Glen Rock, NJ // F20    Fall 2020
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Be part of God's plan for Him to be loved by every people.

Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples! (Psalm 96:3)

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a semester-long course that brings together an inspirational group of missionaries, mobilizers, pastors, and leaders who will lead you on a voyage of discovery – a voyage that traces God’s global redemptive strategy for all mankind from Genesis through today and into the future. This class will radically challenge your perspective (get it?).

Course Overview

  • 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.

Class Enrollment Levels

  • First Class Free: If you are curious about Perspectives, you can enroll and attend the first night for free. 
  • Key Reading Level: $275 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.
  • Certificate Level: $275 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: $750 / 3 credit hours A more in-depth study with 3 semester credit hours at undergraduate and graduate levels. More information and Course syllabus available upon request. 

Discounts

Below discounts for NEW students only:
  • Early Bird Discount ($30) available before July 31, 2020
  • Family Discount ($50) for students living in the same household taking the class together,the 2nd and 3rd family members may take this discount
  • Pastors: Discounted pricing for pastors who are taking Perspectives for the first time 
Alumni Pricing:
  • No charge for Key Reading
  • Certificate level for $75

Key Details

WHO: Every Christian who wants to discover God's "world-sized" role them, to live a life of purpose whether it is right here in NJ or anywhere around the world.
WHY: Because the Great Commission is for every Christian.
WHERE: Grace Redeemer Church
Or virtually via Zoom if necessary (inquire for more details)
WHEN: Sundays from 2PM to 5PM; September 6 to December 13, 2020 Registration and Orientation: August 30, 2020
CONTACT: Daniel Son (emaildson@gmail.com)

Class Info

Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Grace Redeemer 21 Harristown Road Glen Rock NJ 07452

Contact: Daniel Son

(201) 470-7430

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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 51 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: Sunday, September 6, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Clay Katongo

      Havertown PA

      Clay is pastor of Philadelphia International Alliance Church, a multicultural congregation located in one of the most linguistically diverse areas in the Northeast. He attended seminary through the Assemblies of God in the D.R.Congo, and holds an MDiv in Old Testament and Mission from Alliance Theological Seminary in New York. He resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two children.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Lyn Newbrander

      International Students, Inc., Philadelphia PA

      Following 23 years of missions in Europe, Lyn and her husband Tim returned to the US to work with international students in the Philly area. Her work through the chaplain's office at the University of Pennsylvania has been rewarding. Nearly 60 nations have been represented in the Newbrander's home in Philadelphia. Lyn and Tim open their home and their hearts wide to students, many of whom consider them their family away from home.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Mimsie Robinson

      Bethel Gospel Assembly Missions, New York NY

      As the missions pastor of Bethel Gospel Assembly in New York City, Pastor Robinson has been involved in disciple-making efforts in India, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Venezuela, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and several islands in the West Indies. Through involvement with Evangelism Explosion International as a teacher/trainer, he has been able to help many believers become effective witnesses at home and abroad. His involvement with Perspectives includes serving as a class coordinator. In December 2019, he completed his Doctor of Missiology with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. In 2009, Pastor Robinson helped plant Living Water Christian Center, a bilingual French and English congregation, affiliated with Bethel Gospel Assembly which serves the spiritual needs of the growing number of French-speaking West African immigrants in New York City. Pastor Robinson and his wife, Beverly Lynn, reside in the Harlem community. They have two married adult children, Michelle and David, who are both followers of Christ.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Edwin Hernandez

      Word Christian Fellowship International, Somerset NJ

      Pastor Edwin's vision is to see the Filipino diaspora (wave of overseas workers and migrants) mobilized to declare God's glory among the nations. An engineer by profession, he quit his job in 1999 to pastor a church in the Philippines. He completed his Masters in Divinity at the Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries in Manila, Philippines in 2004. In 2006, he was sent to Singapore where he trained ministry leaders and coordinated efforts in the planting of churches in key cities in Asia and Oceania. He came to the US in 2013 to pastor a church in Hopewell, NJ where he brings the same vision. He is also an instructor in a training institute based in NY city that equips lay leaders in biblical studies.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Grace Fabian

      Douglassville PA

      Grace tells her amazing story in her book, Outrageous Grace. You’ll be inspired to hear how our Almighty God brings life out of death. Grace Fabian, whose missionary husband was slain while translating the New Testament into a Pacific island language, could easily be excused if she were to carry to her grave the conviction that the loss was meaningless. “Couldn’t I also, in a gesture of adoration and faith, offer my husband’s blood as a precious ointment to my Savior?” she asked after reading in God’s word about a woman who, in an act of worship, poured out expensive perfume over Jesus’ head. She along with her husband, Edmund, lived in an isolated Nabak-speaking village in Papua New Guinea, learned the language, devised an alphabet, produced literacy materials and translated the Scripture for the 25,000 people speaking this language. God’s kindness was poured out on this family, and after Edmund’s death, Grace, along with dedicated Nabak men and women completed the translation. In 1998 the Nabak New Testament was dedicated to the glory of God. Now Grace resides in Pennsylvania where she speaks, teaches and writes, hoping that others will be inspired to join in the work of reaching Bibleless people groups around the world.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Chin Wang

      Gospel Operation International, Oakland Gardens NY

      John Wang is Deputy International Director of Gospel Operation International. Prior to his mission assignment, he was pastor of Chinese and Spanish ministry at First Baptist Church of Flushing. He holds a Ph D in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He was an adjunct instructor at several seminaries and is active with the Evangelical Missiological Society.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Laural Dyson

      Newark NJ

      Laural has served for the last seven years as a lay leader of the Missions Ministry (CCGLOBAL) of Christ Church NJ. She has taught mission classes and ESL, participated in and lead mission trips, organized and coordinated mission activities and initiatives. She has been on mission trips to West Africa, India, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central America and NYC. Additionally, Laural holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Harvard University, and has taught, coached, supervised and been a consultant in programs at both the K-12 and university levels. Her heart and goal is to engage in ministry to Unreached People Groups, especially among Muslims and Jews.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Christina S.

      Africa Inland Mission, Philadelphia PA

      Christina first went to Africa in 2010 with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Delaware. Africa’s imprint was laid on her heart, and in 2013 she partnered with Africa Inland Mission when she served as a teacher among a formerly unreached people group. Feeling a call to long-term missions, she pursued further training upon arriving back in the States, and in May of 2019, completed her Masters in Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary. She now serves in mobilization with AIM, helping others get to the field as she also hopes to one day return. When she’s not mobilizing others to Africa, she enjoys navigating Philadelphia on her bicycle, attempting to be artsy, and living in vibrant community within her local church.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Fanny Cruz

      7,000 Knees, Norristown PA

      Fanny Basta has a Ph.D in Managerial Economics and served for more than 25 years planting churches in Italy. She also led the Latino Branch of WEC International for several years. Fanny leads 7,000 Knees, a ministry that seeks to promote evangelism and transformation in the marketplace. She is a tentmaker who develops mission strategies and projects and train long and short term missionaries to the unreached. Fanny is the author of the book "The One Who Breaks Through". Fanny has been married to Gianni Basta for more 30 years and, together with their children, Francesco, Melissa and Jonathan, live in Norristown, PA (USA).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Dr. Alfonse Javed

      Calvary Baptist Church, New York NY

      Dr. Javed was born and raised in Pakistan and has served in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Greece (where he planting a church among Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs) and the US as a full time missionary for 12 years. He is on the faculty of New York School of the Bible, offering and heading the department of Missions and Understanding Islam. He was a lecturer at Davis College's NYC site. He regularly gives lectures on Islam, Missions, Christian Theology nationally and internationally. He is serving as the missions pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, New York City. He has written a few books dealing with Islam, Mission, Evangelism and Outreach, and leadership. His research publication on Muslim in New York City has been viewed and used tremendously and is considered a scholarly work in recent times addressing the treatment Muslims receive in NYC school system. He is the co founder of the Heart for Muslims Conference, www.heartformuslims.com. Please explore different pages of his life by simply using: www.alfonsejaved.com

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Steve Sage

      Grace Redeemer Church, Glen Rock NJ

      Steve Sage is Pastor of Discipleship at Grace Redeemer Church (PCA) in Glen Rock, NJ, a suburb of New York City, and is an adjunct professor of Intercultural Studies for the Doctor of Intercultural Studies program at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been married to Carissa since 1993, and they have three children. Steve has been a lay leader in three church plants, pastor of a church plant, helped start two church planting networks, and currently chairs the church planting ministry of the West Hudson Presbytery. He has a passion to help churches in North America and around the world understand their identity and calling in terms of being a gospel-shaped missionary community sent for the sake of the world for the glory of God. He has short-term missions experience in Eastern Europe, Germany, and Myanmar (Burma) and heads up his church's missions ministry where he personally engages and mobilizes his congregation to reach international students and immigrants from unreached people groups that live in our communities.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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

      Bradford Greer

      Interserve USA, Upper Darby PA

      Bradford Greer, PhD Dr. Greer worked in South Asia for over 25 years. His writings have been published in the EMQ, the IJFM, and the St. Francis Magazine. His book has been published by William Carey Library.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Susan Patt

      Frontier Ventures, Exton PA

      Sue Patt has worked as a mobilizer for more than 35 years (since 1982) with Frontier Ventures, formerly the US Center for World Mission. She has served as a Perspectives Regional Director (13 years) and as the Perspectives National Program Director (7 years). Her current assignment is Director of Diaspora Initiatives with FV. She has been developing deliberate friendships with Muslims since 1980, and Hindus since 2005. She is married to Fran Patt since 1986. They have 3 young adult children and live in Exton, PA in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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

      Chris Clayman

      Global Gates Network, NYC West African Outreach, Bronx NY

      Chris Clayman is an Associate Director and Co-Founder of Global Gates (www.globalgates.info), a mission organization focused on reaching the ends of the earth through global gateway cities. He has been involved in pioneer church planting in urban and rural West Africa and New York City among unreached Muslim peoples. Chris is also the author of Superplan: a journey into God's story (thesuperplan.com), and ethNYcity: The Nations, Tongues, and Faiths of Metropolitan New York (unreachednewyork.com). Chris lives with his wife and three children in the Bronx.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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      Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021

      Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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