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                 Welcome to Perspectives!

You are invited to explore, discover and embrace how God has made you for more! Perspectives is a 15-week course about God's plan of redemption from beginning to end and how you fit into it. We will explore this plan in 4 ways:

Biblical (Lessons 1-5): The Word of God is revealed with striking clarity as Perspectives illuminates God's unchanging promises as they unfold from Genesis to Revelation.

Historical (Lessons 6-9): Discover your spiritual lineage as you learn Christian history is wrought with the immeasurable power of God as He makes His name known among the nations.

Cultural (Lessons 10-11)The peoples of the world come alive as we eventually see, through Christ Jesus, the expressions of the New Testament church thriving among every nation, tribe, people and language.

Strategic (Lessons 12-15): Find your place in God's story as there are endless opportunities to help complete the Great Commission.


Click on the register button to the right and prepare to be "ruined for the ordinary"! 


Dates:    January 11 - May 9, 2020
When:    Saturdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:   Cherrydale Baptist Church

First Two Nights Free: Register at no cost to give the class a try. Everyone is welcome to hear the first 2 lessons before deciding to commit to the course.

Two Discounts Per Student Maximum


Perspectives offers 3 levels for completing the course:


Key Reading Level ($285):  Prepare for great speakers and great material with light reading. Be challenged to consider your own role in world missions. This level requires about 1-2 hours of reading each week with little written homework. Five "Personal Reflections" assigned during the term will require about an hour each to complete. 

Certificate Level ($285):  This is the recommended level which provides a rich learning experience. It involves weekly homework assignments, five "Personal Reflections" and one research project due by the end of the course. This level requires about 4 hours of work per week. 

Credit Level (See Class Pricing on Right):  An in-depth study with 3 semester credit hours given through Trinity International University, Excelsior College, or Lancaster Bible College.  It involves additional reading and two research projects. It is offered at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Please Note: If you would like to take the class for credit through Lancaster Bible College, but are not currently enrolled at LBC, you may do so as follows. First register for the class by clicking on the "Register for this class" link to the right. Once you have completed that process, go to the link below (you may copy/paste it into your browser) to submit a form for Lancaster Bible College. If you have trouble accessing the link email Kim Duhart at.


Class Info

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Cherrydale Baptist Church 3910 Lorcom Lane Arlington VA 22207

Contact: Kim Duhart

240-603-7547

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Dave Shive

      Frontier Ventures (formerly US Center for World Mission), Catonsville MD

      Dave Shive is a 1968 graduate of the Washington Bible College, a 1972 graduate of Capital Bible Seminary with a Th.M. in New Testament Studies, and a 1994 graduate of Baltimore Hebrew University with an M.A. in Biblical Literature. Dave has spent the past 47 years in full time ministry as a pastor, Christian school director, and college professor. He currently serves with Frontier Ventures (formerly the US Center for World Mission) as a missions mobilizer for the northeast region of the United States. Dave lives in Catonsville, MD, with Kathy, his wife of 52 years. Dave and Kathy have three married children, Dan, Mike, and Becky. They are also the proud grandparents of 9 grandsons and 2 granddaughters.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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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      Julian Dangerfield

      Shalom Outreach, Inc., Woodbridge VA

      Dr. J. Julian Dangerfield is the Executive Director of Shalom Outreach Inc., a Christian based non-profit organization dedicated to achieving worldwide propagation of the essentials of the historic Christian faith. He proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Wycliffe Bible Translators and mentors pastors and leaders in several nations. He has a Bachelors degree in Business Management and has completed his Master of Arts degree in Leadership, Evangelism and Mobilization at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina. He has also completed his doctoral studies at Virginia Union University with a focus on cross cultural ministry. In the United States he has organized the mission efforts of over 25 churches, ministries and not for profit organizations, which has resulted in over 54,000 people coming to Christ. Dr. Dangerfield's perspective is informed by over 29 years of ministry experience and he has traveled to over 40 countries executing strategies that lift humanity while expanding God’s Kingdom.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      Greg Fletcher

      Pioneers, Spotsylvania VA

      A native of Virginia, Greg has done church planting work in Japan and missions mobilization from Australia. He now works with Pioneers, serving church mission leaders in the Mid-Atlantic as part of the Pioneers Church Partnerships Team.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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).

    • Instructor

      Steve King

      Cherrydale Baptist Church , Arlington VA

      Steve King served as the Senior Pastor at Cherrydale Baptist Church from for 36 years( 1983-2019 ) and is now in a full time role as Senior Pastor Emeritus. He served on the board of Pioneers International for 29 years, is part of the leadership of One Heart DC, hosted Renewing Hope radio program on WAVA 105.1 FM for 26 years, leads the "Band of Brothers" pastors fellowship and is author of Beware the Slow Leaks - eight ways ministry leaders can thrive and finish strong. He and his wife Mae Belle have been married for 46 years and have two sons, Joshua and Caleb and a granddaughter, Elise.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Mark Seager

      South Riding VA

      Mark is the Lead Pastor at Arcola Bible Church in Stone Ridge, VA. Prior to pastoring Arcola Bible, Mark enjoyed a career in Civil/Environmental Engineering, served as an Associate Pastor in Northern Virginia and pastored a church in England. He is happily married to Karen and they have 4 children. His heart for missions has been fueled by participating on or leading over a dozen short-term missions teams on 4 continents. Mark also serves as an advisor to Men of Valor (movinternational.org).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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.

    • Instructor

      K.

      Frontier Ventures, Columbia MD

      Karen has been involved in coordinating and instructing in Perspectives for 31 years. She currently serves with Frontier Ventures in Baltimore, and as an associate with Common Ground Consultants. Her focus is on mobilizing and training followers of Jesus to share Him with their Muslim friends. Her love for and appreciation of Muslims has taken her to Turkey 19 times. As a result, she has many Turkish friends both in Turkey and in the U.S. She is also known as the "fun captain" by her grandchildren and she loves spending time with them.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Douglas Batson

      Global Frontier Missions, Cross Junction VA

      Douglas Batson is a retired Defense Department geographer. With award-winning research and publications, he was an expert on land tenure and international migration. Also a National Certified Career Counselor, Doug is on the Board of Directors of Global Frontier Missions, which operates a missionary training school in Atlanta, GA. He has been a Perspectives coordinator, instructor, and Professor of Record in the DC area for 25 years.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      Robert Duhart Sr

      Perspectives , Fort Washington MD

      Robert Duhart is on the board of NAAMC (National African American Missions Conference), an elder at Cherrydale Baptist Church, and an adult Sunday School teacher. His Perspectives-inspired cross-cultural experiences include mentoring three Chinese families through the asylum process and taking three mission trips to Asia and the Middle East. There he has trained pastors, taught ESL, and served persecuted Christians. Robert’s degrees are in sociology and computer science, and he has been married to Kimberlia for 40 years and they have one son.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      Lane

      English Language Institute, Alexandria VA

      This speaker is the Director of an English language program which offers English instruction in Washington, DC, as well as the pastor of an international church. He has worked extensively within the Muslim community for over 20 years. His wife is also an English language instructor, has taught English in the US and overseas, and has worked broadly among Muslim women.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      Julius Esunge

      Hope Outreach International Ministries, Fredericksburg VA

      Julius directs Hope Outreach International Ministries. In the the past 8 years, he has lectured for the Perspectives course hosted at several locations by the US Center for World Missions. He is a gifted planner, an engaging speaker, and a very enthusiastic servant. His unique background gives him an edge in dissecting cultural issues pertinent to the gospel message and he is blessed with fluency in several languages. Their family verses are 1 Corinthians 9:16 and Luke 12:15.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      Keith Patman

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Naples FL

      Keith has been serving with Wycliffe since 1982 and spent 8 yrs working in Cameroon. He currently lives in the U.S. and provides tools (translation guides) and training in French for Africans who are translating the Bible from French to their own languages. He makes periodic trips to central African countries to offer workshops and consulting to African Bible translators.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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.

    • Instructor

      James Kim

      PIONEERS, Frederick MD

      James' call to missions came before his conversion. The Lord called him to a short term missions trip to Haiti in 1991, where he finally surrendered his life to Jesus. He joined Pioneers in 1996 to serve among the Unreached, but the Lord directed him to mobilize instead. Since then James has mobilized thousands of people, both in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in some of the 50 plus countries that he has visited for missions purposes. James has taught every lesson of the Perspectives Course in the U.S., and just about all classes in Canada. James has served as the VP of Mobilization for Pioneers USA (2003-2011), and as the Executive Director of Pioneers Canada (2012-2018). Currently, James serves as a Regional Mobilizer for Pioneers USA. James is married to Lauren, and is the proud father of three beautiful daughters - Chloe, Zoe, and Phoebe.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      Ed Grudier

      Cherrydale Baptist Church, Arlington VA

      Served for 14 years with WEC International. 12 years were in a country in the ME that was 99.9% Muslim. Involved in Church Planting and Field Leadership. Has served as Missions Pastor at Cherrydale Baptist Church since 2007. Serves as a lecturer at Sydney Missionary Bible College in the subjects of Church Planting and Contextualization. Married to Kathy since 1983. Two children: Philip and Amy

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Joseph Steinitz

      GraceXtensions / unmissions.net, Towson MD

      After ministering in a Muslim context, Joe served as missions pastor at his church in Maryland for 8 years. Since 2001, he has been co-director of unmissions.net, a ministry that helps churches more effectively engage in world missions. He is also on staff at his local church helping to lead it’s local and international outreach efforts. Joe is married and has 6 children. For obvious reasons he has no hobbies.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

      Tim Sigman

      International Students, Inc, Hyattsville MD

      Tim Sigman is the International Students Inc. (ISI) Mid-Atlantic Area Director. Tim has served for 32 years with ISI in Chicago, South Dakota, New York City, and now Washington D.C. Before serving as Area Director, Tim was the New York City Metro Director. After 10 years in New York, Tim and Julie moved to Maryland March 2015, where Tim seeks to develop the DC area ministry, while still serving as the Mid-Atlantic Area Director. Tim attended Moody Bible Institute and has a BA in applied Christian studies from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. He graduated from the Leadership Fellows Program from the New York Leadership Center in New York City. Tim helped to plant Park Community Church in Chicago and served as a founding elder. He is married to Julie and they have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020

      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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      Date: Saturday, May 9, 2020

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

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