In 1 Peter 2:11 the King James Version describes believers as “strangers and pilgrims”. Although our earthly home may be Australia, the Bible calls us to live a different lifestyle to most Aussies. And the more we follow that command, the more we are, indeed, strangers to the world around us.

As CMS sends missionaries to cross cultures with the Gospel, to places that are not their home, so too our home as Christians really isn't here on earth, but in heaven. Whatever our role in the partnership of mission, we are called to live out Jesus‘ love and life here on earth as strangers until we are ready to return to our heavenly home.

SPEAKERS

  • Glenn Davies

    Glenn Davies

    Glenn is Archbishop of Sydney and he will lead the daily Bible studies. Working through the book of 1 Peter, Glenn will expose the truth that as Christians “we are strangers.”

  • Greg Anderson

    Greg Anderson

    Greg is Bishop of the Northern Territory. He spent 12 years working with indigenous church leaders at Nungalinya College and was the head of the Department of Mission at Moore College. Greg's theme is the vital importance of partnerships with indigenous churches.

  • Jude Long

    Jude Long

    Jude is Principal of Nungalinya College, which provides theological and literacy training for indigenous Australians. She examines the gaps in understanding between indigenous and non-indigenous Christians.

  • David Williams

    David Williams

    David is Director of Training and Development for CMS Australia at St Andrew’s Hall, Melbourne. David’s theme is contemporary changes in missionary practice.

  • Sam McGeown

    Sam McGeown

    Sam spent more than a decade as a church planter in Japan, including work with homeless people. He is now in Brisbane, engaged in cross-cultural gospel outreach and works with CMS Queensland.

  • Wei-Han Kuan

    Wei-Han Kuan

    Wei-Han grew up as a young Christian in South-East Asia. Prior to training for ministry he worked in taxation law with the Australian Taxation Office and international business consulting firm KPMG. He now leads CMS in Victoria.

Meet The Missionaries

Andrew and Claire

Andrew & Claire

Ministry to international students in Lausanne, Switzerland

CMS South-East Asia

CMS South-East Asia

Theological education for Christian leaders in South East Asia, and local ministry

Andrew and Dominique

Andrew & Dominique

Church planting in Barcelona, Spain

CMS South-East Asia

CMS South-East Asia

Mentoring youth and church leaders in South East Asia.

Seminars & Schedule

Wednesday Schedule

8:30 – 9:30am Prayer
9:30 – 10:45am 1 Peter Bible Study: Glenn Davies
10:45 – 11:30am Morning Tea
11:30 – 12:45pm Greg Anderson: Ongoing partnerships with Indigenous churches
12:45 – 2:15pm Lunch
2:15 – 3:30pm Mission Seminars
3:45 – 4:30pm Meet the Missionaries
5:00pm Day Close
6:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Summer Evenings
9:15pm Supper

Keynote Talk

Greg Anderson: Ongoing partnerships with Indigenous churches

Mission Seminars

Jude Long: Do we have Impaired Vision of Indigenous Australians?

Andrew & Claire: Taking Conversations Deeper: How to turn a chance meeting into an opportunity to share Jesus.

CMS Workers in South-East Asia: The Bible in Different Cultural Contexts: What it means to use the Bible with people who know nothing about the Bible; with youth at church; with other Christians.

Andrew & Dominique: Reading your Culture: How to read your culture and recognise opportunities

Summer Evenings

Sam McGeown

Thursday Schedule

8:30 – 9:30am Prayer
9:30 – 10:45am 1 Peter Bible Study: Glenn Davies
10:45 – 11:30am Morning Tea
11:30 – 12:45pm Jude Long: First Peoples First Priority
12:45 – 2:15pm Lunch
2:15 – 3:30pm Mission Seminars
3:45 – 4:30pm Meet the Missionaries
5:00pm Day Close
6:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Summer Evenings
9:15pm Supper

Keynote Talk

Jude Long: First Peoples First Priority

Mission Seminars

Julie-Anne Laird: (AFES senior staff worker). Talking about tricky topics with non-Christians!

Vinod Victor: (St Matthews Ashburton and AsiaCMS). Sharing the gospel with people from South Asia.

Wei-Han Kuan: Gospel ministry multiplication.

Bernie Power: (Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations Lecturer at MST). What would Jesus do? Is Islam good or evil? What is the Christian response needed in understanding Islam and showing love?

Summer Evenings

Sam McGeown

Friday Schedule

8:30 – 9:30am Prayer
9:30 – 10:45am 1 Peter Bible Study: Glenn Davies
10:45 – 11:30am Morning Tea
11:30 – 12:45pm David Williams: Migration and Mission
12:45 – 2:15pm Lunch
2:15 – 3:30pm Mission Seminars
3:45 – 4:30pm Meet the Missionaries
5:00pm Day Close
6:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Summer Evenings
9:15pm Supper

Keynote Talk

David Williams: Migration and Mission.

Mission Seminars

Bernie Power: (Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations Lecturer at MST). What would Jesus do? Is Islam good or evil? What is the Christian response needed in understanding Islam and showing love?

Panel Discussion: The Mission-Hearted Church. For anyone in full time ministry, this session examines how to develop our churches to be mission-hearted.

Summer Evenings

Sam McGeown

Saturday Schedule

8:30 – 9:30am Prayer
9:30 – 10:45am 1 Peter Bible Study: Glenn Davies
10:45 – 11:30am Morning Tea
11:30 – 12:45pm Greg Anderson: Case studies in Aboriginal Churches in Northern Territory
12:45 – 2:15pm Lunch
2:15 – 3:30pm Mission Seminars
3:45 – 4:30pm Meet the Missionaries
5:00pm Day Close
6:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Summer Evenings
9:15pm Supper

Keynote Talk

Greg Anderson: Case studies in Aboriginal Churches in Northern Territory.

Mission Seminars

David Williams: Worldview and Witness – How do we understand our own worldview and the worldview of people who are different from us? And how will this equip us to share the good news of Jesus Christ?

Andrew & Claire: Taking Conversations Deeper – How to turn a chance meeting into an opportunity to share Jesus.

CMS Workers in South-East Asia: The Bible in Different Cultural Contexts – What it means to use the Bible with people who know nothing; with youth at church; with other Christians.

Andrew and Dom Gifford: Reading Your Culture – How to read your culture and recognise opportunities.

Summer Evenings

Wei Han Kuan and Greg Anderson: Missiology in the Fourth World.

Summer Evenings

Can’t get to the conference during the day? Make sure you come to Summer Evenings! Hear inspiring stories from the CMS missionaries and challenging Bible talks from Sam McGeown (Wednesday-Friday). Summer Evenings will fuel your passion for mission.

Super Saturday will include the commissioning of Andrew and Dom Gifford. The conference will conclude with drinks on the lawn, followed by the Big BBQ and then at Summer Evenings, hearing from Wei-Han Kuan and Greg Anderson.

Dinner at 6pm (book meals separately). Sessions start at 7:30pm and end with refreshments at 9:15pm.

VENUE

Crossway Centre, East Burwood (get directions) has an air-conditioned 1000 seat auditorium which has wheel chair access and hearing loops. There is ample parking at Crossway. Regular bus services arrive and depart on Springvale Road, out the front of Crossway. The No. 75 tram runs along Burwood Highway, five minutes walk from Crossway

CATERING

Lunches will be provided as a part of your registration, if you book before Early Bird closes. We can cater for some special dietary needs.

Dinners can be booked on your registration form. Wednesday and Friday are Mission dinners for all to attend. Thursday is a Young Adult dinner. There is only room for 120 on Wednesday to Friday, but we would like everyone to book in for Saturday for the BIG BBQ.

ACCOMMODATION

If you are looking for accommodation locally, there are a number of options.

The Ibis Glen Waverley is 5 minutes from the conference and currently has great offers for a room in January. It is close to restaurants, shops and public transport. It is only $108 per day currently. It is a similar price to the East Burwood Motel.

If you are looking for a cheaper option then the Wantirna Caravan Park may be an option.

Deakin Burwood provides the option of short-stay accommodation at their residential facilities on campus. They have all single bedrooms, but organised into units of either 5-6 or 10 bedrooms with shared living areas and facilities, would work well for groups of friends or singles looking for accommodation.  There are also studio apartments.

For more information contact us.

Summer Salt Kids Program

Summer Salt is a program full of activities, learning, games and music for kids from Prep to Grade 6. Run by fantastic leaders there will be all sort of fun activities including bible studies, learning, games and music all built around the story of Abraham and Sarah – Trusting God! Summer Salt runs every morning between 9am to 12:45pm and then in the afternoon from 2:15pm to 3:30pm. The kids will get to meet missionaries each day at 2:15pm and hear their stories from all around the world.

We also have a preschool program for 3 to 4 year olds. For parents with babies, there is a room looking into the auditorium with full audio and vision links so that you can enjoy all the presentations. There will be activities and toys for them to play with. If your toddler needs space, there is a room with appropraite toys and activities.

Book Your Kid’s Place Now

 

Leaders
Will Thiel (Director), Sam Sinclair (Assistant Director)
When and Where
Monday 11 - Saturday 16 January 2016 at CYC Cowes, Phillip Island
Transport
Camp starts at Glen Waverley Anglican Church (GWAC). From there we will travel by bus to and from Phillip Island. You will be dropped off on the last day at Crossway Centre, Burwood East.
Cost
early Bird $405 (closes Nov 30). Full $445.
Contact
Contact youth.vic@cms.org.au, or call the CMS Victoria office on (03) 9894 4722.

 

SUTS Youth camp is a camp like no other! Spend six amazing days in Phillip Island, with awesome leaders, the beach, and new friends from across Melbourne. There’s plenty of fun and crazy activities for everyone – it’s a trip not to miss! The camp will include life changing Bible teaching, small groups with your mates, mission-minded speakers, and worship to draw you closer to God

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