Posted on: 6th November 2015
The inaugural ‘When Women Speak…’ colloquium took place on 24 – 26 September in Melbourne. At this academic conference, Christian women scholars presented six key papers, with two responses to each paper, on missiological thinking and practice in the field of Islam. It brought together 29 women from 16 different countries, including first- and second-generation Muslim background believers.
Posted on: 27th October 2015
Qaiser Julius, a Pakistani Christian leader we have been supporting throughout his studies at Melbourne School of Theology has had his PhD accepted! He will soon be returning to Pakistan to help strengthen the gospel witness of the church there.
Posted on: 28th September 2015
The beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year sharply awoke us to the reality of what it means for so many in this world to answer Jesus’ call to take up their cross and follow him (Matt 16:24).
Posted on: 24th September 2015
In the July school holidays each year, hundreds of teenagers flock to CMS Camp MMM, a youth camp aimed at encouraging young Christians to think about their part in God’s global mission.
Posted on: 18th August 2015
The evangelical Church is a small minority in most countries in South East Asia, where religion and ethnicity are often almost inseparable. A CMS worker reflects on the challenges and opportunities for crossing cultures with the gospel in the South East Asian nation where he and his wife serve.
Posted on: 11th August 2015
Once the centre of Christianity, the church in Europe is in decline. Widespread secularism and atheism, as well as deep-seeded suspicions about the church have taken their toll. CMS workers are seeking to reach gospel-poor peoples with the message of hope found in knowing Jesus in a number of European nations. CMS worker John Lovell (serving with Jodi and their five daughters) reflects on growing God’s church in Valencia, Spain over the last four years.
Posted on: 6th August 2015
Following centuries of influence from the Roman Catholic Church, Latin America is a place where God’s name is known, the Bible is acknowledged as his Word and some level of dependence on him in daily life is accepted. But the vast majority of people do not have a personal and saving faith in the Lord Jesus. CMS missionary Peter Sholl shares how MOCLAM is equipping the growing church in Latin America to know Jesus through his Word.
Posted on: 3rd August 2015
Developing a global perspective requires that we listen to and learn from one another in the increasingly inter-connected body of Christ, writes David Williams, CMS Development and Training Secretary.
Posted on: 21st July 2015
Arthur and Tamie Davis (with Elliot) have been serving in Dodoma, working at St John’s University of Tanzania. At SJUT, Arthur and Tamie partnered with student leaders in the Christian group to pursue unity in Christ and a faith that shapes life far beyond university. Now, Arthur and Tamie are preparing to move to Dar es Salaam to take up a role with TAFES, the Tanzanian Christian student movement, which will allow them to work with students across many different campuses. They share more about their decision here.
Posted on: 17th July 2015
Graham and Wendy Toulmin are new CMS missionaries. They will be serving in DR Congo, where Graham will be running a dental training school. They shared this update about preparing for work in DR Congo.