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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:  January 18, 2021, 6PM

                                       Classes: Mondays, 6PM -  9PM - January 18 to May 24, 2021

Where:                           Outlook Christian Church, 3697 Kings Row, Reno

How:  Live, in-person classes will be held with safety measures in place                                                                                               Zoom platform will be initiated if in-person classes not allowed

Enrollment Levels:       Certificate and Key Reading Levels - $240 [+books (~$30)]

Discounts:                     $30 Early Bird Discount available on or before 1/18/21 

$25 Family Discount Students living in the same household taking  class together receive $25 off the 2nd and 3rd family member’s  registration.

Scholarships available

Alumni Pricing:             No charge, but former Key Reading alumni can upgrade to Certificate Level for a $40 grader fee.

Coordinator:                  Karen and David Bain | 775-742-1879 | 775-233-1753                                                                        

 

 

 

 

Class Info

Date: Monday, January 18, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Outlook Christian Church 3697 Kings Row Reno NV 89503

Contact: Karen Bain

(775) 742-1879

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Overview

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor

      Dana Minassian

      Reno NV


    • Date: Monday, January 18, 2021

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 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

      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: Monday, January 25, 2021

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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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      Lesson 2 Video Instruction

      Austin TX

      Steve Hawthorne

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 1, 2021

      Time: 6:00 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.

    • 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: Monday, February 8, 2021

      Time: 6:00 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).

    • Instructor

      Alvern Vomsteeg

      International Leadership Institute, Diamond Springs CA

      Al served 24 years as a pastor in USA, 7 years missionary pastor in Brazil, and 7 years leading The Mission Society, and retired after 16 years serving with the Int'l Leadership Institute (ILI) training but still active. Christian leaders worldwide. Retired 12/2018

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 22, 2021

      Time: 6:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Pastor Raed Awabdeh

      Rancho Cordova CA

      My name is Raed Awabdeh, Licensed and ordained Pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. I was born in the coastal town Banyas in Syria; at the age of 18 I came to the States to continue my education. In 1998 my wife Manar and I began home Bible Study and God anointed the bible study, so it became Church plant. Our Church believes that God loves all people in the world, Christians, Jews, Muslims… and He is calling lost souls to believe in His Son Jesus Christ the One all the prophets testified …everyone who believes in Him will have their sins forgiven...' I just came back from Jordan where I have visited the Syrian Refugees in Jordan, and witnessed the wonderful work of the Church; ministering and reaching out to un-churched brokenhearted, weak, sick, hungry, thirsty and poor in spirit refugees. The Church is demonstrating the love of Jesus and obeying His command “Love your neighbor as yourself”.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 1, 2021

      Time: 6:00 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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      Lesson 6 Video Instruction

      Austin TX

      Yvonne Huneycutt (pictured) and Scott Sunquist

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 8, 2021

      Time: 6:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Michael D Davis

      , Reno NV

      Mike Davis, PhD, is an evangelical Christian with a heart for sharing the gospel with Muslims. He completed multiple military assignments as an aviator, Pentagon staff officer, and attaché in the Middle East; and lived in the region for three years with his lovely wife, Karen (a career nurse), and their two sons. He is now retired from active duty, but teaches university and graduate-level history and military history courses online. His academic specialization includes Middle East and diplomatic history. He reads, writes and has some speaking proficiency in Arabic. In early 2016, Mike developed and taught a six-lesson course for his local church about “Christian Perspectives on Islam.”

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 15, 2021

      Time: 6:00 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.

    • 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 is on Faculty at a Christian school in India called the Sam Higginbothams University of Science , Agriculture and Technology in the School of Theology. She teaches doctoral students in the filed of Christian Studies. She is a lecturer and Professor of record for the Perspectives Study Program in Northern California.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 22, 2021

      Time: 6:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Randall McCaskill

      Reno NV

      Randy and Nicole McCaskill have 22 years of experience working cross-culturally as evangelists and disciplers. They have worked with Hindus in Bali, Muslims in Malaysia, and Tibetan Buddhists in China. In the course of their ministry they learned and used various indigenous art, drama, and musical forms in order to communicate the Gospel and Biblical truths. They bring a unique perspective to the trends and issues of missions strategy, raising a family on the field, and interacting with colleagues. Their children, Malcolm, 27 years, and Hilary, 25 years, were raised on the field and participated in ministry with them.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 5, 2021

      Time: 6:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Michael Cutler

      International Friends of Reno, Reno NV

      Michael Cutler has a passion for developing pioneering missions with international students and immigrants in the Reno, Nevada area. He has special interest in creating discipleship experiences that equip local American church members to share their faith cross-culturally with internationals in their community. Additional interest and experience lies in: developing student-based leadership, Muslim and Hindu outreach, Chinese and East Asian cultures. Currently serves as team leader for International Friends of Reno.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 12, 2021

      Time: 6:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Lesson 11 Video Instruction

      West Hills CA

      Colleen Wong

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 19, 2021

      Time: 6:00 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.

    • Instructor

      James Ardill

      SIM USA, Woodland CA

      Jim was born and raised in Nigeria; has served with SIM in Liberia and Ethiopia as SIM Development Administrator, and Sudanese Ministries Manager. Since 2003, Jim has been recruiting believers, mobilizing churches and speaking in the SW region and in Bolivia Perspectives.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 26, 2021

      Time: 6:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Mark Leighton

      Placerville CA

      Mark and Becky served in Thailand with OMF (an international and interdenominational mission agency) from 1985 until 2017. They established two churches in Central Thailand. Then as regional leaders for OMF work in Central Thailand helped others establish new churches. Finally, as OMF Thailand Field Directors established training programs for missionaries and Thai Christians to help them establish new and reproducing churches. They served in each of these roles about ten years and are now retired, living in Placerville. Mark continues to serve OMF as a volunteer.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, May 3, 2021

      Time: 6:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Lee Bridges

      Jonathan Project, Yuba City CA

      International Coordinator for the Jonathan Project ministry. Instructor has 30 years experience in Church Planting ministry with extensive experience doing evangelism and church planting particularly in restricted access contexts. He also trains others to do the same.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, May 10, 2021

      Time: 6:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Kristine Shiraki

      Perspectives Study Program, San Francisco CA

      Kristine grew up all across the west coast, with a front-row seat to her parents’ ministry with The Salvation Army. After completing her undergraduate studies at Pepperdine University, Kristine served as a sixth grade teacher in South Central Los Angeles. Her travel and work abroad propelled her to continue her studies in International Education Policy at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, where she focused on education in China and North and South Korea. After working for seven years in education policy and politics, in 2018, Kristine transitioned to work full-time with Perspectives, serving as the Regional Director of the Pacific Region, spanning Northern California and Northern Nevada. In this work, she has the privilege to support area leaders and coordinators as they lead Perspectives classes in awakening and mobilizing the Body of Christ to join God’s work in and among the nations. Kristine currently lives in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco with her husband, Matt and daughter, Naomi. They are active at We Are Church, an urban house church network focused on being a community in the city.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, May 17, 2021

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    • Celebration

      Celebrate & GO!!!

      Celebration

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, May 24, 2021

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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