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God on the Ground– our new theme

At the start of September, CMSI launched 2023-24’s annual theme, ‘God on the Ground’.

The purpose of having an annual theme is to help shape our focus for events, the literature we produce in print and online, as well


as directing our wider church engagement across the year. Our hope is that through the annual theme we will participate in growing and nurturing mission and the church, aiding each of us in our understanding of and engagement with God’s mission here on earth.


This year’s theme of ‘God on the ground’ is set to help us think through a number of questions:


God became a human being – in what ways does this change how we see humanity and how does it change our relationship with God?
Creation was made for the glory of God – how does this influence the way we treasure and tend this planet?
If the church is God’s hands and feet, how can we be with God on the ground today?

The CMSI staff team and volunteers are available to speak at church services and midweek gatherings - in person and virtually - to share stories from around the world of God on the ground. Get in touch to request a speaker.


May these words become our prayer this year:


God of the poor, friend of the weak, give us compassion we pray.

Melt our cold hearts, let tears fall like rain.

Come, change our love from a spark to a flame.

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