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PERSPECTIVES
on the World Christian Movement


JANUARY 14 - MAY 13, 2019

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What is Perspectives ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
 
Join us and experience God's heart for all peoples and encounter the momentum of the WORLD CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT. Perspectives will open the eyes of your heart with fresh knowledge and understanding of God's unchanging purposes and why they're relevant to your life.

Perspectives allows you to hear from 15 different instructors over the course of 15 weeks. Perspectives is for believers from all walks of life. Hear how God has been and continues to work throughout the world. Learn more about God's kingdom and His glory. Find out what your part is in this exciting movement. No matter who you are or what you do, Perspectives will help you learn how to live for GOD'S KINGDOM.


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Class Info

Date: Monday, January 14, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Eastbrook Church 5353 N. Green Bay Ave. Milwaukee WI 53209

Contact: Elizabeth Kohli

(414) 837-7138

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor

      Kari Malone

      West Bend WI

      Radically coming to faith at age 19, Kari knew within months that God was calling her to follow Him to the nations. She and her husband followed Him to Eastern Siberia where they lived out 8 of their early years as church planters and new parents to (eventually) 4 wonderful children. Returning to the USA in 2004, they settled in SE Wisconsin to lead a church plant, continue raising their family, and embrace God's heart for Unreached People Groups. Kari is now Director of Reach Global at their home church and dreams of living among an Unreached People Group in the future. As Kari waits, dreams, prays, mobilizes, and sends other, she also coaches a high school girl's cross country team in the hopes of impacting families in her hometown for Christ.


    • Date: Monday, January 14, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    • 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

      John Zumwalt

      Outrageous Love, Choctaw OK

      John Zumwalt is the Cross Cultural Coach for the innovative organization, Outrageous Love. After serving as a missionary among the unreached Minnan he returned to America and for over 22 years served as the founder and Director of the Missionary Training Institute, Beautiful Feet Boot Camp. He has trained over 300 Career Missionaries. He has a Doctorate of Divinity from International University for Graduate Studies. John has authored the book, Passion for the Heart of God and travels widely, preaching and holding seminars, raising up activist to go to the ends of the earth. John and his wife, Jamie, also pastor a church in a “red light district” of Oklahoma City. They have five children, Jessica, Josiah, Jael, Jewel and James.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 21, 2019

      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.

    • Instructor

      Claude Hickman

      The Traveling Team, Riverside CA

      Claude Hickman is the Executive Director of The Traveling Team. Starting in 1999, He and his wife Rebecca spent seven years speaking to students at 49 of the 50 states and today Claude oversees teams that continue to visit every university in America every two years. Claude is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and authored two books: Live Life On Purpose and It’s All Backward. Claude is also veteran BMX athlete and Guinness World Record holder who remains engaged judging and emceeing action sports events around the world. He lives with his wife and two boys in California where he is a regular teaching pastor at Sandals Church. Claude continues to develop leaders, speak around the nation, and awaken God's people to God's purpose.of Live Life On Purpose. He now lives with his family in Southern California, and continues to develop leaders, speak, and awaken God's people to God's purpose.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

      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.

    • Instructor

      Matthew Malone

      Kettlebrook, West Bend WI

      Matthew is the founder and Minister at Large of Kettlebrook Church, a multi-site church in Washington County, Wisconsin made up of small groups. It is the vision of Kettlebrook to see lives changed as people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Before this, Matthew and his wife Kari served for eight years in Eastern Europe as church planters with Church Resource Ministries (CRM) and they are still very much engaged in ministry in that part of the world. He also currently serves as the Wisconsin area mobilizer for Perspectives and loves seeing people take steps of involvement in God’s mission. Matthew and Kari were married in 1994 and have four children. Matthew is a hack triathlete, which means he enjoys biking and swimming, and endures running.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 4, 2019

      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).

    • Instructor

      Manohar James

      , Madison WI

      Dr. Manohar James holds a PhD in Intercultural studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, USA. He is currently a scholar in residence at High Point Church, Madison, WI. He is adjunct professor at Alliance Theological Seminary (Nyack, NY), Mission India Theological Seminary (India) and Christian Life College (Madison, WI). Before coming to the US for higher education, he served in India for more than 15 years as an evangelist, church planter, and seminary professor. While church planting in Himachal Pradesh (India) he suffered severe beatings twice for the sake of preaching the gospel and bringing people to Christ. He is also the founder of Serving Alongside International, a tax-exempt non-profit Christian organization in USA which is involved in training pastors in India.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 11, 2019

      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.

    • Instructor

      Scott Bessenecker

      InterVarsity, Madison WI

      Scott Bessenecker is Director for Missions for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and author of The New Friars: The Emerging Movement Serving the World’s Poor, among other books. He frequently speaks and writes about issues of poverty, justice and global missions and sends more than 2,000 students each year on short term mission experiences through InterVarsity.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 18, 2019

      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.

    • Instructor

      Nathaniel Allen

      Global Outfitters, Fayetteville AR

      Nathan Allen graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2010 with a bachelors in History & Political Science. After being discipled in college by missions mobilizers, he joined The Traveling Team as a professional missions mobilizer for 4 years, speaking to thousands of college students at over 380 universities in over 33 states. He now resides in Fayetteville Arkansas where he is the Missions pastor at New Heights Church, Coordinates the Perspectives classes of Northwest Arkansas, and is the Director of Global Outfitters, a missions training organization and the sending arm of New Heights Church.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 25, 2019

      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.

    • Instructor

      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: Monday, March 4, 2019

      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.

    • Instructor

      Thomas Freeman

      New Tribes Bible Institute, Waukesha WI

      Passionate about introducing people (believers and non-believers alike) into fellowship with our transcendent God and the Body of Christ. My wife, Jennifer, and I joined NTM in 1999 and have enjoyed ministering in Missionary Training since.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 11, 2019

      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.

    • Instructor

      Lee Wanak

      Asian Theological Seminary/Asia Graduate School of Theology, Madison WI

      As a career missionary, Lee is passionate about holistic Christian nurture and discipleship in developing biblical values and skills for cross-cultural ministry. During his early years in Mindanao, Philippines he served as Director of Training and Church Planting among tribal minorities. In his later years he served as Dean and Professor of Education, Urban Ministry, and Intercultural Studies at Asian Theological Seminary and Asia Graduate School of Theology in Manila. His interests and activities include holistic urban ministry, unreached peoples, ministry training, worldview perspectives, intercultural communication, cultural anthropology, sociology, and world religions. His writings focus on contextual theological education and pastoral training. He currently serves as V.P. for Educational Development at iTEE Global a pastoral training organization in the Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 18, 2019

      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.

    • Instructor

      Tom Keppeler

      Milwaukee WI

      Tom grew up in the Milwaukee area and currently serves on the pastoral staff of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin overseeing Elmbrook’s global partnerships and initiatives. He is passionate about helping all followers of Jesus find their place in the mission of God--regardless of vocation. Prior to being on staff at Elmbrook, he lived and worked for 18 years in Europe resourcing, mentoring and teaching church leaders in the former East Germany and Romania. Tom, and his wife, Mary, are also deeply committed to listening to, learning from and serving others in the urban community who are dedicated to see lives and neighborhoods transformed. He earned a B.S Degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. in intercultural studies from Wheaton Graduate School and a PhD in education from Trinity International University. He and Mary have three grown children and live in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

      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.

    • Instructor

      Jamie Zumwalt

      Outrageous Love, Oklahoma City OK

      Jamie Zumwalt is the Founder and President of Outrageous Love, an organization that starts Communities of Hope among marginalized peoples. Jamie and her husband, John, served as missionaries in Taiwan among the Hakka and Taiwanese. For 22 years, John and Jamie have been training and sending missionaries out to plant the church among the unreached. She now pastors and a leads a coffee house, church community called Joe's Addiction in a "red light" district of Oklahoma City, doing life together with the poor. She has authored two books: Simple Obsession: Enjoying the Tender Heart of God and Beloved Chaos: moving from religion to Love in a red light district. Jamie travels widely, teaching and inviting more people to plant Communities of Hope. She and John have five children and one grand daughter.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 8, 2019

      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.

    • Instructor

      Bery James

      Wales WI

      My husband and I have been involved in mission work in Asia and Central Asia since 1983, together. We raised our children in Central Asia where the 2 main languages were Persian and Russian. We are grateful that God guided us to make friends in that region of the world and that we were able to join God in what He was doing out that way.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 15, 2019

      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.

    • Instructor

      Jenny Ellefson

      Glendale WI

      Born and raised in Manchester, England, for 8 years I trained young adults in mission in Sheffield, UK. Then five years doing a church plant in Pretoria South Africa; being mentored for three years in DMM. Upon completion of a Masters in Missiology and Development in the UK, I went to Burundi, where I trained nationals in holistic mission with a strong emphasis on DMM. Now, with my local church in Milwaukee, WI I serve to develop missional communities and DMM among the refugee community.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 22, 2019

      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.

    • Instructor

      Ron Lindsey

      Waukesha WI

      Ron Lindsey, President of Ethnos360 Bible Institute (formerly New Tribes Mission), speaks with first hand experience regarding church planting among unreached people groups in remote environments. Ron's experiences include jungle airstrip construction, language and culture acquisition and analysis, chronological approach to church planting, Bible translation, medical, literacy, missionary children schooling options etc. Ron and Carrie also served for 9 years as boarding home parents at the school for missionary children, and MK School Committee Chairman. Currently Ron serves as the President of Ethnos360 Bible Institute (formerly New Tribes Bible Institute), in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Carrie serves in the Deans Department at New Tribes Bible Institute and is involved in discipleship. Ron and Carrie's sons have completed missionary training with one serving in Prague, Czech Republic. Lessons of Competence:1,2,9,10,14

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 29, 2019

      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.

    • Instructor

      Andrew Herbek

      Perspectives, Deerfield IL

      Born and raised on the family farm in Nebraska, Andrew inherited a frontier mindset from the prairie pioneers he descended from. In light of this, God took this farm boy from the middle of nowhere and sent him to serve among an unreached people group in East Asia. While practicing ethnographic research among rural villages there, the Lord began cultivating a passion in Andrew to mobilize and equip the body of Christ to co-labor in His global purpose. Andrew is a member of Perspectives U.S. National Staff and serves in the Instructor Development Department. With a BA in Intercultural Studies and field experience in twelve countries, his heart is that of a cross-cultural educator and discipler. His desire is to see God's people raised up, trained well and sent out to pursue Christ's promise fulfilled among the nations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, May 6, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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      Graduation & Commissioning

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    • Instructor

      Matthew Malone

      Kettlebrook, West Bend WI

      Matthew is the founder and Minister at Large of Kettlebrook Church, a multi-site church in Washington County, Wisconsin made up of small groups. It is the vision of Kettlebrook to see lives changed as people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Before this, Matthew and his wife Kari served for eight years in Eastern Europe as church planters with Church Resource Ministries (CRM) and they are still very much engaged in ministry in that part of the world. He also currently serves as the Wisconsin area mobilizer for Perspectives and loves seeing people take steps of involvement in God’s mission. Matthew and Kari were married in 1994 and have four children. Matthew is a hack triathlete, which means he enjoys biking and swimming, and endures running.

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, May 13, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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