2016/11/13 — Brigada Today

Compiled/Edited by Doug Lucas and Tina McCormick, Team Expansion
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In this issue…
1) Writer for Mission Frontiers Requesting DMM Stories
2) Let’s Assemble a “Best Resource List” for DMM/CPM
3) A Wind in the House of Islam Special Christmas Book Offer
4) ConnecTEFL: Get Certified to Teach English as a Foreign Language
5) Why Andrew Hates JoshuaProject.net
6) Curious about Third-Culture Kids?
7) Wishing you could Start a Prayer Network for the People you Love?
8) How to Create Awesome Photo Albums on Your Website
9) WhatsUp with WhatsApp? Full-encrypted Video Calling
10) CCIequip is On the Hunt for Workers
11) Anybody Seen the movie, “HackSaw Ridge,” Willing to Review it?
12) Would you Consider a Gift To Brigada this Week?
13) We’re Grateful to…
14) The Last Bit: Your Take on Invitations to a Muslim Dialogue?
15) Closing Stuff

1) Writer for Mission Frontiers Requesting DMM Stories

From his research for Mission Frontiers, Brigada supporter Robby Butler has a sense that God is doing far more in disciple-making and church-planting movements than the major researchers have gotten their arms around. His question for Brigada readers:

Do you have firsthand knowledge of rapid multiplication that
– may not be on the radar of major researchers, yet is
– paralleling the book of Acts (new believers winning friends and family, getting baptized, forming new churches, and repeating the cycle in multiple generations within days, weeks or months of following Christ).

If so, please connect with Robby at
RobbyQButleratgmaildotcom or, if security isn’t a concern, comment immediately after the web version of this Brigada item. Thanks!

2) Let’s Assemble a “Best Resource List” for DMM/CPM

computerFrom his research for Mission Frontiers, Brigada supporter Robby Butler has compiled a “reading list” regarding disciple-making and church-planting movements that includes videos and audios (for oral preference learners and those with a commute). However, he’s sure he must have missed a few. So, the question is, what are your favorite books, articles, websites, videos and/or podcasts on disciple-making and church-planting movements? Send your list to Robby at
RobbyQButleratgmaildotcom, or comment on this Brigada item. You can also see and add to Robby’s list at via the comment box at



3) A Wind in the House of Islam Special Christmas Book Offer

wind-in-the-house-of-islam-bookDavid Garrison has put together an offer that’s difficult to refuse. But you’d better act fairly quickly: The deadline is Dec. 22. He’s basically offering his “Wind in the House of Islam” book at half price with shipping included in the US. With so much fear and concern over what is happening in the Muslim world today, most Christians do not know the great news that God is drawing unprecedented numbers of Muslims to faith in Jesus Christ. David Garrison wants to help you share the good news of this great awakening. In fact, you can pick up 10 copies of the book for only $99 (shipping included in the US). The gift of this book to your family and ministry supporters will make the perfect gift of encouragement this Christmas. Learn more at…


4) ConnecTEFL: Get Certified to Teach English As A Foreign Language

ConnecTEFL is an affordable 15 week, 120 hour teaching English as a foreign language certification program. The course can be taken in-class in Memphis, TN or online anywhere in the world. The certificate meets the globally accepted TESOL International short-term certificate standards. Get trained to teach English to arriving refugees or to obtain genuine work abroad. See site for more info:

9) WhatsUp with WhatsApp? Full-encrypted Video Calling

To us, it used to seem like such a childish app. And suddenly, they have fully encrypted video.




We asked our I.T. guy here at Team Expansion to interpret the fine print in the end-user licensing agreement. There was just a TAD of bad news. Keep in mind, WhatsApp has now linked their user names and phone numbers with user names and phone nunbers in Facebook — and they now keep a digital track of whom you call and when. But what you say is a secret to all, no matter WHAT bad guy (or government) asks, including the NSA.

10) CCIequip is On the Hunt for Workers

CCIEquip is looking for a VP of Donor Development to oversee the strategy, process and practice related to securing and developing donors for its ministry in 29 countries. They’re also looking for a VP of International Ministries to oversee the personnel, opportunities, expansion strategies, and managing reports of about 70 national staff. To learn more, visit…


12) Would you Consider a Gift To Brigada this Week?

thankfulThis Thanksgiving, would you consider making an offering gift to Brigada? If you can, please do what you can to come up with $100. Then, sometime in the next week, just 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 through Team Expansion is tax-deductible. If you’d rather give online, just click “Donate” in the upper right corner at brigada.org . In advance, please hear us when we say, “Thank you!” And God bless!!!

13) We’re Grateful to..

be-thankful…The Brigada participant in Plano, Texas, who gave $100 and this note: “Thanks for keeping Brigada going strong all these years. Blessings!” God bless you!
…The “true fan” in Birmingham, AL, who also sent, on behalf of Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship, a gift for $100 to empower Brigada. This particular donor was headed off to India. Please pray for a safe and fruitful trip.
…The great friend who serves with Finishing the Task who sent $50 this past week. God bless you — and may the task be finished!
…Equipping Servants International, who sent $50 this past week too. We appreciate you!
…anonymous gifts from SL for $35, a friend in Malaysia who sent $50,

14) The Last Bit: Your Take on Invitations to a Muslim Dialogue?

We recently carried an item highlighting an event which was being staged by Muslim friends for the purposes of informing us about Islam from a first hand view. Our purpose was to highlight a chance to hear about Islam from the vantage point of someone who espouses it, you know? But one Brigada reader took offense, in a way. When we responded to him with an apology, if we had erred by promoting the event, her replied, “Working for about 20 years among Muslims now, I really want to see more mission minded Christians or in general many more believers to understand Islam and love Muslims! But at the same time I see even here in the city I live many Christians focus on ‘interreligious dialogue’ instead of sharing the gospel, Imams performing Islamic prayer calls in churches and the like. I know that if we’re walking with Jesus, we are the only ones not to be afraid, but still it’s a very deceiving spiritual power behind Islam. I feel it’s very important to make a difference: It’s not the same if we talk about Muslims – or Islam. Muslims are first of all people, created by the heavenly father who longs for a personal relationship with each one… who loved each one of them so much that he humbled himself, came to walk on the earth as the Son, giving up everything for them – for us all. But Islam is much more than just a false teaching. It’s a spiritual power that receives adoration from 1.4 billion people – a wave turning around the globe 5 times a day, responsible for a lot of fear, terror and death. So I’m a bit critical when it comes to inviting Christians to an Islamic event with the Islamic Center’s intention to promote Islam.
I pray that there will be spiritual awake believers who are able to confront the powers and invite Muslims to Jesus.” He added, “I’m not sure if you understand my point – English is not my first language.” We did understand his point. And we wondered about your take on his response. If you have a moment, please click “Comment” after the web version of this item. Thanks in advance for your input.

15) Closing Stuff

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