Corona, CA Fall 2021    Fall 2021
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Time: Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Dates: August 24 - December 7
Location: Olive Branch Community Church
7702 El Cerrito Rd, Corona, CA 92881

Cost: $245 ($275 including the book)

Discounts Offered:
  • Save $50 if you register early before July 26
  • Save $50 for every additional person if you convince your spouse or another family member to take the class with you. This class is also great for teens!
  • Plus save $30 if you share a book with your spouse or a family member. One book per two family members is recommended.
First Night Free - If you are still on the fence, just come check out the first night on Tuesday, August 24th for free and then decide if you want to continue and pay the class fee. But remember, if you register and pay before July 26th, you will save $50 and you can ask for a refund by August 31st if you decide not to continue after attending the first night.

Childcare: We may be able to provide childcare for a handful of kids. If you would like to attend Perspectives, but would absolutely need childcare, please email. We are unfortunately unable to provide childcare for young babies at this time.

What is covered in the Perspectives course?
 - What does the Bible say about our Purpose as God's chosen people?
 - What is the story that God has been telling throughout all of history?
 - What still needs to happen before Jesus will come back?
 - What does it mean practically for us to be "a Kingdom of Priests" (Exodus 19:6; 1 Peter 1:4-5; Revelation 5:9-10) in a world where our neighbors and coworkers come from many different cultures and religious backgrounds?
 - How can we make sure that we, as God's Church, are using our spiritual gifts, talents, and God-given resources for the biggest impact toward building God's Kingdom?
 - What is your part in God's story?
 - According to the Bible, what is God's Will for you?

This course will change your life!

Class Info

Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Olive Branch Community Church 7702 El Cerrito Rd Corona CA 92881

Contact: Aleksandra Coggins

(951) 870-3836

 
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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.

    • Instructor

      Bryan Cox

      The Traveling Team, Riverside CA

      Bryan and his wife are in their third year on staff with The Traveling Team and have traveled to 24 different states speaking to thousands of college students and many churches. They desire to work in an unreached people group planting churches long term, and are now working to raise up more laborers before they themselves leave.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      Mike

      Hacienda Heights CA

      Mike and his wife, along with their three children, lived and served for 10 years among one of the least reached people groups, with a Christian population around 0.002%. They were involved in discipling and mentoring local believers, as well as coordinating educational and medical projects. Nowadays they are based in the U.S. and focused on equipping and training missionaries.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      Greg Harris

      , Corona CA



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      Greg Parsons

      USCWM, Pasadena CA

      Greg Parsons is Director of Global Connections at Frontier Ventures (formerly the U.S. Center for World Mission) where he and his wife, Kathleen have been on staff since 1982. Greg serves as part of the leadership team of the Frontier Ventures, he has traveled to more than 25 countries to meet with, learn from, and networking with mission leaders in North America, and around the globe. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM-1982) and has a PhD from the University of Wales (2012) entitled: Ralph D Winter: Early Life and Core Missiology.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      Darren Logan

      The Grove Community Church, Riverside CA

      Darren and his family served for nearly two decades in Central Asia and the Middle East doing disciplemaking and church planting work among a major unreached people group. Darren now works full time as a school teacher.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      James Mason

      Frontier Ventures, Perspectives Study Program, Pasadena CA

      James served as a pastor for 12 years before responding to a growing passion to see God's glory established among all peoples on earth. He is now on staff with Frontier Ventures in Pasadena, CA where he serves as the US Director for the Perspectives Study Program. James has been married to his wife Kelly for 29 years and they have 3 precious children. Their passion is to help every person, every church, every denomination, and every missions organization find their most strategic place in the completion of the Great Commission.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      Andy Pearce

      International Students, Inc., San Gabriel CA

      Andy currently serves with International Students, Inc. (ISI) on the campuses of California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA and California State University Los Angeles. He also supervises 18 teams in his role as Southern California Area Director for ISI. In addition, he has made 20 trips to Asia for the purpose of following up with former international students. He has a Masters in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a PhD in International Development from William Carey International University. Andy and his wife have four daughters and one son and live in San Gabriel, CA.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      Bryan Pitotti

      Canyon Lake Community Church, Canyon Lake CA

      Bryan grew up in a church that was passionate about worldwide evangelism. He started serving on short-term mission teams as a high school student and has led, trained and participated in dozens of mission teams since. It was during a mission's conference in high school that Bryan understood God's call on his life into vocational Christian service, and he's been serving as a church staff member since 1984. In 2005, Bryan was called to serve at Canyon Lake Community Church where one of his responsibilities is to oversee missions. He and his wife, Amy, count it a great privilege to prepare, train and lead short-term ministry teams together.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      Carol Davis

      LeafLine Initiatives, Moreno Valley CA

      As co-founder of Global Spectrum and Executive Director of LeafLine Initiatives, Carol pioneers pathways to the future, which keep her on "the grow" and usually in hot water. She is a sought after speaker for her futuristic perspectives and strategic insights. Carol can often be found presenting in Perspectives classes around the world. Having served on church staffs for nearly 30 years, and now as a consultant, she continues to catalyze new initiatives; consults and mentors pastors, marketplace professionals, global strategists, field teams and their organizations, and the next generation. When she's not working, she's lovin' on her grandkids

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      Gerry Gutierrez

      Global Recordings Network, Homeland CA

      Gerry Gutierrez spent 60 years in Oaxaca, Mexico; first as a child of Bible Translators, then as a Medical Doctor in a Zapotec Indian community, then as co-Director of Global Recordings Network Mexico with her husband, Dave. She has researched and published studies of the ethnic groups of Mexico in “Alcancemos las Etnias de Mexico,” and of Greater Los Angeles in “EthnoLA”. After coming to California in 2010, Gerry began to serve as Language Tracking Coordinator for GRN. During the Perspectives course in Temecula in 2015 she began to work with 50,000 refugees in Northern San Diego, sharing the gospel through henna tatoos, audio CDs, the Jesus film, and personal evangelism.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      Eric Coggins

      Corona CA



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      Vicky Warren

      GLINTS, Mena AR

      Vicky spent 33 years working in innovative and creative environments from multimillion dollar technology deployments, alliances with technical luminaries such as Steve Jobs, Nicholas Negroponte's MIT media lab, Stanford Research Institute (SRI) and The Walt Disney Studios to entrepreneurial startup businesses. Her primary focus in these organizations included leadership and business development, strategic planning, research and development, innovation and creativity. She became "known" in these organizations for her heart for the Gospel through her daily walk in these high paced and demanding environments. Her passion for Christ took her on a 30-year journey of adventure as she walked on burning coals, assisted with eye clinics in Mexico, participated in medical relief efforts in Bolivia, planted pioneer businesses in Asia and Africa, came face to face with the persecuted church in Orissa, and served widows in the rainforest of Panama. Now she is committed full time to taking the Gospel to the nations through Pioneer Business Planting, building Kingdom businesses, and gobalization!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      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, November 23, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      Karry Kelley

      Menifee CA



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

      Time: 6:30 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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      Renee Coggins

      Corona CA



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      Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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