Posted on: 15th February 2021
CMS Regional Mission Director Elizabeth Richards served in the Democratic Republic of Congo, together with Malcolm, for many years. Here she explains why it’s worth being committed to long-term mission. ‘Long-term’ is not a new concept for our great God. We believe that God’s love for humankind, and his plan for salvation for this fallen world are long-term, since before creation. There […]
Posted on: 29th June 2020
CMS missionaries Arthur & Tamie Davis support and encourage Fellowship of Evangelical Students (TAFES) staff, who help Tanzanian students meet Jesus and follow him beyond university. Here Tamie and Arthur share how approaching mission in humility means learning to think differently. Humility in mission is about revisiting our methods in cross-cultural ministry, and aspiring to use local languages, local resources, and local thinking styles. Sounds […]
Posted on: 30th December 2019
Missionary Kid (MK) Noah Gillham writes about how his experience as an MK in Namibia shaped his passion for mission. Noah’s parents are former CMS Missionaries Simon & Maggie Gillham, and Simon is the current Director for the Centre of Global Mission at Moore College. Noah continues to be involved in the work of CMS […]
Posted on: 2nd April 2019
David Williams is Director of Training and Development for CMS. In this the third of six articles on ‘Identity and Mission’, he introduces his topic with some reflections on ‘Identity Crisis’. Article 1, ‘Identity Crisis’, is here. Article 2, ‘Identity and Mission’, is here. Article 4, ‘Identity and Contextualisation’, is here. In the first article […]
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 […]
Posted on: 30th September 2016
“Teaching the Bible across cultural and linguistic divides is a complex enterprise,” says Rev Dr Wei-Han Kuan, CMS Victoria State Director. He outlines CMS’s approach, and the lessons learnt, when sharing the Bible with gospel-poor peoples:
Posted on: 16th May 2016
R (name withheld for security reasons) is teaching English as a foreign language in a secure location and building relationships with women in her community. She explains why missionaries are not ‘super’ Christians!
Posted on: 9th May 2016
CMS Mission Personnel Secretary Elizabeth Richards provides support and guidance to CMS cross-cultural workers as they take the gospel to the nations. Here, Elizabeth reflects on God’s amazing love, and how CMS missionaries are embracing and sharing this love across the globe.
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.
Posted on: 3rd August 2015
Developing a global perspective requires that we listen to and learn from one another in the increasingly inter-connected body of Christ, writes David Williams, CMS Development and Training Secretary.