Daily Archives: 2018/02/18

2018/02/18 — Brigada Today

Compiled/Edited by Doug Lucas and Tina McCormick, Team Expansion
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In this issue…
1) Christian Prayer Resources
2) Study Applied Linguistics in Southern California
3) Free Online Expository Preaching Refresher
4) Send Them Out Better-Equipped
5) Discipleship Plans in Swahili and Filipino
6) Maybe You can Phone Home For Free From Anywhere in the World
7) Where Do We Turn for Bibles in Other Languages?
8) Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills Workshop, Orlando FL
9) Another Easy Way To Memorize Scripture
10) SRS Public Bootcamp 2018 Schedule
11) Biblically-Based Online Class Designed For Women
12) Updated Harvest Information Systems (HIS) Registries website
13) We’re Grateful for…
14) The Last Bit: Still Reflecting on a Great Jeep Commercial
15) Closing Stuff

2) Study Applied Linguistics in Southern California


Language is crucial to cross-cultural ministry. If you desire training in linguistics to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ, many would urge you to complete a Master’s in Applied Linguistics. It offers foundational and core courses, plus specialized electives to prepare for work in Bible translation, literacy, Scripture in use, and TESOL. Biola University’s M.A. in Applied Linguistics is the only such program at a U.S. Christian university! For more information, click to…

or email

4) Send Them Out Better-Equipped

It costs a lot to send out and care for people in overseas ministry. In view of that, how can we increase the likelihood that our sent-ones will have an effective and productive experience? Mission Smart: 15 Critical Questions To Ask Before Launching Overseas (by David L Frazier with Equipping Servants Int’l) was written for overseas ministry candidates, church leaders, and mission agencies to discover the right people who know their callings, have been confirmed, can thrive overseas and be effective in cross-cultural ministry. It was voted 2nd Best Missions Book in 2014 by Catalyst Services. Mission Smart addresses serious gaps in the mission mobilization process and offers fresh solutions for seeing less missionary attrition. Learn more at…


Here’s the Amazon link to get your copy.


5) Discipleship Plans in Swahili and Filipino

Know anyone who could benefit from discipleship plans in Swahili and Filipino? Find two new customized plans on YouVersion’s Bible App.




Everyone has rough edges. It’s common to struggle with unforgiveness, anger, pride, and judging others. A Better Me is a five-day plan from the video devotional series Faith Matters, too! It provides practical insights and questions for reflection.

7) Where Do We Turn for Bibles in Other Languages?

This past week, Milt wrote, asking where to find small New Testaments in Arabic for use on the Syrian/Israeli border. We sent him to


They have a list of scriptures and books by language. You can also specify whether or not you’d like complete Bibles, New Testaments, or single books of the Bible. They also have other books and media in other languages as well. It was the best source we knew of at the time, but… are there other, similar sources?

8) Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills Workshop, Orlando FL

Pioneers is hosting a SYIS Workshop at their offices in Orlando, FL from May 13-18, 2018. The cost is $395 per person (including materials, lunch and dinner). On site housing is available for five nights at a cost of $275 per room. For more details, contact Carol
Find a full description of the SYIS Workshop at


9) Another Easy Way To Memorize Scripture

If you have a smart phone (or a pencil and a blank card or two), you have a great tool to memorize Scripture. Just use your “slack time” each day (walking, getting dressed, eating, etc.) and learn verses through repetition, not memorization. See


and especially the Ken Berding article at…


or view a brief Facebook video at


10) SRS Public Bootcamp 2018 Schedule

Support Raising Solutions would like to to flood the nations with spiritually healthy, vision-driven and fully-funded Great Commission workers. Are you struggling with raising support? They use biblical and relational support raising methods to equip participants and help them reach their ministry assignment quickly. Learn more at…

They have upcoming SRS Bootcamps such as March 26-27 in Asheville, NC; April 25-26 in Rogers, AR; May 21-22 in Brea, CA; June 5-6 in Orlando, FL.

13) We’re Grateful for…

…a gift of $50 from a strong believer in Biola’s training in Applied Linguistics. God bless you!
…the gift of $25 from Star Trust, a strong believer in the Olford Expository preaching course at Christian Ministry Academy.
…a $50 gift from a strong believer in the resources at


God bless you!

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14) The Last Bit: Still Reflecting on a Great Jeep Commercial

We’re still reflecting on the Jeep commercial that premiered during the Super Bowl. Immediately afterward, we asked “What’s the Best Version of “God’s Story?” We were looking for a video ad for Christianity as effective as Jeep’s ad. If you haven’t checked back lately, we’re beginning to accumulate some fairly good options. (See the “Last Bit,” Item 14, in the Feb. 4th edition, at…


We didn’t set many limits or criteria. We only asked that it be short and impactful for a non-Christian. One of the most recent responses was by Brigada participant, Tom, who pointed us to “The Story,” at…


It’s available in 21 languages (including English) and 20 more are in production. It stretches our definition of short (being just under 6 minutes), but we have to admit — it’s really good. Do you think someone will sit still for 6 minutes?

Got any other nominations? If so, please add your nomination directly at the Feb. 4th item above by clicking “Comment” after that item.

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