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Perspectives Study Program


Perspectives Study Program, an NCCRS member since June 2014, is based in Pasadena, California. When originally founded in 1974, the program was called the Summer Institute of International Studies (IIS) which became part of the United States Center for World Mission (renamed Frontier Ventures in March 2015).  In the 1990's, IIS was called the Perspectives Study Program in order to more closely align with the course, "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement". Approximately 9,000 students complete the program each year.

The Perspectives Study Program offers a 15-week "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement" course that focuses on various perspectives as outlined below:

  • Biblical perspective: offers narrative in light of the larger view of the Biblical text as declaration of purpose for the World Christian movement;
  • Historical perspective: traces the progress of the World Christian movement from the time of the Biblical narrative to present day;
  • Cultural perspective: explores the breadth of cultural diversity and the impact of culture relative to expansion of the World Christian movement;
  • Strategic perspective: defines factors related to the expansion of the World Christian movement and where the World Christian movement has not yet taken root.

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Source of Official Student Records

Perspectives Study Program
1605 E Elizabeth Street
Pasadena, CA 91104
United States

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