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Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

Where: Harvest Church in Billings, Montana 

When: January 18, 2022 – May 17, 2022

 Why should you join us for the Perspectives movement? The answer is simple – because great things happen when our hearts align around God's global purpose.  Perspectives will take you on an explorative journey as you take a deep dive into scripture, explore His global purpose of redemption threaded throughout history, expand your understanding of reaching across cultures, and engage strategically in the present work He is doing in the world.

 You’ll be exposed to 15 weeks of highly qualified instructors, teaching in their areas of expertise with real-world, global experience.  

 

Dates to Know:

January 18 – Preview nightHear from the author of Across the Street and Around the World

January 25 – First Lesson (Chapter 1) “The Living God is a Missionary God”

March 15- No Class

May 10 – Last Lesson (Chapter 15) “World Christian Discipleship”

May 17 – Celebration

 

Perspectives can be taken at the Certificate, Credit, and Key Reading level.

Key Reading Level: This level requires about 3 – 5 hours of reading per week with no written homework. There are five "Personal Reflections" assigned during the course which require approximately an hour each to complete. 


Certificate Level: This level is recommended for those who seek to gain a deeper understanding of the topics. It involves a weekly 10 question Review assignment, five "Personal Reflections," and one research project due at the end of the course. This level requires approximately 7 hours of work per week. 


Credit Level: This level can be taken for undergraduate or post graduate credit. This involves a mid-term and final exam, plus an integrative project in addition to regular weekly assignments. This level requires about 8 hours of work per week. The credit is offered through Excelsior University. 


 Alumni are welcome and encouraged to register! (There is a $50 cost for alumni unless you “upgrade” your commitment level or need books.)


Plan on scheduling Tuesday nights for a truly life-changing experience. You will love discovering God’s heart for the nations and neighborhoods in this safe community of learners. 


Scholarships are available so please contact us for more information if cost is an issue!


Harvest Church is providing childcare at not cost*- sign up here 

* There will be an offering one of the weeks during class so we can thank Harvest. 

 

To learn more about Perspectives, visit: www.perspectives.org

Here's a video to learn more: https://vimeo.com/176800231

Class Info

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Harvest Church 1235 W Wicks Ln Billings MT 59105

Contact: Amy Hall

(406) 702-0867

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor

      Jeannie Marie

      Frontiers, Gilbert AZ

      Jeannie Marie is a strategist for Frontiers, an international sending agency that recruits, trains, and sends long-term field-workers to more than fifty Muslim countries. She's also lived overseas in the Philippines and in India with her husband and four children, worked with refugees and international students, and worked at a church mobilizing. Jeannie is the author of Across the Street and Around the World: Following Jesus to the Nations in Your Neighborhood and Beyond, published by Thomas Nelson, available October 2, 2018. To book a speaking or training engagement, see www.jeannie-marie.com.


    • Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

      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

      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, January 25, 2022

      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.

    • Instructor

      Yvonne Huneycutt

      Perspectives Global, Round Rock TX

      Yvonne from Austin, Texas loves mobilizing Christians and entire churches to find and engage their God-designed role for participation in the completion of the Great Commission. Currently on staff with Perspectives Global, Yvonne's varied career experience includes the corporate world, local church ministry, mission ministry, and managing a non-profit organization. She has worked with the Perspectives movement for over 25 years both nationally and internationally. Her overseas field experience includes one year in Russia and travel in 40 nations. She holds a Doctor of Ministry in Missions and Cross-Cultural Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

      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

      Rick Donlon

      Christ Community Church and The Chrisitian Medical Dental Association, Memphis TN

      Rick Donlon grew up in New Orleans, graduated from LSU-N.O. medical school, and completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. In 1995 he and three medical school classmates opened Christ Community Health Services (CCHS), a primary-care health center for the poor in Memphis’ most medically under-served neighborhood. Over the last 23 years, CCHS has grown to ten locations, with dozens of physicians and nurse practitioners, providing over 130,000 patient visits and delivering 700 babies annually. In 2014, Dr. Donlon and twenty other medical providers founded a second primary care missional clinic for low income communities in Memphis, Resurrection Health. Over the last 13 years the Memphis clinic and house church network has sent medical missionaries to Afghanistan, India, Sudan, Chad, Algeria, Dagestan, Iraq, Jordan, the UAE, and Somalia. Dr. Donlon is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He and his wife Laurie and their six children live in the inner city Binghampton neighborhood of Memphis, where he serves as an elder in their house church network.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

      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

      Sage Mwiinga

      Meridian ID

      Sage Mwiinga is an inspirational speaker with a passion to inspire others to walk and live by faith in God. Sage and his wife moved to the United States from Zambia in obedience to God’s call to be witnesses of His grace. Sage is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University and George Fox University, and currently works in higher education. The Mwiinga Family live in the Boise, Idaho area where they attend Calvary Chapel Boise.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

      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

      Glen Grove

      Billings MT

      For over 30 years I have been blessed to serve in a number of roles including pastor, overseas worker and mobilizer. I look forward to sharing some of the things I have been learning in these various opportunities.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

      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

      Pam Arlund

      All Nations, Kansas City MO

      Pam has a wealth of experience working as a linguist/translator and as a church planter. In Central Asia for ten years, she planted churches among 3 people groups, 2 of whom are Muslim. She now trains others to advance the Great Commission in the US and abroad. She earned an MA and PhD in Linguistics from UT-Arlington.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

      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

      Todd Ahrend

      The Traveling Team, Fayetteville AR

      Todd Ahrend graduated from Northeastern State University, has a Masters from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the founder and international Director of The Traveling Team, a national missions mobilization movement. He and his wife, Jessica, have spent almost two decades traveling both nation-wide and abroad, speaking to thousands of people about involvement in world evangelization. Todd has exposure in over sixty countries and has lived in the Middle East. He is the author of The Abrahamic Revolution and In This Generation. Todd and Jessica have six children: Camden, Brody, Axel, Noble, Quincy and Cruz!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

      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

      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, March 22, 2022

      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

      Nathan J'Diim

      TOAG Internship and Frontiers, Chandler AZ

      Nathan J'Diim (pen name) is the Founder of TOAG (www.TOAG.net) and Consultant, Instructor and Coach for Frontiers (www.FrontiersUSA.org). Launch (www.LaunchGlobal.org) has since replaced TOAG but carries the same DNA: a year long after-hours internship preparing beautiful feet to serve in the Unreached World. Offered in cities across the US, TOAG/Launch has apprenticed hundreds of interns, many who serve or will soon serve the least reached world wide.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022

      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

      David Beine

      Great Northern University, Spokane WA

      Dave Beine is the Dean, College of Global Engagement and Professor of Intercultural Studies at Great Northern University in Spokane, WA. He served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for 28 years (1988-2016) in a variety of capacities including language surveyor, literacy and scripture-use project facilitator, anthropology consultant and linguistic institute director. He holds a B.A. in communication studies from California State University, Sacramento, a M.A. in linguistic anthropology from San Diego State University (1994) and a Ph.D. in anthropology (medical and cognitive focus) from Washington State University (2000). He is the author of Ensnared By AIDS: Cultural Contexts of HIV and AIDS in Nepal (SIL 2014) and he has published extensively in several missiological contexts as well.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

      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

      Tim Osterlund

      BEE World, Billings MT

      Tim Osterlund is a published author and has served as youth minister, pastor, missionary and international speaker. Currently he trains pastors and church leaders in highly restricted countries. Tim has a BA in Ed from the University of Wyoming and a M Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

      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.

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      Eric Basye

      Billings MT



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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

      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

      Edward Aw

      Community Vision International, Gilbert AZ

      Ed and Rachel have three thrusts to their ministry activities. (1) They train and coach church planters and pastors, helping them to raise up new leaders and reproduce their churches, resulting in transformed lives and communities. This includes many insights into making their ministries more sensitive to local cultures. (2) They are committed to practicing and guiding others in "tent-making", supporting themselves so that they are free to serve communities in areas of the world where authorities may be hostile and churches too weak to support them. (3) They are focused on accomplishing the above two in culturally relevant ways.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

      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

      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, May 3, 2022

      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

      Amy Law

      Cody WY

      Amy has a passion to mobilize young people and churches to pray, give and go to foster disciple making movements among unreached people groups. She has served with Youth with a Mission (YWAM), Caleb Project, , Teen Mania, La Canada Presbyterian church and supervised over 40 Perspectives courses. Leading youth teams to Yemen, India, Turkey, Malaysia, China and Thailand has helped her training remain practical and reproducible, as she continues to train young people in YWAM and churches in Perspectives. Amy and her husband raise cattle in Wyoming and home educate one son, while their other son attends high school.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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      Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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