The Church Missionary Society (CMS) is a fellowship of Christian people and churches committed to global mission. We work with churches to set apart godly people as long-term cross-cultural gospel workers.
The CMS fellowship is made up of six state branches and the federal office, CMS Australia (CMS-A). CMS-A has been given the responsibility to train missionaries, principally at St Andrew’s Hall (SAH), to place them with international partners and provide pastoral care and support for them while on location. CMS-A supports over 200 missionaries in over 40 locations around the world. It also provides some services for the branch offices, including finance and communications.
A world that knows Jesus
We work with churches to set apart godly people as long-term cross-cultural gospel workers.
Where witness to Christ is limited, we proclaim the gospel and disciple believers, serving in a range of roles, partnering with the local church.
We partner with churches and Christian organisations to train and mentor godly leaders who will serve Christ with their whole lives and equip others.
We share our experience and expertise so that churches in Australia and around the world will engage in and support cross-cultural mission.
Grounded in God’s word, the Bible, we strive to be faithful gospel witnesses in all that we do, so that people might repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for eternal salvation and grow as his disciples.
The cross is both the message we proclaim and the life we live. Therefore, we serve in the power of the Holy Spirit, humbly laying down our lives in weakness, vulnerability and dependent prayer, for the sake of others and God’s glory.
We go long-term because we are committed to developing cultural understanding, learning language, and investing in long-term relationships for the sake of effective cross-cultural mission. We value Bible-based theological education, excellent pastoral care, specialised training for mission, and lifelong learning.
We partner with churches in Australia to set apart and support missionaries. Around the world, we partner with and serve under the authority of local leaders and at their invitation, wherever possible.