Shreveport, LA S18    Spring 2018
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Perspectives on the World Christian Movement 
is an adventure of a lifetime that gives you a new and deeper understanding of God's story. 15 weeks with 15 dynamic instructors will take you through the Bible, back in time, and across the globe.  Each instructor will share from their personal experiences as they walk you through the 
Biblical, Historical, Cultural & Strategic 
perspectives of God's plan for all nations. Whether you are single, married, student, homemaker, professional or retired, this class will help you to discover your unique role in His unfolding plan.  You don't want to miss it!


Perspectives comes to the Northwest Louisiana community thru the joint efforts of many different local churches. We hope you will choose to join this study which has the potential to radically change your life!

When?     Each Tuesday night,  6:00 - 8:45 pm from 9 Jan - 1 May, 2018

  Where?      Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM), 1 University Place, LSUS, Shreveport, LA

Attend the first two classes for free!

Register by December 20, 2017 for a $25 discount!!

Class Info

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Location: Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) LSUS 1 University Place Shreveport LA 71115

Contact: Eddie Carmichael

719-229-9330

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Come ready to learn a little about Perspectives, pay or set up a payment schedule, and receive your books upon payment.

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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 Elworth

      Baton Rouge LA

      Steve serves at The Chapel on The Campus, a non-denominational church in Baton Rouge LA, as the Global Initiative Director. He helps lead the church in reaching the nations, both in Baton Rouge through International Ministry, and around the world through trips and partnerships. He and His wife Amber have a passion to see the church grasp and act on her God given opportunity and responsibility to make disciples of all nations. After pursuing going to the Muslim world themselves, God has had them stay in the states to help every follower of Jesus see that their lives have been bought and their redemption has been given not just for themselves, but so Jesus will be made known through every tribe, tongue, people, and nation.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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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      Todd Ahrend

      The Traveling Team, Fayetteville AR

      Todd Ahrend graduated from Northeastern State University, has a Masters from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the founder and international Director of The Traveling Team, a national missions mobilization movement. He and his wife, Jessica, have spent over a decade traveling both nation-wide and abroad, speaking to thousands of people about involvement in world evangelization. Todd has exposure in over sixty countries and has lived in the Middle East. He is the author of The Abrahamic Revolution and In This Generation. Todd and Jessica have six children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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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      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: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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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      Chuck Pourciau

      Frierson LA

      Dr. Chuck Pourciau serves as Senior Pastor of Broadmoor Baptist Church. Dr. Pourciau also serves as a trustee on the International Mission Board for the Southern Baptist Convention. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended Comite Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, where at the age of 9, he trusted his life to Jesus as Savior and Lord. His wife, Tracy Winters Pourciau (Baton Rouge, LA), was also active in Comite Baptist Church. They married on January 3, 1981. During his sophomore year at LSU, Dr. Pourciau responded to God’s call to vocational ministry. His degrees include a B.A. in History from Mississippi College, and Master of Divinity Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts in Apologetics from Biola University. Dr. Pourciau’s first pastorate was Lewiston Baptist Church, Kentwood, Louisiana, in 1984. He has also served as pastor for congregations at Centreville Baptist Church, Mississippi, and First Baptist Church Louisville, Mississippi. He began serving at Broadmoor Baptist on April 1, 1999. Chuck and Tracy have a daughter and son-in-law, Casey and Stephen Richards, 2 grandsons, Aaron Richards and Will Richards, and a daughter, Leigh. His hobbies include hunting, cycling, beekeeping, history and reading. Favorite Verse: “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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 Sullivan

      First Baptist Church Haughton, La, Haughton LA

      Scott is married to Elizabeth and they have four children: Erika, Austin, Caleb, and Noah. He is the Equipping Pastor at FBC Haughton, La. Scott earned a Doctor of Education Ministry degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015. He is also a personal disciple-maker, speaker, author, consultant, professor, and bow hunter.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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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      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: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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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      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: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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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      Mike Jones

      Ruston LA

      Master of Divinity - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary B.A. Education - Louisiana Tech University As Managing Director/Investment Services of Argent Advisors, Inc., Mike is employed full time in the investment management business. His avocation however is the study of church history and theology. He has traveled extensively tracing following up on research on the history of Christianity. Mike resides in Ruston, LA with his wife, Gina, and has two children, Ben (26) and Emma (21). He has been in Ruston, LA since joining Argent in the fall of 1990. For many years Mike has independently pursued his interest and love for church history. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe participating in tours retracing the history of the church and visiting significant places of our Christian heritage. These tours have led him into further academic pursuits. In 2005 Mike completed an independent study through the Zurich Theological Seminary which allowed him to focus solely on the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland. When possible, Mike loves to share his enthusiasm for the Christian church while helping others grow in their perspective and context for the Christian church and its mission today.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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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      Justin Long

      ActBeyond, Garland TX

      Justin Long is a global missions researcher. He presently serves with ActBeyond as part of the Global Ephesus Initiative which seeks to send teams to start movements that cascade through whole People Clusters. As a researcher He maintains the Global District Survey (places to go), Movement Index, Movement Case Study archive, compiles People Cluster Forecasts, and edits The Long View weekly missions trends analysis. His website is http://www.justinlong.org.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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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      Dennis Cochrane

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Lexington SC

      Dennis and his wife Nancy served as linguists and Bible translators among the 20,000 Duna people of Papua New Guinea. After devising an alphabet for this previously unwritten language they produced primers and readers, teaching many to read their own language. They then translated the first portions of God's Word into the Duna language. Several thousand Duna came to faith in Christ and today there are many churches among these people.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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

      Danny Kennison

      The Medical Centers of West Africa, Inc., Sunshine LA

      Danny and his wife Frances along with their two sons moved to a central African country in 1992. There they served as part of a pioneering church planting team working among a major unreached people group with an estimated population of around fifteen million in all of sub-Saharan Africa. They returned to the US in 2013 and continue to serve the work in Africa by offering logistical and administrative support. They desire to serve the Body of Christ in the US as mobilizers and encouragers to those who serve in hard places. They also welcome the nations who live among us.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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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      Jana Hutzler

      , West Monroe LA

      Jana serves as director of School-Based Ministries at First West, West Monroe, La. Through this position she works hand-in-hand with local schools, neighborhoods, mission-minded businesses and foundations, plus a variety of churches, to bring healing and restoration for the glory of Jesus Christ. Prior to joining the staff at First West, she worked through the non-profit organization, The Wellspring of NELA and Family Justice Center. There she worked closely with those oppressed by domestic violence, sexual assault and those suffering feelings of hopelessness due to homelessness, addiction and poverty. God used this framework to move her towards a specific focus within her community which launched the umbrella of School-Based Ministries concept. Broaden Horizons after-school and summer camps, Kids Hope one-on-one mentor opportunity during school hours, and Project HELP for students in need of professional Christian counseling and parenting resources for caregivers. She works holistically with these teams and the community to restore people spiritually with their Creator, as well as bring healing and restoration to their emotional, social and physical well-being. To reach these goals there is collaboration with agencies such as The United Way, the Wellness Center, NELA Children’s Coalition and The Center for Children and Families. In addition, Jana has a heart for, and works closely with, blended families, families touched by suicide and pushes back against unrestrained media/social media access. On a personal note, Jana lives with her husband Charles Hutzler, with whom she shares four children and 4 “perfect” grandchildren. She is a living testimony of the goodness and faithfulness of Yahweh who has taken every single hurt in her own life and brought healing, purpose and glory for His Son, Jesus Christ. Her abundant love for her Savior is seen by great measure in the way she loves those created in His image!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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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      Brian

      McKinney TX

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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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      Jack Crabtree

      Ethnos360, Fort Smith AR

      Jack Crabtree and his family are church planters in Papua New Guinea with Ethnos360. Their goal is to see mature churches established among least reached people. In 2014, after four years of pre-field training, the Crabtree family moved around the world to Papua New Guinea, but their journey started eight years earlier in a Perspectives class. In Perspectives they were mobilized to God’s heart for the nations, and began the journey that led them to Papua New Guinea. In early 2015, the Crabtree family and their partners, the Hambrice and Sanders families, had learned the PNG trade language and built bush houses in a village among the Watnakia people. For the last few years, Team Wantakia has been building relationships and learning the Wantakian language and culture. As Team Wantakia is nearing the end of their language and culture study, they are preparing to develop the Wantakia literacy program. Jack’s wife, Lael, recently finished the first step of literacy by creating the Wantakian alphabet. Literacy will be followed by translating the Bible into Wantakian, teaching the Bible from eternity to eternity, and discipling those new believers, so they can study God’s Word for themselves and reach maturity in Christ. Team Wantakia shares Paul’s ministry goal, “We proclaim him by instructing and teaching all people with all wisdom, so that we may present every person mature in Christ. Toward this goal I also labor, struggling according to his power that powerfully works in me.” -Colossians 1:28-29

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 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

      David Jackett

      Frontier Ventures / Perspectives Study Program, Flower Mound TX

      After spending 10 years as a professional firefighter/EMT / Fire Marshal in Fort Worth, TX, David left the fire service for full-time vocational ministry with Frontier Ventures (formerly known as the US Center for World Mission). He currently serves as the Texas Regional Director of the Perspectives Study Program. David has led more than a dozen trips to Central America doing evangelism, medical and orphan care, firefighter training and church planting. He has helped his church and others develop missionary training and equipping programs and he has spoken to thousands of students and adults across the US and Central America about God’s global mission with a great passion to mobilize the body of Christ to strategic engagement in God’s global purpose.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

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      James M Palmer

      Restore Hope, Athens TX

      James (Jim) is a 35 yr veteran missionary with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. He and his wife Viola have directed disaster relief and community development projects, church planting, and leadership training. Most recently Jim and Viola were part of a church planting movement that saw over 200 churches planted in 12 years among the Miskito people of Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras.

    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM

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