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2014/06/01 — Brigada Today

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In this edition:

1) Understanding Adolescence
2) Two-minute Mobilization Video: “Pray for the Hindu World”
3) Free 11-page Pamphlet Asks Question: Is the Quran the Word of God?
4) Outstanding Sources for Teachers of English Language Learners
5) Free Chapter from “The COACH: Model for Christian Leaders”
6) Anyone Using TinyLetter.com as their Email List Handler?
7) Missionaries Stay Overnight for Free
8) Interested in Learning How to Start Discipleship Making Movements?
9) Free Geography Videos from How Stuff Works
10) Fascinated by Twitter? Let’s Not Get TOO Excited
11) This Site Helps You Discover Ethnic Groups in Your Area
12) Two-minute Mobilization Video: “Pray for the Ethno-religious World”
13) We’re Grateful for…
14) The BackPage: Three Cheers for PeopleGroups.org
15) Closing Stuff

1) Understanding Adolescence

adolescentsFirst published by Victor Books, “Understanding Adolescence” has been updated and is available on-line. It is relevant to missionary parents, teachers, youth workers, and anyone else who works with teenagers. It is also helpful to missionaries serving in cultures that do not have adolescence as a stage of development. The book is available to download free of charge as .doc, .pdf, or .zip files for your computer and as .mobi or .epub files for your Kindle or Nook. You can’t beat the price. Find it at…

http://www.missionarycare.com/ebook.htm#adolescence

2) Two-minute Mobilization Video: “Pray for the Hindu World”

This video is perfect for use during your next “Missions Minute” on Sunday morning. It will work in your Perspectives class or Kairos session. In under two minutes, it helps your audience grasp the complexity and the challenge of bringing about life transformations among unreached Hindu people groups that have never before heard the Good News. Find it, for free, at…

(Thanks for making this video available to Brigada, Tina!)

3) Free 11-page Pamphlet Asks Question: Is the Quran the Word of God?

quranThanks to Ted, from Australia, for sharing with us this past week his thought-provoking white paper, “Is the Qur’an the Word of God?” We pass it on to you as he wrote it, because of the great questions it raises, and we leave it to you to read and decide how to answer his questions.

http://www.brigada.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Is_the_Q_the_word_of_God.pdf

(Thanks for sharing your mind and heart on this, Ted!)

5) Free Chapter from “The COACH: Model for Christian Leaders”

1stchapterfreeCoaching is an amazing tool for increasing your ministry impact. Author, Keith Webb, writes of his struggle to achieve ministry results first as a missionary in Japan and later in Indonesia. What he needed was a new approach — not a program, but a Holy Spirit-driven way of evangelism, discipleship, and developing leaders. What he discovered has helped thousands of ministry leaders to multiply their ministry impact. Download the first chapter of his book “The COACH: Model for Christian Leaders,” free when you sign up for his ministry coaching newsletter. Go to:

http://creativeresultsmanagement.com/newsletter

6) Anyone Using TinyLetter.com as their Email List Handler?

TinyLetter_HowItWorksIt’s simple, it’s free, and it’s run by the people who run MailChimp (so it seems trustworthy enough on the outside). However, it’s true that the Terms of Use explain that they could begin charging at any time (even though they haven’t yet. Also, although it looks like you own the content, the Terms of Use do not seems to expressly say that they won’t use your list for future MailChimp ads. So I was wondering, has anyone tried TinyLetter and, if so, has it been working for you? If you aren’t using TinyLetter, if you would be so kind, could you please share what you HAVE been using to distribute your email newsletters and why? Many have just given up and bitten the bullet by going to a paid service like ConstantContact.com or iContact.com, or MailChimp.com itself. Your pick?

9) Free Geography Videos from How Stuff Works

Missionaries and international travelers seem always to be interested in geography, almost by definition. “How Stuff Works” has some GREAT geography videos, all free, at…

http://geography.howstuffworks.com/geography-videos.htm

For example, headed to China? Need some background on the Great Wall? You’ll want to watch…

In 2 1/2 minutes, you’ll pick up a great, yet succinct background on one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Find thousands of other, equally interesting videos about the world in which we live — and enjoy!

11) This Site Helps You Discover Ethnic Groups in Your Area

peoplegroups2If you live in the USA and you’re interested in ethnic diversity in your area, look no further than…

http://peoplegroups.info/FrontMap

to discover a treasure trove of info about your world. For example, click “Map filters” near the bottom of the screen. In “Points of Interest” on the far right, click on “Ethnic Restaurants,” then in the “Nationalities” drop-down, select Ethiopian. Bam. Discover the Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant just 3 miles from your training location. Find hundreds of thousands of other facts, including the ethnic diversity of the real estate tract where you live, by exploring for hours more.

12) Two-minute Mobilization Video: “Pray for the Ethno-religious World”

This video is perfect for use during your next “Missions Minute” on Sunday morning. It will work in your Perspectives class or Kairos session. In under two minutes, it helps your audience grasp the complexity and the challenge of bringing about life transformations among unreached animists and other ethno-religionist people groups that have never before heard the Good News. Find it, for free, at…

Pray for the Ethno-Religious World_1080p from Team Expansion on Vimeo.

(Thanks for making this video available to Brigada, Tina!)

14) The BackPage: Three Cheers for PeopleGroups.org

The IMB (International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Church) has done us a huge favor by gathering great research data, then presenting it in a manageable fashion, at…

http://www.peoplegroups.org/

The best way to get started it to watch Jim Haney’s great intro at…

Then, dive in. Explore, Understand, Connect and Act. This is some of the best data we have available to date, updated regularly, so it will be relevant, real-time, and reality-based for your planning and implementation. Team this site with the stand-by,

http://www.joshuaproject.net

and you’ve got a great “one-two punch” for understanding the task remaining. Thanks to all the hard work Jim and his crew have invested. Our futures are brighter because of it! And so are those of unreached peoples around the world.

15) Closing Stuff

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