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PERSPECTIVES
on the World Christian Movement


TUESDAYS, JANUARY 19 - MAY 18, 2021

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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: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

Location: Elmbrook Lake Country Church 1100 WI-83 Hartland WI 53029

Contact: Jake Leigh

(262) 786-7051

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor

      Kari Malone

      West Bend WI

      Radically coming to faith at age 19, Kari knew within months that God was calling her to follow Him to the nations. She and her husband followed Him to Eastern Siberia where they lived out 8 of their early years as church planters and new parents to (eventually) 4 wonderful children. Returning to the USA in 2004, they settled in SE Wisconsin to lead a church plant, continue raising their family, and embrace God's heart for Unreached People Groups. Kari is now Director of Reach Global at their home church and dreams of living among an Unreached People Group in the future. As Kari waits, dreams, prays, mobilizes, and sends other, she also coaches a high school girl's cross country team in the hopes of impacting families in her hometown for Christ.


    • Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Melva Henderson

      Milwaukee WI

      Melva Henderson serves as the Vice President of World Outreach & Bible Training Center Inc., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is also the founder of the World Bible Training Institute an accredited bible school that trains and sends purpose-driven ministry leaders into the harvest fields of the world. Melva established the Little Feet of Mexico and the Milwaukee Give, humanitarian outreach efforts. She is an author, host of Discipling The Nations radio broadcast, and former host on the Trinity Broadcasting Network(TBN). Melva Henderson is a certified member of the international John Maxwell Leadership Team and 2015 Top 100 John Maxwell Leadership Award Nominee. Melva is currently earning her MA in Missional Leadership. She is a graduate of Rhema Bible College, and holds an honorary Doctorate of Divinity for her years of training and developing ministry leaders.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Phillip Nelson

      SIM, Charlotte NC

      Rev. Dr. Phillip Nelson pastored for over thirty years. He has served as a mission mobilizer for over ten years and, in addition, began teaching Perspective classes 25 years ago. He is the husband of one wife and father of five saved adult children. He is a preacher and teacher of the Gospel for 45+ years.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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

      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: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:05 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

      Manohar James

      , Madison WI

      Dr. Manohar James holds a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, USA. He is currently serving as a Minister of Multicultural Ministry at High Point Church, Madison, WI. He is also an adjunct professor at Alliance Theological Seminary (Nyack, NY), Mission India Theological Seminary (India) and Christian Life College (Madison, WI). Before coming to the US for higher education, he served in India for more than 20 years as an evangelist, church planter, and seminary professor. While church planting in Himachal Pradesh (India) he suffered severe beatings twice for the sake of preaching the gospel and bringing people to Christ. He is also the founder of Serving Alongside International, a non-profit Christian organization in the USA which trains pastors in India.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Manuel Marin

      Waukesha WI

      Manuel Marin was born in Spain, raised in Puerto Rico, and arrived in the U.S. in his early twenties. During his late twenties he had a radical conversion, similar to Paul’s on the road to Damascus, and came to faith in Christ. He received Biblical training in Michigan, missionary training in Canada, and attended Trinity International U and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois. Manuel also attended Ethnos 360 Bible Institute. The whole family went on missionary trips to Mexico and to Lesvos, Greece to work with refugees.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Mark Chapman

      Sussex WI

      Mark Chapman teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in theology and church history. He has taught for Trinity International University, Marquette University, Marian University, and Bethel University (in St. Paul). He has also taught extensively in his home church. He holds a PH.D. in historical theology from Marquette University, and previously completed a Master of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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.

    • Instructor

      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: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Diana Collymore

      InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, Chicago IL

      Diana Collymore serves as the Associate Director of Missions with InterVarsity/USA. Her vision is to “turn the world upside down” (Acts 17:6) through the college campus. Diana seeks to invest in the development of college students as the lifelong disciples of Christ Jesus who are about God’s mission in every sphere. A calling and passion for Diana is mobilizing students from communities of color to contribute their God-designed gifts in global missions.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Pamela Rannie Lovett

      Wales WI

      My husband and I have been involved in mission work in Asia and Central Asia since 1983, together. We raised our children in Central Asia where the 2 main languages were Persian and Russian. We are grateful that God guided us to make friends in that region of the world and that we were able to join God in what He was doing out that way.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Pam Arlund

      All Nations, Kansas City MO

      Pam has a wealth of experience working as a linguist/translator and as a church planter. In Central Asia for ten years, she planted churches among 3 people groups, 2 of whom are Muslim. She now trains others to advance the Great Commission in the US and abroad. She earned an MA and PhD in Linguistics from UT-Arlington.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Jenny Ellefson

      Glendale WI

      Born and raised in Manchester, England, for 8 years I trained young adults in mission in Sheffield, UK. Then five years doing a church plant in Pretoria South Africa; being mentored for three years in DMM. Upon completion of a Masters in Missiology and Development in the UK, I went to Burundi, where I trained nationals in holistic mission with a strong emphasis on DMM. Now, with my local church in Milwaukee, WI I serve to develop missional communities and DMM among the refugee community.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Paul Sinclair

      Glendale WI

      Paul and Lisa Sinclair served with United World Mission for 15 years both in Mali, West Africa and in organizational leadership in North America. Lisa has both an M.A. in Missions and a Masters degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Paul has a MDiv in Missions and both have Doctor of Ministry degrees through Columbia International Seminary, Columbia, SC. Paul has also served as the Pastor for Urban and Prison Ministries, of Elmbrook Church, Brookfield, WI., and later Missions Pastor of Northbrook Church and Eastbrook Church, Milwaukee. Lisa has had clinical experience as an RN and FNP in hospital and clinical settings in the USA, in addition to having had a private practice as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Other areas of the world where the Sinclairs have ministered include Senegal, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, Congo-DRC, Congo-Brazzaville, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Turkey, and Thailand. Additionally, Paul and Lisa are engaged in prison ministry in Wisconsin. They have three adult children and six grandchildren.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Ron Lindsey

      Waukesha WI

      Ron Lindsey, is the President of Ethnos360 Bible Institute and speaks with first hand experience regarding church planting among unreached people groups in remote environments. Ron and his family lived with a remote people in the jungles of Papua New Guinea for 18 years. Ron's experiences include jungle airstrip construction, language and culture acquisition, chronological approach to church planting and, Bible translation. Currently Ron serves as the President of Ethnos360 Bible Institute, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Ron and Carrie's sons have completed missionary training with one serving in Prague, Czech Republic. Lessons of Competence:1,2, 14

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Shanthini Baskaran

      Pewaukee WI

      Shanthini grew up in South India, with a deep love for God and world missions. She is a clinical psychologist by training, but a stay-at-home-yet-volunteer-for-everything-mom in practice. She is part of the Adult discipleship teaching team at her home church, and loves discipling small groups of women, at church and in prison and through teaching opportunities at home and around the world. . A mentor & guide to many, Shanthini is constantly learning and loves to share that knowledge with those around her. . She is happiest sitting out in her garden on a warm day with a good book, having dozens of people over for dinner on Sunday nights, or having God conversations over a cup of coffee. She is married to her husband, Vinod for 29 years; they have 3 adult children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

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      Graduation and Commissioning

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    • 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.

    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

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