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WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA FINALLY SHIPPING!

book This long-awaited Second edition, updated and expanded, in a two-volume set, an unparalleled source of information… is now available. Order it from WorldChristian News (a ministry of YWAM International), and get it at a 22% discount (save $64.90) if you order during January 2001. For more information, visit http://www.ywam.org/books/wce.htm or email Paul wcn@xc.org. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as if he’s using PayPal yet… so you can also be on the safe side and fax your order to: 719-380-0936.
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WORLD CHRISTIAN RESOURCE DIRECTORY NOW ONLINE

WebWatch Thanks to Ken, who recently managed to get all his resource lists online! This is an incredible stack of pointers, vendors, and other resources of al kinds. Check it out at: http://www.missionresources.com

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MORE INFO ON THE CHINA PRAYER CALENDAR

praying hands The new Intercessors for China 2001 prayer calendar is now available in both Engish and Chinese versions on the web! Themes this year are The Persecuted, the Poor, and the Pioneer Missionaries. Use this calendar to pray strategically, comprehensively, and specifically for China. Each month profiles a province. Each week features a city. Each day features a person or group. To order a calendar, go to http://www.prayforchina.com or call 888-462-5481 in the USA or via Net2Phone.

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CULTURE & LANGUAGE TRAINING SEMINARS

calendar MissionPrep is now offering it’s cross-cultural seminars ifor new missionaries in Vancouver and Toronto. Culture & Language Training– February 11-23 2001 in Toronto. This seminar integrates Cross-Cultural and Language Acquisition Skills for the new missionary going overseas. Language Acquisition Seminar– March 31st- April 12th in Vancouver. This seminar is jointly sponsored by Gateway, AIM Centre & MissionPrep. It provides foundational skills for learning another language. For more information contact Robert micanada@interlog.com or browse http://www.timcentre.com/missionprep
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MINISTRY MATERIALS FOR WOMEN

In an effort to network women leaders around the world, Kim latvia4him@juno.com would like to compile and share a list of training materials specifically for ministry to women. Would you happen to know of training materials that are available in languages other than English, such as Russian, Spanish, German, French, etc. An example of these materials might be: bible studies, leadership courses or training materials, team development materials, church planting, evangelism and discipleship materials, etc. All responses will be complied and made available through Brigada. Thanks!
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SECOND CONSULTATION ON MINISTRY TO MUSLIM WOMEN

Christar, Arab World Ministries, US Center for World Mission, and Frontiers mission organizations are working together to hold The Second Consultation on Ministry to Muslim Women. It is going to be held at Eastern College (St. David’s, PA, near Philadelphia), June 8-10, 2001. College students, missionaries and lay women are invited to learn from experienced workers among Muslim women, to network with women involved in ministry to Muslims and to become better prepared and equipped for this ministry. To register or get more information, visit our website at www.gospelcom.net/awm/womens.html or contact Debi by e-mail at debi@awm.org
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MORE TIPS FOR PICKING UP POP3 EMAIL

letter and ligntening bolt First, Mike told us about a secure option that uses SSL technology. You can find out more at http://www.pop3now.com. Here, you can create an SSL link directly to your POP3 account and read or write e-mail securely. With Hotmail, you can pull in a copy of mail on your external POP3 server, but cannot manage the mail on the server. Using www.pop3now.com is also more secure since it uses SSL encryption. You might also try http://www.yahoo.com. At least one Brigada paricipant likes Yahoo because they don’t ever cancel your service.
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SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF SHORT-TERM MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

WebWatch Mission Data International recently rolled out a new website devoted to short- term missions — ShortTermMissions.com. The website features a fully searchable database of short-term mission opportunities. It provides detailed descriptions & requirements on short-term opportunities from many organizations. ShortTermMissions.com also includes in-depth mission agency information, articles, and discussion forums. It is an excellent resource to refer people to. Take a look! Go to http://www.shorttermmissions.com/ and try a search for a 1-2 week short-term opportunity to Latin America for instance. Also, stop by the discussion forums. For more information e-mail Info@ShortTermMissions.com.
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BULLETIN GOES BIWEEKLY

The Web Evangelism Bulletin is relaunching as a shorter biweekly ezine in January. It will continue to cover important issues in communicating the Gospel online – and in other ways too – stressing the need for outreach to other cultures and languages. Ideas for church websites are frequently featured. Every issue brings news of effective outreach, new site launches, ideas that you can use, plus webmaster tips.

To subscribe, send blank email to: web-evangelism-subscribe@lists.gospelcom.net or visit: https://brigada.org/today/articles/webevangelismbulletin.html

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FREE EMAIL TO MOBILIZE GERMAN-SPEAKING BELIERS (GERMAN)

“Perspektive” ist ein zweiwöchentlicher Informationsdienst, um interessierte Institutionen (Gemeinden, Missions- und Hilfswerke, Kirchen) und Personen (Missionare, Laien, Pastoren)auf Angebote zur praktischen Arbeit in der Weltmission Gottes hinzuweisen. Ein Service der Akademie für Weltmission, Korntal. (Hindenburgstr. 36; 70825 Korntal; smf@aem.de) Info: http://www.egroups.com/group/Perspektive. Subcribe: Perspektive-subscribe@egroups.com
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FREE EMAIL TO MOBILIZE GERMAN-SPEAKING BELIEVERS (ENGLISH)

“Perspektive is a free biweekly email-service to inform institutions (churches, Missions, NGO’s) and individuals (missionaries, pastors, christians) about world mission. It’s a service of the AWM at Korntal, the german center of world mission (Hindenburgstr. 36; 70825 Korntal; Germany). Info: http://www.egroups.com/group/Perspektive. Subscribe: Perspektive-subscribe@egroups.com
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MOBILIZE FOR MISSIONS WITH THE BOMM

Brigada Logo Brigada-orgs-missionmobilizers (BOMM) is an electronic forum where anyone interested in mobilizing Christians to complete world evangelization can exchange questions & answers, testimonies, resources, news, needs, and addresses having to do with world mission. This conference is based on brief articles submitted by subscribers for the benefit of others. To participate, send submissions to NateWilson@XC.org. (Congratulations, Nate, on just passing the 1000 subscriber mark! Yahoooo!)
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INTEGRATING MEDICAL PRACTICE WITH MINISTRY

syringe Many health professionals and students want to address their patients’ spiritual needs, but simply don’t know how. The Medical Strategic Network (MSN) of Campus Crusade for Christ offers professional conferences to train health workers to sensitively and ethically integrate faith and practice. Led by an on-site faculty team of practicing physicians and nurses, participants will become equipped through lecture, case studies, panel discussions, role-play, small group interaction, Q & A, and a field practicum. You’ll learn to take a spiritual history, master a gospel presentation, and get hands-on experience with patients. There are 25 hours of CME, Category 1 and 31 hours of CEU are available. Upcoming 2001 conferences: Southern California Feb 15- 19 and June 17-21; Orlando Oct 17-21. Visit http://www.GoMETS.org or call 909-797-2549, or e-mail fireseeds@GoMETS.org.
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