A Time to Sow
ICLnet Guide to Christian Missions on the Internet

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October 10, 1997
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3. Organizations: BJ-CHQ

The business arm of BNKG Ministries, intended to provide financial support for the missionary work of Bob Grossman. Bob desires to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ both locally and trans-locally. He is actively involved in theleadership of his home church and has been involved in missionary work in Russia. The intention of BNKG Enterprises is to offer quality Christian software on CD-ROM at an affordable price. - Adapted from the introduction. Featured at this site is the Sage Digital Library on CDROM. Provided on site is a comprehensive index. Sample files in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, available for downloading, include: Complete Works of Josephus, Finney's Letters on Revival, Hodge's Commentary on Ephesians, a Sample of Touch-and-Go Library, and a Sage Digital Library Sampler.

"The primary vision of The Bridge is to lift the name of Jesus and to facilitate the making of disciples of Jesus and the planting of churches in the most severely under-serviced areas of the United States and around the World. ... to identify, train and deploy those people God has sovereignly called to be part of the harvest. The intent is to establish an indigenous network of world impacting, disciples of Jesus Christ, who have a vision and are active in reaching every person in the world." - adapted from the Vision Statement. The web site provides a number of pages touching upon The Church (links for Christian internet resource lists, databases, and Xenox Christian Fellowship); Cell Groups (including a file on Cell Church philosophy), and links to the Cell Church archive, Power House Church, the Jesus Film, The Way House, Discipleship, Motivation and Bible Study resources.; What's On god's Heart (Prayer Through the 10/40 Window, Brigada, and mission related web sites); Spiritual Gifts Discovery Tool from Campus Crusade for Christ); and Bridge Communications, which includes a nifty World Wide Web Prayer Conference.

Brigada purposes to be an "op center", a tool-box that can pull together the people, the resources, and the networks to aid in completing the task of reaching specific cities and people groups with the love of Jesus Christ. Included in this goal are the 100 Gateway Cities targeted for special prayer in the Praying Through the Window campaign for October. Brigada began with a simple question: What if a congregation or individual wanted to actually go to one of those 100 Gateway Cities? What if there were two, or three, or more? How would they ever meet? How could they pray for one another and share strategies, ideas, and joint plans -- so that we won't all have to duplicate effort and 'reinvent the wheel' during mobilization? From across the country, at AD2000 & Beyond's International Office, to SIL, to Global Mapping, to MARC, to CIN, to David Barrett's office, to Patrick Johnstone, and many others .... the message was the same... we need a network such as Brigada to find out what are the opportunities, the resources, and those responding. Brigada is a system of conferences and forums that allow you to network with others who share common interests in sharing God's love with previously unreached cities and peoples around the world. Basic information sections include detailed information about Brigada's projects in missions; Brigada Today (current international mission-related news); Advance (a super newsletter detailing mission events and needs around the world); Reaching the Least Reached Peoples (an innovative collection of tools to learn about People Groups, Prayer Profiles, and Cities, including research from PGC Research Group, the Joshua Project, AD 2000 & Beyond, the Caleb Project), detailed lists of the Brigada conferences, and links to related sites. Highly recommended.

An international Anabaptist communial movement. At a local level, Bruderhof is involved in a variety of ways, including voluntary ambulance and fire service, prison ministry, and with social organizations and churches. In the last few years Bruderhof has made contacts further afield, and recent journeys have taken them to Russia, Europe, Iraq, Israel, New Zealand, Haiti, Africa, South and Central America, Korea, and Japan. Included is information about Bruderhof's history and mission, and Bruderhof's newsletter, Community Alive Today. Also find articles related to educating children. Plough Magazine is described elsewhere in this guide. Find a catalog and news releases of Plough Publishing House books, cassettes, and products. Featured in the New Releases section are excerpts and endorsements. For example, A Plea for Purity: Sex, Marriage and God, includes the following: Forward by Mother Teresa; Experience, Not Theory; Why I Wrote This Book; The Pure in Heart; The Service of Singleness; What About Divorce and Remarriage?; and, Parenthood and the Gift of Children. Review the resources in the Kids' Korner section, and there are sections on Confronting Social Problems, including Church issues, pacifism, poverty, shattered families, cults, and the death penalty.
French: http://www.bruderhof.org/french/menu.htm
German: http://www.bruderhof.org/german/menu.htm

CALEB PROJECT [revised 4/96]
Helping a New Generation Enter a New Land, the Caleb Project serves churches, mission agencies, and campus ministries throughout the U.S. by educating, assisting and challenging them to complete their part in the goal of world evangelism. AdvoNet coordinates/ assists a network of "People-Group Advocates, provides an online newsletter and extensive support information, ranging from project profiles to security-related isues. Tools to Build Your Global Vision include People Group Prayer Guides, Bible Studies, People Group Videos, Handbooks, 10/40 Window Resources, Dramatic Presentations, Missions Issues Brochures, Speakers, and order information. The Good Report is Caleb Project's report to those who financially and prayerfully support the staff and ministry of Caleb Project. Global Glimpse is a weekly email inspirational news bite. Pray for Unreached Peoples includes prayer profiles for people groups in the 10/40 Window. Caleb Project is a highly recommended pro-missions site.
Nance People Group Profiles: http://www.goshen.net/calebproject/nance/
Caleb Project Missions Issues Brochures: http://www.goshen.net/calebproject/mibs.htm

CAM AUDIO INC. [new 6/96]
Including Missionary Tape and Equipment Supply. Discount audio and video sales, service and support. CAM are attempting to promote our company across the world. CAM Audio is a full service audio and video supplier serving the audio and video needs of both the church and the professional market since 1968. They currently serve customers and missionaries both in and outside the USA, and are eager to introduce themselves to the world.

Included is an active listing to the extensive international ministries of Campus Crusade for Christ: Athletes in Action, Canadian Prayer Alert,Jesus Film Project, and many others. Features include Journey of Faith (a one year Bible devotional with David Walker), Today's World (a daily verse-by-verse study with Grant Richards), Promises: A Daily Guide to Supernatural Living (with Bill Bright), Sermon on the Net (with Grant Richards), Women Today Online (with guest writers), Kingdom Surf (a weekly review of Christians on the Web, with George Pytlik), Electric Press (excerpts from recommended books), ministry profile, Ministry Journal (a monthly update on CCC international activities), and Resources for Christian Growth (books and tapes available for ordering).

CCC International ministries extend to to touch just about every walk of life with a vibrant, life changing outreach. CCC's web site begins with The Four Spiritual Laws, an invitation to know God personally, comments on Jesus and the Intelletual, and commentary on who Jesus is. CCC provides the following basic resources: Promises (a daily devotional with Bill Bright); Today's Word (expositions with Grant Richison), and, Have You Made the Wonderful Discovery of the Spirit-Filled Life, by Dr. Bill Bright. There are available lists of CCC Ministries (U.S. and International), and the WorldLINC Voluneer Ministry Opportunities project. CCC affiliate ministries, and on-line connections to them include: Agape Europe Online, Arrowhead Productions, Athletes in Action, CCC Canada and Korea, CCC University Chapters, Campus Ministry, Children of the World, Christian Leadership Ministries, The CoMission, Disciple Maker, FamilyLife, the International School of Theology (ISOT), International University Resources, The Jesus Film Project (and video project), MAN (Man's Authentic Nature), NewLife publications and resources, PriorityOne, Women Today International, World Changers Radio, and, Worldwide Challenge Magazine.

More information about the Canadian and American Reformed Churches is available in the Introduction, History, and Church Life sections at this site. The Doctrinal Standards section provides The Belgic Confession, The heidelberg Catechism, and The Canons of Dordt. Mission work by the church includes Evangelism and Home Missions, Native Missions, and Foreign Missions in Brazil and Irian Jaya, Indonesia. The Canadian and American Reformed Churches also provide a directory of classical churches in the Ontario North, Ontario South, Alberta - Manitoba, and Pacific Classis. The CARC theological seminary is the Theological College of the Canadian Reformed Churches, to which an on line connection is also provided.

Reaching Out to a Hungry World With Love and Compassion. Information includes sections on: Child Sponsorship; World Week; News and Views; Travel With Us; Relief and Development; POWER Weekend; Donor Connection; Who We Are; Hunger Corps Staff; Volunteer Corps; and, What We Believe. Site under development.

Opportunity for Evangelical Christian Service. Caring Action for Children is a charitable organization which has provided Christian service to Mexican children and youth for 30 years.provides short term opportunities in Mexico. Information on the home page is organized under the following heaadings: Vacation with a mission; Join a Volunteer Mission Team; Donate funds; Travel to visit; Help Mexican house parents; Organize a group that can serve as craft or recreation leaders.

CBInternational (founded in 1943), is a church-based world wide missionary sending movement. It is the international church planting arm of the Conservative Baptist Church in North America, and is headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois USA. CBInternational deploys an annual missionary force of over 850 short- and long-term missionaries serving the Church on five continents impacting over 60 countries. The ministry focus at CBInternational is the fulfillment of the Great Commission through the primary tasks of evangelizing the lost, establishing new churches and equipping national leadership. (Prior to 1994, CBInternational was known as CBFMS). Information about CBI's mission, vision, and strategic priorities are detailed at the site. An e-mail directory of CBI personal is provided. The organization's Impact Magazine is available, detailed elsewhere in this guide. CBI's Frontier Missions is represented, with information about their commitment to the 10/40 window, and is also represented in The Edge newsletter. There is a stewardship and giving program known as Mission Advance. The short term missions agency, Delta Ministries, a subsidiary of CBI, and available from this site.

CELL-CHURCH ARTICLES [revised 10/97]
The Cell-Church archive contains log files from the CELL-CHURCH discussion list (noted in the Mail-based services section of this guide), a Resources section (providing links to Church Growth International, Regent University's School of Divinity Cell Church Program, the Small Group Network, Touch Minisries, and other sources of information), Articles (by VCF Champaign, Dr. Galen Currah, Chee-Yoon Yue, and Jon Reid) as well as organizational documents. Also provided is an international list of Cell-Church links to internet servers, and a News Reports section, and a Papers and Links section.

"Seeking to awaken those who are asleep to mission, seeking to mobilise those who are awake to mission and seeking to support those who are moving in mission." Based in New Zealand, the Centre for Mission Direction was formed with the express purpose of providing information, resources and courses to raise mission awareness within churches in New Zealand, mobilise for mission involvement, especially frontier mission involvement, and act as a catalyst in encouraging new mission initiatives and developments. CMD provides a wealth of mission related information. The reader finds detaile outlines of programs being offered by the Centre include Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, a course developed at the US Center for World Missions; the Destination 2000 Mission Awareness Course developed by Bob Sjogren of Frontiers Associates, and Catch the Vision, a courts based on Bill and Amy Stearns book. Also provided is sample information from CMD's monthly missions newsletter, Missions Direction, described in the Newsletters/ Journals section of this guide. Another serice, CMDNetis CMD's electronic networking facility, intended to spead relevant missions information/ resources to New Zealand, Australia, Asia and beyond. The latest CMDNet Weekly update is available on line, and reported in the Newsletters/ Journals section of this guide. CMD provides a superlative list of mission related books and of mission related videos. Books fall under categories: New, biography, Bible translation, Church planting and growth, cities and the poor, conflict resolution, culture, development, Evangelical Missiological Society series, Islam, Latin America, local church and missions, MARC/ World Vision titles, missiology and the theology of missions, mission awareness, pastoral care, prayer and missions, preparation for service, raising support, research and missions, 1040 Window, tentmaking, training, and World Evangelism Fellowship! The video list presently includes works from Christian Broadcasting Network, CREATE International, Institute of Chinese Studies, International Students, Inc., True Colour Productions, PROCLA Media Productions, and the US Center for World Missions! Also find a sample issue of 30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus' bimontly newsletter (see the Newsletters/ Journals section of this guide for more information). We also found two excellent directory resources: New Zealand Mission Agencies Contact List and CMD's Web Missions Resource List. More sections of information available on site include: Ministry Distinctives, Administration, Associated Ministries, and Other Information. Very highly recommended.

El Centro de Estudios de la Reforma (CER), de caracter interdenominacional, tiene como objetivos: 1.Mirar al PASADO: Para recuperar la memoria histórica de la presencia de la Biblia y de los evangélicos en España. 2.Mirar al PRESENTE: Para cuantificar, analizar y exponer el crecimiento de las Iglesias Evangélicas en el conjunto de España y en cada una de sus comunidades. 3.Mirar al FUTURO: Para identificar las necesidades misioneras del mundo y las prioridades de nuestra responsabilidad. Para ello colabora con Seminarios Teológicos, Institutos Bíblicos, Educación Religiosa Evangélica e Iglesias locales en la investigación, preparación y desarrollo de actividades, cursos y materiales relacionados con la historia de los protestantes españoles y sus relaciones con el protestantismo en todo el mundo. CER is an association devoted to promote the knowledge of the history of protestantism in Spain. It's an interdemoninational group, sharing common objectives, and oriented to classical Christianity. The site consists of the extensive data, headed by these main sections: Agenda, Bibliografía, Chronología, Directorio, Enciclopedia, Otras Páginas de Interés.
Enciclopedia del protestantismo español: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jignaciocolerabernal/encihopa.htm
Cronología de la Reforma en España: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jignaciocolerabernal/Crono.htm

Crianças do Brasil para Cristo. CBC Rescue... A Child, Build a Future. Channel to Brazil for Chirst is a non denominal organization working with children at risk of becoming street children in Fortaleza Brazil. The emphasis of the ministry is education and Christian training. Believing that no child should ever have to live or earn a living on the streets CBC offers an after school program including, music, drama, Christian living studies, sports, tutoring, english as a second language, typing skills, and computer training. Rescue a child, build a future. CBC provides information concerning the mission, how visitors may help support these worthy projects, including prayer support and financial support, and a monthly newsletter, described in the Newsletters/ journals section of this guide.

"Many Christians want to witness but are too shy or just don't know how. If that's you, Chick tracts can help start a soul-winning ministry...and it's so easy! If you are shy, just leave them wherever you go. As you get bolder, hand them to people. You'll find they simply cannot resist Chick cartoon tracts. You don't need theological training to witness effectively. All you need is a supply of Chick tracts." This sit provides a catalog of Chick publications available for sale. Tracts, available in a number of languages, and listed and include descriptive information and excerpts. Topics range from Bible versions to evolution, aids, rock music, cult awareness, simple apologetics, Christian growth, and help for teens.

Associated with Campus Crusade for Christ. There is nothing more influential or more detrimental in a child's life than the power of a quiet example. Moral and character education (the training of spirit and mind toward good) involves many things. "It involves rules and precepts - the do's and don't's of life with others - as well as explicit instruction, exhortation, and training. Moral character education must provide training in good habits. Aristotle wrote that good habits formed at youth make all the difference. And moral and character education must affirm the central importance of example." William Bennett, "Virtue Man," Christianity Today, Sept. 13, 1993, p. 31. For children to take morality and character development seriously, they need a significant adult in their life who takes morality and character seriously. They need to see adults live out character traits and experience their choosing morality seriously. Theordore Roosevelt once said: "To educate a child in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Who will teach the children Character?

Presently presenting information on the Chinese Congress on World Evangelism (CCOW). Information is presently available in Chinese Script via image file presentation. An English language presentation of this site is planned.

Presently available at CES is introductory information, descriptive files on CES Academic Programs and Curriculum, the Library, CES Organization, and administrative support and communications functions.

Wei-Wang Chen's and Howard Yong's remarkable collection of pointers to Chinese Christian Resources available via the Internet. Includes the following and more: Tien Dao Chinese Christian Media, CCSM Chinese Church Support Ministries, Overseas Campus Magazine, Chinese Bible study software. Highly recommended.

Information about the CCOW, provided by China Alliance Press. At the time of our survey, the information available is presented in Chinese Script by way of image files.
China Alliance Press (Canada): http://www.comcept.ab.ca/cap/

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