NSW & ACT Branch


CMS Canberra Mission Focus

Radford College
1 College St, Bruce ACT


CMS Canberra Mission Focus is an annual event with a unique opportunity to focus both on God’s word and God’s world. Be informed, encouraged and challenged by CMS missionaries from Asia, Africa and the Middle East as they share what God is doing in different parts of the world.

Starting with dinner together on the Friday night, Canberra Mission Focus combines great teaching with time for fellowship and encouragement. It’s a great time to connect with missionaries and be refreshed for the year ahead.

Theme and speaker

In a post-truth world, we live in a society that does not honour the whole truth. Yet, the word of God commands the world to stop and listen to him! When it comes to truth, our world is a babble of confusion and we need to hear what God is saying.

Our speaker, Rick Lewers, will open the Gospel of Luke 16:19-31 on Friday night. On Saturday he will concentrate on the early chapters of Isaiah within the theme of “Listen heavens, and pay attention, earth”.

Rick is married to Janene and they have three adult children and one grandchild. Following ordination he worked at St Luke’s Church, Liverpool before moving to St Matthew’s Church, Wanniassa (1992-2002) where he worked under Ray and Shirley Smith and later became the rector. Rick then took up the role of evangelist with Evangelism Ministries in Sydney. From 2005 he was the rector of Engadine Heathcote Anglican Church until being consecrated as the Bishop of Armidale in May 2012.


Online registration for CMS Canberra Mission Focus 2018 is now open!
Register now

Session only: $15

Adult: $45, Concession: $35, Children (1-2 children $10, 3 or more $15),

Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch are included in registration costs.


Your whole family has a place in God’s mission and CMS Canberra Mission Focus caters for all ages. Our missionaries and a committed team of local leaders will also provide a fun day on Saturday to help your children see their part in God’s mission. Programs include Crèche (0 – Preschool), Primary (Kindergarten – Year 5) and a Middle School (Year 6 – 9) program. Please pre-register to ensure places for your children.


6.00 Registration
6.30 Dinner
8.00 Bible talk session – Luke 16:19-31, “One Minute After You Die”
9.00 Close

8.45 Registration
9.00 Bible talk session – Isaiah 1-2
10.00 Missionary session 1
10.50 Morning tea
11.20 Bible talk session – Isaiah 3-4
12.15 Lunch
1.10 Missionary session 2
2.30 Bible talk session – Isaiah 5-6
3.45 Afternoon tea and close


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