Olympia, WA F17    Fall 2017
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from Creation to the Present!
Learn what God is doing through current events.
Discover your specific part in God's story!
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Tuesday nights, 6:30 pm class (5:30 dinner with Instructor) 
hosted by:  Evergreen Christian Community
1000 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA
 Rupp Hall, Room 205, 2nd Floor (Follow the signs)

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See God's unchanging promises unfold through Scripture.

Walk through history with this same God as he seeks to bring people from all nations, tribes, peoples and languages to Himself. 

Perspectives will help you put the puzzle pieces of your life together!  
 
15 interactive classes that include worship, prayer for the nations, activities and discussions.  

15 visiting guest instructors from a variety of ministries and organizations, both local and international, will share from their personal experiences.  Enjoy opportunities for personal interaction with them.  See our great line-up on the slider below.   

ONE EPIC JOURNEY! 


We believe God is going to do amazing things in our capital city as a result of this course!   Join us on this amazing adventure!

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      Do you desire a closer walk with the Lord?
     Are you seeking a deeper understanding God's ultimate purpose?
    Do you want to learn how to strategically invest your life? 
Do you want to gain insight and direction to impact the world?
Join us for Perspectives!

3 STUDY LEVELS

CERTIFICATE:  We encourage most students to take this level as it gives the best option to interact with the course information.  Reading and short written assignments take about 3-4 hours a week. You will receive a certificate upon completion. 

CREDIT:  Graduate & Undergraduate credit is available from our partner universities, Trinity International University and Excelsior College. Undergrad credit is also offered to high school students! This requires about 6-8 hours a week, including reading, written assignments, and 2 exams.  Other credit options are also available, please contact us for information.

KEY READING:  Enjoy the same teaching and activities, but with less reading and homework, approximately 2 hours a week.



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Class Info

Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Evergreen Christian Community 1000 Black Lake Blvd SW Olympia WA 98502

Contact: Laura Wilson

(360) 789-4113

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Introduction & explanation of class. Help with registration. Receive books and first assignment.

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Justin Speerstra

      The Well, Portland OR

      Justin was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and currently serves as one of the pastors of a church in Northeast Portland. Before pastoring, Justin served with Operation Mobilization for four years in the US, London, and North Africa. He has been married for 18 years, and has two daughters and one son.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Bill Clark

      Lynnwood WA

      Bill Clark is currently the NW Director of Peace Catalyst International and an affiliate professor at Trinity Lutheran College. He and his wife Julie started their journey in mission in China where they lived 10 years mostly in the Muslim Northwest. He loves to listen to people’s stories, and wrote his dissertation on Uighur family change. Later they moved to the former Soviet Union and had a first hand view on the emerging church planting movements of the post-Soviet era. Since moving back to the USA in 2009 they have been active in church leadership, and peacemaking with the Muslim peoples of the Puget Sound region of Washington.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Robroy Ranger

      Little Folks School., Redmond WA

      Robroy Ranger is an Australian who is the Senior Lead Pastor of Redmond Assembly of God, a multicultural church with 33 people groups from all over the world. His primary passion is to breathe Christ in the world and set people free. As well as leading Redmond AG, he has lead Business As Mission projects, which are sources for amazing “God stories”. He will draw from his many and varied experiences around the world - from singing for the Queen of England to being in the mud with children in Haiti. He is an innovative presenter clearly communicating the gospel with history, accuracy of context, and fun.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Tyler Pease

      Sunset Bible Church, Tacoma WA

      Tyler Pease currently serves as the Local & Global Outreach Pastor of Sunset Bible Church in University Place, WA. Though he felt called to ministry at a young age, he never planned to be a pastor. Tyler grew up in a military family and spent a major portion of his childhood living overseas. In his teens, Tyler become interested in serving in places only accessible through secular skills, so he earned a degree in computer science and spent several years working in the I.T. field. During this time he was involved in short-term ministry trips. Later, after attending seminary, he began serving at Sunset Bible Church. This has afforded him many opportunities to travel overseas, developing partnerships and equipping local leaders. Tyler’s wife, Karen, spent six full years and many summers teaching in China. She is currently heavily involved in ESL ministries.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Fred Smith

      Professor of Missions, Lacey WA

      Dr. Smith returned to the Southeast after 28 years in ministry in Latin America, where he initiated many education programs and served as Regional Director for his denomination, the C&MA. Now back in his alma mater, he led the Global Ministries Department between 2003 and 2013. He now serves as full Professor of Missions. He initiated Toccoa Falls College's Semester Abroad program.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      R. Jordan

      Beaverton OR

      R Jordan uses her 30 years experience in children's missions education to empower churches in developing global outreach strategies for their children's ministries. She makes history relevant and memorable through the use of audience participation and a variety of media. Ruth's husband John, is the World Missions Pastor at Village Baptist Church in Beaverton, Oregon. Contact Information: (503) 626-3337; email: jrdmjordan@aol.com

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Richard Wilson

      WEC INternational, Tumwater WA

      I'm an Australian WEC Missionary. My wife and I church planted, taught and mobilized missionaries and leaders for 32 years in Venezuela. Today these people serve with WEC, YWAM, AOG, NEW TRIBES, TEAM, COMIBAM, and FOUR SQUARE… Mission is discipleship; it is lifestyle; from my heart to your heart; my home to the ends of the earth. Laura and I were a catalyst; we had a sitting room and the privilege of being there to see God do miracles. We saw Venezuela cease being a place that received missionaries, and become a place that sends missionaries. Despite all the political hoo-hah of the past 20 years the Venezuelan church is growing and it’s workers are now on four continents and we still interact with many of them.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Richard Nakamura

      Japanese Diaspora Ministries, Renton WA

      Richard Nakamura was born and raised in a Buddhist home in Seattle, WA. At the age of 19 (1979), Richard received Christ through the influence of his older brother, who converted a year earlier. Richard joined SEND International in 1988 and served as a church planter in Japan until 2011. He is now doing a Japanese Diaspora Ministry outreach out of Bellevue, WA. through SEND and RJC (Reaching Japanese for Christ).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Karen Pease

      Sunset Bible Church, Tacoma WA

      I have been "multi-cultural" for most of my life - from my childhood neighborhood in the California Bay Area to my college major (Intercultural Studies), which took me to China to serve as an English teacher for 6 years before returning to the States. Since then, God has opened up doors for ESL ministries at our church and local library, and for ministry to Muslim women and their families. He is also giving me opportunities to mobilize believers to reach beyond their comfort zones to befriend and share the love of Christ with everyone - no matter how "different" they seem.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

      Time: 6:25 PM to 9:30 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

      Chuck Lindley

      Frontier Ventures, Tacoma WA

      Chuck and his wife, Janis, joined Frontier Ventures (FV) in 2004. Before FV Chuck had been a public school teacher and administrator, small business owner, and pastor. With Frontier Ventures he served as Director of INSIGHT, Adjunct Professor at William Carey International University, and continues as a member of Band Barnabas. In 2007, he was seconded as Director of East West Educational Foundation in New Delhi, India. In 2008, he and Janis co-founded Made to Create, a project of the Art for Change Foundation, a New Delhi foundation. They returned to the U.S. at the end of 2011. They were part of the initial team in 2013 exploring a Perspectives class in the Tacoma area. Chuck now serves as South Sound Area Mobilizer for Perspectives.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Karen Stoufer

      Christian Veterinary Mission, Shoreline WA

      Dr. Karen Stoufer served with her family in Nepal for 13 years in rural community development, animal health training and women's empowerment with the United Mission to Nepal and World Concern/CVM. She currently serves as Director of Training and Asia programs for Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM) in Seattle WA. She has a special interest in Missionary Kids (TCKs) and fostering of refugee teens.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

      Time: 6:25 PM to 9:30 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

      Richard Prinz

      Frontiers, Boulder CO



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Edward Aw

      Community Vision International, San Tan Valley AZ

      Ed and Rachel have three thrusts to their ministry activities. (1) They train and coach church planters and pastors, helping them to raise up new leaders and reproduce their churches, resulting in transformed lives and communities. This includes many insights into making their ministries more sensitive to local cultures. (2) They are committed to practicing and guiding others in "tent-making", supporting themselves so that they are free to serve communities in areas of the world where authorities may be hostile and churches too weak to support them. (3) They are focused on accomplishing the above two in culturally relevant ways.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Carlos Calderon

      Partners International, Spokane WA

      Born in Central America during the time of the civil war came to faith in Jesus with some other 30 friends in the neighborhood, and became active in evangelism, eventually joined a church and was impacted by the missionary call while at the university. Came to the USA for post-grad education and moved to a Muslim country. Now cooperates with indigenous movement work in some 60 countries in the Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist world, consistently resulting thousands of decisions for Christ.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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