Atlanta, GA VS21    Spring 2021
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Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Atlanta, GA Virtual Spring 2021 Zoom Atlanta GA 30341

Contact: Adam Suter

(678) 796-6294

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 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

      Nicole Parks

      Cafe 1040, Cumming GA

      God has been calling Nicole to missions since before she was walking with Him. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in International Business and Risk Management. Through studying abroad twice in college, God began to open her eyes to her love of other cultures, languages, and travel. After graduation, she worked in financial services for a few years before God called her into ministry. While working for North Point Ministries, she went on her first short-term missions trip. Through 2 trips to the 10/40 window, God called her into vocational missions. In 2014, she joined the staff of Cafe 1040 first as a mobilizer and then as a team lead. She now serves on their board of directors. She is passionate about the unreached, mobilization, and God's heart for the nations. When she's not traveling around the globe sharing the love of Jesus with the unreached, she is actively involved in her home church with her husband and their three future missionaries.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, January 21, 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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      Irmiyaa Williams

      Global Frontier Missions, Clarkston GA

      Irmiyaa and his family live in Clarkston, Ga, which is said to be comprised of over 90 unreached people groups. Irmiyaa currently serves with Global Frontier Missions where he helps train people to be more effective on the mission field. When he's not training, he's evangelizing in the local neighborhoods and college campuses hoping to reach as many as he can with the good news of Jesus Christ.

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      Date: Thursday, January 28, 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

      Myrtle Smalls

      , Covington, GA

      Ever since the Lord called her with the Scripture, “…Whom Shall I send, and who will go for US? Then I said, here am I; Send Me…” Myrtle has taken that call seriously. She is willing to leave the ninety-nine in pursuit of the one soul. She has a burden to see the body of Christ, particularly the African-American community, mobilized, trained, equipped, activated, and released to the nations of the earth in fulfillment of the Great Commission. God has provided opportunities for her to travel throughout the world declaring the glory of God in London, Tunisia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Dominican Republic, Peru, Belgium, India, Trinidad-Tobago, Jamaica, China/Tibet, Ethiopia, Brazil and among the Poarch Creek American Indians. Her local evangelistic service has involved prisons, hospitals, homeless shelters, door-to-door, bridges, various street outreaches, convalescent homes and local work among the refugee communities. Myrtle is a graduate of the World Outreach Church for All Nations Missions Training School (1995), US Center for World Missions Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (1998) and The Campus Crusade for Christ (MAC) Missions Training program (1999). She previously served as the Evangelism Director (1997-2004) and Missions/Evangelism Pastor (2005-2011) for the Total Grace Christian Center in Decatur, Georgia and now currently serves as the Missions/Evangelism Coordinator for Kingdom Harvest Outreach Ministries in Stockbridge, Georgia under the leadership of Pastor Ramone and Dionne Preston. She also serves on the Board of Directors for The Family Heritage Foundation, Inc. in Clarkston, Georgia which reaches out to the large international refugee community. She a native of Charleston, South Carolina and currently resides in Covington, Georgia. Myrtle attended the University of South Carolina and is employed by Barrow County Government.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 4, 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

      Grant Haynes

      Global Frontier Missions, Lilburn GA

      Grant Haynes founded Global Frontier Missions in 2000 while church planting among indigenous groups in southern Mexico. His passion is to see as many individuals and churches as possible praying, giving, welcoming, and going to the least reached people groups of the earth. Grant spent 14 years serving in Oaxaca, Mexico with his wife and three children church planting, hosting short-term mission groups, running an indigenous Bible school, and starting a missionary training school for North Americans. Grant now serves in Clarkston, GA, known as the most diverse square mile in America, reaching refugees from Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Somalia, Ethiopia, and many other nations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 11, 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

      Carol

      LoveCompels, Augusta GA

      Carol is the Australian founder of a missions ministry that for 30 years has worked in partnership with churches and ministries to help train and deploy thousands of Christian workers in over 30 countries. Carol's cross cultural perspective developed over many years serving indigenous ministries in urban and rural sub-saharan African contexts. She has assisted multiple international Churches, denominations and movements and contributed to developing a global network of ministry training centers. Carol is currently engaged in mobilizing church planters in North Africa and the Middle East.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 18, 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.

    • Instructor

      Gabriela Phillips

      Adventist Muslim Relations Coordinator for North America, Ooltewah TN

      Gabriela Phillips and her husband have served for over twenty years among Muslim in Central Asia, the Middle East and currently they are in North America, where they serve among refugees from the Middle East. Gabriela is currently pursuing doctoral studies in the area of Missiology and loves to share the many ways in which God is drawing Muslims to himself.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 25, 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

      Richard Allen Farmer

      Stone Mountain GA

      A graduate of Nyack College in Nyack, NY, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree, and Princeton Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity degree, Rev. Farmer has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Gordon College (Wenham, Mass.) in 1986 and an honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology degree from Houghton College (Houghton, NY) in 1999. An accomplished pastor and college chaplain, Rev. Farmer accepted a call in December 2013 to be the Senior Pastor of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, Ga. Previously he has served as Senior Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Pittsburgh (1980-88) and as Dean of the Chapel at both Gordon College (Wenham, Mass., 1988-1992) and Taylor University (Upland, Ind., 1999-2002).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 4, 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

      CH Hills

      US Center, Roswell GA

      Chiu Hea loves everything multicultural, from her husband and kids, ethnic foods, refugees and international students, and the work of World Relief, Free Burma Rangers, and the Int'l Justice Mission. Chiu Hea left Malaysia to attend Harvard in 1980, where she grew spiritually through InterVarsity. She studied Theology in Singapore, and Marriage & Family Therapy in New York. She worked as a family therapist in L.A. for ten years, and as staff counselor with her agency. Chiu Hea lives in Atlanta with Mark, Brandon and Kimberly. Together, they grow vegetables, make music, and throw parties for refugees from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 11, 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

      Brittany Gardner

      SIM USA, Washington DC

      Brittany worked as a Corporate Educator for a season before devoting herself full-time to cross-cultural ministry. After serving with SIM in South America, she returned to Charlotte to join the Recruitment and Mobilization Team, working specifically to educate and equip African American believers seeking to engage in God's global gospel work. Leading short-term teams, teaching, and helping organizations and churches create environments where multicultural teams can thrive are among many things that bring her joy in this role.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 18, 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

      Dennis Washington

      National African American Mission Conference, Upper Marlboro MD

      Pastor Dennis Washington is a native New Yorker and a veteran in the United States Air Force. Since his time in service, he has served in several international capacities, both as an employee of the Department of State and as a mission Director. He has served on the leadership team for the National African American Mission Conference, as an Area Mobilizer for Perspectives and Campus Minister for International Students Inc. He currently serves as the Mission Pastor at Anacostia River Church. 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: Thursday, March 25, 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

      Colleen Wong

      Deoworks , West Hills CA

      Colleen is currently on staff with Deoworks as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Platforms, with a focus on national leadership development. Deoworks is a Gospel-centered consulting non-profit company connecting the body of Christ and accelerating the ministry of the Kingdom of God, seeking to incubate ideas to contribute the furthering of the Kingdom.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 1, 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

      Leroy Lamar

      Atlanta GA

      Leroy is a husband, father and educator-turned-activist who has lived among sex workers in Southwest Atlanta for the past seven years. He previously graduated with a B.A. in Bible with a concentration in Youth Ministries, and has completed Master’s degree in Christian Apologetics and working on one in philosophy. When he isn’t hanging out in the neighborhood, he is either reading obscure philosophy books or watching (or re-watching) Disney movies. Go figure.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 15, 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.

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      Sarah Pascual

      Stone Mountain GA

      Sarah serves as the Executive Director of her church, Resonate Atlanta and is on the Leadership Team of Women in the Window International. She and her husband, Jonathan, have four kids – two adopted from Uganda, and two biological – and live near the international community of Clarkston.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 22, 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

      Jean Johnson

      Five Stones Global, Minneapolis MN

      Jean Johnson serves primarily as a missionary and coach, while fulfilling the role of Executive Director for Five Stones Global. Jean brings 30 years of cross-cultural mission experience, the majority of those years in Cambodia. Her ultimate desire is to inspire a movement of disciple-makers who make disciples of Jesus by using methods that lead to local-sustainability and spontaneous multiplication in global missions.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 29, 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.

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      Lindsey Sprague

      TMS-Global, Norcross GA

      Lindsey received her degree in Anthropology where she gained knowledge and love for peoples and culture. She served in the Middle East a few years after college where she gained more insight on culture and passion for God's mission. Lindsey, also served with Perspectives Global as the Associate Director serving the Perspectives movement in over 30 countries. She currently works with TMS-Global as the Coordinator of Mobilization and Candidacy where she is able to journey with people as they explore leveraging their gifts, talents, and skills to come alongside God and His mission.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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      Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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