10) Nations Course 2019 in Chiang Mai and Rotterdam

Last year’s participants said: “The Course shed light on the areas that were dark for me and through this course I got the last piece of my armor in place.” Another wrote, “I do not know how any missionary can do without it! Most helpful course I have ever attended.” The Nations Course is a six-week cross-cultural intensive. It exists to prepare people for effective cross-cultural ministry, and equip them to make disciples among least reached people groups. Organizers want to promote an ethos of life-long learning. Cross Cultural ministry is one of the most misunderstood ministries/occupations on the planet. Course leaders wish to avoid the mistakes of the past by providing experienced trainers, who will open people’s eyes to new ways of thinking, acting, and feeling when approaching different cultures. Learn more and sign up at…


10) Try This Progression to Train New Believers in Christ

What if you were to ask, “Where do I start with training a new believer?” As of today, here’s what we’d recommend.

First, introduce your new believer to “Momentum,” the free course at:

This course takes about 9 hours. It will help them get the “why” quite clearly. Why are we in this? Why are we here? What’s our purpose?

Then, once they’ve finished Momentum, engage them with Zume Training at…

This will help them get the tools and practices. It’s roughly 20 hours of group sessions (a group consists of 4-12). By the time they’re done, they’ll be praying and sharing like never before.

Then head for 4 Fields Training as the next and more advanced step. One of the best places to catch this training is at…

This training will help you make sure you’ve driven home the ultimate end goal and how to get there.

All three trainings are free — and you can do all three without having to leave your church or your hometown. 2019 is a wonderful time to live!

4) Do You Know Someone Who Might Benefit from Re-entry Assistance?

April 8-13, TRAIN International is offering their next ABIDE re-entry debriefing for global workers. ABIDE provides 5 days for participants to process their cross-cultural experiences in both group and individual debriefing. Whole families are welcome as TRAIN offers both adult and TCK programs for all ages. Get equipped to navigate re-entry and to move forward with perspective and renewal toward the next season of ministry. You can visit their website to learn more or by watching a participant’s testimonial below.

6) Pre-Field Training Among The Diaspora

Global Frontier Missions has missionary training programs every Jan and Aug in Atlanta, Houston, Richmond, and Sydney, Australia. They couple classroom learning using an engaging format (head) and discipleship/mentoring/community living (heart) along with on-the-job training (hands). Students live incarnationally and work with Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Chinese in heavily concentrated refugee and immigrant apartment complexes which is great experience before people launch out overseas. Bible degrees are available as well. Learn more at…

3) Have a BA Degree? Get TESOL and Missions training for Asia

cpxAll Nations Family mission agency has partnered with 10 universities in Asia to provide teachers. They also offer a missions bootcamp called Church Planting Experience (CPx) in Kansas City June 5-24 which ramps up to departing for Asia in August. Also, Online TESOL training is available for those without teaching experience for $250 and CPx costs $1500 (includes housing). Families encouraged to bring their children to CPx. Learn more at…

10) Anyone Ever Hear of Hesperian’s Short-term Training Program?

We’re always on the hunt here at Brigada for good training options for short-termers. This past week, we heard of a training program by Hesperian, the organization responsible for “Where There Is No Doctor.” They apparently offer a free training program called, “Good To Go,” but we haven’t been able to learn much about it. Apparently all you have to do is write,
We’ve written for more info and will report back. Feel free to check it out if you’re in the market.

3) Learn [LOTS] More about Multiplying Disciples

metacampWow… what a treasure trove of free, helpful, and practical information you can find at…

by Curtis Sergeant, a top-quality trainer in multiplying disciples and churches. The most amazing part: He has staged all this training for free… and you can start taking it TODAY without registering, no matter where you live in the world! Whoooo-hooooo!

6) TESOL Training in Chiang Mai

TESOLHere’s a TESOL training course with Asia’s Center for TESOL from June 1 – July 3. Asia’s Center for TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) conducts intensive, five-week courses leading to a TESOL certificate. For the first three weeks the classes are Monday-Friday, 8-4. For the last two weeks, the classes are 8-12, followed by a two-hour practicum in the afternoon or evening. This totals 120 hours in class and 20 hours of practicum (10 hours observing and 10 hours teaching).
Email Kathy
khenwoodatactesoldotcom for application forms or more information or see

4) Get Oriented for the Orient (and anywhere else) at TRAIN

TRAIN logo screenshotTRAIN International’s 2-week, pre-departure training called ORIENT is coming up for missionaries in preparation. At ORIENT (April 20 – May 3 and September 7 – 20) you’ll engage in activities that address spiritual formation, personal identity, personal and cultural values, expectations, transitions, stress management, leaving well and more. TRAIN partners with Discovery Ministries during this training to lead participants through outdoor challenges and group initiatives to assimilate healthy relational skills and conflict resolution strategies. Learn more at…

10) ESL Missionary Training School

where there is now a churchGlobal Frontier Missions has been training missionaries to go to unreached peoples of the world for almost 15 years. This fall they are launching their newest school in Houston. The school is focused on training missionaries who are trained as English as a Second Language teachers to be able to go to almost every closed country in the world. Students will be living together in community among refugees in the most diverse city in the USA. They will learn and practice organic church planting along with many other important topics every career missionary needs to know. For more information, visit their website at

The application deadline for August 2015 classes is April 15.

11) Disciple Making Movements Training

act beyondAct Beyond is hosting a one-day Disciple Making Movement Training at their headquarters in Plano, TX (just outside of Dallas) on Saturday, March 21. Learn biblical principles that are key to every movement of disciples multiplying disciples and churches. To see all of Act Beyond’s upcoming trainings and to register, go to:

Act Beyond is also providing this same training online by going through one session per week over seven weeks. The next online class will also be posted at the events page when the time and dates are set. Please contact Pete at
pjeatbeyonddotorg if you are interested in either the one-day or online training.

8) TRAIN International Prepares, Debriefs, and Coaches

TRAIN logo screenshotFor missionaries, churches, and member care specialists, TRAIN International can make a difference. If you’re looking for great pre-field missionary training, or are a church leader longing to see your church’s missions program make a greater impact and incorporate more people, check out…

They are based in Joplin, MO and also offer week-long debriefing for returning missionaries called ABIDE. One is coming up March 1-6, and there are still spaces open to register.

9) If You Have All The Leaders You Need Don’t Read This…

creative resultsYou’re still reading! And you need more leaders. You can learn what thousands of other ministry folks have learned about developing leaders. Coaching is a proven method of people development that works well over Skype or in-person. When you learn these Holy Spirit-driven ways of thinking, working, and communicating – you will see your ministry impact multiplied. Not a program, but an on-the-job way to turbo-charge your strategies for evangelism, discipleship, and developing leaders. The Coaching Mastery Certificate Program is an ICF-approved professional coaching program for ministry leaders. In Seattle March 23-27 and September 21-25, 2015, and coming to Barcelona and Singapore. Save $250 by registering early.

12) Two-year Practical Missions Training Programme – Alpha Mission Teams

Muslim-Women-PrayingIs it, like for the apostle Paul, “your ambition to preach the gospel where Christ is not known?” (Rom 15:20) If so, this could be just the opportunity for you. World Outreach International is sending out “Alpha Mission Teams” to unreached people groups. AMT is a practical two-year missionary training programme for both single people and families. During this time you not only learn, but you actually do the work – adapt to a new culture, learn the language, reach out to lost people.
Find out more about this at

You can also write to
hendrikdotvatworld-outreachdotcom . He will be glad to answer any questions you might have.

6) Now, a Five-Day Training Especially for Marketplace Professionals

launch wkshop“Launch” is an intensive, five-day training experience designed to prepare the body of Christ to make disciples as they work or study abroad. Created in partnership between Skybridge and IMB, it’s open to any believer with the desire to learn to integrate their work and faith for the purpose of reaching the nations. What do you receive? You get best practices for integrating work and faith, training in effective evangelism and discipleship, and a lot more. Get the whole picture by visiting…

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