Learning through weakness
Posted on: 14th June 2022
Being in a new town with a new job has made me feel like a beginner again, and I’ve been daily aware of my complete dependence on God.
The Bible on the wall
Posted on: 7th June 2022
During our missionary training at St Andrew’s Hall, we had been encouraged to try drawing the story frame by frame, like a comic, to help us remember it.
Can I tell you a story?
Posted on: 6th June 2022
Gradually we have shared more of our lives—stories of trauma, heartbreak, hopes and fears. Woven through it all have been the stories of Jesus
Crossing cultures with the gospel
Posted on: 17th August 2020
How do we share the gospel in a culture where the people believe, think, act and feel in ways that are completely unexpected or different? CMS Director of Training and Development David Williams believes that the answer is both simple and complex. When I was serving in Kenya, a group of friends from the Proclamation […]
Equipped to learn
Posted on: 21st August 2019
CMS Director of Training and Development David Williams has sought to strengthen cross-cultural mission training for CMS over the past 12 years. Here he explains the significance of our ongoing commitment to training, and why it begins long before a missionary arrives on location. Back in 1799, CMS discovered the importance of training missionaries. Sadly, […]
Where CMS trains: St Andrew’s Hall
Posted on: 23rd April 2018
CMS VIC State Director Wei-Han Kuan has delved into the history of St Andrew’s Hall in Melbourne. Here he shares some of his discoveries and summarises how this institution remains of essential importance to the work of CMS. Organised missionary training in Melbourne can be traced back to 1901 when a leading evangelical, the Rev […]
In-depth training: Run with endurance
Posted on: 9th April 2018
CMS Director of Training and Development David Williams (with his wife, Rachel) works with the teaching team at the CMS training facility, St Andrew’s Hall, to prepare potential missionaries for service in many locations. He explains why solid preparation is necessary for new missionaries starting out in cross-cultural ministry. Some people think being a missionary […]
Breaking Down Barriers
Posted on: 28th August 2016
CMS workers are actively engaged with Muslim people in many parts of the world. Dr Richard Shumack has mentored workers in how to share the Bible with Muslims at St Andrew’s Hall and through the Mentac (Mentoring Across Cultures) training program. In his experience, there are abundant opportunities to share the Bible with Muslims … if we are willing to try.
When Women Speak
Posted on: 6th November 2015
The inaugural ‘When Women Speak…’ colloquium took place on 24 – 26 September in Melbourne. At this academic conference, Christian women scholars presented six key papers, with two responses to each paper, on missiological thinking and practice in the field of Islam. It brought together 29 women from 16 different countries, including first- and second-generation Muslim background believers.