North Houston, TX // F22    Fall 2022
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Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Location: Champion Forest Baptist Church 15555 Stuebner Airline Road FL 102 Houston TX 77069

Contact: Robert Harper

281-408-3983

 
    • Registration & Orientation

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      Registration & Orientation

    • Instructor

      Don McDonald

      The Woodlands TX

      Don McDonald served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru) for 17 years, where he began their international summer missions program, growing it from 15 to over 1000 students sent per year. He also wrote Campus Crusade's first international travel manual. He has personally studied the holy books of most major religions; and his ministry, teaching, and speaking have taken him to 30 countries and most continents. He holds a PhD in sociology from Texas A&M and a master’s in Biblical Studies from The International Christian Graduate University (CRU). He has served as elder at several churches, and currently leads the apologetics program at Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy in Magnolia, TX. His heart is for those whose culture forbids examining Jesus, and his favorite way to cross that barrier is through helping adults develop English speaking skills, both in the US and online internationally.


    • Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

      Time: 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

    • 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

      Jarrett Stephens

      Houston TX

      Dr. Jarrett Stephens is the Senior Pastor of Champion Forest Baptist Church. Pastor Jarrett previously served as Teaching Pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, in Plano, Texas. Jarrett graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark., with a bachelor of arts in biblical studies and psychology. He received his master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2006 and his doctorate of ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary in January 2012. Jarrett is the author of two books, including his newest book, 'The Always God: He Hasn’t Changed'.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Greg Despres

      East-West Ministries International, Cypress TX

      Dr. Greg Despres is the Regional Director of the North American Field for East-West. He lives in Cypress and also directs the Houston East-West Team. Greg has formerly served as a Lead Pastor, Missions Pastor, and Youth Pastor. He is married to Alli and they have 5 kids. Both Greg and Allison have a desire to see people get mobilized for Great Commission service.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Boto Joseph

      Global Gates Network, Elmhurst NY

      Boto Joseph immigrated from India to the United States at the age of 20. Sensing a call into ministry, he received formal theological training and graduated with an M.Div in 2009. That same year, he married Lisha, and they moved to Queens, NYC to make disciples among South Asians in Jackson Heights, a diverse neighborhood named “the one city block that holds the world.” With a vision to reach the least-reached peoples, the Josephs joined Global Gates Network and planted Jackson Heights Community Church. This church plant has seen many South Asians come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Boto is passionate about evangelism, disciple-making, training, and neighborhood community engagement. The Josephs are blessed with two handsome sons and two beautiful daughters.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Kelley Kerr

      , Fulshear TX

      Kelley Kerr has spent the last 16 years in full-time ministry in Texas and New Mexico. She currently serves as the Missions Pastor at Grace Fellowship in Katy, TX focusing on both local outreach and the global adoption of unreached people groups from the 10/40 Window. Kelley enjoys teaching God's Word, encouraging others to understand the importance of the 10/40 Window and how the local church can join God's work there, and leading missions teams around the world. She has the ability to relate to multi-generations and various denominations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Dale Smith

      Dobbin TX

      Dale Smith has served as lead pastor in local churches for over 30 years along with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters. During that time they also served as a church planters in Louisville, Kentucky and Northern Virginia. Currently he is privileged to serve Cy-Fair Christian Church as Executive Pastor. Dale is passionate about mobilizing people from all walks of life to engage people with the gospel of Christ beginning in their neighborhoods and stretching to the ends of the earth. Dale holds two graduate degrees in missions and evangelism. His passion is to lead the local church to identify and engage unreached people groups with the gospel of Christ. He has been blessed to invest his time and energy in the house church movement in East Asia. He has also been blessed to do work in Kenya, Southeast Asia and Mexico.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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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      David Swanson

      College Station TX

      David is an avid storyteller. As a missions mobilizer he uses story to help people understand God’s global purpose and discover their place in that plan. David grew up as a missionary kid in Panama. A graduate of Texas A&M University, David currently works for his alma mater. He also serves as a volunteer with a campus ministry. He has helped lead short-term student ministry trips and has worked with churches and church-planting ministries in several countries around the world.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Jeff Rollins

      Hope Family Care, Spring TX

      I grew up as a missionary kid in Venezuela and Ecuador. Missions have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. In May of 2014, while preparing to go overseas as missionaries, our 3-month-old daughter Zoe passed away from SIDS. We continued forward with our plans to move to Ecuador as missionaries and moved in October 2014. We stayed there for 2.5 years focused on discipleship multiplication. While we loved our years in Ecuador, we realized that God was changing our hearts. He was beginning to shift our hearts from rapid multiplications to caring for the souls of people. We moved back to Texas in April of 2017 and founded Hope Family Care Ministries (HFC) in September of that year, a ministry focused on supporting child loss families. Since the founding of the ministry, HFC has supported over 500 families around the United States and now in Latin America as well.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      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: Tuesday, October 11, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Michael

      Houston TX

      Michael came to Christ as a freshman at Texas A&M. While attending Texas A&M God began to reveal to him His heart for all peoples and about the unreached peoples of the world. After graduation he attended a missionary training school and upon completion felt the call to advocate for the unreached and mobilize the church in America. Primarily ministering at Texas A&M, Michael spoke at various ministries, taught and coordinated Perspectives, and discipled young men who desired to be long term missionaries. In 2007 he felt called to move to Houston continue to serve God as a layman. He has traveled to numerous countries encouraging friends on the field. In Houston he has been a part of multiple church plants as well as a non-profit focused on ministering to children in foster care. He has been a Perspectives coordinator and Area Representative. He loves to teach the Bible, especially about God's heart for the nations as well as advocating for the unreached people's of the world and encouraging current and future missionaries however he can.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Don McDonald

      The Woodlands TX

      Don McDonald served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru) for 17 years, where he began their international summer missions program, growing it from 15 to over 1000 students sent per year. He also wrote Campus Crusade's first international travel manual. He has personally studied the holy books of most major religions; and his ministry, teaching, and speaking have taken him to 30 countries and most continents. He holds a PhD in sociology from Texas A&M and a master’s in Biblical Studies from The International Christian Graduate University (CRU). He has served as elder at several churches, and currently leads the apologetics program at Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy in Magnolia, TX. His heart is for those whose culture forbids examining Jesus, and his favorite way to cross that barrier is through helping adults develop English speaking skills, both in the US and online internationally.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Ken

      Pioneers International, Plano TX

      Ken has walked alongside Hindus for over a decade. He loves helping Hindus in their spiritual journeys and teaching others how to better love and serve their Hindu friends.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Jimmy Dorrell

      Texas Christian Community Development Network, Waco TX

      Jimmy & Janet Dorrell moved into an low-income neighborhood in Waco, TX, in 1978, and founded and is now president emeritus of Mission Waco, a large urban Christian community development organization with 16 programs and 80 staff, with work among the addicted, unemployed, homeless, sick, illiterate and unchurched. In 1992, The Dorrells planted Church Under the Bridge in 1992 as an outdoor church meeting under the Interstate 35 and S. 4th Street underpass (currently meeting at the Magnolia Silos until Summer 2022). As pastor, the church now has 275 very diverse attendees. Dorrell also founded the statewide Texas Christian Community Development Network. As an adjunct professor at Truett Theological Seminary and Baylor, he teaches Christian community development, missions, and community engagement classes. Dorrell has written four books, including "Commonwealth: Transformation through Christian Community Development;" "Dead Church Walking," "Trolls and Truth" and "Plunge2Poverty." The couple, married 43 years, also continue to work in Haiti, India, and MxCity. They have four children (one deceased) and 10 grandchildren.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Josh D

      TRIAD , Parker CO

      As a successful water resource engineer over ten years, Josh pursued the ‘American Dream’ and oversaw water development projects throughout the United States. He took his first trip to the Himalayas in November 2011 and he had a crisis of encounter that turned his world upside right. From that moment, his life shifted into the passionate service of seeing Christ exalted at the top of the world. For almost 10 years, Josh served as Executive Director for a ministry that addressed both urgent physical and spiritual needs among Tibetan Buddhist unreached people groups. Today, Josh is fortunate to serve as the Executive Director for an organization birthed from the foundational work continuing in the Himalayas that is mobilizing, equipping, and deploying Christ followers to the hardest to reach places and people groups while also propelling indigenous-led work at the frontlines of Kingdom advancement.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      Jerry Squyres

      Innovative Mission Opportunities, Pearland TX

      Four years working with university students in Taiwan, Twenty plus years on church staff with emphasis on missions, Nineteen and a half years mobilizing short-term mission teams...last sixsteen years plus to closed countries/unreached people groups. Founded Innovative Mission Opportunities (www.imoi.org) in 1998. Founded Innovative Humanitarian Solutions (www.innovativehs.net) in 2002.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 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

      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.

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      Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

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