Perspectives is Mobilization
The reason that Melissa and I dedicate our lives to Perspectives is because Perspectives mobilizes people to the mission of God. Our personal Perspectives stories illustrate this and the stories we receive each semester encourage us to keep training and coaching these local mobilizers through the vehicle of Perspectives.
This Spring we saw 16 classes complete their semester, with over 500 participants. The purple dots above represent each of these classes. With 15 classes planned for the fall (double from last Fall), we are right on track to reach the goal of 50 classes by 2020, Praise God! We pray that God will continue to use the Perspectives course to mobilize His body to fulfill His mission.
Testimonies from 2017 Spring
"Taking Perspectives has definitely challenged me to step up & out of fear for what really matters, God's Glory & His Name to be praised among all the peoples of the world. This course has changed the way I look at the news & people seeing God work thru so many faithful servants to see the gospel preached in all languages & to the ends of the earth. I will never be the same & I pray that I do not waste all the amazing things that I have learned thru Perspectives."
- Miami FL student
"Perspectives transformed the way that I read scripture, as well as how I understand how to apply it to my life."
- Athens GA student
"This class really changed my life. After taking it, I can see how there is a huge need for missions to unreached people, and how helping with that need isn't nearly as hard as it seems. You don't actually have to be a full time missionary to help reach the unreached. It's as simple as saying hello to an international in your community."
- Huntsville AL student
" 'Perspectives' is the perfect title for this course. I gained countless new perspectives on: God's love for every ethnic group,God's command and calling of all people, God's work and power in unreached people's, the necessity to set aside our Western way of thinking in order to learn and understand a new culture, the necessity of discipleship verses evangelism for the spreading of the gospel with true and lasting change. Perspectives is truly a thought altering, life changing course."
- Birmingham AL student
"I felt like my mission roots ran pretty deep, but I had them deepened by fathoms through Perspectives. It opened my eyes to what God is currently doing around the world (often not apparent in the headlines) as well as the rich history of those who have gone before us and sacrificed (beyond the usual "big names"). I can no longer look at the world the same--I have new lenses and my eyesight is forever changed through this course."
- Greensboro NC student
"This has been one of the most amazing classes I have ever taken. It has allowed to see God's heart for the nations and his plan to bring the nations to himself. The plan to use us to bless the nation has always been His plan A. We have to got to pre-commit ourselves to God's plan and just take the next step, not leap, of faith."
- Tallahassee FL student
"Early on in the class an older lady pointed out how lucky I was to take Perspectives at age 22. She told me she wished she could have as much time as I do to make a difference in the world with everything I've learned. This class has absolutely helped me realign my life plan with God's global plan of redemption."
- Tuscaloosa AL student
For His Glory in All the Earth!
Adam & Melissa Hoffman