“Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” has started at New Hope with all the Greek catering platters, clip-art and computer sound effects one could ever hope for!  The next two classes (January 25 and February 1) are still free for anyone and everyone to come and try out.  After that, we encourage you to register as at least an Audit student, and join us on this wonderful semester-long adventure.  

This course is not about how WE are to be missionaries.  Rather, it’s about how and why GOD is a missionary God.  And if we choose to love and follow Him, and if we profess Him as our God as well, we’ve got to get on-board His Gospel train!  If you’d like more information about the course and how to become a regular “Perspectives” student, please feel free to get in touch with Jen C. and/or Grace C.  If you’d like to sit in on some of the lectures, we invite you to do so — ANY glimpse you get into God’s true heart will bless you and draw you closer to Him.  Lecture topics and guest lecturers are listed after the jump (and will continue to be updated, so check back often!).  We look forward to pursuing God with you, dear brothers and sisters!

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“Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” is a semester-long course designed to present God’s purpose for His Creation and encourage each Christian believer to participate in His global movement so as to “live with vital, strategic significance.”  Fancy language aside, I think this just means that those who take “Perspectives” learn to see the world more clearly through God’s eyes, and love & serve Him better for it.  

I don’t know a Christian who would say he or she doesn’t want to draw close to the heart of God, but when it comes to devoting four months to attending class and doing – gasp! – academic work, the question of “to take or not to take?” becomes harder to answer.  Please allow this faux-treatise, “IN DEFENCE OF PERSPECTIVES,” help you answer that question with “to take!”

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