Reno, NV // F22    Fall 2022
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Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: LifeChurch Reno 10300 Rio Wrangler Pkwy Reno NV 89521

Contact: Hannah Pike

(775) 247-2196

 
    • Registration & Orientation

      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor

      Dana Minassian

      Reno NV


    • Date: Thursday, August 18, 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

      Robert Blincoe

      Frontiers, Mesa AZ

      Bob led a Frontiers team into northern Iraq following the first Gulf War in 1991. He is President of U.S. Frontiers, living in Phoenix. He has a Ph.D. in History from William Carey International University in Pasadena. He has twice lost on television game shows.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, August 25, 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

      Lee Bridges

      Jonathan Project, Yuba City CA

      International Coordinator for the Jonathan Project ministry. Instructor has 40 years experience in Church Planting ministry with extensive experience doing evangelism and church planting particularly in restricted access contexts. He also trains others to do the same.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, September 1, 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

      Gretchen Jill

      Frontiers, Salinas CA

      Perspectives (1995) first opened Gretchen's eyes to see how her lifelong interest in understanding and enjoying different cultures connected with God’s purposes and glory. She and her husband, David, coordinated the inaugural San Francisco class (1999) and subsequently joined the full-time ministry of Caleb Project, for 7 years, then to the Muslim world with their two children (then 2 and 4), for another 7 years. Returning to the US to battle cancer (2013), Gretchen is now (cancer-free), and is in the Training Department for Frontiers, helping others thrive on the field with effective langua-culture skills.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, September 8, 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).

    • Instructor

      Alvern Vomsteeg

      International Leadership Institute, Diamond Springs CA

      Al served 24 years as a pastor in USA, 7 years missionary pastor in Brazil, and 7 years leading The Mission Society, and retired after 16 years serving with the Int'l Leadership Institute (ILI) training but still active. Christian leaders worldwide. Retired 12/2018

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, September 15, 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.

    • Instructor

      Pastor Raed Awabdeh

      Rancho Cordova CA

      My name is Raed Awabdeh, Licensed and ordained Pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. I was born in the coastal town Banyas in Syria; at the age of 18 I came to the States to continue my education. In 1998 my wife Manar and I began home Bible Study and God anointed the bible study, so it became Church plant. Our Church believes that God loves all people in the world, Christians, Jews, Muslims… and He is calling lost souls to believe in His Son Jesus Christ the One all the prophets testified …everyone who believes in Him will have their sins forgiven...' I just came back from Jordan where I have visited the Syrian Refugees in Jordan, and witnessed the wonderful work of the Church; ministering and reaching out to un-churched brokenhearted, weak, sick, hungry, thirsty and poor in spirit refugees. The Church is demonstrating the love of Jesus and obeying His command “Love your neighbor as yourself”.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, September 22, 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.

    • Instructor

      Don Fisher

      Vision 5:9, Fresno CA

      Don became a Christian in Indonesia through the witness of a local believer, whom he later married. They were missionaries in Indonesia from 1979 to 1993. They taught at the Institut Injil Indonesia. Don has taught in both public and private schools in Malaysia, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. He has traveled and given seminars in Indonesia, the Philippines, China, India, the USA, and Zambia. They currently work with Punjabis and other immigrant groups in the San Joaquin Valley. They have two friendship centers which offer help to immigrants along with English & U.S. citizenship classes.Don is also a member of the Fruitful Practices task force of Vision 5:9.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, September 29, 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.

    • Instructor

      Christine Teng Henson

      Grace Community Covenant Church, Santa Clara CA

      Tina grew up on Long Island, New York, but considered Boston home for most of her twenties. She and her husband John moved to the Bay Area in 2011, never imagining they'd have 3 children here in California! She did her MDiv at Fuller Theological Seminary after studying English literature at Harvard College. She presently serves as an assistant pastor at Grace Community Covenant Church in Los Altos. She is a writer, a spiritual director in training, and a community builder and networker wherever God takes her.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, October 6, 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

      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: Thursday, October 13, 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.

    • Instructor

      Randall McCaskill

      Reno NV

      Randy and Nicole McCaskill have 22 years of experience working cross-culturally as evangelists and disciplers. They have worked with Hindus in Bali, Muslims in Malaysia, and Tibetan Buddhists in China. In the course of their ministry they learned and used various indigenous art, drama, and musical forms in order to communicate the Gospel and Biblical truths. They bring a unique perspective to the trends and issues of missions strategy, raising a family on the field, and interacting with colleagues. Their children, Malcolm, 27 years, and Hilary, 25 years, were raised on the field and participated in ministry with them.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, October 20, 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

      Michael Cutler

      International Friends of Reno, Reno NV

      Michael Cutler has a passion for developing pioneering missions with international students and immigrants in the Reno, Nevada area. He has special interest in creating discipleship experiences that equip local American church members to share their faith cross-culturally with internationals in their community. Additional interest and experience lies in: developing student-based leadership, Muslim and Hindu outreach, Chinese and East Asian cultures. Currently serves as team leader for International Friends of Reno.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, October 27, 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

      Viji Cammauf

      Little Flock, Oakland CA

      Viji Nakka- Cammauf is the President of Little Flock Children’s Homes a ministry to orphans and widows .She is on Faculty at a Christian school in India called the Sam Higginbothams University of Science , Agriculture and Technology in the School of Theology. She teaches doctoral students in the filed of Christian Studies. She is a lecturer and Professor of record for the Perspectives Study Program in Northern California.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, November 3, 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.

    • Instructor

      James Ardill

      SIM USA, Woodland CA

      Jim was born and raised in Nigeria; has served with SIM in Liberia and Ethiopia as SIM Development Administrator, and Sudanese Ministries Manager. From 2003 to 2020, Jim has been recruiting believers, mobilizing churches and speaking in the SW region and in Bolivia Perspectives. From 2020 to present, Jim is working with refugees from the Middle East, particularly with sports outreach to refugee children and their families in Sacramento.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, November 10, 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.

    • Instructor

      Mark Leighton

      Placerville CA

      Mark and Becky served in Thailand with OMF (an international and interdenominational mission agency) from 1985 until 2017. They established two churches in Central Thailand. Then as regional leaders for OMF work in Central Thailand helped others establish new churches. Finally, as OMF Thailand Field Directors established training programs for missionaries and Thai Christians to help them establish new and reproducing churches. They served in each of these roles about ten years and are now retired, living in Placerville. Mark continues to serve OMF as a volunteer.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, November 17, 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.

    • Instructor

      Wes Watkins

      Wheaton IL

      Wes is an editor of books on ministry to Muslims and understanding movements. As a missiologist with One Collective for more than 20 years, he currently serves in theological education, training Arab World leaders for ministry in the region. Wes is the founder and a facilitator of the Motus Dei Network (https://MotusDei.Network) and is a researcher at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, December 1, 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

      Sam Earp

      Church Resource Ministry, San Jose CA

      I have an extensive background in every facet of church missions. Currently consult with several Bay Area California churches. I founded the National Association of Mission Pastors and currenlty seve as a network consultant for the Bay Area Mission Network. Consultant for the Californai Assoiciation of Mission Pastors Preach, teach and consult in mission related fields.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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      Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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