Omaha, NE // S22    Spring 2022
Looking for your assignments? Sign In
PERSPECTIVES
on the World Christian Movement


SUNDAYS, JANUARY 23 - *MAY 9, 2022
*NOTE: Lesson 15 will be on MONDAY May 9th due to Mother's Day

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What is Perspectives ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
 
Join us and experience God's heart for all peoples and encounter the momentum of the WORLD CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT. Perspectives will open the eyes of your heart with fresh knowledge and understanding of God's unchanging purposes and why they're relevant to your life.

Perspectives allows you to hear from 15 different instructors over the course of 15 weeks. Perspectives is for believers from all walks of life. Hear how God has been and continues to work throughout the world. Learn more about God's kingdom and His glory. Find out what your part is in this exciting movement. No matter who you are or what you do, Perspectives will help you learn how to live for GOD'S KINGDOM.


Class Info

Date: Sunday, January 23, 2022

Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Candlewood Church 5051 F St. Omaha NE 68117

Contact: Amanda Rutter

(402) 913-7720

 
    • Instructor


    • 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

      Jon Hardin

      Frontiers, Highlands Ranch CO

      Dr. Jon Hardin is the National Communications Specialist for Frontiers. He has served in full-time missions work for over 25 years. Jon regularly speaks and teaches in churches, conferences, and various training events around the world--he has taught over 30,000 Perspectives students. Jon has a passion for seeing local churches and ordinary Christians step into strategic roles in the global missions enterprise. Jon is an ordained minister, holds a PhD from the VU University in Amsterdam, and did post-graduate studies at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague. He is also a graduate of Denver Seminary. Jon is a CPA and prior to going into full-time ministry he worked for IBM Corporation for nine years.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 23, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Brother Ben

      WoT, Lincoln NE

      Nebraska native that met Jesus in Middle School and started a wonderful journey under his loving Lordship. Perspectives and other discipleship during college years opened my heart to God's glory among the nations. Other roles I am currently enjoying are husband, father, church member, ESL teacher, and cross cultural community developer.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Kerry Relihan

      Midwest District EFCA, Lincoln NE

      Pastor Kerry Relihan served as Lead Pastor of Stromsburg Evangelical Free Church for over 28 years before becoming a church consultant in the Midwest District EFCA. He has had local, regional, national and international experience in mobilizing churches to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 6, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Tara Rye

      Global Friends, Omaha NE

      Tara’s love for a good story makes her heart sing. She incorporates biblical storying along with inductive Bible study methods in small groups at church, in a homeless shelter, on mission trips, on the radio, and at speaking engagements. Tara is the Training Coordinator for Global Friends, a ministry that reaches international students on college campuses. She is an adjunct professor at Nebraska Christian College. She is also an Executive Coach with Cru and the President/Founder of Cultivating Hearts Ministries. Tara is an author and speaker. She was the former Dean of Women at Grace University and the professor for Orality. Feel free to contact her at www.tararye.com.She was the former Dean of Women at Grace University and the professor for Orality. Feel free to contact her at www.tararye.com.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 13, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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



      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Jordan Schlake

      Lincoln NE

      Jordan grew up in a small town church with a big heart for missions. That global outlook has continued with him in his career in international trade development where he gets to see God at work in people and places around the world. He has a particular heart for the Japanese people and he enjoys using his language skills to get to know the Japanese community living in Lincoln.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Darrell Racey

      Christar, Lincoln NE

      Darrell and Ruth worked in the Middle East for 26 years, witnessing and gathering believers into fellowship groups. They now work with Arabic speaking refugees in Lincoln, NE, from Muslim, Yazidi, Christian and Sabean (followers of John the Baptist) backgrounds.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Andrew Herbek

      Perspectives, Omaha NE

      God took this farm boy from the middle of nowhere in Nebraska and sent him to serve among an unreached people group in East Asia doing ethnographic research. God used this experience to shape Andrew into a mobilizer and sent him back to North America to equip the body of Christ back home to engage and participate with God in His global purpose. Andrew is a member of Perspectives and serves on the Curriculum Revision Team. He has a Masters of Divinity and a MA in Intercultural Studies, and has field experience in thirteen countries. His heart is that of an educator and discipler, and he desires is to see Christ named and known by all the peoples of the earth, so that Christ can be loved and obeyed within all the peoples of the earth.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Laura Clause

      Global Hues Market, McCook NE

      Laura has always found herself passionate about engaging with people from all cultures and languages around the world. She is a Perspectives Alum who turned her Perspectives Project into a business so that she could use her voice to ignite change in the world. Global Hues Market's focus is on poverty elimination, orphan prevention, and trafficking abolition by creating jobs through retail partnerships. Laura lives with her husband, Matt and their five young children in McCook, Nebraska.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      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.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Wayne Edwards

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Colorado Springs CO

      Translation and Scripture Engagement Consultant with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Wayne and his family pioneered in a Muslim UPG in West Asia before a medical crisis brought them back to the States. Wayne now serves remotely in leadership development and checks indigenous translations. He has to avoid family and work identifiers here but will share more of the story in person. "Taking Perspectives back in the mid '90's, then coordinating two classes, has inspired and shaped everything we've done in ministry. It is an incredible privilege to now bring a report of God's faithfulness from the field. Still have stars in my eyes about the vision of Psalm 67!"

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 3, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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.

    • Instructor

      Pamela Franks

      Embrace the Nations, Founder, in Omaha, NE www.embracethenations.com, Omaha NE

      Pam began her call to missions in Guatemala, Central America. She led medical missions for a large Christian organization during a time of civil war in that country. Both of her children were born there. As Missions Director at Glad Tidings Church since 1998, Pam has been able to share her passion to see Jesus lifted up among the nations. Her career as a Registered Nurse and her experience and knowledge of the international community led to instructing professionals and other groups concerning these international populations. In 2009, Pam began a Christian non-profit called Embrace the Nations. The main focus of this ministry is the refugee groups living in the city including Sudanese, Bhutanese, Syrian and refugees from Burma. The needs of refugees are multi-level and complex; Embrace the Nations ministers holistically with evangelism always the priority. Pam also speaks publicly to raise awareness of refugees.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Andre Houssney

      Horizons International, Boulder CO

      André was born in Beirut, Lebanon during that country's civil war between Muslims and Christians. The son of a Lebanese father and an American mother, André was raised with an understanding of the complexities of cross-cultural communication. His ministry teaching and training with Horizons International has taken him to over 40 countries including four years spent ministering in his native Lebanon. Andre and his Thai-American wife Vanee have three boys; Elias, Silas and Ezra. Andre is also working on agricultural and business projects to establish the viability of the national churches and their missions programs. These Fair Trade businesses like Zambeezi and The Zambian Soap Company create funds to support native missionaries to Muslim regions.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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



      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 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

      Brett Clemens

      Perspectives Study Program, Kansas City MO

      After spending 9 years in the corporate world as a financial analyst at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, MO, Brett left the corporate world for full-time vocational ministry. He currently serves as the Perspectives Regional Director for the Central Region (KS & MO) and serves as the Interim Regional Director for the Heartland Region (NE & IA) and the North Central Region (ND, SD, & MN). He has a great passion to mobilize the body of Christ to strategic engagement in God’s global purpose.

      b

    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, May 9, 2022

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    • Instructor

    • Class Info

    • Class Info

      • Your Assignments


    • Class Info

      • Your Assignments


    • Class Info

      • Your Assignments


    • Class Info

      • Your Assignments











Copyright 2013 Perspectives Study Program.