Why I’m Taking the Perspectives Class

Why I’m Taking the Perspectives Class

One of the prayers I’ve been praying for myself and for our church is a growing awareness of and love for the people of the world, especially for hundreds of unreached people groups.  I’m convinced that desire was birthed by the Holy Spirit as He enlarges our hearts for what is most important to Him.

That’s why Liz & I decided to register for a 15 week class called Perspectives.  For the past few years I’ve heard about its impact on the lives of people who attend. Each week a different expert teaches about his or her particular area of passion.  The cumulative effect is to impart a biblical world vision for God’s global purpose.

Ken Delage, who pastors our sister church in Fredericksburg, just completed the class, and these are his observations: “It held forth the glory of God as the primary motivation for missions.  This was big for me.  Why missions?  For Jesus' Name and Fame. It deepened my understanding of what is going on in the world of missions.  Missions work is much more diverse than I had realized.  I'm more grateful & respectful of the many Christians who labor here. And it helped me find my place in world missions.  They don't push a 'one size fits all' response.  Rather, students are encouraged to engage in missions in whatever way the Lord leads them.  I found this to be a grace motivated and pastorally sensitive way to encourage personal application.

Liz & I are registered for the class in Richmond which begins September 2.  We’d love to share this with as many as possible!  More information about the class is available at Perspectives.org and registration information about the class in Richmond is available here.  Early registration is available through August 19.

Posted by Gene Emerson

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