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Helping students think biblically

CMS missionaries Ian and Jenny Wood teach at Nungalinya College, a theological college for Aboriginal students in Darwin. They share here how they are teaching their students to differentiate between biblical, cultural and western approaches to understanding.    “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be […]

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Walking alongside leaders: Checkpoint Spring 2021

CMS missionaries Matt and Kate Vinicombe are learning language and culture as they serve in North Australia. Here Kate writes about their reflections on what they have learned, and how they hope to support the growth of God’s church in that place. We have lived on Groote Eylandt for two years and still feel very […]

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Growing the church through translation

CMS missionaries Tavis and Kate Beer serve in Northern Territory supporting Aboriginal church leaders and developing ministry resources. Kate shares some of the joys in the process and outcome of producing a Prayer Book in Kriol.   XXIV. Of Speaking in the Congregation in such a Tongue as the people understandeth.  “It is a thing plainly repugnant to the Word […]

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God changing hearts in the Northern Territory

CMS missionaries Tavis and Kate Beer serve in the Northern Territory, supporting Aboriginal church leaders and developing ministry resources. Here they share stories of some of the ways God is at work in the NT.  It is an enormous privilege to sit with Christian leaders, pastors and emerging church leaders and hear how God has been at work […]

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The long road north

CMS missionaries Wayne Oldfield & Mandy Jones were seemingly settled in their jobs and lives in Sydney. But in 2011 they moved to the Northern Territory to minister alongside Indigenous Christians. Here Mandy explains why. Why would we become cross cultural workers with CMS? Wayne had worked for 31 years as an accountant at Sydney […]

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A Privileged Position

Former CMS missionary Greg Anderson is Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Northern Territory. Here he uses his personal experience to reflect on how and why CMS is so committed to approaching mission with humility.  One of the obvious things about my ministry in the Northern Territory is that my skin colour is the same as that of a lot of […]

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The diversity factor: relating to a range of people

Ex-CMS missionary Greg Anderson is now bishop of the Northern Territory. In this, the fifth of six articles on humility in mission, Greg writes about some of the difficulties associated with politeness and cultural norms, and dealing with these as a Christian and as a missionary.  Article One is Skin-deep mission: how Western missionaries are […]

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