8) The Tour about the Book: "The Rise and Fall of Movements"

In June, we got to hear Steve Addison, author of “The Rise and Fall of Movements.” Now the book is a tour! : ) If you can get to the USA, you can find out how close he’ll be to you by clicking to…


Watch his video on that page to learn more. His book is worth the read. Sometimes, the way you go INTO a movement can affect the way you come OUT!


1) High Security Training – FSA B+, Nov 18-20, 2019

Is interrogation or kidnapping a real concern in your area of the world? This training will help you avoid it, or get through it without compromising your integrity or the safety of others. It’s being staged by Fort Sherman Academy, but will take place in San Diego, CA, November 18-20, 2019, 9am-5pm. The cost is $700. For more info write: infoatinterculturalstudiodotorg  (infoatinterculturalstudiodotorg)   . Register at:


1) Debrief with TRAIN International in Joplin, MO

Take time to process and unpack your cross-cultural experience in a refreshing environment with an experienced team. TRAIN International’s next re-entry debriefing is October 20-25, with nine debriefings for 2020. Their ABIDE debriefing in Joplin, MO, offers time and space to process, and is for your whole family, as TRAIN provides age-appropriate TCK debriefing for ages 0-17. Gain perspective, get equipped to navigate the challenges of re-entry and move forward in renewal toward your next season of ministry!  Check out their website to learn more at:


At their latest debrief, 35 workers came together to process and plan. Several were Team Expansion workers. These guys are the real deal. You won’t go wrong at TRAIN.

11) This Lifelong Trainer Wants to Take You on His Next Training Trip

John Hendee has been winning people to Christ for his entire life. Now, he’s offering to take you on his next training trip to equip you so that you’ll, in turn, be able to train others. He’ll take you on an 8-day trip during which he’ll teach you how to train others, while you’re doing the training. The curriculum is “It’s All About Relationship.” Learn more at…


He’ll take you to a place like Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, India, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Philippines, Ukraine, or Poland. John will help you learn to make a global impact for years to come. To learn more, write him on the contact form at…


1) Pastoral Training in Member Care Conference

It will all take place in Asheville, NC, October 8–11. The Pastoral Training in MemberCare (PTM) Conference is an excellent resource for anyone involved in caring for God’s global workers. This US-based conference brings together caregivers from sending churches, missions agencies, and member care organizations, and provides a place for networking, mutual encouragement, skill-building, and spiritual refreshment. Registration closes September 10, so please sign up soon. For more information, email Abby at

ptmatbarnabasdotorg  (ptmatbarnabasdotorg)   with questions, or see their web site


6) Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills workshop

October 27-November 1, 2019 is a Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills (SYIS) workshop, hosted by Alongside, Inc. and International Training Partners. It is located in Richland, Michigan, USA. If you desire biblical tools for improving your relational skills and creating life changes (in an interactive adult learning style), then SYIS is a great workshop for you. For more information and/or registration, email


amywittersatalongsidecaresdotnet  (amywittersatalongsidecaresdotnet)   


12) New Wineskins Missionary Network to Stage Global Conference

New Wineskins Global Mission Conference is coming up soon — Sept. 25-29, 2019 at Ridgecrest Conference Center, NC. Their theme is “Better Together.” The common vision for the network is “Empowering Anglicans for World Mission,” but they welcome all guests to participate. This conference will draw 1,000+ folks from over 30 nations. They’ll have over 70 ministries represented in their exhibit hall, with 18 plenary speakers and another 120 presenters doing mini-workshops on a huge variety of mission topics. They’re calling these mini-workshops “MAP talks” or Mission Awareness Presentations (like TED talks). They are also offering 20 pre-conferences on topics like Refugees & Immigrants, International Student Ministry, Business as Mission, the Arts in Mission, the Persecuted Church, S.E. Asia, Reaching Muslims, Reaching Hindus, etc. You can download conference promotional videos, press releases and our conference flyer from the Media Tab at their website. Learn more and register at…


3) Sharpen Your Interpersonal Skills in Ethiopia this November

This November 17-22, 2019 is a Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills (SYIS) workshop, hosted by SIL Ethiopia. It is located near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. If you desire biblical tools for improving your relational skills and creating life changes (in an interactive adult learning style), then SYIS is a great workshop for you. For more information on this workshop in Ethiopia, please contact Haimi at

haimidotwalteratgmaildotcom  (haimidotwalteratgmaildotcom)  

4) CEO/President Peer 2 Peer Retreat Sponsored by Missio Nexus

Peer 2 Peer is a two day event combining directed peer discussions, case studies, networking, panel & table discussions, and inspirational sessions.  It is designed to be both relational and developmental.

It’s designed for CEOs and Presidents of missionary agencies. In addition to leadership, the focus surrounds issues directly affecting evangelism, church planting and similar Great Commission topics. Spouses are welcome. Learn more at…!event/2020/3/31/ceo-peer-2-peer-retreat


9) Still Time to Register for "Traction Men’s Conference" (Sept. 2019)

You still might have time to register for the Traction Men’s Conference, a 6-day experience designed to encourage global workers serving cross-culturally. You’ll learn about managing stress, solation, and opposition, reconnecting with God through prayer, cultivating the character of authentic leadership, navigating difficulties with grace, honoring God in all things, and persevering with courage and trust in the face of challenges. Learn more — and register — at …


(Thanks again, Jenny!)


8) It’s Not Too Late to Catch One of these Great PreConferences…

Check out all the great pre-conferences kicking off just before Missio Nexus. For example, how about the one on Wednesday, 1:00 – 9:00 PM, entitled, Standard Introductory Workshop, presented by Kathy Mort, Tory Ruark & Randy Schmor. The SIW is a seminar designed to help people understand how they can incorporate and achieve competence in all Seven Standards of Excellence, a code of best practice for short-term mission practitioners. MISTM-grid theory and the supporting principles behind the standards are reviewed. This workshop would be applicable for church and organizational staff members, mission committee members, and team leaders who want to take a comprehensive look at excellent short-term mission trips. Learn more at…


12) Budget-Friendly Retreat Locations?

Ashley recently wrote, “Sometimes Google isn’t that helpful when trying to find a location overseas to hold a worker retreat. What budget-friendly and/or missionary-friendly locations do other Brigada readers use? Particularly in Europe, North Africa, and Southeast Asia? And how many people can they accommodate? Thanks for your help!” Let’s throw a couple of ideas out there for Ashley by clicking “Comment” following the web version of this item. Thanks!


4) Foundational Coaching Skills Asia

Foundational Coaching Skills provides high-quality, affordable coach training to help missionaries, team leaders, ministry directors, and others to implement the use of coaching skills in their ministry. The 12-month online and 5-day on-site offers opportunities to experience coaching for your own life and work and immersion in a five day, hands-on, highly interactive on-site workshop introducing coaching and coaching skills. Learn more at…


5) Open Suggestion to ICCMers

Every year, I.T. professionals from mission orgs around the world gather to help one another move forward in information technology questions, cyber-security issues and more. This emphasis on international Christian computing is a primary force in helping Christian I.T. professionals stay current and informed. Now, Missio Nexus is offering them and others additional options. This year’s Missio Nexus conference will feature an information tech special field of study in the Mission Finance and Administration Track. Learn more at…


1) Meet the Leaders of the Mission Leaders Conference in Orlando

Missio Nexus has made it easy to get to know the main session presenters and all the workshop leaders too. Just click the “biography” or “plus sign” beside each and you’ll learn more about each personality and backdrop.

Of course, let’s be honest: One of the *major* reasons of going to Missio Nexus’s “Future Mission” Mission Leaders Conference is also to network with all the agency leaders and workers in the hallways, too. Those are the unsung heroes who don’t appear on this webpage but still help make the event special. Sept. 19-21, Orlando. Hope you’ll pencil it in today.


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