4) Want to Sharpen Your Interpersonal Skills? Take the Class

Perhaps you were aware that there’s a course on that (Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills). Trainers have found that this skill is best learned in the context of a group in this intensive format. Learn more about the course here…


See all the locations where this course is being offered by browsing to…


Note especially the courses in Orlando (beginning March 31st) and Dallas (beginning Oct. 17), but there are courses happening throughout the year literally all over the world. (Thanks Carol!)


5) Free 30-Day Mini-Course: "Intro to Biological Agriculture"

If you’re looking for a way to optimize your soil — or if you’d like to utilize this approach with the unreached people group you’re trying to reach — get started today with this 30-Day Mini-Course that is completely free of charge. You’ll follow a sequence of emails over the 30 days that will expand your mind and enlarge your soil possibilities! Give it a try. You can always unsubscribe at any time.


If you find that you like the material, you might enjoy other offerings at…


which seeks to help you learn to make better soil, grow better crops, and, in general, steward the land more effectively on behalf of the creator.


10) Nations Course 2019 in Chiang Mai and Rotterdam

Last year’s participants said: “The Course shed light on the areas that were dark for me and through this course I got the last piece of my armor in place.” Another wrote, “I do not know how any missionary can do without it! Most helpful course I have ever attended.” The Nations Course is a six-week cross-cultural intensive. It exists to prepare people for effective cross-cultural ministry, and equip them to make disciples among least reached people groups. Organizers want to promote an ethos of life-long learning. Cross Cultural ministry is one of the most misunderstood ministries/occupations on the planet. Course leaders wish to avoid the mistakes of the past by providing experienced trainers, who will open people’s eyes to new ways of thinking, acting, and feeling when approaching different cultures. Learn more and sign up at…


3) The Nations Course

Starting in June 2018, the six week Nations Course is designed to equip missionaries for effective ministry, whether new or seasoned field workers. A cross-cultural experience in itself, the course is held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with students from many different cultures around the world. Testimonies and details are provided at:

Space is limited. Sign up today.

1) We’re About to Stage an Xplore Course; Any Tips?

xploreSeveral of us here in Louisville, Kentucky are about to stage an Xplore course on Jan. 31st. We’re using the new edition, directly from the Center for Mission Mobilization ($6.99), at…

Anyone have any tips about presenting this course? We’re hoping to do the entire course in a day. We’ve purchased the domain at…

We also hope to video the course and offer it as a distance learning option afterward. If you have any experience with the course or tips, we’d love to hear.

6) Cross-Cultural Missions Course: Great for Several Audiences/Reasons

courseThis Fundamentals for Cross-Cultural Missions course is centered around 15-25 minute videos on topics such as Biblical basis for missions, culture shock, cross-cultural communication, spiritual preparation, and safety and security overseas. Each video comes with a downloadable handout for help in your preparation. These videos are designed for short-termers and faith-based organization team members and could also be helpful for someone moving overseas. Equipped To Go is offering a 50% discount to Brigada readers on the Full-Course (only) which gives you access to all 5 videos for 6 weeks. It’s a perfect way to train your short-term team or do a missions class at your church. At checkout, just use coupon code: brigada

Before we recommended this course to you, Equipped To Go let us take a peek at what they had put together. I can tell you personally that these videos are professionally produced with two-camera shoots. If you need an online solution for training your short-term team and you’d like something off the shelf and ready to roll, this is a great choice to consider.

(Thanks to Debbie and the team at Equipped to Go for making this available specifically to Brigada readers!)

9) Learn How To Use Mobile Technology for Your Ministry

mobile websiteThe Mobile Ministry Training Course has been revised. Now, 3 two-week online modules introduce ministry opportunities using mobile devices. You can work at your own pace and do not have to be online at a particular time. By 2015, the majority of all Internet access will be through mobile devices. This presents a unique, two-way communication channel to use for Kingdom advancement. The next course begins February 10 and the cost is $55. Each week contains both theoretical and practical elements. The only requirements: an Internet connection, a computer, and a mobile phone (smart-phone or feature phone). This opportunity is offered through Mobile Ministry Forum and course information can be found at:

3) If you Love Developing Media and Want to Help Unreached Peoples…

filmakingConsider participating in an upcoming Frontier Filmmaking Seminar (FFS). They’re currently accepting applications for a training program scheduled for April 19 to May 23, 2015. This five-week seminar is designed to give you an experience of what it is like to be a production assistant on a cross-cultural film crew producing a dramatic evangelistic film for an unreached mega (1 million or more) people group on the 20/20 Vision list in India. They cover basic training in a variety of filmmaking disciplines and expose you to the unique cross-cultural methods they use to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

6) Prepare to Share with Muslims at Engaging Islam

engaging islamGo deeper in your understanding of ministry to Muslims with Engaging Islam Intensives Training – interactive and exciting week-long courses on Evangelism, July 7-11, and a new Discipleship course, July 14-18, in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. The Discipleship course features brand new material from Georges’ soon-to-be published book. Whether you are in full time ministry, or simply have a desire to learn more about ministry to Muslims-these courses are for you. Read more and register at…

7) New Course Offers Six-session Study on the Great Commission

Find it at…
It’s a six-session study on the Great Commission. For hundreds of years, committed Christians have gone to the ends of the earth in response to our Lord’s command to take the Gospel to everyone… everywhere! Organizers of this course hope that you will be captured by the vision of a world that is increasingly being reached with the Message of the love and forgiveness of Jesus. They pray that you will become men and women of Issachar. More than 3,000 years ago, God raised up a cadre of 200 men and their families, from the tribe of Issachar, to give leadership to His people because they “Understood the times and knew what Israel should do.” Now you can become like they were.

4) What’s a “MOOC?” Only the latest 30,000-person virtual classroom

I’ve just wrapped up a great 3-day retreat with 7 other CEO’s of mission agencies. One of our number is plugged in well in the educational scene. He couldn’t wait to tell us about the rapid roll-out of these Massive Open Online Courses, or “MOOC’s,” as they’re called. Read more about them here…

Any class with 30,000 students gets my attention, even if only 20% of them graduate. Exciting stuff.

(Thanks Tony!)

9) TESOL training in Chiang Mai, Thailand. February 25-March 29

Asia’s Center for TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) conducts intensive, five-week courses leading to a TESOL certificate.  This certificate is supported by Cornerstone University of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.  For the first three weeks the classes are Monday-Friday, 8-4.  For the last two weeks, the classes are 8-12, followed by a two-hour practicum in the afternoon or evening.  This totals 120 hours in class and 20 hours of practicum (10 hours observing and 10 hours teaching. The same course is taught in Manila April/May if that is better for your schedule. Contact Melody, infothaiatactesoldotcom for more information, look at or

9) What do you think of Online TEFL Courses?

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

I’m assuming a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) class would be superior if you could attend it in person, right? (Or do you disagree?) But are there any better bets for online TEFL programs? For example, if you were to study at…

would you come away with a good handle on how to Teach English? Do you have a favorite online program or experience? If so, would you be willing to give us the referral information in a comment box immediately below this item?

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