Centennial, CO // S23    Spring 2023
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PERSPECTIVES ON THE WORLD CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT

What is Perspectives? Perspectives is a 15-week discipleship journey examining the biblical, historical, cultural and strategic aspects of God’s purpose to reconcile every people group to Himself. 

During this course you will hear from 15 diverse, dynamic instructors teaching different aspects of how God is working in the world. You will be challenged and inspired by their personal experiences, and they will help you come to a better understanding of God's love for the world, as revealed in Scripture from Genesis to Revelation.

Classes are at Jubilee Fellowship Church
9359 E Nichols Ave, Centennial 80112
Tuesdays, January 17 to May 2, 2023, 6:30-9:30 pm

The class can be taken at different levels:

  • Certificate: At this level you are assured an in-depth experience of God’s work in the world. The student receives a certificate at the end of the course. Cost is $270
  • Key Reading: At this level a student participates by reading essential articles and completing brief personal reflections. This level also costs $270.
  • Undergraduate or Graduate College Credit: High school students are eligible for college credit through Excelsior College. Undergraduates and graduates receive three credit hours through Trinity University or Excelsior. A Professor of Record works with students. Cost for this level is $495.

Registering students will receive information on ordering Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Reader and Study Guide.

If you are uncertain about making this commitment, come to our first 2 classes free! Get a taste of what Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is about.

Discounts available: $50 for additional family members who register for the same class; and $40 for early registration if you register and pay in full by December 17, 2022. Scholarships available (contact class coordinator).

There will also be a class in Highlands Ranch this semester and we will be on the same weekly schedule. If you have to miss a Tuesday class you have the option to attend class at Living Way Fellowship on Sunday afternoon.

Questions: Contact the Class Coordinator, Saby Thomas: ; 720-333-3985

Class Info

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Jubilee Fellowship Church 9359 E Nichols Ave, Centennial CO 80112

Contact: Saby Thomas

720-333-3985

 
    • Instructor


    • 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 emeritus of Frontiers USA, 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. He blogs at robertblincoe.blog.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Edward Aw

      Tsunami Unleashed, Gilbert AZ

      Ed and Rachel have two teenage sons and live in Arizona. Their ministry, Tsunami Unleashed, focuses on helping bring clarity to believers on how to live purpose "full" lives for Jesus. In addition, they provide a simple path to exponential discipleship, leadership, and church reproduction. Currently, the Lord has them building Tsunami Unleashed. The vision is to see 1 billion people across the global mobilized, equipped and impacted for Jesus. This will leverage the technological infrastructure that exists (everything internet) in an effective way that draws people from the cold medium of the web into hot relationship with believers (in-person) and Jesus. It will require an open-handed approach to all interactions and resources. They don't care who gets credit as long as the work is done giving glory to God through loving obedience to Jesus Christ. They seek to partner with any believer or organization who desires to do "something" for the Lord, not matter how small.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Gregory Moore

      Evergreen CO



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Matthew Ellison

      Sixteen:Fifteen, Albuquerque NM

      Matthew was rescued by Jesus when he was twenty-three. Shortly after, he found himself in Ghana, West Africa on the first of what would be many ventures to the mission field. That first trip, Matthew says, "ruined me for anything less than a life lived for God's global purpose." In 1993 he began serving at Calvary of Albuquerque, in New Mexico, where he attended and graduated from their School of Ministry. He worked as the missions pastor at Calvary for nine years, developing and launching a strategic church-wide missions ministry. There he founded LifeLine Missions, an international short-term mission ministry that gave thousands across the country the opportunity to experience the mission field firsthand. Through these ministry opportunities he became extensively involved in short and long-term mission endeavors in countries around the world. Now, he devotes his time to serving local churches across the country by coaching them in strategically focused missions and helping them to discover and use their unique gifts in partnership with others to make Christ known among all nations. Matthew is the President and co-founder of Sixteen:Fifteen, and currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Renee, and their three children, Matthew, Caleigh, and Landin.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Joe S

      Restoration Church, Castle Rock CO

      I am married to Rachelle, the best woman in the world, and we have three awesome sons. I have had the privilege of serving the Lord domestically and internationally, with the bulk of my work being in the Middle East. I hold a Master of Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and am pursuing my Ph.D. in Missiology.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Jon Hardin

      Frontiers, Highlands Ranch CO

      Dr. Jon Hardin is the National Communications Specialist for Frontiers. He has served in full-time missions work for over 25 years. Jon regularly speaks and teaches in churches, conferences, and various training events around the world--he has taught over 30,000 Perspectives students. Jon has a passion for seeing local churches and ordinary Christians step into strategic roles in the global missions enterprise. Jon is an ordained minister, holds a PhD from the VU University in Amsterdam, and did post-graduate studies at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague. He is also a graduate of Denver Seminary. Jon is a CPA and prior to going into full-time ministry he worked for IBM Corporation for nine years.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      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: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Josh D

      TRIAD , Parker CO

      As a successful water resource engineer over ten years, Josh pursued the ‘American Dream’ and oversaw water development projects throughout the United States. He took his first trip to the Himalayas in November 2011 and he had a crisis of encounter that turned his world upside right. From that moment, his life shifted into the passionate service of seeing Christ exalted at the top of the world. For almost 10 years, Josh served as Executive Director for a ministry that addressed both urgent physical and spiritual needs among Tibetan Buddhist unreached people groups. Today, Josh is fortunate to serve as the Executive Director for an organization birthed from the foundational work continuing in the Himalayas that is mobilizing, equipping, and deploying Christ followers to the hardest to reach places and people groups while also propelling indigenous-led work at the frontlines of Kingdom advancement.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      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: Tuesday, March 14, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Wayne Edwards

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Colorado Springs CO

      Event speaker, Translation and Scripture Engagement Consultant with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Wayne and his family pioneered in a Muslim tribal community for fifteen years before a medical crisis brought them back to the States. Wayne travels regularly to Asia to continue leadership development work and check translations done by local believers. He has to avoid family and work identifiers here but will share more of the story in person. Taking Perspectives and coordinating two classes has inspired and shaped everything Wayne has been involved in since; now he loves bringing a report of God's faithfulness from the field he serves.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Jaime Jordan

      Montrose CO



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Taher Youssef

      Colorado Springs CO

      Dr. Taher Youssef serves as a medical director for an non-governmental organization (NGO) that works in Central Asia. He oversees the public health, preventive health, and clinical projects that his NGO operates through its rural medical clinics . His medical work spans both developing and developed countries with internships and work experiences in both the public health and clinical medicine arena. He holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Azusa Pacific University, a Master’s Degree in International Public Health from Loma Linda University, and a Medical Degree from England. His interest lies in incorporating his medical experiences for the transformational development of rural communities in the developing world. Dr. Youssef has a passion to develop communities that would invest into a 'holistic' perspective on health – physical wholeness as a result of a healthy interaction between an individual’s heart, mind, and the spirit. It is his desire to see a shift in the conventional paradigm of physical wellness into one that is a natural result of a healthy social, mental, and spiritual interaction.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Adam Isa

      Greeley CO



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Brian Hogan

      Disciple Making Mentors, Fayetteville AR

      Brian and Louise Hogan have served in mission since 1987. 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 (AIR-DUH-NET), 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 – “Distant Thunder: Mongols Follow the Khan of Khans” – on page 695 of your Perspectives Reader.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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

      Joseph Shane Bennett

      Healing Nations , Rye CO

      Shane helps Christians love Muslims and Muslims love Jesus. He has served in missions mobilization since 1987, recruiting, training, and sending short term research teams. He's been on teams in Bangkok, Bombay, and Turkey and he's lived among Muslim migrants in Europe. Shane writes a weekly email called Muslim Connect that helps Christians think about Muslims the way God does and love them like Jesus does. He works with Healing Nations and he and his family live in southern Colorado.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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