Equipping churches: Audiomission Sept 2016

How can Church Mission Society come alongside your church and how are we playing our part in growing churches around the world?

We hear from the founder of Partnership for Missional Church, an extraordinary initiative CMS has launched nationally in the UK. First we’ll hear from Peru and Pakistan, where our people are helping the church grow in discipleship.


Anna SimsAnna Sims

My call: I am passionate about God, Latin America, people and the arts.

“In John 10:10 Jesus says he has ‘come to give life and life in abundance’ – I know this to be true. God is a relational and creative God and is using my previous experiences and my love of people to come alongside others and be part of their faith journey. The Bishop of Peru created the Christian Life and Formation team to address the need for discipleship across the diocese. I am part of this team, currently in the primary stages of the initiative, spending time with each church and identifying strengths and weaknesses so that the diocese as a whole and individual churches can encourage and equip Christians to apply their faith to their daily lives.”


My call: to equip Pakistani Christians to become effective witnesses to Christ – through word and deed

“Pakistan is home to 190 million people, of whom 97 per cent are Muslim, with a Christian minority of 2 per cent – most of whom are socially and economically disadvantaged. I work with two interdenominational institutions working to develop biblical understanding, Christian character and ministry skills among Pakistani Christians. My main role is writing, editing, training and advising other writers and editors, to produce materials for Theological Education by Extension, as well as supervising the library and helping with administration. I also teach the Bible, Christian doctrine and church history in various theological education institutions.”

Pat KeifertPat Keifert

“When I’m not teaching systematic theology, I’m fly fishing. In fact, I’m always fly fishing.”

Pat is professor and Olin S and Amanda Fjelstad Reigstad chair of systematic theology at Luther Seminary, St Paul, Minnesota. Pat is also president and director of research of Church Innovations Institute, a church related non-profit seeking to “innovate your church’s capacities to be missional.”

Ian AdamsThis month’s reflection (Track 15) comes from Ian Adams, mission spirituality adviser for Church Mission Society, from his prayer exercise series Praying with the Body.

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