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.
Posted on: 5th November 2017
As followers of Jesus, how are we to think and speak in conversations and debates about the gospel? In this extract from his contribution to a recent book, Stefan Gustavsson argues for us to follow Jesus’ example throughout the gospel. Stefan will also be speaking at CMS Summer Conferences in January 2018.
Posted on: 29th October 2017
Simon and Jessica Cowell arrived in Siena, Italy at the beginning of 2017 for their first term as CMS missionaries. While they have focused on learning and improving their Italian in this first year, they have discovered that language learning is also a ministry, providing them with opportunities to share the gospel with their classmates.
Posted on: 22nd October 2017
Traditional theories of mission emphasise reaching the elder(s) of the group, usually men, who will then bring the gospel to others. But is this right? I assists in training missionaries at CMS’s St Andrew’s Hall. Here she identifies women of major world religions as an unreached people group. Reach them, reach the world.
Posted on: 15th October 2017
Sometimes God’s call to go to all the peoples of the world can place missionaries in dangerous situations. Yet many of the world’s unreached women live in sensitive locations. Here, CMS worker J speaks about her reasons for working in these places, along with the associated privileges, opportunities and joys.
Posted on: 8th October 2017
Can God restore our broken lives? Here are the stories of Rabia and Asha. Through CMS worker Olivia’s company in South Asia, they have learnt of the grace and mercy of the God who gives healing.
Posted on: 1st October 2017
Take a moment to meet CMS missionary Charissa Forrest (serving alongside Malcolm in Jordan) and her Bible study group, and discover how they are reaching beyond themselves into a local refugee centre.