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2019/03/24 — Brigada Today

Compiled/Edited by Doug Lucas and Tina McCormick, Team Expansion

In this issue…
1) The Book, “More Disciples,” Dropped Yesterday on Kindle
2) Check Out this Tiny Data Projector and Powerful Speaker
3) Do You Know Someone Who Needs a Hand? (Literally) Try One of These
4) Do You Need the Global Initiative for Stress and Trauma?
5) TESOL Workshop: The Basics of ESL Teaching 102 (Basic stuff)
6) TESOL Workshop: Basics of Teaching ESL 103 (Advanced stuff)
7) 2019 Support Raising Solutions Public Bootcamp Spring Schedule
8) Hurry! Time is Running Out on the Early Bird Price
9) Imagine One Billion People Inhabiting Virtual Worlds
10) Super-interesting Barna Article: The Most Post-Christian Cities
11) Taskade Offers Brigada Readers 50% Off for At Least One Year
12) Why Do Email Addresses Look Weird in Brigada?
13) We’re Grateful for…
14) The Last Bit: Could You Use the LightStream?
15) Closing Stuff

1) The Book, "More Disciples," Dropped Yesterday on Kindle

You can find it at…

 

https://www.amazon.com/More-Disciples-Becoming-Multiplying-Followers/dp/1939124166

 

or just search “More Disciples on Amazon” to find it from your favorite search engine. More Disciples is written by Doug Lucas, with Introduction and Epilogue by Curtis Sergeant and Foreword by David Garrison. The Kindle version has Worldwide enabled and also comes with enhanced typesetting. Page Flip is enabled and you can also read it on Kindle Unlimited, if you’re a subscriber. What’s more, if you’ve already purchased the print version, you can pick up the Kindle version for just 99 cents. One reviewer (L.E.) wrote, “This thorough yet easy read is the one book you need to understand and participate in a disciple-making movement (DMM). Of course it is God who works on hearts and draws people to Himself, but this book is a handy tool for being part of what God is doing in the world and making His name known among the nations.” Chris Galanos is author of From Megachurch to Multiplication: A Church’s Journey Toward Movement. He wrote, “More Disciples is a must-read for every Christian! Making more disciples is the mission that Jesus left us with and should be a major focus of our lives. Doug does a great job articulating how every Christian can be a fruitful disciple-maker. Perhaps you question if God really can use you to make more disciples. Perhaps you assume that only pastors and missionaries can make more disciples. That couldn’t be further from the truth. This book will set you on fire as you realize that God not only CAN use you but WANTS to use you to make many more disciples!” Now, with the Kindle version available, you can take More Disciples with you in an encrypted folder on your hard drive to be a companion in your multiplication journey.

2) Check Out this Tiny Data Projector and Powerful Speaker

These Anker people are over-the-top impressive. Check out their projector at…

 

https://www.amazon.com/Projector-Anker-Portable-High-Contrast-Playtime/dp/B076Q3GBJK

 

and their speaker at…

 

https://www.amazon.com/Anker-SoundCore-Bluetooth-Speaker-Technology/dp/B01N4V4X5M

 

I heard the speaker while visiting our team in West Africa this past week. It was super-impressive. Though I didn’t personally observe the projector, our team said they were top-notch.

3) Do You Know Someone Who Needs a Hand? (Literally) Try One of These

While traveling in West Africa this past week, we were able to deliver a custom made prosthetic hand to our team there. I was then able to watch them explain its use to a gentleman with whom they’ve been working. Imagine the depth of his smile when he learned he would now be able to grip a broom handle with both hands, instead of with only one. (He had lost his other hand in a shooting accident.) You’ve got to see these to believe them:

 

https://www.facebook.com/LN4hands/

 

Highly recommended.

5) TESOL Workshop: The Basics of ESL Teaching 102 (Basic stuff)

Do you want to teach English more effectively? The Institute for Cross-Cultural Training is offering a one-day TESOL workshop, Basics of ESL Teaching 102, on April 6. It focuses on how to teach oral skills such as speaking, pronunciation, and listening comprehension. There are two ways to participate: either face-to-face or online through Skype in real time. For more information, contact

icctatwheatondotedu  (icctatwheatondotedu)   or visit the ICCT website for more information:

 

https://www.wheaton.edu/academics/academic-centers/institute-for-cross-cultural-training/tesol-courses-and-workshops/

6) TESOL Workshop: Basics of Teaching ESL 103 (Advanced stuff)

The Institute for Cross-Cultural Training is offering a follow-up one-day TESOL workshop, Basics of ESL Teaching 103, on April 27. It focuses on four areas: teaching grammar, teaching lower proficiency learners, assessment, and materials selection. There are two ways to participate: face-to-face or online through Skype in real time. For more information, contact

icctatwheatondotedu  (icctatwheatondotedu)   or visit the ICCT website for more information:

 

www.wheaton.edu/academics/academic-centers/institute-for-cross-cultural-training/tesol-courses-and-workshops/

8) Hurry! Time is Running Out on the Early Bird Price

SRS is staging a special Support Raising Leaders Conference on October 15-18 in Scottsdale, AZ. This conference will ignite within you a new hope and encouragement in the area of support raising. Register today if you are an executive, support raising trainer, coach or team leader, this conference is made especially for you! Check it out at…

 

https://supportraisingsolutions.org/conference/support-raising-leaders-conference-2019/

9) Imagine One Billion People Inhabiting Virtual Worlds

Join D.J. Soto and LMichelle Salvant in AltSpace VR on Friday, March 29, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific (UTC -7.0) to learn how to use Virtual Reality in your ministry. View technology applications and hear discussions from a ministry application perspective. D.J. started the world’s first virtual reality church and L.Michelle founded L.MichelleMedia.co, a company focused on helping Christian Faith & Educational Organizations. Register for this free online event:

 

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xaubhggab&oeidk=a07eg3cuc9jee28b4c8

 

10) Super-interesting Barna Article: The Most Post-Christian Cities

If you live in the USA, perhaps you’ve been wondering how your city stacks up on a scale of modernity, or being “post Christian.” Now, thanks to Barna, you can find out. Barna’s article, “The Most Post-Christian cities in America” was researched in April, 2016, but that’s likely recent enough to help you understand the place you love or the place you’re trying to reach. Find the study at…

 

https://www.barna.com/research/post-christian-cities-america-2017/

 

(Thanks Anthony!)

11) Taskade Offers Brigada Readers 50% Off for At Least One Year

For at least the first year of your use, the CEO at Taskade has been willing to share a coupon code with Brigada participants so that they can subscribe to the pro version of Taskade for a full 50% off. This coupon might only work for the first year but it might also end up giving you a 50%-off rate indefinitely. You’ll recall that Taskade is an outliner/to-do list/reference app that offers you unlimited workspaces, unlimited team members, and unlimited file uploads. Learn more sat

 

http://www.Taskade.com

 

When subscribing, use the Brigada coupon code,

DuxC2Hx6

to save 50%. Don’t forget to check out the great apps for digital devices like iPhones and Android devices. (Thanks to John and all our friends at Taskade! And by the way, truth-in-advertising, we aren’t paid any kind of affiliate fee from Taskade. We just love and use the program ourselves.)

12) Why Do Email Addresses Look Weird in Brigada?

Have you noticed those giant “at-signs” in email addresses we cite in Brigada? Those are actually graphical images of “at-signs.” As a courtesy to those we mention, we use a plug-in which automatically transforms email addresses so they aren’t as easily harvested by web-search bots. For this reason, you can’t simply copy and paste the email address into the “To:” form.

13) We’re Grateful for…

…the gift from a couple of volunteers who regretted that, while they were missionaries serving abroad, they were never able to help with Brigada. But now that they’re back, they said they were so glad to pitch in $200!!! God bless you!!!!

 

Want to join these partners in helping Brigada through 2019? If so, 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!

14) The Last Bit: Could You Use the LightStream?

Last week, while traveling in West Africa, we came across a device called the Lightstream Pocket. I had been hearing about these for some time. But as far as I had understood, they were still kind of cludgy. This version seemed so cool. In short, it’s a dedicated Wi-Fi radio (source) designed to serve up files to people in your immediate proximity (say, 50 feet?). You can get them preloaded with languages or blank. Consider the file storage (for now) around 64 gigs. But the device doubles as an SD Card burner in the field. This thing is affordable and innovative. Imagine walking into a café in a sensitive land and being able to serve up copies of the Bible in a place where such a thing isn’t available. Learn more (including seeing the affordable price) at…

 

http://renewoutreach.org/our-solution/

 

By the way, have you used the Lightstream? If you have, would you please click “Comment” and give us a hands-on review?

15) Closing Stuff

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