Kirkland, WA S19    Spring 2019
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Hosted at Northshore Community Church
Thursday Nights starting January 17, 2019

What is Perspectives?  Most students agree that Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is an adventure of a lifetime that will give you a new and deeper understanding of God's story and His desire for your participation.

Perspectives is unique; a discipleship course which will change the way you view the world.  Join us as we learn from 15 different instructors as they share from their experiences and teach on the Biblical, Historical, Cultural & Strategic perspectives of God's plan for the nations.  

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 to make Jesus' disciples from all nations. 

First Night is always FREE.  
You can register for the first night at no cost!  Come join us on January 17th to check it out.  



Perspectives can be taken at 3 levels: Key ReadingCertificate, and Credit.

Certificate*

Key Reading

Credit**

Homework Time

7 hours of reading per week

3-5 hours of reading per week

8 hours of reading per week

Assignments

·        Weekly 10-question review assignment

·        5 'Personal Reflections’

·        1 research project due at course end

·        No written homework

·        5 'Personal Reflections' assigned during the course

·        Mid-term and final exam

·        Integrative project

·        Regular weekly assignments

Cost

$275

$275

$525


*The Certificate level is recommended for students to get the full impact of the course and be kept accountable to read, as 90% of the course is in the text. Further, several mission sending agencies, committees, etc. require this level for candidacy; as does Perspectives for those wanting to coordinate a class in the future.

**Credit comes through Excelsior College or Trinity International University.  Cost:  $525.00

Discounts are available!
Early Bird Discount of $25 if you register and pay by January 1st.  The 2nd Family Member that registers for the same class can receive a $25 discount. 

Perspectives alumni are welcome and encouraged to register!  ACSI credits are also available.

Have questions? FAQ's

Class Info

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Northshore Community Church 10301 NE 145th St Kirkland WA 98034

Contact: Carson Jones

206-743-1485

 
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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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      Dwight Edwards

      Houston TX

      Dwight Edwards is a bestselling author and powerful speaker. He presently serves as pastor of the WatersEdge Community Church in Houston, Texas, and has ministered throughout the United States and many places in the world for the last 30 years.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, January 17, 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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      Justin Speerstra

      The Well, Portland OR

      Justin was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and currently serves as one of the pastors of a church in Northeast Portland. Before pastoring, Justin served with Operation Mobilization for four years in the US, London, and North Africa. He has been married for 18 years, and has two daughters and one son.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Hilario Pardo

      , Shoreline WA

      Hilario has been serving as the Global Mission Pastor for Northshore for the last 15 years, creating global partnerships with ethnic pastors around the globe. He is passionate about servant leadership and spiritual development in those around him and he is advising and mentoring leaders in India, Nepal, Philippines, Nicaragua, Spain and USA. He has envisioned and helped to start church planting movements and networks in most of the countries and developed with each church a ministry of compassion to care for the poor and needy as well as develop communities. His vision is to develop partnerships between international churches and western leaders in the local church. Lately Pastor Hilario has been involved in the global refugee crisis and the human trafficking issues and he is currently developing ministry in the north of Africa tackling both of these issues.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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).

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      Keith Hook

      Missions Fest Seattle, Mukilteo WA

      Keith has served in three churches as pastor and has spent 20 years working in and teaching missions. He and his family lived in Hong Kong for two years serving workers in China. They have hosted 80+ international students in their home. Keith is currently the executive director(part-time) of Missions Fest Seattle. He and his wife, Judy, have 3 married daughters and 8 grandchildren.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 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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      Tyler Pease

      Sunset Bible Church, Tacoma WA

      Tyler Pease currently serves as the Local & Global Outreach Pastor of Sunset Bible Church in University Place, WA. Though he felt called to ministry at a young age, he never planned to be a pastor. Tyler grew up in a military family and spent a major portion of his childhood living overseas. In his teens, Tyler become interested in serving in places only accessible through secular skills, so he earned a degree in computer science and spent several years working in the I.T. field. During this time he was involved in short-term ministry trips. Later, after attending seminary, he began serving at Sunset Bible Church. This has afforded him many opportunities to travel overseas, developing partnerships and equipping local leaders. Tyler’s wife, Karen, spent six full years and many summers teaching in China. She is currently heavily involved in ESL ministries.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Diane Kina

      Perspectives On the World Christian Movement, Poulsbo WA

      Short bio: • Teacher • Mobilizer • Mission director, emeritus • Involved with Perspectives since 1991

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Joshua Johnson

      All Nations Family, Kansas City MO

      Joshua Johnson and his wife Meredith train and coach others to ignite movements to Christ together. He is a former English teacher and college basketball coach. He and his wife Meredith dubbed themselves Two Cubed based on 2 Timothy 2:2. He is thrilled by the idea of exponential multiplication and has spent seven years living in the Middle East and Asia catalyzing Disciple Making Movements. He has a Masters in Social and Civic Entrepreneurship from Bakke Graduate University and Meredith has Master of Divinity with Global Missions emphasis. They are now the Executive Directors at All Nations Family. Joshua and Meredith co-instruct Perspectives classes.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Andrew Knight

      Campus Outreach, Boise ID

      Andrew Knight is married to Sara and they have three boys, Grayson, Jackson, and Callum. Andrew has a decade of college ministry, mission mobilization, and fundraising training under his belt and wants to multiply his life and convictions into staff and students under his care. In 2015, they brought a team and started a ministry to lost and least-reached students in the UK. They now reside in Boise, ID serving a church plant and pioneering a church-based college ministry. They also volunteer their time with mobilizing the “unsent” as part of gomakesend.org and updates a Christian missions almanac regularly at windowtotheworld.info

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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.

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      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: Thursday, March 14, 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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      Miriam Adeney

      Seattle Pacific University, Shoreline WA

      With a Ph.D. in Anthropology and three sons, Miriam Adeney never stops learning. When not conducting her regular courses at Seattle Pacific University, Miriam teaches modules on five continents. She is passionate about training indigenous writers. A prolific speaker who has been invited to many campuses and national and international venues, Miriam also writes, resulting in five books and over 100 articles.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Chuck Lindley

      OneBand, Tacoma WA

      Chuck and his wife, Janis, served with Frontier Ventures (FV) from 2004 to 2019, and are currently members of OneBand. Chuck served as South Sound Area Mobilizer for Perspectives from 2015-2018.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Karen Stoufer

      Christian Veterinary Mission, Shoreline WA

      Dr. Karen Stoufer served with her family in Nepal for 13 years in rural community development, animal health training and women's empowerment with the United Mission to Nepal and World Concern/CVM. She currently serves as Director of Training and Asia programs for Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM) in Seattle WA. She has a special interest in Missionary Kids (TCKs) and fostering of refugee teens.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Edward Aw

      Community Vision International, San Tan Valley AZ

      Ed and Rachel have three thrusts to their ministry activities. (1) They train and coach church planters and pastors, helping them to raise up new leaders and reproduce their churches, resulting in transformed lives and communities. This includes many insights into making their ministries more sensitive to local cultures. (2) They are committed to practicing and guiding others in "tent-making", supporting themselves so that they are free to serve communities in areas of the world where authorities may be hostile and churches too weak to support them. (3) They are focused on accomplishing the above two in culturally relevant ways.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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.

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      Mark Kadel

      formerly with World Relief, Ferndale WA

      Mark is a former missionary to Albania, Kosovo and Greece as well as serving in refugee resettlement in the U.S. for over 20 years. His experience with introducing the Gospel in a former Atheistic culture in Albania was truly a pioneering church planting experience.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 25, 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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      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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      Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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