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Welcome to Baton Rouge Perspectives!

Perspectives is a 15-week course that brings you on a journey through Scripture to see that God's heart is for His name to be praised. When He chooses us to be His sons and daughters, it's the greatest gift ever given. But it doesn't stop there. We are invited to play a role in the most exciting story ever told - the redemption of the world through Jesus Christ. Perspectives will show you the Biblical basis of God's heart as well as how we can play a part in the story. Come join us on Monday nights! 

WHEN?  Mondays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

                 January 9 - April 29, 2017

WHERE? First Presbyterian Church

763 North Blvd. 

REGISTER TODAY! 

Contact: Doug Meek at , or 225.803.5111 with questions.

Class Info

Date: Monday, January 9, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: First Presbyterian Church 763 North Blvd Baton Rouge LA 70802

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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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      Hudson Smith

      The Traveling Team, Conway AR

      Hudson Smith grew up in Arkansas, and earned a degree in history from the University of Arkansas. He now serves as the Director of Operations for The Traveling Team. The Traveling Team is a mobilization organization that recruits students from all major universities toward Christ's global cause. During his time on staff, he has traveled to 49 states and 3 countries and spoken to over 40,000 college students, sharing God's heart for the world.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 9, 2017

      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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      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: Monday, January 16, 2017

      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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      Gerrit Dawson

      Baton Rouge LA



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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 23, 2017

      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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      Date: Monday, January 30, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Steve Foster

      Community Bible Church, Baton Rouge LA

      Steve has been the pastor at Community Bible Church in Baton Rouge since 2010. Prior to that he served as a youth pastor in New Orleans and an associate pastor in Old Bridge, New Jersey. He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, PA. Steve and his wife, Liz, have led and ministered together on several short-term mission trips in Latin America and Eastern Europe. They have four boys, Nate, Noah, Jonah, and Joshua.

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      Date: Monday, February 6, 2017

      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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      Ally S.

      The Colony TX

      Ally has served the Perspectives Movement as coordinator and mobilizer for the past seven years in Texas, where she lives with her husband and two boys. Her passion for the nations has been the driving force throughout her Christian walk, taking her into the inner cities of England, the mountains of the Afghanistan and India and the refugee camps of Pakistan, and now the suburbs of North Texas.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 13, 2017

      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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      Hans Googer

      The Chapel, Baton Rouge LA

      Hans is currently the teaching pastor at The Chapel in the the Oaks in Baton Rouge, LA. Before serving at The Chapel he was pursuing his Master of Theology at Dallas Seminary. It was there that his vision for what God was planning to do in the world began. Hans' goal through his ministry has been to help people understand who they are in Christ and what God is destined to do in this world to bring glory to himself. Hans has been married to Courtney over nine years and they have three small boys, whom they pray become the next generation of world changers.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 20, 2017

      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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      Hans Googer

      The Chapel, Baton Rouge LA

      Hans is currently the teaching pastor at The Chapel in the the Oaks in Baton Rouge, LA. Before serving at The Chapel he was pursuing his Master of Theology at Dallas Seminary. It was there that his vision for what God was planning to do in the world began. Hans' goal through his ministry has been to help people understand who they are in Christ and what God is destined to do in this world to bring glory to himself. Hans has been married to Courtney over nine years and they have three small boys, whom they pray become the next generation of world changers.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 20, 2017

      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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      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: Monday, March 6, 2017

      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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      Sunny Hong

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Dallas TX

      Born in South Korea, Sunny Hong came to the US in 1983. She was employed in the computer software profession and was active in a local church. At that time Sunny was seeking for God’s call as to how she could be involved in missions. Eventually she felt God’s calling to the ministry of Wycliffe Bible translators. She joined Wycliffe in 1994 and worked as a mobilizer for Koreans in the US and Canada for 12 years. She then was sent to the Philippines to work as a mobilization consultant for the Wycliffe Asia and Pacific areas. While in the Philippines, she sensed God redirecting her ministry to missiology/anthropology. She pursued an intercultural studies Ph.D. program at Biola and after completing these studies, started working as a senior intercultural consultant at SIL International which includes teaching at Dallas International University, in Dallas, TX.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 13, 2017

      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

      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: Monday, March 20, 2017

      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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      Patrick Lai

      OPEN Network, St. Clair Shores MI

      Patrick Lai is a slave of Jesus. He has worked in SE Asia for 34 years; 10 years as a regular missionary and the past 24 years he has started 14 small businesses in 4 countries, 6 of which are still operating. The Lord enabled his team to win nearly 80 Muslims to Himself and gather 4 groups of Muslim believers. Patrick is the author of Tentmaking – The Life and Work of Business as Missions and Business for Transformation – Getting Started. Patrick’s degrees are in business marketing, University of Oregon; MDIV, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago; Doctorate of Missiology (Topic: Problems and Solutions for Enhancing the Productivity of Tentmakers/BAMers Doing Church Planting in the 10/40 Window"), Asian Graduate School of Theology, Manila. Patrick founded the OPEN Network, and then OPEN USA (formerly NexusB4T) to coordinate services and equip young workers and their churches for reaching peoples overseas via business. Currently Patrick and May mentor and coach business people working where there are few or no churches. They have a son and daughter-in-law serving the Lord in Denver as a banker and lawyer, and another son running an app development business in south Asia.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 27, 2017

      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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      Date: Monday, April 3, 2017

      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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      Danny Kennison

      The Medical Centers of West Africa, Inc., Sunshine LA

      Danny and his wife Frances along with their two sons moved to a central African country in 1992. There they served as part of a pioneering church planting team working among a major unreached people group with an estimated population of around fifteen million in all of sub-Saharan Africa. They returned to the US in 2013 and continue to serve the work in Africa by offering logistical and administrative support. They desire to serve the Body of Christ in the US as mobilizers and encouragers to those who serve in hard places. They also welcome the nations who live among us.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 17, 2017

      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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      Steve Elworth

      Baton Rouge LA

      Steve serves at The Chapel on The Campus, a non-denominational church in Baton Rouge LA, as the Global Initiative 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.

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      Date: Monday, April 24, 2017

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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      Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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