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PERSPECTIVES
on the World Christian Movement


WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 20 - MAY 5, 2021

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What is Perspectives ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
 
Join us and experience God's heart for all peoples and encounter the momentum of the WORLD CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT. Perspectives will open the eyes of your heart with fresh knowledge and understanding of God's unchanging purposes and why they're relevant to your life.

Perspectives allows you to hear from 15 different instructors over the course of 15 weeks. Perspectives is for believers from all walks of life. Hear how God has been and continues to work throughout the world. Learn more about God's kingdom and His glory. Find out what your part is in this exciting movement. No matter who you are or what you do, Perspectives will help you learn how to live for GOD'S KINGDOM.


Class Info

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Life Bridge Christian Church 2496 Glendale Ave Green Bay WI 54313

Contact: Ben M.

(920) 370-1608

 
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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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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

      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.

    • Instructor

      Matthew Malone

      Elmbrook, Brookfield WI

      Matthew is a church planter, pastor, mobilizer and trainer. Currently he serves as the pastor of Mission for Elmbrook Church, a role where he is responsible for almost 80 field workers spread across the globe. Before that he and his family lived in Siberia for almost a decade helping start churches and encourage leaders. They returned to the states in 2004 and planted a multi-site church in Washington County, Wisconsin. He also currently serves as the Wisconsin area mobilizer for Perspectives and loves seeing people take steps of involvement in God’s mission. Matthew and Kari were married in 1994 and have four children. Matthew is a hack triathlete, which means he enjoys biking and swimming, and endures running.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

      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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      Donald Buege

      Blazing Trees, Fond du Lac WI

      I have been working in Russia since 2000; 15 years with e3 Partners and more recently with Blazing Trees. I have also ministered in Ecuador, Cuba and Peru. After working for 13 years as a marketing manager, I also pastored two church plants with the Evangelical Free Church in Wisconsin. Jackie and I have been married for 41 years and we have two grown, married children, Josh (Tanya) and Rebecca (Andrew). We have two grandchildren, Penelope and Oliver.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021

      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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      Wendy Lundberg

      Fond du Lac Christian School, Fond Du Lac WI

      Wendy Lundberg is the administrator at Fond du Lac Christian School. She has her Doctorate in Education from Liberty University and has been on numerous short term mission trips to Haiti, Bahamas, Russia, and West Africa. She has been married to her husband Joel for 39 years and has four children, Tim, Rachel, Christina and Alex, and three granddaughters.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

      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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      Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

      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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      Gerald Norz

      De Pere WI

      Gerald Norz works in De Pere, WI. He is married for 35 years to Lisa and has three married daughters. Gerald loves to connect with many different cultures and learn about different worldviews, passions and of course sharing cultural foods! He has his MBA from UW-Oshkosh and his Ministry License with the AG after completing his education with Global University. Gerald has led numerous short term mission trips to Haiti, Tanzania, Puerto Rico and El Salvador. In addition he has lived in Europe and the UK and spent extended time in Australia and traveled in China. Gerald looks forward to sharing experiences and lessons learned from around the world.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

      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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      Jeff Hollenbeck

      MissonGuides Intl., Inc, Green Bay WI

      Since learning how the entire Bible reveals God’s missions heart, Jeff has been very enthusiastic about mobilizing ordinary people to participate in God’s extraordinary work. The experience he brings to Perspectives comes from leadership in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship while at University, working as the Church Partnership Director for Shelter Now International, a relief and development organization focused on the middle east and Asia and as a youth pastor. Now a full-time Training Specialist he splits his time as the founding director of MissionGuides International. Since 2003 MissionGuides has created training curriculum and on-field projects for many teams that have done a variety of helps, leadership events, building, discipleship and evangelism projects in Trinidad, Guyana, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, India and Malawi. He is eager to expose people to their missional role in God’s plan and creates opportunities for them to engage in edge-of-the-Kingdom work with the dream of bringing an unengaged people back into the fold. Jeff lives in Wisconsin with his wife, their two home schooled daughters and four cats.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

      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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      Mary Ho

      All Nations Family, Inc, Kansas City MO

      Dr. Mary Ho is the International Executive Leader of All Nations (http://allnations.international), a global Christian missions organization with workers making disciples and doing church planting in 44 countries. Dr. Ho is passionate about finishing the Great Commission in this generation by sharing the love of God among every people and in parts of the world where the name of Jesus Christ is little or not known. Dr. Ho received her Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University, VA, U.S.A. in 2016.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

      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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      Robert Blincoe

      Frontiers, Mesa AZ

      Bob led a Frontiers team into northern Iraq following the first Gulf War in 1991. He is President of U.S. Frontiers, living in Phoenix. He has a Ph.D. in History from William Carey International University in Pasadena. He has twice lost on television game shows.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

      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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      Daryl Pfantz

      Wycliffe Seed Company, GREEN BAY WI

      Christian Service Corps - Papua New Guinea 1979 - 1981 Science teacher/headmaster at mission high school. Teen Missions - summer of 1981 - led construction team to Cap Haitian Haiti. Wycliffe Bible Translators - Papua New Guinea 1988-2008- Kuman people. Translated New Testament, Jesus Film, Audio NT Seed Company - field coordinator, Pacific area 2009- present

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

      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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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

      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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      Jenni Mate

      Youth With A Mission, Tiskilwa IL

      Jenni is from Sydney Australia. She has been a Missionary with Youth With A Mission since 1982. She has ministered in 55 countries, has been a Perspectives Coordinator and taught every lesson. She is also a RN and has a degree in Social Work. Jenni has a passion for evangelism and missions and is a gifted speaker. Her stories and zeal for the Lord will challenge you to pursue God's adventure for your life!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

      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.

    • Instructor

      Ben Leatherberry

      Green Bay WI

      Ben is indigenous to Wisconsin and grew up bleeding green and gold, learning to work hard, and eating meat and cheese like many other red-blooded boys in Wisconsin. After a profound experience with the grace of God in college for Ben, he met his wife and they set out for the Middle East. They lived and worked in the Middle East for several years working closely with a local church and university students. Ben's passion is to see Christ build his church through local churches all over the world, churches that are shepherded with godly oversight, with the Word of God at the forefront, and with evangelism and discipleship utilized in order to reach the last and the least, the unengaged, all peoples, with the Gospel.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

      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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      Anil Yesudas

      GYAN RATNA GURUKUL, Chicago IL



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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

      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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    • Class Info

      Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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      Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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