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Perspectives Summer Intensive

Dallas - Fort Worth, TX

July 23rd-29th, 2017

 

 The Perspectives course, typically taught over 15 weekly sessions,  intensely packaged in 7 days for pastors, ministry staffs, missionaries, and students.  Join with other community leaders and students as we deeply consider the mission of God and the role of the church in the world today.

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 Perspectives is a life and learning opportunity that will change the way you view the world around you. In it, you will have your eyes opened to the heart and purpose of God, and how you can take part in His work all over the world, from the urban streets of America to the rain forest and deserts of distant lands. A fantastic array of pastors, theologians, international missiologists and mobilizers will challenge and inspire you with their personal experiences that will open your eyes to see just how big God is, and how much He desires that all might come to know Him. Whether you are single, married, a student, a homemaker, a professional or retired, Perspectives will bless and challenge your life and direction. 


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How much does it cost? 

CERTIFICATE LEVEL: $325
CREDIT: $575
(UNDERGRAD, GRADUATE & HIGH SCHOOL DUAL ENROLLMENT)

· Registration includes the 4th Edition Perspectives Reader & Study Guide, hearing from 15 incredible instructors along with a meal, beverages & snacks everyday.

  • Early Bird Registration Discount available: $25 OFF until Feb. 28th! 
  • Group Discounts Available (Ask Summer Intensive Coordinator)
  • Integrated e-book version of the texts available on Amazon


How does the Summer Intensive version work?

· Class sessions are taught by a variety of instructors representing different backgrounds, ethnicities, denominations, education and experience; including pastors, missionaries, professors, church planters, ministry leaders & mobilizers!

· Lectures are complemented by discussions, cross-cultural activities, daily readings and opportunities to discern implications for local congregations.

· Certificate, Undergraduate, & Graduate study levels available.

      *High School Dual Enrollment Credit also available!

· We strongly encourage you read and complete lessons 1-5 prior to the start of class.  Reading materials will be emailed to you after you enroll, or you can purchase the e-book version on Amazon.com. (Books will be issued at check-in)

· Completion of key readings and personal responses during the Intensive.

· Completion of all readings, reviews & projects is required by Oct. 15th for class completion.


Daily Schedule
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                              Sunday, July 23rd        3pm-9pm
                              Monday, July 24th       9am-4:30pm
                              Tuesday, July 25th       9am-4:30pm
                              Wednesday, July 26th  9am-4:30pm
                              Thursday, July 27th     9am-4:30pm
                              Friday, July 28th          9am-4:30pm
                              Saturday, July 29th      9am-3pm


College / Seminary Credit Available*



And many more!

     High School Dual Enrollment Credit Available*


*Students will need to check with their seminary, college or university to make sure that this credit is transferable. A syllabus can be sent upon request. One will be posted here for download as we get closer to the Summer Intensive.


Class Info

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: 121 Community Church 2701 Ira E. Woods Avenue Grapevine TX 75061

Contact: Lauren Bodnar

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor

      David Jackett

      Frontier Ventures / Perspectives Study Program, Flower Mound TX

      David spent 10 years as a firefighter/ EMT in the city of Fort Worth, TX. During that time he led over 10 trips to Central America doing evangelism, church planting & training firefighters. He now serves with Frontier Ventures as the Texas Regional Director for Perspectives, which educates, equips and mobilizes local churches and followers of Christ to "Get Threaded" into His story and take part in His global purposes.


    • Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017

      Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 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.

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      Matthew Ellison

      Sixteen:Fifteen, Albuquerque NM

      Matthew was rescued by Jesus when he was twenty-three. Shortly after, he found himself in Ghana, West Africa on the first of what would be many ventures to the mission field. That first trip, Matthew says, "ruined me for anything less than a life lived for God's global purpose." In 1993 he began serving at Calvary of Albuquerque, in New Mexico, where he attended and graduated from their School of Ministry. He worked as the missions pastor at Calvary for nine years, developing and launching a strategic church-wide missions ministry. There he founded LifeLine Missions, an international short-term mission ministry that gave thousands across the country the opportunity to experience the mission field firsthand. Through these ministry opportunities he became extensively involved in short and long-term mission endeavors in countries around the world. Now, he devotes his time to serving local churches across the country by coaching them in strategically focused missions and helping them to discover and use their unique gifts in partnership with others to make Christ known among all nations. Matthew is the President and co-founder of Sixteen:Fifteen, and currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Renee, and their three children, Matthew, Caleigh, and Landin.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Steve Hawthorne

      Austin TX

      Steve Hawthorne serves as the director of WayMakers, a prayer and mission mobilization organization in Austin, Texas. He's the author of the widely used prayer guide called Seek God for the City. After co-editing the course and the book Perspectives on the World Christian Movement in 1981, he launched “Joshua Project,” a series of research expeditions among unreached peoples in world class cities. He co-authored, with Graham Kendrick, the book Prayerwalking: Praying On-Site With Insight. He has helped leaders in numerous cities unite and sustain life-giving prayer for entire communities. With humor and seasoned wisdom, he speaks with living passion for the greater glory of Jesus. He says of his ministry, “I like to commit arson of the heart.”

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, July 23, 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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      Mimsie Robinson

      Bethel Gospel Assembly Missions, New York NY

      As the missions pastor of Bethel Gospel Assembly in New York City, Pastor Robinson has been involved in disciple-making efforts in India, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Venezuela, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and several islands in the West Indies. Through involvement with Evangelism Explosion International as a teacher/trainer, he has been able to help many believers become effective witnesses at home and abroad. His involvement with Perspectives includes serving as a class coordinator. Presently, he is working on a Doctor of Missiology through the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. In 2009, Pastor Robinson helped plant Living Water Christian Center, a bilingual French and English congregation, affiliated with Bethel Gospel Assembly which serves the spiritual needs of the growing number of French-speaking West African immigrants in New York City. Pastor Robinson and his wife, Beverly Lynn, reside in the Harlem community. They have two single adult children, Michelle and David, who are both followers of Christ.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, July 24, 2017

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      Marco Murillo

      Perspectivas Estados Unidos, Marietta GA

      Marco, his wife Aubrey, and their children form a transcultural family. They have serve as missionaries in Mexico and Texas for over 10 years in the area of Christian education and church planting. Marco served on the faculty of The Rio Grande Bible College in Texas. After taking Perspectives, Marco and Aubrey moved to the metropolitan area of Atlanta as church planters. Discipleship and pioneering works are their passion. Marco and Aubrey see themselves as a bridge between cultures and languages. Their goal is to mobilize the church to reach the lost. Marco currently serves as the Director of Perspectives in the Spanish language in the United States. Aubrey teaches High School World Geography and Bible.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, July 24, 2017

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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

      Bryan Padgett

      Redeemer Stillwater, Stillwater OK

      Bryan has served in mission mobilization for over 10 years with ministries such as The Traveling Team, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, Frontiers, Avant and more recently as missions pastor at Redeemer Church in Lubbock, TX. He and his wife are currently planting a church in Stillwater, OK. They hope to plant a church that would intentionally develop and send many church planting teams out among unreached and unengaged people groups. If there was one verse that drives what he does, it would Habakkuk 2:14 which states, "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as water cover the seas." He is married to Abbey and has four kids - Judson, Lydia, Isobel and Hazel.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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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      Yvonne Huneycutt

      Global Perspectives Movement, 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: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Mary Ho

      All Nations Family, Inc, Kansas City MO

      Mary Ho is currently the International Executive Leader of All Nations Family, a cross-cultural church planting and missions training and sending organization based out of Kansas City. Born in Taiwan and raised on four continents, Mary has lived in Swaziland, Taiwan, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, Hong Kong, and the U.S., and travelled extensively. They moved from Hong Kong to Kansas City in 2000. She worked as Managing Editor for four years in Taiwan, and has written and edited several publications. She then served for four years in World Vision Taiwan and World Vision Hong Kong. In World Vision Taiwan, Mary was the Manager of the International Ministry Department. She received her doctoral degree in strategic leadership from Regent University, VA in 2017, her M.A. in Communications, and her B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is married to John Ho and has two boys, ages 21 and 16.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      Mary Ho

      All Nations Family, Inc, Kansas City MO

      Mary Ho is currently the International Executive Leader of All Nations Family, a cross-cultural church planting and missions training and sending organization based out of Kansas City. Born in Taiwan and raised on four continents, Mary has lived in Swaziland, Taiwan, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, Hong Kong, and the U.S., and travelled extensively. They moved from Hong Kong to Kansas City in 2000. She worked as Managing Editor for four years in Taiwan, and has written and edited several publications. She then served for four years in World Vision Taiwan and World Vision Hong Kong. In World Vision Taiwan, Mary was the Manager of the International Ministry Department. She received her doctoral degree in strategic leadership from Regent University, VA in 2017, her M.A. in Communications, and her B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is married to John Ho and has two boys, ages 21 and 16.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      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, July 26, 2017

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Robert Blincoe

      Frontiers, Mesa AZ

      Bob led a Frontiers team into northern Iraq following the first Gulf War in 1991. He is President of U.S. Frontiers, living in Phoenix. He has a Ph.D. in History from William Carey International University in Pasadena. He has twice lost on television game shows.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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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      Colleen Wong

      Barnabas International, West Hills CA

      Colleen & her husband have a passion to see God’s Church established among the nations. Together, they have a heart to see families live out their blessed lives and become a blessing to the nations as families. They seek to minister together as a couple and family whenever possible and have frequently traveled together as a family to live and minister overseas. David’s gift for leading worship and Colleen’s gift of teaching and heart for intercession have allowed them to minister together in various speaking roles.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Jimmy Dorrell

      Mission Waco Mission World, Waco TX

      Moved into an low-income neighborhood in Waco, TX, in 1978, and founded Mission Waco, a large urban Christian community development organization with 24 programs and 70 staff. We work among the addicted, unemployed, homeless, sick, illiterate and unchurched. In 1992, Church Under the Bridge was established as an outdoor church meeting under the Interstate 35 and S. 4th Street underpass. As pastor, we now have 300 very diverse attendees. I teach Christian community development and world missions classes at Truett Seminary (Baylor Univ), and have written three books, including "Dead Church Walking," "Trolls and Truth" and "Plunge2Poverty." We continue to work in Haiti, India, and MxCity. Janet and I have been married 34 years and have four children (one deceased).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Friday, July 28, 2017

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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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      Brian

      McKinney TX

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    • Class Info

      Date: Friday, July 28, 2017

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Tom Lin

      InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / Lausanne, Madison WI

      After graduating from Harvard in 1994, Tom planted new InterVarsity ministries at Harvard and Boston University until 1999. During that time, Tom also led short-term teams and exploratory trips to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Brunei. From 2002-06, Tom planted and served as IFES Country Director of the Mongolian movement, Fellowship of Christian Students. After moving back to the U.S., Tom served as Regional Director for the Central U.S., planting 16 new campus fellowships in 4 states, and overseeing the vision and strategic planning of the Region’s various ministries (e.g. International Student Ministry, Black Campus Ministry, Urban Ministry, Camps, etc.). Currently, Tom serves as InterVarsity’s Vice President of Missions and Director of the Urbana Student Missions Conference. Tom also serves as Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Wycliffe Bible Translators and on the Advisory Board of Leadership and Legacy Foundation. He recently has been appointed Lausanne International Deputy Director for North America.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      David Jackett

      Frontier Ventures / Perspectives Study Program, Flower Mound TX

      David spent 10 years as a firefighter/ EMT in the city of Fort Worth, TX. During that time he led over 10 trips to Central America doing evangelism, church planting & training firefighters. He now serves with Frontier Ventures as the Texas Regional Director for Perspectives, which educates, equips and mobilizes local churches and followers of Christ to "Get Threaded" into His story and take part in His global purposes.

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      Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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