The Bible on the wall
Posted on: 7th June 2022
During our missionary training at St Andrew’s Hall, we had been encouraged to try drawing the story frame by frame, like a comic, to help us remember it.
Checkpoint Summer 2021: What Jesus has done for me
Posted on: 11th November 2021
CMS missionaries Simon and Jess Cowell are serving in Bari, Italy, discipling university students. Simon and Jess reflect on witnessing to the revolutionary truth of what Jesus has done in meeting both religious and secular thinking with the gospel of grace. The threat of legalism Italy is steeped in spiritual legalism. Almost all Italians, even […]
A community of grace in Rome: Checkpoint Spring 2021
Posted on: 8th September 2021
Leonardo De Chirico was due to be one of the speakers at CMS Summer Conferences throughout Australia in 2022. He will now be speaking in 2023. He is the pastor of Breccia di Roma, a church that he helped plant in Rome in 2009. Here he speaks of gospel ministry and opportunity in that city. […]
Pandemic fatigue: Checkpoint Winter 2021
Posted on: 2nd June 2021
CMS missionary Gillian Law works alongside university students in Italy. As one of the countries hit early and hard by COVID, Gillian and others have encountered both opportunity and fatigue. Italy was one of the first countries to be severely hit by the pandemic. What started as isolation of a few towns in the north […]
Acting out the gospel
Posted on: 24th August 2020
The Mark Drama has a simple premise—to take the Gospel of Mark and turn it into theatre with evangelistic intent. Checkpoint approached CMS missionaries from Europe, East Asia and South America and asked them to talk about their experiences in ‘acting out the gospel’. Naomi Brunacci, Italy CMS missionary Naomi Brunacci has worked alongside students […]
In-depth training: Run with endurance
Posted on: 9th April 2018
CMS Director of Training and Development David Williams (with his wife, Rachel) works with the teaching team at the CMS training facility, St Andrew’s Hall, to prepare potential missionaries for service in many locations. He explains why solid preparation is necessary for new missionaries starting out in cross-cultural ministry. Some people think being a missionary […]
Gospel-focused language learning in Italy
Posted on: 29th October 2017
Simon and Jessica Cowell arrived in Siena, Italy at the beginning of 2017 for their first term as CMS missionaries. While they have focused on learning and improving their Italian in this first year, they have discovered that language learning is also a ministry, providing them with opportunities to share the gospel with their classmates.
Missionary Spotlight: Who has God placed in your life?
Posted on: 31st July 2017
As part of thinking about our ministry to half the world’s population, Checkpoint asked two female missionaries to tell us about someone who has influenced them in their walk as a Christian and missionary.
Why student ministry?
Posted on: 29th April 2015
CMS missionary Gillian Law is serving in Italy and reflects here on why she became involved in student ministry.