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Building strong leaders for Japan

CMS missionary Kellie Nicholas serves in Japan with KGK, a university Bible group. Here she describes the enjoyment and blessing that has resulted through online training of Christian student leaders.  One of the upsides of doing ministry online is that meetings can be more accessible for students. Recently I started some online leaders’ training via Zoom. All the students in the photo have become leaders of their campus groups this […]

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An intentional approach to student ministry

CMS missionaries Arthur and Tamie Davis are passionate about gospel ministry to university students. They work with TAFES—the Tanzanian Fellowship of Evangelical Students, which is part of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). They share how TAFES workers are thinking strategically in their approach to campus ministry.  How do you make an impact among students? This has been the question […]

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Long-term partnership in Japan

Former CMS workers Graham and Cathy Smith served in Japan for many years, working with the Japanese student Bible group KGK. It takes years to develop good cross-cultural ministry partnerships, but it is worth investing in such relationships. This can be seen in the long–term relationship between CMS and KGK (キリスト者学生会) in Japan.   As a university student interested in mission, I met the […]

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Student ministry in Taiwan

CMS missionaries Sam and Shan-Shan Chrisp are learning language and culture in preparation for ministry to university students in Taiwan. They’re excited about student engagement in outreach and training.     Throughout December we continued to visit different university fellowships in our city, Taichung. It’s been exciting to get a glimpse of university life, get a deeper […]

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Creating community at a distance

CMS missionary Amy Stephens, working in Argentina, writing in September 2020 reflected on how Coronavirus has impacted university ministry in Cordoba.  Normally at this time of the year, the city would be bustling with university students; sadly, due to the virus, that is not happening, and we are in quarantine. Here, in this province, we have around 300-400 new cases each day. […]

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Big plan, small part

CMS missionary Terry Blowes, serving with Peter, works in local student ministry in Buenos Aires, Argentina, encouraging and mentoring leaders and others. Here Terry shares about how God called her to accept a tiny part in his big plan.  When we returned to Argentina in 2015 for a second tour of service, I was asked to work with the Asociación Bíblica Universitaria Argentina (ABUA) Buenos Aires student group. […]

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Review: Shining Like Stars

Brown, Lindsay. Shining Like Stars: the power of the gospel in the world’s universities. IVP, 2007. Reviewed by Claire Livingstone, serving alongside her husband Andrew in Lausanne, Switzerland where they work with the GBEU among international students. Lindsay Brown’s short book invites you on a journey around the globe looking at student ministry, with inspiring […]

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