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PERSPECTIVES
on the World Christian Movement


MONDAYS, JANUARY 20 - MAY 4, 2020

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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.


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Class Info

Date: Monday, January 20, 2020

Time: 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: New Hope Presbyterian Church 2401 Deckner Ave Green Bay WI 54302

Contact: Jeff Hollenbeck

(920) 227-7059

 
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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.

    • Instructor

      Grace Fabian

      Douglassville PA

      Grace tells her amazing story in her book, Outrageous Grace. You’ll be inspired to hear how our Almighty God brings life out of death. Grace Fabian, whose missionary husband was slain while translating the New Testament into a Pacific island language, could easily be excused if she were to carry to her grave the conviction that the loss was meaningless. “Couldn’t I also, in a gesture of adoration and faith, offer my husband’s blood as a precious ointment to my Savior?” she asked after reading in God’s word about a woman who, in an act of worship, poured out expensive perfume over Jesus’ head. She along with her husband, Edmund, lived in an isolated Nabak-speaking village in Papua New Guinea, learned the language, devised an alphabet, produced literacy materials and translated the Scripture for the 25,000 people speaking this language. God’s kindness was poured out on this family, and after Edmund’s death, Grace, along with dedicated Nabak men and women completed the translation. In 1998 the Nabak New Testament was dedicated to the glory of God. Now Grace resides in Pennsylvania where she speaks, teaches and writes, hoping that others will be inspired to join in the work of reaching Bibleless people groups around the world.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 20, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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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      Maximus Cabey

      Green Bay WI



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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 27, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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.

    • Instructor

      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: Monday, February 3, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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: Monday, February 10, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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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      Jim Ferguson

      Green Bay WI



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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 17, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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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      Brian

      McKinney TX

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 24, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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

      Green Bay WI



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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 2, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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.

    • Instructor

      Mike Moline

      Wycliffe USA, Colorado Springs CO

      Mike Moline has served with family in support roles with Wycliffe USA since 2008. Mike has a BA in Math from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN and BA in Chemistry from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. Mike's theology is profoundly shaped by 25 years of attending Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN. Mike's favorite activity is telling of the impact of Bible translation and inviting everyone who will listen to consider how they can share in the joy of building Christ's Kingdom through involvement in Bible translation.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 9, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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.

    • Instructor

      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: Monday, March 16, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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.

    • Instructor

      Cody Lorance

      Borderless, Aurora IL

      Cody Lorance is a Co-CEO, Brand Manager, and Corporate Executive Chef for Endiro Coffee; the President and CEO of Borderless; and the US Coordinator for the Lausanne Movement's North American Diaspora Strategy Group. He and his wife, Katherine, have three children and live in Chicagoland.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 23, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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.

    • Instructor

      Randy

      Common Ground Consultants, Minnetonka MN

      We've had the privilege of working and living among unreached peoples since 1989. Today we train many people in how to bring the good news of Jesus to the unreached and begin disciple-making movements among them. We opened and later directed the work for our organization in Central Asia.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 30, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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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      Efi Tembon

      Oasis Network for Community Transformation, Hutchinson MN

      Efi Tembon id from Southern Cameroons. He is married to Mindy and they have three kids. Efi has an MA in Organizational Leadership from Crown College in MN. He serves as the Executive Director of the Oasis Network for Community Transformation. A ministry serving communities in the Sahel in Africa. Efi has an MA in organizational leadership from Crown College in MN and a BA in History from the University of Yaounde. He has been serving as a missionary since 1998.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 6, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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



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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 13, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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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      Robert Nordstrom

      OMF, Wheaton IL

      Robert works in partnership with local churches and campus ministry organizations in Chicago to reach and disciple international students (with a focus on East Asian students). This involves evangelism and discipling, preparing returnees, and developing training.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 20, 2020

      Time: 6:15 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.

    • Instructor

      Andrew Minch

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Dixon IL

      Andy Minch has spent 20 years working as a Bible translator in Papua New Guinea with Wycliffe Bible Translators. For the past decade he was an international administrator helping oversee about 20% of the world's remaining translation needs. Presently he is part of Wycliffe’s National Speaker’s bureau speaking on college campus’ and other venues. He is author of the book 'Words Can Not Express'.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 27, 2020

      Time: 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM

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      Date: Monday, May 4, 2020

      Time: 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM

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