Mobilizing God’s People for God’s Global Purpose
Sundays 1:30-4:15 p.m., January 7 through April 21, 2024, at King of Grace Church, 28 Chadwick Street, Haverhill, MA 01835
For more information call Julie at 978-821-8545
Light lunch will be provided from noon-1:15pm.
College and Continuing Education Credit Available.
FAQ – Are you hesitant to sign up for Perspectives? Here are some common questions?
What is the Perspectives class?
- God has a unique role for each Christian in His global purpose of evangelizing the nations.
- Perspectives isn’t a course solely about world missions. It’s a study program rooted in Scripture, clarifying each believer’s remarkable opportunity to join God in His global purpose. YOU HAVE AN INTEGRAL ROLE TO PLAY IN GOD’S PLAN.
- God delights when His people respond to His invitation to be a blessing to all peoples of the earth.
What is the mission of Perspectives?
Perspectives is a global movement that is awakening the Body of Christ to pursue the fulfillment of God’s global purpose within every people group for His glory.
Why should I take the Perspectives class?
That’s a great question! This course is valuable, perhaps crucial, for any Christian seeking to live a purposeful life. A new or young believer will benefit greatly by seeing what God has in mind for him/her as a Christian. Most who have taken Perspectives say that they now see God clearer than they ever have before.
When is the Perspectives class?
Every Sunday afternoon beginning on January 7, 2024, 1:30 to 4:15 pm for 15 weeks. (There will be no class on Easter Sunday, March 31.) The last class will be held on April 14, 2024
What about lunch?
A light lunch will be offered at King of Grace by their hosting team from noon to 1:15 pm. If you’re traveling to join us, you’re welcome to grab some food and eat during class.
Where is the class located?
King of Grace Church, 28 Chadwick Street, Haverhill, MA 01835. Phone: 978-374-6562.
Where can I park?
On-street parking is available, or you may park across the street in the Greenleaf Academy parking lot, 58 Chadwick Street, Haverhill.
What is the cost?
$275 per person, plus for two textbooks, “Perspectives On The World Christian Movement – A Reader, 4tr Edition,” edited by Ralph D. Winter and Steve C. Hawthorne and the Perspectives Study Guide. The course cost over the 15 weeks is only $16.40 a class.
How do I get the books?
After you register, you will be sent a link to purchase the books at the student discount. Also, after you register you will have access to the reading for weeks One and Two to download.
What educational credit can I receive for taking Perspectives course?
- College Credit – read the whole book, answer the college level questions and the response questions, and complete an end of term project. You will have 3 hours of credits, be able to teach a lesson in the future, and coordinate a class.
- Certificate Level – read the certificate level reading, complete weekly homework and response questions, and produce a final project. You will be able to teach a class and be a coordinator for a class. This is the most popular level of registration.
- Key Reader Level – read less than certificate level, and answer response questions. You will have the base knowledge from the experience.
- Associations of Christian School International – attend the lectures and submit attendance sheets for ACSI credits.
What if I can’t afford the fee?
If you feel led to take this class but cannot afford it, prayerfully consider asking your home church to provide a scholarship or contribution toward the cost, or you can suggest to family members to give you the course for Christmas!
Why is this class not free to attendees?
The course mobilizes instructors/practitioners from all over the country to serve and teach this material. As a class, we pay for travel expenses. There are also other expenses associated with the course. (Ask the Class Coordinator for a full list.)
Where do I sign up?
I can’t figure out how to register!
This process might seem complicated. Here are the steps:
- Create an account with your name and email and create a password. Click “SUBMIT.”
- Select the type of student you are, new or returning.
- Select the level of the class you will be taking, key reading or certificate ($275), or undergraduate or graduate credit ($550).
- If an undergraduate or graduate student, select Trinity University as the accredited institution. Click “ADD TO CART.”
- Enter your registration details and then click “NEXT.”
- Continue to the payment section and complete the process.
- You did it! You registered for this life-changing class!
This is a big commitment!
- Yes, the class is 15 weeks long, but, if you miss a class, that’s ok. Make-up lectures will be available by video link, but it’s not a recording of our actual class.
- We begin with worship, have two periods of lecture/testimony, with a break for snacks in between.
- Remember, we provide lunch before class starts at 1:30 pm. No one will starve…
- Once we get started, you’re not going to want to miss any of the classes!
If I miss a class, will that affect my grade?
No. Class attendance is not part of your grade, just answers to the homework questions.
I don’t think I’ll be able to keep up with the reading.
- The book is divided up into 4 sections or “Perspective” on the world Christian movement: Biblical, historical, cultural and strategic.
- At a quick glance, each chapter is 2 to 8 pages long, with the longest chapter being 16 pages. That chapter is also broken up into sections and includes some maps and charts.
- The average reading per week is 30 pages, or 6 pages per workday.
- The readings are not dry, academic and theoretical writings, but inspiring accounts of what God has done and is doing in the world through His people over the centuries and in modern times. This is not your typical textbook, but an opportunity for you to know God and His saving work and means of work better.
I don’t think I’ll be able to do the homework.
Maybe it’s been a long time since you’ve been in school. Don’t worry. The homework is straightforward and not difficult.
Here’s a tip from an experienced pro who has taken the class: Read the questions in the study guide first so you know what to look for. Then answer the questions as you come to them.