Wilmington, NC S22    Spring 2022
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Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Port City Community Church 250 Vision Dr. Wilmington NC 28403

Contact: Heather Carter-Young

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor


    • Date: Thursday, January 20, 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

      Sean Cooper

      The Traveling Team, Fayetteville AR

      Sean and his wife Meredith have spent the last decade traveling the entire Continental U.S. casting mission vision with Traveling Team. They have a two year old daughter named Haven. Sean graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Communication. He has short term exposure in India and Indonesia. Sean continues to travel nation wide speaking to students and churches. When not speaking he serves alongside The Traveling Team Leadership as the Director of Ministry Advancement. He is working on a Masters Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary.

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      Date: Thursday, January 27, 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

      Charles B.

      , Pittsboro NC

      Charles B. has been involved in mission work since 1980. He has lived and worked abroad doing long- and short-term missions in China, Latin America, Eastern Europe, India and Africa. Charles is a consultant in Business-as-Mission and cross-cultural issues and mentors individuals and agencies involved in missions and Kingdom Business around the globe.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 3, 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

      Lisa Moore

      Lisa Morgan Moore Ministries, Wilmington NC

      I am a speaker and a preacher, but my passion is to teach the Bible! I'm a licensed minister, currently studying at Regent University pursuing a Masters in Divinity. It was there that the mission of God to bless the whole world through Israel (and subsequently, believers in Christ) became real to me. I firmly believe every Christian has a role to play in completing God's mission of reconciling sinners to Himself and overcoming evil. We live in hope in the "already" but "not yet" of God's kingdom, when God has already overcome evil but we do not yet see that fullness on the earth. On a personal note, I an an NC native, wife of 26 years, and mom to two adult children (one with autism). I am fluent in Spanish and long to travel to Spanish speaking nations to teach and to preach!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 10, 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).

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      John Pflug

      Windermere Presbyterian Church, Wilmington NC

      I have been married to my wife Brittany for 13 years; we have three children, two of whom we adopted after fostering for two years. Although I have been an ordained Presbyterian minister for 10 years it has been in the last few years that God opened my eyes through Perspectives to consider His heart for global missions. In casting a vision for global engagement, our church has joined Global Education Ministries to support a school and strengthen the young evangelical church in Oaxaca, Mexico, home to the largest number of unreached people in North America.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 17, 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.

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      Brad Thurston

      Globe Mission, Hampstead NC

      Brad has served most of his life on the mission field, first as an MK in Lebanon, and then for 36 years in Europe. He has served as an evangelist, church planter, and then as the founder and director of European mission agencies in Germany, GB, and Switzerland. In this capacity he and his wife Jan have been involved in training, sending, and serving missionaries around the Globe.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 24, 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.

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      Glen

      Open Door Libraries, Clemmons NC

      Through his young adult years God developed within Glen a passion for the lost and a love for other cultures that eventually led to him serving in cross-cultural ministry for most of his adult life. Glen is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School at Hope International University, husband of Wendy, and a father of three wonderful daughters.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 3, 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.

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      Jimmy R.

      Pioneers, Athens GA

      Jimmy currently serves in the Balkans with Pioneers on a team that aims to glorify God by multiplying disciples of Jesus throughout the former Yugoslavia. Their current vision is to see no place left in Balkans without access to the gospel of Christ. The team primarily does this by seeking to catalyze a uniquely Balkan movement of reproducing churches throughout the Balkans AND by equipping local believers with simple Biblical principles for making obedient disciples of Jesus Christ. Jimmy and his wife have been serving overseas with their three children since January 2017. Before his work with Pioneers, Jimmy worked with Cafe 1040 for eight years. While serving stateside as a mobilizer and missions coach Jimmy developed a passion for helping individuals find their fit with serving cross culturally. For that reason, when he's in the USA for home assignment, he loves engaging with those in the American church to find where they might fit best fit into God's Global Great Commission work.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 10, 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

      Kathie Baggott

      Varied/ ESL , Raleigh NC

      B.A. in History. Studied civilizations and theology at the graduate level. Field experience throughout Asia and the Pacific. Currently mentors English Language (ESL) instructors and is associated with refugee resettlement organizations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 17, 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.

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      Kel Steiner

      YWAM, Myrtle Beach SC

      Kel is an apostolic leader in the Body of Christ who travels internationally as a conference speaker and teacher while serving as an elder for Youth With A Mission’s (YWAM’s) Asia-Pacific Field. Kel pioneered YWAM bases in the Philippines and Micronesia during the 1970's and 1980’s. He then served as Dean of Mission at Faith Bible College and was New Zealand Director for Asian Outreach. Kel and his wife Kristyn, who is from Illinois, helped re-pioneer and directed YWAM in Restenas, Sweden from 1998-2003. They are currently directing a new YWAM ministry and training center in Myrtle Beach, SC, USA.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 24, 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

      Walter Scott

      Wilmington NC

      456Walter Scott began his Perspectives experience in 1984 at the USCWM. While there, he joined a newly formed company with a heart for Muslims; two years later he found himself as a single man on a small, Asian island with a newly formed team from the same company. Why? Because he loved Muslims and the team needed someone who knew about goats. Later, he returned to the field with his family as a team leader in Central Asia. Upon returning to the States he has worked as a representative for his company that he formerly worked with on the field. Currently, he helps with a Perspectives class in NC and assists his three adult sons who are all on the Autism Spectrum. His love for Muslims has never dimmed and comes through in his teaching.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 31, 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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      Cary Ramsay

      Pre-Field Coach-Pioneers , Wilmington NC

      Cary served in Ethiopia with Pioneers from 2008-2012 and has been on the U.S. team as a Pre-Field Coach ever since. While living in Ethiopia, Cary started an anti-trafficking program for young women and worked with ministry providing holistic care to HIV affected families in the slum of the capital city. Cary currently coaches long-term candidates going to Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia Pacific, and Oceania. Cary has also worked for a domestic anti-trafficking organization that focuses on providing services for victims in Southeast North Carolina. Cary serves on the board of directors for Love Justice International. She is married and has one son. They currently live in Wilmington, NC.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 7, 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

      John Hazelwood

      Pioneers, Myrtle Beach SC

      John and his wife Pat are with Pioneers. Perspectives had an integral part of their journey in missions. They served as Member Care Coordinators for the Islands of Southeast Asia and lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They now live in Myrtle Beach, SC and are the Pre-Field Marriage Coaches for Pioneers appointees where they help future missionaries develop healthy patterns for marriage and ministry cross-culturally.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 14, 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.

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      William Weldon Smith

      The Bridge Church, Wilmington NC

      Since 1974, Bill and his wife Susan have worked among unreached people groups. Appointed by the International Mission Board, they served as church planters in Thailand, moved to Hong Kong where they managed a pilot project to reach “closed” areas of China, then moved to Singapore where Bill trained Strategy Coordinators including nationals focused on reaching unreached people in their own countries. After retiring from 33 years with the IMB, Bill served as Vice President for Church Planting with East-West International Ministries until 2013. He continues to train and consult foreign and national workers across the world.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 21, 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.

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      April Rivenbark

      International Mission Board (IMB), Burgaw NC

      April and Richard and their two sons (now adults) served with IMB for 21 years, mostly in South Asia. They have been involved in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting among unreached people groups in 2 Muslim majority countries, 1 Hindu majority country, and 1 Buddhist majority country. They are now transitioning to a ministry serving unreached peoples in major US cities, but their hearts will continue to be with the unreached/unengaged peoples of the world, especially those of South Asia. They hope to engage with Perspectives students to learn and encourage one another in joining God in reaching the nations and bringing the lost into His kingdom for His great glory!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 28, 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

      Evans Baggs

      Port City Community Church, Wilmington NC

      Evans graduated from Gateway Seminary in 2012 with a Masters in Educational Leadership. He has been honored to have travelled to 11 countries and 5 continents to "come & see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men" (Psalm 66). His passions include the local church, neighborhood hospitality, caring for missionaries well and seeing the Name of Jesus taken to the unreached people groups of the world. His role at PC3 is to prayerfully cast vision & mobilize the church to engage in making disciples of all nations.

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      Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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      Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022

      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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