Perspectives Course


And Jesus came and spake to them unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20, KJV)

This course is designed to serve the interests and needs of local church members who want to think more critically about Christian missionary work and to develop effective and relevant strategies for Christian witness in the contemporary world. The class is a response to active interest expressed by leaders who worship and serve in several local churches and nearby communities.

The class will meet on Thursday evenings (7:30 – 9:30 PM). The first session is scheduled for Thursday September 5th in the Theater Room at Hayward Wesleyan Church. The course will not embrace any one theological viewpoint versus others and will be interdenominational and cross cultural in emphases.

The course is organized as a variation of the more well-known Perspectives On The World Christian Movement curriculum as developed by the William Carey Library and The Institute of International Studies in Pasadena California. Specifically, we propose to use the text titled PathLight: Toward Global Awareness, edited by Meg Crossman (2013, Third Edition, YWAM Publishing). All participants will be expected to acquire a copy of this workbook. The course is organized around several themes:

1.  Biblical Paths – Understanding God’s Story                       

2.  Historical Paths – God’s Story in History                               

3.  Strategic Paths – God’s Story for This Generation                           

4.  Cultural Paths – How Can They Be Heard?                                         

5.  Partnership Paths – Telling the Story Together          

The detailed content for those topics will be described in a syllabus when the class convenes. Experienced teachers, visual resources, and conversational learning methods will be employed. The workbook will be available at the first meeting of the class.

A small group of volunteers representing local churches has agreed to plan, organize, and evaluate the course as it proceeds.

Dr. Thomas Correll, who along with his wife Joan, was trained as a linguist and Bible translator and served as a missionary among the Canadian Inuit (Eskimos), will act as the primary convenor for the class. Tom and Joan attended Northwestern Bible College (1949-53 – when Billy Graham was president!) Tom also holds a PhD (University of Minnesota) in anthropology and linguistics, and most recently retired as professor and Dean from Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

If interested to participate in this opportunity to rethink Christian mission, please register by calling the office at the Hayward Wesleyan Church (715-634-4613) or register below:

If you have questions you would like to discuss before deciding whether or not to participate, please call Tom at 715-798-5204.


HWC Information

PO Box 507
10655 Nyman Ave
Hayward, WI 54843

ph: (715) 634-4613
fax: (715) 634-7823

HWC Service Times

  • 8:00-8:45 a.m. MorningSong
  • 9:00 and 10:30am Services, nursery available
  • Youth & Children Ministry during the 10:30am service ONLY