Greenville, SC // S23    Spring 2023
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Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

Location: North Hills Church 4952 Edwards Rd. Taylors SC 29687

Contact: Emily Rogers

864-993-1279

 
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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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      Grant Haynes

      Global Frontier Missions, Lilburn GA

      Grant Haynes founded Global Frontier Missions in 2000 while church planting among indigenous groups in southern Mexico. His passion is to see as many individuals and churches as possible praying, giving, welcoming, and going to the least reached people groups of the earth. Grant spent 14 years serving in Oaxaca, Mexico with his wife and three children church planting, hosting short-term mission groups, running an indigenous Bible school, and starting a missionary training school for North Americans. Grant now serves in Clarkston, GA, known as the most diverse square mile in America, reaching refugees from Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Somalia, Ethiopia, and many other nations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023

      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.

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      Regina Williams

      Charlotte NC



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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023

      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.

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      Victor Cuartas

      Columbia International University & Crossover Global, Blythewood SC

      Dr. Victor H. Cuartas is the Elmer V. Thompson chair of church planting and professor of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University. He is also serving in different capacities at Crossover Global. Originally from Cali, Colombia. His wife Isabel is also from Colombia, and they have one amazing daughter, Eliannah. He spent a number of years in mission and church planting in his home country before continuing his ministry in the United States and North Africa. Victor earned a DMin in Leadership & Renewal from Regent University and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Columbia International University. Victor’s most recent publication is entitled "Hispanic Muslims in the US."

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023

      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).

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      Earl

      East Lake Community Church , Irmo SC

      Raymond E. Washington, Jr is a father of three wonderful children, and married to his 1st and only wife Cherilyn for 19yrs. My passion since coming into ministry in 2001 has been learning to love God, and love people by connecting them to the very heart of GOD for all people here, near, and far!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023

      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.

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      Corrie McKee

      Greenville SC

      Corrie has spent over 15 years in cross-cultural ministry, including working with international students in the US, college students in Asia and the Middle East, and refugees from Eastern Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Now she lives in Greenville, SC and serves as Director of Client Services at an international staffing agency that serves clients from all over the world. She also works part-time as a Fundraising Coach, training missionaries to raise their own financial support. Corrie credits the 2012 Perspectives class as a major factor in her decision to move overseas. This is her 5th year instructing Lesson 5!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023

      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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      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: Thursday, March 2, 2023

      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.

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      Jonathan St Clair

      Riverland Hills Baptist Church, Columbia SC

      Jonathan and Abby St.Clair served with Africa Inland Mission from January 2013 to June 2022. Until 2018, they helped lead AIM’s T.E.E. program (Theological Education by Extension) based in Mokhotlong, Lesotho. In June 2019, they moved to AIM's Diaspora Region based in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, serving in international refugee resettlement and sharing the love of Jesus with refugees through cooperation with the Spanish evangelical church. Jonathan now serves as the Missions Pastor at Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo, South Carolina. The St.Clairs have four kids - Kyle (2011), Ellee (2013), Sadie (2015), and Rose (2019).

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023

      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.

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      Kate Dempsey

      East Mountain, Duncan SC

      Kate’s life was greatly impacted by the Perspectives class when she was in college. She spent the next several summers helping lead a summer project of students taking the class & studying world religions in L.A. Over the last 16 years, Kate and her husband, Billy, have worked for The Traveling Team, United World Mission and East Mountain. Their jobs have been about mobilization, discipleship, mentoring younger missionaries, and serving as missionaries in Bangkok, Thailand. Kate has also been a stay at home mom with their 3 boys.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023

      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.

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      Grant Haynes

      Global Frontier Missions, Lilburn GA

      Grant Haynes founded Global Frontier Missions in 2000 while church planting among indigenous groups in southern Mexico. His passion is to see as many individuals and churches as possible praying, giving, welcoming, and going to the least reached people groups of the earth. Grant spent 14 years serving in Oaxaca, Mexico with his wife and three children church planting, hosting short-term mission groups, running an indigenous Bible school, and starting a missionary training school for North Americans. Grant now serves in Clarkston, GA, known as the most diverse square mile in America, reaching refugees from Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Somalia, Ethiopia, and many other nations.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023

      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.

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      BARRY WINGO

      Member Care , Greenville SC

      Barry worked for 34 years in Mexico in two different tribal groups, doing church planting and Bible translation. He is currently serving with Ethnos360 (formally New Tribes Mission) in missionary care.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023

      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.

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      Brad J.

      Greer SC

      Brad J. lived with his family in North Africa for 10 years where he started businesses to support the local church. As of 2020, they have relocated to Greenville where he works with an organization that creates impact businesses overseas. Brad grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and was convinced by the Perspectives course that our lives should be invested in making disciples of all nations - with a special focus on unreached people.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023

      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.

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      Cassandra Jones

      Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary, Indian Trail NC



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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:15 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.

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      Ken West

      Ethnos360 (Formerly New Tribes Mission), Spartanburg SC

      Ken & Cindy West: Missionaries with New Tribes Mission. 1978-1999 - Ken and Cindy served in Indonesia in a variety of ministries including Tribal evangelism and church planting, NTM Field leadership and administration, small group Bible studies, discipleship and counseling with internationals. Since 1999 Ken & Cindy have served as trainers in the NTM Missions Institute and as NTM Representives in the Southeast.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023

      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.

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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: Thursday, May 4, 2023

      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.

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      Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023

      Time: 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

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