2019/09/29 — Brigada Today

Compiled/Edited by Doug Lucas and Tina McCormick, Team Expansion
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In this issue…
1) If You Missed Missio Nexus “Future,” At Least Watch This (for free)
2) Ed Stetzer: Creating a Culture of Multiplication
3) Let’s Pray for Peace in Burkina Faso
4) Synergy Commons Webinar: “Rooting for Rivals” by Peter Greer
5) MKs: Customize Your own BA in Intercultural Ministry
6) The Secret of True Life Film in 17 languages
7) Teach in South East Asia
8) Get Orality Training and Practice in Minneapolis
9) Need Insights on Coalition-Building in Restrictive Environments?
10) With Halloween Coming (for the USA), This Book Might Help
11) Having Trouble Understanding the Difference Muslim Sects? Try This
12) In Two Weeks: 15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World 2019
13) We’re Grateful for…
14) The Last Bit: Debating CPM/DMM vs. Traditional Approaches (Awesome)
15) Closing Stuff

 

 

1) If You Missed Missio Nexus "Future," At Least Watch This (for free)

If you missed last month’s Missio Nexus “Future” conference, at least watch this one message from Andrew Brunson. Hear the testimony of this worker who was held captive for nearly two years in a Turkish prison. Hear his heart. At the end of everything he experienced, hear him conclude that Jesus is worth it all. Hear him say — we have to take risks. Hear him say that “we have to be willing to die. You probably won’t [die]. But at least you’ll be ready.” Thanks to much to Ted Esler and the Missio Nexus family for releasing this main session video to YouTube for all the world to hear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqjeUoS9NFs

 

Read his story in Time Magazine…

 

time.com/5351025/andrew-brunson-trump-turkey/

 

You can learn more about Andrew Brunson via his new book, which we’ll review next week, “God’s Hostage.”

 

https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Hostage-Persecution-Imprisonment-Perseverance/dp/0801094879

 

2) Ed Stetzer: Creating a Culture of Multiplication

We loved Ed Stetzer’s article about “Creating a Culture of Multiplication,” …

 

www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2019/october/church-planting-series-creating-culture-of-multiplication.html

 

Stetzer nails it when he explains that missionaries and church planters need constantly to help local churches articulate the need for a culture of multiplication in the every day local church too. Stetzer got it right — again.

 

(This article first seen in Justin Long’s “Roundup.” Learn more at www.justinlong.org/roundup/ . Thanks Justin! )

 

3) Let’s Pray for Peace in Burkina Faso

The PrayerCast people wrote recently,” Over 200 churches have closed in northern Burkina Faso to avoid further attacks. “If the world continues to do nothing…the result will be the elimination of the Christian presence,” said the President of the nation’s Episcopal Conference. Though Christianity is the minority (Islam the majority), it is now a quarter of the population! Islam and Christianity have largely enjoyed a peaceful coexistence.

 

“But this once peaceful country has turned into a hotbed for extremism – and now the long-held peace is threatened. Though Christians have been specifically targeted in recent attacks, this violence has taken hundreds of Christian and Muslim lives and displaced tens of thousands more! Meanwhile, Islam is spreading into nearly every ethnic group, with unreached peoples steadily turning to its teachings.

 

“It is URGENT that the Gospel reach the Burkinabe – roughly five million have never heard it! And so we pray!” It seems to be our first and best option. But let’s not let it be our last.

 

If you’d like a backdrop for prayer for Burkina Faso, visit…

 

prayercast.com/burkina-faso.html

 

4) Synergy Commons Webinar: "Rooting for Rivals" by Peter Greer

Plan now to take part in the upcoming webinar, “Rooting for Rivals,” on the 25th of Oct. In this webinar, Peter Greer will explore case studies illustrating the power of collaborative partnership and share failures and successes in pursuing the power of openhanded leadership. In a world that competes for resources and status, learn how your multi-organization network or partnership can multiply and strengthen its impact through Kingdom collaboration. Learn more and register at…

 

synergycommons.net/learning/webinars/

 

5) MKs: Customize Your own BA in Intercultural Ministry

Nebraska Christian College, a branch of Hope International University, offers a B.A. in Intercultural Ministry. Courses are available on-site or online. Students may complete most course requirements while living abroad. 12 credits are available for a customized concentration developed by the student and advisor. An additional 12 credits are earned in a senior year ministry residency anywhere in the world. For more information, visit…

 

www.nechristian.edu/

 

and/or email

awoodatnechristiandotedu  (awoodatnechristiandotedu)   

 

6) The Secret of True Life Film in 17 languages

Awarded Best Short at Christian Film events in the USA and Britain, this is a gripping tale of discovery told through brilliant animation. This 26-minute gospel resource is now in 17 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and major Indian languages. Check it out at…

 

www.secretoftruelife.com

 

Stream free of charge to your phone or computer. High resolution files for TV use, etc, are available upon request. Write to…

 

filmatsecretoftruelifedotcom  (filmatsecretoftruelifedotcom)  

 

7) Teach in South East Asia

Chiang Rai International Christian School is looking for teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. CRICS is a strategic K-12 school located in northern Thailand with close access to neighboring countries. The mission of CRICS is to provide quality education while sharing Jesus with local and MK students, and also to enable missionaries to live on the mission field an extended time with their families.

 

crics.asia/

 

8) Get Orality Training and Practice in Minneapolis

“TELL: Minneapolis” is a 5-day orality training led by the experienced team of Scriptures in Use and TRAIN that will take you through the skills and practices of contextualized biblical storying. Over 100,000 Somalis live in the area, along with a number of other oral, Muslim people groups. By the conclusion, they will help you more confidently share the good news with your Muslim neighbor. You will have learned and put into practice those skills to effectively engage oral learners, bridge to Gospel stories and equip others to reproduce the process. Register at

 

tell.traininternational.org

 

or for more info contact them at

adminattraininternationaldotorg  (adminattraininternationaldotorg)  

(Please note that to register for this training, you will need to do so from a computer and not a phone or tablet device; otherwise you will not make it past the gateway page.)

 

9) Need Insights on Coalition-Building in Restrictive Environments?

If you work in Media to Movements, you know how important – and difficult – building a follow-up coalition can be. Join this free one-hour online event on Tuesday, November 5, at 8 AM Pacific. Two experts will be sharing their lessons learned from coalition-building in restrictive environments in North Africa and Asia. Learn more and register at

 

www.visualstory.org/followup-coalition/ 

 

12) In Two Weeks: 15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World 2019

This 15-day prayer campaign kicks off October 20th and ends on November 3rd. It’s just in time for the Diwali season. Diwali symbolizes the “spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.” Light, in Hinduism, is “knowledge and consciousness”. Many Hindus pray ‘Asatho ma jyothir gamaya.’ (‘Lead me from darkness to light’). Of course, Christians believe that Jesus claimed, ‘I am the light of the world.” Pray that Hindus can find Him as light and hope.

 

This edition of the ‘Hindu World Prayer Guide 2019’ is published by World Christian. To learn more, see…

https://www.worldchristian.com/product/hwpg2019

13) We’re Grateful for…

..encouraging notes like this one, from Karen: “I’ve been a missionary for 23 years, …but now [I’m] in a season of caregiving for my aging parents. I’ve been reading Brigada emails for years. I love what you are doing and the bridge building with the information is a blessing to so many. He is worthy!” Karen also sent a gift to speed Brigada on its way (already reported last week). Thanks for the encouragement, Karen!

 

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14) The Last Bit: Debating CPM/DMM vs. Traditional Approaches (Awesome)

The actual title is, “Church Planting Approaches in Tension: Traditional Versus Movements,” but either way, this is the way a debate should be. Proponents who are great friends, plenty of time for responding, presenters with lots of experience in their topic, and much, much more. If you ever wanted to see a REAL debate between traditional church-planting approaches vs. a CPM/DMM approach, please watch this one:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5cvuFg1VVE&feature=youtu.be

Note that Missio Nexus doesn’t require you to “join” in order to watch this key session. Bless you Missio Nexus!! This one is worth watching. So, after watching it — your thoughts on who “won” the debate? Just click “Comment” after the web version of this item, please.

15) Closing Stuff

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