Fox Valley Area - Menasha, WI // S21    Spring 2021
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PERSPECTIVES
on the World Christian Movement


MONDAYS, JANUARY 18 - MAY 3, 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: Monday, January 18, 2021

Time: 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Christ the Rock Community Church W6254 US Highway 10 114 Menasha WI 54952

Contact: Lori Loux

(920) 931-1183

 
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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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      Chris Lang

      Columbus OH



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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 18, 2021

      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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      Brian

      McKinney TX

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 25, 2021

      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.

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      Paco Amador

      New Life Community Church, Chicago IL

      Paco Amador is pastor of New Life Community Church in the Little Village community on Chicago's west side. Paco has served as a missionary, a public school teacher, and is currently a pastor at the mexican immigrant of Little Village. He and his wife, Sylvia, have seven children and live in Chicago.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 1, 2021

      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 8, 2021

      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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      Mike Prom

      Wise Intentional Leadership Development, Rhinelander WI

      Married to Ann and involved in interdenominational youth ministry for over 38 years, we have three adult children and five grandchildren. In early 2000's, Mike founded and directs WILD (Wise Intentional Leadership Development) while continuing in youth ministry. WILD has established national teams in over 12 African and Asian countries to include Zambia, Uganda, Liberia, Nepal, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Cote' D'Ivoire, Sierra Leone and India. Mike love to travel, read especially history and leadership books and is passionate about leadership development, young people, Packers and the Badgers.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 15, 2021

      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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      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: Monday, February 22, 2021

      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

      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: Monday, March 1, 2021

      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.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 8, 2021

      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.

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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: Monday, March 15, 2021

      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.

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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: Monday, March 22, 2021

      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.

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      Nathan J'Diim

      TOAG Internship and Frontiers, Gilbert AZ

      Nathan J'Diim (pen name) is the Founder of TOAG (www.TOAG.net) and Consultant, Instructor and Coach for Frontiers (www.FrontiersUSA.org). Launch (www.LaunchGlobal.org) has since replaced TOAG but carries the same DNA: a year long after-hours internship preparing beautiful feet to serve in the Unreached World. Offered in cities across the US, TOAG/Launch has apprenticed hundreds of interns, many who serve or will soon serve the least reached world wide.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 29, 2021

      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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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 5, 2021

      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

      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, April 12, 2021

      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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      Tom Lin

      InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / Lausanne, Madison WI

      After graduating from Harvard in 1994, Tom planted new InterVarsity ministries at Harvard and Boston University until 1999. During that time, Tom also led short-term teams and exploratory trips to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Brunei. From 2002-06, Tom planted and served as IFES Country Director of the Mongolian movement, Fellowship of Christian Students. After moving back to the U.S., Tom served as Regional Director for the Central U.S., planting 16 new campus fellowships in 4 states, and overseeing the vision and strategic planning of the Region’s various ministries (e.g. International Student Ministry, Black Campus Ministry, Urban Ministry, Camps, etc.). Currently, Tom serves as InterVarsity’s Vice President of Missions and Director of the Urbana Student Missions Conference. Tom also serves as Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Wycliffe Bible Translators and on the Advisory Board of Leadership and Legacy Foundation. He recently has been appointed Lausanne International Deputy Director for North America.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 19, 2021

      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

      Joshua Rolf

      Lynchburg VA

      Joshua grew up in Honolulu Hawaii, the cultural melting pot of the pacific. He was educated at California Baptist University (where he took perspectives under Jeff Lewis), before finishing up a seminary degree from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. Joshua spent the following 13 years serving and leading the Missions Ministry for Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. He was responsible for over 50 trips sent out by the church nationally and internationally. In addition to mobilizing short-term, he has been involved in the development of many long-term overseas strategies including the development of a Bible Institute along the Amazon River, training indigenous leaders theologically to plant/shepherd village churches and vocationally to provide for their families through government co-ops. Joshua has also served on the advisory council of a number of different non-profits including Seed Effect, an evangelical Micro-Finance Ministry in South Sudan. Currently he serves as the Director of Church Relationships for Launch Global - helping local churches recruit, train, and send Long Term Missionaries to the unreached peoples of the world. Joshua and his wife Maria live in Lynchburg, Va.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 26, 2021

      Time: 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM

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      Date: Monday, May 3, 2021

      Time: 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM

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