Posted on: 14th January 2018
CMS missionary Frances Cook has confronted some extraordinary superstitions in her 30 years serving in Chile. In her role as teacher of Reformation church history at the Centre for Pastoral Studies in Santiago, she helps explain why Latin America has a profound need to trust in Scripture alone.
Posted on: 7th January 2018
After more than 30 years of ministry in North Australia, recently retired CMS missionaries Steve & Narelle Etherington now share in the joy of seeing the New Testament translated into a local Aboriginal language. Checkpoint reports how the Reformation principle of Scripture alone has brought truth and freedom to the Northern Territory.
Posted on: 1st January 2018
CMS missionaries Paul and Sandra King finished their final Home Assignment in January 2018 after 25 years of service with university students in France. Here Paul describes how the Reformation that hit Strasbourg 500 years ago continues today with as fresh and lively a heart for mission as it always had.
Posted on: 24th December 2017
In the final part of our series, Liz Burns in Tanzania and D & L in East Asia share what they are doing on Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Follow the links for part one, part two and part three of our Christmas series. Merry Christmas!
Posted on: 17th December 2017
In the third part of our series on Christmas around the world, we hear from Martin & Julie Field in Argentina about a family tradition they have shared with friends in Córdoba. Terry & Liz McCoy also share the exciting gift they hope to give to children on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. Click here for part one and here for part two.
Posted on: 10th December 2017
Throughout December, some of our CMS missionaries are sharing what Christmas looks like in their locations and how they celebrate Jesus’ birth. This week we hear from Andrew Buchanan & Abi Tandiseru in Toraja, Indonesia. For the first post in this series, on Germany and Japan, click here.
Posted on: 3rd December 2017
As we head into December and the Advent and Christmas season, Checkpoint asked some of our CMS missionaries what the festive season looks like in their country and how they celebrate the birth of Christ into the world. This week we hear from Klaus & Jude Hickel in Germany and Brad & Michelle Jackson in Japan.
Posted on: 26th November 2017
Argentina might seem an unusual place to teach the principles of the European Reformation, but as CMS missionary Terry Blowes (serving with Peter) reports from a recent conference, the Reformation message of grace alone rings out clearly from the book of Galatians and needs to be heard in Latin American churches.
Posted on: 19th November 2017
Does the Protestant Reformation have any relevance to how and why we do mission today? Rhys Bezzant, Dean of Missional Leadership at Ridley College in Melbourne, explains why the answer is a resounding yes.
Posted on: 12th November 2017
The Annual Federal Council is the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Church Missionary Society – Australia (CMS-A). The 2017 Annual Federal Council took place on 27–29 October. CMS-A’s International Director/CEO, Peter Rodgers, reports on some of the highlights and developments within CMS in the last year.