Daily Archives: 2012/10/07

“Brigada is a great source for new ideas and a connecting place for missions thinking and action. It helps reduce unnecessary duplication and multiplies relationships for the Kingdom. If you don’t get it, you will miss something that can help you advance your calling.” Greg H. Parsons, PhD, Global Director, USCWM, Padadena, California

— Brigada Today for Sunday, 7 of October, 2012

1) Welcome to Brigada’s First Ever iContact Mailing —

In last week’s Brigada, we announced that we were going to be transitioning away from GoogleGroups and YahooGroups. We explained that on Friday, you would receive an invitation to subscribe to the new Brigada list at iContact. We emailed the announcement as planned, informing our 10,000 subscribers of the shift beginning at noon this past Friday. We were amazed that, within 24 hours, over 1000 people had already actively shifted their subscription. It has now been about 18 hours since we emailed the instructions and over 500 more subscribers have followed us over. We hope you enjoy the new service. We’re praying that it can serve you all the more effectively for years to come. Thanks again for the trust you extend, along with the interest you share. May God increase our capacity through our mutually-shared knowledge base!

2) Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities —

IDEAS offers short-term volunteer opportunities for Christian professionals who want to gain international professional experience while also developing relationships and embracing a new culture and community. The Contract Associate Program (CAP) was created to provide international opportunities for Christian professionals while also providing support and expertise to long-term Associates and projects. These short-term assignments range from two weeks to one year. Visit

http://www.ideasworld.org/opportunities/short-term-opportunities/

for a list of current opportunities or email
vickidotoehringatideasworlddotorg

3) Survive Active Shooter Incidences —

The City of Houston, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, has developed a short training video regarding “active shooter” events. Although this video was designed for domestic audiences, the principles apply anywhere, and even more so in countries and settings where law enforcement help may not be available.
See the video at…

4) Go. Grow. Conference —

Here’s an Ag. conference coming up on the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC on November 2-3, 2012. For two days, Bayer CropScience’s agriculture experts and instructors will train you in basic agricultural principles. These instructors, some who have lived and taught in the developing world, can help you respond to basic human needs while creating a pathway for your message. You won’t become an expert, but as an equipped ‘technologist from America,’ you will learn about the pressing questions of agriculture and where to find answers. For more information and registration, go to:

http://sebts.edu/news-resources/conferences/Go%20Grow%20Conference.aspx

5) Plain English for clarity in written communications —

Plain Language (also called Plain English, Plain Writing, Plain Talk, Clear Language) is writing so that readers can easily find what they need, understand what they read, and use it to fulfill their needs. Numerous countries and private companies have adopted Plain Language as policy. Learn more, along with features of StyleWriter 4 editor software (which helps you craft plain English) at…

http://www.betterenglish.org.ph/StyleWriter/Stylewriter.htm

For more info, contact
gtgalacioatyahoodotcom

6) Florida Awaits Tentmakers Business As Mission People —

Global Opportunities & TENT informed us this past week that the next 4.5 day tentmaking course, Oct 17-21, is filling up quickly. The focus of these intense days is on ministry development, cultural adaptation and getting ready to go. Space is limited so please register early. If Florida does not fit your schedule there is one more course in 2012 in GERMANY Nov 1-4. Check here for all upcoming courses through 2013.

http://www.globalopps.org/news.htm or email goemail(at)globalopps.org

7) New Resource for Non-profits/NGOs —

Good Neighbor Insurance, the travel and overseas insurance company owned and staffed by former missionaries, has created new online helps and resources for missionary and non-governmental groups with staff overseas, at

Helps include an honest look at what they like about each insurance carrier, specific ways to help make missionary healthcare more affordable, as well as helping home staff and HR personnel be more efficient. The site now has specific tips for those organizations without a group policy (missionaries carry their own insurance), missions groups who have group insurance elsewhere, and groups that are currently clients. This resource is especially helpful to smaller and/or newer mission groups.

8) Youth Night: “In My Generation.” You’re invited! —

OMF Youth Night will be held this year on Friday, October 19, at Fujian Evangelical Church at 12200 Blundell Road, Richmond. This special evening is free and open to all youth – high school, college, university, young professionals and the young at heart! Registration will open at 6:30 pm and the program will run from 7 to 9 pm. This year’s keynote speaker is David Ullstrom, missionary in Taiwan. There will also be other OMF missionaries who will be sharing their experiences. Register early by phoning OMF at 604-278-1208 or email
cadotbcdotrmcatomfmaildotcom

9) Heart For Asia Conference —

You’re invited to the free annual OMF Heart for Asia Conference scheduled for Saturday, October 20 at Fujian Evangelical Church at 12200 Blundell Road, Richmond. This conference is open to all. A light lunch will be provided (by donation). Registration will open at 9:00 am and the conference will run from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. This year’s keynote speaker is David Ullstrom, missionary in Taiwan, with other missionaries sharing their experiences as well. Register early by phoning OMF at 604-278-1208 or email
cadotbcdotrmcatomfmaildotcom

10) Heart For Asia Conference (Victoria) —

You’re invited to the free annual OMF Heart for Asia Conference scheduled for Saturday, October 27 at Victoria Chinese Pentecostal Church, 2215 Dowler Place, Victoria. This conference is open to all. A light lunch will be provided (by donation). Registration will open at 9:30 am and the conference will run from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This year’s keynote speaker is David Ullstrom, missionary in Taiwan, with other missionaries sharing their experiences as well. Register early by phoning OMF at 604-278-1208 or 1-866-552-2157 or email
cadotbcdotrmcatomfmaildotcom

11) TESOL training in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Jan. 7 -Feb. 8 —

Asia’s Center for TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) conducts intensive, five-week courses leading to a TESOL certificate. This certificate is supported by Cornerstone University of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. For the first three weeks the classes are Monday-Friday, 8-4. For the last two weeks, the classes are 8-12, followed by a two-hour practicum in the afternoon or evening. This totals 120 hours in class and 20 hours of practicum (10 hours observing and 10 hours teaching. The same course is taught in Manila April/May if that is better for your schedule. Contact Melody,

infothaiatactesoldotcom for more info, or look at

http://www.actesol.com

13) We’re Grateful for…

A gift of $41.43 from Logos Bible Software as a way of saying thanks to Brigada for referrals and recommendations sent their way. If you’re interested in Bible software, you might never find anything better than Logos. Learn more at…

http://www.logos.com/Brigada

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