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2017/08/06 — Brigada Today

Compiled/Edited by Doug Lucas and Tina McCormick, Team Expansion
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In this issue…

1) Time To Register For This Missionary Debriefing Event
2) LaunchGlobal Stages 9-month Internships in Multiple Locations
3) Get Paid to Teach English at this American-based School in Kosova
4) Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills Online Courses
5) TEFL Certificate Online: Teaching English As a Foreign Language
6) Check Out This Two-Year Training Program Combining Learning & Doing
7) Are you Discipling Young Men? Try This Old-Fashioned Reader
8) Savings on international health insurance plans
9) Who Can Speak Microsoft PowerApps?
10) Download a 4-Week Prayer Series for Free
11) Grab 80 Free Youth Group Lessons for Free
12) Could You Use “Kids of Integrity” Lessons to Build Character?
13) We’re Grateful for…
14) The Last Bit: With this Edition, Brigada Stops Tracking Links…
15) Closing Stuff

2) LaunchGlobal Stages 9-month Internships in Multiple Locations

Launch Global offers 9-month apprenticeships in locations in Auburn, AL, Birmingham, AL. Chicago, IL, College Station, TX, Dallas, TX, Austin, TX, Lubbock, TX, and Phoenix/Tempe, AZ. Training includes abiding, disciple making, church planting movements, support raising, contextualization, learning one’s spiritual gifts, conflict resolution, overcoming addictions, teaming, scripture memory, and more. They partner deeply with local churches and walk candidates through the sending processes of their local church. Participants can live in the city and go through the training while going to school or working a job. Launch Global mobilizers next help training participants join a healthy church planting movement team among unreached people groups. This program trains more than 200 workers each year and has helped send people with multiple sending agencies. Learn more about their Missional Communities at…


4) Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills Online Courses

SYIS Online Course One cohorts are forming now to begin October 2, 2017. Each Course includes six weeks of interactive online work and then another six weeks of personalized follow-up coaching. SYIS Online courses are highly interactive. Participants work and practice together in pairs, small groups, and as a whole group. Registration closes September 8, 2017! Questions? Just go to


or email

5) TEFL Certificate Online: Teaching English As a Foreign Language

Now you can train to teach English as a Foreign Language to arriving refugees or to obtain genuine work abroad. Plus, you can start anytime with this online distance learning course. ConnecTEFL is an affordable 120 hour ‘teaching English as a foreign language’ (TEFL) certification program. The course can be taken online anywhere in the world! The certificate meets the globally accepted TESOL International short-term certificate standards. For more info, visit…


This is an exciting development that didn’t exist in this format previously. So glad it’s available now!

6) Check Out This Two-Year Training Program Combining Learning & Doing

Here’s a two-year training program that gives workers a change to learn and serve among unreached people groups (UPG’s) in Africa. It’s called TIMO and most TIMO Teams have Africans on the team as team members and all team leaders/mentors are experienced cross-cultural workers with 5 or more years of experience. The team goes thru a guided but flexible curriculum and focuses on learning heart language, culture and building relationships in the host community. It is designed for those called to long term cross cultural missions and gives team members a chance to try new things, make mistakes, be mentored, learn how to engage the unreached, all the while actually doing ministry among a UPG! See the video at


Think About It from AIM On-Field Media on Vimeo.

TIMO is a ministry of the Africa Inland Mission, but TIMO partners with many other mission orgs and runs multi-organizational teams. Learn more at…


9) Who Can Speak Microsoft PowerApps?

What if a disciple making movement strategy needs develop a set of really cool multi-language apps in Microsoft PowerApps framework? Are there Christian developers, with a Great Commission vision, who know and love this stuff? If so, please click “Comment” after the web version of this item — or write us here at EditoratBrigadadotorg . Thanks so much!

13) We’re Grateful for…

The Mission Network, which sent $100 this past week to speed Brigada on its way to thousands of readers around the globe! God bless you!
… the incredible, unbelievable, amazing friends in Dallas, TX, – $1000
…the $50 gift from a great Brigada participant in Milwaukie, Oregon. God bless you and all your Great Pacific Northwest friends and family.

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14) The Last Bit: With this Edition, Brigada Stops Tracking Links…

Hats off to the sharp Brigada participant in England who noticed that by using MailChimp’s service to track click-through (links), MailChimp was indeed substituting background tracking links behind our true links in Brigada items. (Thanks!) With this edition, we’ve ceased tracking click-throughs in order to give users *direct* access to the links so they can truly see exactly where they’re going should they choose to click on any link in any of our editions. (We have to wonder how many other online or email newsletters have taken that decision.)

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