Hampton Falls, NH//S19    Spring 2019
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Touching God's Whole World from the NH Seacoast
Mondays from January 21 to May 20 (6-9pm)


What is the Perspectives Course?
-- Perspectives is a 15-week course designed around 4 vantage points or "perspectives": Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic.
-- Each one highlights different aspects of God's global purpose. The Biblical and Historical sections reveal why our confidence is based on the historic fact of God's relentless work from the dawn of history until this day. 
-- The Cultural and Strategic sections underscore that we are in the midst of a costly, but very "do-able" task, confirming the Biblical and Historical hope.






Spring 2019 Class Information (Hampton Falls, NH) 
-- 15 weeks with 15 different dynamic & diverse speakers
-- Monday evenings, 6:00 - 9:00pm
-- January 21 to May 20, 2019 (no class on Feb. 25 and April 22)
  • First class on January 21 is free for those wishing to check it out!
-- Hosted at Hampton Falls First Baptist Church (Hampton Falls, NH)
-- Multi-Level Options available include: 
  • Key Reading (similar to audit), 
  • Certificate (more mentoring & feedback, at same price as Key Reading), 
  • Undergraduate & Graduate Credit (available through Trinity International University)
  • High School Students, including Home School (undergraduate credit available through Excelsior College/NCCRS) 
  • ACSI Continuing Education Units (7 CEUs - 3 Bible & 4 Education)
-- Register Online. 
-- Cost is $280 for Key Reading and Certificate, and $600 for Credit. 

Class Info

Date: Monday, January 21, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Hampton Falls First Baptist Church 3 Lincoln Avenue Hampton Falls NH 03844

Contact: Steven White

(865) 323-4439

 
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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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      Pam Arlund

      All Nations Family, Inc., Kansas City MO

      Pam has a wealth of experience working as a linguist/translator and as a church planter. In Central Asia for ten years, she planted simple churches among 3 people groups, 2 of whom are Muslim. She now trains others to advance the Great Commission in the US and abroad. She earned an MA and PhD in Linguistics from UT-Arlington.

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      Date: Monday, January 21, 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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      Date: Monday, January 28, 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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      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 44 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 48 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: Monday, February 4, 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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      Stephen Vannah

      SIM USA, Lee MA

      Stephen Vannah is an ordained pastor, has been the field leader for SIM in Senegal for about ten years. He is presently the Northeastern Regional Director for SIM. He and his wife live in Western MA. They have two daughters. He holds a Masters in New Testament Studies, an MDiv. and a DMin. His current responsibilities involve a considerable amount of traveling to churches, Christian colleges and institutions to preach, teach seminars and workshops on missions, leadership and synergetic teamwork. He teachers Missions, at Berkshire Institute of Christian Studies.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 11, 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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      David L Ro

      OMF International, South Hamilton MA

      David Ro currently serves as the Director for the J. Christy Wilson Center for World Missions at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the Regional Director for the Lausanne movement of East Asia. David is a graduate of Wheaton College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Peking University.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 25, 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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      Andy Ott

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Lynchburg VA

      Andy Ott was born and raised in Bolivia, South America. His parent were in the process of translating Scriptures for the Ignaciano people of central Bolivia. He grew up seeing the impact that the translated Scripture had on individuals, families, communities, and cultures. Andy and his family moved to Peru, South America, in 1993 with Wycliffe/JAARS to help provide safe, quick, reliable transportation in and out of remote jungle locations in support of Bible translation. Then in 2000, they moved back to the USA Headquarters of Wycliffe to work in recruiting the needed personnel to make Vision 2025 become a reality! He has been mobilizing and recruiting ever since! Andy is husband to one wife, Jan, and father to two adult children, Daniel (married to Danielle) and Hannah. We enjoy having them near, especially since we now have a grandbaby, Caleb! However, we know that will not always be so, since we hope to go back overseas before the Task is complete, and Christ returns!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 4, 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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      Dan Darko, PhD

      Wenham MA

      A New Testament Professor at Gordon College. A native of Ghana, Dan served as a Director in Youth for Christ (Ghana), Dean of Students at the Evangelical Theological Seminary (Croatia), Seminary and University chaplain in Croatia and Ghana, and local church pastoral positions in Ghana, Croatia, England (Fulham–London) and the Poconos (PA) United States. He was educated in Ghana, Croatia and England. Dan and his family (Maryl his wife and two daughters, Esther and Debbie) live in South Hamilton, MA.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 11, 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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      Jason Wakefield

      Christ Presbyterian, Nashua NH



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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 18, 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.

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      Joe G

      PIONEERS, Orlando FL

      I spent 5 years on staff with the Traveling Team sharing the Biblical Basis of Missions and mobilizing college students and another 4 mobilizing for PIONEERS. My wife and I just returned from serving on a church planting team in Central Asia where we served in and out of country from 2002-2012. I am currently the Vice President of Mobilization for PIONEERS. I LOVE Perspectives and would love to share in your classes. I am passionate about mobilizing people to the least reached peoples on the planet and in particular helping people see how their unique gifts, talents and passions can be used in making God famous.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 25, 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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      Judy A.

      Pioneers, South Yarmouth MA

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 1, 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.

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      Don Perry

      Equipping You!, Plantation FL

      Don Perry has spent years equipping and training church planters in South Asia, East Africa and the Middle East, working in Hindu and Muslim contexts. Here in the States, he works as a writer, trainer and consultant, helping ministries and churches with creative outreaches. Don says, “I love teaching Perspectives - our class will be informal, interactive and will stretch all of us together. Bring your hardest questions, and come prepared to challenge assumptions, look afresh at the Scriptures and the Kingdom of God, and to look as a group honestly and deeply within ourselves. We will dialogue and pray together; sometimes we will laugh, sometimes we will repent. I am excited to come and spend time together with you.”

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 8, 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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      Robert Antonucci

      Frontiers/EPC, Wenham MA

      Robert has worked in Church-planting and Development work in Central Asia in a war torn country 15 of the last 20 years. He and his wife and 3 children have led Frontiers Church-planting teams in new areas most of that time. Rob has an MA in World Christianity and teaches Christians insights useful in understanding Islam/Muslims in the world today. He is working on an MDiv. at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is Assistant Director of the Dr J Christy Wilson Jr. Center for World Missions.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 22, 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.

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      Rick and Julie S.

      Wareham MA

      Rick and Julie S. currently work as full-time missionaries and are involved in mobilizing teams to ignite church planting movements with unengaged, unreached people groups in the 10/40 Window. Rick and Julie have recently left their vocational careers in Finance (Rick) and Occupation Therapy (Julie) to pursue their passion for reaching the unreached. Rick and Julie have been married for 31 years and have 3 children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 29, 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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      Paul Martindale

      Pioneers, Lynnfield MA

      Paul Martindale worked for 18 years in North Africa in church planting and as a tent-maker with Arab World Ministries(AWM). He was AWM's Morocco Country leader and Area Director for North Africa. Paul currently serves as Islamicist and ministry consultant for Pioneers in the USA where he trains churches how to reach Muslims living in their communities. Paul is the director of the Summer Institute on Islam in Philadelphia and has a D.Min in Missions and Cross-Cultural Studies. He is Ranked Adjunct Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Cross-Cultural Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife Michele have three children. They live in the Boston area.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, May 6, 2019

      Time: 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM

    • 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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      Doug Birdsall

      The Lausanne Movement, South Hamilton MA

      S. Douglas (Doug) Birdsall served as Executive Chairman of the Lausanne Movement from 2004 to 2013. He led the movement through a process of global revitalization, culminating in the convening of the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization: Cape Town 2010. A graduate of Wheaton College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Harvard University and the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK, he is President of The Civilitas Group.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, May 13, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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      Date: Monday, May 20, 2019

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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