CMS-QLD/NNSW Summer School 2014
Celebrate Christ’s Victory at CMS Summer School 2014
Friday 3 to Wednesday 8 January, North Tamborine, QLD
- Peter Rodgers (CMS Federal Secretary and ex missionary) will guide you through the Book of Revelation.
- Engage in God’s mission around the world and hear from CMS Missionaries serving in Jordan, Tanzania, Japan and northern Australia – plus meet new missionaries!
- Hear from Dr Kang-San Tan, one of the most respected Asian mission leaders. Coming from a Buddhist background, Dr Tan worked with OMF International for fifteen years. He has written extensively on indigenous Asian mission movements, Asian theology, Islam and Buddhism. Dr Kang-San Tan has recently taken up the post of leader of Asia CMS. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Asia CMS was established to develop high quality mission training across Asia.
- Click here to watch the short Summer School video.
- Click here to download a 2-slide 'Come for a Day' Powerpoint for use in churches.
Registration now open! Click here to download the registration form.
Children aged 0-5 are free. Concession rates are available for older children, youth and pensioners.
Peter Rodgers - Along with his wife Marcelle, Peter served with CMS in Indonesia from 1991 to 2002, and has had over 20 years of ministry and teaching experience in a variety of settings, including 10 years as Senior Minister of St Stephens Newtown, in Sydney’s inner west. As Federal Secretary from 2011, Peter Rodgers is responsible for the leadership of CMS Australia's international ministry, partnership and policy development.
Dr Kang-San TAN is the Executive Director for Asia CMS. Before assuming this position, Kang-San was Head of Mission Studies at Redcliffe College, UK and was on leadership positions (including Home Director in Malaysia and Director for Mission Research) in OMF International for 15 years. Kang-San is the Official Spokesperson for World Evangelical Alliance on Interfaith Issues and is a Member of Lausanne Theology Advisory Group and WEA Theology Group. Kang-San is married to Loun Ling Lee and they are blessed with a 19 year old daughter, Chara.
Richard Shumack - After graduating from Moore College Richard worked in communities in the Blue Mountains. He then spent twelve years leading a church planting team on a housing estate in Melbourne among people from diverse cultural backgrounds. He reads and speaks Arabic and has visited and lived in the Middle East. He has a PhD from the University of Melbourne’s National Centre for Excellence in Islamic Studies. He currently works at the Centre for Public Christianity and is a member of Scholars with a Dream (coordinated by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries). Over the last six months he has been visiting Brisbane, lecturing at Queensland Theological College, speaking at conferences, and running workshops and training for those involved in Muslim outreach.
What to expect at Summer School:
- Click here to see 2014's Program
- Click here to see 2014 Electives
Each day is divided into two sessions. The morning session runs from 8.45 to 12.30, with lunch at 12.45. The evening session starts at 7pm and runs for approximately two hours. Afternoons are a mixture of electives and free time, depending on the day. You can choose to attend morning sessions only or come for the whole day.
- Click here to see photos from Summer School 2013.
Children and Youth:
The Summer School Children and Youth program offers children and young people age-appropriate Bible teaching and activities with an exciting mission focus. There's craft, games, activities, singing, Bible study and of course lots of fun!
The program caters for children aged Prep (2014) to Grade 12 and a crèche is available for children aged 0 – pre school. The Children and Youth program is run by an enthusiastic team of leaders, who have a passion for ministering to young people and for global mission.
The program runs in the morning from 8.45 until lunch time at 12.45, for all ages and again in the evening from 7pm onwards (sessions are between one and two hours) for those aged 6 to 17. No crèche is offered in the afternoons or evening and young children remain with their parents. Everyone under the age of 18 who attends a Children and Youth Program session at Summer School will need to be signed in and out of the session by their parent/guardian.
Please be aware that NO Children and Youth Program is offered in the afternoons and parents are responsible for children during this time.
To register for the program, please ensure that all parental consent forms are completed prior to Summer School and lodged with your registration form. The office cannot process your Summer School Registration form if the necessary consent forms are not attached. Forms can be downloaded from this site; please see below.
We look forward to seeing you and your children at Summer School.
- Parental Consent Form
- Significant Health Issues Form (if relevant - see Parental Consent Form)
- Alternative Guardianship Form
Camping and bunk accommodation are available to book on the conference site or you may choose to stay off site.
For people with limited mobility, lower bunks can be booked in accommodation nearer to the auditorium. Please inform us of your special needs when you register for Summer School.
Rooms in bunk accommodation are allocated by gender, but it is possible to book all beds in a room if you would like a room to yourself – e.g. individuals / couples / families / groups.
Children under 3 stay for free, but you will need to bring your own cot.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available for purchase from the onsite caterers. Medical dietary needs can be catered for, but only at main meals (not morning or afternoon teas or supper). You can also self cater in the camping grounds or by staying at Camp Tamborine. Please note that there is no camp kitchen in the camping grounds, so you will need to bring all your own equipment. Both powered and unpowered sites are available, should you wish to bring a camp fridge with you.
Children aged 0 to prep (2014 intake) eat for free!
For further information please contact or phone 07 3112 6530.
We look forward to welcoming you to Summer School 2014.