Reaching out with clarity
Posted on: 30th November 2022
Ben works with the CMS Mentac program, training people with a specific interest in outreach to Muslims. Here he gives a small insight into the value of learning Arabic in talking about the gospel with Muslim people. “Tell us a story!” My family and I had been in the Middle East for two years and […]
All things to all people
Posted on: 10th December 2018
Former CMS missionary John Bales, now training people to work with Muslims as part of the CMS MENTAC program, is convinced by Paul’s example of the need to be ‘all things to all people’. Paul writes: 19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win […]
Exploring mission with Mentac
Posted on: 19th November 2018
CMS missionary E serves in South Asia, but before she arrived at that destination she was involved for two years as an apprentice in the Mentac program supported by CMS. Checkpoint Online asked her some questions about her experience. What did you do during the Mentac program? The training in the program is a mix […]
Every church member as a missionary
Posted on: 5th April 2018
CMS Development and Training Director David Williams talks about the need for cross-cultural training in churches. Why should every member be equipped for this type of ministry and what are the barriers to successful cross-cultural ministry? I’ve been reading the Bible with a man who’s become a Christian after 60 years as a devout Buddhist. […]
How are we to engage with Muslims in Australia today?
Posted on: 22nd June 2017
On Saturday 17 June 2017, leading expert on Islam, Dr John Azumah, gave a public lecture at Moore Theological College in Sydney on how to understand and engage with Muslims today. Gordon Cheng reports.
When Women Speak
Posted on: 6th November 2015
The inaugural ‘When Women Speak…’ colloquium took place on 24 – 26 September in Melbourne. At this academic conference, Christian women scholars presented six key papers, with two responses to each paper, on missiological thinking and practice in the field of Islam. It brought together 29 women from 16 different countries, including first- and second-generation Muslim background believers.