CMS-QLD/NNSW Summer School 2014
Summer School equips churches for cross-cultural ministry
“It’s exciting to see people from many different churches coming together eager to support God’s work in the world,” said Rev Jeremy Gehrmann, General Secretary of the CMS Queensland with Northern NSW branch presenting the conference.
“One minister told me that he wonders if he is wasting his time in a suburban local church: what is the best use of his time to reach gospel-poor people? The needs throughout the world are so great. “For many people, Summer School broadened their view of mission, by equipping them with ideas and solid biblical grounding to engage with people cross-culturally at a local level, as well as being partners in global mission.”
Guest speakers at this year’s conference also included Dr Kang-San Tan, Executive Director for AsiaCMS and official spokesperson for the World Evangelical Alliance on Interfaith Issues, and Richard Shumack, mission expert on engaging Muslims and member of Scholars with a Dream (coordinated by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries).
Missionaries also presented on how they are currently serving or preparing to serve long-term in Tanzania, Japan, Nepal, Italy, south-east Asia and northern Australia.
CMS Queensland with Northern NSW has been holding the annual Summer School since 1963. CMS is a fellowship of Christian people committed to cross-cultural mission. CMS works with churches to set apart long-term workers who cross-cultures to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Would you like to know how to develop a church mission program? Email or phone (07) 3112 6530 and ask for Sam.