2016/10/23 — Brigada Today:

Compiled/Edited by Doug Lucas and Tina McCormick, Team Expansion
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In this issue…
1) ConnecTEFL: Online Certification for Teaching English
2) Is there a Job Search Missions Bulletin Board Anywhere?
3) Learn about Islam from Muslims at this One-Day Seminar
4) TESOL Training in Asia
5) New Prayer Book Just Published Last Week
6) Serge is Looking for a full-time Chief Financial Officer
7) Want to Give Your Child the World? Get the Book
8) Learn about Crossing Cultures in Scripture
9) Who’s Going to Cross?
10) Nice “Quiz” game at JoshuaProject.net
11) Do the Wingfeather Saga Books Inspire you???
12) Are you Coming to the “Finishing the Task” Conference?
13) Would You Consider Including Brigada in your Thanksgiving?
14) The Last Bit: Please Help us Find the Best Online Learning Software
15) Closing Stuff

2) Is there a Job Search Missions Bulletin Board Anywhere?

staff-wantedRemember the good ole days when a group called “Intercristo” carried job listings for missionaries — and profiles of willing workers too. Suppose someone wants to find ministry opportunities these days — I’m thinking foreign, but I guess it could list those in one’s homeland too. Ideally, it would specify whether the jobs are paid, or exclusively support-raised. Is there such a thing???

3) Learn about Islam from Muslims at this One-Day Seminar

Want to hear about Islam from the mouth of those who practice it? Attend this one-day conference, “War, Peace and Compassion” in Louisville, Kentucky, from 11am through 6pm on Nov. 5th on the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus. Learn the basics, the virtues and merits, explore jihad and the “violent verses” side by side with Muslim clerics, hear Muslims debunk the hate-speech, and ask questions of Muslims themselves.


Lunch and refreshments will be served. Use code interfaith20 for a 20% discount. If you have questions, write Imam Mohammed Wasif Iqbal…

(Originally learned about this from Martin, then corresponded directly with Imam Iqbal to learn even more details.)

4) TESOL Training in Asia

Get TESOL training for those in ministry at a ministry budget price. Asean Center for TESOL offers an intensive, five-week course leading to a TESOL certificate in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Get classes, community experience, and lots of guidance – and a certificate – all at the same time. It might end up being less expensive to fly to Thailand and take this course than it would be to take a similar course in your homeland! For more information, see…


or write
infothaiatactesoldotcom .

5) New Prayer Book Just Published Last Week

We’ve been waiting for the sequel to “Red Moon Rising” for years. Now, available for the first time (just published last week), Pete Greig’s book, “Dirty Glory,” will likely inspire and challenge. See the trailer here…

I say, “likely” because, having watched the trailer, I still can’t exactly tell what it’s ABOUT. But I like the tag line, “Go Where Your Best Prayers Take You.” Anyone read this yet who can comment on it? If it’s like Red Moon Rising, it will be GREAT.

13) We’re Grateful for…(Would you give to Brigada this Thanksgiving?)

give-thanks-in-everythingWe’re thankful for the anonymous friend from Fullerton, CA, who sent a $200 check, along with a note that said, “thanks to Brigada for equipping the saints for the work of ministry so well.” What an encouragement! God bless you!!!

Would You Consider Including Brigada in your Thanksgiving?
This Thanksgiving, would you consider making an offering gift to Brigada? If you can, please do what you can to come up with $100. Then on November 14th, 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 at brigada.org . In advance, please hear us when we say, “Thank you!” And God bless!!!

14) The Last Bit: Please Help us Find the Best Online Learning Software

Shew. I give up. We’ve been trying to manage online learning with Vimeo and webpages. I had an unpleasant experience with Moodle. I give up. We need to find the ability to create classes, verify that the person has watched and interacted with content, and, like most other things, we don’t have much money. We see websites like the Capterra listing…


But honestly, this would take DAYS (weeks???) to sift through all those options. Can anyone save us time? What’s the best product, with the highest level of security, with the most engaging and fun interface (rapid development of coursework for trainers, engaging experience for students), at the best price LONG-term (not necessarily a “free” dumbed-down version). We probably should look for a solution that has unlimited classes, unlimited students, and unlimited potential.

Wow — as I look at this, I’m thinking — does an answer even exist? Thanks for any help you can give.


15) Closing Stuff

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