Daily Archives: 2012/05/13

1) Retreat Especially for Third-culture and Missionary Kids —

They’ve entitled it, “Transitioning to Life in America.” It’s a special retreat sponsored by Missionary Resources. Think of it as a Re-Entry Retreat for MK’s and TCK’s. The dates are August 6-15, 2012. Designed for high school grads and college students transitioning to the US, it’ll give you a chance to enjoy other MKs/TCKs as you meet together to explore such topics as Your Identity in Christ, American Culture, Healthy Relationships, College life, Unresolved Grief and Loss, Money Matters, Guy/Girl Issues, Finding a Home Church, Handling Negative Emotions, and Transition.  They also make use of Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (personality assessment). Activities include a high ropes course, zip line, paintball, swimming and other outdoor sports activities. Intermingled between sessions and activities are small group times where each participant is able to tell his or her story in a safe, understanding environment. It all takes place at beautiful Bethel Christian Camp in Gaston, SC. Contact the organizers at…

mrcdottckdotretreatatgmaildotcom

Register at

http://www.mresourcesconnection.org

 

Learn more about the venue at

 

http://www.bethelchristiancamp.org

 

The registration deadline is June 15. Better act fast.

2) New Video Gospel from GNPI —

Good News Productions, International has produced The Global Gospel, a video series using hand-painted illustrations, along with narration taken straight from the Bible, to present the story of Jesus. It’s an excellent tool for reaching oral learners and, with optional subtitles on the DVDs, for teaching ESL/EFL. Go to:

 

http://www.theglobalgospel.org

 

to order a 3-DVD set for $20. At this site, you can also view all 88 stories online (without subtitles) and learn how to download them, free of charge. GNPI is currently in the process of adapting The Global Gospel into as many of the world’s languages as possible. For more information on becoming a production partner or to help with distribution, let them know at the above website.

3) Interested/Involved in International Student ministry? —

The Association of Christians Ministering among Internationals (ACMI) is hosting its 30th national equipping conference for those ministering among international students, May 31 to June 2nd, in Houston, TX.  ACMI is a 31 year old US/Canadian network of international student ministries and volunteers. For info and registration click on

 

http://www.acmiconference.com/

 

Direct questions to Conf. Dir, Dale Hamilton,

dhamiltoatCentraldotUHdotEDU

5) ESL Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic —

Cornerstone University’s Master of Arts in TESOL program

 

http://cornerstone.edu/tesol/

 

is sponsoring a day-long ESL Workshop on 27 June, 2012 at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

http://accommodation.ibts.eu/

 

Experienced trainers, Dr. Michael and Monica Pasquale, will lead teachers in three practical sessions including: “ESL Ministry Principles – Academic Excellence & Spiritual Focus,” “The Communicative Context,” and “Pronunciation Workshop.” The $25 registration fee covers all costs including breakfast, lunch and all conference materials. For more information, please contact Heidi at

tesolatcornerstonedotedu.

6) International Director Search —

Christar, an agency with over 80 years of experience in church planting among least-reached peoples, is looking for a new International Director. This leadership role includes significant networking with existing Mobilization Centers (Hong Kong, Canada and the U.S.) and helping established new ones (in development in the Philippines, Jordan and India). Cross-cultural communications gifting and experience, international travel, deputized (personal) support raising and some fund raising required. Position Description and core Christar documents will be sent upon request. Email to: Greg, International Board Chair at:

parsonsghatgmaildotcom

7) Bible Storying (Orality) Can Win an entire Village or Town! —

Dear friends and colleagues: In our mission structures and strategies, we’ve heard exciting things about the strategic work of Bible storying (orality).  Entire villages and towns have been transformed from faithless to the faithful because of the simple but profound work of teaching scripture through the spoken word.  Bible Storying can be used strategically and successfully in any ministry from local/national outreach to international work; whether at the local coffee shop or with a group of students or adults.

 

Because we believe so deeply in this approach to missions, Simply Tell the Story has partnered with StoryRunners to form a 3-day training conference June 7-9 in Louisville, KY.  This is our first training of this kind in the Louisville area, and it will equip you to use storying as you engage with people about the Word.  You will learn how to use story sets, from creation to Christ with any one in any context.  Register today!

To learn more, please visit

 

http://www.SimplyTellTheStory.com

 

Please register early; we expect this training to fill up!

8) The Strategic Work of Bible Storying (0rality) —

Entire villages and towns have been transformed from faithless to the faithful because of the simple but profound work of teaching scripture through the spoken word.  Bible Storying can be used strategically and successfully in any ministry from local/national outreach to international work; whether at the local coffee shop or with a group of students or adults.

 

Because the respective organizers believe so deeply in this approach to missions, Simply Tell the Story has partnered with StoryRunners to form a 3-day training conference June 7-9 in Louisville, KY.  This is the first training of this kind in the Louisville area, and it will equip you to use storying as you engage with people about the Word.  You will learn how to use story sets, from creation to Christ with any one in any context.  Register today!  To learn more, please visit

 

http://www.SimplyTellTheStory.com

 

Please register early; they expect this training to fill up!

10) Need to Keep Track of Numbers for Your Group? Try this —

The URL is…

 

http://www.smartsheet.com

 

It’s like a spreadsheet, but smarter. You can manage projects, collaborate, help each other compile reports, and much more — and it’s all quite affordable and quick. There’s a bit of a learning curve, but only if you want to use the bells and whistles. If you just want to contribute and track numbers together, Bam — it’s easy. For $16/month, you get one creator, unlimited users, and 10 different spreadsheets. The price goes up as you add spreadsheets or creators.

12) The BackPage: Final Call for Prayerwalking Helps —

Thanks to the couple of responses I received from those who offered prayerwalking input. David offered a personal testimony, and Marti offered a couple of resources:

 

http://www.waymakers.org/

 

“Prayerwalking: Praying On-site with Insight” (Hawthorne and Kendrick)

 

“Follow Me: Becoming a Lifestyle Prayerwalker” by Randy Sprinkle

 

The resource CD that comes with the integrated short-term mission program, The Next Mile includes a nine-page handout on prayerwalking to use in equipping short-term teams. It’s part of The Next Mile Leader Kit.

 

Those are the only 4 that came out. Is that it? Yikes. In the 90’s, Luis Bush called for prayer walks to all 1739 of the then-JoshuaProject list of Unreached peoples in the AD2000 & Beyond Movement. Of the hundreds of prayer walks, are those the only 4 resources that remain?

 

I remember a pamphlet-length booklet I have in my library. So that makes 1 website, 2 books and a booklet, and 1 CD. Gulp. I have to co-lead (with our VP of Prayer, Ops, and Personnel) a prayer journey to Asia in June. I was kind of hoping our bibliography could be bigger than that. Any other options besides the Bible????

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