TAS Branch


CMS TAS Summerview 2019

What is Summerview?

The CMS annual SummerView conference is an opportunity for Christians to experience outstanding Bible teaching and gain an understanding of God’s global work in making Jesus known among the nations. Attendees will be inspired and encouraged to get involved in both global and local disciple-making as they hear from CMS Australia national staff, an international mission speaker and cross-cultural workers back on Home Assignment. Electives will further our understanding and equip us to be disciple-makers wherever we find ourselves.

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What happens at Summerview?

You will have the opportunity to participate in corporate worship and prayer, Bible teaching, electives, as well as hearing from outstanding speakers on mission.

The morning sessions will include worship, Bible teaching from Greg Anderson, sessions from our International Speaker and cross-cultural workers on Home Assignment. A crèche, children’s and Grade 7-9 program runs during the morning sessions.

The Thursday evening session will feature the conference opening and Bible teaching from Greg Anderson, Friday evening will include What in Tasmania is CMS doing, What in the Northern Territory is CMS doing and What in the World is CMS doing, from Scott Sargent, Greg Anderson and Chris Mitchell respectively.

There will be a supervised children’s movie night, Prep to Grade 9, during the Thursday night conference opening session, and by demand on the Friday night as well.

Friday afternoon will not have any programmed activities, allowing time for walking, resting, the beach or coffee with friends. On Saturday afternoon, there will be two elective sessions featuring our keynote speakers and cross-cultural workers on a range of stimulating topics.

Draft program

Download the draft program (as of 20 September 2018)

Summerview speakers

Greg Anderson

Peter Thein Nyunt

Chris Mitchell

Bible: Greg Anderson
Our conference Bible teacher will be Greg Anderson, former CMS Missionary and Head of Mission at Moore Theological College, and now Bishop of the Northern Territory.

International: Peter Thein Nyunt
Dr Peter Thein Nyunt is currently the Head of Missions Studies and Post-graduate Studies at Myanmar Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, as well as the Director of The Rakhine Mission for Christ, who so far have reached over 2,000 Buddhist for Jesus.

CMS Australia Staff: Chris Mitchell
Chris Mitchell is currently one of CMS Australia’s three Regional Mission Directors pastorally responsible for around seventy-five adult cross-cultural workers. Chris and his wife Jeni were CMS workers in Eurasia. Jeni taught at CMS’s training college for five years. They have three adult children and one grandchild. They enjoy living beside the ocean (Jeni swims most days), drinking coffee with friends, reading crime novels, and bushwalking.

Accommodation options

Camp Banksia is a beachside camp and conference centre located at Port Sorell on Tasmania’s north-west coast, 17 km east of Devonport and just over one hour’s drive from Launceston.

For more details, visit www.campbanksia.com.

Other accommodation alternatives in the area include motels, B&Bs, holiday apartments or houses and Moomba Caravan Park for caravans and cabins.

Part-time attendance

It is possible to attend SummerView part-time. Both full-time and part-time/day visitor fees are shown on the registration page. However, if there is difficulty with these prices, please contact Conference Registrar Jan Sargent jan-sargent@live.com.au to discuss financial assistance as we have a sponsorship program in place.

Children and youth
Children are well catered for, crèche, primary and Grades 7-9 programs conducted during the morning conference sessions, all led by accredited workers.  We are hopeful the Grades 7-9 program will also run of an evening.

Other information

Registration fees are non-refundable for cancellations after the 30TH NOVEMBER 2018.
If full payment is not possible at registration, pay the balance by FRIDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER 2018 to keep your registration.