Lakewood, CO F17    Fall 2017
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 You were made for significance ... for a divine role in His eternal plan for all the universe!  

If you are hungry for more of Him  and his heart for all people, tribes and tongues, then Perspectives is the course for you!

The Course begins Sunday, August 13 and continues on Sunday evenings through November 19th. Class time is from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 

WHERE:

Bear Valley Church, 10001 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood, CO  80232


CONTACTS:

Doug Howell, Co-coordinator,
Benita Howell, Co-coordinator, 303-328-1939

15 Weeks   |  15 Dynamic Instructors  |  One AMAZING STORY

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Class Info

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Bear Valley Church 10001 W. Jewell Ave. Lakewood CO 80232

Contact: Doug Howell

 
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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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      Bob Sjogren

      UnveilinGLORY, Mechanicsville VA

      Bob Sjogren (pronounced show - gren) is the president of UNVEILINGLORY, a ministry awakening the Church to new awareness of God's glory in all areas of life, and to seeing His glory go to all the world's peoples. Bob has been mobilizing the Body of Christ to reveal God's greatest glory through reaching all ethnic groups with the gospel. Bob's teaching is in audio, video and book form. Bob and Debby live in Richmond, VA.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, August 13, 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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      Todd Ahrend

      The Traveling Team, Fayetteville AR

      Todd Ahrend graduated from Northeastern State University, has a Masters from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the founder and international Director of The Traveling Team, a national missions mobilization movement. He and his wife, Jessica, have spent over a decade traveling both nation-wide and abroad, speaking to thousands of people about involvement in world evangelization. Todd has exposure in over sixty countries and has lived in the Middle East. He is the author of The Abrahamic Revolution and In This Generation. Todd and Jessica have four children: Camden, Brody, Axel and Quincy.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, August 20, 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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      Don McCurry

      Ministries to Muslims, Divide CO

      Dr. Don McCurry served as a missionary among Punjabi peoples in Pakistan for eighteen years with the United Presbyterian Church. In 1975, Don came home to work on his doctorate at The School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. From 1977 to 1985, Don taught at Fuller in the field of Muslim Evangelism. He also founded and taught for seven years in the Zwemer Institute of Muslim Studies, training eight hundred missionaries who went to the Muslim world. In 1986, Don founded a new ministry called "Ministries To Muslims." This has enabled Don to teach freely throughout the two-thirds world in 67 countries, preparing missionaries to stand alongside of the western missions in reaching Muslims. Don's authored, Healing the Broken Family of Abraham: Bringing New Life to Muslims, which has been translated into Spanish, Russian, Arabic, German, Tatar, Azeri, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek, and Georgian. Other books include The Gospel and Islam: A Compendium and Sharing the Good News With Iranians and Now You Can Know What Muslims Believe. Dr. McCurry currently offices in Colorado Springs where he serves as President of Ministries To Muslims.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, August 27, 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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      Pam Arlund

      All Nations Family, Inc., Kansas City MO

      Pam has a wealth of experience working as a linguist/translator and as a church planter. In Central Asia for ten years, she planted simple churches among 3 people groups, 2 of whom are Muslim. She now trains others to advance the Great Commission in the US and abroad. She earned an MA and PhD in Linguistics from UT-Arlington.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 3, 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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      Bentley Tate

      Asia Heartbeat, Littleton CO

      Dr. Bentley Tate is a medical doctor with a long-standing interest in missions especially in the country of Myanmar in SE Asia. He is Director of the Emergency Department at his hospital in Fort Morgan, Colorado. He cofounded Asia Heartbeat in 2003 and serves as President. He holds both an M.D. and an M.Div.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 10, 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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      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: Sunday, September 17, 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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      Denise Wynn

      Mobilization with the Go Team of South Fellowship, Littleton CO

      Denise "DG" Wynn is the new Director of Publishing at William Carey Library Publishers, which publishes the Perspectives books. She is an author, and a former field missionary with a heart for God's global purpose, spreading His love to the ends of the earth, and empowering the next generation of goers to complete the task.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 24, 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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      Jack Reid

      MountainChild, Edmond OK

      With 17+ years of church planting experience in some of the world's most remote locations, Jack and his wife Jennifer founded MountainChild - an int'l NGO carrying hope to impoverished Himalayan children. With a strong emphasis on frontier mission strategy Jack travels the world inspiring a new generation of mission enthusiasts to carry out Christ's commands with radical obedience. Thru aid & development work, MountainChild builds practical bridges into wide cross section of unreached people groups, for eternal results. Jack, his wife and 3 children live in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 1, 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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      Jonathan N.

      CEO Global USA , Colorado Springs CO

      Jonathan grew up in a missionary family and moved back to the USA when he was 15. Constantly involved in the world missions effort Jonathan has served in over 70 countries in over 300 efforts over the last 20 years. He is currently directing a nation discipling project focused on leadership development that is helping to transform China.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 8, 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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      Jay Gupta

      SPREAD International, Colorado Springs CO

      Jay Gupta came to the U.S.A. in 1963, as a loyal Hindu, for further education and training. Four years later, he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior and the Lord of his life. The Lord blessed Jay with outstanding success in manufacturing management, both in the U.S. and Canada. Subsequently, the Lord granted him a distinguished career in sales and marketing management. During the late seventies, the Lord helped Jay and his family to realize that the greatest impact on a nation could be achieved by reaching its influential leaders. With this burden, He led them into forming SPREAD International (Society for Professional Resources Exchange And Development Int'l). SPREAD has ministered to top leaders, professionals and scholars, including the President of India. Jay and his wife, Linda, served in various ministries at The Peoples Church in Toronto where Jay served as an elder for many years. Currently, he is serving as an elder and chairman of the elder board at Front Range Alliance Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Gupta family had the privilege of serving God overseas for several years. Now, their son and his family are serving as missionaries in Ukraine. Jay has been a guest on television and radio programs in America, Canada, and South Africa. Jay first graduated with an engineering degree from Chicago. Later on, he also graduated from Briercrest Bible College and Dallas Theological Seminary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 15, 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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      CindyKai Anderson

      Boise ID

      Cindy has been a Bible teacher for 36 years, with overseas ministry experience since 1994. Within the context of missions, she helps people understand the cultural dynamics of kingdom building and develop multicultural understandings here and abroad. She has an M.A. in Organizational Leadership and is currently a Ph.D student. Cindy is a university professor and teaches: Global Environment, International Dynamics, Cultural Anthropology, Gender and Cultural Communication, Social and Cultural Diversity, and Professional Assessment. She works as a consultant to nonprofit groups, in leadership, strategy, and communication.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 22, 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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      Taher Youssef

      Morning Star Development, Colorado Springs CO

      Dr. Taher Youssef serves as a medical director for an non-governmental organization (NGO) that works in Central Asia. He oversees the public health, preventive health, and clinical projects that his NGO operates through its rural medical clinics . His medical work spans both developing and developed countries with internships and work experiences in both the public health and clinical medicine arena. He holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Azusa Pacific University, a Master’s Degree in International Public Health from Loma Linda University, and a Medical Degree from England. His interest lies in incorporating his medical experiences for the transformational development of rural communities in the developing world. Dr. Youssef has a passion to develop communities that would invest into a 'holistic' perspective on health – physical wholeness as a result of a healthy interaction between an individual’s heart, mind, and the spirit. It is his desire to see a shift in the conventional paradigm of physical wellness into one that is a natural result of a healthy social, mental, and spiritual interaction.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 29, 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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      Jon Hardin

      Frontiers, Highlands Ranch CO

      Dr. Jon Hardin is the National Communications Specialist for Frontiers. He has served in various executive leadership roles in missions agencies for over 15 years. Jon regularly speaks and teaches in churches, conferences, and various training events around the world--he has taught over 25,000 Perspectives students. Jon has a passion for seeing local churches and ordinary Christians step into strategic roles in the global missions enterprise. Jon is an ordained minister, holds a PhD from the VU University in Amsterdam, did post-graduate studies at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, is a graduate of Denver Seminary, and also has an MBA. He is a CPA and worked for IBM Corporation for nine years before going into full-time ministry.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 5, 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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      Joseph Shane Bennett

      Frontiers, Rye CO

      Shane has served in missions mobilization since 1987, primarily recruiting, training, and sending short term research teams. He's been on teams in Bangkok, Bombay, and Turkey. He co-authored Exploring the Land, a guide to researching unreached peoples and writes regularly for Missions Catalyst ezine. He is currently dreaming and scheming for God's kingdom among Muslim immigrants in Europe. Shane, his wife, Ann live in Colorado. Four of their children live with them and one is in college in Arizona.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 12, 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.

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      Brian Hogan

      YWAM's Church Planting Coaches, Fayetteville AR

      Brian and his wife Louise, 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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      Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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