4) Do You Know Someone Who Might Benefit from Re-entry Assistance?

April 8-13, TRAIN International is offering their next ABIDE re-entry debriefing for global workers. ABIDE provides 5 days for participants to process their cross-cultural experiences in both group and individual debriefing. Whole families are welcome as TRAIN offers both adult and TCK programs for all ages. Get equipped to navigate re-entry and to move forward with perspective and renewal toward the next season of ministry. You can visit their website to learn more or by watching a participant’s testimonial below.

Learn to Communicate Timeless Truth Through Story

Understand the importance – and urgency – of story for ministry effectiveness. Learn how story applies to reaching and teaching people for Christ. Mission Media U is offering its five-week online mentored experience for you and your team. Visit

to find course details, instructor and mentor bios and comments from previous students. The course runs Sept.20-Oct.18.

Support Raising Solutions Can Help You Achieve 100% of Your Budget!

Row of American coins in soil — Image by © Mike Kemp/Tetra Images/Corbis

The goal at Support Raising Solutions is 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 you and help you reach your ministry assignment quickly. For more information, visit…

Webinar: How to Use AR/VR in Your Ministry to Tell Better Stories

Join Saddleback Church Online Campus Pastor Jay Kranda and L. Michelle, part of the first group of Google Glass Explorers and creator of the VR environment for Stories of Faith, on September 6, 8 AM, PT. Visual Story Network is hosting this webinar for faith leaders striking out into the unchartered territories of the AR/VR world. For more information and to register, visit…

Get Professional Tefl Certificate Online To Get Job Overseas

Now you can receive training online to teach English to arriving refugees or to obtain genuine work abroad. With this approach, you can start anytime in the school year. ConnecTEFL is an affordable 120-hour teaching English as a foreign language certification program. The course can be taken online anywhere in the world. The certificate meets the globally accepted TESOL International short-term certificate standards.
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Use this Approach to Become More Efficient and Effective

One Brigada user recently commented that his role for some time has been to help his organization improve in efficiency and effectiveness. “This has been my line of work for many years, starting in 1994 when I first learned about “Lean”

while earning my PhD at MIT. Based largely upon the Toyota Production System, Lean is “the” approach these days for all industries to pursue excellence through solving problems and eliminating the waste that hinder value creation for the customer. And it aligns with Christian principles and biblical concepts.” If you try Lean, please remember to let us know your take on how it works for you. (Thanks Andrew!)

Check out This Free Course to Overcome Internet (& More) Addictions

Because certain filters will kick in if we mention the other kinds of addictions that go along with the internet, all we can say is — this course, according to Brigada participant Alex (Thanks Alex!) will help you wage war against certain internet addictions that involve the eye itself. Please check it out if you can, then let us know your take on its level of helpfulness. Also, please let us know your experience with getting hooked up with the learning platform (Crosswired).

The Last Bit: How do YOU Define Disciple Making?

Have you noticed that the term, “discipleship” or disciple-making doesn’t really have a standardized definition? For example, some trainers refer to it more along the lines of a Bible College degree in one’s personal spiritual walk…

while others utilize the term to refer to an action- or obedience-orientation. For example, check out…

What’s YOUR definition of disciple making and how would you distinguish it from others’ definition? Please click Comment after the web version of this item… and thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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