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2018/07/29 — Brigada Today

Compiled/Edited by Doug Lucas and Tina McCormick, Team Expansion
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In this issue…
1) Learn to Teach English via the Web!
2) How Do We Share The Good News With Hethne In India (Large Community)
3) TESOL Training in Asia
4) Hats Off to Tony and the Web Evangelism Bulletin (Now Closing)
5) Pray for Those on a Pilgrimage to the City of Mecca
6) Missio Nexus “Partnership” is Pulling Together 275 Groups
7) Finishing the Task: Learn More about the Challenges/Opportunities
8) How to Marry a Database with Maps?
9) If you’re in the Market for a Great Debriefing Experience…
10) For Those Helping with Young People / Students…
11) Major conference on DMM/CPM in Chicagoland, September 6-8
12) Anybody Using “Groupme?” (a Text Messaging/Collaboration Deal)
13) We’re Grateful for…
14) The Last Bit: How Does 24:14 Define CPM or DMM?
15) Closing Stuff

1) Learn to Teach English via the Web!

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2) How Do We Share The Good News With Hethne In India (Large Community)

The Global Hethne Congress 2020 is a great opportunity to meet and network with 800 Christian leaders and practitioners from all over the world. For the first time in history, such a strategic gathering is being organized to allow the sharing of experiences to reach out the lives of Hethne in India and all over the world. To get involved and know more about the Hethne Ministries, visit

3) TESOL Training in Asia

Pick up 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 in many cases, it’s cheaper to fly out and take this course than it is to take the same course in N.A.! Learn more at

or email for application forms or more information c/o…

4) Hats Off to Tony and the Web Evangelism Bulletin (Now Closing)

For just over 20 years, Tony and the Web Evangelism Bulletin circulated news and resources for reaching foreign friends via the web. This week, it closes down. However, for now at least, you can still see a web archive of some of his final pages, articles and more by browsing this web archive at…

For several of those 20 years, Tony would co-publish to Brigada. We appreciate you Tony — and your years of service for the King! Your legacy lives on, brother!!!

7) Finishing the Task: Learn More about the Challenges/Opportunities

This December, learn more about the challenges and opportunities in finishing the task of taking the Good News to Unengaged, unreached people groups. The unengaged are those without any chance of hearing the Good News, because essentially no one (fewer than one worker in 50,000) is there telling the Gospel in a way that locals can understand. Find out how your agency or church can help. To learn more or register, visit…

By the way, when we mentioned last week that “it could be that every single remaining unengaged unreached people group will have become the focus of someone, somewhere in the world — for prayer AND onsite presence, with a strategy for church multiplication,” we meant to say that it might be possible for every group on the Finishing the Task List of unengaged people groups. Although many are cooperating with FTT in maintaining their data, there are several versions of lists of unreached peoples in addition to FTT’s list of unengaged groups. So we didn’t mean to suggest that the Great Commission would be accomplished, but rather, that one agency’s list might be ‘claimed,’ so to speak. Learn more by listening to the multiple comments in response to our message last week.

10) For Those Helping with Young People / Students…

If you’re looking for a game to spice up your schedule, as your summer (or winter) break draws to a close, check out the list at…

You’ll find 14 free games and lots of accompanying fun. Games include Bounce or Get Bounced – Psalm 73:26, Crazy Cray Relay – Following God’s Instructions; Proverbs 3:5-8, Drip Drop Gone Wrong – Avoiding Sin; Romans 6:23, Flat on Your Face – Failure, Psalm 145:14, and many others.

11) Major conference on DMM/CPM in Chicagoland, September 6-8

Now you can take in, “Multiply: a Disciple-Making Movements Summit near Chicago, IL featuring Jerry Trousdale, Roy Moran and David Watson (via video).” Don’t miss this awesome learning and networking opportunity with major leaders involved in modern Acts-like movements happening today! God has used these leaders to catalyze movements reaching over a million new disciples among unreached peoples, including Muslims while Roy is pioneering harnessing the fire of movements for established churches in America. Learn more at…

12) Anybody Using “Groupme?” (a Text Messaging/Collaboration Deal)

This past week, I spent some time researching GroupMe. See it at…

It’s kind of like a private chat room for your group. You can have as many as you want. There are native apps for both iOS and Android, as well as a web platform. In fact, you can even use it via pure text messaging (without the app). Share photos, videos, emoji’s and more. It’s basically a way to chat with your groups — and it’s free! It didn’t appear that you would have much control over who joined or who messaged, but maybe there contexts like, say, a three-thirds group (or discovery Bible study) in which peer messaging would be ok. Either way, we’d love to hear your experience. Just click “Comment” following the web or app version of this item. And thanks in advance for taking time to share!

13) We’re Grateful for…

The incredible gifts and sacrifices made by those who want to encourage the work of the Lord to go onward. But either way, we received…
…$161.16 from our friends at ISA. See if they have a short- or long-term insurance policy that works for you next time you need trip cancellation (or any other kind of) insurance. To learn more, just visit…

We also received…
…$100 from Mission Network, one of two ministries who now sends something to Christ through Brigada every single month of the world. (Thank you and God bless you!!!) We’re so thankful for these partnerships.

Want to partner with Brigada so that all may hear in order to hasten the coming of Jesus? Just click “Donate” at, 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 by writing a check to Team Expansion is tax-deductible. Thank you, in advance, for your partnership!

14) The Last Bit: How Does 24:14 Define CPM or DMM?

In the July update, just published this month, the 24:14 leadership team published the following set of descriptions of how they were defining a CPM or DMM. Take a look:

What is a CPM/DMM Approach?
In the 24:14 coalition we view a Church Planting Movement (CPM) / Disciple Making Movement (DMM) approach is one in which:
1. There is awareness that only God can start movements. As disciples we can, however, follow biblical principles to pray, plant, and water the seeds that can lead to movement like those we see in Acts.
2. The focus is to make every follower of Christ a reproducing disciple rather than merely a convert.
3. Simple patterns are used which create frequent and regular accountability for both obeying what the Lord is speaking to each person and for them to pass it on to others in a loving environment. This requires a participative small-group approach.
4. Each disciple is equipped in comprehensive ways (such as interpreting and applying Scripture, a well-rounded prayer life, functioning as a part of the larger Body of Christ, and responding well to persecution/suffering) in order that they might function not merely as consumers, but as active agents of Kingdom advance.
5. Each disciple is given a vision both for reaching their relational network and for extending the Kingdom to the ends of the earth with a prioritization on the darkest places (with a “no place left” mentality – Rom. 15:23). They are equipped to be able to minister and partner with others in the Body of Christ in both of these environments.
6. Reproducing churches are intentionally formed as a part of the process of multiplying disciples. The intent in CPM/DMM approaches is that 1) disciples, 2) churches, 3) leaders and 4) movements can multiply endlessly by the power of the Spirit.
7. Emphasis is not on the specific model of CPM/DMM used, but on the underlying biblical principles of multiplying kingdom movements.
24:14 often uses “CPM” as an all-encompassing term to refer to movements, but endorses both CPM and DMM as legitimate terms to describe the same process and believes there are many movement approaches and variations that work effectively depending on the cultural context.

So now we know how 24:14 defines it. Is this what you were expecting? Please write a note explaining your opinion on these features and others. Just click into the comments for this item following the web or app version of this item and write away. Thanks in advance for your comments.

15) Closing Stuff

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