Mobilization

3) These "GOer Groups" Videos Might Play Well in Peoria…

…and at your church, if you choose. They address some key questions:

Where to go, Choosing an agency, Finances and debt, “Church, parents, and relationships,” What to do now, On-Field realities, and Continuing on. The price is amazing. (They’re free to view online.) And because they come from the Center for Mission Mobilization, you can be assured that they have an equal footing for your agency as well as all others. Thanks, Center for Mission Mobilization!!!

 

www.mobilization.org/resources/prepare-for-ministry/

 

8) Suppose You Wanted a List of Missions Conference Speakers…

Where would you go? That’s what one Brigada participant is facing. Diane wishes there was a kind of clearinghouse for interesting mobilizers and itinerant speakers. One might argue that Perspectives could provide such a thing — but remember that many excellent speakers aren’t necessarily the type to teach a two-hour academic class (even if it DOES help mobilize people to missions). So — IS there such a thing? If not, how might we make one of those? Comments? Thoughts? Please let us know you’re ideas. Thanks! (Just click comment after the web version of this item.)

 

14) The Last Bit: Help us Figure Out Hong Kong Please

You know, to me, one of the hardest geographical challenges in the world is figuring out the mystery that is Hong Kong. How could a piece of China be a British colony — then not so much. And what happens when all these citizens fight so hard to become so Western, then they suddenly are reattached to mainland China, so mainland China pretends to let them remain as a special economic zone, but then, not. And then, most recently, the CEO of Hong Kong (appointed by mainland China) sets about to pass a new set of laws that would extradite Hong Kong citizens who were activists, advocates and even foreign nationals into mainland China — so as many as 1/4 of the entire population took to the streets in protest. So finally the CEO drops the proposed law (for now), but people keep demonstrating. And one of the main “unofficial anthems” of the entire protest is the song, “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord.” How can all this be? Would somebody please explain Hong Kong to us? Do you know of an article or book that makes this easy? If so, please click comment after this items on the web and help us out here. Because at first glance, to me, Hong Kong is an enigma.

 

Learn more about the protest (and the anthem) here:

 

www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/06/18/asia-pacific/politics-diplomacy-asia-pacific/sing-hallelujah-lord-unlikely-anthem-hong-kong-protests

 

You can pray for Hong Kong with greater insight at your church or group using this Prayercast video…

 

prayercast.com/hong-kong.html

 

2) 7 Steps to No Regrets (the book)

What would a life without regrets be for you and/or those you love? Find out from Robert Rogers, who, in 2003, lost everything he cherished – his precious wife, both sons, and both daughters – when he and his family were swept off the Kansas Turnpike into the deluge by a flash-flood while driving home from a wedding in Wichita.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Steps-No-Regrets-others-yourself-ebook/dp/B00GYFRBM0/

 

3) "Pray Now Pray Boldly" Seeks Prayer in the Marketplace

God has been stirring the marketplaces around the world to bring His Kingdom through everyday believers. But as this happens, we are reminded that every major movement of God is rooted in extraordinary prayer. So, how can we be a part of what God is doing?

 

“Pray Now Pray Boldly” is a newly launched global prayer movement seeking to transform individuals, families, organizations and communities through persistent and fervent prayer. It is made up of a diverse remnant of zealous and bold Warriors of God, banded together to restore God’s Kingdom in the marketplace. We are called to pray, to recruit others to pray, to equip new “chief prayer officers”, and to empower multiplying generations to do the same.  If you would like to learn more about joining a group, starting a group, or connecting your existing group to an informal community of like-minded folks, visit

 

praynowprayboldly.org/

 

6) A New Focus: 30 Days of Prayer for the Buddhist World

By now you’ve probably participated in a “30 Days” campaign for the Muslim world. But this brand new campaign puts the spotlight on the *Buddhist* world. It doesn’t matter whether or not your group or church has workers there. What matters is that we care about Buddhists and want to see them reached. Order your heavily discounted copies at…

 

www.worldchristian.com/product/buddhist-world-prayer-guide-2019

 

Keep in mind, there’s no set time frame of the year (like Ramadan) for this campaign. You can start it on any date you choose.

 

9) Global City is Still Searching for a Diaspora Worker in Dallas

Here’s a unique opportunity for a person with an interest in diaspora and immigrant populations in a place like Dallas/Fort Worth. Global City has teamed with a local church to offer a base salary and a particular approach with immigrants. If you might consider such an opportunity, write

 

jaredlooneyatglobalcitymissiondotorg  (jaredlooneyatglobalcitymissiondotorg)  

 

for a ministry description and more details. The position is still open. (Thanks Andrew!)

 

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.

missionexus.org/future-mission/future-mission-speakers/

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.

 

5) The Latest on Operation World

This past week, we received an inquiry from a Brigada reader wishing and praying that a new version of Operation World might be in the makings soon. He wrote, “The latest version is 2001, right?” The great news is, Jason Mandryk and all his helpers and staff did this version in 2010:

https://www.amazon.com/Operation-World-Definitive-Prayer-Nation/dp/0830857249

Then they did an 2015 update called, “Pray for the World,” in 2015…

https://www.amazon.com/Pray-World-Prayer-Resource-Operation/dp/0830836861

And last October 30, 2018, they did an Operation World Prayer Resource called, “Window on the World, Revised Edition” with fact files, stories, “do you know” side bars and much more.

https://www.amazon.com/Window-World-Operation-Resource-Resources/dp/0830857834

Who *knows* what they’ll do next?!!  : )

 

6) Support Raising Leaders Conference – Mobilize More

Stop by Scottsdale, Arizona for the upcoming SRLC – October 15-18, 2019

For the glory of God, Support-Raising Solutions champions biblical and relational support raising. They mobilize more prayer, more partners, and more praise for our Savior. Through this conference, you’ll learn how to shape the leadership culture in your organization in the area of support raising. Learn more at…

 

supportraisingsolutions.org/conference/support-raising-leaders-conference-2019/

 

7) With the Close of Ramadan, I’m Already Missing Daily PrayerCasts

I’ll be honest: Ramadan was a spoiler for me. I looked forward to getting up every morning and catching the latest new PrayerCast video from the folks at OneWay Ministries. Once again, we’re all grateful for their work. But you can show their videos any time. By God’s grace, they assembled them in such a way that their use will be timeless. See the entire set at…

 

www.prayercast.com/love-muslims-home.html

 

by scrolling all the way to the bottom of the long page.

 

8) You’ll Love the Pray.Network (125 sites!)

The Pray.Network site allows you to Add a photo, Reply to a discussion, Blog an insight, Post an event, Watch (and pray) a video, Join a group, and even Invite your friends/class. It’s a great idea and it’s implemented really well. What’s more, the site just *flows*. If you like to pray, check it out at…

 

praynetwork.ning.com/

 

(Thanks for suggesting this site to us, Betty!)

 

6) What if We All Moved our Mission Headquarters Overseas?

In some ways, it might go better for us. Take a look at this agency in Málaga, Spain.

 

www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/may/malaga-refugees-startup-entrepreneurship-tech-hub-spain.html

 

(Thanks for pointing us to this story, Mark.) I remember Christar from years ago. They’ve found an innovative solution for relevance and social responsibility, while retaining their long-term value and direction. Love it. Setting the bar high for the rest of us. : ) What’s YOUR take on locating your mission agency HQ overseas?

 

8) We Love the Idea Behind this Collaboration in Mission Mobilization

This collaborative event that Missio Nexus is hatching out seems like an awesome idea. The goal is to figure out what are the obstacles for health church/agency relations in regard to recruiting new workers, then clarify roles for an effective pipeline. Next, the event wants to formulate win/win propositions for both the agency and the church and then build a strategic roadmap for the future. This is great stuff – and Missio Nexus is exactly the org to do it. Mark Stebbins (the facilitator) is the perfect person to facilitate and Kansas City is an excellent location. I’m (Doug) going to ask someone from our agency to be there – and we’re going to offer to pay the way for someone from a close partner church. What about YOUR agency/church partnership? Learn more at…

 

missionexus.org/events/#!event/2019/11/11/building-outstanding-church-mission-agency-relations-in-mobilization-mobilization

 

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