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Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
 


Faith Evangelical Free Church

875 Route 33 Business, Freehold, NJ 07728


October 3, 2020 - February 6, 2021

Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(Zoom option is also available) 

Class Orientation will be over Zoom on 9/19/20 from 1:00-3:00 PM.

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What is Perspectives?

Perspectives is a 15-week life and learning opportunity that will change the way you view the world around you. Your eyes will be opened to the heart and purpose of God, and how you can take part in His global work.

15 Weeks. 15 Instructors. One Epic Story.

An 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 Him. In the course - scripture, history, culture and strategy converge to reveal the unfolding of God's kingdom movement and redemptive purposes. 

Click through the lessons below to learn about the content and our instructors.

Whether you are single, married, a student, a parent-at-home, working or retired, Perspectives will bless and challenge your life and direction.  God is on a mission to bless the peoples of the earth, and you're invited to join Him.

In the words of Floyd McClung, International Director of All Nations Training Center: 

                                    "Take Perspectives - It'll ruin you for the ordinary!" 

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Is this course only for those interested in missions?
Absolutely not! This is a course for the Church. 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 grow and be challenged—want more vision, direction and eternal impact to come from your life...take the course!


Take the course at a level that best suits you:

Key Reading Level: Attend class, read key articles each week, and complete five personal responses (reflections on what you are learning) throughout the semester.  $265

Certificate Level (recommended):  Attend class, 2-3 hours of reading per week, homework questions, five personal responses (reflections on what you are learning), and a final project. This level is required by several mission sending agencies, committees, etc. for candidacy, and is required if someone wants to coordinate a Perspectives class in the future.  $265

Credit Level:  Earn 3 undergraduate or graduate credits for roughly 3-5 hours of reading per week, class participation, homework questions, a mid-term, final exam and project. Credits are available through Excelsior College. For fees, see registration link.

Alumni:   Perspectives alumni are encouraged to attend the classes. Fee charged only if you are planning on increasing your program level, free otherwise. For fees, see registration link.

Once registered for the course, your coordinator will send you information on how to order your books at a discounted rate. 

Chinese & Spanish Readers and Study Guides are available and homework may be submitted in Chinese or Spanish.

Contact the coordinator if scholarships are needed.

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Class Info

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Faith Evangelical Free Church 875 Route 33 Business Freehold NJ 07728

Contact: Ruth Lin

(848) 200-2139

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

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    • Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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

      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 51 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: Saturday, October 3, 2020

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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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      John Kless

      Pastor - Glenside Bible Church, Glenside PA

      As pastor of Glenside Bible Church in Glenside PA, John led his fellowship in the adoption of the Kyrgyz people of Central Asia in 1996 and has served as an active advocate for them ever since, including serving as Chairman of the Board of the NGO Central Asian Partners. In recent years he has helped the church develop an additional strategic focus in India touching the city of Hyderabad and an unreached tribal people, the Yenadi, through deep partnership connections. He and his wife LuAnn have 5 children and eight grandchildren.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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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      Christina S.

      Africa Inland Mission, Philadelphia PA

      Christina first went to Africa in 2010 while a student at the University of Delaware. Africa’s imprint was laid on her heart, and in 2013 she partnered with Africa Inland Mission to serve as a teacher among a formerly unreached people group. Feeling a burden for long-term missions, she pursued further training upon arriving back in the States, and in May of 2019, completed her Masters in Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary. She now serves in mobilization with AIM, helping others get to the field as she also hopes to one day return. When she’s not mobilizing others to Africa, she enjoys navigating Philadelphia on her bicycle, attempting to be artsy, and living in vibrant community within her local church.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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).

    • Instructor

      David Schroeder

      Pillar College, Middlesex NJ

      Dr. David Schroeder is president of Pillar College with campuses in Newark, Paterson, Plainfield and Somerset, NJ. Pillar is a fully accredited Christian college offering baccalaureate and master degree programs. Dr. Schroeder also served as president of Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary for twelve years. Besides his work in Christian higher education, Dr. Schroeder has served in missions with International Teams, Trans World Radio, and The Christian and Missionary Alliance, under whom he was ordained in 1974 and served as a pastor for ten years. He also now serves part time as senior pastor of Living Waters Church in Parsippany,, NJ. David holds the BA in philosophy, MA in humanities, STM in parish ministry, and Ed. D. in religious education. He has authored ten books and is the founder of MasterWorks, Inc., a disciple-making ministry. Serving the next generation within a context of spiritual renewal, ethnic diversity and Christ-centered higher education has been his passion for over forty years. He and his wife Betzi live in Middlesex, NJ, and they have three adult children and eight grandchildren.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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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      Edwin Hernandez

      Word Christian Fellowship International, Somerset NJ

      Pastor Edwin's vision is to see the Filipino diaspora (wave of overseas workers and migrants) mobilized to declare God's glory among the nations. An engineer by profession, he quit his job in 1999 to pastor a church in the Philippines. He completed his Masters in Divinity at the Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries in Manila, Philippines in 2004. In 2006, he was sent to Singapore where he trained ministry leaders and coordinated efforts in the planting of churches in key cities in Asia and Oceania. He came to the US in 2013 to pastor a church in Hopewell, NJ where he brings the same vision. He is also an instructor in a training institute based in NY city that equips lay leaders in biblical studies.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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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      Chin Wang

      Gospel Operation International, Oakland Gardens NY

      John Wang is Deputy International Director of Gospel Operation International. Prior to his mission assignment, he was pastor of Chinese and Spanish ministry at First Baptist Church of Flushing. He holds a Ph D in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He was an adjunct instructor at several seminaries and is active with the Evangelical Missiological Society.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Chuck Walton

      Wycliffe Bible Translators - Ret., Newtown PA

      Chuck Walton is a graduate of Cairn U, Wheaton College and Temple University. He and his wife Janice have served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for many years. Most of their career has been in the Philippines. They worked with two very different ethnic groups in there, the Itneg of Northern Luzon and the Sama of Pangutaran Island (a Muslim UPG) where they completed the translation of the New Testament. In addition to translation Chuck had been involved in mission administration and has taught Linguistics at the Wycliffe affiliate school in Dallas, Texas, Alliance Biblical Seminary in Quezon City, Philippines and the University of North Dakota. In 2013 Chuck retired but still does Mobilization for Wycliffe on a volunteer basis, and teaches ESL. They live in Newtown, PA (Bucks County). Chuck has taught for Perspectives since 2006 and is a coordinator.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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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      Joseph Steinitz

      GraceXtensions / unmissions.net, Towson MD

      After ministering in a Muslim context, Joe served as missions pastor at his church in Maryland for 8 years. Since 2001, he has been co-director of unmissions.net, a ministry that helps churches more effectively engage in world missions. He is also on staff at his local church helping to lead it’s local and international outreach efforts. Joe is married and has 6 children. For obvious reasons he has no hobbies.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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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      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 also led the Latino Branch of WEC International for several years. Fanny leads 7,000 Knees, a ministry that seeks to promote evangelism and transformation in the marketplace. She is a tentmaker who develops mission strategies and projects and train long and short term missionaries to the unreached. Fanny is the author of the book "The One Who Breaks Through". Fanny has been married to Gianni Basta for more 30 years and, together with their children, Francesco, Melissa and Jonathan, live in Norristown, PA (USA).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020

      Time: 1:00 PM to 1:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Annmarie Dolor

      Lakehurst NJ

      Ann Marie Mc.Lauren Dolor is originally from St.Lucia. She has a love for missions and especially enjoys working with children. She is a proponent of the belief that in order to be effective in missions, one must be cognizant and sensitive to cultural norms and beliefs of the people to which one wants to minister. Fluency in the Creole language has served as an asset in her mission work in Haiti. The bible is the compass of her life and she seeks to continually grow in the likeness of Jesus Christ. It is her desire to share her experiences on the mission field both locally and abroad, to provide insight and encourage those whose desire it is to serve as well. She is a mother of two young men and a teenage daughter and has been married to her husband for 26 years. She especially loves to serve on the mission field with her family.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Vicky Warren

      GLINTS, Palmdale CA

      Vicky spent 33 years working in innovative and creative environments from multimillion dollar technology deployments, alliances with technical luminaries such as Steve Jobs, Nicholas Negroponte's MIT media lab, Stanford Research Institute (SRI) and The Walt Disney Studios to entrepreneurial startup businesses. Her primary focus in these organizations included leadership and business development, strategic planning, research and development, innovation and creativity. She became "known" in these organizations for her heart for the Gospel through her daily walk in these high paced and demanding environments. Her passion for Christ took her on a 30-year journey of adventure as she walked on burning coals, assisted with eye clinics in Mexico, participated in medical relief efforts in Bolivia, planted pioneer businesses in Asia and Africa, came face to face with the persecuted church in Orissa, and served widows in the rainforest of Panama. Now she is committed full time to taking the Gospel to the nations through Pioneer Business Planting, building Kingdom businesses, and gobalization!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Chris Clayman

      Global Gates Network, NYC West African Outreach, Bronx NY

      Chris Clayman is an Associate Director and Co-Founder of Global Gates (www.globalgates.info), a mission organization focused on reaching the ends of the earth through global gateway cities. He has been involved in pioneer church planting in urban and rural West Africa and New York City among unreached Muslim peoples. Chris is also the author of Superplan: a journey into God's story (thesuperplan.com), and ethNYcity: The Nations, Tongues, and Faiths of Metropolitan New York (unreachednewyork.com). Chris lives with his wife and three children in the Bronx.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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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      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: Saturday, January 30, 2021

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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

      Isabel Lee

      Gaithersburg MD

      Isabel graduated from Washington Bible College and Columbia International University in Bible/missions. She served with SEND International for 22 1/2 years involved in church planting: evangelism, disciple-making, mentoring, seminary teaching, leadership training in Taiwan & in China. She also served in various leadership roles throughout the years, ministered in Ukraine, Ulan Ude, Korea, Egypt, India, Uganda, Thailand and among the Afghans and Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Macedonia, Clarkston, GA. Currently Isabel is the Minister of Global Outreach & Women's Ministries at CBCM, a Perspectives' instructor, and serves on the Boards of SEND's U.S. & International and Standards of Excellence on Short-term Missions.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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      Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021

      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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