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ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to a low student registration and concerns over COVID-19, we will be combining our class with the Jacksonville Perspectives class (www.perspectives.org/jacksonvillefl) which has a nearly identical schedule (Mondays 6:30-9pm) and meets via Zoom. 

To maintain our Space Coast class feel, we still plan to meet (via Zoom for now) at 6pm before the Jacksonville class begins, so we encourage you to join the Jacksonville class and then contact our South Brevard coordinating team () to stay in the loop for our local class announcements.



Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a 15 week discipleship course that will expand your view of God, the Bible, history, people, nations, the world, and your role in the epic story unfolding around us. Through the four perspectives: Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic, this course will help followers of Christ from every background and stage of life discover God’s answer to the big question: “what am I here for?” Originally a college course, Perspectives is packed with excellent reading material and taught by an array of dynamic instructors from diverse backgrounds whose personal stories will challenge and inspire you. Whether you are single or married, working or retired, a student, homemaker, or professional, Perspectives will bless you and, through you, the world!


Interested? Check out our class schedule below or use the links to the right to find out more or register.


Have questions? Check out the Perspectives FAQs or contact the South Brevard coordinating team at .


May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us,
that your way may be known on earth,
your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!


Psalm 67:1-3



Note: Perspectives is committed to following all governmental and host location recommendations in our decisions to hold classes and gatherings. We are planning for this class to be a live, in-person class.  We have a back-up plan to hold the class in a virtual environment if needed because of COVID-19 restrictions. 

Class Info

Date: Monday, August 10, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Trinity Wellsprings Church 638 S Patrick Dr Satellite Beach FL 32937

Contact: Daniel Hedman

321-917-4018

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor

      Neil Moyer

      Perspectives USA, Mims FL

      Neil has lived in the central Florida area since 1985. He worked as a building scientist and recently retired as a researcher from the University of Central Florida. He is currently an elder and missions pastor at his church in Titusville, FL. Neil loves to others see God change people's lives as they encounter Him in the Perspectives classes. What they say is true, Perspectives will 'ruin' your life - in a great way! My perspective of being a Christian changed, to see my role in God's plan.


    • Date: Monday, August 10, 2020

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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.

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      Augustine "Gus" Davies

      Longwood FL

      Pastor Augustine (Gus) Davies is passionate about Perspectives because it is a great and compelling course that continues to advance discipleship and leadership development for the Kingdom. Gus was introduced to Perspectives in the 80’s at African Bible College in Liberia and Reformed Theological Seminary USA. During those times he read several of the articles for missions, anthropology and cross-cultural classes. Gus is serving as pastor at Northland Church in Longwood Florida since 1998. Perspectives course was part of his beginning days as he participated in both local and global missions along with pastoral responsibilities. In the last year Gus’s heart and mind has been re-ignited to reengage in this class as a student and facilitator. Perspectives go deeper in equipping and empowering the Church for the Great Commission.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, August 17, 2020

      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.

    • 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: Monday, August 24, 2020

      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.

    • Instructor

      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: Monday, August 31, 2020

      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).

    • Instructor

      Neil Moyer

      Perspectives USA, Mims FL

      Neil has lived in the central Florida area since 1985. He worked as a building scientist and recently retired as a researcher from the University of Central Florida. He is currently an elder and missions pastor at his church in Titusville, FL. Neil loves to others see God change people's lives as they encounter Him in the Perspectives classes. What they say is true, Perspectives will 'ruin' your life - in a great way! My perspective of being a Christian changed, to see my role in God's plan.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, September 14, 2020

      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.

    • Instructor

      Bruce L.

      Ocala FL

      Lived with wife and children as pioneer church planters and disciple makers in Central Asia for five years. Also worked in strategic research for Central Asia's 371 unreached people groups. Currently living in Florida.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, September 21, 2020

      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.

    • Instructor

      Steven Masood

      Jesus to Muslims, Summerfield FL

      Steven Masood became a follower of Jesus in April 1973 in Karachi, Pakistan from a Muslim background. His testimony is chronicled in Into the Light. Steven earned a PhD from the London School of Theology thru Brunel University, London, on Islam and Christianity. He has spent 30+ years studying and working in Christian-Muslim relations and has taught Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim relations as a visiting lecturer in Christian institutions in Britain and the Far East. Steven also lectures in conferences and churches on varied subjects including the integrity of Christian and Muslim scriptures, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus. For further info: www.JesusToMuslims.org

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, September 28, 2020

      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.

    • Instructor

      Sundee Simmons

      Perspectives, Winter Park FL

      Sundee Simmons currently serves as Associate Director of Perspectives Global. Sundee has been serving the Perspectives program since 1991. She has served as a volunteer coordinator, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, East Coast Regional Administrator and the Director of Training for Perspectives USA before joining the Perspectives Global Team. Sundee Simmons is a wife and mother of 3 children, Nathan (1996), Emily (1998) and Julianna (2005). Her husband, Scott, is a ordained PCA Pastor serving Third Millennium Ministries as the Director of Instructor Relations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 5, 2020

      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.

    • Instructor

      Joyce Henderson

      CP Global Impact Ministry, Palm Bay FL

      I currently lead medical teams annually to Ecuador in partnership with Servants and Faith and Technology, and have led short-term mission teams, medical, construction and children’s ministry, in the U.S. and to Ecuador since 2003. I became a Christian through the efforts of Campus Crusade at the Ohio State University. In 1986 God called me to work in missions and I began to involve myself and my five children in the activities of my church and community. For the past 10 years, I have led my church’s mission board, now called the CP Global Impact Ministry. I have a diploma in nursing and a degree in history and have been a nurse for 50 years, working in the O.R. and homecare, and as a Faith Community Nurse. I am also a writer, editor and publisher. I am the author of 18 books, including "Who Am I that I Am Called?" a book for short-term mission team leaders and members. My business, EssayLady.com provides editing and coaching for high school and college students applying for college, grad school or scholarships. My husband and I live on the East coast of FL where we enjoy year-round vegetable gardening, travel, and our six kids and 17 grandchildren.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 12, 2020

      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.

    • Instructor

      Mark Baxter

      YWAM Jacksonville, Jacksonville FL

      Mark Baxter is the North American Regional Leader for YWAM Frontier Missions and co-leads the YWAM base in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife Janet. Mark and Janet started the base in January 2001 along with a small team all committed to reaching those who have never heard the Good News of Jesus. They have 3 children - Daniel, Kathleen, and Jennifer along with 6 grandchildren. Mark has ministered in over 130 nations and he, Janet, and their youngest child lived in Harbin, China teaching English and planted a church among unreached people in 2008/09. Mark is also the missions pastor at Redeemer Church.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 19, 2020

      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.

    • Instructor

      David Heath

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Bonita Springs FL

      David has been serving with Wycliffe in NW Nigeria as a linguist and Bible translation consultant since 1995. Currently, he is managing five translation projects and does Bible translation consulting for two other languages in Nigeria (working remotely from U.S. – working two months a year in Nigeria). David and his wife Carleen live in Bonita Springs, FL and have 2 adult sons. His formal education is in Bible/Theology (BA, MDiv). Linguistics (MA), and Biblical Languages (PhD).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 26, 2020

      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.

    • Instructor

      Toby Sorrels

      International Friendship, Gainesville FL

      Toby Sorrels is a native Floridian who has visited a variety of cultures ranging from Beijing China to primitive villages in the Amazon Jungle. Toby is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and he earned two Masters degrees focused on Culture and Communication. He has done graduate study abroad, and has served as Executive Director of International Friendship since 2000. Toby is passionate about saltwater fishing & photography. He regularly takes international scholars on their first fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico. Toby and his wife Linda, have been married for 33 years and have two adult children, Stephanie and David.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, November 2, 2020

      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.

    • Instructor

      Kathleen Peterson

      Aaron & Hur Interational Ministries, Titusville FL

      Kathleen is the founder and director of Aaron & Hur International Ministries: A ministry to strengthen, equip and restore church leaders. She is the daughter and granddaughter of pioneer missionaries. Today she works in Latinamerica, most extensively in Cuba and in Panama.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, November 9, 2020

      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.

    • Instructor

      Jared Looney

      Global City Mission Initiative , Tampa FL

      Dr. Jared Looney grew up a few minutes from the Texas/Mexico border. In 1996, he graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in mission studies. He then worked in cross-cultural ministry in Houston, TX in impoverished neighborhoods at Impact Ministries. While in Houston, he completed a Master of Arts in theological studies at Houston Graduate School of Theology, with a research emphasis on multiethnic church growth. In 2001, Jared relocated to New York City as an urban missionary and spent 15 years serving in The Bronx in culturally diverse settings. In 2010, he completed a Doctor of Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary. In 2013, he founded Global City Mission Initiative (GCMI), a missions organization pursuing disciple-making in globalized urban areas. As missionaries in global cities, GCMI serves diverse populations, including Unreached People Groups, ethnic enclaves, international students, at-risk youth, Post-Christendom populations, and various other communities. Dr. Looney has trained missionary candidates both on-the-field and in the classroom. Working with the leadership team of the Equip program in NYC, he was involved in training missionary apprentices from multiple agencies; he has often served as adjunct faculty for universities and seminaries; and he has mentored numerous missionary apprentices & interns. He is author of Crossroads of the Nations: Globalization, Diaspora & Evangelism -- named a top 15 mission studies text of 2015 by International Bulletin of Mission Research -- and co-author of Mosaic: A Ministry Handbook for a Globalizing World. He has been a guest lecturer in various colleges & university classrooms including: Abilene Christian University, Yale University, Biola University, and various others. Leading the expansion of Global City Mission Initiative, he relocated to the Tampa Bay area in 2016, where he currently resides with his wife, Hylma, and daughter, Adalia.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, November 16, 2020

      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.

    • Instructor

      JC

      TEAM, Tavares 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 29 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: Monday, November 23, 2020

      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: Monday, November 30, 2020

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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