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Class Info

Date: Monday, August 7, 2017

Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Location:

Contact: Melissa Barron

626-398-2188

 
    • 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

      Lesson 1 Video Instruction

      Riverside CA

      Claude Hickman (pictured) and Richard Coleman

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, August 7, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Lesson 2 Video Instruction

      Austin TX

      Steve Hawthorne

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, August 14, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Lesson 3 Video Instruction

      Redlands CA

      Jeff Lewis

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, August 21, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Lesson 4 Video Instruction

      Glendale CA

      John Lo

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, August 28, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Lesson 5 Video Instruction

      Charlotte NC

      Phillip Nelson (pictured) and Steve Hawthorne

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, September 4, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Lesson 6 Video Instruction

      Austin TX

      Yvonne Huneycutt (pictured) and Scott Sunquist

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, September 11, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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

      Lesson 7 Video Instruction

      Kansas City MO

      Mary Ho (pictured) and Andrew Pearce

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, September 18, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Lesson 8 Video Instruction

      Fayetteville AR

      Todd Ahrend (pictured) and Mary Ho

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, September 25, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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

      Lesson 9 Video Instruction

      Salt Lake City UT

      Bruce Koch (pictured) and Todd Ahrend

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 2, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Lesson 10 Video Instruction

      Lexington SC

      Dennis Cochrane (pictured) and Pam Arlund

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 9, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Lesson 11 Video Instruction

      West Hills CA

      Colleen Wong

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 16, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Lesson 12 Video Instruction

      Burbank CA

      Mike Brown (pictured) and Jim Ardill

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Lesson 13 Video Instruction

      Kansas City MO

      Pam Arlund (pictured) and Bobby Gupta

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 30, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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

      Lesson 14 Video Instruction

      Fayetteville AR

      Brian Hogan (pictured) and Nathan J’Diim

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, November 6, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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

      Lesson 15 Video Instruction

      Stillwater OK

      Bryan Padgett (pictured) and Richard Coleman

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, November 13, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

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