Sugar Hill, GA S19    Spring 2019
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You were MADE FOR MORE.
Come discover your part in God's global plan at PERSPECTIVES.
 
You have a part to play in the story God has been unfolding throughout history.  If you've ever wondered, "What's my purpose in life?" the Perspectives course has the answer.  

Your mind will be challenged.
Your heart will be moved.
Your commitment will be tested.
And you will never be the same again.

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a challenging discipleship course exploring God's heart for the world and how He invites the Church to participate in His glorious plan of redemption.  Over 15 weeks you will hear 15 instructors relate their experiences and expertise in ministry, mission, business, military, education, and other fields as you examine four aspects of God's global purpose: biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic.  

The Perspectives course is for people from all walks of life who want to know more about who God is and how their lives can reflect more of His glory. If you're not sure the course is for you, attend the first session at no charge. We're confident you will be convinced that your investment of time, money, and energy will have eternal value.

Class Info

Tuesday Nights 6:00-9:00 pm       January 15 - April 30, 2019

4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd.  Sugar Hill, GA 30518


Cost 

$295 for CERTIFICATE or KEY READINGS (includes Reader and Study Guide.)

Family Member Discount: When one family member pays full price, any additional family members receive $75 off.

Book Discount: If you already own (the 4th edition Reader and Study Guide) or are borrowing the books from a friend, or if you will purchase the Kindle version of the combined Reader and Study Guide, receive a $30 book discount. 

Church Ministry Leader Discount: If you are a ministry leader receive a $50 discount.

$380 for ACADEMIC CREDIT through Trinity International University. 

Alumni Pricing:  Key Reading Level is $30, Certificate Level is $60  ($0 Key Reading / $30 certificate if you already have the 4th edition Reader and Study Guide.  See $30 Book Discount.)


Contact: Martha Peribonio 


Class Info

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Sugar Hill United Methodist Church 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd Sugar Hill GA 30518

Contact: Martha Peribonio

(770) 945-2845

 
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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

      David H

      Cafe1040, Maxeys GA

      David is married with four beautiful daughters. He has served in campus ministry for 8 years and is now the Chief Strategist and Global Team Leader for Cafe1040.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 15, 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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      Marco Murillo

      Perspectivas, Marietta GA

      Marco, his wife Aubrey, and their children form a transcultural family. They have serve as missionaries in Mexico and Texas for over 10 years in the area of Christian education and church planting. Marco served on the faculty of The Rio Grande Bible College in Texas. After taking Perspectives, Marco and Aubrey moved to the metropolitan area of Atlanta as church planters under the NAMB Initiatives. Marco holds a Master of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and pursuing a DMin at Midwestern Baptist. The Murillo Family see themselves as a bridge between cultures and languages. Their goal is to mobilize the church to reach the lost. Marco currently serves as the Director of Perspectives in the Spanish language in the United States.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 22, 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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      Grant Haynes

      Global Frontier Missions, Lilburn GA

      Grant Haynes founded Global Frontier Missions in 2000 while church planting among indigenous groups in southern Mexico. His passion is to see as many individuals and churches as possible praying, giving, welcoming, and going to the least reached people groups of the earth. Grant spent 14 years serving in Oaxaca, Mexico with his wife and three children church planting, hosting short-term mission groups, running an indigenous Bible school, and starting a missionary training school for North Americans. Grant now serves in Clarkston, GA, known as the most diverse square mile in America, reaching refugees from Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Somalia, Ethiopia, and many other nations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 29, 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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      Sky Pratt

      Prince Avenue Baptist Church, Athens GA

      Sky Pratt has been involved with student ministry for twenty years serving at churches in Texas and Georgia. The Lord moved Sky and his family to Prince Avenue Baptist in Athens in 2001. Sky has a passion to see believers develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, and impact their world by capturing God’s heart for the nations. Sky and his wife Karen have two children, Josh and Lauren.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 5, 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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      Nathan J'Diim

      TOAG Internship and Frontiers, Tempe AZ

      Nathan J'Diim (pen name) is the Founder of TOAG (www.TOAG.net) and Consultant, Instructor and Coach for Frontiers (www.FrontiersUSA.org) in their Training department. TOAG is a year long after-hours internship preparing beautiful feet to serve in the Unreached World. Offered in cities across the US, TOAG has apprenticed hundreds of interns, many who serve or will soon serve the least reached world wide.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 12, 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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      John Harrison

      Encompass World Partners, Atlanta GA

      John was born and raised in a small town in Northern Michigan. At Cedarville University he met Katelyn. They married in 2009 and after her graduation they left for South Korea. Working as ESL teachers and being heavily involved in their local church gave them an appreciation and understanding of cross-cultural ministry. In 2015 John completed his MBA from Liberty University. After six and a half years overseas, John, Katelyn, and their three children returned to the States. The Harrisons live in Clarkston, GA; one of the most diverse places in the US. John enjoys spending time with his family and tinkering with building projects in his spare time.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 19, 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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      Mike Stachura

      Grace Evangelical Church, Fayetteville GA

      Mike serves as pastor/elder for Community and Global Ministries at Grace Evangelical Church in Fayetteville, GA, a church with a passion for global and community transformation through the life and power of Jesus Christ. Mike worked 22 years with OPERATION MOBILIZATION, 16 with their ship ministry aboard MV LOGOS & MV DOULOS. He and his wife Jorie raised their 3 children aboard the ships while ministering in 60+ nations/cultures. He served as Director of the Book Fair and later as the Managing Director of the ship DOULOS. He then served 6 years as OM-USA President/CEO. Mike earned an MA in Missions (Wheaton Grad School), and an MA in Comparative Politics (U of IL-Urbana).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 26, 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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      Marti Wade

      Pioneers, Blythewood SC

      Marti Wade has been serving Pioneers since 2007, focusing primarily on projects involving research and writing. Before joining Pioneers she spent time in more than a dozen countries supporting cultural research teams sent to explore unreached communities and mobilize efforts to reach these groups. Since 2004 she has been the editor of Missions Catalyst weekly email newsletter. Marti wrote "Through Her Eyes," a book about the lives of missionary women in the Muslim world and in 2016 completed a Master's thesis on trends and tensions in how agencies train new workers. She began teaching Perspectives, primarily the history lessons, in the late 1990’s.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 5, 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.

    • Instructor

      Nicole Parks

      Cafe 1040, Cumming GA

      God has been calling Nicole to missions since before she was walking with Him. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a BBA in International Business and Risk Management. Through studying abroad twice in college, God began to open her eyes to her love of other cultures, languages, and travel. After graduation, she worked in financial services for a few years before God called her into ministry. While working for North Point Ministries, she went on her first short-term missions trip. Through 2 trips to the 10/40 window, God called her into vocational missions. In 2014, she joined the staff of Cafe 1040 first as a mobilizer and then as a team lead. She is passionate about the unreached, mobilization, and God's heart for the nations. When she's not traveling around the globe sharing the love of Jesus with the unreached, she is actively involved in her home church with her husband and their two future missionaries.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 12, 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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      Julius Esunge

      Hope Outreach International Ministries, Fredericksburg VA

      Julius directs Hope Outreach International Ministries. In the the past 8 years, he has lectured for the Perspectives course hosted at several locations by the US Center for World Missions. He is a gifted planner, an engaging speaker, and a very enthusiastic servant. His unique background gives him an edge in dissecting cultural issues pertinent to the gospel message and he is blessed with fluency in several languages. Their family verses are 1 Corinthians 9:16 and Luke 12:15.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 19, 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.

    • Instructor

      Dennis Cochrane

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Lexington SC

      Dennis and his wife Nancy served as linguists and Bible translators among the 20,000 Duna people of Papua New Guinea. After devising an alphabet for this previously unwritten language they produced primers and readers, teaching many to read their own language. They then translated the first portions of God's Word into the Duna language. Several thousand Duna came to faith in Christ and today there are many churches among these people.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 26, 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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      Michele Rickett

      She Is Safe, Roswell GA

      Michele Rickett is founder and president of Sisters In Service (SIS), an international ministry that tackles the abuse and exploitation of women and girls - raising awareness and advocacy, publishing research, and fostering practical empowerment projects of local women in the most hostile and least reached places.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 9, 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.

    • Instructor

      Jean Johnson

      Five Stones Global, Minneapolis MN

      Jean Johnson serves primarily as a missionary and coach, while fulfilling the role of Executive Director for Five Stones Global. Jean brings 30 years of cross-cultural mission experience, the majority of those years in Cambodia. Her ultimate desire is to inspire a movement of disciple-makers who make disciples of Jesus by using methods that lead to local-sustainability and spontaneous multiplication in global missions.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 16, 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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      Mayumi Pohl

      Second Level Ministry , Atlanta GA

      Mayumi was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. She accepted Christ as her own savior during college. She has served as the president of Second Level Ministry since 2006. The ministry has been expanded by God's guidance, with the vision of raising "disciples" of Christ among Japanese. She and her husband started a Japanese church plant that began in 2011. The Lord has blessed her with 4 children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 23, 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.

    • Instructor

      Trent DeLoach

      Toccoa Falls College, Tucker GA

      Trent DeLoach serves as the lead pastor at Clarkston International Bible Church. He and his family live as missionaries to the international community in Atlanta, GA. They have special heart for the Bosnian and Ethiopian communities. He also supports the work of Friends of Refugees, Global Frontier Missions, and Global Gates.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

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      Class Conclusion & Celebration

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      Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

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