What is Perspectives?
In the spring of 2015, Perspectives will be offered on Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on January 11 through May 17, hosted at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church. In order to promote cross-denominational perspectives and increase the richness of the course, participants from all churches are sought, invited, and welcomed to attend. Discount available for early registration.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is an advanced discipleship course
for serious Christians. It seeks to understand the heart of God,
encouraging students to go deep and go out. Over 15 weeks, this course
studies four perspectives on the Kingdom
of God. It begins
with the Biblical perspective: the Biblical foundations for
establishment and growth of the Kingdom
of God, beginning in
Genesis and continuing through Revelation. It examines the historical
perspective, the history of the world from God’s perspective – how has He
advanced the Kingdom in every different age. It explores the cultural
perspective, how to understand the gospel in ways that are compelling for
different cultures, not compromising the gospel, but also not insisting on
western cultural values as part of the package. And finally it presents
the strategic perspective. How can we join what God is doing and
participate in Kingdom advance and what are strategies for doing it more
effectively? This includes concepts like ‘unreached people groups’,
‘heart language,’ mandate for justice, and business as mission. The
course is presented using a curriculum developed by the US School of World
Missions, a textbook of collected essays, journal articles and book selections
from many leading authors, and a different (live) pastor, professor or missionary
lecturer every week.
Here are links to a couple of youtube videos that give an
overview and some testimonials:
There is more about the course on its website www.perspectives.org. For more about
class, who its guest lecturers are, and to register for the class, visit the
class website at https://class.perspectives.org/Visitor/Public.aspx?ClassId=432449.