What is Summer School?
A great way to kickstart the year, CMS Summer School is an annual mission-focused evangelical Christian conference held at beautiful North Tamborine by the Qld with Northern NSW branch.
It's your opportunity to begin the year by being refreshed and challenged. CMS Summer School 2016 was held from 1-6 January.
Nearly 780 mission-minded Christians met together to hear fantastic Bible teaching from 1 Peter from Glenn Davies, CMS Australian President and Archbishop of Sydney. He encouraged us as Peter did to set our minds upon who GOD thinks we are, and find our identity as 'strangers in this world' in Christ.
We also learnt about ministry and opportunities in North Australia with Greg Anderson, former CMS missionary and Bishop of the Northern Territory. Will you partner with Aboriginal Christians through praying, caring, giving and going?
Leading missiologist David Williams, former missionary to Kenya and CMS Training and Development Secretary, spurred us on to pray for countries closed to the gospel - read more here!
Plus, children and youth enjoyed exciting age-appropriate activities and talks to inspire them to be partners in God's mission where they are right now. No age limit to helping the world to know Jesus!
There were also great opportunities to meet missionaries serving in Nepal, Japan, Namibia. And short-term workers who served in 2015 or are about to serve in North Australia, Cambodia, Thailand and other parts of Asia.
That's not all! This year's Summer School also featured:
- Stimulating electives on a wide range of mission-related topics
- Destination Nepal cross-cultural experience - including Nepalese dinner, marketplace and live link-ups with missionaries on location in Nepal
- Opportunities to build relationships with mission-minded Christians
WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL?
Here are just a few quotes from people who come to CMS Summer School...
"Excellent, excellent, excellent! Great biblical teaching, that challenges us about our relationship with God and mission. Great fellowship and indepth discussion." - Maxine, Northern NSW - coming to Summer School since 1986
"Personally it’s fantastic – an eye-opening view of how the gospel is working across the globe. It’s really helpful for me as a minister, and shows the need for gospel proclamation." - Dan, senior minister of a Brisbane church
"We love the children’s program, and like being able to have the week away from the rat race and catch up with Christian friends. It’s great to set priorities right for the start of the year." - Richard & Belinda, Brisbane - four years on Summer School
"The best part of Summer School was meeting so many other people. This makes me feel included. Everyone has been so friendly. Plus I’ve enjoyed all the talks." - Lorraine, Brisbane - first time on Summer School
"It’s great to meet with people who have the same beliefs. There are no Christian teenagers where I live." - Bea, aged 15, Northern NSW
"This is the only place where we can hear from so many missionaries about their experiences, hopes, dreams and struggles." - Peter, Brisbane
If you have questions about CMS Summer School, email or phone (07) 3112 6530. We'd love to see you there!
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