Posted on: 21st August 2020
August 2020: CMS International Director Peter Rodgers gives another update about what Coronavirus means for the gospel work of CMS. In Philippians 1:21 Paul writes from prison, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” These words are perhaps the clearest statement in the Bible of what it means to be a […]
Posted on: 13th April 2020
Around the world, there are vast needs, and many opportunities, to reach youth and children with God’s love in the Lord Jesus Christ. Here CMS International Director Peter Rodgers asks: could you go? A fundamental aim for this particular edition of Checkpoint has been to challenge our readers to support ministry amongst children and youth, […]
Posted on: 4th November 2019
Serving in partnership is at the core of the work of CMS. In this article International Director Peter Rodgers writes about the joy of partnership under God, highlighting our relationship with the growing church in Nepal. I recently visited our workers and partners in Nepal. It was a joyful time! The Nepali church is one […]
Posted on: 6th November 2018
In September 2018, CMS International Director Peter Rodgers went on one of CMS’s annual pastoral visits to support the Webb family in Broome. Here he gives some first-hand observations about their work, including his warm endorsement of how they are coping with the cultural differences that they encounter. First things first, because the purpose of a pastoral […]
Posted on: 10th September 2018
Book recommendation: Ministering Cross-Culturally by Sherwood G. Lingenfelter and Marvin K. Mayers. 3rd edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. This brief, easy-to-read book is subtitled ‘A model for effective personal relationships’ and draws heavily on the mission experience of Lingenfelter (the primary author) and others. The aim of this book, which is both liberally illustrated […]
Posted on: 26th February 2018
CMS Australia International Director Peter Rodgers explains how the unchanging nature of the CMS vision assists us in facing the constant challenges of change in the twenty-first century. A rapidly changing world We are living through an age of rapid and unprecedented change: information generation, communication and genetic engineering are just some of the areas […]
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: 30th May 2016
What would it take to see a world that knows Jesus? With more than 2 billion people that still have little access to the gospel, some recent research said if the Australian Church was serious in doing its part we would need to increase our missionary numbers 10 fold. Peter Rodgers writes…
Posted on: 2nd May 2015
Campuses around the world are filled with students who need to hear about Jesus. CMS Australia Federal Secretary Peter Rodgers reflects on CMS’s commitment to student ministry and its global significance.
Posted on: 23rd April 2015
Why do CMS missionaries spend their first years on location learning, establishing good habits and laying foundations? CMS Australia Federal Secretary Peter Rodgers explains the fundamental importance of getting the first three-year term of missionary service right.