about unengaged Muslim Groups. It would be a great session-starter or “countdown” video before a special focus on Muslim peoples. Of course, who will be remaking these as we send new teams of witnesses to these people groups? :-) I ask because I’m assisting with one new team who has already been working in one of these [now previously-] unengaged groups for nearly two years. I guess Finishing the Task is helping with that question. Anyone else tracking this data?
Wow. Our I.T. person at Team Expansion (Greg) shared a URL with me this past week that he had seen via one of the lists he monitors. On the surface, it looks like one could download free for 7 days from the 100,000 motion picture backgrounds at VideoBlocks.com. See this website to learn more…
They have motion backgrounds, countdowns, production music, and much more! Looks like you get 20 clips/day, absolutely free! (Thanks Greg!)
At least one reader had trouble, apparently, understanding last week’s Special Missions Music Video Edition. If the little video snippets didn’t show up in your email version, the idea was to navigate to…
to actually VIEW the videos. So if you were frustrated, sorry if we didn’t make it plain enough. You had to click on the LINK in the Brigdaa Today, or alternately, just read the edition on the web. But those videos really did exist.
Recently, we ran an article on developing Mobile Ministry Made Easy. Global Recordings Network is trying to expand their mobile ministry to reach the majority of people who only have access to the internet via their smart phones, iPhones or tablets. They’re searching for any web sites that provide 3-5 minute video or audio/visual clips that can be saved on a micro-SD card and inserted into a smart phone or tablet to engage people? The topics can be for initiating a conversation about religion, evangelism, discipleship, leadership development and “doing church.” From an icebreaker to a discipleship tool, mobiles are common and flexible enough to support a number of ministry approaches.
You can look at
for the GRN mobile website.
For this Christmas, how ’bout rediscovering the core meaning of the original Christmas. Maybe the video above of a young boy, waiting for Christmas, can help you capture it.
Logos Bible Software is said, by many, to be the best Bible software in the world. (See their world-class offerings at…
But did you know they also offered all-church curriculum — like, “Abraham, Following God’s Promise?” It’s complete with infographics, maps, artifact images, thought-provoking questions, “writable” answer boxes, Bible study tips, an annotated reading list, and printable handouts. The complete church curriculum version for leaders, missionaries and pastors even includes videos, small group lesson plans, sermon outlines, and teaching slideshows. This could make a GREAT sermon series leading into a Perspectives or Kairos course to understand Abraham’s faith, vision, and followership of the Lord. Just click to…
Then search for “Abraham, Following God’s Promise” and, if you want the sermon outlines, videos and slideshows, make sure you choose the “all-church curriculum” version for $99 or $21.66/month.
Allan, our Mobilization VP, shared this link with me. I think it’ll probably go viral. Worth the watch.
Are you from the USA? If so, got a favorite video that you like to share for July 4th? Please click “Comment” below and provide the link and title. But sure to note the full URL, as well as the best application for the video. Warning: Please provide just one URL per message. Thanks in advance if you can help.
Good News Productions, International has produced The Global Gospel, a video series using hand-painted illustrations, along with narration taken straight from the Bible, to present the story of Jesus. It’s an excellent tool for reaching oral learners and, with optional subtitles on the DVDs, for teaching ESL/EFL. Go to:
to order a 3-DVD set for $20. At this site, you can also view all 88 stories online (without subtitles) and learn how to download them, free of charge. GNPI is currently in the process of adapting The Global Gospel into as many of the world’s languages as possible. For more information on becoming a production partner or to help with distribution, let them know at the above website.
Mama Shekinah is a powerful documentary of love, trauma, and forgiveness. Sixty minutes long and shot in HD, it tells the story of Hedwig, hell deep in spiritual perfectionism, and Colin, hell deep in drugs, pimping and perversion. They are healed, fall in love, marry, and are attacked by children from the Lord’s Resistance Army in Sudan. Colin is killed, and Hedi returns to express forgiveness and live with former child soldiers. This stunning story is now available in Farsi, Romanian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Kisyarwanda, Indonesian, and English.
(Thanks to Fawn for the tip, even though she does indeed give away the end of the movie! :-) Also, she gave away $25 to Brigada for publishing this! That’s the *only* way I could justify this plot-spoiler. :-) )
Regardless of how one feels about today’s generation of young people, one has to admire the fact that there are still individuals willing to get involved. Christina and David did that. A student at Asbury University, Christina heard about a woman in Pakistan who was apparently imprisoned for her faith in Jesus. Christina asked her brother, who was studying filmmaking, to help her make a video. See the result at…
As the video reports, there’s a petition you can sign at…
(By the way, I wrote VOM to ask if they intended to market petition-signers in any way. They responded that petition-signers are given the opportunity to sign up for VOM’s newsletter. They didn’t specifically promise *not* to email signers again, but they did say they wouldn’t sell or give away the contact information to anyone else.)
The lady in question is apparently still being held. Read updates on her life at…
Join me in praying tonight for this accused woman. Pray for her release from captivity and for safety for her family and anyone who should end up helping her.
It’s worth the 30 minutes to see the change in the people with whom he’s speaking. Wow.