Aiken, SC F17    Fall 2017
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You are invited to be a part of this unique course: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement!

It is an adventure of a lifetime taking you deeper into the Bible than you've ever gone before. After this course, your life will never be the same.


What: Perspectives is a 15-week discipleship course that will change the way you view the world around you. Perspectives will open your eyes to the heart and purpose of God, and how you can take part in His work all over the world, from the urban and suburban streets of America to the rain forests and deserts of distant lands. Whether single, married, student, homemaker, professional, retired, involved in apartment ministry, homeless ministry, youth, men or women's ministry, you will explore God's heart for every tribe, tongue, and language He created.


When: Monday evenings, 6:30 - 9:00 PM, August 21 - December 11, 2017

Where: Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd SE, "The Mill" Youth Building, Aiken, SC 29803.

Cost: $275 per person (includes textbook)
  • Register before July 31, 2017 to receive a $35 Early Bird Discount!
  • Family Members taking the class together will pay regular price for the first family member and $75 off every additional family member.
  • Alumni Pricing – Free with no new books, $60 Certificate Level (includes 4th edition Reader & Study Guide).

You will have the opportunity to learn from 15 highly-regarded missions leaders and mentors. They will challenge and inspire you with their personal experiences, opening your eyes to see just how big God is, and how much He desires that all might come to know Him. For those who may not be sure whether this course is for them, the first two lessons can be taken without any financial obligation.

For details: Contact either Sandy Spence (803-507-4880, ) or Harry Harmon (803-641-0407, ). For more general information about the course and to watch promotional videos, please check out the Perspectives website: www.perspectives.org or "Perspectives Class Aiken, SC" on Facebook. To enroll online, go to www.perspectives.org and find Aiken, SC class.

Class Info

Date: Monday, August 28, 2017

Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Location: Millbrook Baptist - "The Mill" 223 South Aiken Blvd SE Aiken SC 29803

Contact: Harry D. Harmon

803-292-1864

 
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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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      Glenn Mason

      Carver International Missions, Lithonia GA

      Rev. Mason and his wife Kimberly served as missionaries in Liberia in the 90s, teaching in high school and Bible college, counseling, and supervising field staff. Upon their return to Atlanta, Glenn was appointed Executive Director of their agency, Carver Int’l Missions. Glenn’s main role is motivating the African American church toward global engagement. Glenn earned his BA in Psychology and Sociology from UPenn, and has done grad studies at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. The Masons have two teen daughters, Eliana and Calin. Glenn is an Elder at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, August 28, 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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      David Cashin

      Columbia Int'l University, Columbia SC

      Dr. Cashin is professor of intercultural studies at Columbia Int'l University. He is fluent in Bengali and Swedish. The 1st due to investing 9 years with Bengali speakers (the 6th largest living language). The 2nd, thru marriage to Margareta, pastoring churches and earning his PhD in Indiology at Stockholm University.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 5, 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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      Phillip Dunn

      Aiken SC

      Dr. Dunn became pastor of Millbrook in 2014. Prior to Millbrook, he pastored North Star Community Church in Fort Lauderdale. He has also served churches in Texas and Florida. His personal ministry motto is “To know the life of Christ and to make Him known.” Pastor Dunn is a graduate of Liberty University and Southwestern Baptist Seminary. Dr. Dunn and his wife, Jamie, have three children, Brenden, Reese, and Indee.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, September 11, 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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      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: Monday, September 18, 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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      Gene Jennings

      TrueNorth Church, North Augusta SC

      Gene's served churches in Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina. He has spoken throughout the U.S. as well as Australia, Tanzania, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, St. Croix, and Southeast Asia. Gene now pastors TrueNorth Church in North Augusta, SC. Gene also authored The God Robbers, Laughing With Sarah and Timely Words. He blogs about faith, simple living, and global needs at www.genejennings.com. Gene is on a 10-year journey called Mission 227. Learn more about his plan to impact in every country on the planet at his website. He is a graduate of the USC-Aiken and Southwestern Baptist Theo Sem. He and Beth have 2 adult children and a grandson.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, September 25, 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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      Phillip Nelson

      SIM, Charlotte NC

      Rev. Dr. Phillip Nelson pastored for over thirty years. He has served as a mission mobilizer for over ten years and, in addition, began teaching Perspective classes 25 years ago. He is the husband of one wife and father of five saved adult children. He is a preacher and teacher of the Gospel for 45+ years.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 2, 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.

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      Jonathan St Clair

      Africa Inland Mission, Aiken SC

      Jonathan and Abby St.Clair have been serving with Africa Inland Mission since January of 2013. Jonathan is the coordinator of AIM’s T.E.E. program (Theological Education by Extension) based in Mokhotlong, Lesotho. This program is designed to bring biblical training for pastors and church leaders who are not able to attend a traditional Bible school. Their desire is to train up national leaders in the Word of God and empower them to reach the unreached throughout Africa. Their current assignment is focused on starting new T.E.E. groups around the country and publishing the first Bible commentary available in the Sesotho language. For recent news and information, you may follow their blog at: stclairsinmissions.blogspot.com.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 9, 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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      Marti Wade

      Pioneers, Columbia SC

      Marti Wade has been serving Pioneers since 2007, focusing primarily on projects involving research and writing. Before joining Pioneers she spent time in more than a dozen countries supporting cultural research teams sent to explore unreached communities and mobilize efforts to reach these groups. Since 2004 she has been the editor of Missions Catalyst weekly email newsletter. Marti wrote "Through Her Eyes," a book about the lives of missionary women in the Muslim world and in 2016 completed a Master's thesis on trends and tensions in how agencies train new workers. She began teaching Perspectives, primarily the history lessons, in the late 1990’s.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 16, 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.

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      Abraham Thomas

      Royal Agape Int'l Ministry, Valparaiso IN

      Abraham Thomas founded Agape Royal Ministries in 1993. Abraham came to faith as boy, when his Mom led him to the Lord. After graduation from Bible College Abraham began his ministry of preaching and teaching. Abraham’s wife’s family were the first converts to an Evangelical faith in their village. They were ostracized and ridiculed, but the church they established is still growing today. Agape Royal has planted 400 churches, establish 16 children’s homes and begun an accredited Bible College. Their goal is to "Reach the Unreached". The Thomas’ have 3 children, Asher Finney and twins Achsa & Ann, all born again and baptized.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 23, 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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      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: Monday, October 30, 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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      Chuck P.

      Cafe 1040, Cumming GA

      Chuck is the Founder and Executive Director of Cafe 1040, Inc. an organization that takes Christian college students overseas for a 3-month missions experience inside the 10/40 Window. The organization's goal is not to make missionaries; it is to bring clarity of decision and to offer the facts of a missional vocation within the 10/40 Window so that young believers can make informed decisions about the path of their lives.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, November 6, 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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      David Cashin

      Columbia Int'l University, Columbia SC

      Dr. Cashin is professor of intercultural studies at Columbia Int'l University. He is fluent in Bengali and Swedish. The 1st due to investing 9 years with Bengali speakers (the 6th largest living language). The 2nd, thru marriage to Margareta, pastoring churches and earning his PhD in Indiology at Stockholm University.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, November 13, 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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      Ken Temple

      Propempo, Lawrenceville GA

      Ken loves Jesus only because Jesus first loved him! (I John 4:10, 19) Only because of the grace of God and His Sovereignty in salvation, can we do any ministry. Ken is an ordained minister, missionary among Muslims for the past 31 years, 3 years overseas; speaks a major Middle East Muslim language. Teaches and trains leaders in Bible, theology, Discipleship, hermeneutics; and mobilizes others for missions.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, November 20, 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.

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      Ken West

      Ethnos360 (Formerly New Tribes Mission), Spartanburg SC

      Ken & Cindy West: Missionaries with New Tribes Mission. 1978-1999 - Ken and Cindy served in Indonesia in a variety of ministries including Tribal evangelism and church planting, NTM Field leadership and administration, small group Bible studies, discipleship and counseling with internationals. Since 1999 Ken & Cindy have served as trainers in the NTM Missions Institute and as NTM Representives in the Southeast.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, November 27, 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.

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      Sundee Simmons

      Perspectives, Winter Park FL

      Sundee loves to see people flourish in their God given gifts! She has been multiplying global disciples using Perspectives since 1991, running classes in Orlando while her husband, Scott, earned his MDiv. Then Sundee led Washington Baltimore Center for World Mission, preparing over a dozen teams each year to run both Perspectives and Encountering the World of Islam courses. Sundee is now serving the Perspectives National Office as Director of Training. Sundee was discipled in Young Life, which accounts for her great sense of humor and adventure! She and her husband Scott have 3 children, and live in Orlando. Her husband serves Third Millenium Ministries as their Director of Curriculum Development.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

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      Date: Monday, December 11, 2017

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

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