvement in world evangelization. Todd has exposure in over sixty countries and has lived in the Middle East. He is the author of The Abrahamic Revolution and In This Generation. Todd and Jessica have six children: Camden, Brody, Axel, Noble, Quincy and Cruz!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 13, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

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      Steve Elworth

      Baton Rouge LA

      Steve serves at The Chapel on The Campus, a non-denominational church in Baton Rouge LA, as the Global and Local Outreach Director. He helps lead the church in reaching the nations, both in Baton Rouge through International Ministry, and around the world through trips and partnerships. He and His wife Amber have a passion to see the church grasp and act on her God given opportunity and responsibility to make disciples of all nations. After pursuing going to the Muslim world themselves, God has had them stay in the states to help every follower of Jesus see that their lives have been bought and their redemption has been given not just for themselves, but so Jesus will be made known through every tribe, tongue, people, and nation. In 2018, they opened Light House Coffee in Baton Rouge, a coffee shop with the mission to Serve the World Through a Baton Rouge Coffee Experience. They use this business as an opportunity to employ, love, and serve refugees from around the world, and train up global workers to use business to impact the world.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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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      Dale Evrist

      New Song Nashville, Brentwood TN

      Dale Evrist is a pastor and citywide ministry leader whose life’s work has been dedicated to disciple-making. He is the Founding/Senior Pastor of New Song Nashville, a church and ministry committed to citywide disciple-making in partnership with the greater body of Christ. In addition to co-authoring a series of disciple-making resources - including Following Jesus: A Disciple's Handbook and Empowered: Choosing to Live by the Power of the Holy Spirit - he is the author of The Mighty Hand of God, and co-author of Lifebook, with Dr. David Shibley. One of Dale’s main passions is to provide biblically-based resources that equip Christ’s church to see souls saved and disciples made.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 27, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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).

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      Jeff Lewis

      Triad, Rome GA

      Present Ministry: Mobilizer For 17 years Jeff was Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, California Baptist University, and for four years Director of Mobilization at CBU, until the spring of 2019. Other Ministry highlights: Mobilizing & disciple making ministry for 35 years Assisted with training indigenous mobilization leadership and developing field strategies in over 30 countries Planted two churches Instructor/trainer for Perspectives Global Desk Co-founder of Passion conferences Author of God's Heart for the Nations, and Calling: A Scriptural Journey. SBC missions leadership for 14+ years College swimming coach Married to Elaine McClary, for 48 years. We have seven children and 20 grand children, so far.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 3, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

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      Jeff Johnson

      Frontiers, Gilbert AZ

      Jeff Johnson and his wife Roxanne have been working with Muslims since 1988. They have served on and led church-planting teams in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. They have witnessed firsthand the martyrdom of Muslim back-ground believers and fellow missionaries, birthed underground Christian fellowships in war torn countries, and seen the miraculous hand of God throughout the Muslim world. Jeff currently works in Frontiers' International Leadership group as Co-Director of Sending; overseeing 32 sending bases and engaging with indigenous sending partners and churches in the Global South and Majority World. After being arrested and deported from Uzbekistan, Jeff and his wife Roxanne split their time working with Frontiers International Office in London and in Phoenix, where they engage Frontiers' Latino Sending Bases. Jeff & Roxanne also coach and oversee church planting teams in South Asia. Jeff is a popular speaker and preacher at large, specializing in training followers of Jesus to engage Muslims both domestically and globally.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

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      Yvonne Huneycutt

      Perspectives Global, Round Rock TX

      Yvonne from Austin, Texas loves mobilizing Christians and entire churches to find and engage their God-designed role for participation in the completion of the Great Commission. Currently on staff with Perspectives Global, Yvonne's varied career experience includes the corporate world, local church ministry, mission ministry, and managing a non-profit organization. She has worked with the Perspectives movement for over 25 years both nationally and internationally. Her overseas field experience includes one year in Russia and travel in 40 nations. She holds a Doctor of Ministry in Missions and Cross-Cultural Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 17, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

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      Andy Kampman

      Launch Global and Austin Stone Community Church, Austin TX

      Empowering this generation to bless all nations. Andy and Jamie Kampman did college ministry for 8 years. In 2006, they help start Launch Global and now also works with Austin Stone Community Church as Director of Mobilization. Their strong desire is to see young people engaged in the evangelization of the world! They have four children and live in Austin, TX.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

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      Andy Kampman

      Launch Global and Austin Stone Community Church, Austin TX

      Empowering this generation to bless all nations. Andy and Jamie Kampman did college ministry for 8 years. In 2006, they help start Launch Global and now also works with Austin Stone Community Church as Director of Mobilization. Their strong desire is to see young people engaged in the evangelization of the world! They have four children and live in Austin, TX.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

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      Bradley Buser

      Founder Radius International, San Diego CA

      Brad came to faith in Christ at 17 and soon after was challenged with the need of unreached people groups. He began training for this directly after High School. Beth is from St. Johns MI., her Mom and Dad love the Lord Jesus and raised her with a heart for the world. They met, had two boys and left for Papua New Guinea in January of 1979. Soon after arriving they moved in among the Iteri people who live in the headwaters of the Sepik River Basin. After 4 years of studying the language and culture of the Iteri people they were fluent and began to share Christ with them for the first time. The baby church was discipled and in a few years leaders were ordained. The Busers worked on the New Testament translation and by 1999, after 20 years in the village, with the translation done, the church up and thriving, their need to be among the Iteris was over. Upon returning from PNG he and other men saw the need for appropriate training for missionaries who would be sent to Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists. In 2010 he helped found Radius International as a ministry to do such training. Radius is currently the largest training program for those going into Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Tribal peoples. For those who desire to do church planting among the least reached it is the premier training available.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 3, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

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      Leon Dillinger

      Papua Not in USA



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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

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      Steve Hawthorne

      Austin TX

      Steve Hawthorne serves as the director of WayMakers, a prayer and mission mobilization organization in Austin, Texas. He's the author of the widely used prayer guide called Seek God for the City. After co-editing the course and the book Perspectives on the World Christian Movement in 1981, he launched “Joshua Project,” a series of research expeditions among unreached peoples in world class cities. He co-authored, with Graham Kendrick, the book Prayerwalking: Praying On-Site With Insight. He has helped leaders in numerous cities unite and sustain life-giving prayer for entire communities. With humor and seasoned wisdom, he speaks with living passion for the greater glory of Jesus. He says of his ministry, “I like to commit arson of the heart.”

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

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      Nathan J'Diim

      TOAG/Launch Internship and Frontiers, Chandler AZ

      Nathan J'Diim (pen name) is the Founder of TOAG and (semi-retired) Consultant, Instructor and Coach for Frontiers (www.FrontiersUSA.org). Launch (www.LaunchGlobal.org) has since replaced TOAG but carries the same DNA: a year long after-hours internship preparing beautiful feet to serve in the Unreached World. Offered in cities across the US, TOAG/Launch has apprenticed hundreds of interns, many who serve or will soon serve the least reached world wide.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 31, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

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      Doug West

      East-West Ministries International, Belton TX

      Doug currently is engaged in coaching church planters in Muslim areas of Southeast Asia. His prior background is in business start-ups and entrepreneurship. **This instructor's identity is concealed due to the nature of their work**

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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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      Eric Black

      Lagro IN

      Using a team-teaching approach modeled in their work throughout the developing world, Eric and Johnson are Perspectives alumni and passionate promoters. Eric combines a background in business and entrepreneurship with a contagious passion for missions. Johnson was a long-term church planter among working classes in an Asian urban setting shaping his approach to discipleship and business as mission. They have worked individually and together with teams in over 20 nations, most with restricted access. Currently they focus on training near-culture disciple-makers to multiply workers among least-reached peoples.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 14, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    • Lesson 15

      World Christian Discipleship

      What it means to integrate life for Christ's global purpose as a "'World Christian". Into the great story for His glory: a Person-driven life as a way of. pursuing a purpose-driven life. The basic practices of world Christians: going, sending, welcoming and mobilizing. The essential disciplines of World Christian discipleship: community, giving, praying and learning. Simplifying your lifestyle as if in "war-time". Exploring the practical ways of pursuing God's purpose. Business and mission. Short-term mission. Welcoming international visitors. Wisdom in working with local churches and in partnership with Christians in different parts of the world.

    • Instructor

      William Taylor

      TaylorGlobalConsult, Austin TX

      BRIEF BIO ON WILLIAM (BILL) TAYLOR William D. Taylor, Ph.D., TaylorGlobalConsult, President http://taylorglobalconsult.org; http://taylorglobalconsult.org Mentor and writer, teacher and consultant. 4807 Palisade Dr., Austin, TX 78731 USA 512 801 3004 btaylorgc@gmail.com; http://theglobalpilgrim.com Bill Taylor, a (TCP: third culture person), was born in Costa Rica of missionary parents and has lived 30 years in Latin America. He went to the USA for his senior year of high school, and returned to Latin America after college, seminary and graduate school (Moody Bible Institute, diploma; North Texas University, BA; Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.M.; University of Texas, Austin--Ph.D. in Latin American studies). He is a former Texas staff member of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. From 1968-1985 Bill and his artist wife, Yvonne served 17 years in Guatemala (where their three children were born) in leadership development, theological education and church planting. They served on the founding team of Centro Bíblico el Camino in Guatemala City, their sending church in 1985. Bill and Yvonne have three married adult children and eight grand children. He continues as a visiting professor in seminaries (Seminario Teológico Centroamericano, Trinity School of Ministry, Columbia International University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and missionary training in other nations. From 1986-2006 he served as Executive Director of the Mission Commission of World Evangelical Alliance and for another decade served as MC Senior Mentor as well as coordinating the MC publication program. He is a writer and editor of a number of mission publications in English and Spanish. His publications include Global Mission Handbook: A Guide to Cross-cultural Mission (with Steve Hoke), 2009; lead editor of Sorrow and Blood: Christian Mission in Contexts of Suffering, Persecution and Martyrdom, 2012; Misiones Mundiales, CLASE-SETECA, 2013; co-editor, Spirituality in Mission: Embracing the Life-Long Journey, 2018. At the end of 2016 he concluded his 30 years with the WEA Mission Commission, strongly assured of new callings at this season of his elder life. As founder and president of TaylorGlobalConsult, he now invests most of his time in selective mentoring-apprenticing of key leaders, writing, teaching and consulting with agencies, schools, churches and business-as-mission ventures, and speaking to address key issues of our world today. Yvonne DeAcutis Taylor is a native-born Texan from Dallas. With a university degree in liberal arts/music from the University of North Texas, she is Bill’s full partner serving him as a critical thinker and sounding board, editing his writings, and ministering with him locally and internationally. She and Bill are patrons of the arts and she is an accomplished classical pianist; they enjoy Irish dancing, all things Italian, reading, and photography. She also cherishes her role as a mother and grandmother and being able to serve/love/pray for her family. She is an intercessor and woman of wisdom. Finding themselves in a later stage of life, Bill and Yvonne desire to serve and strengthen Christ’s global Church, locally and globally, and to finish their own race with faithfulness and integrity. December 2017

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    • Lesson 1

      The Living God is a Missionary God - Finance Fix

      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.

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      Todd Ahrend

      The Traveling Team, Fayetteville AR

      Todd Ahrend graduated from Northeastern State University, has a Masters from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the founder and international Director of The Traveling Team, a national missions mobilization movement. He and his wife, Jessica, have spent almost two decades traveling both nation-wide and abroad, speaking to thousands of people about involvement in world evangelization. Todd has exposure in over sixty countries and has lived in the Middle East. He is the author of The Abrahamic Revolution and In This Generation. Todd and Jessica have six children: Camden, Brody, Axel, Noble, Quincy and Cruz!

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      Date: Monday, April 22, 2013

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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