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Find out what happens at CMS Summer School and hear why 2018 is a year not to be missed!

What happens at CMS Summer School?

CMS Summer School 2018 will be held at KCC, Cliff Drive, Katoomba. The opening session begins at 7pm, Saturday 6 January 2018.

Download a detailed program for CMS Summer School sessions

What does a day at CMS Summer School look like?

8.45am – Parents drop off children for Youth and Children’s programs 
 – Main Bible Study sessions with Richard Chin on the book of Colossians
10.45am – Morning tea
11.15am – Missionary sessions (seven to choose from each day on different topics)
12.15pm – Parents collect children from Youth & Children’s programs
12.15 – 7pm – Free time
7 – 9.30pm – Evening sessions with Stefan Gustavsson (featuring missionaries from a different region each night)
9.30-10.15pm – Missionary supper sessions

Youth & Children’s program

There are nine age-based programs for your children that run alongside the morning sessions, catering from crèche-aged babies through to senior high school students. This year, the Youth and Children’s program will also focus on Paul’s letter to the Colossians. We will provide family Bible studies so you can grow in your knowledge of God together with your children.

You must apply for children’s places online. You cannot register for the Youth & Children’s program on site.

Got more questions on the Youth and Children’s program? Read the FAQs

Families apply by 11 September. Places will be allocated on 12 September.

Adult program

We will upload a detailed program here closer to the date.

For many Christians, CMS Summer School is one of the best loved events of the year. We’ve been holding this annual conference for over 100 years. And while some things have changed – electricity, plumbing, caffeine – the heart of Summer School is the same: faithful and challenging Bible teaching, inspiring first-hand insights into cross-cultural ministry, and plenty of time to catch up with friends in the afternoons.

Held from the first Saturday in January through to the following Friday, CMS Summer School is a time of renewal and reflection. It’s a week of immense value for all believers as we live out our lives for Christ. If you’ve never been, join us this January in Katoomba. We’d love to have your company.

How do I volunteer at CMS Summer School?

There are plenty of ways to serve at CMS Summer School. View a full list of volunteer roles and requirements. If you can help, even if it is just for a few days, please indicate this as part of your Summer School application. Simply select the areas that you would be interested in helping and CMS will contact you. All helpers will be subject to selection criteria.