Have you ever taken a course, or done a Bible study that has changed your life? There is a class called Perspectives on the World Christian Movement that has done that for many on the Western Slope who have taken the class. This year it will be offered on Wednesday evenings, starting Jan. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 300 Stafford Lane in Delta.
The instructor for the first lesson is Sean Cooper, who lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Sean is teaching the lesson “The Living God is a Missionary God.” Sean is a full-time mission mobilizer with “The Travelling Team.” He has dedicated his life to reaching churches throughout the United States with this message. This lesson is free and open to the public. Snacks and a light supper will be provided.
The second lesson will be held on Feb. 5, at the same location also from 6 to 9 p.m. The second week topic is “The Story of His Glory” and the teacher for that lesson is Russ Ooms, a local pastor and Bible scholar who is well known for his exceptional teaching skills.
The entire course is 16 weeks, and will meet every Wednesday night until May 20 at Grace Community. Every week will feature a different teacher. Most of the instructors have been involved in world missions for many years. This course is designed to help Christians understand God’s Global purpose. The first five lessons explore God’s desire revealed in Scripture that all nations and every people group would know Him. The next four lessons explore the history of missionary movements from early Christianity to recent missionary movements. The final portion of the course explores how God is moving in the world today, and how Christians are reaching the world through culturally sensitive, Spirit inspired strategies. This part of the course is very exciting as you learn how God is moving in regions of the world that have remained unreached for centuries.
Please come to the first class and learn something new in the new year! After these two lessons, you might be inspired to take the course. To continue, you need to register for the course before the third lesson. The cost for the entire course is $250 which covers the travel costs for these amazing instructors. Included in the price are a textbook and workbook. There are discounts for family members, early registration, and a discount if you purchase your books elsewhere. Scholarships are available for those who demonstrate interest by attending the first two classes, based on need.
More information can be found at Perspectives.org where you can find the Delta class after selecting Colorado on the search map. You can register for the course on the site, or simply come to Grace Community for the first or second lesson and decide if you would like to take the course. You can also call the coordinator of the class, Julie Mixter at 970-216-0781 for information. Perspectives will also be offered in Grand Junction on Tuesday nights starting Jan. 28. Information for that class can be found on the same website.