Titusville, FL S18    Spring 2018
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You Were MADE FOR MORE!

Use what's in you to bless the world around you!

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is an adventure of a lifetime that will give you a new and deeper understanding of God's story and His desire for your participation.

Perspectives is a unique, advanced discipleship course which will change the way you view the world. We will hear 15 outstanding speakers as they share from their experiences and teach on the Biblical, Historical, Cultural & Strategic perspectives of God's plan for the nations.  

Hear how God has been and continues to work throughout the world. Learn more about God's kingdom and His glory. Find out what your part is in this exciting movement to make Jesus' disciples from all nations. 

When:  Thursdays, 6 to 9 PM (January 18 to May 10, 2018)

Where: Park Avenue Baptist Church,  2600 Park Avenue,  Titusville, FL     

Cost:  

Key Reading, "taste of Perspectives": Includes Reader & Study Guide.   $295.

Certificate Level, "Perspectives core": Includes Reader & Study Guide.   $295.

Credit Level, "Perspectives to the max": Includes Reader & Study Guide.   $535.


Early Bird Discount: Register and pay before January 18th and get $50 off!

Additional Family Members:  When one family member pays full price the second and additional family member(s) in the same household may claim this discount and receive $50 off!

Active Full-time Ministry:  If you are serving the Lord in a full time ministry position, be sure to receive a $25 discount!

Alumni Pricing:  No charge if you have the books, but former Key Reading alumni can upgrade to Certificate Level for only $30 grader fee.

Information Session: January 18th at 6 PM

Visit first class session on January 18 at no charge.         

Coordinator:  Neil Moyer  -  321.302.0084  -   

Class Info

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Park Avenue Baptist Church 2600 Park Avenue Titusville FL 32780

Contact: Neil Moyer

321-302-0084

 
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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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      Don

      World Team, Orlando FL

      Canadian-born, Don received Christ at a YFC rally in 1952 and later graduated from Prairie Bible Institute and Wycliffe's SIL course. From 1962-1977 Don and his late wife, Carol Joy [Soderstrom], an RN, served in Irian Jaya (now Papua, Indonesia) among the Sawi, a Stone-Age cannibal-headhunter tribe. After Don designed a Sawi alphabet, he and Carol taught literacy, planted churches, healed the sick and translated the New Testament. More than half the tribe came to Christ. Author of six books, including "Peace Child" and "Eternity in Their Hearts," Don holds an honorary doctorate from Biola University. He represents World Team at missions conferences and in churches, teaches seminars, and lectures for Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. 17 months after his late wife's passing, Don wed Carol Joyce Abraham, who now serves with him in ministry by speaking to women's groups, singing solos, mentoring, and providing hospitality.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

      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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      John Wright

      Pastor, Titusville FL

      Pastor John Wright is the founding pastor of Crosswalk Community Church in Titusville, Florida, which is currently in it's fifteenth year. Crosswalk, in the past four years, has sent three full time missionary families to the mission field, and is on track to send another three in the next four years. John serves on the Board of Directors for Converge South East, a church planting, strengthening, and sending organization. He also serves as a missionary assessor for the national Missionary Assessment Center for Converge. Not only is he committed to sending missionaries, but caring for them as well. He has taken short term trips to Israel, Guatemala, Ecuador, Indonesia, and the Ukraine. In Ecuador, John served as an instructor to pastors for Reaching and Teaching, a missions agency founded and led by Dr. David Sills, professor of missions at Southern Seminary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018

      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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      Scott Simmons

      Third Millennium Ministries, Winter Park FL

      Scott Simmons is currently the Director of Professor Relations for Third Millennium Ministries, a ministry designed to provide theological education to church leaders around the world for free. Scott is in charge of adding video content from seminary professors and pastors around the world into our free, online curriculum. Before this, Scott was the minister of missions and spiritual formation at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, where he oversaw global church planting partnerships and local evangelism and mercy ministries. Scott is the husband of one and father of three and he loves nature and wildlife photography, jazz and folk music, movies and a good book.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Gary Peterson

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Kangaroo Ground, VIC Not in USA

      I am passionate about God and His mission. I love to inform and inspire the Church so that His people get involved in His mission. I have been a Mobilizer with Wycliffe in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Kenya, in support of Bible Translation initiatives and world missions. Currently I'm the Victoria State director for Wycliffe Australia in Melbourne, Victoria. I'm involved with engaging the Christian community here with God's heart for the World, from kids through to adults. I'm known as "The Storyteller". I love recounting what God has done, is doing and anticipating our Creator's exciting next steps.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018

      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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      Brian Hogan

      Youth With A Mission, Fayetteville AR

      Brian and Louise Hogan have served in mission since 1987. From the Navajo Tribe to Outer Mongolia, their passion has been to see Jesus glorified and lifted up among those who have never known Him. From 1993-1996 their team pioneered a church planting movement in Erdenet (AIR-DUH-NET), Mongolia that continues to grow under fully indigenous leadership to this day. Their Mongolian disciples are now training and sending out their own missionaries to other unreached people groups. The story of the work in Erdenet can be read in Brian’s book: There’s a Sheep in my Bathtub (Asteroidea Books), and in the case study article – “Distant Thunder: Mongols Follow the Khan of Khans” – on page 695 of your Perspectives Reader.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

      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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      Mark Baxter

      YWAM Jacksonville, Jacksonville FL

      Mark Baxter is the North American Regional Leader for Youth With A Mission Frontiers as of March 2016. Previously, Mark was the YWAM base director in Jacksonville, Florida which his wife Janet has now taken over. Mark and Janet, started the base in January 2001 along with a small team all committed to reaching those who have never heard the Good News of Jesus. Mark and Janet have 3 children - Daniel, Kathleen, and Jennifer. Mark has ministered in over 120 nations of the world Mark, Janet, and their youngest child lived in Harbin, China teaching English and planted a church among unreached people in 2008/09.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

      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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      Sundee Simmons

      Perspectives, Winter Park FL

      Sundee loves to see people flourish in their God given gifts! She has been multiplying global disciples using Perspectives since 1991, running classes in Orlando while her husband, Scott, earned his MDiv. Then Sundee led Washington Baltimore Center for World Mission, preparing over a dozen teams each year to run both Perspectives and Encountering the World of Islam courses. Sundee is now serving the Perspectives National Office as Director of Training. Sundee was discipled in Young Life, which accounts for her great sense of humor and adventure! She and her husband Scott have 3 children, and live in Orlando. Her husband serves Third Millenium Ministries as their Director of Curriculum Development.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

      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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      Mrs V

      CPM, Titusville FL

      Maggie Van Slooten served in Senegal and Brazil for 15 years and has worked among both unreached tribes in Africa, as a mission mobilizer with the Brazilian church. More recently she has been a trainer of CPM, promoting church planting movements in Indonesia. She has also coordinated Perspectives classes in Central Florida and has been completely ruined for the ordinary!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

      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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      Roger Frank

      GLobal Connections, Orlando FL

      Roger received eternal life while in college. In seminary he received God's call into cross-cultural missions. After seminary he planted a church in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1989 he and his wife joined Youth With A Mission and focused on church planting among Muslims in Southeast Asia. In 1996 he became the director of mobilization for YWAM SIngapore and then fromo 1999 to 2006 led the School of Frontier Mission. In 2006 Roger became the director of YWAM's Frontier Mission Int'l Coordination Office. Since 2011 he has been helping YWAM Orlando train, send, and support long-term workers. Currently he and his wife are sharing the gospel with international students at local Orlando universities.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018

      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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      Dean Bertsch

      Reaching & Teaching International Ministries, Lewisberry PA

      Dean currently serves on staff with Reaching & Teaching International Ministries. His primary role is to travel internationally, training pastors and church leaders. Dean has a number of years of pastoral experience and currently serves on staff at Oakwood Baptist Church in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

      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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      Toby Sorrels

      International Friendship, Gainesville FL

      Toby Sorrels is a native Floridian who has visited a variety of cultures ranging from Beijing China to primitive villages in the Amazon Jungle. Toby is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and he earned two Masters degrees focused on Culture and Communication. He has done graduate study abroad, and has served as Executive Director of International Friendship since 2000. Toby is passionate about saltwater fishing & photography. He regularly takes international scholars on their first fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico. Toby and his wife Linda, have been married for 33 years and have two adult children, Stephanie and David.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018

      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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      Kathleen Peterson

      Aaron & Hur Interational Ministries, Titusville FL

      Kathleen is the founder and director of Aaron & Hur International Ministries: A ministry to strengthen, equip and restore church leaders. She is the daughter and granddaughter of pioneer missionaries. Today she works in Latinamerica, most extensively in Cuba and in Panama.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      David Nelms

      The Timothy Initiative, Durham NC

      Dr. David Nelms, Founder & President of TTI David serves as Founder and President of TTI. He casts vision and gives direction to TTI as we impact the world for Christ. David is a former senior pastor and had success in growing three different churches in Maryland, Iowa, and Florida. David received a Master of Arts degree from Moody Bible Institute, a Master of Divinity from Luther Rice University, and his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice University. David is married to his lovely wife Loretta. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

      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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      Kent Parks

      Beyond. Formerly "Act Beyond" and "Mission to Unreached Peoples", Plano TX

      http://beyond.org/president/ Kent Parks is President and CEO of Beyond (formerly "Act Beyond" & "Mission to Unreached Peoples"). See beyond.org for a powerful video. This mission sending organization is focused on launching Disciple-Making Movements (also called Church Planting Movements) among the Unreached People Groups of the world. This 29% of the world does not have even access to witness of word or deed about Jesus in any kind within their culture. Act Beyond is focused on global collaboration to change this spiritual injustice. Kent and his wife Erika worked among Muslims in Asia for 20 years. They continue to lead regular Disciple-Making Movement trainings around the world. He continues to occasionally teach graduate courses in mission strategy. Previously, he coordinated outreach strategies for Unreached People Groups, and developed trans-national, trans-denominational networks at various levels. Kent also pastored in Texas for 7 years before going to the mission field. He has been a seminary professor, the academic dean of a seminary and has taught internationally in a graduate school. Kent is Co-Facilitator for the Ethne (a global network of UPG-focused leaders; is a part of the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission and is Senior Assoc. for Least Reached Peoples with the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

      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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      Ivan Veldhuizen

      Orlando FL



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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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      Neil Moyer

      Crosswalk Community Church, Mims FL

      Neil has lived in the central Florida area since 1985. He worked as a building scientist and recently retired as a researcher from the University of Central Florida. He is currently an elder and missions pastor at his church in Titusville, FL. Neil loves to others see God change people's lives as they encounter Him in the Perspectives classes. What they say is true, Perspectives will 'ruin' your life - in a great way! My perspective of being a Christian changed, to see my role in God's plan.

    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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