“Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Genesis 15:5

God told Abraham to look into the sky and see if he could count the stars. He couldn’t, and God knew it. God was showing him that his descendants would be like the stars in the sky—innumerable.

Abraham was being asked to trust that God would do what he said, in the face of seemingly insurmountable barriers. And he did. Abraham believed God. In spite of his lack of children and his wife’s barren womb, he believed God would make for him a family that numbered more than the countless stars in the sky.

We are part of the fulfilment of God’s promise. We are just some of the millions of descendants of Abraham who have been brought into God’s family by his grace.

Join us this summer to hear from British pastor William Taylor about God’s promise to Abraham, and what it means for us today. Bishop Mwita Akiri from the Anglican Church in Tanzania will also show us how God is using the Tanzanian church to continue fulfilling his promise to Abraham, and director of St. Andrew’s Hall, David Williams, will help us think through what it means for us to follow Jesus today. Our CMS missionaries will tell us stories of how Christians around the world are making up the rich tapestry of God’s marvellous work in the world. Together we will rejoice that God is still revealing himself to people all around the world, and daily adding to the number of descendants of Abraham.

CMS Summer School 2017 will help you refocus on God’s promises to Abraham, and to you, as you begin another year in His service. It will be our privilege to be able to see that God has indeed made for Abraham a family as numerous as the stars in the sky.

Why you should come to CMS Summer School 2017

Relaxed fellowship and refreshment

Start the year with other believers. It’s a rich blessing to be surrounded by God’s people, learning together how to serve him.

Honest and personal insights into global mission

Start the year with a heart for mission. Hear from CMS missionaries how God is building his church worldwide.

Uncompromising and faithful Bible teaching

Start the year with a focus on God’s word. Let God set the agenda for 2017 as you listen to the Bible taught and shared.

Who is CMS Summer School for?
CMS Summer School is for YOU! This is your opportunity to read the Abraham narrative with fresh eyes, and hear up to date stories about how God’s promises are being worked out through his son Jesus, and in his people all around the world. Be inspired by the stories of missionaries throughout the world, and take time out to consider what part you might play in seeing a world that knows Jesus. There are programs for everyone, from the littlest baby to the oldest adult, so come along and be strengthened to follow Jesus in 2017!
Missionaries at CMS Summer School 2017
August 13, 2015

At CMS Summer School 2017 we have missionaries serving in many diverse locations including Cambodia, Chile, Fiji, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Middle East, North Australia, Singapore, South Asia, Tanzania and Vanuatu.

Who’s speaking at CMS Summer School?
August 13, 2015

In the mornings, we are excited to have Rev William Taylor speaking to us about the story of Abraham from the book of Genesis. William is the rector of St Helen’s Bishopsgate, in the heart of London. He is married to Janet and has three children. He loves English cricket. […]

How to apply for CMS Summer School 2017
August 13, 2015

Online applications are now closed for CMS Summer School 2017. How do I apply for CMS Summer School? All applications for children are now closed. If you’re an adult, you can book onsite at CMS Summer School, but will be charged the full rate. Does my registration include accommodation and meals? No, you must organise […]

August 13, 2015

What are the dates of CMS Summer School 2017? CMS Summer School 2017 runs from 7-13 January, 2017. The opening session begins at 7pm on Saturday 7 January 2017. When can I apply? Applications open 12 August and close 5 December. Families with children must apply by 12 September. Read more… Is there an info pack? […]

August 13, 2015

I’ve never been to CMS Summer School. What do I need to know? Who organises CMS Summer School? CMS Summer School is organised by the NSW & ACT branch of CMS. CMS (Church Missionary Society) is a fellowship of Bible-believing individuals and churches committed to gospel proclamation. Together we send missionaries across cultures to proclaim […]

Info pack
August 13, 2015

CMS Summer School – Info pack. Transport at CMS Summer School: The best way to get to Summer School is Park and Ride, a free daily bus service that will take you directly to the KCC site. There are two Park and Ride services running each morning: Katoomba High School: Park at […]

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