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2008/07/27 — Brigada

“Brigada: Since 1995… Buckets full of Resources, Trends, Challenges — all in a weekly e-zine & website…”
Compiled by Doug Lucas, Team Expansion, Louisville, KY
(Thanks for your patience as we ‘catch up’ with the publishing date.)

In this issue…
1) Help Int’l Students In Your Homeland
2) Soccer Balls Perfect For Outreach
3) International Water Missions Training, Oct 9-11, 2008
4) Iccm-Asia Conference
5) The Purpose-Driven Mission Conference
6) Church Missions Resource On Cd – Now 5 Volumes
7) Would You Consider Vaulting Brigada Forward?
8) The Backpage: What’s Your Best Source Of New Recruits?
9) Closing Stuff

Int’l Water Missions Training, Oct. 9-11, 2008

Every aspect of the PureWater PureLife Water Training Conference is designed to help ordinary people — missionaries, short-term mission teams, disaster relief workers — understand drinking water problems and learn practical ways to help. The 3-day conference features a blend of classroom sessions and hands-on experience. It’s slated to occur at Country Lakes Christian Retreat Center, Underwood, Indiana, just 20 minutes from Louisville, Kentucky, USA, October 9- 11, 2008. Learn how to assess and treat a village’s water and health situation, how to teach basic health/sanitation concepts, and a whole lot more. Learn more at:


or call Bob +1-502-719-9845 or email

ICCM-Asia Conference

Registrations are open for the second ICCM-Asia conference. This conference is for those involved in Information Technology and cross-cultural work in Asia, both nationals and expatriates. It will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, October 27-30, 2008. The keynote speaker has experience in online pastor training, internet cafes and IE in Asia. As well as technical topics there will be discussions around BAM. The Early Bird Discount finishes on September 8, 2008. So visit

or email

for more information.

The Purpose-Driven Mission Conference

To Every Tribe Ministries is pleased to announce that Dr. John Piper will be a featured speaker along with the founder of TETM, and a host of others. It’ll take place October 18-19, 2008 at High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. It aims to make much of Christ, to challenge believers to pursue the privilege of radical mission to unreached peoples, and to pray for the Lord of the harvest to send out harvesters. Register at


Or contact Tommi

Would You Consider Vaulting Brigada Forward?

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The Backpage: What’s Your Best Source Of New Recruits?

In a day and age when many missionaries are retiring (having gone out at the conclusion of WWII), it would seem more and more important to understand the headwaters of new mission recruitment. So… where do you get yours? Are you and your agency the type that recruits mostly from colleges & universities? … or do you find yourself more often than not in seminaries and Bible colleges? … or, truth be known, you very much just as soon spend time in local churches and home meetings?
And what themes seem most effective among your recruitment staffers today? Are you more likely to talk about Bible mandates? … or do you find that today’s prospective recruits respond most often to information about global *need*? Or do you follow a different track? Join the discussion. Just click “comments” below and weigh in. Let’s make this a virtual resource for our recruitment staffs. Thank you, in advance, for helping us all learn more “what works!”

Closing Stuff

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