Las Vegas, NV Spring 2019    Spring 2019
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    Perspectives on the World Christian Movement returns to Canyon Ridge Christian Church on the northwest side of the Las Vegas valley for the spring 2019 semester.  We have a VERY special set of instructors (a different one each week) for this 15-week worldview-altering discipleship experience.  
    J.D. Greear, the new President of the Southern Baptist Convention has said of Perspectives that it is "the single best discipleship course to mobilize the church to God's mission."  
    We are also hosting a special city-wide night of worship and prayer for the nations on Tuesday night, January 8, 2019 at this host church.  Join hundreds of Christ followers who are serious about the fame of Jesus reaching to the ends of the earth. 
   Sign up before December 31, 2018 for a $25 early registration discount! 

Class Info

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Las Vegas Spring 2019 at Canyon Ridge Church 6200 W. Lone Mountain Road Las Vegas NV 89130

Contact: Bret L Johnson

(702) 306-3056

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      A Night of Worship & Prayer for the Nations

      Registration & Orientation

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    • Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Greg Mah

      South Bay Community Church, Torrance CA

      Greg is a native of the South Bay area and graduated from UCI. He received his MDiv degree from Talbot Theological Seminary and serves as the teaching and preaching pastor at South Bay Community Church in Torrance, CA. Although Greg and his wife Monica originally planned to be overseas missionaries in Taiwan, they currently sense God's calling to equip and mobilize disciples in the local church.

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      Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Colleen Wong

      Barnabas International, West Hills CA

      Colleen and her late husband, David, lived out their dream to live and serve others overseas. Sharing a passion to see God’s Church established among the nations, Colleen’s love of teaching and heart for intercession, along with David’s gift of leading worship, enabled them to minister to multi-cultural families in countries abroad. A teacher, author, and seminary graduate with a Master’s in Cross Cultural Studies, Colleen provides ongoing emotional and spiritual care and support for God’s global workers.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Mike Brown

      Redeemer Burbank, Burbank CA

      Mike began his ministry by pastoring a local church in Los Angeles, then spent several years on the mission field in Mexico, where he started a training ministry called 'El Puente', which served as a bridge to equip short term missionaries and enable the local Body of Christ in Mexico to become self supporting apart from American funds. In 2008, Mike planted a church in Los Angeles, CA (Redeemer), and teaches Biblical Theology & Church Planting at Radius International, a 12 month training program in Tijuana, designed to equip missionaries to the unreached with the cultural, linguistic and Biblical skills necessary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Steve Hawthorne

      Austin TX

      Steve Hawthorne serves as the director of WayMakers, a prayer and mission mobilization organization in Austin, Texas. He's the author of the widely used prayer guide called Seek God for the City. After co-editing the course and the book Perspectives on the World Christian Movement in 1981, he launched “Joshua Project,” a series of research expeditions among unreached peoples in world class cities. He co-authored, with Graham Kendrick, the book Prayerwalking: Praying On-Site With Insight. He has helped leaders in numerous cities unite and sustain life-giving prayer for entire communities. With humor and seasoned wisdom, he speaks with living passion for the greater glory of Jesus. He says of his ministry, “I like to commit arson of the heart.”

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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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      Ken Pascua

      Las Vegas NV



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Bryan Hurlbutt

      Lifeline Community, South Jordan UT

      Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt is the Lead Pastor of Lifeline Community in West Jordan, Utah. He has a Bachelor of Religious Education degree from Davis College, a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Talbot School of Theology focused in how worldview, philosophy and culture relate to the local church. He is also the author of "Tasty Jesus: Liberating Christ From The Power Of Our Predilections" www.tastyjesusbook.com

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Kevin Odor

      Las Vegas NV



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Joanna Schiestl

      Pasadena CA

      Joanna teaches college Cultural Anthropology, volunteer teaches ESL, and has recently adventured into foster parenting. She owes much of the unfolding journey of her life to the Perspectives movement, and has been involved for the past 18 years as a coordinator, instructor, area administrator, and curriculum developer. She has also spent 5 years in Indonesia involved in disaster relief, community development and teaching at an international school.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 6:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Darrell Dorr

      Frontier Ventures, Lynnwood WA

      Darrell Dorr was Perspectives Director 1980-1982 and an associate editor of the first edition of the Perspectives Reader. He has been a missionary with Frontier Ventures since 1980, specializing in communications, and has been on assignment with various other organizations and projects, including Frontiers, Operation World, the Adopt-a-People Clearinghouse, and the Center for the Study of Global Christianity.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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 Binder

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Santa Ana CA

      Ron and his wife, Kathy, worked in Panama and Colombia for 23 years with Wycliffe. They completed a New Testament translation among the Wounaan people and also did extensive work in developing literacy materials, training pastors, teachers and artists, community development and ethnomusicology. They have published some 80 books in the Wounaan language besides the New Testament and have seen God raise up some 15 churches, all of which are led by Wounaan pastors without the presence of missionaries. Ron has been a speaker in Perspectives classes since 1994, has coordinated several classes himself and is Professor of Record for many of the classes in which he teaches. In the U.S. he is a speaker and events coordinator for Wycliffe, but he and Kathy also help facilitate ongoing ministry goals determined by the Wounaan church leaders by traveling to Panama 2-3 times a year. These goals include creating new media and written resources in their language for evangelism and outreach ministries. Currently working on Old Testament translation and discipleship materials.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 6:30 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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      David Park

      Las Vegas NV



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Nathan J'Diim

      TOAG Internship and Frontiers, Tempe AZ

      Nathan J'Diim (pen name) is the Founder of TOAG (www.TOAG.net) and Consultant, Instructor and Coach for Frontiers (www.FrontiersUSA.org) in their Training department. TOAG is a year long after-hours internship preparing beautiful feet to serve in the Unreached World. Offered in cities across the US, TOAG has apprenticed hundreds of interns, many who serve or will soon serve the least reached world wide.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Kent Odor

      Horizon Community Church, Cincinnati OH

      Kent Odor grew up as the son of a mission-minded pastor. Regularly as a child he would sit down for breakfast with a missionary who had spent the night at his home. His father was a promoter of the "Faith Promise" program for mission support. He was thoroughly embedded in world evangelism as a child and teenager. Kent married a missionary's daughter who was born and raised in Burma and he became involved her family's mission work that has marked a huge footprint in S.E. Asia. He established a mission program in the first church he served as a pastor. While serving as a pastor at a mission minded church in Indianapolis he took Perspectives the first time in 1994 and again in 1996. He began traveling to mission sites while he was living in Chicago. While a staff pastor In Las Vegas he sponsored or assisted five perspectives courses and has recruited and helped send several pioneer missionaries to unreached peoples. He is on the Board of Asia Christian Services with supports tribal evangelists and church planting in Burma, Thailand, Laos, N.E. India and S.W. China. Since living in Cincinnati he has become a Perspectives instructor.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      John King

      Hope Church, Henderson NV

      John serves as Cross-cultural Mobilization Pastor for Hope Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. He started to develop a heart for the nations as a military kid, bouncing around the globe with his family. He and his wife, Angela, served as mid-term (3 years) missionaries in the Middle East, where the oldest of their three children was born. Their focus, for this season, is on helping the American church engage strategically in God's global Kingdom activity.

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      Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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