Macon, GA S22    Spring 2022
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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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      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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      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.

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      Jana Abbott

      Macon GA

      Jana is a wife, a mother of two, an accountant by trade, an Emory grad, a self-professed nerd by nature, and a Bible teacher. She has a passion for missions and loves seeing Christ-followers discover their place in that global purpose and pursue it with discipline. An entrepreneur by education, Jana has started a small candy company, a local school prayer ministry, and, most recently, a web-based Church initiative called The Church Together as well as In The Window Ministries.

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      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.

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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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    • 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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      Brian Johnson

      COMINAD (Cooperative Missions Network), Mcdonough GA

      Dr. Brian Johnson has served the world’s poor, in great urban cities of Africa, Asia, Europe US and the Caribbean. He has been a war trauma counselor, assistant pastor, founded a Bible institute (Liberia), field supervisor for Carver Int’l Mission, and National Coordinator for COMINAD, an int’l mission network. Brian earned advanced degrees from University of Detroit and Carver College and been awarded World Relief’s International Award for lifetime commitment to the world’s poor.

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      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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      Rory Bonte

      Global Frontier Missions, Clarkston GA

      Rory has worked with Global Frontier Missions (GFM) since 2013 in various roles and currently serves as the Director of Training for GFM's Missionary Training School. He lives and ministers in Clarkston, GA which is home to refugees from 60+ countries. He is also on staff of a local church as director of global outreach.

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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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      Adam Suter

      Carrollton Ave Church of Christ, New Orleans LA

      Adam ministers in a multi-ethnic context, seeking to send the entire Church out to be part of God's Kingdom work. He loves to share God's story from Scripture, as well as to help people see God's plan continued through history to today. Adam lives in New Orleans, Louisiana with his wife of 16 years and their three children. As a family, they pray for Muslims. Adam is studying Intercultural Studies with a focus on a peaceful bridge-building approach to relationships with Muslims.

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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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      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, 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.

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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 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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      Nicole Parks

      Cafe 1040, Cumming GA

      God has been calling Nicole to missions since before she was walking with Him. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in International Business and Risk Management. Through studying abroad twice in college, God began to open her eyes to her love of other cultures, languages, and travel. After graduation, she worked in financial services for a few years before God called her into ministry. While working for North Point Ministries, she went on her first short-term missions trip. Through 2 trips to the 10/40 window, God called her into vocational missions. In 2014, she joined the staff of Cafe 1040 first as a mobilizer and then as a team lead. She now serves on their board of directors. She is passionate about the unreached, mobilization, and God's heart for the nations. When she's not traveling around the globe sharing the love of Jesus with the unreached, she is actively involved in her home church with her husband and their three future missionaries.

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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.

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      Date: Thursday, March 31, 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: Thursday, April 7, 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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      Kimberly Klaus

      Columbus GA

      Kimberly loves to see God's healing power touching people's lives through medicine and prayer. Whenever she can, Kimberly treks the globe, where her heart is most alive among the poor. After 2+ years running a medical clinic in Indonesia (the subject of her book “Degrees of Sight”), Kimberly moved to Clarkston, GA, to live among a refugee community, and practice medicine for under-served populations. After subsequently earning a PhD in International Public Health at USF, she moved to SE Asia with her family, where she has lived for 5.5 years. She also enjoys challenging churches and Perspective students to capture God's heart for the world.

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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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      Will Smith

      Atlanta GA

      God called my family to the least reached people of South Asia in 1999. After Bible college and Seminary, moved by the tragedy of 9/11 and prompted by the leading of God's Spirit, we planted our lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh to engage the largest unreached people group in the world, Bengali Muslims. After years of intensely challenging, yet fruitful labor, God directed us to establish a home base for reaching unengaged people groups in the Himalayan mega-city of Kathmandu, Nepal. From there, we traveled widely across Northern India and the "Himalayan Belt" of South Asia to facilitate movements of multiplying disciples and churches. Our vision and driving passion was to see No Place Left where Jesus was not yet known by all and worship by healthy and reproducing disciples from every people group in those regions. As we actively applied God's Word to the way we contributed to His mission, we decided to simply follow the model of what Jesus started and the model his disciples so faithfully imitated. In time, we began to see more and more people groups engaged with the Gospel for the very first time. We saw entire Districts reached by healthy and multiplying churches and we saw cultural "insiders" embrace local ownership for the remaining missionary task among their people. After that, we enjoyed a brief term of establishing missionary leaders in Bhutan, but it was clear that for us, we had come to our own No Place Left moment. Similar to the way Paul was prompted by God's Spirit to entrust the foundations he had laid to the leaders he had established (Romans 15:23; 2 Cor.3:10), God called us to steward a healthy "exit" from the people we dearly loved and the place we still call home. Today, God has called us to step out in faith once again. We resigned from the largest missionary sending organization in the world to join our dearest friends for this exciting new season in our missionary calling. As a member of the e3Partners family, I have been asked to lead our organization's global migration strategy. It has been so fulfilling to empower, equip and mobilize this new generation of missionary leaders! I learn from them every day as we encourage and help one-another to succeed in our localized strategies for engaging the least reached within the global migration phenomena of our day.

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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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      Christen

      Pioneers, Athens GA

      Christen, her husband and their three teenage children live in a small muslim town in south eastern Europe, in an area known as the Balkans. Her family has lived and served among a unreached people group for almost five years. Their small team is a part of a network of teams who follow DMM (disciple making movement) principals to reach their area for Christ. Before her work with Pioneers, Christen worked with Cafe 1040 for eight years. In this role, she served as a mobilizer and as a pre-GO missions coach.. In their last few years with Cafe 1040, Christen and her husband also partnered with Launch Global. In that role, they facilitated a 10-month missionary training program in Athens, GA for three consecutive years. Christen enjoys taking regular Sabbaths, learning about emotionally healthy spirituality, talking in depth about the Enneagram, learning new languages, and reading historical fiction.

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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.

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      Carol S

      Atlanta GA

      For nearly 20 years, along with my husband and 4 children, I have been privileged to be a part of God’s mission to unreached and unengaged peoples: first in South Asia, now locally among diaspora peoples in North America. I have seen firsthand how God raises up unlikely disciple makers to overcome impossible circumstances and embrace their God given identity to make disciples who are now striving to see healthy and multiplying churches among the nations. I am currently the Women’s Development Director for e3 Partners, and a Perspectives Next Step mentor. My husband Will and I have 4 children and are looking forward to welcoming our first grandchild in early 2022. My life verse and passion is to help people discover and understand their identity described in 1 Peter 2:9: But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

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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 9:00 PM

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