Fort Collins, CO S18    Spring 2018
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You were made for significance ... for a critical role in His eternal and divine plan for all the universe!

If you are hungry for more of Him and his heart for all people, tribes and tongues, then Perspectives is the course for you!

Perspectives is a 15-week course, with 15 different instructors, all sharing one story -- the story of how God is fulfilling his promise so that 'the nations may be glad' (Psalm 67).




The Course begins Monday, January 8th, 2018 and continues on Monday evenings through April 30th. Class time is from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

WHERE:

Summitview Church, 1601 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525


CONTACTS:

Nathan Hrouda, Co-Coordinator
Aaron Ritter, Co-Coordinator


Class Info

Date: Monday, January 8, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Summitview Church 1601 West Drake Rd. Fort Collins CO 80526

Contact: Nathan Hrouda

970-310-1998

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Monday, January 8, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 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

      Brian Hogan

      Youth With A Mission, Fayetteville AR

      Brian and Louise Hogan have served in mission since 1987. From the Navajo Tribe to Outer Mongolia, their passion has been to see Jesus glorified and lifted up among those who have never known Him. From 1993-1996 their team pioneered a church planting movement in Erdenet (AIR-DUH-NET), Mongolia that continues to grow under fully indigenous leadership to this day. Their Mongolian disciples are now training and sending out their own missionaries to other unreached people groups. The story of the work in Erdenet can be read in Brian’s book: There’s a Sheep in my Bathtub (Asteroidea Books), and in the case study article – “Distant Thunder: Mongols Follow the Khan of Khans” – on page 695 of your Perspectives Reader.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 15, 2018

      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

      Don McCurry

      Ministries to Muslims, Divide CO

      Dr. Don McCurry served as a missionary among Punjabi peoples in Pakistan for eighteen years with the United Presbyterian Church. In 1975, Don came home to work on his doctorate at The School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. From 1977 to 1985, Don taught at Fuller in the field of Muslim Evangelism. He also founded and taught for seven years in the Zwemer Institute of Muslim Studies, training eight hundred missionaries who went to the Muslim world. In 1986, Don founded a new ministry called "Ministries To Muslims." This has enabled Don to teach freely throughout the two-thirds world in 67 countries, preparing missionaries to stand alongside of the western missions in reaching Muslims. Don's authored, Healing the Broken Family of Abraham: Bringing New Life to Muslims, which has been translated into Spanish, Russian, Arabic, German, Tatar, Azeri, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek, and Georgian. Other books include The Gospel and Islam: A Compendium and Sharing the Good News With Iranians and Now You Can Know What Muslims Believe. Dr. McCurry currently offices in Colorado Springs where he serves as President of Ministries To Muslims.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 22, 2018

      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

      Jamie Zumwalt

      Outrageous Love, Choctaw OK

      Jamie Zumwalt is the Founder and President of Outrageous Love, an organization that starts Communities of Hope among marginalized peoples. Jamie and her husband, John, served as missionaries in Taiwan among the Hakka and Taiwanese. For 22 years, John and Jamie have been training and sending missionaries out to plant the church among the unreached. She now pastors and a leads a coffee house, church community called Joe's Addiction in a "red light" district of Oklahoma City, doing life together with the poor. She has authored a book called Simple Obsession, Enjoying the Tender Heart of God and travels widely, teaching and inviting more people to plant Communities of Hope. She and John have five children and one grand daughter.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 29, 2018

      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

      Jon Hardin

      Frontiers, Highlands Ranch CO

      Dr. Jon Hardin is the National Communications Specialist for Frontiers. He has served in full-time missions work for over 25 years. Jon regularly speaks and teaches in churches, conferences, and various training events around the world--he has taught over 25,000 Perspectives students. Jon has a passion for seeing local churches and ordinary Christians step into strategic roles in the global missions enterprise. Jon is an ordained minister, holds a PhD from the VU University in Amsterdam, and did post-graduate studies at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague. He is also a graduate of Denver Seminary. Jon is a CPA and prior to going into full-time ministry he worked for IBM Corporation for nine years.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 5, 2018

      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

      Patrick John Sokoll

      Beggars' Gate Church, Loveland CO

      Pat Sokoll Pastor Church planter Church coach/pastoral care International Mission support Marriage & Relational Ministry

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 12, 2018

      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

      Viji Cammauf

      Little Flock, Oakland CA

      Viji Nakka- Cammauf is the President of Little Flock Children’s Homes a ministry to orphans and widows. She also serves as an adjunct professor for The American Baptist Seminary of the West, Fuller Northern California, and Logos Evangelical Seminary in El Monte California. She is a lecturer and Professor of record for the Perspectives Study Program in Northern California.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 19, 2018

      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

      Robert Blincoe

      Frontiers, Mesa AZ

      Bob led a Frontiers team into northern Iraq following the first Gulf War in 1991. He is President of U.S. Frontiers, living in Phoenix. He has a Ph.D. in History from William Carey International University in Pasadena. He has twice lost on television game shows.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

      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

      Bryan Thompson

      OMF International, Highlands Ranch CO

      Bryan served with OMF International in Japan for 23 years and has been involved with evangelism, discipleship, church planting, short-term missions, member care, missionary training, mobilization, field administration and leadership. He and his wife Janet are Wisconsin natives and have three adult children. They are currently serving in a mobilization role with OMF International based in Denver, CO.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 5, 2018

      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

      Leonie Kent

      YWAM, Littleton CO

      Leonie’s passion is seeing God worshipped where He is not! Her passion has led her on an incredible 27 year journey around the world mobilizing and training His people for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Her heart beats for the peoples of the Himalaya, which led her in 1995 as the Director of Youth With A Mission Cimarron-Colorado to pioneer a movement of prayer, provision and personnel that continues today to see His Name being worshipped at the roof top of the world. A story teller at heart, Leonie's great joy is to share the story of her God as He gathers the peoples of the world to Himself. Leonie calls Denver, Colorado home.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 19, 2018

      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

      Andre Houssney

      Horizons International, Boulder CO

      André was born in Beirut, Lebanon during that country's civil war between Muslims and Christians. The son of a Lebanese father and an American mother, André was raised with an understanding of the complexities of cross-cultural communication. His ministry teaching and training with Horizons International has taken him to over 40 countries including four years spent ministering in his native Lebanon. Andre and his Thai-American wife Vanee have three boys; Elias, Silas and Ezra. Andre is also working on agricultural and business projects to establish the viability of the national churches and their missions programs. These Fair Trade businesses like Zambeezi and The Zambian Soap Company create funds to support native missionaries to Muslim regions.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 26, 2018

      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

      Lisa Gibson

      Peace and Prosperity Alliance, Plymouth MI

      Lisa Gibson is the Founder and Executive Director of the Peace and Prosperity Alliance. She received her Juris Doctorate with honors from Cooley Law School and her BA in Political Science from Alma College. Prior to starting PPA she served as VP of Advocacy and Experiences for Caleb Project. She also has over seven years of experience working on public policy issues for state and national advocacy organizations. Lisa has a unique voice on global terrorism having lost her brother on the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. She has seen the power and restoration that comes from seeing true justice, forgiveness and reconciliation in cases such as these. Lisa’s story is currently being featured on Oprah.com as part of the Forgiveness in Action project. In 2010 Lisa received the honor of being chosen as one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the US Junior Chamber of Commerce. Lisa has a desire to impact society by addressing the root issues that result in human rights abuses such as injustice, oppression, and terrorism around the world.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 2, 2018

      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

      Taher Youssef

      Colorado Springs CO

      Dr. Taher Youssef serves as a medical director for an non-governmental organization (NGO) that works in Central Asia. He oversees the public health, preventive health, and clinical projects that his NGO operates through its rural medical clinics . His medical work spans both developing and developed countries with internships and work experiences in both the public health and clinical medicine arena. He holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Azusa Pacific University, a Master’s Degree in International Public Health from Loma Linda University, and a Medical Degree from England. His interest lies in incorporating his medical experiences for the transformational development of rural communities in the developing world. Dr. Youssef has a passion to develop communities that would invest into a 'holistic' perspective on health – physical wholeness as a result of a healthy interaction between an individual’s heart, mind, and the spirit. It is his desire to see a shift in the conventional paradigm of physical wellness into one that is a natural result of a healthy social, mental, and spiritual interaction.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 9, 2018

      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

      Tat Stewart

      Talim Ministries, Aurora CO

      Tat Stewart was raised the son of medical missionaries in Iran. He attended high school in Tehran and speaks perfect Farsi. He was pushed out of the country during the Iranian Revolution of the late 1970s, at which time he came to the U.S. to study. He has since planted churches in the Muslim world and now broadcasts sermons via satellite into Iran. He attended seminary in New Jersey and is an ordained minister, having pastored churches in New Jersey, Maryland and Colorado, as well as Tehran. He is currently the lead pastor of the Iranian Christian Church of Colorado. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of TALIM Ministries, and the Editor of Shaban Magazine. Tat is the Chairman of the Board for SAT-7 PARS.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 16, 2018

      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

      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: Monday, April 23, 2018

      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.

    • Instructor

      Ron Binder

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Santa Ana CA

      Ron and his wife, Kathy, worked in Panama and Colombia for 23 years with Wycliffe. They completed a New Testament translation among the Wounaan people and also did extensive work in developing literacy materials, training pastors, teachers and artists, community development and ethnomusicology. They have published some 80 books in the Wounaan language besides the New Testament and have seen God raise up some 15 churches, all of which are led by Wounaan pastors without the presence of missionaries. Ron has been a speaker in Perspectives classes since 1994, has coordinated several classes himself and is Professor of Record for many of the classes in which he teaches. In the U.S. he is a speaker and events coordinator for Wycliffe, but he and Kathy also help facilitate ongoing ministry goals determined by the Wounaan church leaders by traveling to Panama 2-3 times a year. These goals include training teachers and implementing a literacy-based outreach strategy using recently developed media and written materials in their language as well as spearheading new church plants in Panama City and a missionary outreach to their own people in Colombia.

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      Date: Monday, April 30, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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