Daily Archives: 2011/03/20

1) An Accredited High School Diploma in Your Own Home —

Dalat International School has been involved in MK and TCK education for more than 80 years and it is fully accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC). Recently Dalat has been able to contribute to the ever increasing pool of educational possibilities for missionaries who live in restricted access or isolated conditions by offering students the possibility of earning a Dalat High School Diploma in an online setting – as long as the family has access to dependable broadband Internet. The school has an online high school program with a North American school calendar and structure that mirrors that of the brick and mortar school. A lot of effort is put into making these students part of the Dalat community as much as possible. Registration for the 2011-2012 school year is open, and interested parties are invited to contact the admissions’ officer at

admissionsatdalatonlinedotorg for more information. Student discounts on the published school fees are available for approved mission organizations.

2) Five-Day Course on Multicultural Worship —

Here’s a Five-Day Course on Multicultural Worship, Arts, and Mission (May 16-20, 2011). Are you interested in developing a biblical and missiological framework for the arts in cross-cultural worship and ministry? Want to learn field research skills for the arts? Trying to gain practical tools for multicultural congregational contexts? Want to learn songs from a variety of world worship traditions? A collaborative team of experts from the Int’l Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE) will teach a course in “Ethnodoxology in Christian Ministry” at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU), located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA. The course is being offered for undergraduate and graduate credit as well as a workshop option for people in full-time ministry. An on-campus housing-and-meals package is available for participants. For more information, write to Dr. Rob at

hewellratobudotedu or go to:

 

http://plaza.obu.edu/hewellr/EdoxRegister.pdf

 

To learn more about other EthnoArts and ethnodoxology-related courses offered by ICE partners, see the “training” link at the website:

 

http://worldofworship.org

3) Go to the nations — as an English teacher —

Take a 4-week TESOL course in effective teaching techniques; become an excellent ESL teacher.  Many nations are eager to have English teachers, so your TESOL certificate will open many doors. The next course, sponsored by Youth With A Mission, Lebanon, PA USA runs from May 16 to June 10, 2011.  The course will be offered again June 27 to July 22, 2011. See their web site at…

 

http://ywampa.org

 

for more details and application forms or email questions to

ywampaatcomcastdotnet

4) Mission to Missionaries Event in Gros Morne National Park —

International Alliance for Missions, Inc. is holding its third HSP-M2M Event this summer and you are invited to apply for this time of refreshing and relaxation. This is not a retreat during which you are expected to attend workshops, participate in discussions, etc. They call this an Event because you are able to spend quality time with the Lord in that secret place that you’ve sought after before but perhaps just couldn’t find. The dates are August 20th – August 25th, 2011 and the place is the Oceanview Hotel, Rocky Harbor, Newfoundland, Canada, located in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its spectacular views of mountain ranges. See the full explanation and all registration details at…

 

http://www.coffeeonline.org/m2m/event/2011.html

5) Libya Crisis Response —

With every hour that passes, new and challenging events are unfolding in Libya, causing great fear and uncertainty. The global community of faith seeks to immediately respond to this crisis by mobilizing prayer and opportunities to help.

 

The Libya Prayer Website displays real time tweets and Facebook prayers about this crisis; sign up for daily emails with prayer points.

 

http://www.Pray4Libya.net

 

Post and follow prayer requests on Twitter:

 

http://twitter.com/#!/pray4libya

 

and Facebook:

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pray4Libya/165636503485905

 

Each day, dynamic information will be added to these sites, where you will find ways to give, provide funding for Medical Relief and other tangible initiatives, serve, submit and find opportunities to serve those affected by this crisis. The Pray4Libya Crisis Response is open to everyone who wants to see the people of Libya experience the love and grace of God.

6) Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills in Phoenix —

Are you ready to identify, learn and practice skills that will enhance your effectiveness and your enjoyment of the people God has placed in your life? This is your invitation and opportunity to register for Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills (SYIS), a workshop entirely focused on improving your daily interactions. SYIS will be held May 1-6 at Frontiers’ headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. Register by March 8 to take advantage of the early-bird discount price of $295. Details are available at

 

http://www.frontiersUSA.org/SYIS or write

 

MemberCareatfrontiersUSAdotorg

7) Christians in English Language Teaching Conference —

The 9th Christians in English Language Teaching (CELT) Conference is going to be held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 27 to 29 January 2012. The theme of the conference is “Exploring the Vocation of English Language Teaching and Scholarship.” Check out information from the CELT website,

 

http://www.celtconference.org/

 

for the conference flyer and Call for Proposals. Early proposal deadline is June 15, 2011. The conference organizers can use your help in spreading the news to your churches, organizations, friends, and people whom may be interested. If you have any questions, please email Cheng at

tesoldotchengatgmaildotcom

8) Looking for Bestselling Illustrated Bibles —

Find bestselling illustrated Bibles, New Testament and children’s Bibles for very inexpensive prices to use as tools for outreach. Browse to

 

http://www.scanpublishing.dk

 

or email

igatscanpublishingdotdk

9) Hats off to some Brilliant Brigada Partners —

We’re struck by the fact that, even without asking, people still recognize that we have expenses and they still want to add fuel to the fire. This week, we’re celebrating a $25 gift from the Int’l Council of Ethnodoxologists. (See their item above in the #1 slot.) Also — get this — remember a while back when our Brigada.org site was subjected to a Denial of Service attack? In particular, the rascal that attacked our site had set up a repeating routine one of our donation portals. He would submit a bad credit card charge in rabbit-dial fashion. For the first few days, we were seeing all the hundreds of attempts, without realizing that our credit card portal company was charging us a small amount for each attempted charge. By the time we realized what was happening and shut down the portal, the perpetrator had cost us $550. Well one of our brilliant Brigada participants remembered that attack. This past week, bless his heart, all the way from Penang, Malaysia, he offset that attack by giving, of all things, $550. In other words, he covered the entire cost of the incident! Whooooooo-hoooooooooooo! He attached a note that read, ” May the Lord multiply it. Don’t have to mention me in the donations sections. I just think that the networking offered by Brigada is awesome. It shows that the strength of the church is in our unity.” Hear my heart — in the dark of the night, when I’m thinking, “Should I really go write another Brigada Today?” … do you think my heart doesn’t remember participants such as this brother from Malaysia? Please take a moment right now and give thanks for his sacrificial act of service. God be praised!

10) The BackPage: Giving Prayer a Place —

Have you noticed, in your own ministry or personal walk, what a difference it makes when you give prayer a place? I was reflecting on this over the past week as our staff of workers at Emerald Hills refreshed the training room that we’ve been using as a prayer room since the first of the year. Do we need the training space? Absolutely. In many ways, it creates additional headaches and space-problems by setting aside that entire 17′ by 20′ classroom as a prayer room. But at the same time, I’ve noticed how grateful our workers are to have a place to pray. Now in some ways, our whole building is set aside for that purpose. (We named the building a Prayer Center.) But it just wasn’t quite good enough for our team members. They wanted a room that could be darkened some… with lots of that brown freezer-wrap paper on the wall for people to record their prayer requests, praises, and outcomes. They wanted a “holy of holies” with quiet worship music playing in the background. They wanted pillows, prayer rugs, and special curtains. Now please understand, our staff here doesn’t really seem to be the mystical type. But there’s something about setting aside a special place to pray. It somehow makes it more . . . . I don’t know… more of a destination. Now granted, on our property here at Emerald Hills, we’re in the process of building 29 designated prayer shelters scattered on prayer trails throughout the land. But, somehow, they needed more. I guess, to be fair, it has indeed been a cold winter here with more than the usual amount of snow. And they *did* set up the room on Dec. 31st… so why should I be surprised.

 

What about your ministry, church or family? Do you find that it helps to set up a designated *place* to pray? A mountain-top grotto? … a quiet closet in the basement? Can you … would you take a moment to tell us what you’ve done? Just click on the link below the web version of this item and share what *you* have seen in your own experience. And thanks in advance for participating.

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