church planting

4) Coaching Training For Church Multiplication

corecoachingEmpowerment, transformation, and innovation take skill to produce. Join more than 300 leaders who have taken the 60-hour Core Coaching Skills Certificate Program, a unique training for mission leaders integrating Biblical values, professional coaching skills, and cross-cultural ministry. Can lead to ICF credentialing. Learn in-person and by telephone. Programs in 2010: Seattle January 11-15; Singapore April 5-10; Colorado Springs May 17-22; and Burgundy, France in September 12-17. Save US$450 by registering early. Go to

http://www.creativeresultsmanagement.com/courses/coaching01.htm

for details. Or email

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11) The Back Page: Windfall of Training Booklets

Whoa… This looks really good. Here are five practical training manuals which each offer 26 hours of instruction, sharing a vision for saturation church planting as well as practical principles and priorities for accomplishing local church plants. They’re designed for modular instruction in a working seminar format. The training schedule can be adapted for work/ministry realities of your trainees. The price? Free. Hard to believe? Check it out. See the overview at…

Get the digital copies theallianceat…

 

 

 

http://www.alliancescp.org/resources/omegacourse.html

If you’ve been reading Brigada since 1995 and this is the only resource you’ve ever garnered, this one resource just might be worth it all. :-)

The same group also offers a mentoring guidebook at…

http://www.alliancescp.org/resources/mentoringmanual.html
I have a note into the author… but the main organization there (the “alliance”) has long since shut down. Either way, the copyright release says this is, for the most part, free for use. Amazing materials. Thanks to all those who took part in writing them!!!

(Thanks for the tip, Paul!)

1) Keys to Church Planting Movements: An Interactive DVD Workshop

keystochurchplantingYWAM’s Church Planting Coaches, Brian, Joe, and Kevin, bring a collective 65 years of church planting experience in the Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Urban, Tribal and Western Worlds to team teach this dynamic workshop designed to equip pioneer church planters. This 13 DVD set includes: 26 Keys taught in individual, non-sequential sessions. You get a Syllabus / note taking guide, 2 hours of learning activities per Key (skits, role plays, small group discussions, Bible studies), “Simple Church” experience, Practical tools for use on the field, and User Guide/Resource CD – all in a library case. It’s ideal for churches in any context, mission agencies, and church planters (pre-field orientation and on-field training). What’s more, here’s a Brigada Special Offer: Order now and you’ll receive two free books that enhance the training – “Keys to Church Planting Movements” by Kevin Sutter, and “There’s a Sheep in my Bathtub: Birth of a Mongolian Church Planting Movement” by Brian Hogan. Get it on NTSC format $250 on Amazon.com.  Find it at…

http://www.amazon.com/Keys-Church-Planting-Movements-Seminar/dp/B0026S9OBU/ref=nosim?tag=thestarbree-20 

For PAL format DVDs, additional students copies of Keys/Sheep books, or other questions contact:

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Also, thanks to Asteroidea Books for pitching in $100 for boosting the item above to the front of the queue. (The item arrived on the 2nd of July and is being featured in the headliner spot just 3 days later.)

5) New Comprehensive Church Planting Book

discovering church plantingDiscovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting by J. D. Payne releases soon. This comprehensive introduction addresses the biblical, historical, and missiological principles of church planting, while challenging missionaries to focus on applying such principles to their contexts. Read the forward by Hesselgrave:

http://northamericanmissions.org/files/Foreword%20to%20DCP%20Sample.pdf

 You can pre-order it from Amazon….

6) Coaching Training For Church Multiplication

Empowerment, transformation, and innovation take skill to produce. The 60-hour Core Coaching Skills Certificate Program, is a unique training for church multiplication leaders integrating Biblical values, professional coaching skills, and cross-cultural ministry. Learn in-person and by telephone. There are courses in London in February; Seattle in March; and Burgundy, France in June; Melbourne in August; and Annapolis, MD in September. You can save US$450 by registering by registering early. Go to

http://www.creativeresultsmanagement.com/courses/coaching01.htm

for details. Or email

5) New And Unique Church Planting Book

The Barnabas Factors: Eight Essential Characteristics of Church Planting Team Members was recently published by Missional Press. Author J. D. Payne, Director of the Church Planting Center at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, challenges missionaries across the globe to consider Barnabas as a model for healthy church planting teams. The Factors include: Walks with the Lord; Maintains an Outstanding Character; Serves the Local Church; Remains Faithful to the Call; Shares the Gospel; Regularly; Raises Up Leaders; Encourages with Speech and Actions; Responds Appropriately to Conflict. A guide is also provided to assist team leaders in evaluating potential team members. This work is available through Amazon.

5) Christian Light Foundation Provides Light For Philippines

We’re grateful to the work of CLF in Philippines, on the web at…

http://www.clfphils.org/

They give their all to provide child care, medivangelism, Bible Studies, church planting, film evangelism, and a tape lending library to the lovely people of the Philippines. Now, their partnership and vision have not only supplied the needs of people in the Pacific, but also on a global basis through their partnership with Brigada. Thank you!

7) Get Useful Ideas On Evangelism & Church Planting

Here’s a site where you can pick up useful ideas on what others are doing that maybe you can use or adapt to reach your world. It provides helpful links to resources, tools and information to assist in winning the world for Christ (mostly free or low cost). The Outreach Files is published by Beautiful Feet Task Force and edited by Australian pastor/evangelist Howard Sands. It provides sermon outlines, illustrations and quotes to assist preachers in raising their churches to the challenge of winning their world. It’s a must for every church and mission leader, evangelist and church planter. Archives and subscription at

http://beautifulfeettaskforce.injesus.com/

For email subscription send an email to

Write “SUBSCRIBE” only in the email subject line (without the quotes)

7) Coaching Training For Church Multiplication

Empowerment, transformation, and innovation take skill to produce. Introducing the 60-hour Core Coaching Skills Certificate Program, a unique training for mission leaders integrating Biblical values, professional coaching skills, and cross-cultural ministry. Learn in-person and by telephone. They’re offering courses in Singapore October 13-17, 2008; Anaheim, California in November 10-14, 2008; and Burgundy, France in June 2009. Save US$450 by registering by registering early. Go to

http://www.creativeresultsmanagement.com/courses/coaching01.htm

for details. Or email

7) House2Harvest – Networking House/Simple Churches In Missions

On August 29-31, House2House ministries will be hosting their yearly National House Church Conference in Dallas, TX.(See

http://www.house2house.com/

for more information) The theme this year is House2Harvest. There will be several tracks of interest. Brigada readers might be interested in the Missions Track focusing on reaching the unreached. There will also be a “roundtable discussion” following the conference on Sunday (31st) afternoon at 3:00 pm. This roundtable will be the launch of a new ministry established to serve house/simple church networks. There is valuable dialogue regarding the development of this new network at

http://www.h2hmissions.wordpress.com/

This dialogue will lay the foundation for the roundtable and beyond. For more information email Don at dratgoasianetworkdotorg

6) Harvest Multiplication Training

It’s slated for 6-17 October, ’08, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Harvest Multiplication Training course, also known as Strategy Coordinator course, will train you to look at a whole people group, 4K zone or city and equip you to answer the question: “What actually needs to be done for *all* of this people group, 4K Zone or city to have access to the Gospel and have multiple Church Planting Movements (CPMs) among them?” This course is not a series of lectures to endure, rather a learning environment where you can interact in response to material and case studies presented, develop plans and run with the vision the Lord is giving you to reach the lost. You will be equipped to “Move from Vision to Harvest and from Mobilization to Implementation”. This training is suitable for: new Strategy Coordinators (SCs), trainers, regional and area leaders, people engaging 4K Omega Zones, existing Strategy Coordinators, anyone focusing on large population segments and needing tools to focus on reaching the lost. For more info email

The organizers strongly encourage couples, if applicable, to attend the training together.

SCHOOL OF FRONTIER MINISTRIES

The SOFM is an intensive Christian training course beginning with a 12-week lecture/teaching phase followed by field internship opportunities to apply what you have learned. The purpose of the SOFM is to give the candidates the most essential principles and tools needed to start long-term effective church planting movements among unreached people groups. As students grow in their understanding of missions and God’s heart for the lost, the organizers desire that a commitment to reach those who have never heard the Good News will deepen. School starting dates: August, 2008 For more information please contact Jose at Sofmcmthai (at)gmail(dot)com [As a means of preventing spam for our contributors, in the preceding email address(es), please replace (at) with @ and (dot) with . then reassemble the addresses back onto one line.] Or check out the website at

http://www.ywamcmthai.org/sofm

DRIP IRRIGATION AS A TOOL FOR EVANGELISM AND CHURCH PLANTING

Chapin Living Waters exists to help poor people in third world countries grow vegetables when there is insufficient rain. They serve development groups, relief organizations, and mission groups working with people in third world countries. Their “Bucket Kits”, consisting of 100 feet of drip hose, fittings and connecting tubing, are ideal for poor families in communities where running water and pumps are not available. The family connects the kit to a 5-gallon bucket elevated at least 1 meter above the ground, and fills the bucket with water twice daily. This simple, inexpensive, gravity fed system will provide enough moisture for a vegetable garden large enough to feed a small family during periods when there is absolutely no rainfall. If you are a pastor, missionary, or NGO, and you feel you can use this technology, please contact Dick to obtain a bucket kit to be used as a tool for outreach. Find them on the web at

http://www.chapinlivingwaters.org

or dial 315-788-0891 or email rchapinw(at)

imcnet.net [As a means of preventing spam for our contributors, in the preceding email address(es), please replace (at) with @ and (dot) with . then reassemble the address onto one line.]

NEW MISSIONS BOOK RELEASE

“Striking the Match: How God is Using Ordinary People to Change the World through Strategic Short-term Missions” by Missiologist, practitioner and Professor George G. Robinson, (D.Miss) is based on the premise that like a match, short-term missions must ignite something beyond themselves or they are a wasted resource. In an age when the concept of church planting movements is buzzing among mission sending agencies, this resource will help everyone involved in the process to discover how strategic short-term missions can be catalytic when used to assist long-term indigenous church planting efforts. Using quantitative, qualitative and case study research methods, Robinson unpacks how short-term teams have ignited evangelistic fervor and church planting vision helping nationals around the world to establish healthy, reproducing churches. Available now at

http://www.e3resources.org

20070812 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. DIALOGUE ABOUT THE TENSION DUTY TO MISSIONS VS DUTY TO FAMILY
  2. TRANSFORMATION COMMUNITY BY COMMUNITY
  3. A JOURNEY THROUGH SLUMS
  4. CHURCH PLANTING MULTIPLICATION CONFERENCE IN JAPAN
  5. UNREACHED PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: THE HERERO
  6. WOULD YOUR CHURCH GIVE A ONE-TIME GIFT TO BRIGADA
  7. CLOSING STUFF

  1. DIALOGUE ABOUT THE TENSION DUTY TO MISSIONS VS DUTY TO FAMILY — Handpiece is a small, viral, ministry of short term dental mission trips where we train nationals in primary dental care. Mike, the dentist behind this ministry, has three grown children who are not dentists. Mike’s children have other gifts, talents, and training, that would be valuable in missions. Should Mike continue to do dental discipleship with other like-minded, like-trained dentists, or should he give thought to coordinating his efforts with the mission interests of his children? If you have heard of fruitful mission work that cross generational lines within the same family, I’d be very interested to hear about it. Sadly I have heard more stories of missionary parents “abandoning” their children for their mission. What is the balance here? To add your comment, click to:

    http://brigada.org/brigade/?p=30

    Just click on “Add Comment” to brainstorm with “Mike” in the item above.


  2. TRANSFORMATION COMMUNITY BY COMMUNITY — Are you interested in establishing a Community-Based Health Care Program which integrates the physical and the spiritual? LifeWind International’s (formerly Medical Ambassadors International) Training of Trainers I (TOT I) introduces people to Community Health Evangelism (CHE).The CHE strategy teaches concepts, gives vision and practical “How To’s” for implementing and managing CHE in your ministry. Check out upcoming training dates and additional information at

    http://www.lifewind.org

    or email Kristin(at)lifewind(dot)org


  3. A JOURNEY THROUGH SLUMS — This new booklet describes in 24 pages the inspiring life and work of a missionary leader in Chennai, India. Stephen Thankappa has served the people in slums successfully and fruitfully for 20 years. Edited by Dr Ms Masilamoni, and written and published by Mr Sam Arackal and Dr Daniel Sathiaraj. The cost (a donation) for 3 copies is just $10 (postage free). Sathiaraj can be reached at dsathiaraj(at)gmail(dot)org [As a means of preventing spam for our contributors, in the preceding email address(es), please replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .] (Disclaimer: Dr. Sathiaraj offered in an unsolicited email to send a follow-up gift to Brigada, according to how many booklets were distributed.)

  4. CHURCH PLANTING MULTIPLICATION CONFERENCE IN JAPAN — The Church Planting Institute of Japan (CPI) will be sponsoring “CPI Onward the Japan 2007 National Conference to be held November 6-9 in Hakone near Tokyo. The theme of this bilingual (Eng & Jpn) national conference is “Fellow Workers for the Kingdom of God: Advancing church planting movements through Kingdom partnerships.” This conference is for pastors, church planters, evangelists, tentmakers working to establish church planting multiplication among the unreached people of Japan and among Japanese worldwide. Also at each conference there are several leaders from other countries wanting to learn about CPI and how it can work in their countries. The emphasis of each of these conferences is gospel renewal and church multiplication. The conference contains complete training on church planting with 16 modules taught by over 12 training teams in Japanese and in English. This is the largest interdenominational (over 120 agencies) church planting conference in Japan. Information and registration for this conference is at

    http://www.JCPI.Net

    or email with your specific questions to JCPI2007(at)gmail(dot)com [As a means of preventing spam for our contributors, in the preceding email address(es), please replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]


  5. UNREACHED PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT: THE HERERO — While traveling through Hereroland recently, this anonymous Brigada participant remembered, “We met several people at a store in a small town called Okondjatu. After carrying on a light conversation, we began to share with them about the Lord and His plan for all of our lives. Several of the people left, but others stayed and listened. One woman seemed to be particularly interested in what we were saying. After talking with her for a while, she was asked if she would like to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She said she would like that very much but that she had been drinking that day and felt that she could not make such an important decision while drunk. We continued to talk with her and though she was heartbroken she felt she could not do such a big thing in her condition and we agreed. She wanted the group to come back the next day. How we wished we could have, but we had to leave. We talked to a local believer and asked her to follow up with the lady the next day. Please be in prayer for this lady in Okondjatu. Pray that the local believer followed up with her. Pray that the decision is still important to her in a sober condition. Pray for the Herero people, many of who have succumbed to the influence of alcohol. Pray for workers among these Forgotten People. To adopt the Herero people for prayer or for more information, e-mail forgottenpeoples(at)telkomsa(dot)net [As a means of preventing spam for our contributors, in the preceding email address(es), please replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]

  6. WOULD YOUR CHURCH GIVE A ONE-TIME GIFT TO BRIGADA — You’ll never know ’til you ask. Check out the “Donate” page to see how little we are shooting for during 2007… and how far we have to go. Just click “Donate“.

    You can pull the money from your PayPal account or from any major credit card. Or if you prefer, send a check payable to Team Expansion to: Team Expansion (Brigada secretary), 13711 Willow Reed Dr., Louisville, KY 40299. (Team Expansion is a 501(c)3 incorporation so for USA citizens, your checks made out to Team Expansion are tax-deductible.) As always, be sure to let us know if you’d like us to promote any particular service or ministry, or if you’d prefer your gift be anonymous. And thank you in advance for helping.

20070520 Brigada Today

In this issue…

  1. COLLECTION OF “BACKPAGE” ‘COOL TOOLS FOR TRAVEL & MISSIONS’
  2. HOW DO YOU STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR CONSTITUENCY (CRM SOFTWARE?)
  3. SENIOR PASTORS STRATEGIC MISSIONS BRIEFING
  4. HAVE YOU HEARD OF FORM TD F 90-22.1?
  5. NEW SUPPORT-RAISING BLOG
  6. GET PRE & MID FIELD RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TRAINING THIS FALL
  7. ‘EASY’ CHINESE BIBLE PORTIONS
  8. NEW CHURCH-PLANTING TEXTBOOK: MASTERPLAN
  9. THANKS TO THOSE WHO PITCH IN…
  10. WOULD YOU JOIN THEM?
  11. THE BACK PAGE: WILL YOU REST WHEN YOU NEED IT?
  12. CLOSING STUFF

  1. COLLECTION OF “BACKPAGE” ‘COOL TOOLS FOR TRAVEL & MISSIONS’ — Now you can view them all together, as opposed to scattered out in “Back Page” editorials. Just click this link, then look at the “Comments.” Feel free to add other “Cool Tools” for travel & missions. Go ballistic. :-)

    http://brigada.org/brigade/?p=15

    Just click on “Comments.”


  2. HOW DO YOU STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR CONSTITUENCY (CRM SOFTWARE?) — Our organization (Team Expansion) is going through a grieving process. To stay in touch with all our friends, donors, insiders, staff, etc., we’ve used a product called Goldmine since 1998. Unfortunately, Goldmine’s owners are letting our particular version go idle (because it uses now-out-of-date dBase 4 architecture). It feels like I’m attending a bit of a funeral. Limitations brought on by today’s larger attachments, coupled with an inherent 2-gig file-size limit, are forcing us to consider other options. What are other organizations using to keep in touch? Is there a missions agency that has found the perfect solution for staying in touch with the organization’s members, donors, recruits, and friends? Maybe the new product will be web-based? …but if that’s the case, how will we use it when we’re traveling “off-line”? :-( [Goldmine allowed us to travel “undocked”.] If you know of a solution, please log on at:

    http://brigada.org/brigade/?p=16

    Just click on “Comments” and give us your best recommendation. Maybe there’s an organization that has custom-coded something… Maybe they’d share it, as one beggar telling another where to find bread?


  3. SENIOR PASTORS STRATEGIC MISSIONS BRIEFING — Been wondering how your church can quickly and effectively engage an unreached people group with the Gospel? Any USA Senior Pastor can join

    http://www.StoryRunners.com

    to co-host a one-day (9am to 3 pm) briefing for four to six of his Senior Pastor friends. The briefing will detail a strategic breakthrough for a church based evangelism project to an unreached people group.

    For more information email fishville(at)aol(dot)com [As a means of preventing spam for our contributors, in the preceding email address, please replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]


  4. HAVE YOU HEARD OF FORM TD F 90-22.1? — Apparently, if you are from the USA and have signature authority on a foreign bank account, you’ll need to complete this form — if the account(s) total $10,000 or more. (If you’re a poor missionary, this is one time you could rejoice. Celebrate that here’s one form you don’t need to complete.) It seems like an attempt to track money flow by terrorists and others. Get it by doing a web search; it’s from the US Dept. of the Treasury. Note that you don’t file it with your tax return. (Thanks to Shari for tipping us on this one!)

  5. NEW SUPPORT-RAISING BLOG — Now you have the opportunity to learn more than ever how to raise support as Bill Dillon, President of People Raising shares practical advice from over 35 years of fund raising experience in his brand new People Raising Blog. Whether raising individual support or raising funds for your organization you will find practical fund raising scenarios, tips, and issues. Additional fund raising information is available on his website through the tip of the month, email newsletter and a 6-hour training program available in DVD,CD, and MP3. Get it all at

    http://www.PeopleRaising.com

    or email Bill(at)PeopleRaising(dot)com [As a means of preventing spam for our contributors, in the preceding email address(es), please replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]


  6. GET PRE & MID FIELD RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TRAINING THIS FALL — Studying at the Institute of Strategic Languages and Cultures (ISLC) (formerly Russian Language Ministries) will give you a good head start in learning the needed language and culture. Their experienced staff is called by God to equip you with the language & cross-cultural skills you will need to be effective in ministry to Russian. Courses are tailored to your learning needs and offer an intensive and focused experience with, gradual effective immersion in the language, communicative learning methods & flexible duration for all programs. Their U.S. based courses are taught in an encouraging spiritual atmosphere with a focus on future ministry. Classes now forming for our 16 week fall course (Aug. 27- Dec. 14). US toll Free: 1-800-799-7976 or 1-803-333-9119. Write RLMoffice(at)juno(dot)com or log on at

    http://www.russianlanguage.org


  7. ‘EASY’ CHINESE BIBLE PORTIONS — This wonderful new ministry is led by a Chinese insider who is a pastor and a doctor. Find it at

    http://www.easyBibles.com

    or email his liaison at mlloyd3000(at)gmail(dot)com [As a means of preventing spam for our contributors, in the preceding email address(es), please replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .]


  8. NEW CHURCH-PLANTING TEXTBOOK: MASTERPLAN — By Dr. Brian Woodford, (Eastwest College of Intercultural Studies in New Zealand), this text uses over 100 New Testament images to describe the nature and function of the church in terms of 24 universal principles. Although written primarily as a resource for cross-cultural church planters, the biblical teaching is also useful for bringing believers in any culture to spiritual maturity. See

    http://rmuller.com

    to purchase or download.


  9. THANKS TO THOSE WHO PITCH IN… — Like the folks at YouCanEmailUs.com, a project to provide email to those in nursing homes at no cost to them, provide young people with a life-changing job, and the business community with highly-targeted geriatric advertising.

    http://www.youcanemailus.com

    They sent $10 this past week. Thank you!!!


  10. WOULD YOU JOIN THEM? — Want to help make Brigada happen? Of course, we trust you’ll still tithe to your local church, but if you’re in between churches, or if you’d like to go beyond your tithe, just click on “Sponsor/Donate” in the top menu (to use PayPal or a credit card), or if you prefer, send a check payable to Team Expansion to: Team Expansion (Brigada secretary), 13711 Willow Reed Dr., Louisville, KY 40299. (Team Expansion is a 501(c)3 incorporation so for USA citizens, your checks made out to Team Expansion are tax-deductible.) As always, be sure to let us know if you’d like us to promote any particular service or ministry, or if you’d prefer your gift be anonymous. And thank you in advance for helping.

  11. THE BACK PAGE: WILL YOU REST WHEN YOU NEED IT? — I just finished a marathon two weeks. I picked up between 3 – 6 extra hours of coaching each day at the 2nd annual “Skyrocket Soccer Academy” here in Louisville, KY. We bring in guest coaches from spots like England, opening up opportunities for beginners and advanced players alike to hone their skills. With dozens of players participating, it added a significant load to my schedule. Even though I consider it “vacation weeks” from my normal role as president of our missions agency, the work doesn’t really stop. So it’s like working two jobs in one. By the end of the two weeks, I knew I was probably very tired… even though my body isn’t all that great at informing me of it. So I’ve taken the last two days to rest up and recover.

    Are you able to rest? … or do you push yourself until you feel stressed out, only then realizing how strung-out you really are. Jesus said he would give life “more abundant”, but I don’t think that was supposed to mean a “busier life.” In fact, He Himself rested on the 7th day of creation (Gen 2:2). In addition, He promised *rest* to the weary (Mt. 11:28).

    So maybe you need to schedule a day off this week? … just to catch up? Better schedule it now; the pace won’t slow down later in the week. You might have to be ruthless. :-)

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