Austin, TX // S23    Spring 2023
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Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Antioch Austin (South Campus) 4407 Monterey Oaks, Bldg 2 Austin TX 78749

Contact: Chris Padgett

 
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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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      Brian Hogan

      Disciple Making Mentors, Fayetteville AR

      Brian and Louise Hogan have served in mission since 1987. From the Navajo Tribe to Outer Mongolia, their passion has been to see Jesus glorified and lifted up among those who have never known Him. From 1993-1996 their team pioneered a church planting movement in Erdenet (AIR-DUH-NET), Mongolia that continues to grow under fully indigenous leadership to this day. Their Mongolian disciples are now training and sending out their own missionaries to other unreached people groups. The story of the work in Erdenet can be read in Brian’s book: There’s a Sheep in my Bathtub (Asteroidea Books), and in the case study article – “Distant Thunder: Mongols Follow the Khan of Khans” – on page 695 of your Perspectives Reader.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      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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      Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Kristin Huffman

      Frontier Fellowship, San Antonio TX

      Rev. Dr. Kristin Huffman has been an ordained Presbyterian pastor since 1983, serving 4 churches in CA, LA and TX. She currently serves as a mission mobilizer for Frontier Fellowship and as an Affiliate Professor for Fuller theological Seminary.

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      Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      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, February 14, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Leroy Armstrong

      Proclaiming the Word Ministries, Mckinney TX

      Leroy R. Armstrong, Jr. is a native of Kansas City, MO and resides in the Dallas area with his wife Genena and family. Leroy holds degrees from the University of Kansas (B. S. Electrical Engineering) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.). He is Lead Servant of Proclaiming the Word Ministries (www.proclaimingtheword.com). Leroy has been teaching in the Perspectives Movement since 2007. Leroy has served in pastoral leadership roles in churches for 25 years. He was Director of the International Conference on Expository Preaching, sponsored annually by E. K. Bailey Ministries, Inc. for 5 years. He also owns Charis Communications, LLC, an umbrella business focused on acquiring income producing assets (https://chariscommunications.now.site/home).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Yvonne Huneycutt

      Perspectives Global, Round Rock TX

      Yvonne from Austin, Texas loves mobilizing Christians and entire churches to find and engage their God-designed role for participation in the completion of the Great Commission. Currently on staff with Perspectives Global, Yvonne's varied career experience includes the corporate world, local church ministry, mission ministry, and managing a non-profit organization. She has worked with the Perspectives movement for over 25 years both nationally and internationally. Her overseas field experience includes one year in Russia and travel in 40 nations. She holds a Doctor of Ministry in Missions and Cross-Cultural Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Andy Kampman

      Launch Global and Austin Stone Community Church, Austin TX

      Empowering this generation to bless all nations. Andy and Jamie Kampman did college ministry for 8 years. In 2006, they help start Launch Global and now also works with Austin Stone Community Church as Director of Mobilization. Their strong desire is to see young people engaged in the evangelization of the world! They have four children and live in Austin, TX.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      David Jackett

      Sixteen:Fifteen, Lewisville TX

      After spending 10 years as a professional firefighter/EMT / Fire Marshal in Fort Worth, TX, David left the fire service for full-time vocational ministry. He currently serves as the Director of Mobilization & Operations at Sixteen:Fifteen. David has led more than a dozen trips to Central America doing evangelism, medical and orphan care, firefighter training and church planting. He has helped his church and others develop missionary training and equipping programs and he has spoken to thousands of students and adults across the US and Central America about God’s global mission with a great passion to mobilize the body of Christ to strategic engagement in God’s global purpose.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      William Taylor

      TaylorGlobalConsult, Austin TX

      BRIEF BIO ON WILLIAM (BILL) TAYLOR William D. Taylor, Ph.D., TaylorGlobalConsult, President http://taylorglobalconsult.org; http://taylorglobalconsult.org Mentor and writer, teacher and consultant. 4807 Palisade Dr., Austin, TX 78731 USA 512 801 3004 btaylorgc@gmail.com; http://theglobalpilgrim.com Bill Taylor, a (TCP: third culture person), was born in Costa Rica of missionary parents and has lived 30 years in Latin America. He went to the USA for his senior year of high school, and returned to Latin America after college, seminary and graduate school (Moody Bible Institute, diploma; North Texas University, BA; Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.M.; University of Texas, Austin--Ph.D. in Latin American studies). He is a former Texas staff member of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. From 1968-1985 Bill and his artist wife, Yvonne served 17 years in Guatemala (where their three children were born) in leadership development, theological education and church planting. They served on the founding team of Centro Bíblico el Camino in Guatemala City, their sending church in 1985. Bill and Yvonne have three married adult children and eight grand children. He continues as a visiting professor in seminaries (Seminario Teológico Centroamericano, Trinity School of Ministry, Columbia International University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and missionary training in other nations. From 1986-2006 he served as Executive Director of the Mission Commission of World Evangelical Alliance and for another decade served as MC Senior Mentor as well as coordinating the MC publication program. He is a writer and editor of a number of mission publications in English and Spanish. His publications include Global Mission Handbook: A Guide to Cross-cultural Mission (with Steve Hoke), 2009; lead editor of Sorrow and Blood: Christian Mission in Contexts of Suffering, Persecution and Martyrdom, 2012; Misiones Mundiales, CLASE-SETECA, 2013; co-editor, Spirituality in Mission: Embracing the Life-Long Journey, 2018. At the end of 2016 he concluded his 30 years with the WEA Mission Commission, strongly assured of new callings at this season of his elder life. As founder and president of TaylorGlobalConsult, he now invests most of his time in selective mentoring-apprenticing of key leaders, writing, teaching and consulting with agencies, schools, churches and business-as-mission ventures, and speaking to address key issues of our world today. Yvonne DeAcutis Taylor is a native-born Texan from Dallas. With a university degree in liberal arts/music from the University of North Texas, she is Bill’s full partner serving him as a critical thinker and sounding board, editing his writings, and ministering with him locally and internationally. She and Bill are patrons of the arts and she is an accomplished classical pianist; they enjoy Irish dancing, all things Italian, reading, and photography. She also cherishes her role as a mother and grandmother and being able to serve/love/pray for her family. She is an intercessor and woman of wisdom. Finding themselves in a later stage of life, Bill and Yvonne desire to serve and strengthen Christ’s global Church, locally and globally, and to finish their own race with faithfulness and integrity. December 2017

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Neil Burleson

      Ethnos360, College Station TX

      My family and I served in Papua New Guinea with Ethnos360 for 24 years. We are now serving as mobilizers in College Station, TX.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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 Relyea Miles

      Pioneer Bible Translators, Duncanville TX

      Marsha Relyea Miles is a missionary with Pioneer Bible Translators. Together with her late husband John Relyea, she has served as a Bible translator for the Aruamu people group in Papua New Guinea for 23 years. The Relyeas lived in an Aruamu village, analyzed and created an alphabet for this previously unwritten language, and worked together with local leaders to develop an extensive literacy and scripture-use program, and completed the translation of the New Testament into the Aruamu language. After John's death in PNG, Marsha has continued working as translation advisor to the Aruamu Old Testament team. The full Aruamu Bible was completed and published in 2021. The Bible dedication is being planned in PNG for August 2022. Marsha currently serves as an international translation consultant During 2007 Marsha served as President of the National Missionary Convention. She served as Director of Church Mobilization and Development with PBT for 5 years. Marsha is married to Nathan Miles of the United Bible Societies. She holds a Bachelor of Theology from Ozark Christian College and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington. God has given Marsha a passionate heart for world missions, and a very compelling story to tell, drawn from front-line mission experience, sitting in the dirt in steamy jungles sharing with people about the Lord and translating the scriptures for them. Her inspiring challenge to mission involvement comes through with bold eloquence.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      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, April 18, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Ron Parrish

      Austin TX

      Ron has been married to Janine for 40 years. They have three children and two grandchildren. Ron has served as a church planter and trainer for church planters in Indonesia from 1983-1992, and is currently in that role again since 2012. He served as Senior Pastor at Hope Chapel in Austin from 1993-2000, In 2000 he lead the launch of Hope in the City. Ron led Hope for the Nations for eleven years which was also founded the same year - 2000. He is author of "From Duty to Delight: Finding Greater Joy in Daily Prayer". Despite what Jesus told us, Ron has two Masters, one in Theology and one in Missiology, both from Fuller Seminary.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 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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      Stephen Samuel

      Free Life Missions, Beaumont TX

      Dr. Stephen Samuel serves as the executive pastor at Community Church in Orange, TX. He has a passion for preaching the gospel and his teachings compel audiences to leave behind a nominal faith and pursue a life of encountering Jesus. With years of travel into unreached nations, Stephen’s global perspective provides a unique approach to unfolding the Scriptures and communicating Biblical truths. Along with his wife, Jenilee, and their four boys, they have witnessed God’s direction as they’ve cultivated effective avenues of ministry.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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