Spiritual Formation

4) Spiritual Formation 101: …for the Soul, Community, and Neighbor

A missionary in Russia has written a book about spiritual formation and spiritual disciplines. Readers will find various disciplines for different venues of life, including suggestions on how to practice spiritual disciplines with non-believers. The book is also available for Kindle devices and software.
Check it out at…

https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Formation-101-Disciplines-Community-ebook/dp/B078GSWJ61/

3) How Can Cross-cultural Workers Stay Plugged in with the Lord? —

That’s the question with which Kelly and Michèle O’Donnell grappled during the month of March. Their top 4 picks? Deovox

 

http://www.damaris.org/cm/home/deovox

 

is a podcast/download designed for those longing to draw closer to God through a study of the Bible. The O’Donnells wrote, “It incorporates examples from popular culture like movie audio clips to illustrate the contemporary significance of Scripture.” The programs (10-15 minutes) are personal, intelligent, encouraging, challenging, and relevant—with study guides. The second resource they identified is Member Care Media.

 

http://www.membercareradio.com/

 

This website offers a wealth of audio resources and a daily radio program to encourage and equip mission/aid workers. Experienced member care providers and leaders share their practical advice on areas such as depression, adjustment, family life, and spiritual growth. The third item they found was Alert Net.

 

http://www.trust.org/alertnet/

 

This is a free humanitarian news service run by Thomson Reuters Foundation. It provides media/info on natural disasters, conflicts, refugees, hunger, diseases, and climate change. The fourth resource they identified can be found is a daily devotional from Sarah Young, a former mission worker with graduate degrees in psychology/counseling, entitled, ” Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence.”

 

http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Calling-Enjoying-Peace-Presence/dp/1591451884

 

(That URL will wrap. If you have trouble reassembling it, just click to the link immediately below this item where you’ll find w working version.) This is the second time in 4 weeks that I’ve heard very positive feedback on this resource. It is written as if Christ were speaking to you, with prevailing themes about trust, gratitude, peace, and His presence. It is also available in audio and Kindle editions. See the video clip at…

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTV65HHsBOk

 

The fifth and final resource on this subject is Scott Shaum’s annotated listing of helpful books in the February 2010 Ethne Member Care Update.

 

http://www.ethne.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Feb-2010-Issue.pdf

 

Scott’s a great resource-collector himself, with ties to Barnabas International.

 

Hats off to the O’Donnells for the great job they do coming up with these resources that the whole Brigada audience enjoys. Learn more about the O’Donnells at

 

http://www.MemberCareAssociates.org

5) Overcoming Spiritual Barriers In Japan —

This book by Keith E. Webb examines the invisible spiritual reality behind the 17th century persecution of Christians and the subsequent spiritual strongholds that were established. These barriers are still effectively holding Japanese people in bondage. Learn how to minister to Japanese and how to pray more effectively for them. Brigada readers, if you enter this discount code — 4KYSGCJ4 — you will receive 15% off.

https://www.createspace.com/900003489

2) Searching For A Deeper Walk With Christ?

Consider investing in it. One option: The Deeper Walk set of four books at:

http://www.masterdesign.org/

The site’s organizers have arranged this special book set of these four titles. Only 1000 sets are available. Included in this set is Dr Greg Frizzell’s How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life, the late Dr Rowland Myburgh’s Holiness – Right Living in Post Modern Society, the late Bertha Smith’s How the Spirit Filled My Life, and Dr Rob Finley’s Recapturing the Biblical Epic of Prayer. Sold separately, this set would cost you nearly $24. As a set, it costs $14.95. Grab a set today while they still have them available.

8) Preparing Leaders For Reflection And Prayer Days/Retreats

Dr. Evelyn Davis, International Training Consultant (with others assisting), will train participants how to facilitate half or full days of reflection and prayer, and short retreats, May 13-22, 2009 at White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro, SC (not far from our JAARS location in Waxhaw).

The reflection and prayer topics are: A Spiritual Inventory and Spiritual Markers ; Personal Worship; Finding A Rhythm of Rest ; Life Tasks : Strength for the Journey ; Our Time of Need; Prayer Areas and Issues; and The Servant Leader . The two retreat topics are: Life Passages and the Missionary Experience and New Testament Images of Adult Growth and Change. The total cost for accommodations, meals, and the basic books and materials is $675. Please note that partial scholarships are available if needed .

For the detailed information, and an application form, contact

7) Learn to Lead Spiritual Formation Retreats

Dr. Evelyn Davis, International Training Consultant (with others assisting), will train participants how to facilitate half or full days of reflection and prayer, and short retreats, May 13-22, 2009 at White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro, SC (not far from our JAARS location in Waxhaw).

The reflection and prayer topics are: A Spiritual Inventory and Spiritual Markers ; Personal Worship; Finding A Rhythm of Rest ; Life Tasks : Strength for the Journey ; Our Time of Need; Prayer Areas and Issues; and The Servant Leader . The two retreat topics are: Life Passages and the Missionary Experience and New Testament Images of Adult Growth and Change.

The total cost for accommodations, meals, and the basic books and materials is $675. Please note that partial scholarships are available if needed . For the detailed information, and an application form, contact

evelyn_davisatsildotorg .

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