Eugene, OR    Spring 2018
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PERSPECTIVES EUGENE

Perspectives is a 15 week Kingdom centered course taught each week by a different uniquely qualified, skilled, passionate presenter. It's an excellent opportunity to grow deeper into your faith and expand your influence for the Kingdom. Whether you want to grow deeper in your relationship with Christ, be equipped to better serve your church, serve your local community, or to serve around the world, join us and experience God's heart for all peoples of the world and encounter the momentum of the World Christian Movement. Allow God to open the eyes of your heart on this journey with fresh knowledge and understanding of His purposes and why they're relevant to your life.The course addresses the biblical, historical, cultural and strategic perspectives of the World Christian Movement. You are part of His story. Find your purpose as a World Christian in God's eternal plan.

Perspectives Eugene, serves churches from the entire Eugene/Springfield area. Please join us as we grow in unity and in Spirit.

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Where: Northwest Christian University
Kellenberger Building Room L203
828 E 11th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
When: Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9:15
Contact: Paul Herriott (503) 779-9327
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Class Info

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

Location: Northwest Christian University 828 E 11th Ave Eugene OR 97401

Contact: Paul Herriott

(503) 779-9327

 
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    • 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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      Gerry Breshears

      Western Seminary, Portland OR

      Gerry Breshears has been professor of theology at Western Seminary since 1980. He served three years with WorldVenture in the Philippines, teaching at Faith Academy and helping start Calvary Baptist Church. He received the Ph.D. from Fuller Seminary. He now teaches overseas about one month per year. In addition to teaching and lecturing at a number of colleges and seminaries around the world, he speaks in many churches. He is co-author of Vintage Jesus, Death by Love, and Vintage Church with Mark Driscoll, in the Relit series from Crossway. Gerry and his wife, Sherry, have two sons, Donn and David, and a daughter, Cyndee, and three wonderful grandgirls. He is an elder and a member of the preaching team at Grace Community Church of Gresham, Oregon.

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      Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      Doug Hazen

      WorldVenture, Elkton OR

      After Doug served a pastor in Eugene, OR where God called him into missions through one of his own messages! He and his family served in Congo, Africa and after several life shaping events, including the results of the Rwanda genocide, they returned to the U.S. Doug was asked by WorldVenture to take the Northwest Regional Mission Director position where he served until January, 2015 when he was appointed National Director of Mobilizing Prayer for WorldVenture. In that role, he leads a prayer team devoted to praying and implementing the truth of Matthew 9:36-38. He and his wife, Ruth, have four grown kids with thirteen grandchildren and in 2015 adopted "arrows" for God to use in expanding the gospel. Doug and his family live in Elkton, Oregon and attend Elkton Baptist Church.

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      Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      Daniel Collins

      Eugene OR

      I am a follower of Jesus, leader by character, social entrepreneur, husband of one, father to three, son of the most high God. I am intrigued and challenged by the writings in the Bible. I am inspired and compelled by the words, leadership, and life of Jesus the Messiah. My heartbeat is worship, that all people might know the joy of praising and following Jesus. May we be local churches of all nations for the nations.

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      Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      Paul Herriott

      First Baptist Church of Eugene, Eugene OR

      Paul is the Pastor to International Students and Young Adults at First Baptist Church of Eugene. He first took Perspectives prior to spending two summers in Bolivia, and leading teams there to do Business as Missions and Community Development. Because of the ministries he gets to lead, Paul has a special heart for mobilizing and also welcoming. While taking Perspectives and obtaining his M-Div from Western Seminary, he fell in love with Church and Missions History, an has continued to read and study in the area.

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      Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      Todd Miles

      Portland OR



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      Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      R. Jordan

      Beaverton OR

      R Jordan uses her 30 years experience in children's missions education to empower churches in developing global outreach strategies for their children's ministries. She makes history relevant and memorable through the use of audience participation and a variety of media. Ruth's husband John, is the World Missions Pastor at Village Baptist Church in Beaverton, Oregon. Contact Information: (503) 626-3337; email: jrdmjordan@aol.com

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      Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      Ron Billings

      Perspectives, Corvallis OR

      Ron Billings grew up in Oregon and the Philippines, where his parents were missionaries. His grandparents and great-grandparents were also missionaries, with China Inland Mission. After serving with the military, he attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.B.A., an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. While in graduate school, Ron coordinated the Perspectives class in Austin from 1987 to 1992. He also worked for twelve years in the electronics industry as an international standards negotiator, and he started his own software-development company. Dr. Billings has served on the faculty of Concordia University in Austin, Texas, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Oregon State University in Corvallis, the University of Oregon in Eugene, Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon, and Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with his German wife Bina whom he met in the house church they attended.

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      Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      Ron Whisler

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Eugene OR

      Ron Whisler and his wife Jacqui began their translation work with Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1984 - until present. Their desire was to work among the unreached peoples of southeast Asia. They first worked among the Sawai people of eastern Indonesia, but after being displaced by war, the Lord has now expanded their roles into training, mentoring and facilitating Indonesian Bible translators. They continue to work directly with teams of Indonesian Bible translators, helping in the areas of administrative leadership, Bible translation and Bible translation consulting.

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      Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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.

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      Adrienne Livingston

      Anti-Sex Trafficking, Happy Valley OR

      Adrienne Livingston is the Director of Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives with WorldVenture. She is the past Co-Chair of Multnomah County’s Victims Services Implementation Team. She desires to help equip the church become aware of the issue of sex trafficking, understand how the intersections of a culture of sex and violence contribute to this issue and learn how they can get engaged to prevent, end the demand and take a kingdom stance against it.

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      Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      Jonathan Martin

      Gresham OR

      Jonathan has lived in Central Asia for seven years and East Asia for five where he had the privilege to work among Muslims. He has been a pastor at Good Shepherd Community Church since 2004 where he oversees outreach all over the world. He has written two books "Giving Wisely" and the "King Saul Syndrome", and is working on a third with his father called "The Letter of the Apostle Paul to the 21st Century". All three books offer solutions that deal with the chronic problems that plague the church worldwide. Jonathan is married to Janie and has three children.

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      Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      Agam Iheanyi-Igwe

      Eugene OR



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      Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

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      SPRING BREAK

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      Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

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