Proclaiming The Gospel
People need to hear the message of Jesus to become Christians, but they also need to hold on firmly to the gospel to grow in their faith and be part of congregations which are ready for the return of Christ. So 'proclaiming the gospel' means primary evangelism and church planting as well as discipling.
Our fundamental motivation for proclaiming the gospel is to bring glory to God. It is the divine intention that on the final day 'at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow. . . and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father'.
Serving God's People
We serve our brothers and sisters in Christ through a wide range of ministries:
from Bible teaching and ministry training, to caring and development work. But service is not just one-sided. We have so much to learn from the people of God with whom we minister. In many places, they have an enthusiasm, a willingness to suffer and a spirit of encouragement which challenges our own commitment and extends our own capacity to serve.
Around The World
As the people of God we are called to bring him glory. One way he has called us to do this is to take the message of reconciliation to the 'uttermost' parts of the earth. And CMS is increasingly networking with other mission agencies and strategic groups so that we work together to fulfil our responsibility before the Lord.
To see lives transformed by Christ
Jesus was concerned with people. His life on earth was part of his Father's great plan for bringing people back to himself. The whole purpose of his coming, his dying and his rising again was to provide the way for people to return to God, and to live his way.
Living God's way means a radically different mindset, different lifestyle, and different purpose. Living God's way means bringing glory to him in everything we do. As Christians we must live transformed lives, and want with all our heart to see other people hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus.
That is what CMS's ultimate aim is: to see lives transformed by Christ so that God will be glorified.
Visit the CMS NSW web site now for further information!