Perspectives Course Coming to South Dakota

Perspectives Course Coming to South Dakota

January 8, 2007

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is coming to South Dakota for the first time! North American Baptist Seminary and several local churches are excited to bring this dynamic course to the region.

Three different sections of Perspectives on the World Christian Movement will be offered in Sioux Falls, beginning on January 28 and 29, 2007. An evening session will be held at Central Baptist Church on Sundays, an afternoon session on Mondays at North American Baptist Seminary, and a third online.

God is on the move. And, if you want to understand, realize, learn, and discover the courses God has charted, Perspectives is for you. You'll discover what God is doing around the world and get the chance to consider your part in his purposes.

More information to follow. If you are interested or have questions, contact Rev. Cory Seibel at 800.440.6227 ext. 754 cseibel@nabs.edu.


Additional Information
North American Baptist Seminary and several local churches are pleased to bring Perspectives to South Dakota for the first time. This course is for any Christians who would like to deepen their connections to missions, for undergraduate students at the University of Sioux Falls and Augustana College, and seminary students at North American Baptist Seminary. Perspectives is a dynamic course and can heighten awareness of God's great work in the world and how each person can be involved and take part in His work.

CAN I REALLY IMPACT THE WORLD?
Would you like to find out how God plans to use YOU to impact the world? If so, the Perspectives Study Program is for you! This radical 14-week, college-level course is a key tool for helping you and your church discover your part in His plan for planet earth.

WHEN DO I START?
Three sections of Perspectives will be offered. Classes will be held Sunday evenings, beginning January 28, 2007, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church Monday afternoons, beginning January 29, 2007, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at North American Baptist Seminary, and online.

EXPLORING THE DIMENSIONS
During this course you will have the opportunity to explore four aspects of God's plan.

•Biblically - See God's unchanging purpose as it unfolds - from Genesis to Revelation. You may never read your Bible the same way again as He reveals His plan to you.


•Historically - Learn how God uses unlikely people and surprising events throughout history to demonstrate the unstoppable spread of the Gospel. So - you CAN help shape the future.


•Culturally - Discover keys for communicating the Gospel to people with different worldviews and cultures. Learn how missionaries can enhance or damage cultures.


•Strategically - Find out how you and your church can make a strategic impact on world evangelization, both locally and globally.


WHAT LEADERS ARE SAYING
John Dawson - Author of "Healing America's Wounds" and "Taking Our Cities for God"
"The Perspectives course is profoundly important. It lifts our eyes and gives us hope. Against the backdrop of this understanding of our world, our own lives suddenly make sense and we have the opportunity to discover our destiny."

Reverend John Piper - Senior Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN
"Perspectives has been essential in mobilizing hundreds of lay people to be world Christians and instilled passion for
God's supremacy in their lives."

Bill Bright - Late Founder of Campus Crusade for Christ
"Perspectives gives people an opportunity to be exposed to the faith-stretching challenge of world missions from the first-hand experience of those God is using on the field. I heartily endorse this effort."

2007 COURSE SCHEDULE
January 28/29: The Mission of God
Cory Seibel, North American Baptist Seminary

February 4/5: Israel and the Mission of God
John Lierman, University of Sioux Falls

February 11/12: Jesus and the Mission of God
Terence Mournet, North American Baptist Seminary

February 18/19: The Church and the Mission of God
Brian Gregg, University of Sioux Falls

February 25/26: The World Christian Movement: AD 100-1750
Christina Hitchcock, University of Sioux Falls

March 4/5: No Class

March 11/12: The World Christian Movement: AD 1750-2000
Philip Thompson, North American Baptist Seminary

March 18/19: The World Christian Movement in a Global Age
Christina Hitchcock, University of Sioux Falls

March 25/26:
The Church in Mission Strategy
Elvin McCann, International Mission Board

April 1/2: No Class

April 8/9: Mission and Transformation
Phil David, Luke Society

April 15/16: Mission and Incarnation
Vince Smith, CrossPointe Baptist Church

April 22/23: Mission and Reconciliation
David Cornelius, International Mission Board

April 29/30:
Mission and Communicating the Gospel Cross Culturally
Jay Moon, North American Baptist Seminary

May 6/7:
Leading the Church in Mission
Jay Moon, North American Baptist Seminary

May 13/14: Global Christian Vision
Ian MacAlpine, Central Baptist Church

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

•Enrichment $90*
Interact and participate with speakers. Put God's plan for the world into your daily life.


•Certificate $90*
Interact and participate with speakers and course assignments. Put God's plan for the world into your daily life.


•Undergraduate/Graduate Contact Registrar (336-6588)*
Earn college or seminary credit for interacting and participating in the course. Put God's plan for the world into your daily life.


REGISTRATION FEE
Nonrefundable - (applied to the tuition amount) $30

*Each enrollment option includes the required text and study guide for the course ($35 value; available at registration).

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
Please contact Rev. Cory Seibel, Instructor of Christian Leadership at North American Baptist Seminary, by calling (605) 336-6588 or e-mailing cseibel@nabs.edu. And also, please visit www.nabs.edu for more information and important news and announcements concerning the course.