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Want to be a Part of God's Story?  

Join us on this journey to discover God's heart and purpose - a purpose in which you have a part to play. It may be sending, welcoming, praying, supporting, and yes - even going. Discovering this purpose is valuable, and perhaps crucial, for any Christian.


Take a season to dive into God's heart and story this upcoming Spring! I love being a part of Perspectives. I have found such joy in learning alongside believers from different life stages and seasons. I am always encouraged by what God does in and through you all! I pray this course stirs your affections to see Christ glorified in all the earth, brings clarity to what role you can play, and reminds you of just how deep & wide the Fathers love goes across the globe.
-Ashley Maxwell 
RDU, Eastern, Piedmont NC
 Area Team Leader

What is Perspectives?

Perspectives will take you on a 15-week journey, looking in-depth at the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic aspects of God’s global plan to reconcile every nation, tribe, people, and tongue to Himself.

You will learn from 15 Different Instructors over 15 weeks, all of them excellent and all of them passionate about this course. They will challenge and inspire you with their wisdom and experience, opening your eyes to a deeper vision of God’s mercy, greatness, and glory.

Class Info

Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Christ Covenant Church 6501 Fox Road Raleigh NC 27616

Contact: Ashley Maxwell

919-714-2011

 
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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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      Adam and Melissa Hoffman

      Perspectives, Garner NC

      Adam & Melissa have been "Team Hoffman" since 2005 - living our lives in partnership for ministry, discipleship, mobilization, family and teaching. Perspectives was the best premarital counseling we received and forged the future of our lives into mobilization ministry. Since 2005 we have been on staff with the Perspectives parent organization, Frontier Ventures. Since 2014 we have been stewarding mobilization as the Perspectives Southeast Regional Directors. Join us in praying for 50 classes annually by 2020 in these Southeast states: AL, GA, FL, NC, SC.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020

      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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      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, January 19, 2020

      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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      Tim

      Pinedale Christian Church, Lexington NC

      After graduating from William Carey Int.U.,Tim worked with Frontiers in a closed muslim country from 1985-87. He has served as missions chairman at his home church in Winston-Salem, and continues to consult on development projects in Africa, Asia, and the Carribean. Tim is President of GIS Inc., a landscape design franchise looking to eventually create BAM entry platforms for new teams of CP'ers.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020

      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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      Bob Hay

      SIM USA, Charlotte NC

      Born in Nigeria, but raised in New Jersey, Bob Hay is a Third Culture Kid and a third generation SIM missionary. He has been involved in ministry since 1982. He graduated from Bryan College (TN) with a BA in history and minors in Bible and Biblical Greek, and then from Columbia Biblical Seminary (now Columbia International University (SC)) with an M.Div in cross-cultural ministry. Ordained to gospel ministry in 1991, he and his wife, Amy, went to Japan in 1992 where they helped plant a Japanese church in the Tokyo suburbs and he served as pastor while raising their sons together. Since 2003 he has been involved in the recruiting, selecting, equipping, and member care of missionaries serving with SIM.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

      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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      Elaine Vaden

      The Antioch Partners, Middlesex NC

      Elaine has served in Zambia, the Philippines, Kurdistan and Lithuania. She has traveled to many parts of the world in various capacities. Her passion is to teach and mobilize the next generation for Christ's global cause. Elaine currently serves with BridgesUS in a support role for community entrepreneurs who seek to develop communities of Christ followers.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020

      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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      Charles B.

      Pittsboro NC

      Charles B. has been involved in mission work since 1980. He has lived and worked abroad doing long- and short-term missions in China, Latin America, Eastern Europe, India and Africa. Charles is a consultant in Business-as-Mission and cross-cultural issues and mentors individuals and agencies involved in missions and Kingdom Business around the globe.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

      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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      Rodrigo Dinsmore

      Durham NC

      Rodrigo Dinsmore has been serving as the Missions Pastor at the Chapel Hill Bible Church since 2013 (having served in full-time church ministry since 2003). He was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has lived in Austria, Germany (helping start a church in Berlin), and in the US. He speaks four languages and dabbles in several others. His work and travels have taken him to over 40 countries and he has preached in five different continents. He is passionate about leading people to Christ and helping Christians grow in loving and serving God and neighbor through their vocations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020

      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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      Brittany Gardner

      SIM USA, Charlotte NC

      Brittany worked as a Corporate Educator for a season before devoting herself full-time to cross-cultural ministry. After serving with SIM in South America, she returned to Charlotte to join the Recruitment and Mobilization Team, working specifically to educate and equip African American believers seeking to engage in God's global gospel work. Leading short-term teams, teaching, and helping organizations and churches create environments where multicultural teams can thrive are among many things that bring her joy in this role.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020

      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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      Grant Haynes

      Global Frontier Missions, Lilburn GA

      Grant Haynes founded Global Frontier Missions in 2000 while church planting among indigenous groups in southern Mexico. His passion is to see as many individuals and churches as possible praying, giving, welcoming, and going to the least reached people groups of the earth. Grant spent 14 years serving in Oaxaca, Mexico with his wife and three children church planting, hosting short-term mission groups, running an indigenous Bible school, and starting a missionary training school for North Americans. Grant now serves in Clarkston, GA, known as the most diverse square mile in America, reaching refugees from Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Somalia, Ethiopia, and many other nations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020

      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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      Marsha Woodard

      Greensboro NC

      Marsha came to faith in Christ in 1979 on a hippie journey to Africa, searching for the meaning of life; three years later she began what would become a life-time career, engaging the globe for her Lord. Marsha has served in Latin America, Europe and North Africa, including the adventure of living in refugee camps in the Sahara Desert. She recently retired from Seed Company, an affiliate of Wycliffe Bible Translators, but continues her involvement in missions as a mobilizer and consultant. Marsha's passion, training and mentoring new cross-cultural workers, led her to author “To Timbuktu and Beyond: A Guide to Getting Started in Missions”, published by William Carey Library, in 2009.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 29, 2020

      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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      Joy Mikhail

      Cross-Cultural Outreach, Chapel Hill NC

      Joy’s vision is to equip and engage church members in cross-cultural missions and to make Christ known in the unreached and refugee communities here in the Research Triangle and around the world. She is uniquely equipped through her international life and ministry experience across the United States as well as overseas, including the Middle East, North Africa, and South East Asia. Joy is passionate about missions, evangelism, discipleship, theology, and teaching God's Word. She focuses on mobilizing the church by recruiting and engaging members of the church in missions, and training them in cross-cultural evangelism, disciple-making, and leadership development. She engages church members by introducing them to cross-cultural outreach opportunities, and coaching them through the outreach experience. She shares her love for the triune God and his living word with everyone she meets, whether sharing a meal, or heading out to enjoy a local lake or hiking opportunity.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020

      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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      Coty Pinckney

      Desiring God Community Church, Harrisburg NC

      With a doctorate in the economics of poor countries, Coty worked with developing country governments in Africa and Asia for two decades. During the 1990's God called him out of economics into a full-time preaching and teaching ministry. The Pinckneys served as missionaries in Cameroon during 2001/02. Coty returned to the Charlotte area in 2002 to plant Desiring God Community Church. Coty also partnered with David Voth of Steele Creek Church to bring the Perspectives course back to Charlotte after a long hiatus. In addition to his pastoral work and his service with Perspectives Charlotte, Coty is involved in training and equipping pastors in India, Indonesia, and elsewhere. Coty and his wife Beth have six children and six grandchildren, and live in Harrisburg, NC.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 19, 2020

      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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      Lesson 13 Video Instruction

      Kansas City MO

      Pam Arlund (pictured) and Bobby Gupta

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020

      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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      Richard Brown

      Wycliffe, Durham NC

      Together with his wife Lenore, Rick has over forty years’ experience serving the Muslim world in Africa and the Middle East, where he has focused on research and activities related to helping Muslims engage fruitfully with Scripture and related materials in their own mother tongues. He presents the results of that research in seminars and in published articles.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020

      Time: 6:00 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.

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      Patrick Cate

      Christar, Durham NC

      With my wife, Mary Ann, we have served in Iran 4 years, Egypt 5 years and as president of Christar for 16 years. Our passion is for the least reached to hear of and know the Savior. We give our selves to speaking, writing and to training the next generation of missionaries in missions and Muslim evangelism. We have been training future misionaries in Muslim evangelism in the US, Spain, Paraguay, Pamama and Venezuela.

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      Date: Sunday, May 10, 2020

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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