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Welcome to Perspectives @ Lake! 


Whether you've been hearing for years from friends that you just have to take this class or just learned about Perspectives, the Coordinating Team @ Lake is thrilled to host this course for you. Perspectives is far beyond just a class, it's a journey with the Lord in deepening in His purpose and passion, which brings such hope and life. Somehow along the way we are gloriously changed. Incredible! To borrow from Floyd McClung, it truly does "ruin you for the ordinary."

Come check us out on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

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Dates: Jan. 10, 2017 - May 2, 2017 (Tuesday evenings, 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm)

Location: Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena, CA

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We look forward to seeing you in January!

Class Info

Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM

Location: Lake Avenue Church 393 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena CA 91101

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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.

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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, January 10, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 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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      Mike Brown

      The Family Table, Chatsworth CA

      Mike began his ministry by pastoring a local church in Los Angeles, then spent several years on the mission field in Mexico, where he started a training ministry called 'El Puente', which served as a bridge to equip short term missionaries and enable the local Body of Christ in Mexico to become self supporting apart from American funds. In 2008, Mike planted a church in Los Angeles, CA (Redeemer), and teaches Biblical Theology & Church Planting at Radius International, a 12 month training program in Tijuana, designed to equip missionaries to the unreached with the cultural, linguistic and Biblical skills necessary. In 2018, he transitioned out of local church ministry to start The Family Table, a non profit mobilizing churches to care for vulnerable children in the foster care system.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 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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      Paul Pierson

      Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA

      BSk Univ of California, Berkeley M Div, Ph D, Princeton Theological Seminary Mission ay in Brazil, 1956-70, Portugal, 1971-73 Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Fresno, Ca 1973-80, Dean School of world Mission Fuller Seminary, 1980-92, Senior Prof, history of Mission, Fuller, 1992-present

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 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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      John Lo

      Epicentre Church, Pasadena, Glendale CA

      John was led to pastoral ministry in his quest to help people. During his 13 years with FEC Glendale (Epicentre’s mother church), John served as youth pastor for 8 years and as young adult pastor for 5 years before planting Epicentre Church Pasadena in 2003. As a visionary leader, John’s primary role is preaching & teaching, leading new initiatives, and igniting strategic, apostolic leaders. John has both a M.Div and a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. John and his wife Evelyn live in Glendale, where they enjoy really good sushi, time at the beach Their son, Josh, is a Junior at Baylor University.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:40 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

      Deoworks , West Hills CA

      Colleen is currently on staff with Deoworks as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Platforms, with a focus on national leadership development. Deoworks is a Gospel-centered consulting non-profit company connecting the body of Christ and accelerating the ministry of the Kingdom of God, seeking to incubate ideas to contribute the furthering of the Kingdom.

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      Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 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

      Perspectives Global, 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 over 25 years both nationally and internationally. Her overseas field experience includes one year in Russia and travel in 40 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, February 14, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 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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      Andy Pearce

      International Students, Inc., San Gabriel CA

      In his role as Area Director for International Students, Inc., Andy mobilizes and trains volunteers to share Christ's love with international students through one-one- one friendships, Bible studies, and activities. He also recruits, trains, and supervises a team that includes 22 staff members. He has a Masters in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a PhD in International Development from William Carey International University. Andy and his wife have four daughters and one son.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 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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      Joanna Schiestl

      Pasadena CA

      Joanna teaches college Cultural Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Immersion, volunteer teaches ESL, and has recently adventured into foster parenting. She owes much of the unfolding journey of her life to the Perspectives movement, and has been involved for the past 18 years as a coordinator, instructor, area administrator, and curriculum developer. She has also spent 5 years in Indonesia involved in disaster relief, community development and teaching at an international school.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 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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      Len Bartlotti

      Frontiers, Springfield MO

      Leonard N. (Len) Bartlotti, Ph.D. is a well-known speaker, author, mobilizer, educator and strategy consultant to faith-based organizations in the Middle East/Asia. 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 over 45 years, and have three married adult children, and six grandsons, and live in Springfield, Missouri.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 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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      Ron Binder

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Santa Ana CA

      Ron and his wife, Kathy, worked in Panama and Colombia for 23 years with Wycliffe. They completed a New Testament translation among the Wounaan people and also did extensive work in developing literacy materials, training pastors, teachers and artists, community development and ethnomusicology. They have published some 80 books in the Wounaan language besides the New Testament and have seen God raise up some 15 churches, all of which are led by Wounaan pastors without the presence of missionaries. Ron has been a speaker in Perspectives classes since 1994, has coordinated several classes himself and is Professor of Record for many of the classes in which he teaches. In the U.S. he is a speaker and events coordinator for Wycliffe, but he and Kathy also help facilitate ongoing ministry goals determined by the Wounaan church leaders by traveling to Panama 2-3 times a year. These goals include creating new media and written resources in their language for evangelism and outreach ministries. Currently working on Old Testament translation, discipleship materials and a bilingual dictionary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 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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      Phillip Elkins

      Language & Culture Institute, Altadena CA



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      Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 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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      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: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 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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      Carol Davis

      LeafLine Initiatives, Moreno Valley 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: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Anna Travis

      Frontiers, Temple City CA

      Anna Travis, along with her husband, John Jay Travis, and two children, lived and worked for more than twenty years in Muslim communities in Asia. Anna earned an MA in Intercultural Studies from the Fuller School of Intercultural Studies. She has co-authored numerous articles on Muslim ministry and healing prayer. Please contact Anna Travis directly if any further information is needed.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 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.

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      Scott White

      Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena CA

      For over 20 years Scott White was in business in the San Gabriel Valley region, operating a contracting business that he began and built while attending UCLA, where he majored in English Literature and Creative Writing. In addition to operating his business, in 1999, Scott joined the staff of Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, Ca and pioneered the role of Missions Mobilization Coordinator. In 2003, he joined their pastoral team as Pastor of Global Outreach and oversees a missions program with 61 sent workers and global partnerships. He holds a Masters Degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary. Scott's ministry focus has been on mission mobilization since the mid 80s. That role has taken him to 40 nations on 5 continents. He has served the Perspectives Movement in many ways having Coordinated over 20 classes, cohosted a Perspectives DVD series, as well as being a popular Perspectives instructor himself. Scott chairs two different Non-Profits focused on advancing the gospel among Least Reached Peoples.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM

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      Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

      Time: 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM

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