Lokoja will be the location for the first African cybermissions conference on 13-15 April. Get the lowdown at…
The Global Great Commission Network is a cooperative follow-up ministry of the Tokyo 2010 Global Mission Consultation. The purpose and role of the GGCN can be summarized in the following three values:
*** The Global Great Commission Network exists to broadly encourage collaboration and partnership.
*** The Global Great Commission Network exists to stimulate worldwide mission efforts that promote the making of disciples of every people in our generation.
*** The Global Great Commission Network exists not to compete with, but to serve and support other networks and ministries.
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So my question is, is this network gaining traction at your church, agency or group? If so, please write a comment on our online web version. Thanks in advance for any feedback you can give.
The digital outreach team WebEvangelismo.com based in Puerto Rico have just launched their new Spanish language evangelistic app for Android and Apple. Find it at…
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Visiting the field helps keep one fresh and “plugged-in” to the issues affecting our global workers. These past couple of weeks, I’ve been traveling through Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria. Here are three sample issues I’ve picked up on. Are these affecting your field too? What’s your take on them?
*** Living in an age of political uncertainty — It’s always been dicey out there in certain fields. However, since the terrorist bombings in Kenya and the attacks on 9/11, since Afghanistan and Iraq, and since the so-called Arab Awakenings, …is it my imagination, or are we living in a time more unstable, politically and economically, and ever before? This creates added stress for cross-cultural workers, who already had more stress than they needed just dealing with language, culture, and strategy.
*** Will community transformational ministries speed up or slow down the establishment of strong church-planting movements (CPM’s) — In the CPM’s that Garrison studied, he concluded that they seemed to swirl around the “10 universals” that he discovered. (Read more at…
At one point, he even went so far as to say that the movements that he studied didn’t result from community projects. Do you have any experience with CPM’s that DID come about by transformational service projects?
*** Paying nationals — Is it my imagination, or are more and more churches (in missionary sending lands) wanting to support the work of nationals from other countries rather than sending out members of their own homeland? In their zeal to do so, are they sometimes resorting to the equivalent of paying the salaries of national pastors and, if so, is this bad strategy for growing the indigenous church?
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In this edition:
1) Conclusion to “Best Water Filter System for Travelers”
2) Which are Your Favorite Songs for Mission Trips?
3) Here’s a Site that Will Fight for your Right to a Flight
4) Give Me Your Eyes — Brandon Heath
5) COSIM conference to be held May 6-8 in Phoenix
6) Hands & Feet — Audio Adrenaline
7) Training Opportunities with YWAM in Pennsylvania
8) I Refuse — Josh Wilson
9) Seamless Archive/Backup (Especially for Ubuntu Users)
10) All In The Serve — Michael W. Smith
11) Learn to Build Seamless Partnerships in Less than Six Weeks
12) My Own Little World — Matthew West
13) A Penny for Your Thoughts about Honor and Shame
14) TheBackPage: What’s Your Purpose in Life?
15) Closing Stuff
In the 2013/01/27 edition of Brigada, we asked for input on water filters. We received some great suggestions, including the new Clearbrook line of “Survival” filters.
These are available for a 10% discount by entering “Missions” at checkout. Note that Brigada booster and friend, Robby, is offering a free sample to the first three people to meet the conditions in his comment at
I have grabbed one, leaving two others up for grabs. Robby reports that
– Clearbrook publishes the best test results he has found on-line
– his interaction with people in the industry indicates that Clearbrook provides the best filtration available on the market today. Also Nick Noll, the MK who owns 911Water.com, is looking eagerly for international BAM partners to fight water-borne disease through local promotion and sale of “point of use” water filtration. (See the Mission Frontiers article “Turning Wine into Clean Water?” at
If you or your agency might be interested, contact Nick directly at +1-205-383-5595.