CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP

Transforming Lives and Communities

aka CMF International   |   Indianapolis, IN   |  www.cmfi.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1952

Executive Director

Dr. Kip Lines

Main address

P.O. Box: 501020

Indianapolis, IN 46250 USA

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EIN

36-2406657

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Church Catalyst

Church planting and partnership with church planting movements. 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.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We build university student communities. The mission of Globalscope is to transform the world’s university students through authentic and relevant campus ministry. We want to go into all the world, campus by campus, building community, one student at a time!

Young men and women who have the desire to invest their lives in connecting this generation with God serve as Globalscope international campus ministers, creating dynamic Christian communities on university campuses around the world.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

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.

We also connect Christian business people with Christian entrepreneurs on all our ministry fields to create new business ventures that lead to jobs and economic Kingdom transformation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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!

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 1987

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Religious groups

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We measure total number of financial partners that are actively connected to God's mission through the work of CMF International each year.

Number of baptisms

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents, Religious groups

Related Program

Church Catalyst

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We measure the number of baptisms each year as one key marker of lives transforming through the ministries of CMF International.

Number of partner churches

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Christians

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Each year we measure the number of church partners actively connected to God's mission through CMF. It is vital to us that we are a resource for connecting churches with global ministry.

Number of Churches Planted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Religious groups

Related Program

Church Catalyst

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

One of our Church Catalyst program metrics is new churches planted in our church planting movements each year.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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.

Just in the last year (2020) we have measured:

+48 new churches planted
+Over 4,000 Baptisms
+14 campus ministries in 9 countries with 72 campus ministers
+More than 2,500 Discovery Bible Study Groups
+Over 20,000 children are holistically ministered to through MOHI partnership child sponsorship schools
+Over 150,000 patients treated at CMF clinics
+4 New solar-irrigated gardens; a total of 900 families in Turkana, Kenya now have access to growing food
+800 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

And many others. Please download and read our Annual Reports for more: http://www.cmfi.org/2020annualreport

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP

Board of directors
as of 7/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Nancy Pace

Bob Clemens

Retired Business Executive

Drew Depler

Christian Financial Resources

Rick Grover

East 91st Street Christian Church

Craig Hanson

Connection Pointe Christian Church

Kristen Hodge

National Bank of Indianapolis

Ron Kastens

Milligan College

Warren Miller

Retired Physician

Bryan Myers

Academy Christian Church

Nancy Pace

Retired Physician

Julie Ronde

Pikes Peak Christian Church

Dale Sachtleben

West Side Christian Church

Jeff Swaney

Eastside Christian Church

Jennifer Johnson

Johnson University

Liz Acosta

Mountain Christian Church

Carlos Franco

International Business

David Case

Northwest Christian Church

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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