Arkadelphia AR    Spring 2016
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Get threaded into God’s story beginning in January 2016 as you experience His heart for every tribe, tongue, people and nation and encounter the momentum of the World Christian Movement.

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15 weeks. 15 Instructors. One Epic Story.

Perspectives is a 15 week epic journey designed to open your eyes to God's purpose for every believer, regardless of age, gender, or socio-economic level.

You are invited to join us for this life changing event. Register today.

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Where?

Second Baptist Church 815 S 12th St. Arkadelphia AR 71923

When?

Wednesdays: January 27 – May 18, 2016       6:00 – 9:00 pm 

January 27 – May 11: Classes 1 through 15 (class will not meet March 21)

May 18 – Celebration Night 

First Two Sessions (January 27 and Feb 3) are open to the public!

Cost?

$270 for Key Reading or Certificate level new students (includes reader and workbook)

$25 Early Bird discount – save $25 for registration and payment by January 12 , 2016.

$50 Family Member discount – for additional family member; second family member in the same household may claim this discount (Early Bird discount also allowed).

$125 Student discount- This Scholarship is for students seeking to take the Perspectives class and the funding is available.

First two nights for free.

 How to Register?

 Register online! Click on "Register for this class" in the upper right section of the web page. If you need assistance call class coordinator, Amy Gattis 870-703-9967

Course Materials?

The printed materials (Perspectives Study Guide and Reader) are part of the class cost.  Students will not need to order printed materials.  

An eBook version is now available on Kindle.  If you want the eBook in exchange for the printed material, you can take the eBook discount when registering.  If you take the eBook discount, you do not get a hard copy set of books, and you are on your own to purchase the eBook. If you want both printed materials and eBook, please do not apply for the discount.  Please use this link when ordering.  

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: Reader and Study Guide - eBook .

If you take a hard copy set and later want to return it for the eBook, it can only be returned by Lesson Two (no exceptions) and MUST be in new condition.

Why take Perspectives?

Your mind will be challenged.

Your heart will be moved.

Your commitment will be tested.


Perspectives is … Biblical.  Historical. Cultural. Strategic.         

·        “Take Perspectives – it will ruin you for the ordinary!”   Floyd McClung, YWAM 

Class Info

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Second Baptist Church 815 S 12th St. Arkadelphia AR 71923

Contact:

 
    • 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

      Justin Schell

      Pioneers / The Lausanne Movement, Tulsa OK

      Justin is passionate about doing whatever he can to see the Great Commission completed in his life. He mobilized with The Traveling Team for 5 years. He studied Missiology and Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been a part of a church planting team in North Africa. He also received his MBA in France and is passionate about the use of business to get laborers into creative access countries. He is on staff with PIONEERS, and spends most of his time on-loan as the Director of Executive Projects for The Lausanne Movement.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

      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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      CV Griffing

      Springdale AR



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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

      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.

    • Instructor

      Leroy Armstrong

      Proclaiming the Word Ministries, Mckinney TX

      Leroy R. Armstrong, Jr. is a native of Kansas City, MO and resides in the Dallas area with his wife Genena and family. Leroy holds degrees from the University of Kansas (B. S. Electrical Engineering) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.). He is Lead Servant of Proclaiming the Word Ministries (www.proclaimingtheword.com) and Teaching Pastor at First Baptist Church, McKinney, TX (www.firstmckinney.com). Leroy has been teaching in the Perspectives Movement since 2007. Leroy served as a Senior Pastor for 13 years. He was Director of the International Conference on Expository Preaching, sponsored annually by E. K. Bailey Ministries, Inc. for 5 years. He also owns Charis Communications, LLC, an umbrella business focused on acquiring income producing assets.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

      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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      Kevin Little

      Maumelle AR



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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

      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 teaching 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: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

      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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      Clif Johnson

      Hope AR

      Clif has been on staff at Garrett Memorial Baptist Church in Hope, AR., since 2005, & has served as Senior Pastor since 2008. He is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas who loves reading, traveling, Yankees baseball, & being around people. He has led mission work in Dominican Republic, Belize, Tanzania, Czech Republic, and Haiti. He met his wife, Kristi, while attending Central Baptist College in Conway, AR. They married in 2001. Kristi was raised in St. Louis & is passionate about being the wife & mother God has called her to be. Clif & Kristi have three children: Jack, Sam, & Sophia. Clif is a graduate of Central Baptist College in Conway, AR., & Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He also earned his D.Min from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

      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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      Jamie Zumwalt

      Outrageous Love, Choctaw OK

      Jamie Zumwalt is the Founder and President of Outrageous Love, an organization that starts Communities of Hope among marginalized peoples. Jamie and her husband, John, served as missionaries in Taiwan among the Hakka and Taiwanese. For 22 years, John and Jamie have been training and sending missionaries out to plant the church among the unreached. She now pastors and a leads a coffee house, church community called Joe's Addiction in a "red light" district of Oklahoma City, doing life together with the poor. She has authored a book called Simple Obsession, Enjoying the Tender Heart of God and travels widely, teaching and inviting more people to plant Communities of Hope. She and John have five children and one grand daughter.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016

      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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      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 over a decade 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 four children: Camden, Brody, Axel and Quincy.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      John Zumwalt

      Outrageous Love, Choctaw OK

      John Zumwalt is the Cross Cultural Coach for the innovative organization, Outrageous Love. After serving as a missionary among the unreached Minnan he returned to America and for over 22 years served as the founder and Director of the Missionary Training Institute, Beautiful Feet Boot Camp. He has trained over 300 Career Missionaries. He has a Doctorate of Divinity from International University for Graduate Studies. John has authored the book, Passion for the Heart of God and travels widely, preaching and holding seminars, raising up activist to go to the ends of the earth. John and his wife, Jamie, also pastor a church in a “red light district” of Oklahoma City. They have five children, Jessica, Josiah, Jael, Jewel and James.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

      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.

    • Instructor

      Gene Daniels

      Run Ministries, Jacksonville AR

      "Gene Daniels has a passion to spread the fame of Jesus in the Muslim world, something he and his family have been involved in since 1997, most of that time as church planters in Central Asia. He is now the Director of Fruitful Practice Research, multi-agency network of missiologists who are studying effective church planting across the Muslim world. Daniels has his doctorate in Religious Studies from the University of South Africa. He is also the author of several articles on missiology and two books, “Searching for the Indigenous Church” from William Carey Library and "Meditations for the Missions Heart." (Gene Daniels is a pseudonym)

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

      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.

    • Instructor

      Dennis Cochrane

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Lexington SC

      Dennis and his wife Nancy served as linguists and Bible translators among the 20,000 Duna people of Papua New Guinea. After devising an alphabet for this previously unwritten language they produced primers and readers, teaching many to read their own language. They then translated the first portions of God's Word into the Duna language. Several thousand Duna came to faith in Christ and today there are many churches among these people.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

      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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      Clifford Peters

      Paraclete Mission Group, Siloam Springs AR

      Cliff is an inventor, trainer, mentor, and missionary with Paraclete Mission Group. He comes alongside missionaries and national workers to help them minister to the “whole person”, using redeemed technologies in the context of mission to meet needs and share Christ’s love in tangible ways.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

      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.

    • Instructor

      Carol Davis

      LeafLine Initiatives, Glendora 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: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

      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.

    • Instructor

      Brian Hogan

      YWAM's Church Planting Coaches, Fayetteville AR

      Brian and his wife Louise, 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: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

      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.

    • Instructor

      Joe G

      PIONEERS, Orlando FL

      I spent 5 years on staff with the Traveling Team sharing the Biblical Basis of Missions and mobilizing college students and another 4 mobilizing for PIONEERS. My wife and I just returned from serving on a church planting team in Central Asia where we served in and out of country from 2002-2012. I am currently the Vice President of Mobilization for PIONEERS. I LOVE Perspectives and would love to share in your classes. I am passionate about mobilizing people to the least reached peoples on the planet and in particular helping people see how their unique gifts, talents and passions can be used in making God famous.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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