Elizabethtown, NC F17    Fall 2017
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Your commitment will be tested

Perspectives changes lives for the Good!


Perspectives: God's heart and desire since the beginning of time.

15 different instructors over 15 weeks will amaze you in the wonder of God's work around the world!

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Sunday Evening 6:00-9:00 PM
Aug 20 - Nov 26, 2017 (no class Thanksgiving Week)

~ Questions? Contact Pastor Nathan Morton at


(910) 398-4695

Class Info

Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Elizabethtown Baptist Church 1800 West Broad Street Elizabethtown NC 28337

Contact: Pastor Nathan Morton

910-398-4695

 
    • Instructor


    • 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

      Sean Cooper

      The Traveling Team, Fayetteville AR

      Sean and his wife Meredith have spent the last 9 years 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: Sunday, August 20, 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.

    • Instructor

      Nathan Cook

      Memphis TN



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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017

      Time: 6:00 PM to 6:00 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

      Marlon Brown

      Memphis TN

      Marlon “Big Dog” Brown Big Dog joined the summer SOS staff as a Construction Manager for the 2004 summer. The former Mr. Millington (TN) High School and college basketball star brought his jump shot to stay at SOS in August 04. Marlon does many odd jobs around SOS, including, homeowner relations, exposing folks to the inner city, leading work groups, and much much more…seriously. When asked to describe Marlon in one word, Jenny from Southwest Missouri State pleaded for hyphens and said “larger-than-life.” We definitely agree. Marlon spends his free time reading, using his teal pickup truck to deliver goods to the less fortunate and eating at Texas de Brazil. He recently married the love of his life, Jackie.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 3, 2017

      Time: 6:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Aaron Marshall

      Wilmington NC



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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 10, 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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      Grace Fabien

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Douglasville PA



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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 17, 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.

    • 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: Sunday, September 24, 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.

    • Instructor

      Barbara Yandell

      Hope for the Nations, Holland MI

      President Hope for the Nations, director of Engage Course and teacher at Horizons International,ordained RCA minister area director Interserve USA, Student Volunteer Movement USA, founder of Legacy Muslim Ministry conference

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 1, 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.

    • Instructor

      Barbara Yandell

      Hope for the Nations, Holland MI

      President Hope for the Nations, director of Engage Course and teacher at Horizons International,ordained RCA minister area director Interserve USA, Student Volunteer Movement USA, founder of Legacy Muslim Ministry conference

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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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      Harmon Menker

      Seeds And Love Together, Inc., Wilmington NC

      Harmon was a pastor, Elder, pastoral counselor and church planter for 36 years before retiring in 2014. He began active involvement in missions in 2007 when he worked with a developing ministry for abused and abandoned children in Bolivia. After multiple short-term trips to Bolivia, he began working with children in the pine savanna rain forest of northeast Nicaragua in April, 2012. Since them he has made fourteen additional short-term trips working with community and spiritual development in a village of 2,200 people. He has coordinated and taken nine teams with him to work in this remote location. He and a number of team members created Seeds And Love Together, Inc., a Christian, non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organization dedicated to enabling communities become everything God intends for them to be in the realms of community and spiritual development. He is married to his wife, Cathy, for 47 years and they have two adult sons. Cathy and his oldest son have made multiple trips to serve in Bolivia and Nicaragua.

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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.

    • Instructor

      Trevor Castor

      Columbia Int'l University, Columbia SC

      Trevor and his wife, Katie and their three children live in Columbia, South Carolina where Trevor serves as the Managing Director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies. Prior to coming to the Zwemer Center Trevor and his wife served with Youth With a Mission for seven years. During their missionary service, they worked in a 100% Muslim country in South Asia. He is also a PhD candidate and his research interest is in Muslim Christian relations.

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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.

    • Instructor

      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, 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.

    • Instructor

      Rick Donlon

      Christ Community Health Services, Memphis TN

      Rick Donlon grew up in New Orleans, graduated from LSU-N.O. medical school, and completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. In 1995 he and three medical school classmates opened Christ Community Health Services (CCHS), a primary-care health center for the poor in Memphis’ most medically under-served neighborhood. Over the last 15 years, CCHS has grown to five locations, with twenty-five physicians and fifteen nurse practitioners, providing over 130,000 patient visits and delivering 1000 babies annually. Over the last six years CCHS has sent medical missionaries to Afghanistan, India, Sudan and Somalia. Dr. Donlon is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and serves as CCHS’s Associate Executive Director and the Clinical Director of HIV/AIDS Services. He and his wife Laurie and their six children live in the inner city Binghampton neighborhood of Memphis, where he works and serves as an elder in their house church.

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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.

    • Instructor

      Jeff Sundell

      Shelby NC

      • Started and ran a small business for 16 years • IMB missionary/trainer in India/Nepal for 10 years - returned to the US in 2009 where he has trained 4550 people in the past 5 years in T4T • Leading the 50-5-50 strategy in the US with a goal to see 50 trainers reaching 4 generations in 50 major cities in the US by 2020

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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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      Bradley Buser

      Director Radius International, San Diego CA

      Brad came to faith in Christ at 17 and soon after was challenged with the need of unreached people groups. He began training for this directly after High School. Beth is from St. Johns MI., her Mom and Dad love the Lord Jesus and raised her with a heart for the world. They met, had two boys and left for Papua New Guinea in January of 1979. Soon after arriving they moved in among the Iteri people who live in the headwaters of the Sepik River Basin. After 4 years of studying the language and culture of the Iteri people they were fluent and began to share Christ with them for the first time. The baby church was discipled and in a few years leaders were ordained. The Busers worked on the New Testament translation and by 1999, after 20 years in the village, with the translation done, the church up and thriving, their need to be among the Iteris was over. Upon returning from PNG he and other men saw the need for appropriate training for missionaries who would be sent to Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists. In 2010 he helped found Radius International as a ministry to do such training.

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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.

    • Instructor

      Sean Cooper

      The Traveling Team, Fayetteville AR

      Sean and his wife Meredith have spent the last 9 years 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: Sunday, November 26, 2017

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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