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Identity and Mission. Article Six of Six: Identity and Discipleship

David Williams is Director of Training and Development for CMS. In this, the final of six articles on ‘Identity and Mission’, he summarises the previous articles and applies them to cross-cultural discipleship. Article 1, ‘Identity Crisis’, is here. Article 2, ‘Identity and Mission’, is here.  Article 3, ‘Identity and Scripture’, is here. Article 4, ‘Identity and Contextualisation, […]

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Healing ministry

Terry & Liz McCoy are just finishing their formal service with CMS. Here Liz looks back on one aspect of their work with trauma amongst the Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory. When Terry and I arrived in Angurugu on Groote Eylandt in January 2012, we were struck by the trauma that people regularly experience […]

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In, Through, and For Christ – centering student groups around Jesus

CMS missionaries Joel & Tiff Atwood, serving in Vanuatu, faced the challenge of providing training for a student group that was initially pushed to scrap Bible teaching. How did they navigate cultural difficulties to help leaders think differently? The last few years has been full of new things. It feels like we’re always exploring new […]

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Training not Downloading

CMS missionaries Arthur & Tamie Davis, serve in Tanzania with the Tanzanian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (TAFES), For them, training is not imposed, but is a shared experience of bringing gospel truth to those who need to hear God’s good news. “We don’t need more staff trainings,” said a board member from Tanzania Fellowship of […]

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Why train?

CMS NSW & ACT General Secretary Malcolm Richards looks at how the Bible teaches us to train people who teach the gospel, and helps us understand how this impacts the mission of CMS. “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be […]

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Identity and Mission. Article Five of Six: Identity and Hybridity

David Williams is Director of Training and Development for CMS. In this the five of six articles on ‘Identity and Mission’, he introduces his topic with some reflections on ‘Identity Crisis’. Article 1, ‘Identity Crisis’, is here. Article 2, ‘Identity and Mission’, is here.  Article 3, ‘Identity and Scripture’, is here. Article 4, ‘Identity and Contextualisation, is […]

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Reasons to keep going

CMS workers S & I, working in South Asia, continue to feel the urgency of persevering in mission through many difficulties for them and others. Read why. As we near the end of another term, we want to offer some thoughts about why we think it matters to persevere in gospel ministry on the mission […]

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Teaching theology in Indonesia

CMS missionary Andrew Buchanan explores the differences between Indonesian and Western culture, and how that shapes the way he teaches theology in a way his listeners can understand. I remember as a young adult doing Introduction to the Bible as I started the Moore College Preliminary Theological Certificate. At the time, I was familiar with […]

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