Kent, WA    Spring 2017
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Welcome to Perspectives 2017, Kent

   Come and join us! See what the Lord Jesus is doing in the Northwest, Washington State, South King County.

   If you feel that you have a solid world view, we would like to challenge you to discover our Lord's view of the world and what His unchanging plan and will is in these days. He invites you to join Him to accomplish His promises, whether it is across your street to reach a neighbor, or across the world to another culture.

   15 weeks of exploring the depths of God's Word. 15 weeks of some of the most qualified people to speak of their experience and what the Lord is speaking to us through His word. 15 weeks of you exploring the promises that the Lord has called us all to and immersing yourself into His plan.

   Come and join us! Find out not what the Lord has saved you from, but what He has saved you for!

Starts: January 11th, 2017

Ends: May 10th, 2017

The classes are on Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Child care is provided. In addition to the 15 lessons, there is an orientation night and an optional graduation night. Two weeks are set aside as breaks.

Calvary Chapel South, Kent Washington

1340 West Smith Street, Kent WA 98032

Class Costs

Credit   $500.00

Certificate   $250.00

Key Reader   $250.00

 

Class Info

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Calvary Chapel South 1340 W Smith St Kent WA 98032

Contact: Rich Greer

(253) 205-7756

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Calvary Chapel South 1/11/17

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 1

      The Living God is a Missionary God 1/18/17

      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

      Bill Clark

      Lynnwood WA

      Bill Clark is currently the NW Director of Peace Catalyst International and an affiliate professor at Trinity Lutheran College. He and his wife Julie started their journey in mission in China where they lived 10 years mostly in the Muslim Northwest. He loves to listen to people’s stories, and wrote his dissertation on Uighur family change. Later they moved to the former Soviet Union and had a first hand view on the emerging church planting movements of the post-Soviet era. Since moving back to the USA in 2009 they have been active in church leadership, and peacemaking with the Muslim peoples of the Puget Sound region of Washington.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 2

      The Story of His Glory 1/25/17

      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

      Werner Mischke

      Mission ONE, Scottsdale AZ

      Werner is director of training ministries for Mission ONE, a partnership ministry he has served since 1992. He is a teacher, designer, blogger, and mission curriculum producer. Werner’s missions mobilization experience is two-fold: 1. Producer of Operation WorldView, an introductory missions curriculum inspired by the Perspectives course for small groups. Operation WorldView has been by some 700 churches in America, Canada and other nations. Werner has often taught “The Story of His Glory”—the biblical component of Operation WorldView—as Lesson 2 in the Perspectives course. 2. Editor/designer of The Beauty of Partnership—a missional learning journey to equip followers of Christ for healthy cross-cultural partnerships—to bring hope to the peoples of the world. Werner has a special relationship with Mission ONE’s partner in the Middle East—where Arab nationals are building a network of house churches through holistic ministry among various Muslim peoples. Werner’s partnership experience in the Middle Eastern has led him into a pursuit of understanding the pivotal cultural value of honor and shame in the Bible—and in Eastern cultures.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 3

      Your Kingdom Come 2/1/17

      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

      Lynne Ellis-Gray

      Serve the World Ministries, Woodinville WA

      Lynne is passionate about being a mom, pastor, catalyzer of people and resources for the kingdom, partnership builder, and social justice advocate. She works to mobilize people and teams for initiatives around the globe focusing on the least and the lost.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 4

      Mandate for the Nations 2/8/17

      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

      Keith Hook

      Missions Fest Seattle, Mukilteo WA

      Keith has served in three churches as pastor and has spent 20 years working in and teaching missions. He and his family lived in Hong Kong for two years serving workers in China. They have hosted 80+ international students in their home. Keith is currently the executive director(part-time) of Missions Fest Seattle. He and his wife, Judy, have 3 married daughters and 8 grandchildren.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 5

      Unleashing the Gospel 2/15/17

      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

      Tyler Pease

      Sunset Bible Church, Tacoma WA

      Tyler Pease currently serves as the Local & Global Outreach Pastor of Sunset Bible Church in University Place, WA. Though he felt called to ministry at a young age, he never planned to be a pastor. Tyler grew up in a military family and spent a major portion of his childhood living overseas. In his teens, Tyler become interested in serving in places only accessible through secular skills, so he earned a degree in computer science and spent several years working in the I.T. field. During this time he was involved in short-term ministry trips. Later, after attending seminary, he began serving at Sunset Bible Church. This has afforded him many opportunities to travel overseas, developing partnerships and equipping local leaders. Tyler’s wife, Karen, spent six full years and many summers teaching in China. She is currently heavily involved in ESL ministries.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 6

      The Expansion of the Christian Movement 2/22/17

      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

      Karyl Groeneveld

      Regional Missions Moblizer - CRWM, Olympia WA

      When I was six my aunt went as a missionary nurse to Africa, this began my life long interest in cross-cultural ministry. I serve as the Regional Missions Mobilizer for my denomination, covering several states from Alaska to Utah. Also, I am a Board member of a Christian worldwide media ministry.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 7

      Eras of Mission History 3/8/17

      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

      N8 Scholz

      Hub Community Network, Stanwood WA

      N8 spent his early 30s in Lebanon as an English teacher and Hope Broker from 1999 to 2006. He published the story of his experiences in Coffee & Orange Blossoms: 7 Years & 15 Days in Tyre, Lebanon. Currently, N8 is actively engaged in helping form Jesus-following communities across North America to engage Muslims, and together learn how to obey the commands of Jesus.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 8

      Pioneers of the World Christian Movement 3/15/17

      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

      Len Bartlotti

      Frontiers, La Mirada CA

      Leonard N. (Len) Bartlotti, Ph.D. is a well-known speaker, author, mobilizer, educator and strategy consultant to faith-based organizations. He and his wife Debi served 14 years among one of the world's largest Muslim people groups. Dr. Len is a passionate communicator who combines a love for students with deep empathy and understanding of other cultures. He and his wife Debi, a nurse midwife and licensed Spiritual Director, have been married for 43 years, and have three married adult children, five grandchildren and one bi-cultural (Cockapoo) dog, and live in Southern California.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 9

      The Task Remaining 3/22/17

      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

      Robert Rasmussen

      Near Frontiers, Federal Way WA

      Bob Rasmussen serves as Ex. Dir of Near Frontiers. After eight years as a pastor, Bob and his family lived in Kenya for 10 years training African church leaders. Near Frontiers focuses on partnering within the diaspora church in the USA and beyond, befriending international students, and helping churches move toward intercultural unity.Bob writes books and blogs, hikes, kayaks, and plays trumpet with the worship team.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 10

      How Shall They Hear? 3/29/17

      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

      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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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 11

      Building Bridges of Love 4/5/17

      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

      Chuck Lindley

      Frontier Ventures, Tacoma WA

      Chuck and his wife, Janis, joined Frontier Ventures in 2004. Before that he had a variety of experiences as a public school teacher and administrator, a small business owner, and a pastor. Since joining Frontier Ventures he has been the Director of INSIGHT, an Adjunct Professor at William Carey International University, and is a member of Band Barnabas. In 2007 he was seconded for a year to be Director of the Indian-based East West Educational Foundation in New Delhi, India. The next year he and Janis co-founded Made to Create, a project of the Art for Change Foundation, also an Indian foundation based in New Delhi. They returned to the U.S. at the end of 2011 and were part of the initial team formed in 2013 to explore establishing a Perspectives class in the Tacoma area. This effort has now born fruit with the Spring 2016 Greater Tacoma Perspectives class that Chuck is co-coordinating. He also currently serves as the Perspectives Area Mobilizer for the South Puget Sound region.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 12

      Christian Community Development 4/12/17

      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

      Paul Watson

      Contagious Disciple Making, Beaverton OR

      Paul grew up on an airplane. Not really, but he felt like it! He split his childhood between Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, and Singapore while his parents, David and Jan Watson, planted churches as career missionaries with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Since the day God called Paul into full-time ministry, he has traveled over 200,000 miles training disciple-making teams in the UK, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Lebanon, Egypt, Germany, and all over the United States. From January 1, 2012, through August 15,2015, Paul served as director of Cityteam’s Rescue and Recovery Center in downtown Portland, OR. Feeding the homeless while helping alcoholics discover sobriety and Jesus taught him incredible lessons about putting feet to faith and loving those who don’t love themselves. Paul left his role at Cityteam and founded Contagious Disciple Making (http://www.contagiousdisciplemaking.com) to focus on catalyzing Disciple Making Movements among the unreached and under-reached peoples in the Cascadia Corridor (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alaska.) Paul and his family are active members at Westside Community Church in Aloha, OR. Paul and his wife, Christi, lead a growth group that meets in their home on Sunday evenings. Paul is incredibly excited by his pastor’s desire to see 10,000 churches planted in the Pacific Northwest and wants to use his experiences to help his pastor and other ministry leaders plant churches among people who would not normally attend the typical church in North America. Paul blogs at http://www.pauldwatson.com and http://www.contagiousdisciplemaking.com. He is the host of American Church Stories (http://www.americanchurchstories.com). He is published in ‘Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, 4th Edition.’ He co-authored Contagious Disciple Making: Leading Others On a Journey of Discovery with his father, David Watson. You can reach Paul at pwatson@contagiousdisciplemaking.com.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 13

      The Spontaneous Multiplication of Churches 4/26/17

      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

      Edward Aw

      Community Vision International, San Tan Valley AZ

      Ed and Rachel have three thrusts to their ministry activities. (1) They train church planters and pastors, helping them to raise up new leaders and reproduce their churches, resulting in transformed lives and communities. This includes many insights into making their ministries more sensitive to local cultures. (2) They are committed to practicing and guiding others in "tent-making", supporting themselves so that they are free to serve communities in areas of the world where authorities may be hostile and churches too weak to support them. (3) They are focused on accomplishing the above two in culturally relevant ways.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 14

      Pioneer Church Planting 5/3/17

      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

      Darrell Dorr

      Frontier Ventures, Lynnwood WA

      Darrell Dorr was Perspectives Director 1980-1982 and an associate editor of the first edition of the Perspectives Reader. He has been a missionary with the U.S. Center for World Mission since 1980, specializing in communications, and has been on assignment with various other organizations and projects, including Frontiers, Operation World, the Adopt-a-People Clearinghouse, and the Center for the Study of Global Christianity.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Lesson 15

      World Christian Discipleship 5/10/17

      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

      Bill MacLeod

      Mission ConneXion, Hillsboro OR

      Bill MacLeod is the Executive Director of Mission ConneXion which he founded in 2001 during his fifteen years as a missions pastor in Portland. He has been a mobilizer for over 30 years dedicating his life to city-wide people movements while serving in an evangelistic organization, a national men's movement, a local church as missions pastor, and as founder/executive director of a regional church-missions-mobilizing effort.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    • Celebration

      Lake City Community Church 5/16/17

      Celebration

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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