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…

10) TESOL Training in Chiang Mai, February 23-March 27.

tesolAsia’s Center for TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) conducts intensive, five-week courses leading to a TESOL certificate. … [edited] 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). Contact Kathy for application forms or more information:
khenwoodatactesoldotcom or see

But better act fast. Word on the street is that there are only 6 places left.

4) Engage the least-reached peoples of Lebanon

ywam_logo_finalThe population of Lebanon has doubled with 4 million refugees. These unreached refugee peoples are wide open to the gospel. Will you go to share the gospel with those who’ve never heard, even once? Go as a long-term individual to the least-reached in as little as one year. Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Orlando’s School of Missions

offered in April and September will focus on cross-cultural mission training. The next one starts March 30. For more info, email…
or call (407) 273-1667 for more information. Their Launch Team has over 70 years of combined field experience.

11) Train and Multiply Still Amazes me

TAM_LOGO_SQ_93x90George Patterson. To me, he’s like a myth, a legend, and a hero, all rolled up into one. He wrote these booklets as he trained a handful of would-be pastors. He asked them to use the booklets with others, introducing them to the gospel too, explaining how they need to start their own Jesus gatherings. Over time, he started hundreds of churches, most of whom he had never even visited. Why? Because his disciples were so well trained, they accomplished the impossible. Learn more at …

where you can still download all 64 of his discipleship booklets. Highly recommended.

5) Cat & Dog Theology Speaker Training, KY USA, December 11-13

cat and dogThere’s a joke about cats and dogs that conveys their differences perfectly: Dogs say, “You pet me, you feed me, you shelter me, you love me, you must be God.” Cats say, “You pet me, you feed me, you shelter me, you love me, I must be God.” Many in the church have embraced a self-centered “meology” vs. a passion for the glory of God. “Cat & Dog Theology” seeks to change that. Training to become a certified speaker happens in Nicholasville, KY, USA on December 11-13. Recently upgraded with a new “image-driven” approach, this presentation is excellent for missions speakers, mobilizers and Perspectives teachers (Lesson 2). Learn more at

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