Poulsbo, WA S20    Spring 2020
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We're excited to bring the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (aka “Perspectives) course back to Poulsbo, WA in 2020. We invite all believers in the area to the class for an exciting, insightful look into God's plan for bringing glory to the Name of Jesus on every part of the planet.

Join us, as we learn from expert practitioners, for an in-depth look at world missions from 4 “Perspectives”…

Biblical…learn about God's heart for all people to know Him and our intended role in expanding the faith.

Historical…how have other generations of believers lived out the command to Go and Make Disciples of All Nations?

Cultural…what are the cultural barriers, blind-spots and bridges to watch for that will help us be more effective in obeying Jesus’ command?

Strategic…what are some best practices and new ideas that will help us accomplish what Jesus told us to do?

This weekly gathering is about fellowship and learning; as well as growing in Christ and in our passion for bringing Jesus to those who have yet to hear the Good News!

 Please join us January 5th, 2020 as we begin the journey! 

Class Info

Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020

Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Gateway Fellowship 18901 8th Ave NE Poulsbo WA 98370

Contact: Mark Guillory

360-340-5074

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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

      Len Bartlotti

      Frontiers, Springfield MO

      Leonard N. (Len) Bartlotti, Ph.D. is a well-known speaker, author, mobilizer, educator and strategy consultant to faith-based organizations in the Middle East/Asia. He and his wife Debi served 14 years among one of the world's largest Muslim people groups. Dr. Len is a passionate communicator who combines a love for students with deep empathy and understanding of other cultures. He and his wife Debi, a nurse midwife and licensed Spiritual Director, have been married for over 45 years, and have three married adult children, and six grandsons, and live in Springfield, Missouri.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Lynne Ellis-Gray

      Serve the World Ministries, Woodinville WA

      Dr. Lynne Ellis-Gray is the missions pastor at Overlake Christian church. She is passionate about being an adoptive mom, pastor, catalyzer of people and resources for the kingdom, partnership builder, and social justice advocate. Beside teaching this lesson, Lynne has served as coordinator and host church, believing deeply in the ministry of Perspectives.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Tyler Pease

      Sunset Bible Church, Tacoma WA

      Tyler has served as the Local & Global Outreach Pastor of Sunset Bible Church since 2008. Spending a major portion of his childhood living overseas allowed Tyler to participate in cross-culture ministry at a young age. This fostered a growing passion for global ministry and eventually led to his current role at Sunset Bible Church. He is particularly passionate about mobilizing people to live for God’s global purpose and helping churches grow and refine their vision of being senders/mobilizers. A major emphasis in his own ministry is the church doing the same things locally that they want global partners to be doing overseas. This has led to a significant portion of Sunset’s ministries serving refugees and immigrants in greater Tacoma area.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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).

    • Instructor

      Justin Speerstra

      The Well, Portland OR

      Justin was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and currently serves as one of the pastors of a church in Northeast Portland. Before pastoring, Justin served with Operation Mobilization for four years in the US, London, and North Africa. He has been married for 18 years, and has two daughters and one son.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 9:30 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.

    • Instructor

      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, February 9, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Diane Kina

      Perspectives On the World Christian Movement, Poulsbo WA

      Short bio: • Teacher • Mobilizer • Mission director, emeritus • Involved with Perspectives since 1991

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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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      Mark Guillory

      Silverdale WA



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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Betty Sue

      Fuller Seminary - Retired, Vancouver WA

      Senior Associate Professor of Language and Culture Learning, Fuller School of Intercultural Studies. Also: language learning consultant

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Darrell Dorr

      Frontier Ventures, Lynnwood WA

      Darrell Dorr was Perspectives Director 1980-1982 and an associate editor of the first edition of the Perspectives Reader. He has been a missionary with Frontier Ventures since 1980, specializing in communications, and has been on assignment with various other organizations and projects, including Frontiers, Operation World, the Adopt-a-People Clearinghouse, and the Center for the Study of Global Christianity.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Karen Pease

      Sunset Bible Church, Tacoma WA

      I have been "multi-cultural" for most of my life - from my childhood neighborhood in the California Bay Area to my college major (Intercultural Studies), which took me to China to serve as an English teacher for 6 years before returning to the States. Since then, God has opened up doors for ESL ministries at our church and local library, and for ministry to Muslim women and their families. He is also giving me opportunities to mobilize believers to reach beyond their comfort zones to befriend and share the love of Christ with everyone - no matter how "different" they seem.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Darrell Whiteman

      Asbury Theological Seminary 1984-2005; The Mission Society 2005-2014; Global Development 2017-present; , Gig Harbor WA

      Darrell Whiteman is semi-retired as VP and Resident Missiologist at The Mission Society. Darrell served in cross-cultural ministry for nine years in Melanesia and Central Africa, then was one of the founding professors of Asbury Seminary School of World Mission and Evangelism, where he taught for 21 years and served as dean in the later years. He’s given leadership to many professional societies researching the intersection of cultures and biblical worldviews. Darrell annually equips hundreds of long-term workers to understand God at work all over the globe.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Mark Lamb

      World Relief, Woodinville WA

      Mark is the Church Partnership Director at World Relief. His favorite part about his day job is seeing normal people in the local church love people in extraordinary ways. His favorite part of his personal life is spending time with his two beautiful daughters and wife.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 29, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Edward Aw

      Community Vision International, San Tan Valley AZ

      Ed and Rachel have three thrusts to their ministry activities. (1) They train and coach church planters and pastors, helping them to raise up new leaders and reproduce their churches, resulting in transformed lives and communities. This includes many insights into making their ministries more sensitive to local cultures. (2) They are committed to practicing and guiding others in "tent-making", supporting themselves so that they are free to serve communities in areas of the world where authorities may be hostile and churches too weak to support them. (3) They are focused on accomplishing the above two in culturally relevant ways.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

    • Instructor

      Robert Stone

      Pioneers, Dupont WA

      Rob was a pilot in the US Air Force and then flew as a tentmaking missionary, flying humanitarian relief around the world. He has lived and worked in Iran, Korea, Panama, the Republic of Georgia, Irian Jaya, Sudan, Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan. Rob loves teaching the Bible and has a passion for the unreached, especially for our Muslims friends. Although Rob served many years as a single, God gave him a wonderful wife when he was 38. Luda and Rob have four amazing children now.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 19, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

    • Instructor

      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 is an alumnus of Liberty University. AJ shares responsibility for INIM's church planting & field evangelism efforts in South Asia. He serves as the Men's Pastor at his home church. AJ & his wife have been married for over 20 years and blessed with five children ranging from 16 years old to 6 yrs old.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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      Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020

      Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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