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Join us for orientation and registration on January 20.2019 at 4:00 pm

Sunday evenings, 4:00 to 7:00 PM
January 27 to May 12, 2019

Living Word Community Church
2530 Cape Horn Road
Red Lion, PA 17356

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John Hilliard

(717) 755-0089 ext 109

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Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Living Word Community Church 2530 Cape Horn Road Red Lion PA 17356

Contact: John Hilliard

(717) 755-0089

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor

      John Hilliard

      Living Word Community Church, Red Lion PA

      I have a diverse background as a lay church leader for the past 40 years. After three decades in the insurance industry I transitioned to full time global ministries in a local church. I have traveled extensively through work and ministry primarily working with global leaders in spiritual leadership and development.


    • Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019

      Time: 4:00 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

      John-Margie Marsh

      Leola PA

      John and Margie teach and encourage both adults and children to live for the glory of God in all areas of life with a passion for all peoples of the world. They serve in partnership with UnveilinGLORY ministries, Volunteers in Missions with World Witness and ReadySetGo. They have travelled extensively teaching and training globally. John has an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary, Margie earned a post graduate degree in Mission Education from the same seminary, in addition to two previous Masters degrees. John and Margie have three grown children, three grandchildren and an extensive international family to which they are known as “mom and “dad”.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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

      Clay Katongo

      Havertown PA

      Clay is pastor of Philadelphia International Alliance Church, a multicultural congregation located in one of the most linguistically diverse areas in the Northeast. He attended seminary through the Assemblies of God in the D.R.Congo, and holds an MDiv in Old Testament and Mission from Alliance Theological Seminary in New York. He resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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

      Ray Huber

      Willow Street PA

      Ray Huber grew up in Lancaster County, PA. He gave his life to serve Jesus Christ while a student at Penn State University studying Architecture. He trained for the pastorate at Moody Bible Institute and pastored churches in Plymouth MA and Randolph NY before joining Wycliffe Bible Translators. Ray and his family served in Ecuador and then as Regional Director for Wycliffe’s work in the Northeast United States. He recently retired after 14 years as Executive Director of Immerse International, a residential facility and life training center for international college students located in Millersville, PA. For more than 40 years Ray has sought to motivate the church to carry out its mandate to reach the nations for Jesus Christ. Ray and his wife Peggy, have two grown children. Peggy leads the adult discipleship team at Calvary Church, Lancaster and is an excellent speaker and counselor in her own right.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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

      Amos Stoltzfus

      Mohnton PA

      Amos Stoltzfus is passionate about God’s mission and our obedient participation and cooperation in that mission. The Perspective course helped set him on a journey that has led him and his wife, Rowena, to various places around the globe. They worked with EMM (Eastern Mennonite Missions) having served in Harrisburg for 3 years, leading short-term teams to various parts of the world. They also served in India for 5 years working with local ministries and churches. After returning from India, Amos served 5 years as the partnership coach for EMM. He is currently the Interim Pastor of Rockville Mennonite Church near Honey Brook, PA, where he had served earlier as pastor for 23 years. Amos and Rowena have 6 children and 9 grandchildren—some of them scattered around the world.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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 Shive

      Frontier Ventures (formerly US Center for World Mission), Catonsville MD

      Dave Shive is a 1968 graduate of the Washington Bible College, a 1972 graduate of Capital Bible Seminary with a Th.M. in New Testament Studies, and a 1994 graduate of Baltimore Hebrew University with an M.A. in Biblical Literature. Dave has spent the past 47 years in full time ministry as a pastor, Christian school director, and college professor. He currently serves with Frontier Ventures (formerly the US Center for World Mission) as a missions mobilizer for the northeast region of the United States. Dave lives in Catonsville, MD, with Kathy, his wife of 51 years. Dave and Kathy have three married children, Dan, Mike, and Becky. They are also the proud grandparents of 9 grandsons and 2 granddaughters.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Lesson 6 Video Instruction

      Austin TX

      Yvonne Huneycutt (pictured) and Scott Sunquist

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 3, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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

      Andrew Knisely

      Eastern PA District of C&MA Mission's Mobilzation Task Force, Elysburg PA

      Andrew Knisely is the Pastor of Elysburg Alliance Church and an Adjunct Professor at Crown College. His family served as missionaries in France from 2001-2005, and he helped Glenview Alliance to form a partnership with the Alliance Church in Burkina Faso, West Africa. He is a member of the District Mission's Mobilization Task Force for Eastern PA District of the C&MA. He earned his Ed.D. in Adult Learning from Penn State in 2011, and holds masters in Education from Shippensburg University and Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. He has been married to Diane since 1992, and they have two children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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

      Francis Patt

      Frontier Ventures, Exton PA

      Graduated from Penn State in 1974 with a degree in History. Graduate work at Penn State in Public Administration 1976-7. Helped to coordinate the first Perspectives class at Penn State in 1980. Began hosting and coordinating Perspectives classes in 1984. Have coordinated at least 100 classes. Joined the staff of Frontier Ventures (formerly the USCWM) in 1981. Regional director of Eastern Regional Office of Frontier Ventures 1988-2017. Church elder for 15 years. Part of leadership for church planting teams 1998-2004. Training workers to serve on Muslim fields 2004 to present. Chairman of the Board and CEO of Frontier Ventures 2016. Appointed CEO of Frontier Ventures January 2017. Operations Director, Frontier Ventures January 2019.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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

      Fanny Cruz

      7,000 Knees, Norristown PA

      Fanny Basta has a Ph.D in Managerial Economics and served for more than 25 years planting churches in Italy. She also led the Latino Branch of WEC International for several years. Fanny leads 7,000 Knees, a ministry that seeks to promote evangelism and transformation in the marketplace. She is a tentmaker who develops mission strategies and projects and train long and short term missionaries to the unreached. Fanny is the author of the book "The One Who Breaks Through". Fanny has been married to Gianni Basta for more 30 years and, together with their children, Francesco, Melissa and Jonathan, live in Norristown, PA (USA).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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

      Joseph Steinitz

      GraceXtensions / unmissions.net, Towson MD

      After ministering in a Muslim context, Joe served as missions pastor at his church in Maryland for 8 years. Since 2001, he has been co-director of unmissions.net, a ministry that helps churches more effectively engage in world missions. He is also on staff at his local church helping to lead it’s local and international outreach efforts. Joe is married and has 6 children. For obvious reasons he has no hobbies.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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

      Isabel Lee

      Gaithersburg MD

      Isabel graduated from Washington Bible College and Columbia International University in Bible/missions. She served with SEND International for 22 1/2 years involved in church planting: evangelism, disciple-making, mentoring, seminary teaching, leadership training in Taiwan & in China. She also served in various leadership roles throughout the years, ministered in Ukraine, Ulan Ude, Korea, Egypt, India, Uganda, Thailand and among the Afghans and Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Macedonia, Clarkston, GA. Currently Isabel is the Minister of Global Outreach & Women's Ministries at CBCM, a Perspectives' instructor, and serves on the Boards of SEND's U.S. & International and Standards of Excellence on Short-term Missions.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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

      Jan

      Compassion Corps & UrbanPromise Int'l, Chester Heights PA

      Jan serves as a passionate advocate for those who are suffering in some of the most volatile, harsh, and impoverished regions of Africa. Along with a colleague, in 2007 she founded Compassion Corps, a charitable nonprofit headquartered in Glen Mills, PA, intent on alleviating suffering and advancing economic development. Jan served as Executive Director of Compassion Corps for 10 years, during that time mobilizing over 30 short-term teams for service in Africa while furthering Christian community development initiatives in 6 countries. She still serves CC as President and international social enterprise consultant, however in fall 2016 she joined the team of UrbanPromise International, initially serving as Executive Assistant to the President and Student Sponsorship Coordinator, and now managing a social enterprise initiative. Jan holds a BA in French from American University and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Eastern University. Over the past two decades, Jan has gained field experience in community development and discernment of best practices in holistic programs in Africa. Most recently, Jan has been endeavoring to pursue expansion of ministry capacity and impact through the means of social enterprise.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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

      Steve Niphakis

      OMF International, Dallastown PA

      Steve Niphakis, has served in various leadership roles for OMF USA since 1999 after 17 years as a church planter with OMF in Thailand (5 years as Superintendent of language, orientation and training for new missionaries). In the US he developed a ministry of mobilizing seminaries to adopt un-reached people groups. He is presently focusing his efforts in helping churches develop creative strategies in reaching East Asia's peoples and coaching potential long term missionaries. He has been involved in Perspectives since 2001.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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

      Dr. Ed Scheuerman

      Director of Intercultural Studies, Lancaster PA

      Dr. Ed & Carol Scheuerman served with PIONEERS in Southeast Asia for 23 years. They returned to PA in the summer of 2010 for Ed to take up the role of Director of the Intercultural Studies major at Lancaster Bible College. They are excited about their ministry and continuing to help those God has called to serve Him on the mission field. Dr. Ed (as he’s known on campus) has a heart to see students catching God’s heart for the world.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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

      Steve Niphakis

      OMF International, Dallastown PA

      Steve Niphakis, has served in various leadership roles for OMF USA since 1999 after 17 years as a church planter with OMF in Thailand (5 years as Superintendent of language, orientation and training for new missionaries). In the US he developed a ministry of mobilizing seminaries to adopt un-reached people groups. He is presently focusing his efforts in helping churches develop creative strategies in reaching East Asia's peoples and coaching potential long term missionaries. He has been involved in Perspectives since 2001.

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      Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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