Be part of God’s plan for Him to be loved by every people.
Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples! (Psalm 96:3)
God has a “world-sized” role for every Christian in His global purpose.Whether people go to distant countries or stay at home is a secondary issue. The primary issue is what most people are hungry to discover: vision to live a life of purpose. Discovering that vision makes this course valuable, and perhaps crucial, for any Christian.
Perspectives is a fifteen week course designed around four vantage points or “perspectives” — Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic. Each one highlights different aspects of God’s global purpose.
The Biblical and Historical sections reveal why our confidence is based on the historic fact of God’s relentless work from the dawn of history until this day.
The Cultural and Strategic sections underscore that we are in the midst of a costly, but very “do-able” task, confirming the Biblical and Historical hope.
Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself. From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelization remain today. It isn’t a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.
The Perspectives Reader is a collection of the best articles by a wide variety of Biblical scholars, historians, missiologists, and practicioners. The Perspectives Study Guide helps students navigate through the Reader and ushers students through the study of God’s mission and character through the Bible, Christian history, culture, and the task remaining in world evangelization. Class activities and our unique instructor format bring the class alive to explore what God is doing in the world today.
Perspectives is being offered in six locations across Iowa.
|Cornerstone Church||Ames||Jordan Ebelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|First Baptist Church||Marshalltown||Mike & Jenn Pedersenemail@example.com|
|Johnston Efree Church||Johnston||Barry Brownfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Orchard Hill Church||Cedar Falls||Jill Hanusemail@example.com|
|New Covenant Bible Church||Cedar Rapids||Jay Schlichtingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parkview Church||Iowa City||Hiedi Shroyeremail@example.com|
Classes start January 2015.