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Checkpoint Autumn 2022: Spontaneous ministry

CMS missionaries Dene and Rachel Hughes are committed to long-term discipling in the context of their church in Japan. Here they write about what that looks like in practice.  Rachel writes: I have an increasing appreciation for opportunities to do ‘guerrilla’ ministry. I didn’t value it at first—impromptu, unofficial, seemingly unimportant—but I have come to […]

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Checkpoint Autumn 2022: Discipling postgraduates

CMS missionaries Nathan and Diane Lovell serve at George Whitefield College in Cape Town, South Africa. Discipling looks a bit different when you are ministering to postgraduate students, as Nathan explains.  The work of discipling can be quite different depending on the people you’re relating to and the relationship you have with them.   Some […]

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Checkpoint Autumn 2022: In joy and pain

CMS missionaries Daniel and Kate Morris have had many years of experience in discipling students in France. Here Kate paints a picture of one such discipling relationship, with its joys and challenges.  Daniel and I have lived and worked in France for almost 10 years alongside the Groupes Bibliques Universitaires (GBU, the University Bible Groups).  […]

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Checkpoint Autumn 2022: Understanding culture

In Tanzania, CMS missionary Judith Calf trains pastors and evangelists for the Diocese of Lweru, while fellow missionary Tamie Davis (married to Arthur) serves with Tanzanians who work with university students in Dar es Salaam. Here they give two different perspectives on what ‘discipling’ can mean in the Tanzanian context. Judith writes: How culturally bound […]

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Discipling takes time – even for Jesus: Checkpoint Autumn 2022

CMS workers Andrew and Liz Glover serve at International Christian Fellowship (ICF), in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where Andrew is the senior pastor. In this article Andrew reflects on the centrality of Jesus and the Bible to the process of discipling.  The example of Jesus  By the time Peter makes his famous declaration that Jesus is […]

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Discipling through training

CMS missionary Kellie Nicholas has been working with university students in Japan since 2008. She works with the KGK (Kirisutosha Gakusei Kai), a Christian student movement affiliated with IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students). Kellie shares how some of the most encouraging discipling relationships have happened almost unexpectedly through training students in leadership. In 2018, […]

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Evangelism and discipleship continuing unhindered in rural Tanzania

CMS missionaries Kevin & Karen Flanagan serve in Tanzania, where they are involved in evangelism, training and discipling. In some parts of the world, Coronavirus has placed many ministry activities on hold. In Tanzania, however, evangelism and discipleship continue unhindered. Here they describe their training as it looked towards the end of 2020.  Evangelism continues  […]

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