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Checkpoint Autumn 2022: Discipling through lockdown

Both Frances Cook and Stefanie Overhall (with her husband Chris) serve with CMS in Chile, and both have needed to work out what discipleship looks like during lockdown when meeting face-to-face became difficult or impossible. Read on to discover how God worked through the challenges.  Frances writes:  The COVID pandemic in Chile has been long […]

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Checkpoint Autumn 2022: Spontaneous ministry

CMS missionaries Dene and Rachel Hughes are committed to long-term discipling in the context of their church in Japan. Here they write about what that looks like in practice.  Rachel writes: I have an increasing appreciation for opportunities to do ‘guerrilla’ ministry. I didn’t value it at first—impromptu, unofficial, seemingly unimportant—but I have come to […]

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Checkpoint Autumn 2022: Discipling postgraduates

CMS missionaries Nathan and Diane Lovell serve at George Whitefield College in Cape Town, South Africa. Discipling looks a bit different when you are ministering to postgraduate students, as Nathan explains.  The work of discipling can be quite different depending on the people you’re relating to and the relationship you have with them.   Some […]

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Checkpoint Autumn 2022: In joy and pain

CMS missionaries Daniel and Kate Morris have had many years of experience in discipling students in France. Here Kate paints a picture of one such discipling relationship, with its joys and challenges.  Daniel and I have lived and worked in France for almost 10 years alongside the Groupes Bibliques Universitaires (GBU, the University Bible Groups).  […]

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CMS QNNSW Summer School 2022 Online

Summer School is the culmination of months of planning, days of work, and hours of preparation. Its entire purpose is to bring God’s people together for fellowship, Bible teaching and sharing our collective hearts for cross-cultural mission. Always knowing that it was a possibility that COVID could thwart our plans, we pressed on and committed […]

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Checkpoint Autumn 2022: Understanding culture

In Tanzania, CMS missionary Judith Calf trains pastors and evangelists for the Diocese of Lweru, while fellow missionary Tamie Davis (married to Arthur) serves with Tanzanians who work with university students in Dar es Salaam. Here they give two different perspectives on what ‘discipling’ can mean in the Tanzanian context. Judith writes: How culturally bound […]

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