Posted on: 11th February 2016
Dr Greg Anderson, Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Territory and former CMS missionary, reflects on the challenges facing the Aboriginal church and its leaders and the need to continue serving alongside our Aboriginal brothers and sisters to help it grow for future generations.
Posted on: 4th February 2016
On 14 January, Jakarta was rocked by news of a horrific terrorist attack. At the popular Sarinah mall, bombs were detonated and snipers shot into the crowds. Islamic State (IS) quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. Thankfully all CMS personnel in Indonesia were safe, but a member of All Saints Jakarta, where CMS worker Ian Hadfield is the Vicar, was seriously injured…
Posted on: 21st January 2016
January is always an exciting month for CMS. Across the month, thousands of supporters gather at CMS Summer Conferences organised by all of our branches, all over Australia. This year, Summer Conferences were greatly encouraging times of faithful Bible teaching, enriching fellowship and challenging opportunities to consider God’s call to take the gospel to the nations.
Posted on: 30th November 2015
Dr Richard Shumack highlights some of the unique challenges and opportunities that are part of sharing about Jesus with Muslim people today. Richard is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology, and a CMS member and short-term missioner.
Posted on: 17th November 2015
Over 120 people are confirmed to have died and more than 300 injured after coordinated terror attacks in Paris on Friday 13 November. We give thanks that CMS missionaries serving in France are safe. CMS missionary Josh Apieczonek (serving with Susannah) reflects on his experience of the events and how we can be praying in response
Posted on: 11th November 2015
CMS worker Anna* has been serving in the Middle East over the last three years, with a team that is seeking to share the gospel with Muslim people through teaching English. She reflects on the importance of culturally appropriate ministry and trusting in God, by giving us an insight into how the team trains short-term teachers.
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.