3) Call2all Global Congress In Chiang Mai, Thailand: May 2013

The Call2All is a partnership of hundreds of international organizations, all working to complete the Great Commission in our generation. A Global Congress will be running in Chiang Mai, Thailand, May 21st – 24th, 2013. The world’s foremost media based ministries have come together to create a dynamic “Media for Missions” track that will run every day of the congress. Those who attend this track will participate in workshop presentations by dynamic speakers, and be exposed to the latest media tools and strategies being used to reach the least reached peoples of the world. Register today at:


2) What do You Think of the “Open Source” Media Push?

The folks at Distant Shores Media have perhaps articulated it best. See their video here…

The future of the global church is Open from Distant Shores Media on Vimeo.

Read more on their website:

See more of this being applied at…

Sounds like an exciting dream to me. What’s your take? Please use the comment boxes below to give your opinion. (And thanks to Brigada participant and personal friend, Ted, for bubbling this up to our attention.)

11) Help Create a Legacy of Film

Create a Legacy of film

Create a Legacy of film

The Cross-cultural Film Institute is a short and intensive training program designed for media professionals to enhance their skills with cross-cultural experience. This training will culminate in the production of an evangelistic film for a Least Evangelized Mega People Group on the 20/20 Vision list

Training will commence in Chiang Mai, Thailand followed by hands-on cross-cultural field production. The dates are May 27th through July 6th, 2013 and is open to all, regardless of the agency from whence you come. For more information on costs and registration email

creategcrcatgmaildotcom or browse

4) New Media Resources at New Create

Check out…

With more than eight new “Contextual Home Fellowship Videos” for people groups from Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist backgrounds, Create International’s newly upgraded online resource center will equip you for effectively reaching out with the Gospel cross-culturally. Indigenous instruments, dance, symbols and appropriate word choices all come together for a lively presentation that will reach millions of Unreached Peoples. Subtitled in English, this is a great tool for showing believers who may worship in different cultural styles, but who are all united in their love for Christ. Also a new training tool is available to challenge and mobilize Mainland Chinas believes to go as cross-cultural missionaries to unreached peoples. Along with many new films and art tools for communicating the Good News, the new resource center has “immediate downloadable resource purchasing” for those of you who just can’t wait for snail mail.

2) New Video Gospel from GNPI —

Good News Productions, International has produced The Global Gospel, a video series using hand-painted illustrations, along with narration taken straight from the Bible, to present the story of Jesus. It’s an excellent tool for reaching oral learners and, with optional subtitles on the DVDs, for teaching ESL/EFL. Go to:


to order a 3-DVD set for $20. At this site, you can also view all 88 stories online (without subtitles) and learn how to download them, free of charge. GNPI is currently in the process of adapting The Global Gospel into as many of the world’s languages as possible. For more information on becoming a production partner or to help with distribution, let them know at the above website.

1) Learn to Use Visual Arts to Communicate the Gospel —

The School of Frontier Media [SFM] is a six-month, second-level YWAM school, devoted to training individuals in using visual arts to communicate the Gospel in ways that are both innovative and culturally relevant. They equip you in your endeavor to make Christ known through means that not only allow the least reached to hear, but see and experience the truth. Learn more at…


They have a course coming up June 29 through Dec. 14 2012. It begins with 3 months of training in Chiang Mai, Thailand, then takes off internationally on a 4-week media safari.

7) Interested in media or minority languages in the Eurasia region? —

Media, Communications, and IT experts, as well as linguists, translators, and ethnomusicologists, will meet near Frankfurt, Germany 19-22 March, 2012, for the Eurasia Media and Distribution Consultation (EMDC 2012). To gain access (web site and secure login), email


with a letter of introduction.

1) New Crank-up radio Can even Recharge your Cell —

The gizmo-lovers among us will probably enjoy a visit to Eton Corp’s web page…


Check out the Rover, which combines an LED flashlight with a radio that has AM, FM and weather bands. If the power runs low, pop out the hand crank (or have your 12-year-old do so for you :-) ) and start whirring. One minute later, you’ll be good to go for another 15 minutes or more. What’s more, you can use a USB charger in place of the 12-year-old (if you’re fresh out). What’s more, you can also *charge* anything that runs on a USB plug, including a cell phone. As one reviewer observed, if the electric stays out for more than a few hours, these days, you’re going to want to tell all your Facebook friends anyway. :-) The Rover will set you back about $50, but it might be the last flashlight you’ll ever have to buy, at least for power-loss-emergencies. :-)

1) Check out these publishing resources for missionaries —

Magazine Training International offers a series of manuals, audio courses, and DVD courses on publishing. These high-quality professional materials are written and produced for missionaries and Christians in the Developing World. Resources cover magazine editing, magazine design, magazine management/business, and writing for magazines. Although even full price is less than cost, they are available at half price for readers of this issue of Brigada. Click on this link for the special price:


MTI’s Web site also offers downloadable resources and tons of information for Christian publishers or would-be publishers. Check out the Web site at:


(Thanks, too, to Magazine Training International for the faith they showed by investing $50 in

4) Six Ways to Reach God’s World DVD-Rom and Booklet —

Here is a great new resource for mobilizing from OMF International. This series of four- to six-minute videos highlights simple, yet powerful ways to make a difference from home and around the world. They will help you discover how you can be involved through learning with intention, prayer, going cross-culturally as messengers of the gospel, sending (which includes giving), welcoming internationals around you and even mobilizing others for all of these strategic roles.


You can view or download these free videos with discussion guides at


or purchase the DVD-Rom and booklet at


or by calling 303.730.4160.

2) Print Your Book in India —

New Life Printers will print your book at a good cost savings. For example, two thousand copies of a 100 page book is .88 cents a copy. Shipping is extra but it can still be a good deal. For example, to ship the two thousand copies to the port of New York would add another .15 cents a copy. A portion of profits are used to support the New Life Mercy Home in Delhi. Contact: Scott

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or call his cell


5) Mobile Ministry Strategy Network Formed —

The first-ever “Mobile Ministry Forum” assembled 16 mission strategists representing 15 organizations for two days in early December 2010 to focus exclusively on the mobile platform’s potential role in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.  Outcomes included plans to develop a mobile ministry training curriculum, establish a global “mobile practitioner” community and expand an existing database of mobile research.  Read the Forum’s report at

View a slide show of the forum at

Indicate your interest in joining this network by writing

9) “The Waiting World,” = the Best New Missions DVD —

See if you agree: This DVD on the 10/40 Window and the major world religions are destined to become best sellers. I just hope they don’t sell out too soon. Just to get Israel Houghton’s “We Speak To Nations” would be well worth the $12.95. Shew. At that price, this DVD is a steal. Best thing since those Urbana videos from the turn of the new century. Finally, they’re refreshed. Yes!

4) “The Waiting World, Special Edition” —

The producers of the prayer video series, “The Waiting Word” have just completed a new edition, and are making it available to readers of Brigada Today. This edition of the series contains six 7-9 minute videos showcasing the 10/40 Window, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Animism/Tribalism. There is also a bonus music video set to Israel Houghton’s song, “We Speak to Nations”.  The music video would be a good introduction for a missions seminar or presentation, while the prayer videos for each of the major religions of the 10/40 Window could be used to introduce a time of prayer for that religion or a people group of that faith.  The 10/40 Window video gives a basic understanding of the 10/40 Window along with an explanation of why it is important. As a special discount, readers of Brigada Today can email the producers at

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See samples at

2) Save that Favorite DVD to your Hard Drive for the Road —

Tired of lugging around that favorite DVD? Got a netbook with no DVD slot? You’re in luck. Our regular Brigada correspondent from North Africa recommends a virtual drive. The good news is — not only is it cool, it’s also free. Find it at…

Use it to play ISO files on your computer. You’ll use up less battery on the road and you won’t have to juggle those little platters. Our guy has years of experience with it and there’s not a speck of malware in it. It’s just a plain, pure, cool tool.

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