Orlando, FL Intensive    Intensive 2018
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CERTIFICATE LEVEL
Certificate: Complete certificate readings, weekly reviews, personal responses, and the integrative project

Complete certificate readings, weekly reviews, personal responses, and the integrative project.
15 Weekly Reviews are worth 67% of final grade

5 Personal Responses are worth 5% of final grade

1 Project is worth 28% of final grade

 

A final grade of at least 75% is required to earn a certificate.

CREDIT LEVEL 

Credit: Complete credit readings, weekly reviews, personal responses, exams, and the integrative project.  
Graduate students are required to demonstrate a greater comprehension of course material on exams and projects.

 

15 Weekly Reviews are worth 42% 41% of final grade

2 Exams are worth 29% 32% of final grade

1 Project is worth 29% 27% of final grade


ASSIGNMENTS

The first  five lessons to be distributed via PDF. These will be due by March 4th.
The remaining lessons will be distributed via paper binding books. Students will also participate in a final project. In addition to the project College Credit level students will complete a mid-term and a final exam 
Graders for this course are also pastors. All assignments are due by June 4th.


Class Info

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Wycliffe 11221 John Wycliffe Blvd Orlando FL 32832

Contact: Adam Hoffman

919-272-8865

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor

      Adam and Melissa Hoffman

      Perspectives, Garner NC

      Adam & Melissa have been "Team Hoffman" since 2005 - living our lives in partnership for ministry, discipleship, mobilization, family and teaching. Perspectives was the best premarital counseling we received and forged the future of our lives into mobilization ministry. Since 2005 we have been on staff with the Perspectives parent organization, Frontier Ventures. Since 2014 we have been stewarding mobilization as the Perspectives Southeast Regional Directors. Join us in praying for 50 classes annually by 2020 in these Southeast states: AL, GA, FL, NC, SC.


    • Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018

      Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 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

      Steve Hawthorne

      Austin TX

      Steve Hawthorne serves as the director of WayMakers, a prayer and mission mobilization organization in Austin, Texas. He's the author of the widely used prayer guide called Seek God for the City. After co-editing the course and the book Perspectives on the World Christian Movement in 1981, he launched “Joshua Project,” a series of research expeditions among unreached peoples in world class cities. He co-authored, with Graham Kendrick, the book Prayerwalking: Praying On-Site With Insight. He has helped leaders in numerous cities unite and sustain life-giving prayer for entire communities. With humor and seasoned wisdom, he speaks with living passion for the greater glory of Jesus. He says of his ministry, “I like to commit arson of the heart.”

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 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

      Steve Hawthorne

      Austin TX

      Steve Hawthorne serves as the director of WayMakers, a prayer and mission mobilization organization in Austin, Texas. He's the author of the widely used prayer guide called Seek God for the City. After co-editing the course and the book Perspectives on the World Christian Movement in 1981, he launched “Joshua Project,” a series of research expeditions among unreached peoples in world class cities. He co-authored, with Graham Kendrick, the book Prayerwalking: Praying On-Site With Insight. He has helped leaders in numerous cities unite and sustain life-giving prayer for entire communities. With humor and seasoned wisdom, he speaks with living passion for the greater glory of Jesus. He says of his ministry, “I like to commit arson of the heart.”

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018

      Time: 7:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Grant Haynes

      Global Frontier Missions, Clarkston GA

      Grant Haynes founded Global Frontier Missions in 2000 while church planting among indigenous groups in southern Mexico. His passion is to see as many individuals and churches as possible praying, giving, welcoming, and going to the least reached people groups of the earth. Grant spent 14 years serving in Oaxaca, Mexico with his wife and three children church planting, hosting short-term mission groups, running an indigenous Bible school, and starting a missionary training school for North Americans. Grant now serves in Clarkston, GA, known as the most diverse square mile in America, reaching refugees from Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Somalia, Ethiopia, and many other nations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 5, 2018

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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).

    • Instructor

      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, March 5, 2018

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Scott Simmons

      Third Millennium Ministries, Winter Park FL

      Scott Simmons is currently the Director of Professor Relations for Third Millennium Ministries, a ministry designed to provide theological education to church leaders around the world for free. Scott is in charge of adding video content from seminary professors and pastors around the world into our free, online curriculum. Before this, Scott was the minister of missions and spiritual formation at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, where he oversaw global church planting partnerships and local evangelism and mercy ministries. Scott is the husband of one and father of three and he loves nature and wildlife photography, jazz and folk music, movies and a good book.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      Jennifer Webster

      Winter Park FL

      Jennifer Webster grew up in Florida where her love of reading and studying developed her heart for history, cultures and the world. She took Perspectives in 2011 where God used Lesson 6 powerfully to guide her steps. She received her undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Theatre Studies from the University of Central Florida in 2012 and is currently studying for her Masters in Church History from the University of Nottingham. Over the years, her passion for the Lord and His Name led her to work with unreached people groups locally, do a 3-month mission to North Africa, and help mobilize others by being on several Perspectives coordinating teams. She has a passion for showing others the importance of “hindsight” so that we might see God’s glory and amazing purposes unfold before our eyes as we study history.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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

      James Mason

      Frontier Ventures, Perspectives Study Program, Pasadena CA

      James served as a pastor for 12 years before responding to a growing passion to see God's glory established among all peoples on earth. He is now on staff with Frontier Ventures in Pasadena, CA where he serves as the US Director for the Perspectives Study Program. James has been married to his wife Kelly for 25 years and they have 3 precious children. Their passion is to help every person, every church, every denomination, and every missions organization find their most strategic place in the completion of the Great Commission.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Bekele Shanko

      Cru, Global Church Movements, Orlando FL

      At 19, Bekele led the MIS Dept for the National HIV/AIDS Control Program under the Ethiopian Ministry of Health. In 1993, Bekele accepted God’s call for service with Campus Crusade for Christ in Ethiopia. Since then he has served Campus Crusade for Christ, including Ethiopia’s national director for Ethiopia, regional director for Southern and Eastern Africa (23 countries); and now, Global VP, responsible for Global Church Movements, building multiplying movements of churches and faith communities. Bekele’s mission: “To serve the purpose of God in my generation by empowering the Body of Christ for world evangelization that results in holistic transformation of humanity.” Bekele and his wife, Shewa and their 6 children live in Orlando.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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

      Adam Hoffman

      Perspectives, Garner NC

      Adam was transformed by Perspectives in 2005. More than a missions course, this class was discipleship into God's Kingdom purposes - and the best premarital counseling they had. Adam and his wife Melissa were married that summer and joined with Frontier Ventures (from the legacy of the US Center for World Mission), where they have been on staff since. He currently co-directs the Southeast region of Perspectives with Melissa. Adam and Melissa are passionate about people understanding and living out God's global purposes. More at staff.frontierventures.org/hoffman

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 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

      JC

      TEAM, Mount Dora FL

      JC was born to a Cuban immigrant family, and grew up learning Spanish and English in a multi-cultural setting. He came to Christ as a teenager, quickly sensing God’s call to work among unreached peoples. JC worked for 20 years in Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and Europe: focused on evangelism and church planting, first directing a language institute in Central Asia, later leading a cross-cultural training program in Spain, preparing Latino and Iberians for service among Muslims. JC earned a MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Edinburgh. He has written articles on Islamic literature, and history, ministry to Muslims, and has authored numerous discipleship curricula. He is an accomplished lecturer, teaching world-wide.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      Gary Peterson

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Saint Cloud FL

      I am passionate about God and His mission. I love to inform and inspire the Church so that His people get involved in His mission. I have been a Mobilizer with Wycliffe in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Kenya, in support of Bible Translation initiatives and world missions. Currently I'm at the Wycliffe US headquarters' Discovery Center in Orlando, FL. I'm involved with the education programs for kids through to adults. I'm known as "The Storyteller". I love recounting what God has done, is doing and anticipating our Creator's exciting next steps.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

      Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 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

      Mike Rufo

      Pioneers, Manlius NY

      Mike and Dorene recently sold the company they founded and operated for 17 years and now serve with the Pioneers Orlando Base. Mike is the assistant to the president for marketplace ministries. Marketplace ministries includes equipping and assisting missionaries in starting and operating businesses; and mobilizing and equiping professionals to participate in the great commission while working as an expat in a full time position.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Friday, March 9, 2018

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      James Cha

      Crescent Project, Leesburg VA

      Rev. James Cha was born in Pusan, Korea, in 1963, but grew up in the States. He studied electrical engineering at Cornell University, where in 1983 he committed his life to be Christ’s ambassador to the Muslims. He worked 10 years as an electrical engineer before pursuing missions/biblical training (MDiv) at Columbia Biblical Seminary in South Carolina. He and his family served 10 years in Central Asia (Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan) as church planting missionaries, and are now back in the US reaching out to the Muslims here. He is happily married to Faith, and they have three children: Joniel, Josiah and Karis.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Friday, March 9, 2018

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Pam Arlund

      All Nations Family, Inc., Kansas City MO

      Pam has a wealth of experience working as a linguist/translator and as a church planter. In Central Asia for ten years, she planted simple churches among 3 people groups, 2 of whom are Muslim. She now trains others to advance the Great Commission in the US and abroad. She earned an MA and PhD in Linguistics from UT-Arlington.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      Ted Esler

      Missio Nexus, Orlando FL

      Ted Esler is the President of Missio Nexus, an association of agencies and churches representing over 30,000 Great Commission workers worldwide. A Minnesota native, Ted worked in the computer industry before becoming a church planter in Sarajevo, Bosnia, during the 1990’s. He is the author of the book, "Overwhelming Minority," about their family's ministry in Bosnia. In 2000, Ted became the Canadian director of Pioneers and three years later moved to Orlando to join Pioneers USA’s leadership team. He was appointed the President of Missio Nexus in 2015. Ted has BS in Computer Science and Speech Communication (Mankato State University, 1985), an MTS in Theology (Heritage Seminary, 2002), and a PhD in Intercultural Studies (Fuller Theological Seminary, 2012). Ted is married to Annette and they have five children. Ted loves sailing, Crossfit, bikes, plays bass, and enjoys eating ethnic foods from around the world. Ted is a part of a church planting network in Orlando called "The Living Room," and serves as a board member for a couple of ministry organizations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    • Celebration

      Closing Session

      Celebration

    • Instructor

      Jeff Moody

      Frontier Ventures, Gainesville FL

      After serving in various local church roles for several years, Jeff took Perspectives in 2003 which completely reoriented his life and ministry. He subsequently became the missions pastor at his local church in 2005, a role held for 6 years before joining the US Center for World Mission in 2011. He and his family live in Gainesville, FL.

    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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