Atlanta Midtown, GA S23    Spring 2023
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Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023

Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: North Avenue Presbyterian Church 607 Peachtree St NE Atlanta GA 30308

Contact: Karen

 
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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 Cashin

      Columbia Int'l University, Columbia SC

      Dr. Cashin is professor of intercultural studies at Columbia Int'l University. He is fluent in Bengali and Swedish. The 1st due to investing 9 years with Bengali speakers (the 6th largest living language). The 2nd, thru marriage to Margareta, pastoring churches and earning his PhD in Indiology at Stockholm University.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Star Nelson

      Sowing Seeds of Joy, Arlington TX

      Star Nelson, a devout Christian, missionary, wife of one husband, parent of two, grandparent of four, is the Co-founder of Sowing Seeds of Joy, Inc. (SSOJ). Sowing Seeds of Joy is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization whose focus is to Connect, Equip, Train and Mobilize, Blacks, African Americans, and People of color for the work of the kingdom. Star is a graduate of Florida State University with a major in Criminology, and minors in Accounting, Government, Psychology, and Spanish. She’s a former collegiate cheerleader, and the first African American to be captain of an FSU cheerleading squad. She is a former Internal Revenue auditor, past owner of a tax and bookkeeping business, retired postmaster, and current missionary mobilizer. For nearly 25 years, she, along with husband Ron, have trained and empowered more than 2,000 individuals, laypersons, pastors, and their wives, church leaders, youth, and young adults, to experience God through the medium of short-term missions, exposing them to more than 15 cultures and countries. Star’s gifts and talents have allotted her opportunities to be a bridge between the body of Christ and the world's hurting communities. Her seminary efforts and endeavors of faith have catapulted her into a total commitment to the global Christian movement.

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      Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Glenn Mason

      Carver International Missions, Stonecrest GA

      Rev. Mason and his wife Kimberly served as missionaries in Liberia in the 90s, teaching in high school and Bible college, counseling, and supervising field staff. Upon their return to Atlanta, Glenn was appointed Executive Director of their agency, Carver Int’l Missions. Glenn’s main role is motivating the Church toward global engagement. Glenn earned his BA in Psychology and Sociology from UPenn, and has done grad studies at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. The Masons have two adult daughters, Eliana and Calin. Glenn and Kim attend Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell GA.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Myrtle Smalls

      Beyond the 4Walls4 Inc., Covington, GA

      Myrtle grew up in the church but was never exposed to global missions. She attended the World Outreach Missions Training School which ignited a “fiery” passion in her to see the nations reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Emily Simmons

      Gainesville FL

      Emily works for Frontier Ventures, a missions organization dedicated to innovating new ways of reaching frontier peoples. She has a Bachelors Degree in Linguistics, Arabic, and Hebrew with a Teaching English certificate from UF. Currently, Emily is involved in mobilization, welcoming, and sending efforts in Gainesville. She has a passion and love for international students, has coordinated and taught Perspectives classes since 2018, and is the chair of the missions committee at her church. Emily is absolutely thrilled to be welcomed as an instructor into the course she loves so much!

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Adam Suter

      Carrollton Ave Church of Christ, New Orleans LA

      Adam ministers in a multi-ethnic context, seeking to send the entire Church out to be part of God's Kingdom work. He loves to share God's story from Scripture, as well as to help people see God's plan continued through history to today. Adam lives in New Orleans, Louisiana with his wife of 16 years and their three children. As a family, they pray for Muslims. Adam is studying Intercultural Studies with a focus on a peaceful bridge-building approach to relationships with Muslims.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Richard Allen Farmer

      Stone Mountain GA

      Richard Allen Farmer is the Senior Pastor-Teacher of the Crossroads Church in Stone Mountain, GA. A global Christian and classically trained pianist and vocalist, Dr. Farmer has given concerts or preached on every continent except Antarctica. He has earned degrees at Nyack College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Emory University. He and his wife, Rosemary, have one adult son.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      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: Sunday, March 12, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      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: Sunday, March 19, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      D

      Decatur GA

      After business school at Emory, D worked in consulting for several years until Perspectives rocked his world. Then he shifted careers by quitting the corporate world and getting a Master’s in linguistics and Bible translation. That paved his way to go to a remote part of Afghanistan to do Bible translation for an unengaged people group. However, for various personal reasons, he had to come back to Atlanta and reenter the corporate world again where he has worked for McKinsey & Company and Ernst & Young. After settling back into Atlanta, his focus is now on working with Muslims in the metro Atlanta area. His corporate life gives him the time, resources, and a sincere platform to interact with Muslims he meets.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      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: Sunday, April 2, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Samuel Rai

      Clarkston GA

      Samuel Rai was raised in a Bhutanese refugee camp in Nepal for the first 15 years of his life then moved to India. With the help of KY Refugee Ministries, he moved to Louisville, KY. Samuel earned a BS in Biblical Studies & is working on an MDiv. In Louisville, he served as director of GLOCAL Ministry with Youth for Christ, helped plant & pastor a Nepali church. Currently, Samuel is the minister of Discipleship at CIBC. He & his family are passionate about reaching the nations with the gospel. Samuel is developing tools for indigenous leaders to minister to people that others cannot reach.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Shaun Johnston

      Choose To Invest, Alpharetta GA

      Shaun was born in South Africa and has been serving in cross-cultural ministry in Spain with his family since 2008, planting churches, doing Business as Mission, and teaching English. He has a Master’s in Global Studies, is pursuing a PhD in Intercultural Studies and enjoys training and equipping cross-cultural workers. Shaun currently lives in Atlanta with his wife and three daughters.

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    • Class Info

      Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      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: Sunday, April 30, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 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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      Julio Moromisato

      Operation Mobilization, Tyrone GA

      Julio Moromisato has been serving as a missionary with OM (Operation Mobilization) since 1998. During this time, he played different roles – Training Coordinator, Personnel Manager, CEO/President for OM Brazil. While working for OM he also served as a pastor and as a Bible College Teacher. In 2014 he joined OM in the US, where he currently serves as the TeenStreet Director. He is a strategic thinker, and passionate communicator that loves to connect Christians with God’s mission around the world. Julio is married with Gildelia and they have one son, Lucas

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      Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023

      Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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