Entrust exists to equip multiplying leaders for multiplying churches — even during times of crisis or rapid change. So they’ve gathered some resources for personal encouragement and for your groups. https://www.entrust4.org/covid-19-resources The folks at “Still in Control” have been adding materials on a weekly basis as well. http://www.StillInControl.com If you know of other such resource sites, would you mind adding them to the comment queue please?
Here’s a free webinar event featuring the team said to have coined the term, “Media-to-Movement” (M2M or M2DMM). Hear their story and others as well. Learn how to get started with M2M. (When you register, feel free to use a pseudonym.) This is a sponsored event so you can attend free of charge. Sign up at http://teamexpansion.social/spark.
We’re curious: What are you learning about sharing the Good News online? For example, this guy (Spencer MacCuish, Pres. of Eternity Bible College) shares 3 lessons (but, to be fair, he’s taught online for a decade). https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/lessons-teaching-online/ (Thanks Jon!). These folks (oops: including Doug) shared some best practices from online disciple-making. (Replay at: https://event.webinarjam.com/go/replay/31/qy3v4b6wh1qixwck.) Who can add something else?
Are you currently learning a language or coaching people in your organization who are? The Institute for Cross-Cultural Training can equip you. Their online courses include language learning foundations and techniques, working with a native speaker, and one-on-one video calls for phonetics training in the target language. ICCT customizes the course to your scheduling availability and language proficiency level. https://www.wheaton.edu/icct
Have you been forcibly evacuated due to COVID-19? Would you rather stay active as a missionary, even during this critical time? Global Radio Outreach is looking for help in their endeavor to equip indigenous peoples to reach Muslims worldwide. See a list of opportunities at http://www.globalradiooutreach.org/. Click Missionary Opportunities. Don’t feel qualified? They’ll teach you. Look them over, click on one to connect with them about it, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps you’ve noticed an “I am Praying” button — if you’re currently using the Joshua Project Widget on your webpage. See full documentation and instructions at: https://joshuaproject.net/pray/unreachedoftheday/widget. The new “I am praying” button should foster more engagement – because it instantly tells how many people clicked to pray for that group on that day. And it’s real-time. Cool. Great job, Joshua Project!
We love what Campus Ministry Today is doing with its Global Project. See http://campusministry.org/global-project. They’ve lined up a great slate of speakers and they’re busying making lemonade out of the lemon of a spring we’ve all been dealt. The project will be June 2 – July 23, 2020. It’s $50 for North Americans (free for the rest of the world). Bravo, Global Project! You’re setting the pace.
Surely I (Doug) get on the nerves of our org’s I.T. guy. Surely. But he seems to grant me so much grace. I’ve been searching for an alternative to Zoom because the holes in its security really bother him. He’s been quietly advocating for “Big Blue Button (BBB).” Click read more to find out why. read more…
…the true fan of Brigada from World Venture who sent $150, saying, “Thank you for the gift of resources, ideas, and information in the form of Brigada! I find it helpful and often forward it to others. You guys are blessing the missions community with good stuff. Thank you for Team Expansion’s investment in the rest of us and modeling Kingdom values of generosity and thoughtfulness!” read more…
We asked last week for input on how to stage a virtual conference. We’ve invested hours trying to think this through. We’re finally ready to report. Click through the “read more” to see our full report, but we have finally landed on the idea of using a Learning Management System and asking all our workers to think of main sessions, workshops, “iron sharpens iron” sessions, and more, as individual COURSES in a Learning Management system. read more…