A call to teach Africans the Word of God and to empower others to do the same along with a call to discipling Christians from a Muslim background.
Caroline teaches the Bible and is a leader of a team of African women working in the Islamic context. Dick consults, coordinates, researches, teaches and writes course materials.
Dick was ordained in South Africa in 1981 and was involved in church planting, ministry and lay and pastoral training in southern Africa, the UK and Germany until 1999. After his initial theological training, he completed a master’s degree in education through the University of Oxford (1995) and a PhD in learning and culture at the University of Birmingham (2007). Since joining CMS in 2000 he has taught theology, run a theological college, trained lecturers and consulted for Christian higher education in West and East Africa.
Caroline originally trained as a language teacher but diversified into theology, doing an MA in mission studies in 2001, an MTh in 2009 and a PhD in 2015. She has taught theology and languages in five different sub-Saharan colleges and universities and has had administration roles in several of them.