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* GETTING IN STEP VIDEO PREMIERS!
* BRIGADA GETS A NEW SET OF HANDS!
* FROM THE GENERALLY INTERESTING WEB PAGE DEPARTMENT
* JUMANJI REVISITED
* GLOBAL GLIMPSE — MILLIONS PRAY
* FOR “NRM WANNABEES”
* LET’S PLAY JEOPARDY!
GETTING IN STEP VIDEO PREMIERS!
Last night (Thurs. eve.) in St. Louis, MO, at the Envision ’96 PitStop Training Weekend, Good News Productions and College Press premiered their new Getting in Step with the God of the Nations video series. The course features six lessons involving missions researchers, plus an additional 7th “application case study”. To order, call College Press at 1-800-289-3300 in the USA. In other locations, you may email to email@example.com . Now here’s the best part. You’ve seen sets of teaching tapes like these sell for $295.. but the presenters of this set agreed to forego payment of royalties and the producers and publishers are working at break-even costs. Plus the Garden Park Church in Toledo, OH, donated a handsome grant to offset production cost… so normal price is only $69 plus $6 shipping for the 4 tape, 7 sessions series. In addition, the director of College Press agreed to give Brigada Today readers an additional $5 discount if they order before Feb. 1! Churches and orgs can be invoiced. Don’t forget to mention that you read about it in Brigada Today for the immediate discount. The set comes with 6 study booklets and a “how to use it” guidesheet. This is great stuff — excellent for laying the groundwork for a future Perspectives course, since the themes include the Biblical, Theological, Historical, Strategic, and Cultural Perspectives. Several of the tapes are loaded with graphics, with one 45-minute session including well over 100 different teaching charts. The whole thing is professionally produced and broadcast quality. College Press is at PO Box 1132, Joplin, MO 64802-1132. Top notch. Good price. Did I mention that it’s good? :-)
BRIGADA GETS A NEW SET OF HANDS!
Welcome Revis Ann Massey RevisAnnMassey@xc.org to the Brigada volunteer crew! As of next week, she’ll be assuming moderatorship of the “top level” Brigada conference (which serves as the distribution list for these Brigada Today mailings). Rev’, thanks for pitching in!!! May God bless your ministry here and may you be blessed with lots of speed, zeal and determination!
FROM THE GENERALLY INTERESTING WEB PAGE DEPARTMENT
Have you seen the web page by Jochen Katz firstname.lastname@example.org on Christian answers to Islam? Catch it at http://www.math.gatech.edu/~jkatz/Islam
Thanks once more to Mark Kelly for sharing his Advance with Brigada Today readers! Here’s the Executive Summary of his January issue:
THE GOSPEL FOR EVERY PEOPLE — The Jesus film in India and Sudan; Mongolian believers number as many as 7,000; Dreams and visions leading Muslim mullahs in Nigeria to Christ; 10,000 of India’s Bhil people come to Christ; 13 congregations organized in two years among Thai Hmong; DAWN plans to train Latin Americans as 10/40 missionaries; “North American missionary movement well on its way to becoming secondary force in global evangelization.”
THE PERSECUTED CHURCH — Evangelist murdered in Cali, Colombia; Believer in Bhopal, India, murdered by Hindu mob; Bivocational pastor of underground church in China faces stiff opposition from family; Church in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, forced to move five times in 17 months.
SPIRITUAL FORCES OF DARKNESS — An unholy political alliance in Russia; Intercede for people of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; 17 kidnapped boys in China rescued; Street children in Guatemala City.
REJOICE! — 4,000 new Kui believers in Orissa, India; Tajik believer in Uzbekistan becomes bold witness; Kidnapped Nazarene missionary rescued; 17,000 make commitments to Christ in Bolivia.
NETWORKING — Partnership for North India; CBI urban laboratory; “Speed the Need” electronic prayer bulletin; MissionNet offers short- and long-term missions information; Illustrated prayer journal for children; New book helps believers share gospel with Muslims; Consultation on effective use of electronic information technologies in church ministries; New publication targets 10/40 Window; Free e-mail course in Ephesians; New Web sites.
FRONT LINES — Who can know what’s right?
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Thanks to Roger Banner for pointing out that Jumanji (the Robin Williams movie to which we referred in the special New Years Eve message) is pretty nightmarish and frightening. Probably not the greatest evening’s entertainment for your 5-year-old! :-( So . . . let’s shout something else… maybe, Bambi!!! (Deer me!)
GLOBAL GLIMPSE – MILLIONS PRAY
Up to five million Christians worldwide are preparing for a month of prayer for Muslims. Around half a million copies of the 30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus guide have been distributed for this year’s event, coinciding with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, beginning January 21. Published in more than 20 languages – including Chinese, Arabic and Hindi – the handbook highlights different countries, and people groups with a particular accent this year on families and children. Participants will pray for breakthroughs among the world’s billion Muslims, and a new wave of missionary endeavor.
Source: YWAM-News Digest,
FOR “NRM WANNABEES”
Wanna’ be an “Advocate church” or networking church??? YWAM offers a course! The next training school will run five weeks from May 27- July 3, 1995 located in England. The NRM training is intensive covering all areas of NRM activity including opportunities for networks and research experience.
For more information contact:
Jeff Neely at firstname.lastname@example.org
LET’S PLAY JEOPARDY!
* Answer: 5,804,121,000
* Question: What is the current (1996) world population figure?
* Answer: 1,955,229,000
* Question: How many Christians are there?
* Answer: 1,121,842,000
* Question: How many unevangelized are there?
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