Redmond, WA    Spring 2017
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God is inviting you to join His global movement. Will you answer His call?

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a 15 week course that will challenge you to see God's purpose for the world and to find your place in God's work. Whether you are single, married, a student, a homemaker, a minister, a professional or a retired person, you will explore God's heart to restore His Glory among All Nations, ransoming His people from every tribe, language and culture! (Rev 5:9) Whatever your current involvement in the church or its ministries, this class is for you!

(Perspectives Overview Video)

You will be challenged to see the world through God's eyes in 4 different perspectives:

BiblicalGod's plan and purpose revealed in Scripture

Historical - How God has revealed himself from the beginning

Cultural - Overcome cultural barriers to introduce Jesus

Strategic - Your gifts & passions can be used to fulfill God's plan

 

We will have 15 different, dynamic and diverse instructors sharing from their knowledge and experience each week. (Ministry founders, pastors, lay leaders, missionaries, equippers, senders & go-ers). The Perspectives course is offered at 3 levels:

Key Reading Level: This level requires about 1 to 2 hours of reading per week with no written homework. There are five "Personal Reflections" assigned during the course which would require approximately an hour each to complete.

Certificate Level: This level is recommended for those who seek to gain a deeper understanding of the topics. It involves weekly homework assignments, five "Personal Reflections", and one research project due at the end of the course. This level requires about 4 hours of work per week.

Credit Level: This level can be taken for undergraduate or post graduate credit. This involves a mid-term and final exam plus an integrative project in addition to regular weekly assignments. This level requires about 6-8 hours of work per week. The credit will come through Excelsior University unless other arrangements are made.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 11 – April 26 (includes an optional graduation celebration)

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm                          

Where: Evangelical Chinese Church - Redmond Campus – 17360 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052

Cost: Key Reading - $275, Certificate - $275, Credit - $550

Chinese Readers are available in place of the English one at an extra cost of $25.00.  Please contact the coordinator, Esther Chan, if you wish to order one.  

Contact: Esther Chan – 

Class Info

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Evangelical Chinese Church - Redmond Campus 17360 NE 67th Ct. Redmond WA 98052

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    • Instructor


    • 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

      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, January 11, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Sage Mwiinga

      Meridian ID

      Sage Mwiinga is an inspirational speaker with a passion to inspire others to walk and live by faith in God. Sage and his wife moved to the United States from Zambia in obedience to God’s call to be witnesses of His grace. Sage is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University and George Fox University and currently works at a community college in enrollment management. The Mwiinga Family live in the Boise, Idaho area where they attend Calvary Chapel Boise.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Karen Schagunn

      Indestructible Daughters; Engagers, Fresno CA

      Having lived in Europe Karen Schagunn developed a love for mission and an appreciation for people of varying cultures and backgrounds.She is the founder of Indestructible Daughters (www.indestructibledaughters.com), a ministry that equips & empowers women across the globe. She works with Engagers (Engagers) mobilizing believers to reach unengaged and unreached people groups.She also serves as the Prayer director for City Without Orphans & as a country helper for Moms in Prayer International. Karen completed her Masters Degree at Georgia State University and certification through Perspectives. She is also completing her book, "Indestructible Daughters”, presenting a call for women to arise & go forth in the authority God has given them.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      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: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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.

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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: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Greg Kensson

      Redmond WA

      Greg is a businessman with a passion to encourage and equip laypeople to use their secular skills and connections to spread the Gospel cross culturally, at home and abroad. For the last decade he has helped to lead or teach Perspectives in the Seattle area. His special interests are technology immigrants on Seattle’s Eastside, and Business as Mission. Greg’s graduate work includes foreign policy, international economics, and Biblical studies. He lives with his wife and enjoys visits with his three grown children and their families.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      R. Jordan

      Beaverton OR

      R Jordan uses her 30 years experience in children's missions education to empower churches in developing global outreach strategies for their children's ministries. She makes history relevant and memorable through the use of audience participation and a variety of media. Ruth's husband John, is the World Missions Pastor at Village Baptist Church in Beaverton, Oregon. Contact Information: (503) 626-3337; email: jrdmjordan@aol.com

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Richard Nakamura

      Japanese Diaspora Ministries, Renton WA

      Richard Nakamura was born and raised in a Buddhist home in Seattle, WA. At the age of 19 (1979), Richard received Christ through the influence of his older brother, who converted a year earlier. Richard joined SEND International in 1988 and served as a church planter in Japan until 2011. He is now doing a Japanese Diaspora Ministry outreach out of Bellevue, WA. through SEND and RJC (Reaching Japanese for Christ).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Carol Davis

      LeafLine Initiatives, Glendora CA

      As co-founder of Global Spectrum and Executive Director of LeafLine Initiatives, Carol pioneers pathways to the future, which keep her on "the grow" and usually in hot water. She is a sought after speaker for her futuristic perspectives and strategic insights. Carol can often be found presenting in Perspectives classes around the world. Having served on church staffs for nearly 30 years, and now as a consultant, she continues to catalyze new initiatives; consults and mentors pastors, marketplace professionals, global strategists, field teams and their organizations, and the next generation. When she's not working, she's lovin' on her grandkids

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Robroy Ranger

      Little Folks School., Redmond WA

      Robroy Ranger is an Australian who is the Senior Lead Pastor of Redmond Assembly of God, a multicultural church with 33 people groups from all over the world. His primary passion is to breathe Christ in the world and set people free. As well as leading Redmond AG, he presently leads two Business As Mission projects, which are sources for amazing “God stories”. He will draw from his many and varied experiences around the world - from singing for the Queen of England to being in the mud with children in Haiti. He is an innovative presenter clearly communicating the gospel with history, accuracy of context, and fun.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Edward Aw

      Community Vision International, San Tan Valley AZ

      Ed and Rachel have three thrusts to their ministry activities. (1) They train and coach 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, March 22, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      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: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      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: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      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, April 12, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      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, April 19, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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      Graduation Night!

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      Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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