Conway AR F17    Fall 2017
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Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is an adventure of a lifetime that will give you a new and deeper understanding of God's story. 15 weeks with 15 dynamic instructors will take you through the Bible, back in time, and across the globe.  Each instructor will share from their personal experiences as they walk you through the Biblical, Historical, Cultural & Strategic perspectives of God's plan for all nations. Whether you are single, married, student, homemaker, professional or retired, this class will help you to discover your unique role in His unfolding plan.  You don't want to miss it!


WhenTuesday Nights 6:00pm - 9:00pm from August 29th - December 12th

WhereoneChurch
1073 Front Street, Conway, AR 72034

Cost:   Key Reading & Certificate: $270
Alumni: $25 for Key Reading, $50 for Certificate
(Alumni price includes book discount)
*All students, be sure to claim the book discount if you have the textbook


Don't miss the $25 Early Bird registration discount!!!
*Early Bird Discounts available for new students only

Free Childcare with Reservation!

Family Scholarships Available**
Scholarships for individuals may be available with application*

Class Info

Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: oneChurch 1073 Front Street Conway AR 72032

Contact: Dustin Howell

(501) 733-6730

 
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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.

    • Instructor

      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: Tuesday, August 29, 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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      Scott Attebery

      Conway AR



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 5, 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.

    • Instructor

      Kyle Reno

      The Summit Church, Conway AR

      Kyle has been married to his amazing wife since June 2004 and they have two sons. Cooper & Able. In April 2014 he planted The Summit Church in Conway, Ar. By God's grace the church has many reached locally and mobilized globally.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 12, 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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      Jeff Williams

      Conway AR



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 19, 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.

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      Brian Hogan

      Disciple Making Mentors, Fayetteville AR

      Brian and Louise Hogan have served in mission since 1987. From the Navajo Tribe to Outer Mongolia, their passion has been to see Jesus glorified and lifted up among those who have never known Him. From 1993-1996 their team pioneered a church planting movement in Erdenet (AIR-DUH-NET), Mongolia that continues to grow under fully indigenous leadership to this day. Their Mongolian disciples are now training and sending out their own missionaries to other unreached people groups. The story of the work in Erdenet can be read in Brian’s book: There’s a Sheep in my Bathtub (Asteroidea Books), and in the case study article – “Distant Thunder: Mongols Follow the Khan of Khans” – on page 695 of your Perspectives Reader.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 26, 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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      Clif Johnson

      Hope AR

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

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 3, 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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      Anna Darnell

      Perspectives, Conway AR

      Anna is passionate about mobilizing; realizing that it will take an army of God's children all walking in their specific gifting's and working together to finish this great task. Whether locally or abroad, one of her greatest joys is helping others realize who God created them to be and guiding them as they take steps toward their specific role in fulfilling the Great Commission. She currently serves through Perspectives as the South Central Regional Director.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 10, 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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      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: Tuesday, October 17, 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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      Brian D.

      , Conway AR

      Brian first learned of God's heart for the nations on a trip to an orphanage in Jamaica. From that time as an 18 yr. old, he has lived in India on a church-planting team, done medical missions in multiple countries, and has partnered with his wife in mobilization in the U.S. and abroad. His passion is for the lost to hear, and for the church to be mobilized worldwide in an effort to give God the glory He is due.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 24, 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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      Gene Daniels

      Run Ministries, Jacksonville AR

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

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 7, 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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      Ron Duggins

      Conway AR

      Dr. Ron Duggins is an Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Central Arkansas and an experienced community and education development professional with a vision to see professional and business persons mobilized for God's purposes. He is involved in supporting entrepreneurship and business startups in the United States and abroad and seeks to put his experience to work for various mission related organizations. He has extensive experience in Brazil as well as on projects in Pakiston, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Vietnam, the Republic of Georgia, South Africa, Uganda, and Kenya. His wife, Jane, is a native of Brazil and they have two daughters. They live in Conway, Arkansas.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 14, 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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      Cliff Peters

      Paraclete Mission Group, Siloam Springs AR

      Cliff is an inventor, trainer, and missionary with Paraclete Mission Group. He comes alongside missionaries and national workers to help them meet basic human needs and share Christ’s love in tangible ways. He has worked with the Navigators and REACH Ministries in the Philippines, with UWM in Bolivia, with Servants in Faith and Technology in Alabama, and the Inst. for Biblical Community Development in Arkansas. He's been married to Jeannie for 35 years, and has 4 children, one with the Lord.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 21, 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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      Kevin Phillips

      Houston TX



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 28, 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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      Ron Lindsey

      Waukesha WI

      Ron Lindsey, President of Ethnos360 Bible Institute (formerly New Tribes Mission), speaks with first hand experience regarding church planting among unreached people groups in remote environments. Ron's experiences include jungle airstrip construction, language and culture acquisition and analysis, chronological approach to church planting, Bible translation, medical, literacy, missionary children schooling options etc. Ron and Carrie also served for 9 years as boarding home parents at the school for missionary children, and MK School Committee Chairman. Currently Ron serves as the President of Ethnos360 Bible Institute (formerly New Tribes Bible Institute), in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Carrie serves in the Deans Department at New Tribes Bible Institute and is involved in discipleship. Ron and Carrie's sons have completed missionary training with one serving in Prague, Czech Republic. Lessons of Competence:1,2,9,10,14

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, December 5, 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

      Joe G

      PIONEERS, Orlando FL

      Joe has been with Pioneers for 15 years. Previously., he spent 5 years on staff with the Traveling Team sharing the Biblical Basis of Missions and mobilizing college students. He and his wife Sarah served on church planting teams in Central Asia in and out of country from 2002-2012. I am currently the Vice President of Mobilization for PIONEERS. I LOVE Perspectives and would love to share in your classes. I am passionate about mobilizing people to the least reached peoples on the planet and in particular helping people see how their unique gifts, talents and passions can be used in making God famous.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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