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PERSPECTIVES
on the World Christian Movement


JANUARY 13 - APRIL 28, 2019

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What is Perspectives ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
 
Join us and experience God's heart for all peoples and encounter the momentum of the WORLD CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT. Perspectives will open the eyes of your heart with fresh knowledge and understanding of God's unchanging purposes and why they're relevant to your life.

Perspectives allows you to hear from 15 different instructors over the course of 15 weeks. Perspectives is for believers from all walks of life. 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. No matter who you are or what you do, Perspectives will help you learn how to live for GOD'S KINGDOM.

Class Info

Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019

Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: CrossWay Evangelical Free Church 3058 10th Ave.North Fort Dodge IA 50501

Contact: Aaron McHone

(515) 574-9843

 
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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

      Jeff Adams

      Missional Impact/Graceway, Kansas City MO

      Jeff was Graceway’s lead pastor for 33 years, having spent the previous ten years pastoring in Latin America with his wife Cheryl and daughters Sarah and Rebekah. He continues on Graceway's team as Teaching Pastor. He shares his passion for the Word of God in English and Spanish at Graceway and as an international conference speaker. He holds a Ph.D from Trinity Theological Seminary. He enjoys the cultural and dining diversity of Kansas City and is an active supporter of Kansas City's active arts scene. Having traveled and ministered in approximately 70 countries he is an avid student of culture. He trains leaders in cultural competency through cultural immersion experiences in Paris and Amsterdam and is also a certified Paterson LifePlan facilitator, a powerful tool that he uses in equipping and coaching leaders

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      Gerald Robison

      To All Nations, Jacksonville FL

      Dr Robison presents Lessons #1 or #2 with a fast-paced, humor-filled interaction that leaves students in a state of joyful conviction, new understanding and primed with motivation. Gerald authored and co-authored 8 books: "Cat and Dog Theology" being the best-known. He has had an international ministry of teaching and training Bible teachers and pastors stretching over 40 years and over 24 countries, including Australia, Netherlands, the Middle East, parts of Africa, Europe and the former Soviet countries. He is the Founding President of "To All Nations", Vice-President for UnveilinGLORY, and often speaks at conferences around the nation and the world. He is also a strategist, coach and mentor to churches and pastors through "Issachar Initiative". Dr Robison has taught in over 24 countries and worked with "Walk Thru the Bible Ministries in many of those for the past 35 years.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      Joel Jorgenson

      Grandview Baptist Church, Ankeny IA

      God began to stir up in me an interest in missions when I was in my teens through some missionaries who spoke at our church. That interest grew when I met/married my wife who's family has strong missionary roots in Africa and Indonesia. I took Perspectives in 1990 and still view the course as one of the best classes I have taken. I have an M.Div. from Bethel Seminary and have a pastor for 24 years - 6 years as an associate and 18 years as a senior pastor. My goal in life is to connect people to God so that they will glorify Him with their lives. In order to stir up a passion for God's global purpose in others I have led and participated in numerous short-term missions trip, including trips to Mexico, Niger, Togo, Uruguay, India and Nepal.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      Manohar James

      , Madison WI

      Dr. Manohar James holds a PhD in Intercultural studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, USA. He is currently a scholar in residence at High Point Church, Madison, WI. He is adjunct professor at Alliance Theological Seminary (Nyack, NY), Mission India Theological Seminary (India) and Christian Life College (Madison, WI). Before coming to the US for higher education, he served in India for more than 15 years as an evangelist, church planter, and seminary professor. While church planting in Himachal Pradesh (India) he suffered severe beatings twice for the sake of preaching the gospel and bringing people to Christ. He is also the founder of Serving Alongside International, a tax-exempt non-profit Christian organization in USA which is involved in training pastors in India.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      Brooks A Simpson

      Grace Community Church, North Liberty IA

      Brooks Simpson is Pastor for Teaching and Preaching at Grace Community Church in North Liberty, IA. Brooks came to faith in Christ as a college student athlete while attending Grace in 1988 and has been on staff since 1998. Brooks’ heart is to see Christ magnified and exalted in the lives of people. The spiritual battle described in Ephesians 6 is real and Brooks’ passion is to equip people to take up the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit. Too many Christians see this battle as defensive and miss the fact that there is an offensive component as well. Brooks took Perspectives in 2008 and is excited to be a part of the team which equips the saints to offensively take the sword of the Word to the ends of the earth. Brooks has been married to his bride Stacy since 1989. They have two children, Ryan and Katelyn.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      Mary Ho

      All Nations Family, Inc, Kansas City MO

      Mary Ho is currently the International Executive Leader of All Nations Family, a cross-cultural church planting and missions training and sending organization based out of Kansas City. Born in Taiwan and raised on four continents, Mary has lived in Swaziland, Taiwan, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, Hong Kong, and the U.S., and travelled extensively. They moved from Hong Kong to Kansas City in 2000. She worked as Managing Editor for four years in Taiwan, and has written and edited several publications. She then served for four years in World Vision Taiwan and World Vision Hong Kong. In World Vision Taiwan, Mary was the Manager of the International Ministry Department. She received her doctoral degree in strategic leadership from Regent University, VA in 2017, her M.A. in Communications, and her B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is married to John Ho and has two boys, ages 21 and 16.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      Andrew Herbek

      Perspectives, Deerfield IL

      Born and raised on the family farm in Nebraska, Andrew inherited a frontier mindset from the prairie pioneers he descended from. In light of this, God took this farm boy from the middle of nowhere and sent him to serve among an unreached people group in East Asia. While practicing ethnographic research among rural villages there, the Lord began cultivating a passion in Andrew to mobilize and equip the body of Christ to co-labor in His global purpose. Andrew is a member of Perspectives U.S. National Staff and serves in the Instructor Development Department. With a BA in Intercultural Studies and field experience in twelve countries, his heart is that of a cross-cultural educator and discipler. His desire is to see God's people raised up, trained well and sent out to pursue Christ's promise fulfilled among the nations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      Robin Ludeking

      Grace Evangelical Free , Eldridge IA

      I'm a farm girl that grew up in NE Iowa. In high school God began developing in me a heart for the nations through supporting a child with Compassion International. After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Leisure, Youth, and Human Services I had the privilege of spending 6 months overseas in Thailand working with a local church. Upon returning to the States I worked in Environmental Education for four years and then felt God leading me back to school for nursing. I completed my BSN at Oklahoma City University and then moved to the Quad City (Iowa/Illinois) area to work as an ER nurse. In 2016 I took the Perspectives course and God rekindled the fire for going overseas as well as for mobilizing here in the USA. I have since been involved with the local chapter of Perspectives!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 3, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      Orville Erickson

      Greenhill Baptist Church, Cedar Falls IA

      Orville served as a campus missionary for 5 years before becoming pastor of Greenhill Church in Cedar Falls, a small church intently focused on sending to unreached people groups, after a few members of the congregation took Perspectives and were ruined for the ordinary! Other exciting missionary opportunities were teaching at a Bible school in Ukraine, as well as leading short term teams of college students into inner city Dallas/Ft. Worth. He and his wife Jennifer have 3 daughters, Mikayla, Marissa and Taylor.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      Paul Strand

      Bethany Fellowship, Minneapolis MN

      Paul Strand: MA in Missiology from Fuller School of World Missions; BS from the University of Minnesota; Diploma in Bible and Missions from Bethany Global University; 15 years of field experience in Indonesia in cross-cultural missions; served 7 years as President of Bethany International; 32 years of experience teaching in the US and abroad; faculty member at Bethany International University, Singapore; adjunct faculty member at Ethiopia Kale Hewat School of Missions, Africa Center for Missions, Kenya, Nigeria Evangelical Missions Institute and Missionary Training Partners Int’l, Nigeria; currently serves on the board at the U.S. Center for World Missions.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      John Zumwalt

      Outrageous Love, Choctaw OK

      John Zumwalt is the Cross Cultural Coach for the innovative organization, Outrageous Love. After serving as a missionary among the unreached Minnan he returned to America and for over 22 years served as the founder and Director of the Missionary Training Institute, Beautiful Feet Boot Camp. He has trained over 300 Career Missionaries. He has a Doctorate of Divinity from International University for Graduate Studies. John has authored the book, Passion for the Heart of God and travels widely, preaching and holding seminars, raising up activist to go to the ends of the earth. John and his wife, Jamie, also pastor a church in a “red light district” of Oklahoma City. They have five children, Jessica, Josiah, Jael, Jewel and James.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      Terry Riley

      Harvest Project, Kansas City KS

      Terry has served with the Frontier Ventures formerly the U.S. Center for World Mission, Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse, ReachGlobal and ReachNational of the Evangelical Free Church. Terry is a world level expert on the unreached peoples as he developed the first database of unreached peoples from an ethnolinguistic perspective while working with the AAP Clearinghouse. This research was published in 1993 in a book entitled, "A Church for Every People", and was the platform for the Joshua Project database of unreached peoples. He served in the Dakotas for 8 years ministering to various Native American tribes engaging in evangelism, discipleship and community development. Also, he's been engaged in ministry to various people groups from the Middle East and in India. Currently, Terry is a licensed marriage and family therapist, mission mobilizer, and a co-pastor at an urban core church in Kansas City.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      Brian Hogan

      Youth With A Mission, 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: Sunday, April 7, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      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: Sunday, April 14, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 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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      Jamie Zumwalt

      Outrageous Love, Oklahoma City OK

      Jamie Zumwalt is the Founder and President of Outrageous Love, an organization that starts Communities of Hope among marginalized peoples. Jamie and her husband, John, served as missionaries in Taiwan among the Hakka and Taiwanese. For 22 years, John and Jamie have been training and sending missionaries out to plant the church among the unreached. She now pastors and a leads a coffee house, church community called Joe's Addiction in a "red light" district of Oklahoma City, doing life together with the poor. She has authored two books: Simple Obsession: Enjoying the Tender Heart of God and Beloved Chaos: moving from religion to Love in a red light district. Jamie travels widely, teaching and inviting more people to plant Communities of Hope. She and John have five children and one grand daughter.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019

      Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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