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Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
will be offered at Journey Community Church
304 NE 4th Ave
Camas, WA  98607
From September 10,2018  through December 17, 2018
Cost  $250
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Registration and Orientation Night is Thursday, September 6 at 7pm.  Come pick up your book and class materials.  We will explain the online grading system, and give you an overview of Perspectives!

Why take Perspectives?

Take it to experience, in a new way, God’s heart for all peoples. For decades Perspectives on the World Christian Movement has drawn everyday people deeper into God's purpose. People of all ages, walks of life, and backgrounds have come out of the class with an expanded vision of God's work and a new grasp of their part in it - revitalizing their walk with the Lord and strengthening their faith.

Is this course only for those interested in being missionaries?

Absolutely not! This is a course for every believer who desires to follow Jesus. The  goal is to bring our individual lives into a closer alignment with God's purpose. To join God in His story. If you want to be challenged, we think you'll appreciate this course.

Perspectives looks at the Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic perspectives of the Kingdom of God. FIRST 2 NIGHTS FREE! Come and see!

 
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Class Info

Date: Monday, September 10, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Journey Community Church 304 NE 4th Ave Camas WA 98607

Contact: Maurita Klement

(503) 676-7549

 
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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

      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: Monday, September 10, 2018

      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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      Bruce Benson

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Oregon City OR

      My wife Jan and I have worked for over 37 years with Wycliffe Bible Translators, 30 of those in Peru. In 2003 the Huamalies Quechua New Testament was published and distributed. In 2011, the Huallaga Quechua Bible was published and distributed. We are currently retired (as of October 1, 2015) and are looking forward to what God has for us next. Perspectives will continue to be a vital part of our lives and we are prayerfully considering other ministry opportunities.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, September 17, 2018

      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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      J W Matt Hennessee

      Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, Portland OR

      Pastor Hennessee is a native of Columbus, Ohio and has had the distinction of serving in a variety of leadership capacities locally, nationally, and internationally in public administration; private business; non-profit boards and commissions focused on diversity, economic development, primary, secondary, high school, higher education; and faith-based organizations for the past thirty years. He has been the Senior Pastor of Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church in Portland since January 2005. He has been blessed to have a working relationship with each of the Governors of Oregon, Mayors of Portland, Presidents of Metro, Multnomah County Chairs, and Legislative Leaders in Washington DC and Salem since his arrival in Oregon in 1988. Pastor Hennessee is active in the faith-based community at-large engaging leaders of all faiths and being “present” as it relates to increasing the opportunities for people to live life, raise their families, and see their dreams come true. He is the 3rd VP of the General Baptist Convention of the Northwest and President & CEO of the GBC Inc. He is passionate about finding opportunities for young people to lead productive lives and devotes personal time to reducing gang violence in Portland and providing scholarships as young people make decisions about their after-high school careers. He earned his BA in Sociology/Anthropology & Religion at Oberlin College; Masters of Divinity at Golden Gate Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California; and is currently earning a Doctorate of Ministry in Portland, Oregon. He is expected to graduate in the Winter of 2013. He has a son & daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico for business and pleasure and to multiple cities in the following locations around the world: Israel, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, England, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Czech Republic, Belgium, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Egypt, Brazil, Switzerland, Japan, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Thailand, France, Italy, Belgium, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, September 24, 2018

      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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      A.C. Hawthorne

      Frontier Ventures, Portland OR

      Ahshuwah has been a church planter and missions team leader since 2005. He lives with his wife and 6 kids in Portland, OR.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 1, 2018

      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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      Jim Stevens

      Fr., Portland OR

      Training in Biology and Environmental Science Worked as agricultural consultant and water quality specialist 6 years in Uganda in late 80's early 90's as agriculture development specialist. 4 years in Kyrgyzstan (06 thru 09) teaching in national ag university and doing projects outside of capitol. Currently Pac NW area director for recruiting and mobilization for a mission agency.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 8, 2018

      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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      Pete Luedemann

      Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Happy Valley OR

      I've nurtured a passion for missions since first connecting with the urban poor in college. I took the Perspectives class back then and it super-charged my understanding, prayer life, and effectiveness. My primary perspective is as a local church pastor in the U.S. working to support missions both locally and overseas. I've also participated in the Lausanne Conference on World Evangelism in 2005 and have trained pastors in Kolkata, India, and will train pastors in Uganda this summer.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 15, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Alex Smith

      OMF International (Overseas Missionary Fellowship), Portland OR

      Dr Alex Smith taught Perspectives for 25+ years. His burden is 1.3 Billion Buddhists. He earned his D.Miss from Fuller's SWM in 1980. Born in Brisbane, Australia, Alex was trained as a chartered accountant and as a pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force. He married Faith, his American wife in Canada and they joined OMF Intl. (CIM) in 1964. The Smith’s served for 20 years in Thailand doing pioneer evangelism, church planting, training national leaders, supervising new missionaries, coordinating evangelism. Alex started the Thailand Church Growth Committee (1971). He was OMF Northwest Director in USA 1984-2002, during which he also taught as Adjunct Faculty, Multnomah University. In 1998 he co-founded SEANET. Since 2002 he is OMF's International Trainer and Advocate in the Buddhist world. Primarily Alex now trains Third World leaders in Asia. He authored books in Thai and English, and contributes chapters to all 15 SEANET books (WCL). You will enjoy this dynamic Aussie.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 22, 2018

      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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      Ginny Jensen

      WorldVenture, Beaverton OR

      Ginny serves with WorldVenture mobilizing churches in member care and development of future workers. She is passionate about preparing individuals and the church body for cross-cultural partnership.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, October 29, 2018

      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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      John Jordan

      Village Baptist Church, Beaverton OR

      As pastor of World Missions at Village Baptist Church in Beaverton, Oregon, John's responsibilities include overseeing the care of 39 missionary families as well as another 22 adults preparing for long-term service. John also trains and sends over 50 people a year on short-term missions trips to restricted access countries. John is an instructor for both the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course and for Developing Global Vision.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

      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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      Betty Sue

      Fuller Seminary - Retired, Vancouver WA

      Senior Associate Professor of Language and Culture Learning, Fuller School of Intercultural Studies. Also: language learning consultant

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

      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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      Adrienne Livingston

      Anti-Sex Trafficking, Happy Valley OR

      Adrienne Livingston is the Director of Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives with WorldVenture. She desires to help equip the church become aware of the issue of sex trafficking, understand how the intersections of a culture of sex and violence contribute to this issue and learn how they can get engaged to prevent, end the demand and take a kingdom stance against it.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, November 19, 2018

      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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      Jonathan Martin

      Gresham OR

      Jonathan has lived in Central Asia for seven years and East Asia for five where he had the privilege to work among Muslims. He has been a pastor at Good Shepherd Community Church since 2004 where he oversees outreach all over the world. He has written two books "Giving Wisely" and the "King Saul Syndrome", and is working on a third with his father called "The Letter of the Apostle Paul to the 21st Century". All three books offer solutions that deal with the chronic problems that plague the church worldwide. Jonathan is married to Janie and has three children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, November 26, 2018

      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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      Keith Uebele

      Portland OR

      Keith Uebele has been involved with CRM around the world since 1995, with a particular interest in the Middle East. Keith retired from Intel in 2016 after completing a 32 year career. Keith serves on the board with CRM and works with teams across CRM to help build disciple making movements. Keith and his wife, Ellen, live in Portland, OR and have three adult children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

      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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      J W Matt Hennessee

      Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, Portland OR

      Pastor Hennessee is a native of Columbus, Ohio and has had the distinction of serving in a variety of leadership capacities locally, nationally, and internationally in public administration; private business; non-profit boards and commissions focused on diversity, economic development, primary, secondary, high school, higher education; and faith-based organizations for the past thirty years. He has been the Senior Pastor of Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church in Portland since January 2005. He has been blessed to have a working relationship with each of the Governors of Oregon, Mayors of Portland, Presidents of Metro, Multnomah County Chairs, and Legislative Leaders in Washington DC and Salem since his arrival in Oregon in 1988. Pastor Hennessee is active in the faith-based community at-large engaging leaders of all faiths and being “present” as it relates to increasing the opportunities for people to live life, raise their families, and see their dreams come true. He is the 3rd VP of the General Baptist Convention of the Northwest and President & CEO of the GBC Inc. He is passionate about finding opportunities for young people to lead productive lives and devotes personal time to reducing gang violence in Portland and providing scholarships as young people make decisions about their after-high school careers. He earned his BA in Sociology/Anthropology & Religion at Oberlin College; Masters of Divinity at Golden Gate Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California; and is currently earning a Doctorate of Ministry in Portland, Oregon. He is expected to graduate in the Winter of 2013. He has a son & daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico for business and pleasure and to multiple cities in the following locations around the world: Israel, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, England, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Czech Republic, Belgium, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Egypt, Brazil, Switzerland, Japan, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Thailand, France, Italy, Belgium, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

      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.

    • Instructor

      Bill MacLeod

      Mission ConneXion, Hillsboro OR

      Bill MacLeod is the Executive Director of Mission ConneXion which he founded in 2001 during his fifteen years as a missions pastor in Portland. He has been a mobilizer for over 30 years dedicating his life to city-wide people movements while serving in an evangelistic organization, a national men's movement, a local church as missions pastor, and as founder/executive director of a regional church-missions-mobilizing effort.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, December 17, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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