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Are You Ready to Find Out What You Were Made For?

Join us on this journey of discovering God's heart and purpose...

A purpose in which YOU have a vital part to play!


Perspectives is a 15-week journey of discovery that will change the way you view the world around you and understand your place in it. Through the Perspectives course, your eyes will be 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 forests and deserts of distant lands.

A fantastic array of pastors, theologians, international missiologists and mobilizers will challenge you and inspire you with their personal experiences that will open your eyes to just how big God is and just how much He desires that all might come to know Him! Whether you are married, single, a student, a homemaker, a professional or are retired, Perspectives will challenge your life and reshape your understanding of what you were made for!




Class Info

Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location: New Song Nashville 316 Southgate Court Brentwood TN 37027

Contact: Mitch Rowe

 
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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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      Nathan Jewett

      Huntsville Community of Hope, Huntsville AL

      Nathan Jewett is a follower of Christ, husband to Amber, and mobilizer for the nations. He studied Bible and Preaching in Dallas, TX before moving to Alabama in 2010 to pastor in the local church. His heart to see God's glory among all nations has taken him to Nicaragua, Panama, Rwanda, India, and Nepal. He now mobilizes through his work in the marketplace and advocates for social change around the issue of chronic homelessness in his local community, with the overall aim of seeing God's glory displayed among all peoples.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      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, August 25, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Dale Evrist

      New Song Nashville, Brentwood TN

      Dale Evrist is the Founding/Senior Pastor of New Song Nashville, one church in multiple congregations in the Greater Metro Nashville area. Dale has been in pastoral ministry for over thirty years. His ministry is dedicated to bringing unity to the Body of Christ, in particular in the Middle Tennessee area. He is committed to seeing hope and wholeness brought to individuals, and transformation to our cities. Dale’s messages incorporate solid biblical truth with culturally relevant themes and healthy doses of humor. Dale and his wife Joan have enjoyed 35 years of marriage, and have three adult children and five grandchildren.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Todd Bradley

      Dallas Theological Seminary, Spring Hill TN

      Dr. Todd Bradley currently serves as adjunct professor of leadership and intercultural studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and has taught at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon and Grace Theological Seminary in Indiana. Most recently he has completed service as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Williamson College in Franklin, Tennessee. He is also the co-founder of the Pasche Institute for Jewish Studies at Criswell where students prepare to minister to the Jewish people in a variety of venues. Dr. Bradley has served as the chairman of the board for Middle East Bible Outreach, a U.S. organization that promotes Christian ministry among Muslims throughout the Middle East and North Africa. In July 2006 Dr. Bradley and his mission team were in Beirut doing Muslim evangelism when the Israel-Lebanon War began. His team was later evacuated to Cyprus by the U.S. Marines. He observed the bombing of Beirut up close, but more importantly saw the Lord do amazing things in the midst of war. Dr. Bradley's degrees include a doctorate in missions from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, Masters in Military Arts and Sciences (Strategy and Middle East emphases) from the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College, Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas A&M University. He has also done graduate work in the geography and historical background of the Holy Land at the Jerusalem University College in Israel. A retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, Dr. Bradley is also a graduate of the Air War College, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, U.S.A.F Command and Staff College, and the NATO School. Dr. Bradley’s military service of almost 30 years included a variety of unique leadership and intercultural duties, including squadron commander, NATO staff officer with the Turkish Air Force, director of a multinational task force enforcing the Dayton Accords in Bosnia, and senior military liaison officer to German intelligence. He has also served as a Defense Department Middle East analyst in Washington, D.C. where he wrote and advised on key Arab states. In this capacity he worked closely with European, Arab, and Israeli governments. He concluded his military career by serving as the associate academic dean at the prestigious National Intelligence University in Washington, D.C., where he taught Middle East studies. Dr. Bradley has been married to Pam Bradley for 44 years. They have two sons: Matt, who is senior pastor at All Saints Presbyterian Church in Brentwood, Tennessee, and Adam, who works for the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      AJ P.

      INIM Inc., Forest VA

      AJ is the Director & General Secretary for INIM established 1964. The sole focus of this indigenous Mission remains... Evangelism, Discipleship & Church Planting. AJ who was born & raised in New Delhi India who is an alumnus of Liberty University. AJ shares responsibility for INIM's church planting & field evangelism efforts in South Asia. AJ & his wife have been married over 20 years and are blessed with 5 children ranging from 15 years old to 5 yrs old.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Yvonne Huneycutt

      Perspectives Global, Round Rock TX

      Yvonne from Austin, Texas loves mobilizing Christians and entire churches to find and engage their God-designed role for participation in the completion of the Great Commission. Yvonne's varied career experience includes the corporate world, local church ministry, mission ministry, and managing a non-profit organization. She has worked with the Perspectives movement for 25 years as a local class coordinator, regional director, instructor, author and Perspectives Global trainer. Her overseas field experience includes one year in Russia and numerous short-term trips into over 35 nations. She holds a Doctor of Ministry in Missions and Cross-Cultural Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Adam Hoffman

      Perspectives, Garner NC

      Adam was transformed by Perspectives in 2005. More than a missions course, this class was discipleship into God's Kingdom purposes - and the best premarital counseling they had. Adam and his wife Melissa were married that summer and joined with Frontier Ventures (from the legacy of the US Center for World Mission), where they have been on staff since. He currently co-directs the Southeast region of Perspectives with Melissa. Adam and Melissa are passionate about people understanding and living out God's global purposes. More at staff.frontierventures.org/hoffman

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Barbara Yandell

      Hope for the Nations, Holland MI

      President Hope for the Nations, director of Engage Course and teacher at Horizons International,ordained RCA minister area director Interserve USA, Student Volunteer Movement USA, founder of Legacy Muslim Ministry conference

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      David Shibley

      Rockwall TX



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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Leroy Armstrong

      Proclaiming the Word Ministries, Mckinney TX

      Leroy R. Armstrong, Jr. is a native of Kansas City, MO and resides in the Dallas area with his wife Genena and family. Leroy holds degrees from the University of Kansas (B. S. Electrical Engineering) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.). He is Lead Servant of Proclaiming the Word Ministries (www.proclaimingtheword.com) and Teaching Pastor at First Baptist Church, McKinney, TX (www.firstmckinney.com). Leroy has been teaching in the Perspectives Movement since 2007. Leroy served as a Senior Pastor for 13 years. He was Director of the International Conference on Expository Preaching, sponsored annually by E. K. Bailey Ministries, Inc. for 5 years. He also owns Charis Communications, LLC, an umbrella business focused on acquiring income producing assets.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Fady Al-Hagal

      Spring Hill TN

      Pastor Fady has founded the International Leadership Center for the purpose of Discovering, Discipling and Sending a Company of Ethnic Gospel Planters to make disciples among the international people groups in the United States and beyond. In partnership with the local church in the United States, the ILC aim to plant ministries nationally and internationally offering eternal hope through the Gospel and holistic healing in Word and Deed.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Amy Richardson

      Nashville TN

      Amy Richardson, MPH, is an advocate for vulnerable populations and their well-being locally and globally. Though a proud Nashville native, Amy’s work and travel abroad led her to recognize the interconnectivity of the world. She entered the sphere of health care through a side door, becoming a public health advocate while simultaneously developing a passion for refugees and immigrants. She has served in numerous leadership roles with refugee and immigrant agencies in Nashville, and she currently works as Chief Community Health Officer at Siloam Health, a faith-based nonprofit, where she promotes a culture of health among refugees and immigrant communities.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      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: Sunday, November 10, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 3:00 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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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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.

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      Julio Moromisato

      Operation Mobilization, Tyrone GA

      Julio has been working with OM since 1998 and after serving as President of OM in Brazil for 8 years he and his family moved to the United States to start a new initiative for OM USA, serving the Latino Church in her effort to fulfill the Great Commission. In Brazil he also served as a pastor for 5 years and as teacher for a Bible School. His passion is to connect Christians with opportunities to serve in the work that God is doing around the world, especially among the unreached and forgotten people. He is married with Gildelia and they have one son called Lucas. Julio serves as the Latino Church Connections Director for OM USA.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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      Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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