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CMS vision: Engage churches in cross-cultural mission

CMS Tasmania State Director Scott Sargent wants individuals in churches everywhere to have confidence in the role they play in God’s mission. Here, he gives biblical foundation to the CMS vision to engage churches in cross-cultural mission. I’ve spent time in uniform: first as a Tasmanian police officer, then as an army reserve officer—a chaplain. […]

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CMS vision: Equip Christian leaders for church and society

How would you fare at a seminary where the graduation requirement was that people you discipled were clearly able to lead others to Christ? CMS Victoria State Director Wei-Han Kuan invites us to consider whether this would be a good way to test the CMS vision to equip Christian leaders for church and society. Did […]

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Never-changing gospel for an ever-changing world

CMS Australia International Director Peter Rodgers explains how the unchanging nature of the CMS vision assists us in facing the constant challenges of change in the twenty-first century. A rapidly changing world We are living through an age of rapid and unprecedented change: information generation, communication and genetic engineering are just some of the areas […]

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Sharing God’s word through henna tattoos

E is on initial Home Assignment with plans to move to South Asia in mid-2018 to begin her first term as a CMS missionary. However, before she became a CMS worker, she was a Mentac apprentice and discovered a creative way of cross-culturally sharing Bible stories with non-believers. Telling Bible stories is a wonderful technique […]

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GBU students proclaim Mark’s gospel in France

Caroline Evenden serves in Toulouse, France, where she is the south-west regional coordinator for the Groupes Bibliques Universitaires de France (GBU). The GBU is the IFES-affiliated evangelical student movement in France. Caroline shares how GBU groups around the country are using drama to bring the story of Jesus to their gospel-poor nation. The Mark Drama, […]

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Why do our missionaries support postgraduate students?

Why do we support missionaries teaching at a postgraduate level of academia? Isn’t it enough to teach simple Bible subjects at local church level? CMS missionary Nathan Lovell, serving with Diane in South Africa, answers these questions in relation to his ministry teaching the Old Testament at a Bible college. I teach at George Whitefield […]

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Bible storytelling with local believers in Pakistan

David and Georgina Newmarch have returned from Islamabad where they were hosts at Aram, a rest house for local and foreign Christians in Pakistan. David writes about his other ministry running Bible studies with local believers, encouraging them through Bible storytelling to read and understand the Scriptures for themselves. Many believers in Pakistan don’t read […]

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Nathan Lovell teaching Kings

CMS missionary Nathan Lovell (with Diane) serves in Cape Town, South Africa, where he works as an Old Testament lecturer at George Whitefield College. At the 2018 NSW & ACT Summer School, he explained the importance of CMS’s engagement in supporting academic level theology. As an example of what he is studying and teaching, Nathan provided Checkpoint with […]

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Teaching PNG students to read the Bible with COMA

Keith and Marion Birchley disciple university students in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). In a context where many Christians have little deep understanding of the Scriptures, they are using the COMA method to help students grow in their faith and understanding of God through Bible reading. When we first came to work with the […]

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