Religion, Spiritual Development


Transforming Lives and Communities

aka CMF International

Indianapolis, IN


We create dynamic Christ-centered communities that transform the world.

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Dr. Kip Lines

Main Address

P.O. Box: 501020

Indianapolis, IN 46250 USA


Christian, Missionary, International, Globalscope, Child Sponsorship, Church Planting, Marketplace Ministry, Urban Poor Ministry, Christ-centered Communities, REACH internships, MOHI partnership, EQUIP, Transform the World





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

God is at work all over the world. At CMF International, we believe in connecting people to God's mission. We know that it is through connection with God's work that real transformation can occur in individual lives and in entire communities. Around the world, people are seeking answers to the problems in their lives and communities. CMF provides connections to God's good news, providing dynamic Christ-centered communities that offer good news of transformation now, not merely after this life. Many churches and Christians around the world do not know how best to connect with this transformative work within God's mission. CMF provides an opportunity for that connection through ongoing ministry teams, partners, and long-term relationships in 25 countries around the world. Through our more than 70 years of experience, we provide the framework for effective, transformative global mission engagement.

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Church Catalyst


Marketplace Ministries

Urban Poor Ministries and Child Sponsorship

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We create dynamic Christ-centered communities that transform the world through partnerships, the sending out of missionaries, and child sponsorships.

We plant churches: CMF team members adapt to the cultures where they serve. They build relationships that lead to new faith communities. These churches train leaders, reproduce and become a starting point for transformation in the community. We serve the poor: Recent statistics project that 66 percent of the world’s population will be urban by 2050. This will be the largest unreached people group in the world. CMF’s holistic ministries provide ways to break the bonds of poverty and demonstrate the love of Christ in urban areas all around the world. The results have been amazing! We build university student communities: Our Globalscope international campus ministers focus on key universities in major cities. These young leaders provide a Christian community and model authentic relationships with Jesus for the world’s most unreached generation. We engage the marketplace: Our Marketplace Ministry team members live and work in closed countries, developing relationships that open many doors for ministry and service. In the future, we hope to connect Christian business people with Christian entrepreneurs on all our ministry fields to create new business ventures that will lead to jobs and economic Kingdom transformation.

We have connections with long-term partners around the world. We work through teams in 25 countries. We are innovative and dynamic. One model does not fit every context. We strategically work in ways that have verifiable results. We have formal structures of accountability. We understand the Gospel of Jesus to be holistic, bringing good news to every area of a person's life.

Each of our four strategy areas (Urban Poor, Church Catalyst, Globalscope, Marketplace Ministries) has specific metrics that help us evaluate together the effectiveness of each ministry. All CMF team members work within annually agreed upon Ministry Action Plans that are consistently reviewed by the team member, their team, and their strategy area director.

Just in the last year we have measured: +Over 50 new churches planted +Over 6,800 Baptisms +4 New dynamic university campus communities +More than 900 Discovery Bible Study Groups; 700 new groups in 2019 +Over 20,000 children are holistically ministered to through MOHI child sponsorship schools +Over 140,000 patients treated at CMF clinics +4 New solar-irrigated gardens; a total of 900 families in Turkana, Kenya now have access to growing food +Poor communities in Malawi have saved $102,800 USD through Village Savings and Loan with a ROI of 44% +725 women in Malawi have been trained in development and are now providing for their families through what they have learned +275 special needs youth and their families were ministered to through special needs camps in Ukraine +Total number of Church Planters trained in TZ is 159 from 34 people groups and 185 total churches planted +CMF team members in England have impacted 6093 people through spiritual conversations and events And many others. Please download and read our Annual Reports for more.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 1987



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