2) You Can Help Others Overcome their Addictions to ****ography

Point them to this free 8-day online RESTORED Boot Camp hosted by former Hockey Canada player Matt Cline. His mission is to equip those caught in **xual addiction to live powerfully in the freedom that God has for them. Matt’s Boot Camp normally costs over $100. It is currently free for ministry workers. Register at:

(Note: Due to our mailing service’s stringent guidelines, we can’t actually say certain words in Brigada. If we do, the mailing service ends up blocking our newsletter. We hope you can get the meaning above though.)

4) Learning about Privacy Laws and Data Stewardship

Justin Schluessler (Data Protection Office for Compassion International) will be presenting on Data Stewardship at the ICCM-Americas conference June 26 -29 in Hannibal, Missouri. He will also be presenting breakout sessions on GDPR and current/anticipated US laws on data protection. Registration for the Americas Conference is still open at the reduced early-bird rate until March 31. Visit for more information.


or email

iccmamericasatlightsysdotorg  (iccmamericasatlightsysdotorg)  

8) Act now to GO Equipped as a Successful Tentmaker

This “GO Equipped” tentmaker course offers practical tools from experienced tentmakers to achieve proven results. Global Intent, Tent International, Operation Mobilization, and Scatter Global will present tentmaker training at the Operation Mobilization USA HQ, 285 Lynnwood Avenue, Tyrone, GA 30290 (20 minutes south of the Jackson-Hartsfield ATL airport) May 9-12, 2019. The early-bird discount ends April 9, 2019. For more information go to


or contact

registraratintentdotorg  (registraratintentdotorg)   

7) International Conference on Computing and Mission Conference

ICCM-Americas meets in Hannibal, MO, June 26-29, 2019. The gathering brings together both leaders and technical practitioners in Information Technology/Information Security from multiple organizations with common interests in collaborative technology, learning from the strengths of others, cross-cultural mission, and fulfilling the Great Commission. Included are times of worship, prayer, panel discussion, plenary sessions, technical sessions, and networking opportunities.

Registration is currently open,




for conferences on other continents. Discounted early-bird registration will likely end March 31, so better act fast. We’ve participated in these previously and they’re ALWAYS helpful.

9) Emmaus Encounter: Missionary Individual/Couple Debriefing

Emmaus Encounter is a debriefing ministry located in Montana (near Glacier National Park) for those in Christian ministry including missionaries, pastors and lay-people. It is a 5-day program offering listening space, time, and exercises that help you see Jesus in your journey, in the midst of pain, loss, injustice, confusion, disappointments, transition and weariness. This is a private, personal and sacred time together with only you (couple/single) and the debriefers. 

1) Engaging Islam Institute

An incredible training opportunity to grow in your ministry to Muslims is coming to Dearborn, Michigan this Spring. Horizons International will be putting on their well-known Engaging Islam Institute in both a weekend and week-long format. Dates are May 24-25 and May 27-31 respectively. Check out Horizons International at…

Learn more about the Dearborn Weekend Training at…

Learn about the Dearborn Weeklong Training:

5) Disciple-Making Movements in English and Spanish

IWMC2019 will be offering DMM Training in English and Spanish in Lenexa, KS, April 29 – 30, 2019. In the presence of coach practitioners, each attendee will have a chance not only to learn the fundamental principles of multiplicative disciple-making but also assess their current situations and see how they can both fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. Find registration info at

12) FREE marriage retreat for missionaries

Missionary R&R is a FREE four-night/five-day retreat for missionary couples who have served two years of consecutive missionary ministry in the last three years. The retreat is located at Winshape Retreat in northwest Georgia (USA), so if you can get yourself there, the entire event is free. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-977-3873 in the United States. To learn more, visit…

13) We’re Grateful for…

…the $50 gift from a big fan of Engaging Islam. Learn more about Engaging Islam at…


…the $30 gift from a huge friend of Missionary Care. For more, see…


…the $20 gift from a staff person at Finishing the Task. We’re encouraged by FTT’s passion for the unengaged. Learn more at…


…the $20 gift from Mission Next, formerly Finishers Project. Read more at…


Want to join these partners in helping Brigada through 2019? If so, just click “Donate” at, 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 by writing a check to Team Expansion is tax-deductible. Thank you, in advance, for your partnership!

1) Last Chance Ever to Register for Super-Earlybird Missio Nexus Conf.

If you might go to the Missio Nexus “Future Mission” conference this fall, why WOULDN’T you register in the next 48 hours so you can enjoy the benefit of saving bucks for being a super-early bird. Think about it: All the folks in your office will be blown away by the fact that you actually did something way EARLY so you could save your church or org some cash. Here’s your chance. Learn more at…

4) Debrief and Prepare for Re-entry with TRAIN International

Take time to process and unpack your cross-cultural experience in a relaxed and refreshing environment. TRAIN International has two debriefings coming up, March 3-8 in Johnson City, TN, and March 31-April 5 in Joplin, MO, and spaces remain for both. Their ABIDE debriefing offers time and space Sunday through Friday for you to sort out your service in group and one-on-one debriefing. The Johnson City debriefing is for adults only, but for the Joplin debriefing, bring your whole family, as TRAIN offers both adult and TCK debriefing for ages 0-17. Gain perspective and get equipped to navigate the challenges of re-entry and to move forward in renewal toward your next season of ministry. Check out their website to learn more at:

12) Catch this Hilarious Tribute to VideoChats (Be ready to laugh)

Our buddy, Mike S., told us about this hilarious video this past week. Yes, it’s an unashamed promo for Zoom, but only in the last 15 seconds. The entire remainder of the video is poking fun at the experiences we’ve all had. There’s so much here — the guy who shows up with the echo in his signal because he isn’t using headphones, the lady looking at her hair-do in the webcam, and even the guy who did the whole meeting in his underwear! This one’s a classic. In the meantime, if videochats have come to be helpful for you, why not leave a testimony in the comments that follow this item. If you’re like we are, videochats have become a mainstay.

…in spite of the fact that sometimes, it takes 3 times longer to process work because of the hassle. : )

1) Missio Nexus Offers Super Early Bird Registration for Conference

In a matter of a handful of years, the annual Missio Nexus Mission Leaders Conference has transformed from being a blip on the calendar into a must-attend event for mission leaders when it comes to planning and understanding the challenges, opportunities, and changing trends in the future of missions and the Great Commission. It’s fitting, then, that their 2019 conference is themed, “Future Mission.” It will take place all under one roof at the Caribe Royale resort hotel in Orlando, FL, Sept. 19-21. Conference organizers are offering a “Super Early Bird Discount” on registration until March 1st, 11:59pm, for $324 (meals included). This year’s conference will feature futurist Jay Gary, author Ed Stetzer, a surprise guest that we’re not supposed to mention publicly (but that you’re going to want to hear), and many others in main sessions and workshop tracks. Learn more at…


This is THE place to gather information about tax law and A.C.A. changes for mission orgs. It’s THE place to network with CEO’s of mission organizations. It’s THE place to pick up on the latest trends AND strategies for leading your org. Plus the setting, the food, and the worship are second to none. Oh — and did we mention that the training is outstanding too? Brigada will be there and we hope you will be too. Better hurry if you want to save bucks on this Super Early Bird deal though. Only two weeks remain.

4) Prepare Your Church Security Team for All Kinds of Scenarios

If you’ve wondered how to help your security guys get ready for the worst, here’s your chance. The International Disaster & Emergency Service (IDES) will be partnering with the Bible Christian Church in Arkansas City, KS, to offer disaster preparedness training on Saturday, March 9th, 8am to 5pm. If you’re interested, RSVP by March 2nd to

bccatbiblechristianchurchdotorg  (bccatbiblechristianchurchdotorg)  


The event is free but a freewill offering will be received.

3) Missionary Retreat Hopew to Refresh and Renew

WinShape Marriage introduces a new marriage retreat designed specifically for missionaries and their spouses. Missionary Refresh & Renew is a three-night/four-day retreat that offers space for restoration for those who continually pour out to others.

This retreat is for missionary couples who have served two years of consecutive missionary ministry within the last three years. It’s scheduled for April 22-26th in Mount Berry, Georgia (about an hour north of Atlanta, GA). Learn more at…


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