20000326 Brigada Today

In this issue….

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KINGDOM CONNECTIONS

Most of us have heard about Interdev’s partnership development seminars intended for missionaries and people group advocates on the “sent side.” But now they have a new partnership education seminar designed for church and organizational leaders interested in a better understanding of the principles driving evangelism/church planting partnerships — for those on the “sender side.” The first “Kingdom Connections: Transforming Your Ministry Through Partnership,” will be held in both in England and the US. The North American “Kingdom Connections” will be held in Atlanta, June 6- 9, 2000. For more info, contact Interdev-USatxcdotorg  (Interdev-USatxcdotorg)  . The dates for the UK are 30 May – 2 June 2000; write Interdev-UKatxcdotorg  (Interdev-UKatxcdotorg)   for info. Space is limited.
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WHERE DO YOU FIND BIBLES OR JESUS FILMS?

Brigada autoresponder That’s a great question. In fact, it came up again this past week in a Brigada-peoples inquiry. Randall reminded us that Bibles can be located at http://www.gospelcom.net/ibs/; check the bottom of the page for “complete listing of what’s available.” In addition, Ken has compiled a complete list of sources for scriptures, many of which sell Bibles in various languages. If you’re one of those, write biblesatbrigadadotorg  (biblesatbrigadadotorg)   to get a full list of contributors.

Randall also reminded us that the Jesus film can be found at http://www.jesusfilm.org/updates/languages.html and, again, ordering info is at the bottom of the page.

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SOURCES FOR CHRISTIAN CLIP-ART

Brigada autoresponder Remember the “old days” (like early 80s) in which you had to use paper copies of Christian clip art, manually pasting them next to odd-sized computer-generated stories? Now we’re into the “next generation” for Christian clip art, where you can download and place computer images instead. And now, “Ken” has made it all the easier for you! You see, Ken has just completed a full study of Christian clip-art sources. For more information, write imagesatbrigadadotorg  (imagesatbrigadadotorg)  .
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YOUR LATEST MISSIONS SKIT SCRIPT?

theater masksThat’s what Roger would like to gather. Send your script to RBusPs67ataoldotcom  (RBusPs67ataoldotcom)  . He’ll compile them into a single file and log it with us here . . . so others will have access to it too. So . . . in a couple of weeks, count on hearing back from Roger regarding options (okay Roger? :-) ). Again, Roger’s looking for some kind of play, drama, or skit that could help a local church become more convicted, aware and/or informed about world missions.
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VOLUNTEER INSURANCE

Don’t let your short-term volunteers go overseas without considering that most major medical insurance plans do not provide adequate or complete coverage for overseas travel. Adams & Associates International has developed a Travel Insurance program specifically for Volunteers serving on short-term mission trips. This plan includes $100,000 for Accidental Death & Dismemberment, $1,000 per month (for 100 months) for accident Permanent Total Disability, $25,000 Emergency Medical Evacuation, $2,500 Medical Reimbursement, $5,000 Repatriation of Mortal Remains, $2,500 Personal Property and Travel Assistance. The cost for this coverage is $2.00 per person, per day. Those with differing needs can also be accommodated. Adams & Associates International has exclusively served those around world since 1980. Please visit their new web-site at http://www.aaintl.com or e-mail to aaiataaintldotcom  (aaiataaintldotcom)  .
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MISSIONS ENCOURAGEMENT VIA EMAIL

letter and ligntening bolt Each week the prayer and poem list is sent out with 3 to 5 missions prayer requests and a recent poem written by the list moderator, Mert. If you would like people on a non- secure list to pray for an unreached people group or your cross- cultural ministry or would like to pray for such concerns, you are invited to send a blank email to prayer-poem-subscribeateverybodydotorg  (prayer-poem-subscribeateverybodydotorg)  . One reader said, “In terms of poetry and missions, Mert is the best I’ve run across!” For a number of sampler email files with missions related poems, send a “Request for Missions Poems” to Mert at mertakaateverybodydotorg  (mertakaateverybodydotorg)  .
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CROSS-COMMISSIONING

Bible The sister Cross and Commission list consists of a 4-7K reflection on a Biblical passage related to the apostolic themes of Luke 24:44-49. Beginning in June, these reflections will begin a chronological trek from Genesis to Revelation. If you would like to apply more of the Biblical wisdom to your part in God’s global mission, you are invited to subscribe by sending a blank email to cross-commission-subscribeateverybodydotorg  (cross-commission-subscribeateverybodydotorg)  . All services are totally free of charge.
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REDEMPTIVE ANALOGIES

The staff members at SOON Gospel Literature have put together a set of links on redemptive analogies as part of their Web Evangelism Guide. If you have other good links to suggest, they are interested! Click to http://www.brigada.org/today/articles/redemptive.html or to: tonyatsoondotorgdotuk  (tonyatsoondotorgdotuk)  .
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SONGS TO THE CREATOR

musical notes The folks at Wiconi International are again excited to announce the release of another anointed and edifying music/worship tape featuring traditional style — First Nations music that honors Jesus Christ. This new recording project is titled, “Songs to the Creator — First Nations Songs of Praise and Worship.”

This CD is a mixture of original traditional style songs of the Coastal People of the Pacific Northwest, Plains First Nations Flute, and blended contemporary/First Nations music. The prayer of the producers, Songs to the Creator Indigenous Music Program, A Division of NAIM Ministries, is that the music will touch the heart of the listener and draw them closer to the Creator God. It’s a very enjoyable sound of worship.

Like Jonathon Maracle’s recent release, Rise Up Mighty Warrior, this is a wonderful example of how lovers of Jesus can use the traditional sounds and styles of First Nations people to create beautiful songs of praise and worship to Jesus Christ. You can order your copy of Songs to the Creator from Wiconi International by emailing wanbliataoldotcom  (wanbliataoldotcom)  .

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ADVOCACY IS LEARNING, LINKING AND LOVING

graduation cap Has God given you a passion for an unreached people group that you want to share with your church and others? If so, come to Caleb Project’s “Advocate Training Seminar” April 27-29. Discover how to focus on a people group and help others do so, too. Learn the benefits and pitfalls of ministry partnerships and discover that you’re not alone. Strategize with like- minded advocates and share your stories. The three-day training session will be held in Denver, CO. For more information contact John or Marti at Caleb Project jshannahatcprojectdotcom  (jshannahatcprojectdotcom)   or 303-730-4181; or visit http://www.calebproject.org.
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A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME JUST MIGHT BE ENCRYPTED!

So how do you communicate with your Christian colleagues in the most sensitive spots in the world? Send your best ideas to blacklightresponsiveathotmaildotcom  (blacklightresponsiveathotmaildotcom)  .
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OPERATION CHINA IS COMING!

That’s the name of the first in-depth treatment on the peoples of China with a focus on the minorities. With a page per group, color photos and charts locating the people in country, this book has been years in the making. It will be about 700- page, 7″x10″ full color inside and out and will be released in the Fall. The retail price will be around $35, but if you or your organization would like to get in on a special pre-publication purchase of these books in LARGE quantity (100 or more prices starting at $13 each), contact: Greg gregdotparsonsatuscwmdotorg  (gregdotparsonsatuscwmdotorg)   at the U.S. Center for World Mission and William Carey Library.
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