Knoxville, TN S23    Spring 2023
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Date: Monday, January 23, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Village Church 1705 Merchants Drive Knoxville TN 37912

Contact: Breana Henderson

(865) 806-3530

 
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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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      David Outlaw

      The Hanna Project/FWBIM, LaVergne TN

      David graduated from Welch with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries in 1992. He and Angie moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to attend Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated with and Master of Divinity in 1995. He went on to complete a Ph.D. in Theology in 2001. During and after their seminary studies, David and Angie pastored in Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee. It was during their pastorate at Heads FWB Church in Cedar Hill, Tennessee, that God led them toward international ministry. David and Angie Outlaw served five years as fulltime career missionaries sharing the gospel and teaching national leaders in Central Asia. Visas became increasingly difficult to obtain for their creative access country. As it became evident that living in Central Asia fulltime was not feasible, David and Angie transitioned to a new role with FWBIM—Global Education Specialists. This role allows them to continue with an “in and out” strategy for Central Asia, which has less than 0.1% evangelical believers. It also allows them to work in Russia, Panama, Cuba, South Korea, and other countries where Free Will Baptists have ministries. David’s primary role focuses on the training of national believers in biblical foundations and ministry principles.

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      Date: Monday, January 23, 2023

      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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      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 also the Missions Director at Restoration Church in Alpharetta. She is passionate about the unreached, mobilization, and God's heart for the nations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, January 30, 2023

      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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      Jonathan Wilbur

      Frontiers, Nicholasville KY

      We have a passion to glorify God and see the Gospel of the Kingdom break-through in every people group living in our world today. For 20 years we have lived, loved, suffered, served, and enjoyed the blessings of following Jesus to the edges of the Kingdom where we have witnessed and experienced the life changing power of the Gospel and the truth that all the “promises of God are YES and AMEN in Christ Jesus”. During this time we led a church planting team among two unreached people groups in Central Asia. We are now overseeing teams in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Georgia, involved in mobilizing and training church planters to new unengaged Muslim people groups and preparing ourselves to begin a new work among Persian speakers.

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      Date: Monday, February 6, 2023

      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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      Joseph Edwards

      Knoxville TN

      A Knoxville native, Joseph encountered Christ in a powerful way as a teenager. Years later, God interrupted his university studies of marketing and advertising to study the Word and advance Christ's Kingdom. He left home to minister in the Arab world in 1981. Along with his wife, he has served in Europe, North Africa, Central America and The Arab Gulf. They have four adult children and one grand-daughter. Joseph took the Perspectives course in the early 80’s and has been involved with the Perspectives movement in the US and abroad since then.

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      Date: Monday, February 13, 2023

      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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      Steve Hawthorne

      Austin TX

      Steve Hawthorne serves as the director of WayMakers, a prayer and mission mobilization organization in Austin, Texas. He's the author of the widely used prayer guide called Seek God for the City. After co-editing the course and the book Perspectives on the World Christian Movement in 1981, he launched “Joshua Project,” a series of research expeditions among unreached peoples in world class cities. He co-authored, with Graham Kendrick, the book Prayerwalking: Praying On-Site With Insight. He has helped leaders in numerous cities unite and sustain life-giving prayer for entire communities. With humor and seasoned wisdom, he speaks with living passion for the greater glory of Jesus. He says of his ministry, “I like to commit arson of the heart.”

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 20, 2023

      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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      Bob Mackey

      World Team, Knoxville TN

      Bob serves internationals and refugees in Knoxville TN with the International Neighborhood Network of World Team. In addition to ministering among internationals, Bob enjoys teaching and coaching in the areas of cross-cultural ministry, spiritual formation, and facilitating church planting movements. Bob and his wife Laura ministered in Moscow, Russia from 1993-2004, training and coaching national leaders to plant multiplying churches. After completing service in Russia, Bob trained missionaries at the Center for Intercultural Training (CIT) from 2005-2010. Bob enjoys outdoor sports like running, hiking and camping.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, February 27, 2023

      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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      Jeff Lewis

      Triad, Rome GA

      Present Ministry: Mobilizer For 17 years Jeff was Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, California Baptist University, and for four years Director of Mobilization at CBU, until the spring of 2019. Other Ministry highlights: Mobilizing & disciple making ministry for 35 years Assisted with training indigenous mobilization leadership and developing field strategies in over 30 countries Planted two churches Instructor/trainer for Perspectives Global Desk Co-founder of Passion conferences Author of God's Heart for the Nations, and Calling: A Scriptural Journey. SBC missions leadership for 14+ years College swimming coach Married to Elaine McClary, for 48 years. We have seven children and 20 grand children, so far.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 6, 2023

      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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      CH Hills

      iFace Ministries, Roswell GA

      Chiu Hea loves to teach in a way that displays the power of God in lives released for God’s glory. After 10 years in Pasadena, CA, at Frontier Ventures, she and Mark moved to Atlanta to raise Brandon and Kimberly. From 2000-2015, they invested in Perspectives, mobilized many to serve refugees from Burma, Nepal, Somalia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Iraq. They also provided homestay to international students learning English in an immersion setting. Recently, after 4 years in Jordan and Malaysia (counseling missionaries and serving refugees), they returned to Atlanta as empty-nesters, encouraging others to go deep with God. They enjoy caring for international students through iFace Ministries, and bringing people together around themes of global significance.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 13, 2023

      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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      Roger Peterson

      STEM Int'l & STEMPress, Saint Cloud FL

      Rev. Roger P. Peterson is a family man, tree house builder, and survivor of the harrowing TWA Flight #841 barrel roll and 35,000-ft accelerated nosedive over Flint, Michigan (April 1979). For more than 40 years, Roger has been in the ministry of mobilizing, recruiting, assessing, training and deploying more than 8,000 missionaries (short-term; mid-term; and long-term to unreached peoples). He founded STEM Int’l in 1984 (STEM Ministries, STEM Share, STEM Training, STEM Press) and has organized/led several other U.S.-based short-term mission networks, including the U.S. Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission. He was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Minnesota, teaching “Short-Term Mission Missiology” prior to relocating to Florida. Roger was also the Director of Mobilization for Converge International Ministries (aka the Baptist General Conference) until 2019, overseeing the recruiting, assessing, training and deployment efforts of missionaries being sent to least-reached people groups of the world. During his time at Converge, Roger also taught support-raising — and helped Converge reduce from more than 4 years, to less than 2 years, the time it took fulltime Converge missionaries to raise 100% of their full support. Roger’s academic credentialing includes: OT/NT Biblical Studies Diploma; B.A., Organizational Leadership; Mini MBA for Nonprofit Organizations; and M.A., Intercultural Leadership. He is a Licensed Minister of the Gospel, and oft-cited expert in Christian short-term missions. Roger is the led co-author of “Maximum Impact Short-Term Mission” and author/co-author within several other books, popular press magazine articles, and one scholarly journal article. He is a contributing author to the 4th edition of the “Perspectives Reader” (Missio Dei or “Missio Me”?, pp. 752-756), the editor of “These Words Changed Everything,” and founding publisher of “Mission Maker Magazine.” Roger is also a church worship musician and an MC1 Nashville music recording artist. He is an accomplished keyboard musician (both pop rock and Christian worship), and was inducted into the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Roger’s recently released music includes “Trinity of Praise — No.1, The Father; No.2, The Son, No.3, The Holy Spirit;” “Chris ’n Iz — A Columbus Day National Ragtime;” “Wintertime in Vienna;” “Mighty Your Deeds (The Song of Moses and the Lamb);” “Jesus is Light;” and “A Hillbilly Love Song.” Roger and his family live have lived in the Orlando Florida area since 2013.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 20, 2023

      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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      Lewis

      YWAM, Cleveland TN

      Lewis served with YWAM for the last 32 years. During that time he has worked in over 25 countries. Lewis pioneered YWAM Chicago in 1992 and spent 20 years ministering among the immigrant communities of Chicago.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, March 27, 2023

      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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      Marsha Woodard

      Wycliffe Bible Translators, Greensboro NC

      Marsha came to faith in Christ in 1979 on a hippie journey to Africa, searching for the meaning of life; three years later she began what would become a life-time career, engaging the globe for her Lord. Marsha has served in Latin America, Europe and North Africa, including the adventure of living in refugee camps in the Sahara Desert. In 2010 she joined Wycliffe Bible Translators, serving their partner Seed Company as Field Coordinator and Training Manager, and currently as Launch Coordinator for Wycliffe USA. Marsha's passion, training and mentoring new cross-cultural workers, led her to author “To Timbuktu and Beyond: A Guide to Getting Started in Missions”, published by William Carey Library, in 2009.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 3, 2023

      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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      Vicky Warren

      MissionNext, Mena AR

      Vicky spent 33 years working in innovative and creative environments from multimillion dollar technology deployments, alliances with technical luminaries such as Steve Jobs, Nicholas Negroponte's MIT media lab, Stanford Research Institute (SRI) and The Walt Disney Studios to entrepreneurial startup businesses. Her primary focus in these organizations included leadership and business development, strategic planning, research and development, innovation and creativity. She became "known" in these organizations for her heart for the Gospel through her daily walk in these high paced and demanding environments. Her passion for Christ took her on a 30-year journey of adventure as she walked on burning coals, assisted with eye clinics in Mexico, participated in medical relief efforts in Bolivia, planted pioneer businesses in Asia and Africa, came face to face with the persecuted church in Orissa, and served widows in the rainforest of Panama. Now she is committed full time to taking the Gospel to the nations through Pioneer Business Planting, building Kingdom businesses, and gobalization!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 10, 2023

      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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      Jose Martinez

      Breath of Life International, louisville KY

      José Y. Martínez está casado con Raquel Martínez y tiene tres hijas: Ester (23), Fe (21) y Zoé (19). Nació en la República Dominicana y ahora reside en la cuidad de Louisville, Kentucky. José es un pastor ordenado, capellán, plantador de iglesias, misionero, evangelista, constructor de comunidades, mentor, visionario, pensador estratégico y constructor de equipos. Fue misionero con CFM entre los hispanos de EE. UU.,. Fue ministro asistente en la Iglesia de Cristo Locust Street en Johnson City, TN, y fundador del ministerio español en la Primera Iglesia Cristiana de Johnson City. Jose fundo la Iglesia Cristiana Breath of Life en Oxnard, California. Trabaja bi-vocacionalmente como fundador y actual presidente de Breath of Life International/Aliento de Vida Internacional (una organización misionera) y Gerente de Proyectos en Vogt Power International. Obtuve una Maestría en Divinidad de la Escuela de Religión Emmanuel en Johnson City Tennessee, una licenciatura de ciencia en Ingeniería Civil - Ambiental, una licenciatura en Física / Ingeniería y en español de la Universidades de Clarkson en Potsdam, New York y SUNY College en Plattsburgh, New York. Actualmente está terminando su doctorado en misiologia en el Seminario Bautista del Sur, donde es maestro asistente. El es el movilizador para el curso de Perspectivas sobre el Movimiento Cristiano Mundial en los estados de Kentucky y Indiana. Pero lo que es más importante, José ama a Jesús y tiene una pasión por hacer discípulos de todas las naciones. Pero la mas importante de Jose Martinez, es que el ama al Señor Jesucristo con todo su corazón y labora para que gente de toda la tierra adoraren y obedezcan a Jesucristo. José Y. Martinez is married to Raquel Martinez and has three daughters: Ester (23), Fe (21), and Zoe (19). He was born in the Dominican Republic. Jose is an ordained pastor, chaplain, church planter, missionary, evangelist, community builder, mentor, visionary, analytical thinker, and team builder. He was a missionary with CFM among US Hispanics, Assistant Minister at Locust Street Church of Christ in Johnson City, TN, Spanish Pastor, and founder of the Spanish ministry at the Johnson City First Christian Church, and founder of Breath of Life Christian Church in Oxnard, California. He works bi-vocationally as the founder and current president of Breath of Life International (a mission organization). I have earned a Master of Divinity from Emmanuel School of Religion, a B.S. in Civil - Environmental Engineering, a B.A. in Physics / Engineering, and Spanish from SUNY College at Plattsburgh. He is currently finishing his doctorate degree in global missions at the Southern Baptist Seminary where he is a teacher assistant. He is the area mobilizer for the Perspectives course on the Christian World Movement. But more importantly, Jose loves Jesus and has a passion for making disciples of all nations. But the most important of Jose Martinez, is that he loves the Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart and works so that people from all over the earth worship and obey Jesus Christ.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 17, 2023

      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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      Curtis Chanda

      Global Teams International, Winter Springs FL

      Curtis Chanda serves as the International Director for Global Teams, a position he took after serving for more than 20+ years among the unreached of Central Asia.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Monday, April 24, 2023

      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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      Trent DeLoach

      Toccoa Falls College, Tucker GA

      Trent DeLoach serves as the lead pastor at Clarkston International Bible Church. He and his family live as missionaries to the international community in Clarkston, GA. Clarkston is known as the most ethnically diverse square mile in America due to extensive refugee resettlement. He has a passion for the nations and a love for all people. You can learn more about Clarkston and CIBC at www.cibcfamily.com

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      Date: Monday, May 1, 2023

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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      Date: Monday, May 8, 2023

      Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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