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Church Connect

How can I encourage a CMS missionary at Christmas time?

The Christmas season is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your relationships with CMS missionaries! Christmas can be a challenging time of year for CMS workers who are away from family, friends and familiar traditions – but your messages of encouragement will remind them of your continued support as they share the message of Christ. We have […]

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How can my youth group get involved in mission?

No matter what age or stage of life you are, Jesus’ command to go and make disciples is a message for all believers. That includes the students in your church’s youth group! Read on for some suggestions for how your youth group can get involved in both local and global mission. Partner in global mission […]

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How can I encourage a church member who is considering mission?

Have you ever thought about encouraging someone at your church to consider serving God in another part of the world? You may know someone – or multiple people – who you believe have the character, conviction, and competency to serve God across cultures for the long term. In this article you’ll find two reasons why helping […]

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Mission prayers for your church service

Prayer is a vital way to partner with your CMS link missionaries! But have you ever found it difficult to know exactly how you should be praying for them? We have put together a list of suggested mission prayers for you to bring before God on your own or during your next church service or […]

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Bible devotion on God’s mission (5 days)

We have put together a 5-day devotion to help you see the part you can play in God’s mission through prayer, care, giving and going, to see a world that knows Jesus. Why not invite a friend to do this devotion along with you each day? Download devotion Day 1  Acts 1:6-11 6 Then they gathered […]

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Including secure CMS workers in your church service

In many gospel-poor places around the world, public gospel ministry is not straightforward or welcomed. CMS sends missionaries to boldly and shrewdly share the name of Jesus in these locations, where most people will have never met a Christian. These workers are referred to as secure. They may not be able to share their last […]

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Lasting Hope Sunday: Ideas for your online church service

We are so thankful for your ongoing partnership with CMS and your link missionaries, as we work together to proclaim the gospel of Jesus! Running Lasting Hope Sunday is a great way to excite your church about this mission partnership, and to help them see the part they can play in God’s mission through prayer, […]

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10 ways your church can partner digitally in God’s mission

With church life running mostly online now, it can be challenging to spend any time focusing on (or even thinking about) partnership in God’s mission. But these unprecedented times present Christians with a great opportunity. All across the world, people want to hear about the hope we have! Our missionaries are serving in strategic locations […]

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Why do Christians keep giving in a crisis?

News is updating daily about the spread of COVID-19, Australia has been learning social distancing, and all of us are seeking to stay at home as much as we can. These are certainly challenging times for our world – and Christians are not immune to the difficulties of adjusting to the current way of life. […]

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How to care for your missionaries from afar

Who are the easiest people to care for? Generally, it is those who we see most regularly! But when missionaries cross cultures to proclaim the news of Christ, they need a faithful team of “fellow workers for the truth” (3 John 1:8) – people who commit to supporting these workers for the long-term. This includes care. […]

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