training

1) Get Trained Among UPGs Before Serving Among UPGs

GFM still has openings for their August and January missionary training programs in Atlanta, GA and Richmond, VA. Get classroom instruction along with practical hands-on disciple-making experience/mentoring while serving refugees/internationals from UPGs. This is an excellent way to get the tools and equipping you need to thrive in cross-cultural ministry. Also, check out their new SLICE program in India including strategy, language (GRPA), identity/platform/visa, culture training while experiencing Jesus.

 

globalfrontiermissions.org/missionary-training/

 

5) Zúme Course Continues Moving Forward (Web-Driven DMM Training)

Most disciple-making movement (DMM) trainers would say that live training is always preferred. But for places and times when you simply can’t go personally, Zúme offers an excellent training option. It’s a web-driven, life-on-life experience among 4 to 12 people, guided by online tools and short (3-5-minute) videos. Over 5,000 people from 107 countries have already registered to check it out. Over 1,000 of those have finished through the 9th session (out of 10), meaning that Zúme has already spun out over 5000 hours of training — and all the training is offered free of charge because of donors and volunteers. The course is already available free of charge in 9 languages, including English, Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Indonesian, Somali, Spanish, Telugu and Thai. Other translations that are very close to finishing include Italian, Swahili, Portuguese, Mandarin, French, and Cantonese. Lao, German, Korean, and Turkish are in the pipeline. If you want to translate Zúme, a kit of help files is available. It can take as little as 3-5 months with the right people. If you’d like to sponsor a translation, the typical cost is around $7500. Learn more and get started in your own sample DMM training group at…

 

zumeproject.com/

 

10) Fun to Watch this "Disciple-Making Practices" Video…

…not only to make fun of the speaker, but also to realize that, when the video was made (Apr. 18, 2017), researchers were tracking between 100 to 300 disciple-making movements in the entire globe. The last we heard, that number had now swollen to something more than 1000 movements all around the world. Let’s give praise to God for these indicators of rapid and fervent growth, then let’s get busy and join them!

 

10) Married in Mission: For Couples in Cross-Cultural Service

“Married in Mission” is a guide for couples called to the complex yet fulfilling world of cross-cultural humanitarian work. With a total of twenty-one interactive exercises concerning marriage and service, this handbook is a means for individuals to purposefully engage with their vocational roles as both spouses and missioners. Now you can get free shipping for this resource at…

alexisckenny.wixsite.com/marriedinmission/purchase

 

8) Serious Training for Hard Places

Registrations are being accepted for the Fall cohort of Studio Internship. Studio is a 3-month training experience for cross-cultural workers headed to the Muslim world. Emphasizing both hands-on outreach and practical training, Studio is for those eager for preparation in resilience and fruitfulness. Veteran field workers will coach and mentor you as you apply your learning in our community of practice. For information go to…

 

www.frontiersstudio.org/

 

or write:

infoatstudioteamdotorg  (infoatstudioteamdotorg)   

 

5) How Do You Get Practical Training for a Media-Driven World?

Just watching videos does not give the experience and feedback that are crucial to learning a new skill. Mission Media U offers live online courses for church leaders and missionaries around the world. Foundations of New Media Strategy will help you develop a media strategy for expanding your reach to your target audience. This course starts on May 2. Find out more and register at:

 

www.missionmediau.org/foundations-of-media-strategy/

2) Field Worker Security and Crisis Management Training

Crisis Consulting International (CCI) is offering field security training for Great Commission workers who travel, live or operate in higher risk environments, and crisis management training for faith-based organizational leaders to be prepared to manage crisis events that impact their Great Commission work. Both of these sessions will help individuals and organizations be better stewards of their workers.

 

www.cricon.org/2018/fss_2019_06

 

www.cricon.org/2018/cms_2019_07

3) Missio Nexus to Feature 70+ Presenters and 9 Workshop Tracks

Imagine a conference in which there are 70+ workshop presenters and 9 different workshop tracks, including Executive Leadership, Globally Engaged Churches, Global Strategies, Human Resources, Member Health, Mission Finance + Administration, Mobilization, Short-Term Missions, Training! And — if you’re imagining something in cold weather, think again. This year, it all takes place under one roof at the Caribe Royale Resort, Sept. 19-21, 2019. Learn more and register at…

 

missionexus.org/future-mission/

8) Get Foundational Coaching Skills Training (FOCOS )

Are you looking for practical training that will help you make use of coaching skills and principles in your leadership roles? Coaching Mission International (CMI) is committed to supporting you as you learn to integrate coaching skills into your leadership sphere. The curriculum includes experiencing coaching for yourself during a five-day interactive workshop introducing coaching skills, mentor coaching, and teleclasses for skill development and application as you begin to use those skills with others. It’s taught onsite in Phoenix, AZ, September 10-14, 2019. Learn more at…

 

cmiprograms.org/training/focos/

2) You Can Help Others Overcome their Addictions to ****ography

Point them to this free 8-day online RESTORED Boot Camp hosted by former Hockey Canada player Matt Cline. His mission is to equip those caught in **xual addiction to live powerfully in the freedom that God has for them. Matt’s Boot Camp normally costs over $100. It is currently free for ministry workers. Register at:

 

www.christianministryacademy.org/restored-boot-camp

(Note: Due to our mailing service’s stringent guidelines, we can’t actually say certain words in Brigada. If we do, the mailing service ends up blocking our newsletter. We hope you can get the meaning above though.)

6) Field Preparation For Work Among Unreached People Groups

The 25th cohort of Beautiful Feet Boot Camp is forming now, to take place July-August in Oklahoma City. The vision is to equip kingdom-minded, contemplative people who have a full tool belt and a passion for the multiplication of disciples among unreached people groups. Major topics include the kingdom of God, Christian community, compassionate ministry, incarnational living, gospel contextualization, disciple-making movements, and so much more. Find all the application and information at

 

beautifulfeet.global/bfbc

10) Didasko Academy: Free Online Video-Based Missions Training MOOC

Didasko Academy focusses on training to reach unreached people groups (UPGs). Their current courses give an in-depth overview of the world of missions. They offer courses like The Bible and Missions, Discipling the Nations, Roles in Frontier Missions, and Prayer Strategy for Life and Ministry. Their courses are self-paced, and can be done individually or in facilitated groups. Graduates receive a digitally signed certificate upon completion. A detailed overview of course learner outcomes is available at:

 

www.dasko.org/evaluator

2) Free Missions video series entitled Pathways to Global Understanding

Pathways, a Phoenix, Arizona based missions organization, just completed a series of 12 missions videos to help Christ followers discover their part in God’s Global Story. The curriculum is designed for use in small groups, classes or personal study. The videos are available free on line at…

 

www.pathwaysglobal.org

 

It looks really good. If you have participated or your group has already taken part, please click a comment and share your testimony. Thanks to those who took part — people like Jon Hardin, Meg Crossman, and many others — in making it! Pathways to Global Understanding is available to you at no charge because the people who prepared it want you to know the lessons contained in it. Meet all the speakers at…

 

www.pathwaysglobal.org/meet-the-speakers/

 

Learn more about the people who produced it at…

 

www.harvestmediaministry.com/

 

(Thanks to several who tipped us off on this, including Tim!)

1) Engaging Islam Institute

An incredible training opportunity to grow in your ministry to Muslims is coming to Dearborn, Michigan this Spring. Horizons International will be putting on their well-known Engaging Islam Institute in both a weekend and week-long format. Dates are May 24-25 and May 27-31 respectively. Check out Horizons International at…

www.horizonsinternational.org

Learn more about the Dearborn Weekend Training at…

www.engagingislam.org/events/2019/5/24/engaging-islam-weekend

Learn about the Dearborn Weeklong Training:

www.engagingislam.org/events/2019/2/12/engaging-islam-institute-2019-dearborn

11) Canada Formally to Launch Zúme Training Initiative

If you live in Canada (or know someone who does), don’t miss the kick-off for Zúme there, April 7, 3pm. Zúme Training is an on-line and in-life learning experience designed for small groups who follow Jesus to learn how to obey His Great Commission and make disciples who multiply. The official kick-off service will take place at Rexdale Alliance Church, 2459 Islington Avenue, Etobicoke, ON M9W 3X9. The entire event will be live-streamed as well. Organizers will introduce the training. They will also be looking for people whom God is raising up to help lead the Zúme project in Canada. Speakers will include Andy Smith, Jonathan and Corinna McMurray, Doug Lucas, and others. Learn more about Zúme at…

 

zumeproject.com/

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