Queensbury, NY // S20    Spring 2020
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.Perspectives is coming to Queensbury, New York in January, 2020!
Join us for an important spiritual journey that will change the way you walk, think, pray, give!

Sundays 2:00pm-5:00pm beginning January 5, 2020 at Church of the King at 685 Bay Road, Queensbury.

Over 17 Weeks
With 15 Instructors from all walks of life
(see who they are on the slider below)
We will show you God at work in the world in ways you have never considered, in Biblical stories, in history and today, and help you find your place in that work.  
Appropriate for high school students through adults.

Most students take Perspectives at the Certificate Level. Cost: $295
This college-level experience is available for Undergraduate Credit
at Excelsior College Cost: $650
Graduate Credit: $800
Also provides ACSI CEUs for teachers at accredited Christian schools.  

Class Info

Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020

Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Church of the King 685 Bay Road Queensbury NY 12804

Contact: Tricia Andrews

518-744-9804

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor

      Sarah Maynard

      Fort Ann NY

      Sarah and Kevin Maynard are Perspectives class alumni and trained coordinators who have been on fire for this class and the Kingdom of God as a result of the "Perspectives" experience. Sarah and Kevin are involved in local ministries and just started "The Hands and Feet of Hope Ministry" which assists impoverished families in Kenya through Christ like love, discipleship, fair trade opportunities and community development.


    • Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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

      Dave Shive

      Frontier Ventures (formerly US Center for World Mission), Catonsville MD

      Dave Shive is a 1968 graduate of the Washington Bible College, a 1972 graduate of Capital Bible Seminary with a Th.M. in New Testament Studies, and a 1994 graduate of Baltimore Hebrew University with an M.A. in Biblical Literature. Dave has spent the past 47 years in full time ministry as a pastor, Christian school director, and college professor. He currently serves with Frontier Ventures (formerly the US Center for World Mission) as a missions mobilizer for the northeast region of the United States. Dave lives in Catonsville, MD, with Kathy, his wife of 51 years. Dave and Kathy have three married children, Dan, Mike, and Becky. They are also the proud grandparents of 9 grandsons and 2 granddaughters.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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

      Fanny Cruz

      7,000 Knees, Norristown PA

      Fanny Basta has a Ph.D in Managerial Economics and served for more than 25 years planting churches in Italy. She also led the Latino Branch of WEC International for several years. Fanny leads 7,000 Knees, a ministry that seeks to promote evangelism and transformation in the marketplace. She is a tentmaker who develops mission strategies and projects and train long and short term missionaries to the unreached. Fanny is the author of the book "The One Who Breaks Through". Fanny has been married to Gianni Basta for more 30 years and, together with their children, Francesco, Melissa and Jonathan, live in Norristown, PA (USA).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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

      Randy Curtis

      Word of Life, Pottersville NY

      In 2006, I came to Schroon Lake, NY to attend the Word of Life Bible Institute. After two years there, I finished my B.S. degree in Religion from Liberty University while working various intern positions for WOLBI. Currently, I am serving at WOLBI as the Dean of Men, where I spend most of my days discipling, counseling, teaching chapels, and organizing other aspects of student ministry. My wife, Kylie, and I have the privilege of leading short-term mission trips each year with our students. We had a daughter on May 9, 2016.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Mark Strohmaier

      Hudson Falls NY



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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Michael Neigh

      Centre Point Ministries, Argyle NY

      Michael grew up in a missionary home in Vienna, Austria, the son of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) missionaries. He married Alison in 1993 and they have thirteen living children, two that God has taken home, four grandsons, one granddaughter, and two grandchildren to be born in 2020. Michael served with CEF for 10 years before moving his family to Argyle, NY to serve at Durkeetown Baptist Church in 2003. He ministered at Durkeetown for 14 years before taking on full-time responsibilities with a regional church-planting network, Centre Point Ministries. Michael is also a member of the leadership team of Gospel Advance. Michael enjoys gardening, riding motorcycle, and spending time with his family.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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

      Tricia Andrews

      Comstock NY

      I obtained an MA in Missions from Wheaton College Graduate School, and a BA in International Politics and Sustainable Development from Brandeis University, all in preparation for overseas ministry. God had other plans and is using my gifts through Perspectives as a class Coordinator and Area Leader. I am very eager to see more World Christians in Upstate NY who are ready to take some risks and get involved with what God is doing in our neighborhood as well as our world. Some people call that mobilization.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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

      Chris Clayman

      Global Gates Network, NYC West African Outreach, Bronx NY

      Chris Clayman is an Associate Director and Co-Founder of Global Gates (www.globalgates.info), a mission organization focused on reaching the ends of the earth through global gateway cities. He has been involved in pioneer church planting in urban and rural West Africa and New York City among unreached Muslim peoples. Chris is also the author of Superplan: a journey into God's story (thesuperplan.com), and ethNYcity: The Nations, Tongues, and Faiths of Metropolitan New York (unreachednewyork.com). Chris lives with his wife and three children in the Bronx.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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

      Judy A.

      Pioneers, South Yarmouth MA

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 29, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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

      Sarah Maynard

      Fort Ann NY

      Sarah and Kevin Maynard are Perspectives class alumni and trained coordinators who have been on fire for this class and the Kingdom of God as a result of the "Perspectives" experience. Sarah and Kevin are involved in local ministries and just started "The Hands and Feet of Hope Ministry" which assists impoverished families in Kenya through Christ like love, discipleship, fair trade opportunities and community development.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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

      Joel Rissinger

      Newington CT

      Pastor Joel L. Rissinger Pastor Joel is the lead pastor of Mill Pond Church, in Newington, Connecticut. Pastor Joel has been in fulltime ministry since 1992. In this capacity, he has led several congregations through major transitions prior to planting Mill Pond Church in 2007. Pastor Joel has a BA in theology from Ambassador University, as well as MAs in both religion and religious education from Liberty University. He is currently pursuing a D.Min. from the Antioch School in Ames, Iowa.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 19, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Gabriel Rolon

      Life Mission Worship Center, Rahway NJ

      Hi! My name is Gabriel and I currently work as an Accountant in the state of New Jersey. I have a passion for making God's glory known throughout all peoples and helping people identify their gifts and callings so they can reach their full potential in Christ. worked for four years as a student and volunteer with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and also 2 years with International Students Incorporated. I also partner with Novo, an international missions agency that sends missionaries to regions throughout the world. I've done missions work in Japan and work with Japanese missionaries as well.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Earlando Thomas

      New Hope Free Methodist, Webster NY

      An Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Rochester, Dr. Thomas is board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been practicing medicine for the past three decades, in Jamaica, England, and the United States, and has always viewed his vocation as a calling to Workplace Ministry. His lifelong passion for Medical and Evangelical Missions has taken him on short term mission trips to Haiti, Nigeria, and Jamaica. In 2005, Dr. Thomas co-founded the New Hope Evangelical Church in Rochester, New York. He is currently a member of New Hope Free Methodist Church and a Conference Ministerial Candidate (CMC) on the ordination track in the Free Methodist Denomination. Married to Marjorie since 1986, they have two grown children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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    • Instructor

      Tricia Andrews

      Comstock NY

      I obtained an MA in Missions from Wheaton College Graduate School, and a BA in International Politics and Sustainable Development from Brandeis University, all in preparation for overseas ministry. God had other plans and is using my gifts through Perspectives as a class Coordinator and Area Leader. I am very eager to see more World Christians in Upstate NY who are ready to take some risks and get involved with what God is doing in our neighborhood as well as our world. Some people call that mobilization.

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020

      Time: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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