Tulsa, OK    Spring 2015
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You are invited to join us for a unique class of Christian study and discipleship. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement will give you fresh eyes to see  God, His story, His world, and His heart. Come learn how He wants to include  YOU in His plans and purposes to bring all nations to Himself!

16 Weeks.
15 Dynamic Instructors.
 Forever changed.

When: Tuesday evenings, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Dates: January 13th - May 5th
Where: Asbury United Methodist Church
             6767 S. Mingo Rd.
             Tulsa, OK 74133

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* THE FIRST WEEK IS FREE! *

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Class Info

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Asbury United Methodist 6767 S. Mingo Road Tulsa OK 74133

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    • Instructor


    • 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

      Bryan Padgett

      Redeemer Stillwater, Stillwater OK

      Bryan has served in mission mobilization for over 10 years with ministries such as The Traveling Team, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, Frontiers, Avant and more recently as missions pastor at Redeemer Church in Lubbock, TX. He and his wife are currently planting a church in Stillwater, OK. They hope to plant a church that would intentionally develop and send many church planting teams out among unreached and unengaged people groups. If there was one verse that drives what he does, it would Habakkuk 2:14 which states, "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as water cover the seas." He is married to Abbey and has four kids - Judson, Lydia, Isobel and Hazel.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Chris

      Christ the King Church, Tulsa OK

      Chris has 16 years of experience serving in Turkey with OM in evangelism and church planting.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Jim Campbell

      MercyView Tulsa, Tulsa OK

      Jim graduated from seminary in 1992 while pastoring in MO and the following spring felt the Lord’s heart for global missions while on a short-term trip to the Ukraine. The next 11 years, during which time he pastored in OK, were followed by additional trips that furthered his heart for missions. Perspectives fueled this desire as well. In May of 2005 the Lord opened the door for him, his wife and their youngest child to serve in SE Asia. Returning from SE Asia in the Fall of 2014, after 10 years there, they currently are living in Tulsa, OK.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Marty Brown

      Heritage Baptist Church, Oklahoma City OK

      Marty is the Lead Teaching and Missions Pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is married to Jan and they have three children and six grandchildren. His is leading his church in church planting among an unreached people group in Central Asia.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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. 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 25 years as a local class coordinator, regional director, instructor, author and Perspectives Global trainer. Her overseas field experience includes one year in Russia and numerous short-term trips into over 35 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: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Sankie Lynch

      , Bixby OK



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Sean Cooper

      The Traveling Team, Fayetteville AR

      Sean and his wife Meredith have spent the last decade traveling the entire Continental U.S. casting mission vision with Traveling Team. They have a two year old daughter named Haven. Sean graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Communication. He has short term exposure in India and Indonesia. Sean continues to travel nation wide speaking to students and churches. When not speaking he serves alongside The Traveling Team Leadership as the Director of Ministry Advancement. He is working on a Masters Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Brandon Brister

      Tulsa BCM, Tulsa OK

      Brandon is the Director for Baptist Collegiate Ministries at the University of Tulsa. He spends his days mobilizing students to share the gospel and make disciples of all nations on the unique campus at TU. He is a board member of First Fruits Ministries, a Mission Giving Ministry that is dedicated to going out to make disciples among all nations and sending others out to do the same in a manner worthy of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is married to Paula and they have a son, Elijah.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Carol Davis

      LeafLine Initiatives, Moreno Valley CA

      As co-founder of Global Spectrum and Executive Director of LeafLine Initiatives, Carol pioneers pathways to the future, which keep her on "the grow" and usually in hot water. She is a sought after speaker for her futuristic perspectives and strategic insights. Carol can often be found presenting in Perspectives classes around the world. Having served on church staffs for nearly 30 years, and now as a consultant, she continues to catalyze new initiatives; consults and mentors pastors, marketplace professionals, global strategists, field teams and their organizations, and the next generation. When she's not working, she's lovin' on her grandkids

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Pam Arlund

      All Nations Family, Inc., Kansas City MO

      Pam has a wealth of experience working as a linguist/translator and as a church planter. In Central Asia for ten years, she planted simple churches among 3 people groups, 2 of whom are Muslim. She now trains others to advance the Great Commission in the US and abroad. She earned an MA and PhD in Linguistics from UT-Arlington.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Don McCurry

      Ministries to Muslims, Divide CO

      Dr. Don McCurry served as a missionary among Punjabi peoples in Pakistan for eighteen years with the United Presbyterian Church. In 1975, Don came home to work on his doctorate at The School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. From 1977 to 1985, Don taught at Fuller in the field of Muslim Evangelism. He also founded and taught for seven years in the Zwemer Institute of Muslim Studies, training eight hundred missionaries who went to the Muslim world. In 1986, Don founded a new ministry called "Ministries To Muslims." This has enabled Don to teach freely throughout the two-thirds world in 67 countries, preparing missionaries to stand alongside of the western missions in reaching Muslims. Don's authored, Healing the Broken Family of Abraham: Bringing New Life to Muslims, which has been translated into Spanish, Russian, Arabic, German, Tatar, Azeri, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek, and Georgian. Other books include The Gospel and Islam: A Compendium and Sharing the Good News With Iranians and Now You Can Know What Muslims Believe. Dr. McCurry currently offices in Colorado Springs where he serves as President of Ministries To Muslims.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Ron Duggins

      Conway AR

      Dr. Ron Duggins is an Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Central Arkansas and an experienced community and education development professional with a vision to see professional and business persons mobilized for God's purposes. He is involved in supporting entrepreneurship and business startups in the United States and abroad and seeks to put his experience to work for various mission related organizations. He has extensive experience in Brazil as well as on projects in Pakiston, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Vietnam, the Republic of Georgia, South Africa, Uganda, and Kenya. His wife, Jane, is a native of Brazil and they have two daughters. They live in Conway, Arkansas.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Kevin King

      International Project, New York NY

      Kevin King is the President of International Project, an organization that focuses on church planting among unreached people groups in ethnic communities and on campus. He launched the Equip program, which focuses on training cross cultural church planters who will start simple multiplying churches. Kevin’s vision is to see a movement of churches started among unreached people groups starting with diaspora communities here and spreading to least evangelized countries. You can learn more about their ministry at www.internationalproject.org

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Bradley Buser

      Director 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.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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.

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      Richard O Coleman

      TMS Global, Decatur GA

      For 10 years Richard served as the director of mobilization and candidacy for TMS Global, a sending agency in Peachtree Corners, GA. He left this role in June 2017 in order to pursue an opportunity In Ethiopia through TMS Global. Richard's ministry passions are networking, teaching, evangelism, and helping people to discern their calling. In addition to his responsibilities with TMS Global, Richard participates in several national and international networks, including the Lausanne Movement. He had the privilege of serving as the global selection chair for the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, which brought together younger leaders and mentors from over 140 countries. A person who loves diversity, Richard has a variety of friendships all of which have made him who he is today. He and his wife Amanda have 4 young children, who they enjoy raising as World Christians.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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      Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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