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Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

                                         Bend, Oregon - Spring 2017

 

What is Perspectives?    Perspectives is a 15 week course that helps followers of Christ explore God's grand story of building and extending His Kingdom throughout all the earth, throughout all of history and challenges every student to find God's perfect plan for themselves in God's amazing story!!  Each week the course will be taught by an experienced, captivating presenter, (15 different Presenters) who has qualified as a Perspectives instructor to share their personal experience in building and extending God's Kingdom as a  missionary,missiologist, church missions pastor, or Bible college professor.     

When:  Starting date is January 16, 2017; Monday evenings from 6-9 pm.

             Ending date (class celebration) is May 8, 2017

 Where: Journey Church 70 NW Newport Ave. Bend, Oregon 

 Contact Information:

Coordinator:    Ken Marshall, , 541-815-9065

Co-Coordinator:    Dan Saucedo, , 541-233-7798

Coordinating Team:   Ann Andrews, Area Mobilizer,

                                    Kent Pratt, , 541-480-1837

                                    Jamie Crafton,

Who should take Perspectives: Perspectives is for any follower of Christ; seeker of truth, who desires a deeper relationship with Jesus and a greater understanding of God's purpose in the world and how you are threaded into His story.   

 Cost: $250 for Key Reading and Certificate.  For $25 discount sign-up by December 31, 2016. You can also receive a $25 family discount for 2 or more family members. Please request.  If you are interested and not sure yet about taking the class, come to one of the first 2 classes for FREE!  Come check it out! For Undergraduate and Graduate credit pricing, please choose "Class Pricing" to right.

 DO YOU WANT GOD TO BE KNOWN, WELCOMED, FOLLOWED, AND HONORED? If so, this course is for you!!

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Class Info

Date: Monday, January 16, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Journey Church 70 NW Newport Ave. Bend OR 97701

Contact: Ken Marshall

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Monday, January 16, 2017

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    • 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

      Ron Billings

      Perspectives, Corvallis OR

      Ron Billings grew up in Oregon and the Philippines, where his parents were missionaries. His grandparents and great-grandparents were also missionaries, with China Inland Mission. After serving with the military, he attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.B.A., an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. While in graduate school, Ron coordinated the Perspectives class in Austin from 1987 to 1992. He also worked for twelve years in the electronics industry as an international standards negotiator, and he started his own software-development company. Dr. Billings has served on the faculty of Concordia University in Austin, Texas, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Oregon State University in Corvallis, the University of Oregon in Eugene, Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon, and Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with his German wife Bina whom he met in the house church they attended.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 23, 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.

    • Instructor

      Orin Kidd

      Grace Bible Fellowship, Albany OR

      Orin & Rosa Kidd Grace Bible Fellowship Biographical Sketch Orin and Rosa came to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ in 1971. At that time Orin was working in forestry with the United States Forest Service on the Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon. From the very outset of their new faith in Christ, there was a strong desire to serve the Lord in a cross-cultural context amongst people who had not yet had the opportunity to hear the gospel. In order to prepare for cross-cultural ministry, Orin and Rosa attended Prairie Bible College from 1972 to 1976. In 1977, following graduation from Prairie and linguistic training at the University of Washington, Orin and Rosa, along with their two sons, Orin Jr. and Joshua, left for Irian Jaya, Indonesia, (now West Papua) where they spent 22 years working with the Kimyal tribe in the Eastern Highlands. Orin spent most of those years in church planting, discipleship, and leadership development. The last four and a half years on the field Orin served as Field Director. Rosa was involved in women's ministry and some literacy work. In 1994, Rosa began work on the Kimyal New Testament completing it in November of 2009. The New Testament Dedication took place on March 16, 2010. Although the Kidd’s are now in the United States, they continue their involvement with the church in West Papua through regular visits. Orin also served with World Team for 5 years as the Northwest Regional Director of a ministry arm of World Team called ChurchLink. The focus of this ministry was serving local churches through building relationships, casting vision and providing resources for strategic impact locally and globally among unreached people groups. Orin’s teaching and preaching gifts, his deep love for the church, and 22 years of cross-cultural experience uniquely equipped him for this ministry. After 30 years with World Team, Orin and Rosa resigned from World Team to begin a new ministry role as the Pastor of Global Outreach at Grace Bible Fellowship in Tangent, Oregon, where they currently serve.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 30, 2017

      Time: 6:00 PM to 6:00 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

      Gilbert Gleason

      Portland OR

      Gilbert Gleason's initial exposure to missions came as a missionary kid on with the Navajos of Northern Arizona. He witnessed their passion for reaching others in their tribal group with the Gospel. Following his training at Biola University and Western Seminary, he has served for more than thirty years in the pastoral ministry at Grace Bible Fellowship in Portland, Oregon. He has made four trips to Peru to encourage and support the church's missionary team there.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 6, 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).

    • Instructor

      Justin Speerstra

      The Well, Portland OR

      Justin was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and currently serves as one of the pastors of a church in Northeast Portland. Before pastoring, Justin served with Operation Mobilization for four years in the US, London, and North Africa. He has been married for 18 years, and has two daughters and one son.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 13, 2017

      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.

    • Instructor

      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; Sending and Engagement - overseeing 30 sending bases and overseeing the Regional Strategy Coordinators (RSC) as the team leader. 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 at the Frontiers US sending base (www.frontiersusa.org) as well as India, coaching CP teams. Jeff & Roxanne oversee three church planting teams, and spends several months each year in the field coaching and supporting these teams. 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: Monday, February 20, 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.

    • Instructor

      L. Cory Lemke

      CMF Int, and Coaching Mission Int., Bonanza OR

      We were in Crimea, Ukraine (now Russia) from 1995-2010, primarily focused on church planting and leadership development. We were also doing humanitarian aid, helped run a couple medical clinics/outreaches as well as dabbling in micro-enterprises, including building a hotel/training center. Our initial goal was to plant churches among the Crimean Tatar (nominal Muslim group), which proved harder than we expected. However, since we have left (2010) we are now seeing some Crimean Tatar groups started. Since planting the church among the Tatar group was difficult, we instead focused our efforts on establishing Russian Speaking churches throughout Crimea (over 100 at last count). Currently I'm still involved as much possible in missions. I am a professional missions life coach, with a focus on missionaries. I teach several courses as an adjunct including Cultural Anthropology and Intro to Missions at NCU in Eugene. Also I'm serving as a pastor in Klamath Falls Oregon. Those are my work days. The rest of the time, I'm a husband, dad, grandpa and have cows that I tend on our 65+ acre place. Life is never boring and the Lord is always good!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 27, 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.

    • Instructor

      Ron Billings

      Perspectives, Corvallis OR

      Ron Billings grew up in Oregon and the Philippines, where his parents were missionaries. His grandparents and great-grandparents were also missionaries, with China Inland Mission. After serving with the military, he attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.B.A., an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. While in graduate school, Ron coordinated the Perspectives class in Austin from 1987 to 1992. He also worked for twelve years in the electronics industry as an international standards negotiator, and he started his own software-development company. Dr. Billings has served on the faculty of Concordia University in Austin, Texas, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Oregon State University in Corvallis, the University of Oregon in Eugene, Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon, and Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with his German wife Bina whom he met in the house church they attended.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 6, 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.

    • Instructor

      John Dupree

      the Harvest Group, Oakdale CA

      Rev. John Dupree is a: Harvest Group Church Mobilization Minister. Pacific Regional Director for the PERSPECTIVES Study Program with Frontier Ventures; former Adjunct Professor, William Jessup University Inter-Cultural Studies Dept. and ACMC Regional Director

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 13, 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.

    • Instructor

      J W Matt Hennessee

      Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, Portland OR

      Pastor Hennessee is a native of Columbus, Ohio and has had the distinction of serving in a variety of leadership capacities locally, nationally, and internationally in public administration; private business; non-profit boards and commissions focused on diversity, economic development, primary, secondary, high school, higher education; and faith-based organizations for the past thirty years. He has been the Senior Pastor of Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church in Portland since January 2005. He has been blessed to have a working relationship with each of the Governors of Oregon, Mayors of Portland, Presidents of Metro, Multnomah County Chairs, and Legislative Leaders in Washington DC and Salem since his arrival in Oregon in 1988. Pastor Hennessee is active in the faith-based community at-large engaging leaders of all faiths and being “present” as it relates to increasing the opportunities for people to live life, raise their families, and see their dreams come true. He is the 3rd VP of the General Baptist Convention of the Northwest and President & CEO of the GBC Inc. He is passionate about finding opportunities for young people to lead productive lives and devotes personal time to reducing gang violence in Portland and providing scholarships as young people make decisions about their after-high school careers. He earned his BA in Sociology/Anthropology & Religion at Oberlin College; Masters of Divinity at Golden Gate Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California; and is currently earning a Doctorate of Ministry in Portland, Oregon. He is expected to graduate in the Winter of 2013. He has a son & daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico for business and pleasure and to multiple cities in the following locations around the world: Israel, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, England, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Czech Republic, Belgium, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Egypt, Brazil, Switzerland, Japan, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Thailand, France, Italy, Belgium, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 20, 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.

    • Instructor

      Bruce Benson

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Oregon City OR

      My wife Jan and I have worked for over 37 years with Wycliffe Bible Translators, 30 of those in Peru. In 2003 the Huamalies Quechua New Testament was published and distributed. In 2011, the Huallaga Quechua Bible was published and distributed. We are currently retired (as of October 1, 2015) and are looking forward to what God has for us next. Perspectives will continue to be a vital part of our lives and we are prayerfully considering other ministry opportunities.

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    • Class Info

      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.

    • Instructor

      James Roths

      People International, Powell Butte OR

      Jim and his wife Donna served with an organization working with the Muslim People of Central Asia from 1993-2003. 1993 to 2000 established a non profit organization that provided a platform to demonstrate the Love of Christ. 2000 - 2003 Served as the US Director for their organization mobilizing individuals and teams to serve throughout Central Asia. Currently Jim is the owner of two restaurants in Central Oregon. Jim and Donna are using their restaurants to impact lives locally and globally as God provides opportunity.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 10, 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.

    • Instructor

      Jonathan Martin

      Gresham OR

      Jonathan has lived in Central Asia for seven years and East Asia for five where he had the privilege to work among Muslims. He has been a pastor at Good Shepherd Community Church since 2004 where he oversees outreach all over the world. He has written two books "Giving Wisely" and the "King Saul Syndrome", and is working on a third with his father called "The Letter of the Apostle Paul to the 21st Century". All three books offer solutions that deal with the chronic problems that plague the church worldwide. Jonathan is married to Janie and has three children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 17, 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.

    • Instructor

      Galen Currah

      Community Vision International, Portland OR

      Galen & Jennifer Currah served as pioneer church planters in West Africa in the 70s, community developers in the 80s, teachers in the 90s, and CPM trainers in the 2000s. Galen currently coaches CPM workers by distance and edits training materials upon request.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 24, 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.

    • Instructor

      Vicky Warren

      GLINTS, Palmdale CA

      Vicky spent 33 years working in innovative and creative environments from multimillion dollar technology deployments, alliances with technical luminaries such as Steve Jobs, Nicholas Negroponte's MIT media lab, Stanford Research Institute (SRI) and The Walt Disney Studios to entrepreneurial startup businesses. Her primary focus in these organizations included leadership and business development, strategic planning, research and development, innovation and creativity. She became "known" in these organizations for her heart for the Gospel through her daily walk in these high paced and demanding environments. Her passion for Christ took her on a 30-year journey of adventure as she walked on burning coals, assisted with eye clinics in Mexico, participated in medical relief efforts in Bolivia, planted pioneer businesses in Asia and Africa, came face to face with the persecuted church in Orissa, and served widows in the rainforest of Panama. Now she is committed full time to taking the Gospel to the nations through Pioneer Business Planting, building Kingdom businesses, and gobalization!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, May 1, 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.

    • Instructor

      Miriam Adeney

      Seattle Pacific University, Shoreline WA

      With a Ph.D. in Anthropology and three sons, Miriam Adeney never stops learning. When not conducting her regular courses at Seattle Pacific University, Miriam teaches modules on five continents. She is passionate about training indigenous writers. A prolific speaker who has been invited to many campuses and national and international venues, Miriam also writes, resulting in five books and over 100 articles.

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      Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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