Wichita, KS // F18    Fall 2018
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PERSPECTIVES
on the World Christian Movement


SUNDAY EVENINGS
AUGUST 12TH - DECEMBER 9TH 2018

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What is Perspectives ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
 
Join us and experience God's heart for all peoples and encounter the momentum of the WORLD CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT. Perspectives will open the eyes of your heart with fresh knowledge and understanding of God's unchanging purposes and why they're relevant to your life.

Perspectives allows you to hear from 15 different instructors over the course of 15 weeks. Perspectives 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.

Class Info

Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Riverlawn Christian Church 4243 N Meridian Ave Wichita KS 67204

Contact: Jamie Short

(918) 327-3856

 
    • 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

      John Zumwalt

      Outrageous Love, Choctaw OK

      John Zumwalt is the Cross Cultural Coach for the innovative organization, Outrageous Love. After serving as a missionary among the unreached Minnan he returned to America and for over 22 years served as the founder and Director of the Missionary Training Institute, Beautiful Feet Boot Camp. He has trained over 300 Career Missionaries. He has a Doctorate of Divinity from International University for Graduate Studies. John has authored the book, Passion for the Heart of God and travels widely, preaching and holding seminars, raising up activist to go to the ends of the earth. John and his wife, Jamie, also pastor a church in a “red light district” of Oklahoma City. They have five children, Jessica, Josiah, Jael, Jewel and James.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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.

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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: Sunday, August 19, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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.

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      Ken Davidson

      Heart Sounds International, Harper KS

      Ken Davidson is co-founder of Heart Sounds International which exists to encourage the release of indigenous worship in the emerging church around the world. Ken graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a Bachelor of Music degree and from Fuller Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Theology and Biblical Studies. He is an ordained minster, music missionary, worship leader, audio engineer and videographer. He lives in Harper, KS with his wife Dana.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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

      Doug Schaible

      Ethnos360, Wichita KS

      Doug & Cheryl Schaible were church planters among the Solong people of Papua New Guinea from 1991- 1998. They were able to see believers raised up as a result of learning the language and culture, building relationships and teaching and translating the Scriptures in the native language.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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

      Lavonne Ponstein

      TFC Connection, Phillipsburg KS

      I have worked in youth ministry for over 35 years and my passion is to equip teens to become disciples who make disciples. My vision is to reach the world from Phillipsburg, Kansas by equipping the teens in our ministry to be disciplemakers where ever they go in life.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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.

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      Brian Post

      ELIC, Fort Collins CO

      Brian is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church who served for 30 years in local church ministry as a youth worker and lead pastor before becoming a mobilizer for the English Language Institute China (and 12 other countries). His undergrad is in International Relations with an emphasis in the Middle East. His Masters is in Theology with an emphasis in Church History. He served for 5 years with World Venture as a pastor of an international church in Luzern, Switzerland and as a middle school and high school teacher of history, geography and Bible at the Black Forest Academy in Germany. He is a guitarist and mandolinist and a teacher of those, a history geek, a linguist and a communicator. He has been married 37 years and has four children and a grandson. He loves personal fitness, old movies and good coffee. He is deeply committed to the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations and to the task of equipping people to find their part in that story.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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.

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      Brian Stewart

      Wichita KS

      Since going on his first overseas mission to China in 1998, Brian has been involved with advancing the gospel as both a full-time missionary and as chairperson of his local church mission committee. He and his wife have been to more than 20 countries and support numerous missionaries and ministry organizations around the world. He has a Master’s Degree in Missions and is a coordinator and mobilizer for Perspectives.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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.

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      Jamie Zumwalt

      Outrageous Love, Oklahoma City 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: Sunday, October 7, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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

      Mark Gray

      International Students, Inc., Bel Aire KS

      BIO. SKETCH—MARK GRAY When I graduated from High School, if there had been a contest for the kid least likely to ever be a Christian, I would have been a high contender. Furthermore, I would have laughed at anyone suggesting that I would invest my life in Christian ministry. However, just as I was promised when I first decided to become a follower of Jesus, God has given me abundant life—life that includes a diverse, challenging and unexpected career path. I was born and reared in the Southeastern Kansas community of Chanute. Growing up in an Episcopalian background, I had exposure to a rather liberal perspective of the Christian life. As a teenager I chose to leave the religious life of an Episcopalian for a rowdy and reckless lifestyle that brought pain and problems to me and to my family. It was one year before graduating from the University of Kansas that a Cru staff member succeeded in introducing me to Jesus. This Cru staff guy showed me Jesus’ promise in Jn. 10:10--God would give me an "abundant life" if I chose to trust in Jesus as the Savior who died to save me from sin and the Lord who rose from the dead to give me new life. I have found that promise to be true. After acquiring a degree in Chemistry, I began to work for my father in his dynamic hodgepodge of businesses that included laundry, dry cleaning, real estate and mini-storage. During the next two years I grew spiritually through the encouragement of Christian friends, my local Baptist church and sporadic involvement with the Cru ministry. I made the decision to join the Cru staff while attending "Explo '72" in Dallas. I quickly discovered the satisfaction of vocational Christian work and have continued in a 45-year (to the present) career of Christian service that has included 4 different ministries: Cru, Pathway Church, World Team and International Students, Inc. The Lord has led me to a wonderful Christian wife and blessed our marriage with 9 children. Subsequently we have been further blessed with three sons-in-law, four daughters-in-law and eighteen grandchildren. We have struggled and grown in our ability to conform more to Scripture and less to expectations of a society that is spiritually adrift. The Lord has proven Himself more than adequate as we have embraced His guidance and provision. I am so thankful that Jesus has revealed Himself to me, taught me to be a witness for Him and expanded that privilege and responsibility to cross-cultural dimensions. I have every intention of continuing to live out the rest of my life in faithful service to the Lord and the people of His world through International Students Inc. Mark Gray Mar. 29, 2018

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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

      Stan Yoder

      World Partners, Maquoketa IA

      Stan and his wife, Valli, have served full-time with World Partners since 1978. Their experience includes 10 years of church planting and curative medical work in Sierra Leone, West Africa among the Yalunka People; 3 years at the US Center as Administrative Director for the Adopt-a-People Clearinghouse; 3 years mobilizing churches to adopt unreached people groups; 2 years training students at Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN; 4 years coaching workers in Africa and the Middle East; and 16 years reaching out to Middle Wast refugees in Kansas City, Missouri. They moved to Maquoketa, Iowa in October 2018 and will begin a new ministry to Middle East students.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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

      Gary Russell

      China Harvest, Chesapeake VA

      Wheaton and Gordon-Conwell graduate, Evangelical Free pastor 1978-83, full-time East Asia ministry since 1990 including living there 3 years and frequent trips since.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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.

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      Gail Voth

      Beautiful Feet, Choctaw OK

      Through Gail's gifting of hospitality she has learned the importance of empowering people by listening to their stories. Listening to stories occurs in many aspects of her ministry; whether it's walking with future missionaries as a Director of Mobilization for Beautiful Feet, teaching in Beautiful Feet's Boot Camp or building relationships with the refugee community in OKC.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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

      Archie Chankin

      Pioneer Bible Translators, Arlington TX

      For 6 years, Archie and his family have worked among the Dagara people of Burkina Faso, one of the world’s poorest nations, with our team of 3 other families. The Dagara are poor, subsistence farmers who are primarily animistic in belief. Our team spent the first year learning enough of the local language to translate some basic Bible stories so that the people could hear the Good News for the first time in their heart language. This first series of lessons was our “evangelistic curriculum” and was used in villages to begin our church planting efforts. From the beginning, God blessed us, our team and the Dagara more than we could have imagined. The lives of the Dagara people where changed by God’s story. There are now over 1100 Dagara Christians in 17 churches. The Dagara churches are now planting 3rd and 4th generation churches.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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

      Norm Howell

      Fort Gibson OK

      From 1993-2001, Norm served with New Tribes Mission (now Ethnos 360) as a bush church planting missionary to the Kakuna people of Papua New Guinea. From 2004-2008, he served with the Missouri Baptist Convention as their Mission Specialist working in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, West Africa, and Central America. From 2008-2017 Norm served as pastor of the Skyline Baptist Church in Branson, MO. Norm is currently the Director of Missions for the Muskogee Baptist Association.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 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

      Kevin Dooley

      CICM / GHI, Avon IN

      Kevin serves as US Director of Central India Christian Mission, and is founder and Exec Dir of Global Hope Initiatives. GHI promotes peace through Business, Education and Community Development Initiatives.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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      Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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