Summit Grove Intensive19    Intensive 2019
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The Perspectives Course presents an overview of the Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic paradigms of the world Christian movement. Typically taught over 15 consecutive weeks, the "Intensive" class presents all lectures in six days, for those whose schedules more easily accommodate that format - pastors, mission workers, college students, etc.  Our Instructors represent a wide variety of backgrounds, education, and experience.  Lectures are complemented by class discussion, prayer, and cross-cultural activities. Students may enroll at Certificate or Key Reading level, or for college credit (see below), and have the same 15 weeks to complete the course work as other classes.

When?

Starts:  Sunday, January 6, 2019 with check-in beginning at Noon 

Session Schedule:    Sunday               6:00-9:00 PM 

                              Mon. Wed. Fri.    9AM - 9PM

                              Tues. Thurs.       9AM - 4:30 PM

                              Saturday            8:30 AM-Noon

 

Where?

The Lodge at Summit Grove Camp and Conference Center 

140 South Front Street, New Freedom, PA 17349

View conference center facilities:

          http://www.summitgrovecamp.org/  

 

Cost?

Registration is $495.00 to enroll at either Certificate or Key Reading level. This includes the Perspectives Reader and Study Guide, lunch Monday-Friday, and dinner Monday, Wednesday, and Friday when we have evening sessions. A plan for additional meals (breakfasts, Tues/Thurs dinners) is available through Summit Grove Camp - details below. 

Alumni Registration is $200, and includes the above meals. College Credit, through Trinity International University, is $775.00 for Undergraduate level and $800 for Graduate level. At the Credit level, students are under the supervision of the Professor of Record.

Credit can also be earned through Excelsior, and the Association of Christian Schools International (continuing education credits).

 

If you require overnight lodging?

For those traveling from a distance, housing is available in the comfortable Summit Grove Lodge for an additional cost. Rooms have a private bath. Bed and bath linens are included. Wifi is available. You may request a roommate, but this can not be guaranteed at the time of booking.

Please contact Earl Peace for further information at:
610-352-4884, or

 

How does an Intensive work?

All 15 lesson lectures are heard in class throughout the week. Students will then have an additional 15 weeks to complete the Readings, Reviews, Personal Responses, and Project (Certificate/Credit Level). Key Readers need only complete five Personal Responses to the reading.

Work is submitted online, which requires access to a computer and internet connection. It is recommended, but not required, that study through the first five Lessons be completed prior to the start of the course

 

Who do I contact?

For further information about the Perspectives Intensive class, please contact:

Earl Peace at

Pam Myers at



Is this course only for those interested in missions?

Absolutely not! "Perspectives" is, at its heart, a discipleship course. The goal is to bring our individual lives into a closer alignment with God's purpose. If you want to grow and be challenged - want more vision, direction and eternal impact to come from your life, plan to join us at the beginning of this new year to get threaded into His story.

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Class Info

Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Summit Grove Camp 140 South Front Street New Freedom PA 17349

Contact: Earl Peace

610-352-4884

 
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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.

    • 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 50 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, January 6, 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.

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      Clay Katongo

      Upper Darby 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: Monday, January 7, 2019

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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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      Lyn Newbrander

      International Students, Inc., Philadelphia PA

      Following 23 years of missions in Europe, Lyn and her husband Tim returned to the US to work with international students in the Philly area. Her work through the chaplain's office at the University of Pennsylvania has been rewarding. Nearly 60 nations have been represented in the Newbrander's home in Philadelphia. Lyn and Tim open their home and their hearts wide to students, many of whom consider them their family away from home.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 7, 2019

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      David Taylor

      USCWM, Charlottesville VA

      David served for ten years as a missionary in the Philippines with the Frontier Mission Fellowship. He is the author of Eternal Vision and senior editor of the Global Mission Database. He serves as chairman of the Coalition on the Support of Indigenous Ministries.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 7, 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.

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      Larry Ray

      Philadelphia PA

      Larry Ray is a native of Philadelphia Christ drew him to Himself at the age of 17. He was introduced to evangelism by the Navigators while in the U.S Navy. The Lord also drew him to Christian Stronghold in 1995. He has served on the Evangelism Ministry. He has been involved in short term missions to Tiajuana Mexico and Nairobi Kenya The Lord called Larry, his wife Rebecca and their two children Lauren and Jedidiah to the Arab World where they served for four years. One of Larry's favorite ministry verse is Ephesians 2:10 " For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them" Larry and his family serve with Pioneers.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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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      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

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      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 leads the WEC International Latino Branch and the Pathways (Tentmaking/ BAM training). She helps churches to develop mission strategies and projects and train long and short term missionaries to the unreached. Fanny is also the author of the book "The One Who Breaks Through". It recounts Fanny’s journey from the plantains’ ranch in her natal Dominican Republic to a diplomatic career in sophisticated Europe and the calling that led her to embrace a life of faith, serving among drug addicts and mafia bosses. Fanny has been married to Gianni Basta for 30 years and, together with their children, Francesco, Melissa and Jonathan, live at WEC International headquarters in Fort Washington, PA (USA).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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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      John Shuey

      Mechanicsburg PA

      John has been involved in ministry for over forty years. He spent 29 years in pastoral ministry, both as a Lead and a Staff Pastor. For the past twelve years, John has ministered with KingdomQuest, a ministry he co-founded with his wife, Kerry. They have ministered in over 20 nations, challenging individuals and congregations to walk out their God-ordained destinies, so they can participate in fulfilling the Great Commission. John has written the "Becoming You: How to Discover and Fulfill Your God-Ordained Destiny" training manual and the book, "Fully Alive" and co-authored "Breaking Free to Your Destiny" with Kerry. He is the father of two grown, married daughters, and the proud grandfather of two granddaughters.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Lane

      English Language Institute, Alexandria VA

      This speaker is the Director of an English language program which offers English instruction in Washington, DC, as well as the pastor of an international church. He has worked extensively within the Muslim community for over 20 years. His wife is also an English language instructor, has taught English in the US and overseas, and has worked broadly among Muslim women.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 9, 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.

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      David Sorge

      Seven Mile Road Church, Philadelphia PA

      David spent most of the first 18 years of his life in South Asia, living among Hindus and Muslims. He currently lives in Philadelphia, where he is working on a PhD in Sociology, focusing on conflict escalation and resolution. When not working on his dissertation or teaching, he enjoys cycling, reading history, philosophy, and theology, and sharing life with his beloved wife Larissa, and their young son.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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.

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      Isabel Lee

      Gaithersburg MD

      Isabel graduated from Washington Bible College and Columbia International University in Bible/missions. Isabel served with SEND International for 22 1/2 years involved in church planting: evangelism, disciple-making, mentoring, seminary teaching, leadership training in Taiwan and in East Asia. Isabel also served in various leadership roles in SEND and ministered in Ukraine, Ulan Ude of Buryatia of Russia, Korea, Egypt, India, and among the Afghans and Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Macedonia, Clarkston, GA, and Riverdale, MD. Currently Isabel serves as Minister of Global Outreach and Women's Ministries at her home church, a regular instructor of Perspectives, serves on SEND's U.S. & International Boards of Directors.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Lesson 12 Video Instruction

      Burbank CA

      Mike Brown (pictured) and Jim Ardill

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    • Class Info

      Date: Friday, January 11, 2019

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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.

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      L.D. Waterman

      Beyond, Buffalo NY

      Former pastor and 24-year field worker in in Southeast Asia.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Friday, January 11, 2019

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      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: Friday, January 11, 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.

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      Earl Peace

      New Freedom PA

      Earl Peace serves to Engage People Globally as an international facilitator and reconciler. He is a retired Pastor with the C&MA, having served for 40 years in a variety of settings. His last church, the Philadelphia International Alliance Church combined ethnic peoples from around the world. Earl has been a missions mobilizer for years. He received his D.Min. from Missio Seminary where he focused on the cultural aspects of generational reconciliation

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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      Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019

      Time: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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