Daily Archives: 2017/08/20

2017/08/20 — Brigada Today

Compiled/Edited by Doug Lucas and Tina McCormick, Team Expansion
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In this issue…
1) Christian DVD’s and vcds for India
2) Android Users Get a Brigada App (iOS to follow)
3) Be More Effective Making Disciples and Establishing Churches
4) The Bible Project: Videos and Resources are being translated
5) A Great Example of Raising up Prayer For Your State/Province
6) Especially for Ladies: Catch a DMM Training in L.A. in February
7) Movements: The Podcast
8) Please Pray for the Japan 2017 Church Planting Institute Conference
9) Online Biblical degrees that are unbelievably affordable
10) Increasing Number of Flight Delays
11) TESOL Training in Asia
12) Enjoy listening to podcasts?
13) We’re Grateful for…
14) The Last Bit: Encouraged by Early Results to Zume
15) Closing Stuff

3) Be More Effective Making Disciples and Establishing Churches

Mission Media U (MMU) is an online learning platform designed to train Christians to be more effective in making disciples and establishing churches. Their course, “Foundations of Media Strategy,” is starting Sept. 14 and running through Oct. 12. Each week in the 5-week course requires 3 hours of work per week including a one-hour live instruction session. For more information, go to…


4) The Bible Project: Videos and Resources are being translated

This has been a wonderful resource in English for Bible Videos and book summaries, and thebibleproject.com has begun translation projects! They have created visual graphic summaries of each book of the bible as well as thematic videos. You can find resources, images and videos to download for free at


but if you are looking for resources that are be developed daily in other languages, follow the link below.


5) A Great Example of Raising up Prayer For Your State/Province

Are you a disciple-maker looking for a great example of what it might look like to raise up prayer for your state or province? If so, check out the #Pray4Colorado campaign. They have now begun praying in earnest for a disciple-making movement in Colorado. The #Pray4Colorado email newsletter is a daily prayer guide to help interested partners focus their prayers on revival and movement within the state.


But you can also find the same material on Facebook


Either way, if you could check it out and say a prayer them, it would help them get things rolling. Thanks!

6) Especially for Ladies: Catch a DMM Training in L.A. in February

Are you a lady wanting to learn how to launch a disciple-making movement? Here’s a Women 2 Women DMM Level 1 Training, which will be staged on front end of the IMPACT Indo-Malay world conference in Los Angeles this coming February. To learn more, write…


7) Movements: The Podcast

This past week, a Brigada participant (Thanks Frank) reminded us of Steve Addison’s podcast about Movements…


We’ve listened to these before but I had kind of gotten out of the habit. He does have some really good stuff — and he’s consistent (which is more than we can sometimes say for our own podcasts!). Highly recommended.

9) Online Biblical degrees that are unbelievably affordable

Are you looking for more training via distance education while you minister? Therapon University offers online Biblical courses in the areas of theology, counseling, restorative justice, and interdisciplinary studies. They offer associate, bachelor, masters, and doctorate degrees. The school gives credit for prior training and ministry experience. Their present tuition fees are USD 25.00 per credit hour. Learn more at…


10) Increasing Number of Flight Delays

There has been a great increase in the number of flight delay over the previous months. There have been almost 600,000 flights which are delayed per month and more than 40,000 that are cancelled. This means, more than 33% of the flights are either delayed or cancelled.


helps passenger know about their rights and claim compensation in case of flight delay and flight cancellation. (Thanks Harneet!)

11) TESOL Training in Asia

Now you can get TESOL training designed for those in ministry set at a ministry budget. Asean Center for TESOL offers an intensive, five-week course leading to a TESOL certificate in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Get classes, community experience, and lots of guidance – and a certificate – all at the same time. And it’s cheaper to fly out and take this course than it is to take the same course in N.A.! See contact info below for application forms or more information:
infothaiatactesoldotcom or see


12) Enjoy listening to podcasts?

The Venture in Faith podcast is now available.


The series features interviews originally filmed in the GNPI studios in Joplin, Missouri, beginning in the 1980s through the 2000s. The testimonies continue to show God’s power and relevance to each generation. New episodes are added weekly. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.




13) We’re Grateful for…

…the $25 gift from an anonymous Brigada reader. Thank you so much!
…the $50 anonymous gift — we’re grateful for your service!

Would you consider joining with them in empowering Brigada to the nations? It’s easy to give. Just click “Donate” at www.brigada.org, or mail a check payable to Team Expansion (Brigada), 13711 Willow Reed Drive, Louisville, KY 40299. Team Expansion is a 501(c)3 incorporation so, for USA citizens, your gift to Christ through Team Expansion is tax-deductible. Thank you, in advance, for your partnership!

14) The Last Bit: Encouraged by Early Results to Zume

We’re encouraged by the early results being seen by the Zume training course (in how to become a disciple worth multiplying, then how to multiply).


Our buddy, Eric D, assembled this “did-you-know” stream-of-consciousness report on some case studies since the training launched this past February 14th. For example, did you know…

*** That the Zume Project was created using proven principles and tools from years of actually making and multiplying disciples and churches worldwide?

*** That one missionary couple who had been serving in West Africa for 7-8 years using traditional approaches, (church building, church service, preacher) were pleased to report that the church had grown to 30-40 members. However, when they were trained in the same principles and tools that are taught in the Zume Project, they began immediately to implement and they started to see exponential multiplication. Just last month alone they reported 165 baptisms, and so far this year, there have been 845 baptisms. Since July of 2014, they have seen almost 3,000 souls come into the kingdom, with around 250 new groups started.

*** That one man in Tampa, FL was trained in March of 2013 in these same principles and tools. He began immediately forming groups of former drug dealers, prostitutes and homeless people. They quickly grew and now over 1,000 groups live the Christian life together as they make and multiply disciples not only in Tampa but around the world.

*** That a Senior minister in Indiana led his church to embrace the principles and tools found in Zume Project and just in the past 3 years has seen his church go from 300 to over 600 (my understanding), doubling also the amount of home groups which are dedicated to making disciples.

*** That a Senior minister in Manhattan, KS has led his church to embrace the principles and tools found in Zume Project and they were running it seems 1100, and now are running 1700. They are now starting to see second generation growth in the groups (that is, groups starting other groups).

*** That another missionary couple serving in Philippines (Catholic country), had tried everything under the sun, traditional and even what some would say are great discipleship “Programs” and were only seeing normal results (less than 100 in their church). Then they were trained in the principles and tools that you find in Zume Project. The last 5 years have been fantastic. Exponential growth. Every believer is trained and expected to be a disciple maker. Over 3000 souls have been baptized. Hundreds of groups have formed and now they are looking for where to send their disciples around the world to do what they have seen God do among them.

*** A Zume group meeting here in Louisville just finished a couple weeks ago. They decided to keep meeting as a spiritual family (home group), but are also launching two more Zume Training groups on the side. Each of two couples will be “members of two groups,” their spiritual family and a new Zume training group to reach new neighbors for Christ. They prayer walk every week in their neighborhood and have a vision to see God glorified in their families, among their friends and in their community. From when they started Zume, it’s night and day difference for them.

Try Zume. You and at least 3 other people will need 9 weeks to complete the course. Meet for two hours, once a week — and you’ll be amazed too. Zume is free of charge thanks to donors who make it possible.

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