Sequim, WA 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. 


The Perspectives "Cohort" class is a strategic opportunity to launch the Perspectives movement in a small town/city or new community. A Cohort class will look for 3-4 lay leaders from 4-5 different area churches to attend the 15-week course with the strategic intent of being on the launch team for the first live class the following year.

First Two Nights are always FREE.  
You can register for the first night at no cost!  Come join us on January 16, 2019, 5:30-9:00 to check it out.  Dinner at 5:30, class begins at 6:00.



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

Class Enrollment Levels*:

Key Reading: $280

Certificate Level: $280

Credit Level: $577 / 3 credit hours
(Undergraduate & Graduate)
High School Dual Enrollment Credit: $577 / 3 credit hours


Some seminaries, universities & colleges have accepted the Perspectives course through a transfer credit from Trinity International University 
**Each student should take the syllabus to their Academic 
Advisor to see what the course will transfer as**
* Discounts Available
Early Bird Discount of $20 if you register and pay by December 31st.
The 2nd Family Member that registers for the same class $20 Discount.

Perspectives alumni are welcome and encouraged to register!  ACSI credits are also available.




Class Info

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Sequim Community Church 950 North 5th Ave Sequim WA 98382

Contact: Joanne Meinzen

360-683-6560

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 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

      Dwight Edwards

      Houston TX

      Dwight Edwards is a bestselling author and powerful speaker. He presently serves as pastor of the WatersEdge Community Church in Houston, Texas, and has ministered throughout the United States and many places in the world for the last 30 years.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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.

    • 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: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Keith Hook

      Missions Fest Seattle, Mukilteo WA

      Keith has served in three churches as pastor and has spent 20 years working in and teaching missions. He and his family lived in Hong Kong for two years serving workers in China. They have hosted 80+ international students in their home. Keith is currently the executive director(part-time) of Missions Fest Seattle. He and his wife, Judy, have 3 married daughters and 8 grandchildren.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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).

    • Instructor

      Laura Wilson

      WEC International, Tumwater WA

      From very young Laura knew God had called her to be involved in cross- cultural ministry, largely through the contact with the many missionaries her little country church helped support. While studying Spanish, she met her Australian husband and they served for over 30 years in Venezuela with WEC International. Initially involved in church planting, but always were encouraging Venezuelans to be involved in cross-cultural ministry. God began moving in the hearts of individuals and churches across the country and Richard & Laura had the privilege of teaching and training them. In 2008 the Lord clearly showed them to com to the USA to become regional mobilizers for WEC International in the Pacific Northwest.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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.

    • Instructor

      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: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Diane Kina

      Perspectives On the World Christian Movement, Poulsbo WA

      Short bio: • Teacher • Mobilizer • Mission director, emeritus • Involved with Perspectives since 1991

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Richard Wilson

      WEC INternational, Tumwater WA

      I'm an Australian WEC Missionary. My wife and I church planted, taught and mobilized missionaries and leaders for 32 years in Venezuela. Today these people serve with WEC, YWAM, AOG, NEW TRIBES, TEAM, COMIBAM, and FOUR SQUARE… Mission is discipleship; it is lifestyle; from my heart to your heart; my home to the ends of the earth. Laura and I were a catalyst; we had a sitting room and the privilege of being there to see God do miracles. We saw Venezuela cease being a place that received missionaries, and become a place that sends missionaries. Despite all the political hoo-hah of the past 20 years the Venezuelan church is growing and it’s workers are now on four continents and we still interact with many of them.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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.

    • Instructor

      N8 Scholz

      Hub Community Network, Stanwood WA

      N8 spent his early 30s in Lebanon as an English teacher and Hope Broker from 1999 to 2006. He published the story of his experiences in Coffee & Orange Blossoms: 7 Years & 15 Days in Tyre, Lebanon. Currently, N8 is actively engaged in helping form Jesus-following communities across North America to engage Muslims, and together learn how to obey the commands of Jesus.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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

      Darrell Dorr

      Frontier Ventures, Lynnwood WA

      Darrell Dorr was Perspectives Director 1980-1982 and an associate editor of the first edition of the Perspectives Reader. He has been a missionary with Frontier Ventures since 1980, specializing in communications, and has been on assignment with various other organizations and projects, including Frontiers, Operation World, the Adopt-a-People Clearinghouse, and the Center for the Study of Global Christianity.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Richard Nakamura

      Japanese Diaspora Ministries, Renton WA

      Richard Nakamura was born and raised in a Buddhist home in Seattle, WA. At the age of 19 (1979), Richard received Christ through the influence of his older brother, who converted a year earlier. Richard joined SEND International in 1988 and served as a church planter in Japan until 2011. He is now doing a Japanese Diaspora Ministry outreach out of Bellevue, WA. through SEND and RJC (Reaching Japanese for Christ).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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

      Tom Lotz

      Port Angeles WA



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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Karen Stoufer

      Christian Veterinary Mission, Shoreline WA

      Dr. Karen Stoufer served with her family in Nepal for 13 years in rural community development, animal health training and women's empowerment with the United Mission to Nepal and World Concern/CVM. She currently serves as Director of Training and Asia programs for Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM) in Seattle WA. She has a special interest in Missionary Kids (TCKs) and fostering of refugee teens.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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

      Edward Aw

      Community Vision International, San Tan Valley AZ

      Ed and Rachel have three thrusts to their ministry activities. (1) They train and coach church planters and pastors, helping them to raise up new leaders and reproduce their churches, resulting in transformed lives and communities. This includes many insights into making their ministries more sensitive to local cultures. (2) They are committed to practicing and guiding others in "tent-making", supporting themselves so that they are free to serve communities in areas of the world where authorities may be hostile and churches too weak to support them. (3) They are focused on accomplishing the above two in culturally relevant ways.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Britt Hemphill

      Dungeness Community Church, Sequim WA

      My full-time ministry career began with a 13-year span of teaching and school administration in Papua New Guinea, followed by five years of serving as the MK Care and Education departmental leader at a missionary training center in the U.S. I then served five years with ZimZam Global. equipping leaders in Africa and India through a creative approach to church multiplication that begins with children. I am currently the Children and Family Ministries pastor at Dungeness Community Church where I continue to value and champion the unique position of children to influence families and the local church and community.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

      Time: 5:30 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

      Rick Dietzman

      Adult Discipleship/Missions, Sequim WA

      Rick Dietzman, Adult Discipleship Sequim Community Church, Wa I served in the Balkans in church planting for most of the 1990's and have been doing discipleship and missions mobilization in the local church since 2000.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

      Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

      Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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