Vancouver, WA    Fall 2017
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MADE FOR MORE
USE WHAT'S IN YOU
TO BLESS THE WORLD
AROUND YOU

The Perspectives Class can help you do just that...

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God's story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue and nation to Himself.  From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today.  It provides a unique opportunity to understand God's intentions and actions in the world, in a dynamic and internationally acclaimed 15 week study program. 

What to expect
Biblical - God's plan and purpose revealed in Scripture
Historical - Follow the thread of God's plan through history
Cultural - How the Gospel is communicated through the mosiac of world cultures
Strategic - How your gifts and passions can be used to fulfill God's plan


This class has a line-up of Biblical scholars, missionaries, pastors, professors and mobilizers who bring a wealth of experience to each lesson. Sessions will have discussions and activities that highlight and reinforce the text book and study guide readings.  This is a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

We're so convinced about the transformative power of this course that the
FIRST TWO NIGHTS ARE FREE.

When:  Sunday evenings from 6pm to 9pm
Dates:  September 10, 2017 to December 17th, 2017
Where:  Summit View Church, 7701 NE 182nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682 (In the Heritage Room located in the Administrative building on campus)

*****We will meet the Friday before (September 8, 2017) to distribute the books.  We will meet at the same location from 7:00pm to 8:00pm only.  Then the course will start 2 days later as indicated above.*****

**Early bird registration**
$25 discount for the first 30 people to sign up.
Additional discounts are available - ask us about them.



Class Info

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Summit View Church 7701 NE 182nd Ave Vancouver WA 98682

Contact: Chris Neveux

(360) 975-1963

 
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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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      Michael Hearn

      Vancouver WA



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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 10, 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.

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      Gerry Breshears

      Western Seminary, Portland OR

      Gerry Breshears has been professor of theology at Western Seminary since 1980. He served three years with WorldVenture in the Philippines, teaching at Faith Academy and helping start Calvary Baptist Church. He received the Ph.D. from Fuller Seminary. He now teaches overseas about one month per year. In addition to teaching and lecturing at a number of colleges and seminaries around the world, he speaks in many churches. He is co-author of Vintage Jesus, Death by Love, and Vintage Church with Mark Driscoll, in the Relit series from Crossway. Gerry and his wife, Sherry, have two sons, Donn and David, and a daughter, Cyndee, and three wonderful grandgirls. He is an elder and a member of the preaching team at Grace Community Church of Gresham, Oregon.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017

      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.

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      Roger Trautmann

      Multnomah Biblical Seminary, Portland OR

      Dr Trautmann is passionate about encouraging the people of God to live into the mission of Christ. He has served as a pastor over 20 years as well as extensive service training ministry leaders in east Africa. He is associate Professor of Pastoral ministry at Multnomah Biblical Seminary and directs Mentored Ministry formation program and Chaplaincy track program He is married to his lovely wife Iola and they have three grown children and five grandchildren.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

      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).

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      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: Sunday, October 1, 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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      Jim Stevens

      Fr., Portland OR

      Training in Biology and Environmental Science Worked as agricultural consultant and water quality specialist 6 years in Uganda in late 80's early 90's as agriculture development specialist. 4 years in Kyrgyzstan (06 thru 09) teaching in national ag university and doing projects outside of capitol. Currently Pac NW area director for recruiting and mobilization for a mission agency.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 8, 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.

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      Tim Hartman

      SEND International, Battle Ground WA

      Tim is a Missions Coach with SEND International. Originally from Maine, Tim had his heart opened to missions through several short-term experiences. His passion is to see people and churches mobilized to God's greater global purposes, especially for the 1/3 of the world that remains unreached. He and wife Meaghan have been involved with mobilization for 4 years and live in southwest Washington

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 15, 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.

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      Paul Johnson

      Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies and Bible, Salem OR



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      Date: Sunday, October 22, 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.

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      Betty Sue

      Fuller Seminary - Retired, Vancouver WA

      Senior Associate Professor of Language and Culture Learning, Fuller School of Intercultural Studies. and language learning consultant

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 29, 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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      Kevin Williamson

      Tigard OR

      Kevin Williamson is a graduate of Multnomah University, the University of Utah, and did graduate studies at Harvard University. He has served as a pastor, a project and program manager of international relief and development in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, and is currently a Senior Project Manager in the energy industry. He and his family are active in outreach to international students and refugees and in mobilizing and mentoring others. DUE TO THE NATURE OF THEIR OUTREACH, PLEASE DO NOT TAKE HIS PICTURE OR POST HIS NAME ONLINE.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 5, 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.

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      Betty Sue

      Fuller Seminary - Retired, Vancouver WA

      Senior Associate Professor of Language and Culture Learning, Fuller School of Intercultural Studies. and language learning consultant

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 12, 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.

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      Devlyn Neveux

      Brush Prairie WA

      I practice as a trained physicians assistant and used my medical skills to work in Indonesia for 9 years reaching muslims through medical outreach, disaster relief, and seeker friendly bible studies from 2002-2011

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 19, 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.

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      Jonathan Martin

      Gresham OR

      Jonathan has lived in Central Asia for seven years and East Asia for five where he had the privilege to work among Muslims. He has been a pastor at Good Shepherd Community Church since 2004 where he oversees outreach all over the world. He has written two books "Giving Wisely" and the "King Saul Syndrome", and is working on a third with his father called "The Letter of the Apostle Paul to the 21st Century". All three books offer solutions that deal with the chronic problems that plague the church worldwide. Jonathan is married to Janie and has three children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 26, 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.

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      Keith Uebele

      Portland OR

      Keith Uebele has been involved with CRM around the world since 1995, with a particular interest in the Middle East. Keith retired from Intel in 2016 after completing a 32 year career. Keith serves on the board with CRM and works with teams across CRM to help build disciple making movements. Keith and his wife, Ellen, live in Portland, OR and have three adult children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, December 3, 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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      Jim Stevens

      Fr., Portland OR

      Training in Biology and Environmental Science Worked as agricultural consultant and water quality specialist 6 years in Uganda in late 80's early 90's as agriculture development specialist. 4 years in Kyrgyzstan (06 thru 09) teaching in national ag university and doing projects outside of capitol. Currently Pac NW area director for recruiting and mobilization for a mission agency.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, December 10, 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.

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      Bill MacLeod

      Mission ConneXion, Hillsboro OR

      Bill MacLeod is the Executive Director of Mission ConneXion which he founded in 2001 during his fifteen years as a missions pastor in Portland. He has been a mobilizer for over 30 years dedicating his life to city-wide people movements while serving in an evangelistic organization, a national men's movement, a local church as missions pastor, and as founder/executive director of a regional church-missions-mobilizing effort.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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