Acworth, GA S19    Spring 2019
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Perspectives On The World Christian Movement

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 you are single, married, a student, a homemaker, a professional or retired, Perspectives will bless and challenge your life and direction. A fantastic array of pastors, theologians, international missiologists and mobilizers will challenge and inspire you with their personal experiences that will open your eyes to see just how big God is, and how much He desires that all might come to know Him. You will explore God's heart for every tribe, tongue, and language that He has created and placed around us here at home and to the ends of the earth.

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 and widening your perspectives into the Biblical mandate of God's mission for our world today. After this course, your life will never be the same!!

Interested but not sure?  Attend the first class free of charge before deciding - you'll be convinced that Perspectives is a worthy investment of time and resources to advance God's purpose for the world.

When: Thursday Evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm 

Where: Summit Baptist Church

       4310 Moon Station Ln NW

Acworth GA, 30101

Class begins January 10th, 2019 and ends April 25th, 2019.


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Key Reading Cost: $295
Cert
ificate Level Cost: $295   
You can also register for 1st Night Free!

Family Discounts available: 
Family Member Discount $50 (immediate family members) 

If you have any questions please contact:
Gabriela Zimmermann by phone at (404) 263-5500 or email

 

Class Info

Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Summit Baptist Church 4310 Moon Station Ln NW Acworth GA 30101

Contact: Gabriela Zimmermann

(404) 263-5500

 
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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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      David H

      Cafe1040, Maxeys GA

      David is married with four beautiful daughters. He has served in campus ministry for 8 years and is now the Chief Strategist and Global Team Leader for Cafe1040.

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      Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019

      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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      Paul Sewell

      Seven Wells, Atlanta GA

      Paul was doing his dream job of international software sales when he realized life was empty with out Jesus. After Jesus transformed his life, he served as an Executive Pastor for six years. God then led him to devote his life to God's glory among all nations. He stepped out of the pastor role and became a mission mobilization coach. Paul lives in Midtown Atlanta with his wife, Elisha, and son, Caspian, where he equips and sends goers to the nations while welcoming the 140+ nations in his neighborhood.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

      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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      Grant Haynes

      Global Frontier Missions, Lilburn 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: Thursday, January 24, 2019

      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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      Scott Miller

      Summit Church, Acworth GA

      Scott and his wife, Chris, have been married 36 years and are blessed with two grown children. Scott completed a BSBA in 1978 from Mars Hill College (NC), a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY in 1983, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1995 in Evangelism and Church Growth. He is now the Senior Pastor of Summit Church in Acworth, Georgia, and is personally involved in mission partnerships on four continents and serves on the Board of Directors for two international mission organizations. He has led 51 short-term international projects to Asia, Africa, and Europe and in his Perspectives lessons seeks to weave stories and experiences from the front lines into the time-tested practical principles of the world of missions. He has experience helping to mobilize churches and individuals to catch God's vision for the world and to develop ongoing mission partnerships between local churches and believers here with indigenous partners in unreached areas. He loves to teach God's Word in its simplicity and power and has a passion to reach the unreached and to see believers grow in Christ and become pioneers of Kingdom growth.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

      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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      Marco Murillo

      Perspectivas, Marietta GA

      Marco, his wife Aubrey, and their children form a transcultural family. They have serve as missionaries in Mexico and Texas for over 10 years in the area of Christian education and church planting. Marco served on the faculty of The Rio Grande Bible College in Texas. After taking Perspectives, Marco and Aubrey moved to the metropolitan area of Atlanta as church planters under the NAMB Initiatives. Marco holds a Master of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and pursuing a DMin at Midwestern Baptist. The Murillo Family see themselves as a bridge between cultures and languages. Their goal is to mobilize the church to reach the lost. Marco currently serves as the Director of Perspectives in the Spanish language in the United States.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

      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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      Yvonne Huneycutt

      Perspectives Global, Round Rock TX

      Yvonne from Austin, Texas loves mobilizing Christians and entire churches to find and engage their God-designed role for participation in the completion of the Great Commission. Yvonne's varied career experience includes the corporate world, local church ministry, mission ministry, and managing a non-profit organization. She has worked with the Perspectives movement for 25 years as a local class coordinator, regional director, instructor, author and Perspectives Global trainer. Her overseas field experience includes one year in Russia and numerous short-term trips into over 35 nations. She holds a Doctor of Ministry in Missions and Cross-Cultural Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

      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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      Mike Stachura

      Grace Evangelical Church, Fayetteville GA

      Mike serves as pastor/elder for Community and Global Ministries at Grace Evangelical Church in Fayetteville, GA, a church with a passion for global and community transformation through the life and power of Jesus Christ. Mike worked 22 years with OPERATION MOBILIZATION, 16 with their ship ministry aboard MV LOGOS & MV DOULOS. He and his wife Jorie raised their 3 children aboard the ships while ministering in 60+ nations/cultures. He served as Director of the Book Fair and later as the Managing Director of the ship DOULOS. He then served 6 years as OM-USA President/CEO. Mike earned an MA in Missions (Wheaton Grad School), and an MA in Comparative Politics (U of IL-Urbana).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

      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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      Trent DeLoach

      Toccoa Falls College, Tucker GA

      Trent DeLoach serves as the lead pastor at Clarkston International Bible Church. He and his family live as missionaries to the international community in Atlanta, GA. They have special heart for the Bosnian and Ethiopian communities. He also supports the work of Friends of Refugees, Global Frontier Missions, and Global Gates.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

      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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      Nicole Parks

      Cafe 1040, Cumming GA

      God has been calling Nicole to missions since before she was walking with Him. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a BBA in International Business and Risk Management. Through studying abroad twice in college, God began to open her eyes to her love of other cultures, languages, and travel. After graduation, she worked in financial services for a few years before God called her into ministry. While working for North Point Ministries, she went on her first short-term missions trip. Through 2 trips to the 10/40 window, God called her into vocational missions. In 2014, she joined the staff of Cafe 1040 first as a mobilizer and then as a team lead. She is passionate about the unreached, mobilization, and God's heart for the nations. When she's not traveling around the globe sharing the love of Jesus with the unreached, she is actively involved in her home church with her husband and their two future missionaries.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019

      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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      Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

      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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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

      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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      Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

      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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      Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

      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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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

      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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      Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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