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Perspectives will be hosted at Sarang Church

on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 10:00pm, beginning August 14, 2018. 

 

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement calls you to 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 a unique, advanced discipleship course which will change the way you view the world. We will hear 15 outstanding speakers 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. 

 

Perspectives will take you on a journey of exploration through four sections—Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic—all rich with insight into God’s global purposes:

 

Got questions? Check out the Perspectives FAQs!

 

 

Course Offerings

 

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

 

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.

 

The Credit level is available for those who would like to earn University Credits with this course. Earn credits are with Trinity College.

 

The Key Reading level is available for those who would like to learn from our speakers but are not able to commit to the readings.

 

Pricing and Discounts

 

Key Reading - $250

Certificate - $250

Credit (undergraduate/graduate) - $550

 

 

Early Bird Discount of $25 for those who sign up by July 7, 2018

Family Discount of $25 for the second member of the same family.

 

Not sure if Perspectives is for you? Sign up to visit Lessons 1 for free by choosing "First Night Free" on the Class Pricing link to the right. Can't make it the first night? Shoot us an email or text and we will help resolve any questions.

 

 

Alumni Pricing:  No charge, but former Key Reading alumni can upgrade to Certificate Level for $70 (grader fee.)

 

Class Info

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Sarang Church 2141 W La Palma Ave Anaheim CA 92801

Contact: David Kim

562) 331-9679

 
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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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      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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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      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, August 21, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      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, August 28, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      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: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      Michelle Gennaro

      Africa Inland Mission, San Diego CA

      Michelle and her late husband Chris were appointed as missionaries with Africa Inland Mission in 2008 after leaving careers in Education/Church Ministry and Business Management/dressmaking. They served with their 6 children in the small village of Molumong in rural Lesotho, Africa. After language and culture acquisition and Chris teaching one term, he got Encephalitis and passed away after a short 3 weeks in a coma. Through God's strength and Sovereignty, Michelle went on to serve as a teacher at Rift Valley Academy and now serves as the Southwest Mobilizer for AIM while juggling parenting and an active speaking ministry. Michelle has a passion for proclaiming God's heart for the Nations and the truth that EVERY Christ-follower has a place in His plan to redeem the Nations unto Himself.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      Andy Pearce

      International Students, Inc., Alhambra CA

      In his role as Area Director for International Students, Inc., Andy mobilizes and trains volunteers to share Christ's love with international students through one-one- one friendships, Bible studies, and activities. He also recruits, trains, and supervises a team that now includes 20 staff members. He has a Masters in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Andy and his wife have four daughters and one son.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      James Mason

      Frontier Ventures, Perspectives Study Program, Pasadena CA

      James served as a pastor for 12 years before responding to a growing passion to see God's glory established among all peoples on earth. He is now on staff with Frontier Ventures in Pasadena, CA where he serves as the US Director for the Perspectives Study Program. James has been married to his wife Kelly for 25 years and they have 3 precious children. Their passion is to help every person, every church, every denomination, and every missions organization find their most strategic place in the completion of the Great Commission.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      Tom Theriault

      Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, San Marcos CA

      Born and raised in the Northwest, Tom Theriault currently serves as Associate Pastor for Mission and Outreach at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, Solana Beach, California (in north San Diego County). A congregation of over 1400 members, Solana Beach Pres supports a wide range of mission activities, including a large outreach to local Hispanics, a burgeoning Creation Care initiative, and the support of missionaries around the world. Attending the University of Washington, Tom majored in history and psychology. Upon graduation from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena,CA, was ordained as Associate Pastor for Christian Education and Youth Ministry at the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church near Pasadena. He then served as the Evangelism and Mission Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Yakima, WA. When God opened the door, they moved back to Pasadena and took up positions of Executive and Associate Directors of the Presbyterian Center for Mission Studies. For six years he and Judy traveled extensively, mobilizing God’s people to more vigorously pursue God’s global purposes through the PCUSA. Back in the pastoral saddle at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church in 1996, Tom has spearheaded his church’s commitment to plant the gospel among an unevangelized Muslim group in the desert of Ethiopia. He is a big booster of the Perspectives class, having taught Perspectives around the country and offered it twice in his church. Tom earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary’s School of Inter Cultural Studies, doing research around the topic, “The Influence of Universalism in Presbyterian Mission Policy and Practice in the 20th Century.” Tom and his wife of 35 years, Judy, thank God for their three grown children, Anna Julie, and Steve , a wonderful son-in-law, a beautiful daughter-in-law and two amazing grandsons.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      Greg Parsons

      USCWM, Pasadena CA

      Greg Parsons is Director of Global Connections at Frontier Ventures (formerly the U.S. Center for World Mission) where he and his wife, Kathleen have been on staff since 1982. Greg serves as part of the leadership team of the Frontier Ventures, he has traveled to more than 25 countries to meet with, learn from, and networking with mission leaders in North America, and around the globe. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM-1982) and has a PhD from the University of Wales (2012) entitled: Ralph D Winter: Early Life and Core Missiology.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      Dan Crane

      EV Free Fullerton, Fullerton CA

      Dan Crane is a third generation missionary. His grandparents served in China at the turn of the century where his dad was born and raised. Dan was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Trinidad where his parents were church planters. Dan returned to Trinidad as a missionary and was a part of the indigenization of the TEAM field turning all the assests and ministries over to the nationals. Dan was called to be the Missions Pastor of his home church in California where he has served since 1999.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      Daniel Lim

      International Students, Inc., Torrance CA

      Daniel has worked with international students since 1996, and currently serves with International Students, Inc. as an Area Mobilizer, partnering with local churches to develop, equip and train church based teams to engage in the highly strategic missions field of international student ministry.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      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, October 30, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      Bradley Buser

      Director Radius International, San Diego CA

      Brad came to faith in Christ at 17 and soon after was challenged with the need of unreached people groups. He began training for this directly after High School. Beth is from St. Johns MI., her Mom and Dad love the Lord Jesus and raised her with a heart for the world. They met, had two boys and left for Papua New Guinea in January of 1979. Soon after arriving they moved in among the Iteri people who live in the headwaters of the Sepik River Basin. After 4 years of studying the language and culture of the Iteri people they were fluent and began to share Christ with them for the first time. The baby church was discipled and in a few years leaders were ordained. The Busers worked on the New Testament translation and by 1999, after 20 years in the village, with the translation done, the church up and thriving, their need to be among the Iteris was over. Upon returning from PNG he and other men saw the need for appropriate training for missionaries who would be sent to Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists. In 2010 he helped found Radius International as a ministry to do such training.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      Cecil Stalnaker

      Greater Europe Mission, Valencia CA

      Cecil grew up in SoCal and has 34 years of missionary experience in Europe related to equipping church leaders, church planting, and evangelism. He trained pastors and missionaries at the French-speaking Institut Biblique Belge in Belgium and at Tyndale Theological Seminary in the Netherlands. He currently helps as a mobilizer with Greater Europe Mission; teaches and preaches on missions in local churches, and equips new missionaries for cross-cultural work. Cecil has a PhD in Missiology and has written a number of articles and chapters for mission publications. He lives in Santa Clarita, CA and often watches the squirrels fight over fruit in his backyard.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 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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      Luke Womack

      The GO Fund, Anaheim CA

      Luke Womack is the founder of The GO Fund, a nonprofit organization accelerating disciple-making among the unreached by paying off student debt for qualified missionaries. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from California Baptist University in 2011. When not working, he enjoys going to Dodger games, reading, and spending time with his wife Allison and children, Vera (2) and Dawson (1). To learn more about Luke or The GO Fund, please visit thegofund.com.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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      Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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