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2018/11/11 — Brigada Today

Compiled/Edited by Doug Lucas and Tina McCormick, Team Expansion
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In this issue…
1) Once each Year, You Have the Chance to Empower Brigada
2) How You Can Motivate and Inspire Volunteers in Missions
3) What if we First Asked, “What is God’s Original Design?”
4) How You Can Partner with the New Missionary Sending Nations
5) Mobilization is, to the Reached, what Evangelism is to Unreached
6) Missions Advocacy is More than Recruitment: It’s Worldview Change!
7) Learn How “Knowing Your Audience” Can Help You Be a Better Advocate
8) Are You Mobilizing People, Finances or Prayer?
9) Why Do Audiences Run When They See a Missions Mobilizer Coming?
10) How is Missionary Recruitment Like Lord of the Rings?
11) What’s the Key to World Evangelism? Missions Mobilization. Why?
12) Getting People Involved in Missions is All About Asking Questions
13) Once Each Year, We Pause to Ask for Your Help: It’s Time
14) The Last Bit: The Origins of Brigada
15) Closing Stuff

1) Once each Year, You Have the Chance to Empower Brigada

Around about this time every year, you have the chance to participate in empowering Brigada to inform, motivate, and inspire thousands of churches, organizations, missionaries, church workers, and humanitarian aid groups worldwide. Many of you have already blessed the nations by giving to Brigada in advance, before we even asked. In fact, so far during 2018, participants like you have made a difference by giving $5,373.52 to Jesus Christ for the sake of unreached peoples everywhere. (Thank you so much!) Now’s your chance to join them. Just click “Donate” in this email or at the upper right 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 by writing a check to Team Expansion is tax-deductible. Thank you, in advance, for your partnership!

13) Once Each Year, We Pause to Ask for Your Help: It’s Time

Each year, we ask God for $17,120 for Brigada’s annual budget. This helps cover the costs for search engines, the websites and servers, the email-sending service (this is $150/month in and of itself), the part-time assistant who publishes the content we write, a few lightweight marketing costs, the anti-spam engine, the ongoing costs to stage the apps (both Android and iOS) and serve up a future for participants like you. Some (maybe half?) of our participants work in places in which they are unlikely to give major gifts, so many give smaller gifts of $15-$20 per year. But we’re grateful for each of those gifts. Others live and work in places in which they can give more — maybe $100 is the standard “True Fan of Brigada” gift. A few have been blessed by God in special ways. As a means of praising God, they have given gifts of $500, $1000, and $2000. Either way, we only ask for a total of exactly $17,120 each year. If more were ever to come in, we would apply it toward the next year. If you’ve ever used an item in Brigada or if you’d like to give on behalf of someone who can’t give personally, 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 by writing a check to Team Expansion is tax-deductible. Thank you, in advance, for your partnership!

And thanks this past month for the folks at ISA. They gave $14.38 because members of Rocky Mountain Chr. Ch., Frederick, CO, purchased trip cancellation insurance through them due to Brigada. They also sent $24.28 because a Brigada reader from Des Moines, IA bought an international policy through them. We’re grateful. God bless ISA!
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14) The Last Bit: The Origins of Brigada

Since January 25th, 1995, the weekly Brigada Today email journal has been informing Great Commission Christians about God’s great global quest: giving hope and help to those who need it most. Midway through the ramping up of the AD2000 & Beyond campaign to take “the gospel to every person” so that there could be “a church for every people by the year 2000,” we began to sense the apparent lack of any global platform to …

*** Identify & promote helpful resources, conferences, websites, agencies, individuals, etc.
*** Analyze & capsulate in layman terms the current trends in global mission, along with their potential impact on the world of missions
*** Challenge & motivate evangelical Christians toward greater involvement in finishing the Task of global evangelism – to seek to inspire others to help in passing the baton of responsibility and initiative in world evangelism, to form a kind of “brigade” so that, shoulder to shoulder, we can finish the Task that Jesus assigned us in Matthew 28:19-20.

During its initial 3 or 4 years, Brigada sought to create email discussion groups that would unify like-minded pilgrims in reaching specific pockets of people. Thankfully, now there are several specialist websites dedicated to that task. As a result, Brigada settled into its long-term goal of tackling the 3 objectives above. We formed some simple cultural values surrounding the idea that we could crowd-source the knowledge-gathering process and accomplish more together than if we had tried separately. If the thousands of subscribers are any kind of indication, it would appear that several have found it helpful. Toward God’s glory, we continue the quest and we humbly ask you to walk along with us. May God give victory for the advancement of His global Kingdom so that His name can become famous throughout the planet.

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15) Closing Stuff

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