Tyler, TX // S19    Spring 2019
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You Were MADE FOR MORE!

Use what's in you to bless the world around you!


Perspectives is a 15 week life and learning opportunity that will change the way you view the world around you. In it, you will have your eyes opened to the heart and purpose of God, and how you can take part in His work all over the world, from the urban streets of America to the rain forest and deserts of distant lands. A fantastic array of pastors, theologians, international missiologists and mobilizers will challenge and inspire you with their personal experiences that will open your eyes to see just how big God is, and how much He desires that all might come to know HimWhether you are single, married, a student, a homemaker, a professional or retired, Perspectives will bless and challenge your life and direction. 



Class Enrollment Levels:

Certificate Level: $250
Credit Level: $500 / 3 credit hours
(Undergraduate & Graduate)
High School Dual Enrollment Credit: $500 / 3 credit hours


The following seminaries, universities & colleges have accepted the Perspectives course through a transfer credit from Trinity International University or Excelsior College in the DFW Area.
**Each student should take the syllabus to their Academic 
Advisor to see what the course will transfer as**




Class Info

Date: Monday, January 14, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Bethel Bible Church - Downtown Campus 202 S Broadway Ave Tyler TX 75702

Contact: Betty O'Maker

(903) 752-0575

 
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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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      Julian Dangerfield

      Shalom Outreach, Inc., Woodbridge VA

      Pastor J. Julian Dangerfield is the Executive Director of Shalom Outreach Inc., a Christian based non-profit organization dedicated to achieving worldwide propagation of the essentials of the historic Christian faith. He has a Bachelors degree in Business Management and has completed his Master of Arts degree in Leadership, Evangelism and Mobilization at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina. He also has completed his doctoral work at Virginia Union University in Richmond Virginia. His focused study was on African-Americans in cross cultural ministry. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Wycliffe Bible Translators. In the United States he has organized the mission efforts of over 25 churches, ministries and not for profit organizations, which has resulted in over 50,000 people coming to Christ. Julian's perspective is informed by over 29 years of ministry experience and he has traveled to over 40 countries executing strategies that lift humanity while expanding God’s Kingdom.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 14, 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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      Kara Culp

      Welcomers International, Owasso OK

      Kara Culp has served in ministry to international students, immigrants, and refugees for the past 14 years. Currently, she is the director of Welcomers International in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which she founded in 2008. She also has been teaching English as a Second Language at local community colleges for the past 14 years.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 21, 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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      Ally S.

      Carrollton TX

      Ally has served the Perspectives Movement in various roles from coordinator to instructor, for the past eleven years in Texas, where she lives with her husband and two boys. Her passion for the nations has been the driving force throughout her Christian walk, taking her into the inner cities of England, the mountains of the Afghanistan and India and the refugee camps of Pakistan, and now the suburbs of North Texas.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 28, 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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      Edgar Galdámez

      Tyler TX

      Edgar was born in El Salvador, emigrated to the United States in 1981. Christ brought him to himself at 14 years old and served in the church in multiple capacities. Church planter from 1996-2002, teacher for 12 years and currently campus pastor for Grace Español at Grace Community Church Tyler. He has a BS in Biblical Studies, an M.Div and currently working on my D.Min at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Missions has been his passion since becoming a believer and reading "Through Gates of Splendor". This book and many that followed sowed the seed that missions is for all wherever we are. That has led to his desire to see multi-ethnic and multilingual churches planted among Hispanics here in the United States and work towards going and sending believers to mission field in our own Judea, Samaria and the ends of the Earth. His desire, together with my wife is to go to Albania as missionaries. They are praying that God would lead them each step of the way if this is His will.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 4, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      John Oh

      Dallas International University, McKinney TX

      After working as an engineer and completing his seminary education, John worked as a mobilizer at a mission agency. He joined Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1998 and served as a Bible translator in Southeast Asia. He also served as the director of Korean Church Engagement and provided missions education and training. He is currently serving as the Director of External Relationships at Dallas International University.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 11, 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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      Karen Hatley

      Missional University, Dallas TX

      Karen's passion is helping others connect to God’s global mission. After working for a decade in the Texas public school system, she began to sense God's calling to full-time service among people with little access to the gospel. Karen & her husband responded by serving an unreached people group in the Middle East by helping birth strategic multi-denominational and multi-cultural partnerships. Karen also served as International Connections Leader for WorldconneX, as Director of Global Connections for Texas Baptists, and on the global support team of Beyond. She holds a PhD in leadership, an MDiv in Global Missions, and a Bachelors in Speech Communication. Dr. Hatley currently teaches part-time with Development Associates International (DAI) and International Partnering Associates (IPA).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 18, 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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      Betty O'Maker

      Missions, Tyler TX

      Betty O’Maker is the Mission Operations Director for Grace Community Church in Tyler, Texas. She coordinates short-term teams, helps in the development and implementation of the EXPLORE program for new missionaries, oversees local mission outreaches, plans and facilitates missionary educational programs such as Perspectives and Encountering the World of Islam, and assists with member care for Grace Community’s career missionaries. Betty served as a career missionary herself in the Czech Republic and also ministered in the neighboring nations of Germany and Poland. She continues to serve internationally in women's discipleship and leadership training.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 25, 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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      Yvonne Huneycutt

      Perspectives Global, Round Rock TX

      Yvonne from Austin, Texas loves mobilizing Christians and entire churches to find and engage their God-designed role for participation in the completion of the Great Commission. Yvonne's varied career experience includes the corporate world, local church ministry, mission ministry, and managing a non-profit organization. She has worked with the Perspectives movement for over 25 years both nationally and internationally. Her overseas field experience includes one year in Russia and travel in 40 nations. She holds a Doctor of Ministry in Missions and Cross-Cultural Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 4, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Blake McDaniel

      The Navigators, World Missions / Nations Within, Cedar Park TX

      Since 2001, Blake has helped local church leaders become more effective and strategic in their cross-cultural engagement with the great commission through The Navigators, Pioneers, and ACMC (Advancing Churches in Missions Commitment). He currently serves as The Navigators Eurasia mobilization director through World Missions. He also serves among the diaspora nations within the U.S. through Nations Within in Austin, with a special interest in mobilizing and equipping churches to engage Muslim background people and other unreached peoples from Asia and north Africa. And he serves as a certified life and leadership coach.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 18, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Jason Pointer

      Hillcrest Church/Hillcrest School, Lindale TX

      Jason and Cindy Pointer live in Lindale, Texas and are missionaries on "home assignment" from Nigeria. Jason was the senior teaching pastor of the Hillcrest Church in Jos, Nigeria. He also served as chaplain and head of the Bible department at the Hillcrest School. He has a B.A. in communications and worked for 15 years as an award-winning professional radio announcer before ministry. He then earned a master's degree in theology, with a minor in Church History and was Student Body President at seminary for two years. He is currently pursuing a doctorate's degree, working on a one-man stage presentation of the life of Paul, and with his wife is developing the Christian Teachers Institute, a resource for local churches specializing in the empowerment and mobilization of volunteer teachers and church workers.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 25, 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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      Brian Hogan

      Disciple Making Mentors, Fayetteville AR

      Brian and Louise Hogan have served in mission since 1987. From the Navajo Tribe to Outer Mongolia, their passion has been to see Jesus glorified and lifted up among those who have never known Him. From 1993-1996 their team pioneered a church planting movement in Erdenet (AIR-DUH-NET), Mongolia that continues to grow under fully indigenous leadership to this day. Their Mongolian disciples are now training and sending out their own missionaries to other unreached people groups. The story of the work in Erdenet can be read in Brian’s book: There’s a Sheep in my Bathtub (Asteroidea Books), and in the case study article – “Distant Thunder: Mongols Follow the Khan of Khans” – on page 695 of your Perspectives Reader.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Chad Johnston

      AUDIA Consulting, Bedford TX

      Chad studied missional leadership at Fuller Seminary after finishing a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Texas. He has worked in the areas of Church Mobilization and Pastoral leadership and Church Planter for the past 18 years. He's been married to his best friend, Amy, for 19 years and they have two kids, Kylie and Bristoe. Currently, Chad serves part time as the Director of Strategy and Operations at Restore Church in Arlington and full time as an Advisor with AUDIA Consulting, where they specialize in helping organizations better engage with their community and stakeholders.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 8, 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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      Pete Errington

      Beyond, Plano TX

      Pete is the Pre-Field Coordinator for new missionaries joining Beyond, an organization completely focused on launching movements of disciples among unreached peoples. Together with others in the 24:14 network, Beyond is pursuing a God-sized vision of movement teams in place among every remaining unreached people group by 2025. Pete and his wife have been mobilizing missionaries since 2000, and are passionate about helping every disciple make disciples.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 15, 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.

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      Doug Schaible

      Ethnos360, Wichita KS

      Doug & Cheryl Schaible were church planters among the Solong people of Papua New Guinea from 1991- 1998. They were able to see believers raised up as a result of learning the language and culture, building relationships and teaching and translating the Scriptures in the native language.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 22, 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.

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      Jeff Bice

      Pine Cove Christian Camp, Tyler TX



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      Date: Monday, April 29, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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