Join us July 17-20 for our 50th Anniversary Global Conference!

For 50 years, Perspectives programs around the world have been mobilizing the Body of Christ to strategic engagement in God’s global purpose. It’s time to celebrate all God has done, get further equipped as World Christian disciples, and anticipate what is to come!

Come connect with Perspectives alumni, staff, volunteers, partners and others from across the US and around the globe! You’ll hear from dynamic international speakers and gifted mobilizers, get equipped through a wide variety of engaging workshops, and engage in prayer, worship, and fellowship with our global brothers and sisters.

Momentum noun

  • a body in motion (p = mv)
  • strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events

 

We are THE Body of Christ in motion – fueled by prayer, the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit, joining together with God in His Global Purpose.

Speakers

James Mason

CEO of Perspectives USA

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James Mason has served as CEO of Perspectives USA since 2012. Over the years, James has pastored several congregations, been involved in seeing a church planted in an unreached people group in West Africa, and served as Director of Recruiting for Frontier Ventures. As CEO of Perspectives USA, James focuses his efforts on organizational development to assure a strong ministry for decades to come. James and his wife Kelly have been married since 1990 and are blessed with 3 adult children.

Dr. Yvonne W. Huneycutt

Communications Director
for Perspectives Global

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Yvonne Huneycutt was mobilized into mission through a Perspectives class. She has served the Perspectives movement for over 30 years as class coordinator, regional director, instructor, author, and trainer, mostly in a volunteer capacity. Her varied career experience includes the corporate world, local church ministry, and managing a non-profit. 

Yvonne is now on staff with Perspectives Global, serving national Perspectives programs worldwide. She holds a doctorate in missions and recently published Propelled by Hope, a book documenting the history of Perspectives and the Frontier Mission Movement.

Allan Matamoros

International Director of
PM International

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A native of Costa Rica, Allan Matamoros gave his life to serve God in missions as a youth. He served in leadership roles with FEDEMEC (the first sending agency in Costa Rica) and COMIBAM, helping to transform Latin America from a mission field to a mission force. 

 

In 2004, Allan became the international director of PM International, a Latin American church planting and holistic mission focused on the Muslim world. More recently, he has been the board chairman for Vision 5:9, a global network of 180 mission agencies working together to share the love of Jesus with Muslims, and regional director with Partners International, a ministry devoted to work alongside ministries serving the unreached people and places of the world.

Bruce Koch

Director of Perspectives Global

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Bruce Koch has served with Frontier Ventures (formerly the US Center for World Mission) since 1988. He has contributed to the Perspectives Study Program as a class coordinator, author, editor, and instructor. He is the director of the Perspectives Global Service Office which helps launch national Perspectives study programs in strategic settings and languages worldwide.

Dr. Jolene Erlacher

Professor and Author

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Jolene grew up as a missionary kid in Latin America and is passionate about equipping the next generation to thrive in serving God globally. She has a doctorate in education and international leadership and currently teaches graduate leadership courses at several universities. She has been studying generational trends for over 15 years and has written several books including Mobilizing Gen Z: Challenges and Opportunities for the Global Age of Missions (William Carey Publishing), released in 2022. Jolene is also a speaker and consultant (www.leadingtomorrow.org) and works with mission agencies and other organizations on effectively engaging the next generation.

Rev. Dr. Shodankeh Johnson

Global Team Leader of
New Harvest Global Ministries

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Rev. Dr. Shodankeh B. E. B. Johnson is a Sierra Leonean church leader with a passion for church planting, nurturing disciples, and empowering young people in leadership.

 

Johnson serves as Global Team Leader of New Harvest Global Ministries, an indigenous African evangelical ministry operating across seventeen countries in Africa and the Americas. In May 2023, he was awarded the prestigious William Wilberforce Award.

 

He is president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone and serves in executive roles with City Team USA and Final Command USA. He also co-founded Every Nations Ministries International.

 

Johnson holds a master’s degree in Missiology and has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters for his significant contributions to the field.

Dr. Pam Arlund

Co-Editor of
Perspectives 5th Edition

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Pam Arlund, PhD is the Co-Editor of Perspectives 5th Edition and has instructed hundreds of Perspectives classes. She has been a Linguist, Church Planter, and Bible Translator with All Nations International for more than 25 years. She previously served in Central Asia where she helped ignite movements to Christ among several previously unreached Muslim people groups.

Rev. Reuben Kachala

Mission Mobilizer with
Frontier Missions International

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Rev. Reuben Kachala is an ordained minister with the Malawi Assemblies of God and a mission mobilizer with Frontier Missions International (FMI). He is also a founding chair for Malawi Evangelical Mission Association (MEMA).

 

In 2021 Reuben launched Perspectives Malawi, serving as national team leader. 

 

Reuben is passionate about turning Malawi from a mission field into a mission force for God’s glory.

Steve Hawthorne

Co-Editor of Perspectives

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Steve Hawthorne serves as a mission mobilizer, helping increase practical passion for Christ’s glory among all peoples. 

 

He co-edited, with Ralph D. Winter, the course and book called Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

 

During the late 1980’s Hawthorne organized a series of ethnographic research expeditions with several teams, living and learning among unreached peoples in Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. 

 

He holds a PhD in mission theology from Fuller Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies. 

 

He continues to work with Perspectives study programs in many parts of the world. 

Matthew Ellison

President of Sixteen:Fifteen

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Matthew’s life was transformed at 23 when he was rescued by Jesus. Shortly after, he took his first mission trip to Ghana, which changed his life, igniting his passion for global missions. He attended Calvary of Albuquerque’s School of Ministry, then served as Missions Pastor for nine years. For the past 20 years, he has served as Founder and President of Sixteen:Fifteen, where he coaches churches & mission agencies nationwide in strategic engagement of God’s global mission to all people!

Ed McManness

General Director of Frontier Ventures

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Ed serves as the General Director of Frontier Ventures. Of the many things he does at Frontier Ventures, his desire is to see global leaders create space to be present to God and care for the deep longings of their souls as mission expression. Ed is married to Joan. They spent 13 years living in Indonesia where they raised their 3 children. Ed has a master’s in education and has done post-graduate work at Fuller Seminary and the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies.

Conference Details

Date & Location:
July 17-20, 2024 at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL

Meals:
All-access conference tickets include dinner on July 18, 19, & 20. Additional meals are not included. There are places to purchase meals on the Moody campus, as well as many additional options within walking distance.

Planning your trip to Chicago:
To assist in planning your trip to Chicago, we’ve created a resource with several travel, lodging, and dining options to consider.

Schedule

Breakout Tracks

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WORLD CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP

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This track is for any believer who wants to gain even more ideas and insights on how to strategically partner with God in His global purpose within your local community and beyond.

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COORDINATING TEAM DEVELOPMENT

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This track is for new and seasoned Coordinating Team members. Workshops will explore how to make the most of your classes, create dynamic and engaging lesson plans, better equip and disciple your teams, mobilize your community, and more.

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INSTRUCTOR
DEVELOPMENT

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This track aims to help Perspectives Instructors grow in curricular understanding, adult learning best practices, and instruction delivery skills. By attending main sessions and key instructor track workshops, you can take the next step in Instructor Certification.

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SPIRITUAL HEALTH
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Spiritual health deeply impacts every area of our lives and ministry. This track delves into topics to help you heal, grow, and thrive spiritually, as well as explore practical ways to disciple others and steward your overall wellness.

MINISTRY
LEADERS

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Leading a ministry comes with unique challenges. The workshops in this track will explore some of the challenges and opportunities ministry leaders face today, as well as ways to lead well and promote the overall health of your team(s) and organization.

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GLOBAL PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

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This track is for our global program leaders and attendees. It aims to provide a solid foundation for developing, establishing, and growing Perspectives programs around the world.

Pricing

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Perspectives programs are in are now over 40 countries and 9 languages around the globe and we want those program leaders to join us for this momentous event. Our goal is to help at least 150 global leaders to attend, and your generous gift can help make that possible!

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vision

The body of Christ awakened to pursue the fulfillment of God’s global purpose within every people for His glory.

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Mission

To mobilize by educating the Body of Christ in the USA to strategic engagement in God’s global purpose.

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our values

Dependence on God

We are dependent on God in all we are and in all we do. One among many ways we express this dependence, is through the discipline of prayer. It is also expressed through our attitude and motives which are characterized by humility and faith.

Christ-Like Relationships

First and foremost, Perspectives workers are followers of Jesus. As His followers, we honor Him in all of our relationships. We practice the “one-another” commands of the New Testament as a way of fulfilling Jesus’ command to love one another (John 13:34).

Excellence

We bring our best effort to all we do in Perspectives as unto the Lord (Col. 3:23-24). We pursue improvement in all areas of ministry including classes, instruction, administration, and relationships. Rather than chasing slick perfectionism, we do the best with what God has given us and conduct ministry with integrity, quality, and appropriate professionalism.

Continuous Learning

We are people of inquiry. We strive to understand the purposes of God with growing depth and clarity. We pursue continuous learning with respect to theology, missiology, and the scriptures. We also grow in personal and professional skills.

Dedication

Everyone involved is dedicated because we are called. We are motivated by our vision and the sending grace of God rather than to gain influence over others, or to gain financially. Dedication also means we are dependable, motivated, pro-active, and broadly self-directed while committed to the practice of teamwork.

Transformative Education

We seek a quality to our mobilization and education efforts that causes transformation in people’s lives and in the Body of Christ. Transformative education includes the expansion of the mind and heart and a reorientation of life leading to obedience. It’s facilitated through consciously directed and relational processes.

Partnership

We nurture deliberate and defined relationships with others who will co-labor with us in our mission. This includes individuals, churches, and other agencies. We seek a broad, objective, and neutral embrace of the many diverse Christian movements, agencies, denominations, churches, and theological streams that also embrace the Lausanne Covenant and pursue the completion of world evangelization. Our desire is that our mobilization efforts extend to all demographics including those of gender, ethnicity, location, and socio-economics.

Leadership Development

The Perspectives movement is dependent on the continuous formation of leaders. The development of leaders requires a personal, relational approach rather than only through “systems” or processes. We pursue Christlike servant models of leading. We also want to develop leaders who in turn develop leaders. We value leaders and workers who are proactive team-based problem solvers.

Our Beliefs

Statement of Faith

Lausanne Covenant

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our values

Dependence on God

We are dependent on God in all we are and in all we do. One among many ways we express this dependence, is through the discipline of prayer. It is also expressed through our attitude and motives which are characterized by humility and faith.

Christ-Like Relationships

First and foremost, Perspectives workers are followers of Jesus. As His followers, we honor Him in all of our relationships. We practice the “one-another” commands of the New Testament as a way of fulfilling Jesus’ command to love one another (John 13:34).

Excellence

We bring our best effort to all we do in Perspectives as unto the Lord (Col. 3:23-24). We pursue improvement in all areas of ministry including classes, instruction, administration, and relationships. Rather than chasing slick perfectionism, we do the best with what God has given us and conduct ministry with integrity, quality, and appropriate professionalism.

Continuous Learning

We are people of inquiry. We strive to understand the purposes of God with growing depth and clarity. We pursue continuous learning with respect to theology, missiology, and the scriptures. We also grow in personal and professional skills.

Dedication

Everyone involved is dedicated because we are called. We are motivated by our vision and the sending grace of God rather than to gain influence over others, or to gain financially. Dedication also means we are dependable, motivated, pro-active, and broadly self-directed while committed to the practice of teamwork.

Transformative Education

We seek a quality to our mobilization and education efforts that causes transformation in people’s lives and in the Body of Christ. Transformative education includes the expansion of the mind and heart and a reorientation of life leading to obedience. It’s facilitated through consciously directed and relational processes.

Partnership

We nurture deliberate and defined relationships with others who will co-labor with us in our mission. This includes individuals, churches, and other agencies. We seek a broad, objective, and neutral embrace of the many diverse Christian movements, agencies, denominations, churches, and theological streams that also embrace the Lausanne Covenant and pursue the completion of world evangelization. Our desire is that our mobilization efforts extend to all demographics including those of gender, ethnicity, location, and socio-economics.

Leadership Development

The Perspectives movement is dependent on the continuous formation of leaders. The development of leaders requires a personal, relational approach rather than only through “systems” or processes. We pursue Christlike servant models of leading. We also want to develop leaders who in turn develop leaders. We value leaders and workers who are proactive team-based problem solvers.