Augusta, GA S22    Spring 2022
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Date: Monday, January 10, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Crossroads Fellowship Church Augusta 3875 Wrightsboro Road Augusta GA 30909

Contact: Sharon Thomas

 
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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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      Date: Monday, January 10, 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.

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      Ryan Breland

      Greenwood SC



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      Date: Monday, January 17, 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.

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      Myrtle Smalls

      , Covington, GA

      Ever since the Lord called her with the Scripture, “…Whom Shall I send, and who will go for US? Then I said, here am I; Send Me…” Myrtle has taken that call seriously. She is willing to leave the ninety-nine in pursuit of the one soul. She has a burden to see the body of Christ, particularly the African-American community, mobilized, trained, equipped, activated, and released to the nations of the earth in fulfillment of the Great Commission. God has provided opportunities for her to travel throughout the world declaring the glory of God in London, Tunisia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Dominican Republic, Peru, Belgium, India, Trinidad-Tobago, Jamaica, China/Tibet, Ethiopia, Brazil and among the Poarch Creek American Indians. Her local evangelistic service has involved prisons, hospitals, homeless shelters, door-to-door, bridges, various street outreaches, convalescent homes and local work among the refugee communities. Myrtle is a graduate of the World Outreach Church for All Nations Missions Training School (1995), US Center for World Missions Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (1998) and The Campus Crusade for Christ (MAC) Missions Training program (1999). She previously served as the Evangelism Director (1997-2004) and Missions/Evangelism Pastor (2005-2011) for the Total Grace Christian Center in Decatur, Georgia and now currently serves as the Missions/Evangelism Coordinator for Kingdom Harvest Outreach Ministries in Stockbridge, Georgia under the leadership of Pastor Ramone and Dionne Preston. She also serves on the Board of Directors for The Family Heritage Foundation, Inc. in Clarkston, Georgia which reaches out to the large international refugee community. She a native of Charleston, South Carolina and currently resides in Covington, Georgia. Myrtle attended the University of South Carolina and is employed by Barrow County Government.

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      Date: Monday, January 24, 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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      Date: Monday, January 31, 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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      Gene Jennings

      TrueNorth Church, North Augusta SC

      Gene has served churches in Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina. He has spoken and served throughout the U.S. He has spoken and served in many countries over the years and traveled to every continent except Antarctica. Gene is the Associate Pastor of TrueNorth Church in North Augusta, SC. He is the author of 4 books, Discovering God's Plan, The God Robbers, Laughing With Sarah, and Timely Words. He is a graduate of USC-Aiken and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Beth have 2 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

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      Date: Monday, February 7, 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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      Danny Armstrong

      Globe International, Trenton SC

      Danny and Judy Armstrong ministered overseas first in Indonesia helping launch a Bible Institute that grew to 500+ students. Then while living in Penang, they partnered with others to start the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, training, mobilizing, and facilitating a church planting team focused in S. Thailand, while directing Field Training for Bethany Int’l University. In 2004, Danny and Judy launched Perspectives in Augusta, GA. Danny and Judy now coordinate Interns and Training as part of the Leadership Team with Globe International in Pensacola, FL.

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      Date: Monday, February 14, 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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      Date: Monday, February 21, 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.

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      Sarah Pascual

      Stone Mountain GA

      Sarah serves as the Executive Director of her church, Resonate Atlanta and is on the Leadership Team of Women in the Window International. She and her husband, Jonathan, have four kids and live near the international community of Clarkston.

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      Date: Monday, February 28, 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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      Edward Smither

      Columbia International University, Irmo SC

      Ed Smither is Professor of Intercultural Studies, History of Global Christianity and Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University. Ed spent 14 years in intercultural ministry in France, North Africa, and the USA. He has authored, edited, or translated 11 books, including Christian Mission: A Concise Global History, Mission as Hospitality, and Mission in the Early Church. Ed is married to Shawn and they have 3 kids (Brennan, Emma, and Eve). Ed enjoys biking the backroads of Columbia, following Clemson football, and listening to modern rock and old hymns.

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      Date: Monday, March 7, 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.

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      Ted Wingo

      Ethnos360, Columbia SC

      Ted and Sharon Wingo have worked for almost 25 years with New Tribes Mission in a remote village in the mountains of northern Mexico among the Western Tarahumara. Their interest in missions grew while they were at Columbia International University (where they met), then became more focused on unreached people groups while Ted was completing his ThM at Dallas Theological Seminary. After he graduated, Ted and Sharon took the missionary training offered by New Tribes Mission and moved in among the Tarahumara to learn their language and culture and to translate Scripture – all with the goal of reaching one more people group with the Good News of Jesus! To gain more insight into the issues facing the new, indigenous believers, Ted enrolled in the DMin program at TEDS (Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary), finishing the coursework and graduating while continuing with translation, Bible teaching, and discipleship. Sharon helped with translation, taught Bible, and developed and taught a Tarahumara literacy program.

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      Date: Monday, March 14, 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.

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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: Monday, March 21, 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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      Samuel Rai

      Clarkston GA

      Samuel Rai was raised in a Bhutanese refugee camp in Nepal for the first 15 years of his life then moved to India. With the help of KY Refugee Ministries, he moved to Louisville, KY. Samuel earned a BS in Biblical Studies & is working on an MDiv. In Louisville, he served as director of GLOCAL Ministry with Youth for Christ, helped plant & pastor a Nepali church. Currently, Samuel is the minister of Discipleship at CIBC. He & his family are passionate about reaching the nations with the gospel. Samuel is developing tools for indigenous leaders to minister to people that others cannot reach.

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      Date: Monday, March 28, 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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      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: Monday, April 11, 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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      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: Monday, April 18, 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.

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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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      Date: Monday, April 25, 2022

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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