“Maybe we should just go home next year,” Arthur said to me. It was a question of how we can best use our resources. The money we raise for our family’s living expenses is maybe 90% of the entire national staff budget for TAFES. Nationally, there are about 20 staff. […]
A couple of weeks ago, the national office interviewed six prospective staff for Tanzania Fellowship of Evangelical Students (Ushirika wa Wanafunzi wa Injili wa Tanzania). It’s a wonderful chance to hear stories of God’s work and get a taste of the impact of TAFES nationwide. The candidates come having had […]
When we were preparing to come to Tanzania, we said we’d do 10 years, and we purposely put a time limit on it. We are not ‘career missionaries’: our goal has been to build up Tanzanian believers and movements, such that our input is no longer needed. In the development sector […]
At St Andrew’s Hall, the learning centre for CMS Australia, our friends have just launched a six-part video course called Mission Mindset. The course outline begins, Rather than seeing ‘mission’ as something ‘special’ Christians do, the church is increasingly communicating that Jesus sends us out to continue his work and […]
In the past little while, we have announced to our Australian partners via our monthly emails that, in consultation with CMS Australia, we will be moving on from St John’s University at the end of this semester to work with the Tanzanian Fellowship of Evangelical Students which is part of […]
Let’s continue the previous thought about the people-intensive scale and scope of ministry. Imagine you’re the perfect church attender. You hear at least 52 sermons a year. In 10 years, that’s 520 sermons! Yet would we expect to see 520 changes in your life?
2 Timothy is a staple text for Australian evangelical Christianity and for many university ministries. It’s about mentoring, fidelity, endurance, and ‘gospelling’. It’s a text I’ve heard preached on time and again, especially in pivotal, rite-of-passage events such as national conferences and ministry camps. And then it was my turn to expound […]