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From generation to generation

“Let the little children come to me,” Jesus said. Here we reflect our commitment, as CMS, to gospel ministry amongst young people around the world and in Australia. For as long as CMS has existed, ministry to children[1] has featured in its work, both in mission locations around the world, and within the branches of […]

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Worldwide opportunities for ministry amongst the young

As we prepared Checkpoint Autumn (2020), we were also asking CMS missionaries past and present in Europe, the Middle East, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Japan, Tanzania, South Asia and here in Australia to speak to us about mission opportunities—in schools in particular. They were quick to tell us that there are indeed classroom opportunities amongst the under-18s—but […]

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Review: Through the Valley of the Shadow by Linda & Robert Banks

Through the Valley of the Shadow. 2019. Pickwick Publications; Eugene, OR. Review by Evangeline Hester Communications Assistant at CMS Australia “Over the six decades between Hudson Taylor’s visit to Australia and the Communist Victory in China, missionaries began to go from one of the newest countries in the world to one of the oldest… Among […]

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The diversity factor: relating to a range of people

Ex-CMS missionary Greg Anderson is now bishop of the Northern Territory. In this, the fifth of six articles on humility in mission, Greg writes about some of the difficulties associated with politeness and cultural norms, and dealing with these as a Christian and as a missionary. (The first of Greg’s articles is here. The second […]

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Review: Walking together on the Jesus Road

Hibbert, Evelyn and Richard, Walking Together on the Jesus Road: Discipling in Intercultural Contexts. William Carey Press. Littleton, USA. 2018. Review by Gordon Cheng Editor at CMS Australia Evelyn and Richard Hibbert are long-term missionaries who pioneered church plants amongst Turkish speakers in Bulgaria. Richard now lectures at Sydney Missionary and Bible College, and together […]

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An Atheist, a Muslim, a Catholic, and me—Sharing the gospel as an MK in the Northern Territory

Rebekah Beer (16) lives in the Northern Territory with her parents and brother. Her parents, Tavis & Kate, have been serving with CMS since 2011. Here she talks about the opportunity she has to talk to her friends about Jesus at her school. What opportunities do you have to share the gospel with your peers? […]

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Four resources for encouraging Spanish-speaking teens in their walk with Jesus

CMS missionaries Mike and Tania Snowdon work with high school students in Valencia, Spain. Although many Spanish people are cynical about organised religion, God is at work,  helping young people encounter Jesus through his Word. Here Mike shares four types of resources for people interested in reaching Spanish-speaking young people for Christ. Bible Studies 15 […]

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God uses kids for mission too

Sometimes it can feel like a hassle to raise kids while trying to do mission work. But the two things aren’t mutually exclusive. Kids on location create opportunities to witness Christ’s love to other children and to other children’s parents. Checkpoint asked CMS missionary kids (and their parents) about opportunities they have to share with […]

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