Fremont, CA S20    Spring 2020
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You Were MADE FOR MORE!

Use what's in you to bless the world around you!


Course Description: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a 15 weekly lessons journey that will open your eyes and heart to the wisdom of God. 

A fantastic array of pastors, theologians, international missiologists, and mobilizers will challenge and inspire you as they share from their experiences and teach God’s perspectives on the Biblical, Historical, Cultural & Strategic plan for pursuing His mission.

Come and learn how you can participate in making Him known, from urban America to distant lands. God wants you on His team. He has already prepared you.


Who should take it? Whether you are single, married, a student, a homemaker, a professional or retired, Perspectives will bless and challenge your life and direction. 


Class location, date and time? See sidebar on right.(NOTE: Childcare is provided by Resonate Church. View details and more information here)


Cost? See "Class Pricing" tab on right sidebar.. There are various types of discounts, i.e. "Early Bird", "Family Members" and "Book Discount".

 

Class Enrollment Levels

 

First Night Free:  If you are curious about Perspectives, you can enroll and attend the first night for free. 

Key Reading Level: ($270) This level requires about 1-2 hours of reading per week with no written homework. There are five "Personal Reflections" assigned during the course which would require approximately an hour each to complete. Missed classes can be supplemented by the online video lesson.

Certificate Level: ($270) This level is recommended for those who seek to gain a deeper understanding of the topics.  It involves weekly homework assignments, five "Personal Reflections," and one research project due at the end of the course.  This level requires about 4-6 hours of work per week.

Credit Level: ($540)  A more in-depth study with 3 college semester credit hours. More information and Course syllabus available upon request.

 

Class Info

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location: Resonate Church 40650 Encyclopedia Circle Fremont CA 94538

Contact: Justin S Chang

(510) 334-5433

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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.

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      Keivan Tehrani

      Campbell CA

      At age 17, Keivan, an Iranian born Muslim, was radically moved to become a follower of Jesus. Since then God has allowed him to preach the Gospel in many countries & speak to thousands of students & adults. In college, he served for 2 years on staff at University Covenant Church and briefly at the Bayside Community Church plant in Granite Bay. He served for 10 years as the youth and English pastor at the Iranian Christian Church working with a team who helped develop a powerful satellite outreach to millions of Iranians worldwide.Keivan has a passion to inspire and connect leaders from all denominations, para-church ministries and Christian marketplace leaders to work together as “One Church”. In 2007, Keivan co-founded Compassion Bridges, is the S.F. Bay Area Director for the National Network of Youth Ministries (NNYM), and is the global outreach pastor at Westgate Church.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Ziad Srouji

      San Mateo CA

      Pastor Z. Samuel Srouji came out of war torn Lebanon in the ‘70s and encountered Jesus at the age of 16 through the truth that “the grave is empty and Jesus is alive.” Since then he has been captured with the Father’s heart of love for the nations, and miracles have followed his ministry of worship and preaching around the world. For twenty five years he has pastored on the peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Markos Zemede

      Horn of Africa Evangelical Mission, Clovis CA

      I was born and raised in Ethiopia. I immigrated to the USA as a refugee in 1984. When I took the Perspectives class in 1999, it ruined me for the ordinary. In addition to my busy medical practice, I now serve in many missions organizations, a few of which were birthed out of the Perspectives class, including Horn of Africa Mission (www.hornofafrica.org).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Hermie Smit

      San Jose CA

      Hermie grew up in South Africa, moved to the US in Nov. 1999 and started working for Cityteam International in 2001. He got exposed to the Disciple Making Movements (DMM) principles in 2006 and since then has dedicated his life to seeing disciple making movements take root in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. By the grace of God, his team has seen significant multiplication over the past 7 years, with hundreds of new discovery groups/churches that have consistently multiply in multiple generations as God uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways. The movement has spread far, not only in the San Francisco Bay Area, but also to Washington State, Central California, the Los Angeles area, Missouri, Texas, as well as cities in Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Argentina and Cuba. He’s married to Linda, a Bay Area native, for more than 14 years and has a son Daniel who is 16 months old.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Colleen Wong

      Barnabas International, West Hills CA

      Colleen and her late husband, David, lived out their dream to live and serve others overseas. Sharing a passion to see God’s Church established among the nations, Colleen’s love of teaching and heart for intercession, along with David’s gift of leading worship, enabled them to minister to multi-cultural families in countries abroad. A teacher, author, and seminary graduate with a Master’s in Cross Cultural Studies, Colleen provides ongoing emotional and spiritual care and support for God’s global workers.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Andy Pearce

      International Students, Inc., San Gabriel CA

      In his role as Area Director for International Students, Inc., Andy mobilizes and trains volunteers to share Christ's love with international students through one-one- one friendships, Bible studies, and activities. He also recruits, trains, and supervises a team that includes 22 staff members. He has a Masters in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a PhD in International Development from William Carey International University. Andy and his wife have four daughters and one son.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Christine Teng-Henson

      Church-planting (2 years experience), Santa Clara CA

      After 6 years on staff with InterVarsity at Harvard College, Tina has lived in northern CA for the past three years to do her MDiv at Fuller Seminary (Northern California campus). While a student, she has had the opportunity to serve as a hospital chaplain at Stanford and as an outreach pastor at an Evangelical Covenant Church church-plant. Tina enjoys encouraging others towards overseas missionary service, supporting those doing pioneering work in the Middle East and Asia -- and spending time overseas herself whenever she is able. She and her husband, John, have a lively daughter named Beatrice who just turned one this summer.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Pira Tritasavit

      San Francisco CA

      Pira is house church pastor with WeAreChurch, and works in the tech-ed industry training and coaching software engineers and data scientists at immersive bootcamps. He also founded a life coaching business (Kingdom Professionals Coaching) where he helps followers of Jesus bring their worship into the workplace. He is a husband, father, pastor, and San Francisco native.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Brian Newton

      OMF International, San Gabriel CA

      BRIAN NEWTON Born in London, England … originally trained in French cuisine I worked as a chef (1961-67) in London and Geneva; as a chief steward with BOAC (1967-71). Heard God’s call to missions in 1970, met Esther that same year, married in 1972, and became members of ‘O’ in 1975. We served in Malaysia, on the Island of Borneo, as pastor/ church planter (1975-86). After earning an MA from Fuller (1986-88), we were involved with international students in the US (1989-99); and then as a members of the ‘O’ Mobilization Team on behalf of UPG work in SE Asia, until we officially retired in 2011! After investing 35 years of our lives in the Malay world of Southeast Asia I did not see that changing. As recently as January 2010, the DPRK was just another country in East Asia. But responding to an invitation to join a team in April 2010, making a total of 9 trips to that nation. Interests: I love to travel! I love good food; lean towards classical music; appreciate the old hymns of the Church, yet love the quieter, modern worshipful genre of Christian music. Family: We have three children: John, an ORU graduate working for an aircraft company; Michael, a graduate of Wheaton College, currently considering a new career; and Rachel, a graduate of APU, recently completed 8 years of service as a Lieutenant in the Nursing Corp of the US Navy and now settled back in California as a civilian nurse.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 29, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Vicky Warren

      GLINTS, Palmdale CA

      Vicky spent 33 years working in innovative and creative environments from multimillion dollar technology deployments, alliances with technical luminaries such as Steve Jobs, Nicholas Negroponte's MIT media lab, Stanford Research Institute (SRI) and The Walt Disney Studios to entrepreneurial startup businesses. Her primary focus in these organizations included leadership and business development, strategic planning, research and development, innovation and creativity. She became "known" in these organizations for her heart for the Gospel through her daily walk in these high paced and demanding environments. Her passion for Christ took her on a 30-year journey of adventure as she walked on burning coals, assisted with eye clinics in Mexico, participated in medical relief efforts in Bolivia, planted pioneer businesses in Asia and Africa, came face to face with the persecuted church in Orissa, and served widows in the rainforest of Panama. Now she is committed full time to taking the Gospel to the nations through Pioneer Business Planting, building Kingdom businesses, and gobalization!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Tim Svoboda

      Youth With A Mission, San Francisco CA

      Timothy Svoboda is currently the International Urban missions Director for Youth With A Mission and also serves as the City Coordinator for YWAM San Francisco and the Bay Area. Tim, his wife and children have served in India from 1983 to 2007. Tim was the National Director for YWAM India, the South Asia Urban Ministry Coordinator and the Chennai City Coordinator. YWAM Chennai has developed into a decentralized movement of 17 focused teams that are living incarnationally and reaching out to leprosy patients, slum dwellers, university students, urban middle class people, Muslims, and into other sectors of society. Tim also was one of the founders for Chennai Transformation Network which is a movement that unites the Christians of the city for transformational ministry. Tim and his family currently live in San Francisco giving leadership to the ministry of YWAM there and around the world in cities. Tim also serves on the Global Leadership Team for YWAM international, the Global Urban Missions Network which is a broad consortium of City Missional leaders from various organizations around the world and locally Tim serves on several San Francisco faith initiatives. Tim earned his Doctorate in Ministry from the Bakke Graduate University in 2007 and is an adjunct professor for BGU for their courses in San Francisco and India.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 19, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Viji Cammauf

      Little Flock, Oakland CA

      Viji Nakka- Cammauf is the President of Little Flock Children’s Homes a ministry to orphans and widows .She is on Faculty at a Christian school in India called the Sam Higginbothams University of Science , Agriculture and Technology in the School of Theology. She teaches doctoral students in the filed of Christian Studies. She is a lecturer and Professor of record for the Perspectives Study Program in Northern California.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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.

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      John Becker

      AIM/GACX, Redwood City CA

      John serves as Global Strategy Director for AIM and the Vice President for Global Networking and Partnerships for GACX. Currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, John Becker has lived and ministered in Africa and the United Kingdom with his wife and four children. John and his family love to live in community, practice hospitality and practically display God’s love in the community, especially to those displaced by war and violence. John has been a contributing author of several books, two of which are: From Seed to Fruit: Global Trends, Fruitful Practices and Emerging Issues Relating to Muslims and Where There Was No Church: Postcards From Followers of Christ in the Muslim World. John has a heart for Kingdom collaboration and has co-founded a dozen global networks and regional partnerships to serve the least reached communities of the world.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      Alex Schweng

      Missio Dei Oakland, Oakland CA

      Alex Schweng is the Lead Pastor of Missio Dei Oakland, an Urban House Church Network in the City of Oakland, CA. He was born in Oakland, grew up in the East Bay, and graduated from UCLA and Talbot School of Theology (M.Div.) He is a Perspectives Coordinator & Grader, was on Staff with the Navigators at UCLA, and has nearly 20 years of ministry experience.

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      Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 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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      John Dupree

      Missions Consultant, Oakdale CA

      Rev. John Dupree serves as a Church Mobilization Minister Consultant: retired PERSPECTIVES Pacific Regional Director, former William Jessup University Adjunct Professor, Inter-Cultural Studies Dept., John is an ordained minister who has served as a Church Planter, Missions Pastor, Elder, ACMC Regional Director, Mission Networks creator (13 in Pacific region), organized 70 National and Regional Conferences, plus preaching and teaching at churches, seminaries, conferences in Eastern Europe, Asia and America.

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      Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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      Celebration & Ministry Fair

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      Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020

      Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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