Madison, AL // F22    Fall 2022
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Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: The Brook Church 8573 Highway 72 West Madison AL 35758

Contact: Corinne

 
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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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      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: Thursday, August 25, 2022

      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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      Irmiyaa Williams

      Clarkston International Bible Church, 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 as a local missionary and missions coordinator for Clarkston International Bible Church. His goal is to help train ethnic believers and other churches to better evangelize and disciple others. 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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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022

      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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      Glenn Mason

      Carver International Missions, Stonecrest GA

      Rev. Mason and his wife Kimberly served as missionaries in Liberia in the 90s, teaching in high school and Bible college, counseling, and supervising field staff. Upon their return to Atlanta, Glenn was appointed Executive Director of their agency, Carver Int’l Missions. Glenn’s main role is motivating the Church toward global engagement. Glenn earned his BA in Psychology and Sociology from UPenn, and has done grad studies at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. The Masons have two adult daughters, Eliana and Calin. Glenn and Kim attend Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell GA.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022

      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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      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, September 15, 2022

      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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      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: Thursday, September 22, 2022

      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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      Scott Miller

      Salem Church, McDonough GA

      Scott and his wife, Chris, have been married 39 years and are blessed with two grown children and one grandson. Scott completed a BSBA from Mars Hill University (NC), a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY., and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary in 1995 in Evangelism and Church Growth. After serving as a Lead Pastor for 34 years he has now made the transition to invest 100% of his ministry in Missions as the Pastor of Global Missions at Salem Church in McDonough, Georgia and as an adjunct professor at the North Georgia campus of New Orleans Theological Seminary. He is personally involved in mission partnerships on four continents and serves on the Board of Directors for two international mission organizations. He has led 58 short-term international projects to Asia, Africa, and Europe. Scott also teaches 6 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement lessons and seeks to weave stories and experiences from the front lines into the time-tested practical principles of the world of missions. He loves helping to mobilize churches and individuals to catch God's vision for the world and to develop ongoing mission partnerships between local churches and believers here with indigenous partners in unreached areas. He loves to teach God's Word in its simplicity and power and has a passion to reach the unreached and to see believers grow in Christ and become pioneers of Kingdom growth.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022

      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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      David Jackett

      Sixteen:Fifteen, Lewisville TX

      After spending 10 years as a professional firefighter/EMT / Fire Marshal in Fort Worth, TX, David left the fire service for full-time vocational ministry. He currently serves as the Director of Mobilization & Operations at Sixteen:Fifteen. David has led more than a dozen trips to Central America doing evangelism, medical and orphan care, firefighter training and church planting. He has helped his church and others develop missionary training and equipping programs and he has spoken to thousands of students and adults across the US and Central America about God’s global mission with a great passion to mobilize the body of Christ to strategic engagement in God’s global purpose.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022

      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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      Armstead Herndon

      Instructor, Bessemer AL

      My first missions trip was in 2017, I served with the Christian Revival Church Association of Liberia (CRCA). After earning a Master of Divinity in May 2019, and a Missions Certificate. I also became a Perspectives Certificate graduate by December 2019. I've served CRCA in short-terms missions every summer since 2017. I'm also an instructor at the Birmingham-Easonain Baptist Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama. My passion is to challenge African-American pastors and churches to sponsor missionaries to Liberia,West Africa and to sponsor Perspectives classes. I'm currently (June 2022) working with local African-American Perspectives graduates to host a Perspectives class at Birmingham-Easonian Baptist Bible College in the Fall of 2023.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

      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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      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 Director 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, October 20, 2022

      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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      Dave Baker

      Summit Crossing Community Church - Limestone, Athens AL

      Dave Baker is a great sinner with a great Savior. The Lord brought him to repentance and saving faith around age ten, and called him to full-time Christian service at fourteen. In 2004 he graduated from the University of Mobile with a bachelor's degree in Religion, (Christian Studies,) after which he studied at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dave and his wife Tiffany moved to Nashville, Tennessee to serve its large and diverse refugee and immigrant population. Dave is now on staff at Summit Crossing Community Church in Athens, Alabama. He and Tiffany have one son, Gus.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022

      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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      Carleen Heath

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Bonita Springs FL

      Carleen, along with her husband David have served with Wycliffe since 1992. For 18 years, they lived in Africa helping Nigerians translate the Bible into their own languages. While there, Carleen served in various capacities including linguistics, translation advising, member care, teacher in an international school and mother to their 2 sons. Currently, the Heaths live in Bonita Springs, Florida where they support their aging parents and remotely advise and consult with more than 5 Nigerian Bible translation projects. She has an M.A. in Linguistics.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022

      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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      Anja Staten

      Christ Community Church, Columbus GA

      Anja found Jesus at a secular university in Chicago while aiming for the stars to become an astronaut. She has worked in a basement as a corporate recruiter, spent some time on a farm in New Hampshire ministering to adults with life controlling issues, and spent much of her adult life working at a not-for-profit serving out of school foster kids. Currently, she serves as a Pastor on staff with Christ Community Church in Columbus, GA. Being born in Germany and then becoming a military brat - she has a passion for helping people discern who they are in Christ and how they belong in His family. She has had the opportunity to participate in short term mission trips to Bulgaria, Rwanda, and Cyprus. This has only expanded her desire to God's name proclaimed in all the earth. And it continues to amaze her that we each get to participate in that mission.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022

      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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      Patrick Dickson

      Launch Global, Birmingham AL

      Patrick is currently a mobilization coach with Launch Global, a ministry focused on helping you discover God's will, develop as a disciple-maker, and deploy for maximum impact. Patrick first received a vision for the unreached through Perspectives and desires many more to be ruined for the ordinary through this class. Through various stateside and international missions training programs, Patrick lives for teaching and training all believers to live a world Christian lifestyle. Currently, Patrick resides in Birmingham, AL with his wife Kate.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022

      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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      Tollie Meggs

      Out of the Boat Ministries, Tuscaloosa AL

      Founder of Out of the Boat Ministries where she is a Bible teacher, conference speaker, and author. Missions Mobilizer at Capstone Church in Tuscaloosa. Tollie leads retreats and conferences around the world, and has an ongoing counseling/teaching ministry to women in homeless shelters, helping them re-establish their lives. A passionate and gifted communicator, Tollie’s mission is: challenging and mobilizing followers of Christ to know Him more deeply and to make His glory known among the nations. She has a passion to help Christ followers discover their gifting and maximize their gifts, talents and life experience for the glory of God at home and abroad.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022

      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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      Jeff Lewis

      Triad, Rome GA

      Present Ministry: Mobilization/Discipleship Specialist with Triad & Discipleship Pastor at West Rome Baptist Church. For 17 years Jeff was Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, California Baptist University, and for four years Director of Mobilization at CBU, until the spring of 2019. Ministry highlights: 20 years at California Baptist University, 17 years as an Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, and four years as Director of Mobilization at CBU. Mobilization/disciple ministry for 33 years, church planter, instructor/trainer for Perspectives Global Desk, Co-founder of Passion conferences, author of God's Heart for the Nations and Calling: A Scriptural Journey. Jeff has also assisted with training indigenous mobilization leadership and developing field strategies in over 30 countries. Married to Elaine McClary, for 47 years. We have seven children and 19 grand children, so far.

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      Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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