NSW & ACT Branch


CMS Canberra Mission Focus

14–15 February 2020
Radford College
1 College St, Bruce ACT


CMS Canberra Mission Focus is an annual event run by CMS and local supporters in Canberra, where Christians gather together and focus on God’s glorious mission to the nations. It is a great chance for your whole family to be inspired, encouraged and challenged by God’s work around the world.

God Revealed: Understanding Elijah on Mount Carmel today

“…so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.”
(1 Kings 18:37)

Our world is full of people who turn away from God. Generation after generation put their trust in idols who do not bring hope. Even believers can lose sight of the God who saves. But our God reveals himself to the nations, proving he is powerful, righteous and compassionate. And as we consider the amazing news of Jesus, who brings salvation to all who believe, we see that our Revealed God longs for his people to return to him.

You are invited to CMS Canberra Mission Focus 2020 where we will explore the theme, ‘God Revealed: Understanding Elijah on Mount Carmel today’. Our speaker, John Woodhouse will help us see how God reveals himself to all people as we dig deep into the thrilling story of 1 Kings 18.

We will also have the privilege of hearing from missionaries serving in various parts of the world.

  • Howard & Michelle Newby, serving in the Philippines
  • Chenny Thie, serving in Japan
  • Craig & Samantha McCorkindale, serving in Cambodia
  • New CMS missionaries

Canberra Mission Focus also has a fantastic Youth and Children’s program on the Saturday for Crèche – Year 9.


Online registration for CMS Canberra Mission Focus 2020 has now closed.
On-site registration is available for adults at full rate on the Saturday.
Please note children are unable to be registered on the day.

Early bird registration pricing (by 7 February 2020)

Dinner and session: $35
Session only: $15

Adult: $45

Children attend free but must be registered by Friday 7 February.
A concession discount of $10 off for each concession holder is available.
Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea are included in the cost.


Your whole family has a place in God’s mission. CMS Canberra Mission Focus has something for every age on the Saturday! Our missionaries, alongside a committed team of local leaders, will provide an exciting day of activities for children and youth where they will learn about the part they can play in God’s mission to the nations. Programs on the day include Crèche (0 – Preschool), Primary School (Kindergarten – Year 5) and Middle School (Year 6 – 9). Please register by 8 February to secure places for your children.


6pm Registration
6:30pm Dinner
8pm Bible Talk 1: Who can we blame?
9pm Close

8:30am Registration
9am Bible Talk 2: Religion for dummies
10:10am Missionary session 1
10:50am Morning tea
11:20am Bible Talk 3: Decision time
12:25pm Lunch
1:10pm Missionary session 2
2:25pm Bible Talk 4: The God who answers
3:40pm Afternoon tea and close


We would love you to promote Canberra Mission Focus at your church! Here are some downloads to help you advertise this event.

Download the event poster
Download the PowerPoint slide (4×3)
Download the PowerPoint slide (16×9)


To find out more, please contact the CMS Partnership Support Team on (02) 9267 3711 or email partnership@cms.org.au.