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7) Do you want to be better at loving Muslims?

“Good News for Muslims” is A gathering Hosted by Carl and Chris Medearis. It’s all about loving Jesus and helping others love him too.  Anyone who serves Muslim friends, or is hoping to, is welcome.  Spend time with Carl and others to be encouraged and empowered to love openly. The dates are July 11-12 at MountainView Community Church in Highlands Ranch, CO. The space is limited. Registration and more information are at this link – pay through PayPal (which is your registration):

http://www.carlmedearis.com/conference2013/

http://www.mountainviewfamily.org

Registration is $100 per person or $150 for a married couple.  No childcare, so please no kids – unless they’re old enough to be involved.  This price includes one meal all together. The rest of our meals will be at nearby restaurants.

11)Seen any Icebreaker Videos that could be Saved on SD Cards?

Recently, we ran an article on developing Mobile Ministry Made Easy. Global Recordings Network is trying to expand their mobile ministry to reach the majority of people who only have access to the internet via their smart phones, iPhones or tablets. They’re searching for any web sites that provide 3-5 minute video or audio/visual clips that can be saved on a micro-SD card and inserted into a smart phone or tablet to engage people? The topics can be for initiating a conversation about religion, evangelism, discipleship, leadership development and “doing church.” From an icebreaker to a discipleship tool, mobiles are common and flexible enough to support a number of ministry approaches.

You can look at

http://m.globalrecordings.net/en

for the GRN mobile website.

4) English Course as Evangelistic Tool —

123LearnIt.com is producing a high quality English Course in DVD for beginners, with others courses planned, for churches and missionaries to use for reaching others for Christ. The first ten lessons will be available on Youtube, with audio exercises and transcripts available at

 

http://123learnit.com

 

The method is based on 1) Repeated watching and listening to fix in the mind, 2) Listen and repeat audio exercises 3) Read transcripts while listening to what one already understands to become comfortable reading. Watch the first lesson here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP7kJbjguEk

6) Good Soil Seminars: Training for Worldview-Relevant Evang/Disc —

We’re living in a time when people have little to no knowledge of the Bible and the Christian faith, whether they are from the other side of the world or the house next door. The next Good Soil Basic Seminar will be held Oct. 26 & 27, 2011 in Harrisburg, PA.  Here you will be equipped to share God’s story of redemption as it is revealed chronologically from Genesis to Revelation, so that people can clearly understand the Gospel, sincerely embrace the Gospel, and firmly hold on to the Gospel, no matter what their starting worldview is. For more info on GoodSoil E&D and this seminar, visit…

 

http://www.GoodSoil.com

 

or email

InfoatGoodSoildotcom

9) Share Evangelistic Video Clips with One Click —

Looking for a way to share strategic and powerful new video clips with those who need to find Jesus? Easy.

 

http://www.YesHEIs.com

 

It offers Christians a categorised range of third-party evangelistic video clips. It’s a one-stop source of approved conversation-starting video clips that Christians can easily share on Facebook (or other social media), embed in a blog, or download to a smartphone to share one-to-one.

 

(Awesome Tony; 3 winners in one week! Thanks!)

11) Open eyes…Open words…Open Word —

Here’s a Training Program for Literacy Evangelism, The Blind Spot in Christian missions, June 12 – July 16, 2011, Tulsa, USA Over 50% of the world’s population are blind to the written Word of God because they cannot read.  You can learn how to open people’s eyes to the words so that they may read The Word.  How? By attending the International Literacy Training Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 13 – July 17, 2010. Topics include Basic Literacy, developing Bible-content literacy materials in local languages, Evangelism through literacy, Discipleship through literacy, teaching English as a Second Language, how to train tutors, and how to run church-based literacy programs.  For more information, please visit

http://literacyevangelism.org/resources/training/international-literacy-training-institute-tulsa-2010

[Note: that URL will wrap. If you have trouble reassembling it, just log on the Brigada site and find this item (see the link below). We’ll make sure it works there.]

or email

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3) Online Introduction to Missions Course -–

Kingdom Expansion 101 is a convenient and inexpensive six-week online course about world evangelization. This fresh and comprehensive class provides an overview of global outreach and how churches and individuals are involved in the Great Commission. Missions team members, short-termers and church leaders have commented on the quality of the variety of articles, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and interaction among the participants. The next class begins July 14. For more information see

http://www.dualreach.org/missions/resources/kingdom-expansion-101.shtml

and feel free to write to

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with specific questions. Several agencies offer the course to their constituents. To learn how your mission organization can do this, write to the email address noted above.

3) New Report on Evangelicals in the U.S. and Canada

The study consists of both a large PowerPoint Presentation and a pdf article. This study includes: 1) Percentage of Evangelicals in each U.S. state; 2) Evangelical Church to Population ratio in each U.S. state; 3) A sampling of some U.S. counties with an evangelical population of less than or equal to 10% AND the evangelical church to population ratio in each of those counties; 4) A list of U.S. metro areas with less than 10% evangelical population; 5) A specific list of U.S. metro areas with less than 3% evangelical population; and 6) The number of evangelical churches and the evangelical church to population ratios in selected Canadian metro areas. The report and presentation may be found at:

http://bit.ly/7Skb9V

or from the blog

http://www.jdpayne.org

Or go there directly by clicking here:

http://www.northamericanmissions.org/files/From%2035000%20to%2015000%20Feet%20%20Evangelical%20Statistics%20in%20the%20US%20and%20Canada.pdf

Note that this latter link will “wrap”. If you have any trouble at all, just go to brigada.org and find this item.

2) Mobile Media Evangelism tools

indigitechNow you can share your faith while traveling cross-culturally in the languages of unreached people groups. Create International has developed “Gospel Gadgets” with all of their evangelistic films loaded ready to be shown to the target groups that you or your teams are reaching. These “Godpods” are specially designed for today’s “Mobile Media Evangelists” equipped with video and audio playback, ebook software to share the Bible in different languages, voice recording, and many more features. The best part about it is that they are one tenth the price of an ipod. For those of you working where electricity is rare or non-existent they have the answer for you: their portable solar charging unit. Find all of their Gospel Gadgets at:

http://www.indigitech.net/

(Thanks again to Create Int’l for that $50 gift they sent, acknowledged in last week’s Brigada.)

3) Free Downloadable Evangelistic Films

indigitech2Create International’s resource website at:

http://www.indigitech.net

is focused on resourcing Christians around the world with a variety of evangelistic tools. Aiming to enhance one’s personal witness and provide effective cross-cultural tools in multiple languages, this website tool box is full of options, with more than 10,000 external links to resources and informative articles for helping you be as effective as possible in your witness to people of other cultures and languages. They now have a searchable database of hundreds of people groups with links to audio, video, and literature tools for evangelism and mission mobilization. Create International has just completed a new section of “FREELY downloadable evangelistic films” for more than 45 of the largest and least reached people groups! They are available in both Apple and PC compatible formats which are playable on any desktop, laptop, or portable media player. Please visit their “Indigitech” website and get equipped to reach the nations!

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