Coeur d'Alene, ID // S22    Spring 2022
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"Beginning with God's covenant with Abraham, Perspectives provides the theological foundation so necessary for understanding God's heart for the lost and our mandate to participate in His eternal purpose, the grandest enterprise of human history, global evangelization." Wes Taber - Executive Director, AMF International

CDA Perspectives S22 by Timm Leeder

Class Info

Date: Sunday, January 16, 2022

Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Coeur d'Alene Bible Church 5350 N 4th St Coeur d'Alene ID 83815

Contact: Russ Smyth

(208) 699-8708

 
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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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      Matthew Ellison

      Sixteen:Fifteen, Albuquerque NM

      Matthew was rescued by Jesus when he was twenty-three. Shortly after, he found himself in Ghana, West Africa on the first of what would be many ventures to the mission field. That first trip, Matthew says, "ruined me for anything less than a life lived for God's global purpose." In 1993 he began serving at Calvary of Albuquerque, in New Mexico, where he attended and graduated from their School of Ministry. He worked as the missions pastor at Calvary for nine years, developing and launching a strategic church-wide missions ministry. There he founded LifeLine Missions, an international short-term mission ministry that gave thousands across the country the opportunity to experience the mission field firsthand. Through these ministry opportunities he became extensively involved in short and long-term mission endeavors in countries around the world. Now, he devotes his time to serving local churches across the country by coaching them in strategically focused missions and helping them to discover and use their unique gifts in partnership with others to make Christ known among all nations. Matthew is the President and co-founder of Sixteen:Fifteen, and currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Renee, and their three children, Matthew, Caleigh, and Landin.

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      Date: Sunday, January 16, 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.

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      Jeremy Kestle

      International Students Inc., Moscow ID

      Jeremy got involved in international student ministry in 2014 with Intervarsity and has been Campus Staff with International Students, Inc. since 2019. He has traveled to Nepal and India on several occasions to serve with Real Restoration, a Christian non-profit that serves women and girls at risk for trafficking. His passion is to mobilize the Church to welcome the nations coming to our own neighborhoods.

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      Date: Sunday, January 23, 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.

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      Tyler Pease

      Sunset Bible Church, Tacoma WA

      Tyler has served as the Local & Global Outreach Pastor of Sunset Bible Church since 2008 and is the incoming Regional Director for Perspectives USA in the Pacific NW. He is passionate about how Perspectives has impacted individuals and churches in the Puget Sound area, leading to greater collaboration within the body of Christ. On a personal level, Perspectives has equipped Tyler and his wife, Karen, to engage with the international community in Tacoma, WA through English ministries. Their students represent more than 25 countries, including 7 of the 20 largest unreached people groups.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 30, 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).

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      Mike "Tony" Heath

      Resonate Church, Cheney WA

      Mike "Tony" Heath came to faith in Christ in 2013 as a freshman at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) in Columbia, Missouri. His passion to see freshmen transformed by Jesus Christ as Lord led him to stick around Mizzou as a campus missionary with The Rock Campus Church, where he served from 2016-2020. After taking Perspectives in 2018, he began to see his role as a campus missionary as a strategic role to welcome students from the nations and mobilize graduates to their unique role in fulfilling the Great Commission. In 2020, he moved to the Pacific Northwest to continue reaching the college campus today to win the world to Christ tomorrow with Resonate Church.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 6, 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.

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      Ian Downs

      International Students Inc., Pullman WA

      Ian Downs serves as an Area Director with International Students Inc. In Pullman, WA. Before moving to Pullman, Ian and his wife served in Los Angeles, CA with ISI for 14 years. Previously, he served as an assistant editor with Mission Frontiers magazine.

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      Date: Sunday, February 13, 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.

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      Andy Pearce

      International Students, Inc., San Gabriel CA

      Andy currently serves with International Students, Inc. (ISI) on the campuses of California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA and California State University Los Angeles. He also supervises 18 teams in his role as Southern California Area Director for ISI. In addition, he has made 20 trips to Asia for the purpose of following up with former international students. He has a Masters in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a PhD in International Development from William Carey International University. Andy and his wife have four daughters and one son and live in San Gabriel, CA.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 20, 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.

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      Tom Richards

      Coeur D Alene ID

      Tom is a native of Idaho and the owner of the Snake Pit, Idaho’s longest, continuously operating restaurant. As an economics graduate from Stanford and an education graduate from Idaho State, Tom has an outstanding career of teaching Advanced Placement courses on the mission field in places like Vienna Austria and Seoul South Korea. He, along with his magnificent wife Kirste and their two beautiful daughters have served as church planters in Hiroshima, Japan. Tom has also filled the position of dynamic leader of Youth For Christ. His involvement with Perspectives began in 2016. Tom’s hobbies include worship music, classic cars and wilderness hiking. Because of his accurate research and energetic classroom style Tom is a sought after Perspectives Instructor. (This bio was written by an Idaho Forest Lookout who was paid by Tom’s mother to say nice things)

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 27, 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.

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      Sunny Hong

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Dallas TX

      Born in South Korea, Sunny Hong came to the US in 1983. She was employed in the computer software profession and was active in a local church. At that time Sunny was seeking for God’s call as to how she could be involved in missions. Eventually she felt God’s calling to the ministry of Wycliffe Bible translators. She joined Wycliffe in 1994 and worked as a mobilizer for Koreans in the US and Canada for 12 years. She then was sent to the Philippines to work as a mobilization consultant for the Wycliffe Asia and Pacific areas. While in the Philippines, she sensed God redirecting her ministry to missiology/anthropology. She pursued an intercultural studies Ph.D. program at Biola and after completing these studies, started working as a senior intercultural consultant at SIL International which includes teaching at Dallas International University, in Dallas, TX.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 6, 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.

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      Steve Allen

      Pacific Rim Exchange Services, Spokane Valley WA

      Steve Allen is the current Director of Outreach at Valley Real Life Church and the Executive Director of Pacific Rim Exchange Services in Spokane, Washington. He is a passionate mobilizer and loves to help people pursue the calling that God has placed on their lives. Steve has a deep burden for China as evidenced through the adoption of three of his kids and his leading of teams into China each year.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 13, 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.

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      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: Sunday, March 20, 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.

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      Betty Sue Brewster

      Fuller Seminary (Retired), Vancouver WA

      Retired: Senior Associate Professor of Language and Culture Learning, School of Intercultural Studies. Currently: Language and culture learning consultant Betty Sue has traveled in over 100 countries, teaching and consulting in the area of language and culture learning. Her teaching and writing focus on practical, hands-on learning through relationships.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 27, 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.

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      Miriam Adeney

      Seattle Pacific University, Shoreline WA

      With a Ph.D. in Anthropology and three sons, Miriam Adeney never stops learning. When not conducting her regular courses at Seattle Pacific University, Miriam teaches modules on five continents. She is passionate about training indigenous writers. A prolific speaker who has been invited to many campuses and national and international venues, Miriam also writes, resulting in five books and over 100 articles.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 3, 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.

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      Meredith Johnson

      All Nations, Kansas City MO

      Meredith is the Executive Director of All Nations North America and coaches and trains people to live in loving obedience to Jesus and His commands. She loves 2 Timothy 2:2 and is thrilled by the idea of exponential multiplication! She has lived in the Middle East for seven years and has been engaged with catalyzing Disciple Making Movements among Muslims since 2005. She has a Masters of Divinity with Global Missions emphasis and a Cambridge CELTA ESL Certificate. Meredith co-instructs Perspectives classes with her husband Joshua.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 10, 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.

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      Daniel Baber

      PIONEERS, Richland WA

      Dan B. and his wife arrived as PIONEERS missionaries in the SE Asia in 2006. They and their four children are now relocated in the USA. Dan labors to see the gospel advance among the unreached peoples of the world through mobilization, practical cross-cultural training and theological education of emerging global Christian leaders.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 24, 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.

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      Carlos Calderon

      Partners International, Spokane WA

      Born in Central America, grew up during a civil war time, came to faith in Jesus with some other 30 friends in the neighborhood, and became active in evangelism, eventually joined a church and was impacted by the missionary call while at the university. Came to the USA for post-grad education and moved to a Muslim country. Now cooperates with indigenous movement work in some 60 countries in the Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist world, consistently resulting in thousands of decisions for Christ, and national indigenous church planting movements.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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      Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022

      Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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