2016/05/15 — Brigada Today

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In this issue…
1) Mobile Ministry Training Course Begins June 7
2) Webinar on Refugees and Media Ministry
3) “Dental Care For All” One-Day Class
4) Award-winning security technology for reduced pricing
5) SRS Public Bootcamp Schedule
6) Where Would YOU Stage a Mission Conference in Asia?
7) Israel Azmera Haven Retreat 2016
8) Legacy Conference to Feature Nabeel Qureshi (“…Finding Jesus”)
9) New Book, “Scatter,” Gives Guidance for Marketplace Ministry
10) “Serving Well in China:” An Online Training Course for Workers
11) Needing Fresh Insight on Support Raising?
12) Looking for a Good Reentry Experience in the Midwest?
13) We’re Grateful…
14) The BackPage: How Would One Develop an Oral-based Course?
15) Closing Stuff

1) Mobile Ministry Training Course Begins June 7

Short-term mission teams can use their mobile phones to share the gospel. Long-term missionaries can use them for training and discipleship. This four-week Mobile Ministry Training Course equips believers in mobile evangelism, mobile in remote areas, mobile audio and video, social media and mobile websites. It is run jointly by the Mobile Ministry Forum and Cybermissions for only $40 for Western missionaries and $20 for non-Western. Learn more at…

https://cybermissions.org/moodle/

2) Webinar on Refugees and Media Ministry

mobile ministryMobile Ministry Forum is offering a free webinar: Refugees and Media Ministry, on May 25, at 8AM PT. Keith Williams will highlight the opportunities and difficulties being faced in reaching out to refugees with the Gospel. He will talk about the ways in which mobile/media ministry can enable individuals and ministries to better serve refugees and list useful tools and resources. Register at…

http://www.mobileministryforum.org/refugees-and-media-ministry

3) “Dental Care For All” One-Day Class

This is a hands-on course which teaches you how to treat dental decay without painful drills and needles for only pennies per tooth. It is very easy to learn. Check out

Dental Care For All One Day Class from Gerard Beauchemin on Vimeo.

The next USA-based courses are 6/13-14 or 6/16-17, 2016 (“Institute of Biblical Community Development” Oklahoma). Alternatively, an instructor can fly to your state, province or country. For more info on that, email
Gerryatdentalcareforalldotorg

4) Award-winning security technology for reduced pricing

Now, organizations can get the highest level of security technology without having to pay the prices that Fortune 500 companies pay. It’s available through International Care in partnership with Global Warning System and customizable for your team. It’s one of the many great services provided by the team that loves missions at International Care. To read more…

http://international-care.com/travel-security/

Schedule a demo and find out more by emailing Mike… mikedotbiggeraticareemaildotcom

5) SRS Public Bootcamp Schedule

Support Raising Solutions has a goal: to flood the nations with spiritually healthy, vision-driven and fully-funded Great Commission workers. Are you struggling with raising support? They use biblical and relational support raising methods to equip you and help you reach your ministry assignment quickly. For more info…

http://www.supportraisingsolutions.org

Upcoming SRS Bootcamp dates include May 17-18: Pasadena, CA, June 28-29: Dallas, TX.

6) Where Would YOU Stage a Mission Conference in Asia?

Suppose you were seeking to stage a retreat for your mission workers in Asia (maybe SE Asia in particular). You expect around 150 people to attend. You need big meeting rooms, meals, activities for kids, safety and security, a tranquil setting, and some kind of natural beauty like an ocean (and a beach?) or majestic mountains. Price is a factor — but you’ll consider anything. Where would you stage such a get-together? And at what time of the year would you stage it? (Late May or early June, for example?) Please click “Comment” below the web version of this item. Feel free to recommend general areas, but what would REALLY be helpful would be specific properties which have worked with mission agencies before and who understand our unique needs. Thanks in advance for any help you can give!

7) Israel Azmera Haven Retreat 2016

Azmera is a new ministry whose mission is to impact women who are impacting the world. One way they do this is by offering nurturing, restful, transformational retreats to encourage English speaking, kingdom minded women (workers and expats) serving overseas. Their first one will be held on the Sea of Galilee this September. For more info and to register, click to

http://www.azmera.net

8) Legacy Conference to Feature Nabeel Qureshi (“…Finding Jesus”)

This year’s Legacy Conference will feature Nabeel Qureshi, a Muslim who was seeking Allah and found Jesus (see the book by that name). It will take place in Grand Rapids MI, June 23-24. Other speakers include Abdu Murray, Georges Houssney, Jay Smith, Don McCurry and John Span. Practical breakouts will offer strategies and resources for refugee ministry, local outreach to Muslims, ministry to women and international students, discipling new believers and seekers, apologetics, understanding ISIS and much more. Learn more at…

http://www.legacyconference.org

9) New Book, “Scatter,” Gives Guidance for Marketplace Ministry

scatterGod is at work today in the global marketplace, providing avenues for a new generation to advance the Great Commission through their workplace. In his new book “Scatter: Go Therefore and Take Your Job With You,” Andrew Scott outlines a new paradigm to do just that, engaging the global church to reach the nations through their everyday jobs. Scott invites every Christian to be God’s global image bearer, and to find their part in God’s plan to reach the world with the Good News. Whether you are seeking significance or direction personally, or wrestling with how “business as mission” fits into your organization’s strategy, this book will both challenge and inspire you. See it at…

http://www.amazon.com/Scatter-Therefore-Take-Your-Job/dp/0802412904

(Thanks Allan!)

10) “Serving Well in China:” An Online Training Course for Workers

ChinaSource has produced an online course that will give you a framework for understanding the complexities of China, your role as an outsider, and will help you set realistic expectations. It is taught by two veteran China workers. The cost is $30.00, but Brigada readers can use the promo code “Brigada” for 25% off. (offer expires June 30.)
Go here to enroll:

https://www.udemy.com/serving-well-in-china/

12) Looking for a Good Reentry Experience in the Midwest?

We hear good things about the debriefing experience provided by TRAIN International in Joplin, MO. Their re-entry retreat, “ABIDE,” is taken from the meaning of abide, “To continue without fading or being lost.” Their next ABIDE debriefing is this summer, July 10-15 and includes children’s and youth debriefing. They equip cross-cultural workers to process their experiences, navigate the challenges of re-entry and reverse culture shock, spiritually recharge and find rest, and tell their story well. So now you can ensure that you or those serving with your agency “continue without fading or being lost.” For more info you can call TRAIN at 417.625.1400, email them at
trainingsattraininternationaldotorg or learn more online and register at:

http://traininternational.org/Abide.html

13) We’re Grateful…

thank you on paper…for a $20 gift from the Asian Internet Bible Institute. God bless you!
…for a $30 gift from Mobile Ministry Forum (MMF), who had 5 people sign up for their last webinar who said they had heard about it in Brigada. (Thanks for letting them know you heard about it here, by the way!) They signed up the very day we promoted the webinar in Brigada.
…for a $20 gift from BFTF celebrating their 2800th Africa Ministry member and the RSS feed there at…

http://bftfafricanetwork.ning.com/

Looks like a great resource!

Finally, thanks also to the Mission Network, who sent $100 this past week because they believe in Brigada enough to make a monthly pledge of $100, partly because they want to dare other agencies, churches, and individuals to do the same. God bless you!!! Learn more about Mission Network at…

http://themissionnetwork.org/

Want to join them in giving Brigada a boost in getting the message out to the nations? Just mail a check payable to Team Expansion (Brigada), 13711 Willow Reed Drive, Louisville, KY 40299. Team Expansion is a 501(c)3 incorporation so, for USA citizens, your gift to Christ through Team Expansion is tax-deductible. If you’d rather give online, just click “Donate” in the upper right corner of any Brigada webpage.

14) The BackPage: How Would One Develop an Oral-based Course?

Have you heard of the Kairos course? It’s a favorite daughter of Perspectives. See the course description here…

http://www.kairoscourse.org/course-descriptions

Suppose an org had a small budget to transition this course to an oral-based equivalent — and suppose the designers of Kairos were on board. How would one develop that oral-based, low-tech, solution? The goal would be to come up with something like a reproducible flip-chart, generic enough to apply to multiple courses, but with stories that can be easily translated into oral-based cultures, for example, in SE Asia. The assumption is — we’d have to write the first draft in English, then translate it into the target language. If you know of someone equipped and effective to make this happen, please comment below then write us at EditoratBrigadadotorg . Thanks!

15) Closing Stuff

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