NSW & ACT Branch

Become a missionary

Has God been stirring you to consider serving him as a missionary somewhere around the world?


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CMS is passionate about sending the gospel out into all the world and dedicated to finding, training and supporting people for that task.

Below you’ll find brief introductions to the process of becoming a missionary with CMS, whether that’s long-term, short-term, as a student elective placement or just an unformed idea in your head. There are also answers available to some frequently asked questions about missionaries and pastoral care with CMS.

If you would like to know more, we encourage you to investigate even further by setting up a time to come and meet with us, or feel free to send in your questions to us via email.

The journey to go

How can you be part of God’s mission to the world? Maybe you think you’re ready to go now, maybe you’re thinking about the future, or perhaps you’ve never thought about doing mission until right this moment. Find out how you can be preparing yourself to go.

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Long-term mission

Serving long-term with CMS usually means two or more tours of three to four years. Most locations require missionaries to invest in language and culture acquisition for at least the first 12 months.

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Short-term mission

CMS is happy to send people to work short-term in situations where they can support the ministries of long-term missionaries and fill specific roles where their vocations and gifts are greatly needed.

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Student elective trips

If your university course involves an elective term, CMS may be able to help you organise a placement overseas as a Student Elective Overseas (SEO).

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Frequently asked questions

Find out more about missionaries and pastoral care with CMS.

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