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Perspectives On The World Christian Movement

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Want to be a Part of God's Story?  


Join us on this journey to discover God's heart and purpose - a purpose in which you have a part to play.  

What is Perspectives? 
  • A challenging 15-week study course exploring the world Christian movement and surveying the global cause of Christ 
  • Rich teaching from a diversity of church leaders, missionaries, and experts in the field
  • Outstanding readings from world-renowned authors and communicators 
  • Fun, dynamic learning environment with other believers 


Why should I take Perspectives? 

  • Learn about God’s unchanging purposes in the world 
  • Hear what God is doing around the world from those working with Him
  • Discover your role in fulfilling God's grand redemptive plan 
  • Grow in your relationship with the Lord and His Church 

This course is for people from all walks and stages of life looking to know more of who God is, what He's about, and how we can join the adventure! Click the video above for more details. 

Important Info:

Classes start: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Location: Waypoint Church - 6804 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Cost: $285 - for certificate or key readings — includes reader and study guide. For Undergraduate or Graduate credit see registration on the right.

Early Bird Discount: Register before December 1st to receive $50 off!

Family Member Discount: When one family member pays full price, any additional family members receive $50 off!

eReader Book Discount: Buy the Kindle Reader & Study Guide from Amazon and receive $30 off registration!

Special Alumni Pricing:  Key Reading is $30 (if you already have a book, apply the Book Discount which will result in no charge), or Key Reading alumni can upgrade to Certificate Level for $50 (grading fee).

You can apply multiple discounts!

Not sure if Perspectives is for you?  Sign up to visit Lesson 1 for free by choosing "First Night Free" on the Class Pricing link to the right.


Scroll down to see the course content & instructors (click each week). 
*Course can be taken for college credit. 
 

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Class Info

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Time: 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Waypoint Church 6804 Farrington Road Chapel Hill NC 27517

Contact: Charles B.

 
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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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      Charles B.

      Pittsboro NC

      Charles B. has been involved in mission work since 1980. He has lived and worked abroad doing long- and short-term missions in China, Latin America, Eastern Europe, India and Africa. Charles is a consultant in Business-as-Mission and cross-cultural issues and mentors individuals and agencies involved in missions and Kingdom Business around the globe.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Danny Gasperson

      Zephyr Hills FWB Church, Candler NC

      Danny pastors Zephyr Hills Free Will Baptist Church in Asheville, NC where he has served since 2000. The Lord has used his ministry to transform Zephyr Hills Church into a fully engaged, mission minded congregation that is involved and invested in God’s global purpose through praying, mobilizing, sending and going. Danny has led numerous short-term mission teams to Mexico, Panama, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. He currently serves with The Hanna Project, an NGO that provides Help, Hope and Healing in hard places. He has worked with THP in both Kazakhstan and Tajikistan training pastors, teaching English, doing construction projects and conducting eye clinics.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Tim

      Pinedale Christian Church, Lexington NC

      After graduating from William Carey Int.U.,Tim worked with Frontiers in a closed muslim country from 1985-87. He has served as missions chairman at his home church in Winston-Salem, and continues to consult on development projects in Africa, Asia, and the Carribean. Tim is President of GIS Inc., a landscape design franchise looking to eventually create BAM entry platforms for new teams of CP'ers.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Bob Hay

      SIM USA, Charlotte NC

      Born in Nigeria, but raised in New Jersey, Bob Hay is a Third Culture Kid and a third generation SIM missionary. He has been involved in ministry since 1982. He graduated from Bryan College (TN) with a BA in history and minors in Bible and Biblical Greek, and then from Columbia Biblical Seminary (now Columbia International University (SC)) with an M.Div in cross-cultural ministry. Ordained to gospel ministry in 1991, he and his wife, Amy, went to Japan in 1992 where they helped plant a Japanese church in the Tokyo suburbs and he served as pastor while raising their sons together. Since 2003 he has been involved in the recruiting, selecting, and equipping of missionaries serving with SIM.

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      Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Anna Daub

      Wake Forest NC



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Adam Hoffman

      Perspectives, Garner NC

      Adam was transformed by Perspectives in 2005. More than a missions course, this class was discipleship into God's Kingdom purposes - and the best premarital counseling they had. Adam and his wife Melissa were married that summer and joined with Frontier Ventures (from the legacy of the US Center for World Mission), where they have been on staff since. He currently co-directs the Southeast region of Perspectives with Melissa. Adam and Melissa are passionate about people understanding and living out God's global purposes. More at staff.frontierventures.org/hoffman

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Charles B.

      Pittsboro NC

      Charles B. has been involved in mission work since 1980. He has lived and worked abroad doing long- and short-term missions in China, Latin America, Eastern Europe, India and Africa. Charles is a consultant in Business-as-Mission and cross-cultural issues and mentors individuals and agencies involved in missions and Kingdom Business around the globe.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Kathleen (Kathie) Baggott

      Varied/ ESL , Raleigh NC

      B.A. in History. Studied civilizations and theology at the graduate level. Field experience throughout Asia and the Pacific. Currently mentors English Language (ESL) instructors and is associated with refugee resettlement organizations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Al H

      RUN Ministries, Chesapeake VA

      Al H. is director of research for a non-profit organization that equips first-generation Christian leaders from within the 10/40 Window, providing evangelistic media tools, a culturally sensitive discipleship model and practical skills for their ministries to become self-sustaining.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Marsha Woodard

      Greensboro NC

      Marsha came to faith in Christ in 1979 on a hippie journey to Africa, searching for the meaning of life; three years later she began what would become a life-time career, engaging the globe for her Lord. Marsha has served in Latin America, Europe and North Africa, including the adventure of living in refugee camps in the Sahara Desert. She recently retired from Seed Company, an affiliate of Wycliffe Bible Translators, but continues her involvement in missions as a mobilizer and consultant. Marsha's passion, training and mentoring new cross-cultural workers, led her to author “To Timbuktu and Beyond: A Guide to Getting Started in Missions”, published by William Carey Library, in 2009.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Joy Mikhail

      Cross-Cultural Outreach, Chapel Hill NC

      Joy’s vision is to equip and engage church members in cross-cultural missions and to make Christ known in the unreached and refugee communities here in the Research Triangle and around the world. She is uniquely equipped through her international life and ministry experience across the United States as well as overseas, including the Middle East, North Africa, and South East Asia. Joy is passionate about missions, evangelism, discipleship, theology, and teaching God's Word. She focuses on mobilizing the church by recruiting and engaging members of the church in missions, and training them in cross-cultural evangelism, disciple-making, and leadership development. She engages church members by introducing them to cross-cultural outreach opportunities, and coaching them through the outreach experience. She shares her love for the triune God and his living word with everyone she meets, whether sharing a meal, or heading out to enjoy a local lake or hiking opportunity.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Coty Pinckney

      Desiring God Community Church, Harrisburg NC

      With a doctorate in the economics of poor countries, Coty worked with developing country governments in Africa and Asia for two decades. During the 1990's God called him out of economics into a full-time preaching and teaching ministry. The Pinckneys served as missionaries in Cameroon during 2001/02. Coty returned to the Charlotte area in 2002 to plant Desiring God Community Church. Coty also partnered with David Voth of Steele Creek Church to bring the Perspectives course back to Charlotte after a long hiatus. In addition to his pastoral work and his service with Perspectives Charlotte, Coty is involved in training and equipping pastors in India, Indonesia, and elsewhere. Coty and his wife Beth have six children and six grandchildren, and live in Harrisburg, NC.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Bobby

      HBI Ministries International, Broken Arrow OK

      Dr. Paul Gupta is a missionary statesman who has served the nation of India in building transformational leaders to disciple the nation. He serves as the Chairman and President of Hindustan Bible Institute & College, India and the President of HBI Global Partners in the USA. He has served as a national missionary in mobilizing and envisioning the church in India and around the world. Dr. Gupta completed his Master of Divinity in 1980 from Talbot Seminary, and his Master of Theology and Ph.D in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Seminary, in 1992 In 1985 he pioneered a church planting movement called the Indian National Evangelical Church (INEC) that currently has 844 indigenous pastors who have planted 10,118 churches in 23 states of India and in Nepal. In 1987 Paul enabled a movement called "the Council on National Service" (CONS) that is committed to discipling the whole nation by envision, mobilizing and equipping the Church to disciple India. In 1985 India had less than 114,000 and after envisioning and mobilizing the local churches with a strategy of saturation church planting, it is estimated that India has over 750,000 churches presently. Paul Gupta has been honoured as the Alumnus of the year for 2005 by Fuller Seminary, California, USA In March 2006, Dr. Paul Gupta co-authored a book entitled, “Breaking Tradition to accomplish vision” with Dr. Sherwood Lingenfelter. He has co-authored a series of books titled "Unfinished Task" for the states of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. In addition to Dr.Gupta’s teaching at HBI & College, he regularly teaches for the U.S. center for World Missions (Venture Missions) in their perspective courses; and the Haggai Institute of leadership development. Bobby and Linnet Gupta are married for 41 years and are blessed with three children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Christen R

      Pioneers, Athens GA

      Christen currently serves with her family in the Balkans with Pioneers on a team that aims to glorify God by multiplying disciples of Jesus throughout the Balkans. Their current vision is to see no place left in Balkans without access to the gospel of Christ. Before her work with Pioneers, Christen worked with Cafe 1040 for eight years. In this role, she served as a mobilizer and missions coach to women in the USA and North Africa. In the three years prior to leaving for the field, Christen and her husband also partnered with an organization called Launch Global. In that role they facilitated a 10 month missionary training program in Athens, GA. Christen has three school aged children and enjoys taking a regular Sabbath, learning about emotionally healthy spirituality, talking in depth about the Enneagram, learning new languages, and reading historical fiction.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

      Time: 6:15 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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      Patrick Cate

      Christar, Durham NC

      With my wife, Mary Ann, we have served in Iran 4 years, Egypt 5 years and as president of Christar for 16 years. Our passion is for the least reached to hear of and know the Savior. We give our selves to speaking, writing and to training the next generation of missionaries in missions and Muslim evangelism. We have been training future misionaries in Muslim evangelism in the US, Spain, Paraguay, Pamama and Venezuela.

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      Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

      Time: 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM

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