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CMS missionaries Adrian and Anita Lovell taught Nataly and Noemy, Peruvian Christians, a Bible overview course. Nataly and Noemy taught what they had learned to others in their church in Bolivia, with exciting results. Peruvians Nataly and Noemy knew their Bible stories well. They’d been reading and teaching those Bible stories for years. But in […]

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Training not Downloading

CMS missionaries Arthur & Tamie Davis, serve in Tanzania with the Tanzanian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (TAFES), For them, training is not imposed, but is a shared experience of bringing gospel truth to those who need to hear God’s good news. “We don’t need more staff trainings,” said a board member from Tanzania Fellowship of […]

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Training together in Chile

CMS Missionary Frances Cook teaches Introductory Greek and Church History at the Chilean Anglican Seminary in Santiago. Here she describes an exciting story of CMS’s support of a theological seminary that makes well-rounded, self-replicating disciples. The Chilean Anglican Seminary, CEP, began in 2003. Since then, around 60 people have graduated, half of whom are now […]

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Training on Site part 1 – Working amidst ethnic violence

CMS missionary Norm Gorrie (serving with Janelle in Kenya) was invited by the Anglican Diocese of Marsabit to be the Director of Training and Mission. It is a privilege and responsibility that now sees him working both with enthusiastic Christians and amongst hostile Muslims. How can gospel leaders be trained? Living in Marsabit Above our house […]

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Reaching and discipling Tanzania’s new generation

CMS missionaries Kevin & Karen Flanagan work in Mpanda, Tanzania, training evangelists for new churches, equipping pastors, and enabling lay discipleship. Read on to learn how Tanzanian believers perceive the younger generation, and strategies for reaching this new ‘tribe’. Like many countries, Tanzania has experienced massive changes in the last 10 to 15 years. Arguably, […]

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A pastoral visit to the Webbs in Broome

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 […]

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Thinking about contextualisation

CMS missionary Kellie Nicholas is on study leave in 2018 to better prepare herself for continuing ministry to students in Japan. As part of her studies, she has been thinking about contextualisation, and shares here her understanding of the concept and principles for its application in ministry. Until I recently embarked on some study related […]

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