2016/12/18 — Brigada Today

Compiled/Edited by Doug Lucas and Tina McCormick, Team Expansion
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In this issue…

1) Finally! A Disciple Making Movement Case Study in the USA
2) Jazz up Your Wall with a Giant World Map Country Name Cloud Decal
3) Looking for a Way to Serve the Persecuted Church? Try This
4) Engage Curriculum Could Jump-Start Your Discovery Bible Study
5) Customer Relationship Management Meet & Greet
6) Take in World Mandate West While you Meet with San Diego Missions
7) WordTruth Team Serves up the Bible in a ton of languages
8) Want to Change the Email Address through Which Your Brigada comes?
9) TESOL Training in Asia
10) BOLIVIA Azmera Haven Retreat 2017
11) Want to Help Finish the Task in the USA? (PeopleGroups.info)
12) Your Last couple of Weeks to Chip in to Brigada’s 2016 Appeal
13) We’re Grateful for…
14) The Last Bit: What did we Learn from our Latest Podcast Interview
15) Closing Stuff

1) Finally! A Disciple Making Movement Case Study in the USA

Want to hear Doug interview the kick-starter of a verified disciple making movement case study from Tampa, FL? You can — for free! And because it’s in podcast form, you can listen while you mow, vacuum, ride your bike, or drive to work. Just browse to…

http://moredisciples.com/2016/12/24-wwdjd/

to hear Lee Wood talk about “What would a DJ for Jesus do?” Find out how Lee started 63 new “simple churches” (new disciple making groups) within 6 months of his one-week training. THEN, see what’s happened since.

5) Customer Relationship Management Meet & Greet

All ministries have to find a way to keep track of ministry contacts. The folks at Mobile Ministry Forum want to begin to identify those who are kingdom thought leaders for CRMs. They plan to host a one-hour online “meet and greet” on Thursday, January 12 at 8 AM Pacific (GMT -8.00). Register now if you have CRM recommendations or questions about how to select one for your needs.

http://www.visualstorynetwork.org/events/customer-relationship-management-meet-and-greet

9) TESOL Training in Asia

Now you can get TESOL training designed for those in ministry set at a ministry budget. Asean Center for TESOL offers an intensive, five-week course leading to a TESOL certificate in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Get classes, community experience, and lots of guidance – and a certificate – all at the same time. And it’s cheaper to fly out and take this course than it is to take the same course in the USA! Get application forms or more information from
infothaiatactesoldotcom or see

http://www.actesol.com

The newest upcoming dates are July 3-August 4, 2017.

10) BOLIVIA Azmera Haven Retreat 2017

Azmera’s mission is to Impact Women Who are Impacting the World. If you are an English speaking, Kingdom-minded women (worker or expat) serving overseas, Azmera would like to invite you to a nurturing, restful, transformational haven retreat in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Mar 15 – 18. The cool thing is that they help make it affordable for workers by raising Haven Scholarships. Check out Azmera and register at

http://www.azmera.net/

12) Your Last couple of Weeks to Chip in to Brigada’s 2016 Appeal

Once a year, Brigada makes an appeal for funds to fire up churches, missionaries, and other Christian workers through the ministry of Brigada. Our goal is to underwrite the entire year’s budget in one appeal (so you don’t have to listen to appeals the year round), which is $17,000 — enough to cover light marketing costs, pay for servers, website, and email handling services, and pay a part-time assistant to help with communications and publishing. Gifts have been strong — and we’re thankful for that. Thanks to the gifts below, we now stand at $9109.15 for the year. But as great as that is, it’s still short of the annual need. To partner with Brigada to completely underwrite the remaining budget, we would only need 78 “true fans” of Brigada each to send a gift of $100. Would you be willing to step up to the plate to make that happen? If so, please 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 through Team Expansion is tax-deductible. Although we might not be able to include your gift receipt with 2016 giving, you’ll still know that you helped Brigada cross the goal for the campaign. And for that, we’d be very grateful. Thank you, in advance, for your partnership!

13) We’re Grateful for…

$25 from the great friends from Lizton, IN
$50 from a pair of great friends in Indian Land, SC
$100 from a great friend in Dallas, TX
$100 from two great friends in Louisville, KY. (Thankful for you both.)
The anonymous Brigada participants who sent $25, $50 and $50 each. God bless you!
$100 from Mission Network
God bless the anonymous donor who literally gave $1 to Brigada from Bulgaria. We appreciated your help!
The $25 from the anonymous donor to Brigada from Gresham, Oregon! We appreciate you!
Thanks to the donor who sent $100 and, when asked if there was someone we could thank at Brigada, she wrote, “You are welcome, Doug! Thank you for Brigada, which has been a huge blessing to so many. You could ask for special prayer for the Unengaged, unreached Bengali speaking people groups of India. Nearly 40 million people in just the 25 largest groups!!” Please join her in praying for the unreached Bengali people!
God bless the anonymous donor who sent $100 from Rockford, IL!
We also give thanks for the guy from Tucker, Georgia, who sent $25. Thanks!
Thanks to the folks at World Hopper Ministry Travel who sent $10 as a gift to Brigada to keep on making connections for another year. Learn more about their great rates and informed knowledgebase at…

http://www.worldHopperMinistry.com

One donor wrote, “I love the way that you get people to network and share their expertise! Blessings to you!”
Thanks for all these great gifts. Would you be willing to push Brigada over the hump to help us meet our financial need for the coming year? If so, please 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 through Team Expansion is tax-deductible. Although we might not be able to include your gift receipt with 2016 giving, you’ll still know that you helped Brigada cross the goal for the campaign. And for that, we’d be very grateful. Thank you, in advance, for your partnership!

14) The Last Bit: What did we Learn from our Latest Podcast Interview

For our latest podcast interview, we talked with Lee Wood, who is seeking to multiply disciples in Tampa, FL. (See Item 1 in this Brigada for instructions on how to listen. Or, simply point your podcast app to iTunes or the Android or Google podcast source and search for “More Disciples” the podcast.) One really great line we learned from Lee was, “If you wanna see the magic, you gotta do the stuff.” You’ll need to listen to the whole podcast to understand the full import, but Lee’s basic point was — we’re fooling ourselves if we think we can truly see a movement of the Lord by just going through the motions without a real experience with Jesus and a major prayer relationship with Him. Lee also showed us that a person really doesn’t have to come from a church upbringing to be effective as a disciple maker. If you get a chance to listen, you’ll hear first hand about Lee’s background. Finally, we learned about an exciting new source of disciple making training that will very soon (Feb. 14th!) be offered online, as a distance learning curriculum for groups of 4-12 in their homes or churches. And guess what! The training is free!! To learn more, please tune in to the podcast. We can’t do it justice in a short-written item like this anyway. You have to hear Lee firsthand.

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