West Chicago, Il S19    Spring 2019
Looking for your assignments? Sign In

PERSPECTIVES ON THE WORLD CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT

This spring, join thousands of believers on a 
journey into the heart of God for all peoples.

WHEN?

Mondays, January 21 - May 6, 2019
6PM - 9PM

WHERE?

Community Fellowship
28W240 North Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185

Perspectives allows you to hear from 15 different instructors over the course of 15 weeks and is for believers from all walks of life. Hear how God has been and continues to work throughout the world. Learn more about God's kingdom and His glory. Find out what your part is in this exciting movement. No matter who you are or what you do, Perspectives will help you learn how to live for God's kingdom.


For more details, email the class coordinators Laura Ciaffara or Becca Martin:


Class Info

Date: Monday, January 21, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Community Fellowship Church 28W240 North Avenue West Chicago IL 60185

Contact: Laura Ciaffara or Becca Martin

 
    • Instructor


    • 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

      Kyle Reschke

      Wheaton Bible Church - Pastor or Sending and Outreach, St. Charles IL



      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 21, 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.

    • Instructor

      Anne Garnett

      Wheaton IL

      Anne is mom to four kids, one daughter and three sons, all in their 20's, and has been married to Grant for 32 years. Their family worships and serves at Wheaton Bible Church where Anne is part of the women’s bible study leadership and teaching teams, serves on the Global Executive Team, and helps teach and shepherd a class of young married couples. Anne has been involved with missions at WBC for 25 years, working as a missionary furlough home coordinator, leading several short term missions trips, serving on leadership teams and staying involved in missionary prayer and care.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 28, 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.

    • Instructor

      Paco Amador

      New Life Community Church, Chicago IL

      Paco Amador is pastor of New Life Community Church in the Little Village community on Chicago's west side. Paco has served as a missionary, a public school teacher, and is currently a pastor at the mexican immigrant of Little Village. He and his wife, Sylvia, have seven children and live in Chicago.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 4, 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).

    • Instructor

      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.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 11, 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.

    • Instructor

      Dave McDowell

      West Chicago IL



      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 18, 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.

    • Instructor

      Robert Nordstrom

      OMF, Wheaton IL

      Robert works in partnership with local churches and campus ministry organizations in Chicago to reach and disciple international students (with a focus on East Asian students). This involves evangelism and discipling, preparing returnees, and developing training.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 25, 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.

    • Instructor

      Pam Arlund

      All Nations, 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.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 4, 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.

    • Instructor

      Andrew Herbek

      Perspectives, Deerfield IL

      Born and raised on the family farm in Nebraska, Andrew inherited a frontier mindset from the prairie pioneers he descended from. In light of this, God took this farm boy from the middle of nowhere and sent him to serve among an unreached people group in East Asia. While practicing ethnographic research among rural villages there, the Lord began cultivating a passion in Andrew to mobilize and equip the body of Christ to co-labor in His global purpose. Andrew is a member of Perspectives U.S. National Staff and serves in the Instructor Development Department. With a BA in Intercultural Studies and field experience in twelve countries, his heart is that of a cross-cultural educator and discipler. His desire is to see God's people raised up, trained well and sent out to pursue Christ's promise fulfilled among the nations.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 11, 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.

    • Instructor



      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 18, 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.

    • Instructor

      Sam Naaman

      Moody Bible Institute, Carol Stream IL

      Sam serves as professor of Intercultural Studies at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He is also founding director of south Asian Friendship Center in Chicago since 1997. Sam was born and raised in Pakistan, served with OM and Cru. in Pakistan. Studied Theology and Missiology in Korea and USA. he is married to Debbie and they have two adopted sons Blaise and David from Pakistan. They are members of Wheaton Bible church.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 25, 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.

    • Instructor

      Judy Duncan

      West Chicago IL



      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 1, 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.

    • Instructor

      Melissa Warner

      20s Ministry, Winfield IL



      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 8, 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.

    • Instructor

      Steven Steinhaus

      Pioneers, Wheaton IL

      Steven and his family have been on the field as missionaries among Muslims in SE Asia for 21+ years. Since 2009, Steven has been a CPM Practitioner-Trainer traveling all over the Muslim world. He is currently living in Chicago and finishing a Doctor of Ministry at TEDS while on an extended leave.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 15, 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.

    • Instructor

      Adam Gascho

      Barrington IL



      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 29, 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.

    • Instructor

      Rebecca Martin

      , Winfield IL



      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, May 6, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    • Instructor

    • Class Info

    • Class Info

      • Your Assignments


    • Class Info

      • Your Assignments


    • Class Info

      • Your Assignments


    • Class Info

      • Your Assignments











Copyright 2013 Perspectives Study Program.