Vienna, VA S19    Spring 2019
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Welcome to Perspectives,

This class will assist you to be a part of God's plan for Jesus to be known and loved by people from every nation, cultural group, tribe, and ethnic group. This is a "game-changing" discipleship and ministry impact class that shows God's plan, power, and love for all nations and peoples of the world.


 
You are invited to become a part of the greatest story ever to unfold! Scripture reveals from Genesis to Revelation how God has redeemed (and continues to redeem) the nations to Himself and welcomes us to become a part of his Kingdom and His desire to see people enter a right relationship with God.  Perspectives is a 15-week course that explores how we become threaded into His story in Four Sections:

Biblical (Lessons 1-5): The Word of God is revealed with striking clarity as Perspectives illuminates God's unchanging promises as they unfold from Genesis to Revelation.
 
Historical (Lessons 6-9): Discover your spiritual lineage as you learn Christian history is filled with the immeasurable power of God as He makes His name known among the nations.  God has never been asleep.  He is always working to bring people back into a right relationship with Himself.
 
Cultural (Lessons 10-11)The peoples of the world come alive as we eventually see, through Christ Jesus, the expressions of the New Testament church thriving among every nation, tribe, people and language.
 
Strategic (Lessons 12-15): Find your place in God's story as there are endless opportunities to help complete the Great Commission.

How will YOU respond to God's invitation??

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Class
Dates:    January 9, 2019 -  May 8, 2019  (except 4/24/19 for Easter/Spring Break)
Time:     Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Place:     McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Room 3400 (Third Floor)   Vienna, VA 
(On Route 7, one mile west of Tyson's Corner)

(Parking and Room Location:  Recommend that you park on the ground floor parking lot. Make your way to the 3rd floor by elevator or stairway.  Our  class is in Room 3400 on the 3rd floor.

Spring 2019 - Class Pricing - Click on link on the right of this screen:

Typically, for our church based classes, most students are either Certificate or Key Reader ($285 for either Certificate or Key Reader).  For anyone in need of college credit for this class, either as an elective, or for teacher re-certification, or someone wanting a max learning experience, they can register for College Credit. 

 Please come and check us out!  Register and attend the "First Night Free."  Discover the tremendous value that Perspectives can have upon your personal walk with God and in understanding His Kingdom purposes.

 

Please Note:  If you would like to take the class for credit through Lancaster Bible College, but are not currently enrolled at LBC, you may do so as follows: First register for the class by clicking on the "Register for this class" link to the right.  Once you have completed that process, please go to the link below (you may copy/paste it into your browser) to submit a form for Lancaster Bible  College. If you have trouble accessing the link, please email Nick Rerras at  

            

 
 

Class Info

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 PM

Location: McLean Bible Church 8925 Leesburg Pike Room 3400 (3rd Floor) Vienna VA 22182

Contact: Nick Rerras

757-286-4646

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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

      David Gough

      Temple Hills Baptist Church, Alexandria VA

      Married with two children and four grandchildren. Graduate of Washington Bible College, Dallas Theological Seminary, and the University of Virginia. Local church ministry since 1978. Bible college professor for 25 years. Senior pastor at Temple Hills Baptist Church in Temple Hills, MD since 2007. Die-hard fan of Washington Nationals and the Virginia Cavaliers.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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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      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 47 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 51 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: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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

      Greg Fletcher

      Pioneers, Spotsylvania VA

      A native of Virginia, Greg has done church planting work in Japan and missions mobilization from Australia. He now works with Pioneers, serving church mission leaders in the Mid-Atlantic as part of the Pioneers Church Partnerships Team.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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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      Cyrus Mad-Bondo

      Fairfax VA



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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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

      Mark Seager

      South Riding VA

      Mark is a pastor at Cedar Run Community Church in Oak Hill, VA. Prior to serving at Cedar Run, Mark enjoyed a career in Civil/Environmental Engineering and pastored a church in England. He is happily married to Karen and they have 4 children. His heart for missions has been fueled by participating on or leading over a dozen short-term missions teams on 4 continents. Mark also serves as an advisor to Men of Valor (movinternational.org).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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

      K.

      Frontier Ventures, Columbia MD

      Karen has been involved in coordinating and instructing in Perspectives for 31 years. She currently serves with Frontier Ventures in Baltimore, and as an associate with Common Ground Consultants. Her focus is on mobilizing and training followers of Jesus to share Him with their Muslim friends. Her love for and appreciation of Muslims has taken her to Turkey 19 times. As a result, she has many Turkish friends both in Turkey and in the U.S. She is also known as the "fun captain" by her grandchildren and she loves spending time with them.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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

      Douglas Batson

      Frontier Ventures Volunteer, Cross Junction VA

      Douglas Batson is a combat veteran and retired cultural geographer. With award-winning research and publications, he was a Defense Department expert on toponomy, migration, and land tenure in international development. Also a National Certified Career Counselor, Doug is passionate about alternative education for missions mobilization and living history. He has been a Perspectives coordinator, instructor, and Professor of Record in the DC area for over 20 years.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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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      Robert Duhart

      Perspectives , Fort Washington MD



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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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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      Alirio Arreaza

      Herndon VA



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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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

      Dennis Washington

      National African American Mission Conference, Upper Marlboro MD

      Dennis Washington is a native New Yorker, born in Harlem, and raised in the Bronx. He is a veteran in the United States Air Force where he honorably served for 4 years. He has served as a mission Director and has led several teams to Haiti and Thailand. He currently serves on the leadership team for the National African American Mission Conference, as an Area Mobilizer for Perspectives on the World Christian movement and Campus Minister for International Students Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from NYACK College and is employed at the Department of State. Dennis is married to Tarsha Washington and they have four children together: D’mani, D’naja, Joshua, and Jonathan.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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

      Susan Patt

      Frontier Ventures, Exton PA

      Sue Patt has worked as a mobilizer for more than 35 years (since 1982) with Frontier Ventures, formerly the US Center for World Mission. Her primary area of responsibility includes having served as the Perspectives National Program Director. She has also been developing deliberate friendships with Muslims since 1980. She is married to Fran Patt since 1986. They have 3 young adult children and live in Exton, PA in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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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      Tony Sheng

      The Ember Cast, Columbia MD

      I mentor, resource and inspire the next generation in the areas of global missions, world cultures, and leadership development with a tribe called The Ember Cast - we help students mark human history. I'm also a technology professional and live in Columbia, MD, USA with my wife and two daughters.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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

      Ed Grudier

      Cherrydale Baptist Church, Arlington VA

      Served for 14 years with WEC International. 12 years were in a country in the ME that was 99.9% Muslim. Involved in Church Planting and Field Leadership. Has served as Missions Pastor at Cherrydale Baptist Church since 2007. Married to Kathy since 1983. Two children: Philip and Amy

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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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      Joseph Steinitz

      GraceXtensions / unmissions.net, Towson MD

      After ministering in a Muslim context, Joe served as missions pastor at his church in Maryland for 8 years. Since 2001, he has been co-director of unmissions.net, a ministry that helps churches more effectively engage in world missions. He is also on staff at his local church helping to lead it’s local and international outreach efforts. Joe is married and has 6 children. For obvious reasons he has no hobbies.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 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

      James Cha

      Crescent Project, Leesburg VA

      Rev. James Cha was born in Korea, but grew up here in the US. He studied electrical engineering at Cornell University, and worked ten years as an engineer. In 2000 he and his family went to Central Asia, where they served ten years as church planting missionaries with Pioneers. They are now back in the US reaching out to the Muslims in the Washington, DC area. He is the Washington DC Area Coordinator for Crescent Project. His wife, Faith, is the ESOL Director in Leesburg. They have three children: Joniel, Josiah and Karis.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 PM

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      Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:45 PM

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