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CMS Director of Training and Development David Williams has sought to strengthen cross-cultural mission training for CMS over the past 12 years. Here he explains the significance of our ongoing commitment to training, and why it begins long before a missionary arrives on location. Back in 1799, CMS discovered the importance of training missionaries. Sadly, […]

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Big Picture People

CMS missionaries Adrian and Anita Lovell taught Nataly and Noemy, Peruvian Christians, a Bible overview course. Nataly and Noemy taught what they had learned to others in their church in Bolivia, with exciting results. Peruvians Nataly and Noemy knew their Bible stories well. They’d been reading and teaching those Bible stories for years. But in […]

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Head, heart and hands

CMS has had several decades worth of involvement in mission in French university ministry, with an ongoing focus through the Relais programme on training leaders who will train others. CMS missionary Caroline Evenden gives a sense of how gospel growth will continue through locals even after the departure of some of those long-term CMS workers. […]

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Review: Serving the Church, Reaching the World: Essays in honour of Don Carson

Cunningham, Ed. Richard. Serving the Church, Reaching the World: Essays in honour of Don Carson SPCK, 2017. If you appreciated having Stefan Gustavsson speaking at various CMS Schools this January, you may well have wanted to follow up by reading some of his books. Sadly for those who are not fluent Swedish speakers, that has […]

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Review: The Essence of the Reformation by Kristen Birkett

Reviewed by Nicole Thatcher, who is studying Linguistics, Classics and Ancient History at the University of Western Australia. If you don’t really know how the Reformation fits together, or why it’s important to remember this period of history 500 years on, Kirsten Birkett’s The Essence of the Reformation is a must-read. It’s a concise and easy-to-follow overview […]

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Review: Word-Filled Women’s Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church

Word-Filled Women’s Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church (eds. Gloria Furman & Kathleen B Nelson) Review by Alison Napier I initially read through this book with a friend, meeting every couple of months to pray together and encourage each other in our ministry roles. It came highly recommended and we were underwhelmed. I confess that […]

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Identity and Mission. Article Six of Six: Identity and Discipleship

David Williams is Director of Training and Development for CMS. In this, the final of six articles on ‘Identity and Mission’, he summarises the previous articles and applies them to cross-cultural discipleship. Article 1, ‘Identity Crisis’, is here. Article 2, ‘Identity and Mission’, is here.  Article 3, ‘Identity and Scripture’, is here. Article 4, ‘Identity and Contextualisation, […]

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