Fulton Maryland Virtual    Intensive 2020
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                 Welcome to Perspectives!

You are invited to explore, discover and embrace how God has made you for more! The Perspectives Intensive is a 5 day class 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:    June 2 - August 25 2020
When:    Tuesdays 6:45 pm - 9:15 PM
Where:   Virtual - Hosted by Grace Community Church


Two Discounts Per Student Maximum


The Perspectives Intensive offers 2 levels for completion:


Key Reading Level ($220):  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 ($220):  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. 




Class Info

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Time: 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM

Location: Fulton -Virtual Intensive 8200 Old Columbia Road Fulton MD 20759

Contact: Ruth Ellingson-Ng

678-360-9682

 
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    • 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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      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: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

      Time: 6:45 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.

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      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: Tuesday, June 9, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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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      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: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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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      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: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Jim O'Neill

      Frontier Ventures, New Cumberland PA

      Missionary to Asia 1982 to 1995; Director of Missions, Liberty University and Seminary, 1995-2000; President, CrossWorld Mission, 2000-2009; Executive VP Tennessee Temple University 2009-2010; Interim President, TTU, 2011; President, The Center for Global Mission, 2009 to present; Associate General Director for Frontier Ventures 2016 to present.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Robert Duhart

      Perspectives , Fort Washington MD



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Tae Pae

      , Hanover MD



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Tae Pae

      , Hanover MD



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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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      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: Tuesday, July 21, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Dennis Washington

      National African American Mission Conference, Upper Marlboro MD

      Dennis Washington is a native New Yorker, born in Harlem, and raised in the Bronx. He is a veteran in the United States Air Force where he honorably served for 4 years. He has served as a mission Director and has led several teams to Haiti and Thailand. He currently serves on the leadership team for the National African American Mission Conference, as an Area Mobilizer for Perspectives on the World Christian movement and Campus Minister for International Students Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from NYACK College and is employed at the Department of State. Dennis is married to Tarsha Washington and they have four children together: D’mani, D’naja, Joshua, and Jonathan.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Isabel Lee

      Gaithersburg MD

      Isabel graduated from Washington Bible College and Columbia International University in Bible/missions. She served with SEND International for 22 1/2 years involved in church planting: evangelism, disciple-making, mentoring, seminary teaching, leadership training in Taiwan & in China. She also served in various leadership roles throughout the years, ministered in Ukraine, Ulan Ude, Korea, Egypt, India, Uganda, Thailand and among the Afghans and Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Macedonia, Clarkston, GA. Currently Isabel is the Minister of Global Outreach & Women's Ministries at CBCM, a Perspectives' instructor, and serves on the Boards of SEND's U.S. & International and Standards of Excellence on Short-term Missions.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Glenn Kauffman

      Capital Christian Fellowship, Laurel MD

      Glenn Kauffman with his wife June served in Hong Kong for 15 years with a number of those years in Asia wide ministry with Eastern Mennonite Missions. Currently Glenn and June live in the Washington D C suburbs where Glenn continues to minister cross-culturally as a bishop in an Anabaptist network of churches and ministries in the Washington - Baltimore area and Lead Pastor of Capital Christian Fellowship, Lanham, MD an international congregation of over 20 nationalities. Glenn also identifies with the downtrodden as a Baltimore Orioles baseball fan.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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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      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: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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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      James Cha

      Crescent Project, Leesburg VA

      Rev. James Cha was born in Korea, but grew up here in the US. He studied electrical engineering at Cornell University, and worked ten years as an engineer. In 2000 he and his family went to Central Asia, where they served ten years as church planting missionaries with Pioneers. They are now back in the US reaching out to the Muslims in the Washington, DC area. He is the Washington DC Area Coordinator for Crescent Project. His wife, Faith, is the ESOL Director in Leesburg. They have three children: Joniel, Josiah and Karis.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 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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      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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      Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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