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2020 Checkpoint

The Age of Authenticity

Here is the fourth in a series of six on ‘pleasure, pain, and the secular worldview’, CMS Director of Training and Development David Williams talks about how ‘pain pleasure culture is the world of expressive individualism’. Part one, Emotions and the Fall’, is  here. Part two, ‘Life under the dome’, is here. Part three ‘Shrink-wrapped minds’ is […]

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Mission in humility: Revisiting our methods

CMS missionaries Arthur & Tamie Davis support and encourage Fellowship of Evangelical Students (TAFES) staff, who help Tanzanian students meet Jesus and follow him beyond university. Here Tamie and Arthur share how approaching mission in humility means learning to think differently.  Humility in mission is about revisiting our methods in cross-cultural ministry, and aspiring to use local languages, local resources, and local thinking styles. Sounds […]

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Italian gospel growth during lockdown. Part 2: some personal stories 

CMS missionary Gillian Law works with the Italian student group Gruppi Biblici Universitari (GBU, the University Bible Group. Here in part 2 of her account of gospel growth under lockdown (part 1 is here) she shares encouraging personal stories of how gospel work continues.  What has ministry in Italy looked like during COVID-19 lockdown? In […]

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Italian gospel growth during COVID lockdown. Part 1

CMS missionary Gillian Law works with the Italian student group Gruppi Biblici Universitari (GBU, the University Bible Group). Here Gillian speaks of what ministry before COVID-19 was like, and what it has now become.  There’s no typical week in university ministry here in Rome. But during the academic year, which is short and sharp, it’s […]

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Humble teaching in a hierarchy

CMS missionaries Dave and Leoni Painter have worked in Cambodia for nearly 20 years. Here Dave explains that the path of humility is not easy to navigate, but Christians have an example in Jesus.  I teach at the Phnom Penh Bible school. Most students there are committed Christians from lower to middle class backgrounds in their early 20s. They wear official Bible […]

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SAH redevelopment update: Level 1

SAH construction continues well, despite some rainy Melbourne weather. Ground floor formwork was completed in late May, and now the concrete has been poured for the ground floor and for level 1. We look forward to the second floor and the roof coming on, around the end of July. Refurbishment of the heritage house is […]

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Accepting Correction

CMS missionary Julie Field, serving with Martin in Asociación Bíblica Universitaria Argentina (ABUA) in Argentina, has had a difficult year in ministry. Here she reflects on the humbling joys and challenges of being a ‘parent’ to those she serves.  We have been serving Argentine uni students for the past 12 years. In 2007 I arrived in Argentina as an energetic 35 year old woman, and my dealings with our twenty-something student friends felt like […]

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Lasting hope lasts during COVID

CMS workers M & L, located in SE Asia, provided this brief but inspiring message about one of the people they are ministering to in their location. It is a reminder that while the world may be in pandemic lockdown, the gospel is unchained.  We wanted to share with you this wonderful testimony from our brother Dan […]

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