Columbia, MO // S21    Spring 2021
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Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Compass Evangelical Free Church 600 Silvey Street Columbia MO 65203

Contact: Zane Clark

(816) 305-1696

 
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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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      Luke Hettinger

      Restore Counseling Services, Columbia MO

      When I was 24 I became the pastor of a small town church in Sumner, Iowa. It was there that God began to show my wife and I his heart for the nations through books, people, and Perspectives. Since that time we have had the incredible privilege to work as mobilizers, welcomers and even goers in a number of different contexts. Most recently my wife and I work as counselors and mentors to workers on and off the field through our counseling practice in Columbia, MO.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      John Gillman

      Harrisburg Christian Church, Harrisburg MO

      John Gillman is the Lead Pastor at Harrisburg Christian Church where he has served since 2003. He recently authored a book titled Godincidences in Boone County. He has a passion for families and seeing his rural community become disciples of Jesus Christ. He and his wife Kathleen have three grown children. John leads a team of college students each summer in an attempt to reach the Harrisburg student population for Christ.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Rick Schupp

      Salem Evangelical Free Church, Florissant MO

      Experienced church planter and pastor with extensive experience in the Middle East

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      Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021

      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).

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      Ken Shackelford

      Lumenations, Searcy AR

      Ken Shackelford was in pastoral ministry for 14 years in California and Arkansas. For more than ten years after that, he and his wife, Tanja & their children were missionaries in Central Asia and Albania. Ken also worked with the Perspectives Global team. In 2018, Ken formed a new organization called Lumenations, which gathers stories of disciple-making movements from around the world and develops media-based training resources to connect disciples to their co-mission with Jesus.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Isaac Cundiff

      Columbia MO

      I am a local pastor at LegacyPoint Church. I felt God's call on my life back in 2009 and He has continued to grow me and show me more and more of His heart ever since. I am so excited to work with the Perspectives class and teach the final session from the Biblical portion of the class. I can't wait to see what God has to teach me this year!

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      Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Mary Ho

      All Nations Family, Inc, Kansas City MO

      Dr. Mary Ho is the International Executive Leader of All Nations (http://allnations.international), a global Christian missions organization with workers making disciples and doing church planting in 44 countries. Dr. Ho is passionate about finishing the Great Commission in this generation by sharing the love of God among every people and in parts of the world where the name of Jesus Christ is little or not known. Dr. Ho received her Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University, VA, U.S.A. in 2016.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Andrew Herbek

      Perspectives, Omaha NE

      Born and raised on the family farm in central Nebraska, Andrew inherited a frontier mindset from the prairie pioneers he descended from. God took this farm boy from the middle of nowhere and sent him to serve among an unreached people group in East Asia. While there, he did ethnographic research among rural villages. It was during this time that the Lord began cultivating a passion in Andrew to mobilize and equip the body of Christ back home to be active co-laborers with God in His global purpose. Andrew is a member of Perspectives U.S. National Staff and serves in the Instructor Development Department. He has a Masters of Divinity and a MA in Intercultural Studies. He has field experience in thirteen countries and his heart is that of a cross-cultural educator and discipler. His desire is to see God's people raised up, trained well and sent out to pursue Christ's promise fulfilled within all nations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Andrew Herbek

      Perspectives, Omaha NE

      Born and raised on the family farm in central Nebraska, Andrew inherited a frontier mindset from the prairie pioneers he descended from. God took this farm boy from the middle of nowhere and sent him to serve among an unreached people group in East Asia. While there, he did ethnographic research among rural villages. It was during this time that the Lord began cultivating a passion in Andrew to mobilize and equip the body of Christ back home to be active co-laborers with God in His global purpose. Andrew is a member of Perspectives U.S. National Staff and serves in the Instructor Development Department. He has a Masters of Divinity and a MA in Intercultural Studies. He has field experience in thirteen countries and his heart is that of a cross-cultural educator and discipler. His desire is to see God's people raised up, trained well and sent out to pursue Christ's promise fulfilled within all nations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Pam Arlund

      All Nations, Kansas City MO

      Pam has a wealth of experience working as a linguist/translator and as a church planter. In Central Asia for ten years, she planted churches among 3 people groups, 2 of whom are Muslim. She now trains others to advance the Great Commission in the US and abroad. She earned an MA and PhD in Linguistics from UT-Arlington.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Conrad Hake

      Columbia Love INC, Columbia MO

      Conrad currently serves in faith-based non-profit social work and community development. He has served in pastoral ministry for 19 years, and as a missions pastor, he taught philosophy of missions in both local churches and credit programs. He has led 26 domestic and cross-cultural short term mission trips, currently serves on the executive team of a community organization that mobilizes churches to engage their city. His passion is to help others follow the way of Jesus, loving their neighbors.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Joe Lieway

      St. Louis Christian College, Florissant MO

      Joe Leiway was born in Liberia, West Africa. He married Marie and God blessed them with three children and a grandchild. Joe accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 14. Joe received a Master of Arts in Religion, a BA in Biblical Studies, and diplomas in Missiology, Biblical Interpretation, and Agriculture. He serves as Professor of Intercultural and Urban Ministry at St. Louis Christian College. Joe travels twice a year to serve as General Superintendent of Bible Faith Christian Church in Liberia, West Africa and also oversees several Liberian churches. Joe authored, “The Name Is The Story” in 2007. He has also worked in youth ministry, campus ministry, and as a Minister, as well as in Christian extension ministries and agriculture. Joe’s favorite hobby is global football, or as he says, the ‘real’ soccer.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Gail Voth

      Beautiful Feet, Choctaw OK

      Through Gail's gifting of hospitality she has learned the importance of empowering people by listening to their stories. Listening to stories occurs in many aspects of her ministry; whether it's walking with future missionaries as a Director of Mobilization for Beautiful Feet, teaching in Beautiful Feet's Boot Camp or building relationships with the refugee community in OKC.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Stan Yoder

      World Partners, Maquoketa IA

      Stan and his wife, Valli, have served full-time with World Partners since 1978. Their experience includes 10 years of church planting and curative medical work in Sierra Leone, West Africa among the Yalunka People; 3 years at the US Center as Administrative Director for the Adopt-a-People Clearinghouse; 3 years mobilizing churches to adopt unreached people groups; 2 years training students at Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN; 4 years coaching workers in Africa and the Middle East; and 16 years reaching out to Middle Wast refugees in Kansas City, Missouri. They moved to Maquoketa, Iowa in October 2018 and will begin a new ministry to Middle East students.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Louise Hogan

      Disciple Making Mentors, Fayetteville AR

      Louise first took the Perspectives course in 1988, when she and her husband Brian were working with Navajo Gospel mission in Arizona. The course changed the course of their lives and ended up at the ends of the earth. From the Navajo Tribe to Outer Mongolia, their passion has been to see Jesus glorified and lifted up among those who have never known Him. From 1993-1996 their team pioneered a church planting movement in Erdenet, Mongolia that continues to grow under fully indigenous leadership to this day. Their Mongolian disciples are now training and sending out their own missionaries to other unreached people groups. The story of the work in Erdenet can be read in Brian’s book: There’s a Sheep in my Bathtub (Asteroidea Books), and in the case study article – “Mongols Follow the Khan of Khans” – included in Perspectives Reader Louise trained as a midwife in 2010-2011 and practiced in Northern California and NW Arkansas. She now devotes her time and energy to training Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs – village midwives) who are also disciple makers. She has run multiple trainings in Uganda, Columbia, South Sudan, Mozambique, Malawi and Madagascar. Louise finances the travel and expenses for these trips from the sale of her home-made artisan greeting cards. Louise also staffs Schools of Frontier Mission for YWAM and mentors college-age women headed for the mission field. Together, Brian and Louise put on semi-annual GAP Gatherings where church planters come from around the world to share a week with their peers and relaunch their vision to see a Disciple Making Movement among the people they work with.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 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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      Luke Hettinger

      Restore Counseling Services, Columbia MO

      When I was 24 I became the pastor of a small town church in Sumner, Iowa. It was there that God began to show my wife and I his heart for the nations through books, people, and Perspectives. Since that time we have had the incredible privilege to work as mobilizers, welcomers and even goers in a number of different contexts. Most recently my wife and I work as counselors and mentors to workers on and off the field through our counseling practice in Columbia, MO.

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      Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021

      Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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