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CMS VICTORIA & TASMANIA’S ANNUAL CROSS-CULTURAL MISSION CONFERENCE

January 14th – 16th 2021

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So much of the world has stopped and changed, yet the restoring and redeeming work of the gospel continues. Our world is broken and yet we live with hope!

We long for revival. In our hearts, in our churches, in the nations.

Will you join us this summer?

Where God has placed us is where he is calling us to be salt and light to the nations. This year SUTS will be coming to you! SUTS @ Home will consist of an online program, at home activities, local social events, and local mission.

We invite you to set up watch parties, host BBQs, hit the beach, hang out at your local park, wear your CMS t-shirt.

If restrictions permit, we hope we can also meet in person. Stay tuned for more details!

IFES and City to City Europe

Sarah has just served as the Director of the Revive Europe and is the Evangelism Training Coordinator for IFES Europe. Included in the “33 under 33” Christianity Today’s list of leaders to watch, Sarah has served as Chair of the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering 2016. Originally from Brazil and currently living in Rome, Sarah has worked for IFES in 4 national movements in the last 13 years (Brazil, Canada, Norway and Italy) and now works in the European region. She has a Business degree and a MDiv from Regent College. She has recently joined the Lausanne Board of Directors as its youngest member.

René Breuel grew up in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2012 he, Sarah and a team have started Hopera, a new church in Rome. Hopera is currently planting its second daughter congregation and dreams of movement of the gospel that contributes to the spiritual, cultural and social flourishing of Rome. He is the author of The Paradox of Happiness, has a Master in Creative Writing from Oxford University and a Master of Divinity from Regent College, Vancouver.

Sarah and René are married and have two boys: Pietro and Matteo.

Middle East Partner
Mark is the director of one of our partner organisations in the middle east – he has lived and worked there with his family for 16 years. A renewables engineer by background, for most of that time he worked in and helped set up grassroots community development projects in rural villages – basic stuff like helping people get safe water and build latrines, grow more food, make a living from their skills, teach each other to read, make decisions as a community. For the last 5 years he and his wife have been more based in the big cities, leading the organisation and supporting mental health projects, essential innovation in a fragile and sensitive part of the world

CMS Missionaries, Japan
Brad and Michelle, and their three children have just returned from 12 years missionary service in Kobe, Japan. They served in their local church in Bible teaching and evangelism. Brad ran the Young Life ministry to high school students in Kobe, and was involved in university ministry with KGK (an affiliate of IFES).

Missions Operations Officer, CMS Victoria
After returning from 6 years in Lausanne, Switzerland with CMS working alongside the local IFES International Student Ministry with his wife Claire, Andrew has completed his dissertation through Redcliffe College on Cultural Intelligence and Christian leadership. Working at CMS Victoria, Andrew leads the area of Missionary Pastoral Care, Mobilisation and Mission education.

State Director, CMS Victoria
Before taking on the role of State Director at CMS Victoria, Rev. Dr. Wei-Han Kuan served on staff at St Alfred’s Anglican Church, having completed his PhD on the history of the Evangelical Church here in Melbourne. Wei-Han is a gifted Bible teacher and will open our conference this January, Longing For Revival.

SUTS Kids is always a highlight of summer! 

SUTS Kids @ Home will be joined by all your favourite leader from last year, and all your SUTS Kids friends. We’ll be exploring stories of revival from the Old Testament, the New Testament and Church History. We’ll learn about a God who has been powerfully at work throughout history and who is still alive and active today!

Join us as we engage in exciting Bible stories, making friends, praying together, fun games, and songs with Andy. 

We have a program for Pre-School, Junior and Senior Primary School aged kids. And we’d love you to come along! 

Together we’ll find out how we can be a part of God’s story.

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FAQ

WILL SUTS @ HOME BE ONLINE? 

Yes. Our SUTS @ Home program will involve online content, and different activities to do in your local area. This will primarily be via the Church Online platform, and some Zoom Community time.

DO I NEED TO WATCH THE SUTS @ HOME SESSIONS LIVE?  

No. By purchasing a ticket, you gain access to all the sessions from time of airing until Wednesday 20th January. This enables workers to still participate in SUTS this year. However, there will be a few live components, for example connecting with missionaries on a live chat. So we encourage you to join us live if you can.

WILL THERE BE AN IN-PERSON COMPONENT TO SUTS THIS YEAR? 

We are praying that the restrictions will be able to ease in Melbourne to facilitate us meeting in person. If CMS decides that in-person SUTS is feasible, we will release additional tickets much closer to the event. Check your CMS Monthly emails for updates.