Posted on: 6th May 2019
Wadebho William Alimani was the student of CMS Missionaries Graham & Wendy Toulmin in the early 1990s in Democratic Republic of Congo. He was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by Sydney University for his contributions to dentistry. Read on to be encouraged by his faithful service in the midst of unrest. William was born in […]
Posted on: 29th April 2019
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, […]
Posted on: 26th April 2019
CMS missionaries Norm & Janelle Gorrie assist the Diocese of Marsabit in the Anglican Church of Kenya with Bible training at many levels. They served in Marsabit from 1989 to 1998 and returned two years ago. Janelle shares the many worries of the job and how Christ shines through the hardships. You could say Norm […]
Posted on: 23rd April 2019
CMS missionaries Martin & Julie Field train students in Córdoba, Argentina, to understand the Bible for themselves and live enthusiastically for Christ. Read on to find out how their student movement’s doctrine influences how they train these students for the work of the gospel. Over the past five or six years I [Martin] have had […]
Posted on: 19th November 2018
CMS missionary E serves in South Asia, but before she arrived at that destination she was involved for two years as an apprentice in the Mentac program supported by CMS. Checkpoint Online asked her some questions about her experience. What did you do during the Mentac program? The training in the program is a mix […]
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 […]
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 […]
Posted on: 8th February 2017
The African Church is growing at an unprecedented rate. As people flock to local churches, untrained Christians have taken on teaching roles for which they are not prepared. In this context, Bunda Bible College (BBC) in Tanzania plays a vital part in equipping leaders to preach God’s word faithfully. Recently retired CMS missionary Jono Vink, shared how BBC is helping locals to teach and apply the Bible. Elisabeth Carter reports.
Posted on: 27th December 2016
In late September 2016, bishops from five African countries gathered together in Kenya for the inaugural GAFCON Bishop Training Institute Conference (BTI1). Elisabeth Carter reports on the highlights of this event.
Posted on: 27th October 2015
Qaiser Julius, a Pakistani Christian leader we have been supporting throughout his studies at Melbourne School of Theology has had his PhD accepted! He will soon be returning to Pakistan to help strengthen the gospel witness of the church there.