Buford, GA S18    Spring 2018
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What is Perspectives?

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a 15 week course that will give you a new and deeper understanding of God's story in reconciling the world to Himself, and His desire for you to be a part of that story. Perspectives will change the way you view the world. 

You will hear 15 outstanding speakers as they share their experiences and teach on the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic perspective of God's plan for every nation, tribe, people, and tongue. Hear how God has worked and continues to work throughout the world. Learn more about God's kingdom and His glory. Discover what is left to accomplish of God's plan to redeem His people, and find out what your part is in fulfilling the great commision; to make disciples of all nations. 

   Class Info:  

January 14-April 29, 2018  Sunday 4:00-7:00 pm
Childcare will be provided

Emmaus Church 
75 Maddox Rd #200
Buford GA, 30518

Key Class Dates:

Orientation / Registration Class: January 7, 2018 (time TBD)
First Class - Lesson 1: January 14, 2018 4:00-7:00 pm
There wil be no class on April 1. (Easter)
The first 2 classes are FREE (January 14 & 21) so come check them out!!

Cost: 
 
$295, includes Reader & Study Guide 

  • eReader Book Discount:   Buy the eBook Reader and Study Guide from Amazon and receive a $30 discount!  

  • Early Bird Discount Register and pay by 12/25/2017 to get $50 off! (This discount is applied automatically.)

  • Additional Family Members:  When one family member pays full price, spouses or additional family members get $100 off. (Note: each family member will also receive the automated Early Bird Discount if the 12/25/2017 deadline is met). 

  • Alumni:  Alumni may join the course for $40 at the key reading level ($10 if you have books) $70 for certificate level and $310 for college level. 
  • Want to volunteer?  We would love to have class participants join our host team, prayer team, and groups teams. 
  • If you're interested, contact Danny or Sheri Weiss
Danny Weiss
224-434-7518

Sheri Weiss
224-532-8451







Class Info

Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018

Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Emmaus Church 75 Maddox Rd #200 Buford GA 30518

Contact: Danny & Sheri Weiss

(224) 532-8451

 
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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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      David H

      Cafe1040, Maxeys GA

      David is married with four beautiful daughters. He has served in campus ministry for 8 years and is now the Chief Strategist and Global Team Leader for Cafe1040.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Marco Murillo

      Perspectivas Estados Unidos, Marietta GA

      Marco, his wife Aubrey, and their children form a transcultural family. They have serve as missionaries in Mexico and Texas for over 10 years in the area of Christian education and church planting. Marco served on the faculty of The Rio Grande Bible College in Texas. After taking Perspectives, Marco and Aubrey moved to the metropolitan area of Atlanta as church planters. Discipleship and pioneering works are their passion. Marco and Aubrey see themselves as a bridge between cultures and languages. Their goal is to mobilize the church to reach the lost. Marco currently serves as the Director of Perspectives in the Spanish language in the United States. Aubrey teaches High School World Geography and Bible.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Dennis Cochrane

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Lexington SC

      Dennis and his wife Nancy served as linguists and Bible translators among the 20,000 Duna people of Papua New Guinea. After devising an alphabet for this previously unwritten language they produced primers and readers, teaching many to read their own language. They then translated the first portions of God's Word into the Duna language. Several thousand Duna came to faith in Christ and today there are many churches among these people.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Nathan J'Diim

      TOAG Internship and Frontiers, Tempe AZ

      Nathan J'Diim (pen name) is the Founder of TOAG (www.TOAG.net) and Consultant, Instructor and Coach for Frontiers (www.FrontiersUSA.org) in their Training department. TOAG is a year long after-hours internship preparing beautiful feet to serve in the Unreached World. Offered in cities across the US, TOAG has apprenticed hundreds of interns, many who serve or will soon serve the least reached world wide.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Estevão Muller

      Frontiers Brasil / Perspectivas Brasil, Elizabethton TN

      Estevão was born and raised in Brazil, whose parents were Wycliffe missionaries for 40 years. After college, he pastored in the US, followed by 11 years directing mobilization and training for Crossover Communications, in Brazil. Estevão now directs Placement & Training for Frontiers Brasil, mobilizing the Brazilian church toward global mission, and sending Brazilians to work among unreached Muslim people groups. Estevão helped found and is President of Perspectivas Brasil, offering Perspectives on the World Christian Movement for Portuguese speakers. He is finishing a MA in Intercultural Studies at CIU (Columbia Int'l Univ.). Estevão and Katia, his wife of 24 years, have a 6-yr-old daughter, Joana.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 11, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Steven Masood

      Jesus to Muslims, Summerfield FL

      Steven Masood became a follower of Jesus in April 1973 in Karachi, Pakistan from a Muslim background. His testimony is chronicled in Into the Light. Steven earned a PhD from the London School of Theology thru Brunel University, London, on Islam and Christianity. He has spent 30+ years studying and working in Christian-Muslim relations and has taught Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim relations as a visiting lecturer in Christian institutions in Britain and the Far East. Steven also lectures in conferences and churches on varied subjects including the integrity of Christian and Muslim scriptures, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus. For further info: www.JesusToMuslims.org

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Richard Allen Farmer

      Stone Mountain GA

      A graduate of Nyack College in Nyack, NY, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree, and Princeton Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity degree, Rev. Farmer has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Gordon College (Wenham, Mass.) in 1986 and an honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology degree from Houghton College (Houghton, NY) in 1999. An accomplished pastor and college chaplain, Rev. Farmer accepted a call in December 2013 to be the Senior Pastor of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, Ga. Previously he has served as Senior Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Pittsburgh (1980-88) and as Dean of the Chapel at both Gordon College (Wenham, Mass., 1988-1992) and Taylor University (Upland, Ind., 1999-2002).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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

      EastWest Ministries International , Atlanta GA

      Kathleen worked for four years mobilizing and training those who were planning to move to the unreached. All along her intention was to go herself and now her family is preparing to move to Southeast Asia to train and equip local believers in church planting movements. As they prepare to go they continue to engage with internationals in their diverse midtown Atlanta neighborhood, praying for a movement of the gospel right where they are.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Paul Sewell

      Seven Wells, Atlanta GA

      Paul was doing his dream job of international software sales when he realized life was empty with out Jesus. After Jesus transformed his life, he served as an Executive Pastor for six years. God then led him to devote his life to God's glory among all nations. He stepped out of the pastor role and became a mission mobilization coach. Paul lives in Midtown Atlanta with his wife, Elisha, and son, Caspian, where he equips and sends goers to the nations while welcoming the 140+ nations in his neighborhood.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Grant Haynes

      Global Frontier Missions, Clarkston GA

      Grant Haynes founded Global Frontier Missions in 2000 while church planting among indigenous groups in southern Mexico. His passion is to see as many individuals and churches as possible praying, giving, welcoming, and going to the least reached people groups of the earth. Grant spent 14 years serving in Oaxaca, Mexico with his wife and three children church planting, hosting short-term mission groups, running an indigenous Bible school, and starting a missionary training school for North Americans. Grant now serves in Clarkston, GA, known as the most diverse square mile in America, reaching refugees from Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Somalia, Ethiopia, and many other nations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Darrell Whiteman

      The Mission Society, Norcross GA

      Darrell Whiteman is semi-retired as VP and Resident Missiologist at The Mission Society. Darrell served in cross-cultural ministry for nine years in Melanesia and Central Africa, then was one of the founding professors of Asbury Seminary School of World Mission and Evangelism, where he taught for 21 years and served as dean in the later years. He’s given leadership to many professional societies researching the intersection of cultures and biblical worldviews. Darrell annually equips hundreds of long-term workers to understand God at work all over the globe.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Brian Hogan

      Youth With A Mission, 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: Sunday, April 8, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Michele Rickett

      She Is Safe, Roswell GA

      Michele Rickett is founder and president of Sisters In Service (SIS), an international ministry that tackles the abuse and exploitation of women and girls - raising awareness and advocacy, publishing research, and fostering practical empowerment projects of local women in the most hostile and least reached places.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Jean Johnson

      Five Stones Global, Lancaster PA

      Jean Johnson serves primarily as a missionary and coach, while fulfilling the role of Executive Director for Five Stones Global. Jean brings 30 years of cross-cultural mission experience, the majority of those years in Cambodia. Her ultimate desire is to inspire a movement of disciple-makers who make disciples of Jesus by using methods that lead to local-sustainability and spontaneous multiplication in global missions.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Trent DeLoach

      Toccoa Falls College, Tucker GA

      Trent DeLoach serves as the lead pastor at Clarkston International Bible Church. He and his family live as missionaries to the international community in Atlanta, GA. They have special heart for the Bosnian and Ethiopian communities. He also supports the work of Friends of Refugees, Global Frontier Missions, and Global Gates.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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