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Because of other responsibilities that have come my way, I will not have time to update the Daily Connexions Scoopit! site. Thanks for understanding. To find updated news from sites I regularly pulled scoops from, just peruse the entries below and look for their updates.
    Blessings on all who are earnestly endeavoring to learn about God's mighty works, His opportunities to serve in the Great Commission and to engage in mobilizing others and yourself in seeing every last people group reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
-- Your fellow laborer in the harvest,
Dave Imboden
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2018/09/09 — Brigada Today - Brigada - Resources, trends, and motivation to fulfill the Great Commission

2018/09/09 — Brigada Today - Brigada - Resources, trends, and motivation to fulfill the Great Commission | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it
1) Best Way To Improve Your Storytelling Skills is with a Mentor
2) What’s Your Tolerance for Risk? (Free Upcoming Webinar)
3) Know a Writer Whose Book Influenced Outreach to a Nation?
4) New Insurance Offerings from Insurance Services of America
5) High Impact Volunteer Ministry Development Conference
6) CCI to Offer Field Security Manager Seminar
7) RightNow Media Launches Special India Presence
8) Where Would YOU Find a Bible Study on Prayer
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Short-Term Mission Trips Aren't for “Fixing” People

Short-Term Mission Trips Aren't for “Fixing” People | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it

Our innate paternalistic instincts often cause issues on the mission field. Here are a few ways to avoid this attitude on short-term mission trips. >> CLICK the title to read this post.

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The Prayer of Faith • By J.O. Fraser

The Prayer of Faith • By J.O. Fraser | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it

One of the most powerful articles on the role of prayer and prayer mobilization for the advance of the work of God amongst an unreached people group ... and applicable to any situation in general.

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Literacy Training—the Life-Transforming Tool That is Impacting Communities

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WILLS POINT, TX (ANS – September 7, 2018) — In many parts of the world, being unable to read isn’t just an inconvenience—it’s a potentially deadly handicap that GFA (Gospel for Asia, www.gfa.org) is working hard to help eradicate. Though the organization’s life-changing literacy efforts go on quietly year-round, they are being brought into the spotlight as the United Nations’ International Literacy Day (Sept. 8) prompts action to bridge the reading gap for the world’s estimated 750 million illiterate young people and adults. This year’s theme is “Literacy and Skills Development.”

    Without family or friends they can turn to for help, those who haven’t learned to read often don’t take advantage of what could be life-saving medicines. But not only their health is endangered. Illiteracy leaves people open to being deceived financially, sometimes ending up in bonded labor because of an accumulated debt, and limits their opportunities to find meaningful work. Learning to read doesn’t just improve people’s quality of life physically, important as that is. It can also help them find spiritual hope and growth, as they are able to study the Bible for themselves. >> CLICK the title to read the entire post.

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Trust God for More ~ Setting goals to expand your church's global impact

Trust God for More ~ Setting goals to expand your church's global impact | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it

By Ellen Livingood

Your church is probably gearing up right now to launch a new ministry year. This season is also a great time for you and your other missions leaders to prayerfully take stock and consider a reboot of all or part of your global programming. What do you believe God wants to accomplish in and through your church's global outreach in the coming 12 months? >> CLICK the title to read the rest of this posting.

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Missionaries Aren’t “Super Saints”

Missionaries Aren’t “Super Saints” | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it

Not only is the myth of the "super saint" missionary profoundly untrue, it’s also damaging to the church and to missionaries themselves. >> CLICK the title to read the entire post.

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ANNUAL GATHERING: Evangelism Mission Society ~ October 12-14 ~ Dallas, TX

ANNUAL GATHERING: Evangelism Mission Society ~ October 12-14 ~ Dallas, TX | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it

October 12-14, 2018 International Linguistics Center 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road Dallas, Texas 75236 Program Chairs and Editors for Theme Issue: Dr. Craig Ott and Dr. Jay Moon. >> CLICK on the title to learn more!

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Vision Trips: What Your Church Is Missing by Not Taking One

Vision Trips: What Your Church Is Missing by Not Taking One | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it

It’s one thing for a church to desire involvement in missions. Doing it well calls for vision. And getting vision starts by connecting with missionaries. >> CLICK the title to read this post.

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How to Ace a Global Report to Your Church (the Five-Minute Guide)

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By Shane Bennett
   Is the pain as real for you as it is for me? The worship leader begrudgingly surrenders the microphone (just kidding, worship leaders!) to an ill-prepared but enthusiastic “missions person.” A low collective groan rumbles across the room. By the time Missions Minute Man has adjusted the mic and begun to speak, no one is happy anymore. It’s not as bad as a root canal or a sermon on tithing, but close.
   If you’re reading this article, odds are good you’re into missions to some degree, and as such have seen a ton of missions-related promos in your day, maybe given a few yourself. And if you’re honest, you might admit: we haven’t always knocked it out of the park.

   Give me another four and a half minutes and I’ll give you five key principles that could help you become the mission-report equivalent of Charles Spurgeon, Tony Robbins, and Maya Angelou rolled into one. You’re going to kill at this! >> CLICK the title to read Shane's entire post.

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WILLIAM CAREY: The Father of a Missions Movement ~ Against All Odds

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According to the world’s measures, William Carey never should have amounted to much. Born into a family of weavers by trade, William Carey had no formal schooling past the age of 12 and was apprenticed to a shoemaker at age 16. These are surprising beginnings for the man who would later be dubbed “The Father of Modern Missions.” Carey’s story is a compelling demonstration of the power of vision and the calling of God.
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MISSION FRONTIERS: Finding “Fourth-Soil” People

MISSION FRONTIERS: Finding “Fourth-Soil” People | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it

The July-August issue of Mission Frontiers is dedicated to “Fourth-Soil People” as illustrated by Jesus in His Parable of the Sower. As we remain in Jesus and His love by obeying all that He has commanded then we will aid the growth and flourishing of the organic nature of God’s kingdom. We can either act like the seed that fell on rocky ground and produce little or be like the seed that fell on the fourth soil, the good soil, and produce a 30, 60 or 100-fold crop. The unmistakable message of this and other parables like it is that Jesus expects his friends to be faithful and fruitful in carrying out the work of the kingdom that He has entrusted to us until He returns—and this involved fostering movements of multiplying disciples within all peoples.  >> CLICK the title to begin reading the July/August issue.

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8 Ways You Probably Haven't Considered for Reaching the Deaf

8 Ways You Probably Haven't Considered for Reaching the Deaf | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it

Bookstore shelves and discipleship classes are replete with ideas about how to engage specific religious groups and peoples. Thought-leaders and practitioners have made great headway in developing meaningful ways to engage Muslims, oral cultures, atheists, and other peoples more visible in our Western culture. Yet, there remains a distinct group of people, hidden in plain sight, that is sometimes overlooked in our engagement conversations: the Deaf.

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JustinLong.org: The Weekly Roundup, 8/17

JustinLong.org: The Weekly Roundup, 8/17 | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it
Justin Long provides a weekly compilation of links to strategic articles both Christian and non-Christian found on the web. You'll be please to find them listed under more than a dozen category titles. >> CLICK the title to begin perusing. >> SUBSCRIBE to Weekly Roundup at: http://justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=89f8298ec3
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New Flavors on Your Local College Campus | Practical Mobilization

New Flavors on Your Local College Campus | Practical Mobilization | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it
By Shane Bennett    
    In the US, where I live, as the first crisp mornings of autumn begin to dawn, so does the increasingly pervasive presence of pumpkin spice. I’m no historian, but I think this started with pumpkin pie, a yummy dessert that previously only showed its tasty face at Thanksgiving. Now pretty much anything that can be sold will come in a pumpkin-spice option between September and Christmas.    
    Autumn also brings spice of a different sort. International students from all over the planet bring flavor to our nation’s campuses. What a gift they are! A chance to connect with people from places we’ll never go. The opportunity to learn about cultures from insiders. Sometimes, deep conversations with people who have never met someone who loves Jesus.
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Pastoral Care is Good for Life's Big Decisions, Except for One of the Most Important

Pastoral Care is Good for Life's Big Decisions, Except for One of the Most Important | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it

One thing I have learned after 19 years of pastoral ministry is that pastors believe their counsel is good for all of life’s big decisions/experiences, except one. Someone wants to make the big decision to follow Jesus, we’re there. Someone wants to make the big decision to get married, we’re there. A family grieves the …  >> CLICK the title to read the rest of JD's post.

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JustinLong.org: The Weekly Roundup, No. 130

JustinLong.org: The Weekly Roundup, No. 130 | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it
Justin Long provides a weekly compilation of links to strategic articles both Christian and non-Christian found on the web. You'll be please to find them listed under more than a dozen category titles. >> CLICK the title to begin perusing. >> SUBSCRIBE to Weekly Roundup at: http://justinlong.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=c2bfc514437348a83f37050dd&id=89f8298ec3
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2018/09/02 — Brigada Today - Brigada - Resources, trends, and motivation to fulfill the Great Commission

2018/09/02 — Brigada Today - Brigada - Resources, trends, and motivation to fulfill the Great Commission | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it
1) The Fastest Route to a Job Overseas and Best Option for Refugees
2) Video series for worship teams
3) Easy Way to Catch the Latest on International Prayer Events/Concerns
4) No Doubt Our New Fave Video on 3 Circles (Thank you Lord)
5) New Infographic Shows Global, Regional, and Issue-Focused Networks
6) One-stop Shop for Travel, Insurance, Security And Traveler Safety
7) Changing Email Addresses Soon? See “Closing Stuff”
8) We Just Prayed for Myanmar/Burma at PrayerCast; Will You Join Us?
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2018/08/26 — BRIGAGE TODAY: Resources, trends, and motivation to fulfill the Great Commission

2018/08/26 — BRIGAGE TODAY: Resources, trends, and motivation to fulfill the Great Commission | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it
In this issue… 1) Mobilization Video by This Church in Santa Barbara is Great 2) Which Missions Book(s) For Your Pastor (Lots of Options Now) 3) Missio Nexus to Host “Partnership” (2018 Mission Leaders Conf.) 4) Love This Version of “What a Beautiful Name” in Arabic 5) Pick up this Free Travel Safe Checklist 6) Great Place, Great Discount, Great Resting Place for Missionaries 7) Improving Your Storytelling to Improve Your Ministry Effectiveness 8) Free App, M28, Can Give You a Simple Design for Sharing Good News
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Season 4 Strike the Match Begins Right Here, Right Now

Season 4 Strike the Match Begins Right Here, Right Now | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it

What time is it? It is time for season 4 of Strike the Match! After 50 episodes, I kick off this season by addressing my recent transition to Samford University. Earlier this summer, I announced this move on the blog. However, I thought it would be good to provide an expanded version in this podcast. … >> CLICK on the title to read JD's full post.

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GLOBAL MISSIOLOGY / July 2018 / The Globalization of 21st-Century Mission Voices

GLOBAL MISSIOLOGY / July 2018 / The Globalization of 21st-Century Mission Voices | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it
Excerpts from Introductory editorial, by J. Nelson Jennings
"This issue of Global Missiology - English serves toward ... catching varied glimpses of God's "manifold wisdom" through the wide array of 21st-century mission voices that the lineup of authors and articles represent. The fact that this issue is entirely in English is of course a limiting factor, but every contributor could have produced a piece in at least one different language. Thankfully the subjects cover an extensive range of trends, topics, challenges, peoples, settings, and evidences of God's missional pursuit of his world.
    The five Featured Articles deal with vitally important contemporary issues, especially for the ever-increasing number of Christians in Africa. Dealing with the ramifications of witch accusations is more prevalent than some of us realize (as a new report shows). So is the desperate and agonizing need of non-Western Christians to move beyond generations of mixed Western influence and to think as integrated human beings. Evaluating how audio-visual aids are created, used, and received is critical. Interacting well with people of other religious traditions is increasingly incumbent on all Christians. Recognizing the central place in missions of God the Holy Spirit is too easily forgotten by technologically-driven initiatives.
    The Research Methodology piece on how Roma Christians are to be understood is of acute importance in our age of electronic reporting and communication overload. Other similar, context-tailored contributions should be forthcoming in coming issues. It is also a special joy to have a Review & Preview section that presents a book introduction and two book reviews. All three volumes addressed deserve widespread attention." >> CLICK the title to find the July 2018 Issue.
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The 100 Year 24/7 Moravian Prayer Movement ... and Global Leaders Call to Prayer

This video is designed to inspire local church's to engage in reaching the unreached, and galvanize for the existing mission workers/movements, the importance of unity, and solidarity with the "prayer movement”, as well as starting/building on a prayer/worship foundation, in order to “ekballo" to the nations. >> CLICK the title to watch now.

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That the Unreached May Know: A Historic Gospel Movement Birthed Through Prayer

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“Just as a plant may die for lack of watering, so may a genuine work of God die and rot for lack of prayer.” –James O. Fraser (1886–1938)

James Fraser, born in London, was an accomplished pianist and engineer, with a promising career ahead of him. A little booklet on the neglected multitudes who didn’t know Jesus challenged the direction his life was going. He caught a vision for a life of whole-hearted surrender to God, and joined the China Inland Mission at the age of 22. Fraser was stationed in a remote location in the Yunnan province of China. He was drawn to the unique culture of the unreached Lisu people, who lived in mountain villages on the border of China and Burma. As a lover of nature and a mountain-climber, he loved making frequent treks into the mountains to meet and share the good news of Jesus with the Lisu. He received a warm welcome, living in their mud-floor huts and learning their language. >> CLICK the title to read the rest of this post
>> To read deeper insights into Fraser's life of prayer and mobilizing prayer for spiritual breakthroughs, go here: https://omf.org/us/the-prayer-of-faith/

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Remembering David Hesselgrave (1924–2018)

Remembering David Hesselgrave (1924–2018) | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it
David Hesselgrave was a missionary and scholar in service to the church. He was a faithful man who kept the gospel central to the task of missions.
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Missions Essentials: Do you have a core missions message for your church?

Missions Essentials: Do you have a core missions message for your church? | Daily Connexions | Scoop.it

By Ellen Livingood

   Church missions programs have a lot of complicated moving parts. Most churches have lots of missionaries doing different things in different places, as well as both global and local projects. There are hard-to-remember names, “strange” missions terminology, and unfamiliar abbreviations. When we expect our congregations to “know our missionaries,” we are asking a lot of people already on information overload.
   This issue of Postings will help you identify and communicate your core missions message. Watch for impact! >> CLICK the title to read the entire post!

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