In this issue….
FREE NEWSLETTER on HOUSE CHURCHES AVAILABLE
Of particular interest to Canadians but others may be interested as well (it is being produced by the Canadian House Church Resource Network – readable at: http://www.outreach.ca/cpc/housechurches.htm
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STUDY ABOUT MUSLIMS BY EXTENSION!
For one-time only (April- June/01), take a “20/20” discount of 20% off tuition and selected materials for two, 3 sem. hr. extension courses: Introduction to Islam and Women in Islam. These courses are designed for independent learning anywhere; help pre-service and in-service workers understand culture, tradition and strategies for reaching Muslims; credits apply toward MA and MDiv (Muslim Studies) at CIU or transferable to other schools. For more Information, write firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.ciuextension.com
or tel: 800-777-2227; 803-754-4100, ext. 3710; fax: 803-754-9119.
GET THE LATEST AD2000 PRESS RELEASE
The AD2000 office sent to us last week a kind of “press release” that you can now download for free. It explains the “shut down” of their Colorado office . . . as well as “where do we go from here.” Just send a message to email@example.com
and you’ll receive the 7K file in your inbox within minutes.
MISSIONARY TRAINING CAMP ON AN UNREACHED FRONTIER
The Elijah Company, Inc. will conduct another Missionary Training Camp from June 1-11, 2001 in the Spanish Campo de Gibraltar. The Camps are designed to give practical, scriptural, and experiential training toward a missions career among unreached peoples. Call 757-474-2054 #1 for information, or write to TrumptCall@aol.com
. ECI web page is http://www.elijahcompany.org
DON’T FORGET TO PRAY FOR OPERATION WORLD
Don’t forget to lift up Patrick Johnstone and staff as they put the finishing touches on Operation World
, the prayer guide to challenge all prayer guides. (See “OPEN LETTER FROM OPERATION WORLD AUTHOR
“, in the March 23rd 2001 Brigada Today
BRIGADA EVANGELISM RESOURCE IN OTHER LANGUAGES
The Web Evangelism Guide is also available in other languages:
The English version comes with a twice-monthly newsletter about online evangelism, Christian communication strategy and webmaster tips. The French and German versions have two-way discussion email lists.
If you want to help 2nd-language speakers to your website, see the options available at the English version. It is possible to offer your visitors the ECTACO multilingual dictionary: http://www.ectaco.com/ It is also possible to add a one-click translator for French, German, Italian and Spanish to your webpages with a few lines of code: http://www.wordreference.com/forWebsites.htm
MUSLIM STUDIES INSTITUTE IN COLUMBIA
During the time of July 9- August 3, some 6 Intensive courses offered during two, 2-week sessions (scholarships available for courses by credit) in Columbia, SC, but deadline is May 1. Introduction to Islam; Folk Islam; Muslim Evangelism –July 9-20 Apologetics for Muslim Ministry; Revelation, Qur’an and Muslim Traditions; Islam in N. America–July 23-August 3, 2001. For more information, write firstname.lastname@example.org
; or visit http://www.ciu.edu/muslimstudies
tel: 800-777-2227; 803-754-4100, ext. 3325; fax: 803-786-4209.
TOTAL IT UP!
TOTAL (Taste Of Translation And Linguistics) is a 5- day course that returns to the Portland, Oregon, office of Wycliffe Bible Translators, May 21-25, 2001. Introductory classes in phonetics, phonology, grammar, language & culture learning, and translation & semantics, are all taught by experienced linguists and translators from around the world. Try it on for size, total it up, and see if Bible translation might be a good fit for your unique gifts, interests and talents! Hear field reports, videos, personal testimonies, prayer, devotions and group living build meaningful relationships between staff & students. Tuition, materials, housing and meals (breakfast, lunch and delicious ethnic dinners) are all provided for $100. Scholarships are available. Phone … Lee Higdon at 503-652-1662, toll free 800-269-2007, or e-mail Jim Stair at email@example.com
. Or visit http://www.wycliffe.org/nwro
NEED PRAYER CARDS?
Feel free to do a one-time visit to their New And Improved Website! It’s all new and better than ever! Their newly designed site is clearer and easier to use, featuring security to allow on-line ordering, digital uploads, and answers to questions frequently asked as customers plan and design their cards. Check it out and let them know what you think. Visit them online: http://www.creativeplus.com
or call toll free in the USA, 800-347-2848, for more info.
WEB-WATCH: LIVING IMPACT
Living Impact is an international non- denominational evangelical mission targeting the 10/40 window for church planting. Their strategy to help fulfil the Great Commission in the 21st century is unique. Check them out at: http://www.livingimpact.org
for more information.
ACHIEVE PROFESSIONAL LOOKING MEDIA YOURSELF!
Look at what newWway.org just uploaded: more practical media tips that you can share with your team! Three great articles by Butch, a Media Strategist in W. Europe. “Do I need a Website?”; “Take Better Pictures!” and “Better PowerPoint Presentations’. All three make your communication a surprisingly simple joy. Great links for more in-depth study too! Log onto http://www.newWway.org
to read them all.
KIDS AROUND THE WORLD MISSION
It’s called “Families of Japan”(Part of “Families of the World” series) a 30 minute video with 2 15-minute programs for ages 5-10. They now have 12 videos from different countries and are working on 4 more (they’ve been waiting for clearance into Vietnam!). These are not “Christian” videos but do a wonderful job of letting the viewer see into the daily lives and families of children around the world. Each video highlights the life of 2 children – generally one city child and one from the country. Check at your public library or call 800-765-5885 for more information (Master Communications) or visit: http://www.ardenmedia.com/order_blank.html
CHRISTIAN MICROENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT HANDBOOK AVAILABLE NOW
The world of micro enterprise development (MED) can be bewildering. There are so many terms, so many organizations, and so many concepts to learn. If this is how you are feeling, then this handbook is for you. Co-authored by David Bussau, the “father” of Christian MED, and Dr. Russell Mask, International Microenterprise Coordinator for the Chalmers Center for Economic Development, this book is designed to help churches, missionaries, and Christian NGOs understand the basics of MED in the Two-Thirds World. Using original research as well as the current literature, this handbook sheds light on the wide array of issues and challenges associated with the implementation of Christian MED strategies. Readers are introduced to the foundational theory behind microfinance for poor people and are introduced to the principles of best practice emerging from Christian MED programs around the world. This pre-publication edition is available in limited quantities for the price of $10 plus shipping and handling. Last call for pre-publication editions – very limited numbers left. Contact the Chalmers Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 706-419-1805 (USA).
LEARN TO TEACH ENGLISH IN CHINA OR ELSEWHERE!
A six-week TESOL course will be held June 18-July 27, 2001 in Henan Province at an American owned university. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. 45 teaching opportunities will be available upon successful completion of the school. The course will utilize proven American instructors and curriculum. Please be language sensitive when writing. Unsecured Internet site in China. For more information go to http://www.tesoltraining.com
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SPECIAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL WORKERS
International workers, organizations are looking for insurance for the following: Career Coverage that starts 6 months before leaving home country, reduced rates for single women, coverage for pre-existing conditions, 6-12 months of furlough coverage. Get short term individual plans for as little as $34 a month and a short-term team plans for $1.08 a day. Also, they have med-evac plans, trip protection plans, and term life plans. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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