Posted on: 7th January 2018
After more than 30 years of ministry in North Australia, recently retired CMS missionaries Steve & Narelle Etherington now share in the joy of seeing the New Testament translated into a local Aboriginal language. Checkpoint reports how the Reformation principle of Scripture alone has brought truth and freedom to the Northern Territory.
Posted on: 17th December 2017
In the third part of our series on Christmas around the world, we hear from Martin & Julie Field in Argentina about a family tradition they have shared with friends in Córdoba. Terry & Liz McCoy also share the exciting gift they hope to give to children on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. Click here for part one and here for part two.
Posted on: 12th November 2017
The Annual Federal Council is the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Church Missionary Society – Australia (CMS-A). The 2017 Annual Federal Council took place on 27–29 October. CMS-A’s International Director/CEO, Peter Rodgers, reports on some of the highlights and developments within CMS in the last year.
Posted on: 21st August 2017
Men can minister to women and women can minister to men. But here CMS missionary Kate Beer (serving with Tavis in the Northern Territory) reminds us that in Aboriginal culture there are strong reasons for also working in separate gender groups.
Posted on: 15th August 2017
Mildred Mamarika is a local, Indigenous church leader on Groote Eylandt, the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, off the coast of Northern Territory. She has an important role in discipling Indigenous women in her community and reaching Indigenous women with the gospel.
Posted on: 9th May 2016
Rev Phillip Zamagias (close friend of CMS and former CMS staff member) shares his reflections on the recent Katherine Christian Convention – a dangerously inspiring event!*
Posted on: 10th March 2016
In 2015 through the support of CMS, Nungalinya College employed three Aboriginal assistant teachers to work alongside the college staff, as part of a new initiative. Checkpoint asked the teachers how they came to know Jesus Christ as Lord and their reflections on their first year of teaching.
Posted on: 25th February 2016
CMS missionary Mandy Jones reflects on how Nungalinya College is helping support the Aboriginal church in reaching out to youth in remote communities in North Australia with the gospel.
Posted on: 18th February 2016
Since its inception over 40 years ago, CMS has worked in close partnership with Nungalinya College in Darwin. College Principal Dr Jude Long reflects on the current role of Nungalinya in supporting the Aboriginal Church in North Australia.
Posted on: 11th February 2016
Dr Greg Anderson, Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Territory and former CMS missionary, reflects on the challenges facing the Aboriginal church and its leaders and the need to continue serving alongside our Aboriginal brothers and sisters to help it grow for future generations.