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An alphabet of ministry in the Northern Territory

In early 2021 Wayne Oldfield and Mandy Jones finished up more than a decade of service at Nungalinya College in the Northern Territory, working alongside Aboriginal Christians. In one of their final newsletters, they looked back over this time. Scroll down to see the ‘Alphabet’ of their gospel ministry in and through Nungalinya College.  We have come to the end of our […]

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A deeper journey: lament and praise

Having completed their first term of ministry in North Australia, CMS missionaries Derek and Rosemary Snibson have just returned to location from Home Assignment. Reflecting on ministry and what they have learned from the indigenous church, they have rediscovered the importance of lament and praise.   We have been reflecting on life and worship while in Melbourne for Home Assignment and have enjoyed learning some new praise songs and hymns that some of the churches […]

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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 […]

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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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