Santa Cruz, CA S20    Spring 2020
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You Were MADE FOR MORE!
Use what's in you to bless the world around you!

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is an adventure of a lifetime that will give you a new and deeper understanding of God's story and His desire for your participation. Perspectives is a unique, advanced discipleship course which will change the way you view the world. We will learn from 15 outstanding instructors—pastors, theologians, international missiologists, and mobilizers—as they share from their experiences and teach on the Biblical, Historical, Cultural & Strategic perspectives of God's plan for the nations.  

Hear how God has been and continues to work throughout the world for His kingdom and His glory. Find out what your part is in this exciting movement to make Jesus' disciples from all nations. 

When:  Registration and Overview Night: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 6:30-9:15PM
Class: Tuesdays - 6:30-9:15PM - January 21 to May 19, 2020

Where: Santa Cruz Bible Church - 440 Frederick St, Santa Cruz CA 95062

Enrollment: Certificate and Key Reading Levels - $270 / Undergraduate and Graduate Levels - $540 
(Costs include the Reader and Study Guide)

Discounts: $30 Early Bird Discount available before 12/31
$25 Family Discount for students living in the same household taking the class together, 
the 2nd and 3rd family members may take this discount

Alumni Price: No charge, but former Key Reading alumni may upgrade to Certificate level for 
$40 grader fee

Coordinator: Glenn Davis: 831-252-7147;


Class Info

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

Location: Santa Cruz Bible Church 440 Frederick St Santa Cruz CA 95062

Contact: Glenn Davis

831-252-7147

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

      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

      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: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

      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

      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: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      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: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      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: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

      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

      Samuel Nandakumar

      SAIACS, Bangalore, India, San Jose CA

      Samuel Nandakumar (a.k.a. Nanda) was born in Tamilnadu, South India and received both a B.S. and a B.Ed. from Indian universities before completing a B.S. from San Jose Bible College, a Master's in Divinity from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. September 1998 saw the beginning of a new venture for Nanda at Crossroads Bible Church when he began to lead and mentor Global Outreach and Life Groups. After having served as CBC's Interim Lead Pastor for several months, Pastor Nanda was confirmed as Lead Pastor in the spring of 2009. His most identifiable trait is his quick wit and ready smile. His passion for ministry is to see CBC truly become a multi-cultural body of believers. After his retirement from the pastoral role, Nanda has joined as a consultant, Global Leadership Development,for SAIACS (South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies), Bangalore, India. He has been a dedicated Perspectives teacher for many years and is looking forward to sharing his passion for the Gospel with you.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

      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

      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: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

      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

      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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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

      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

      Bernard Bell

      San Jose CA

      Bernard grew up on the mission field: his British parents served in central Thailand for nearly forty years. In 1985 he came to the Bay Area for one year and is still here. Since 1997 he has served on the pastoral staff of Peninsula Bible Church Cupertino. As Pastor of Biblical Studies he teaches classes and is a resource for other teachers. He has degrees in geography, land surveying, and Biblical Studies.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

      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

      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: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

      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

      Laurie Schlaepfer

      Santa Cruz CA

      Laurie grew up in Missouri but has been on the West Coast for all of her adult life. She attended Corban University in Salem, Oregon and Western Seminary in Portland. She has been speaking, teaching, and involved in ministry for more than 35 years. For 16 years she has been an adjunct professor at Western Seminary, teaching World Religions.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

      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

      Dan Lagasse

      San Jose CA

      Dan Lagasse has been a missionary, a missions pastor, a writer, and speaker. His life work was bringing the gospel to the Kurds of Berlin, of eastern Turkey, and northern Iraq. His ministry as a pastor allowed him to serve in 40 countries. He has a love for the diverse peoples that now live in Silicon Valley.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

      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

      Jimmy Quach

      San Francisco CA

      Jimmy Quach is founder of Good Paper, the leader in fair trade greeting cards. Good Paper supports disadvantaged communities such as survivors of human trafficking in the Philippines and orphans of genocide in Rwanda, providing critical jobs while also nurturing significant spiritual impact. Previously, Jimmy served as an Area Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Co-Director of the "Open for Business" Track at the Urbana missions convention. His passion is to support the development of "triple-bottom-line" businesses that are economically sustainable, improve social outcomes, and extend the impact of the Kingdom of God.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

      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

      Carol Davis

      LeafLine Initiatives, Moreno Valley CA

      As co-founder of Global Spectrum and Executive Director of LeafLine Initiatives, Carol pioneers pathways to the future, which keep her on "the grow" and usually in hot water. She is a sought after speaker for her futuristic perspectives and strategic insights. Carol can often be found presenting in Perspectives classes around the world. Having served on church staffs for nearly 30 years, and now as a consultant, she continues to catalyze new initiatives; consults and mentors pastors, marketplace professionals, global strategists, field teams and their organizations, and the next generation. When she's not working, she's lovin' on her grandkids

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

      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

      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 has served as an adjunct professor for The American Baptist Seminary of the West, Fuller Northern California, and Logos Evangelical Seminary in El Monte California. She is a lecturer and Professor of record for the Perspectives Study Program in Northern California. She currently teaches In the Department for Christina Studies for a doctoral program in Allahabad India for a Christian University.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

      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

      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: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

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      Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

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