Raleigh, NC // S23    Spring 2023
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Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Refugee Hope Partners - Welcome Center Falls Village Shopping Center Left hand side Raleigh NC 27624

Contact: Joe Parrillo

(919) 771-4807

 
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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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      Adam Hoffman

      Perspectives, Garner NC

      Adam was transformed by Perspectives in 2005. More than a missions course, this class was discipleship into God's Kingdom purposes - and the best premarital counseling they had. Adam and his wife Melissa were married that summer and joined with Frontier Ventures (from the legacy of the US Center for World Mission), where they have been on staff since. He currently co-directs the Southeast region of Perspectives with Melissa. Adam and Melissa are passionate about people understanding and living out God's global purposes. More at staff.frontierventures.org/hoffman

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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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      Coty Pinckney

      Desiring God Community Church, Harrisburg NC

      With a doctorate in the economics of poor countries, Coty worked with developing country governments in Africa and Asia for two decades. During the 1990's God called him out of economics into a full-time preaching and teaching ministry. The Pinckneys served as missionaries in Cameroon during 2001/02. Coty returned to the Charlotte area in 2002 to plant Desiring God Community Church. Coty also partnered with David Voth of Steele Creek Church to bring the Perspectives course back to Charlotte after a long hiatus. In addition to his pastoral work and his service with Perspectives Charlotte, Coty is involved in training and equipping pastors in India, Indonesia, and elsewhere. Coty and his wife Beth have six children and nine grandchildren, and live in Harrisburg, NC.

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    • Class Info

      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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      Joe Parrillo

      College Ministry, Garner NC



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    • Class Info

      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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      Matt W.

      , Winston-Salem NC

      Matt serves as the Missions Pastor at Calvary in Winston-Salem, NC. He along with his wife & their 3 kids served in South Asia for 7 years as IMB missionaries. Their family's lifetime mission statement is to grow as disciples & make disciples of Jesus Christ of the least reached people.

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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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      Richard Kronk

      Gainesville GA

      Rick and his wife, Denise, spent 17 years in Europe as church planters with Christar in France among North African Muslim immigrants. They served on church planting teams in Lyon, Grenoble, and Mulhouse, France. In addition, Rick has been involved in the training of potential workers among Muslims and contributes to the development of pastoral leadership of the emerging North African church. Rick is Assistant Professor of Global Ministries at Toccoa Falls College.

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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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      Scott Hildreth

      Southeastern Seminary, Raleigh NC

      Scott directs the Center for Great Commission Studies at Southeastern Seminary, where he also teaches graduate and graduate students. He has also taught at Univ. of Mobile, and served churches in AL, FL and NC. Scott and his wife Leslie spent nearly a decade planting churches in Western Europe and Central Asia. Scott has earned a PhD in theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His special interests are in mission history, theology and applying Christian theology across cultures.

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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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      Rodrigo Dinsmore

      Durham NC

      Rodrigo Dinsmore has been serving as the Missions Pastor at the Chapel Hill Bible Church since 2013 (having served in full-time church ministry since 2003). He was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has lived in Austria, Germany (helping start a church in Berlin), and in the US. He speaks four languages and dabbles in several others. His work and travels have taken him to over 40 countries and he has preached in five different continents. He is passionate about leading people to Christ and helping Christians grow in loving and serving God and neighbor through their vocations.

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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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      Kathie Baggott

      Refugee Hope Partners, Raleigh NC

      Director of Adult Education for Refugee Hope Partners,with field experience in Moria Camp, Lesvos, Greece: .Created and piloted a sustainable ESL program for use in Moria camp. Decades of experience in Adult ESL. Decades of experience with Perspectives locally and internationally.

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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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      Elaine Vaden

      The Antioch Partners, Middlesex NC

      Elaine has served in Zambia, the Philippines, Kurdistan and Lithuania. She has traveled to many parts of the world in various capacities. Her passion is to teach and mobilize the next generation for Christ's global cause. Elaine currently serves with BridgesUS in a support role for community entrepreneurs who seek to develop communities of Christ followers.

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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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      Edward Smither

      Columbia International University, Irmo SC

      Ed Smither is Professor of Intercultural Studies, History of Global Christianity and Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University. Ed spent 14 years in intercultural ministry in France, North Africa, and the USA. He has authored, edited, or translated 11 books, including Christian Mission: A Concise Global History, Mission as Hospitality, and Mission in the Early Church. Ed is married to Shawn and they have 3 kids (Brennan, Emma, and Eve). Ed enjoys biking the backroads of Columbia, following Clemson football, and listening to modern rock and old hymns.

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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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      John Hazelwood

      Pioneers, Conway SC

      John and his wife Pat are with Pioneers. Perspectives had an integral part of their journey in missions. They served as Member Care Coordinators for the Islands of Southeast Asia and lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They now live in Myrtle Beach, SC and are the Pre-Field Marriage Coaches for Pioneers appointees where they help future missionaries develop healthy patterns for marriage and ministry cross-culturally.

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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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    • 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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      Patrick Cate

      Christar, Durham NC

      With my wife, Mary Ann, we have served in Iran 4 years, Egypt 5 years and as president of Christar for 16 years. Mary Ann went to heaven June 30, 2019. Our passion is for the least reached to hear of and know the Savior. We give our selves to reaching Muslims here, speaking, writing and to training the next generation of missionaries in missions and Muslim evangelism. We have been training future missionaries in Muslim evangelism in the US, Spain, Paraguay, Panama and Venezuela and other Latin countries .

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    • Class Info

      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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      Leo Lawson

      Chapel Hill NC

      Dr. E. Leo Lawson, Jr., is a certified Missional Consultant to churches and ministries desiring to reach college students. He is President of The Alliance of Campus Evangelists in America (ACEA). Dr. Lawson is adjunct faculty at Grace College of Divinity (NC) where he serves as a MDiv Professor of World Religions and Intercultural Studies as well as Cross-Cultural Apologetics. He also equips campus Evangelists in apologetics using the God Test training in issues on evolution, evil, and evidence for God’s existence and Christ’s deity.

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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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      Charles B.

      , Pittsboro NC

      Charles B. has been involved in mission work since 1980. He has lived and worked abroad doing long- and short-term missions in China, Latin America, Eastern Europe, India and Africa. Charles is a consultant in Business-as-Mission and cross-cultural issues and mentors individuals and agencies involved in missions and Kingdom Business around the globe.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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