Christ For the City International, Inc.

Helping people transform cities by transforming lives

aka CFCI   |   Omaha, NE   |
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Christ For the City International, Inc.

EIN: 47-0789700


Helping people transform cities by transforming lives.

Notes from the nonprofit

CFCI has a 2020 Vision Plan to establish bases in 5 Asian countries, 2 Latin American countries and 6 U.S. cities.

What’s new at CFCI?
• 2020 Vision progress: Goal is 5 bases in Asia, 2 in Latin America, 6 in the U.S. by 2020.

• So far: 15 countries, 32 cities, 92 ministries, 466 workers, 86,000 lives directly impacted, 3,600 commitments to Christ a year.

Where are you at with the 2020 Vision?
• Base in Dimpapur India is now 3 years old. Exploring base development in China, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea.

• In Latin America our new bases in Argentina and Guatemala are doing very well. We also hope to plant a base in Chile by the end of 2015.

• CFCI has operations in 6 U.S. cities and we are targeting 6 new ones in Anchorage, Atlanta, Dallas, Hollywood, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.

• Urban Plunge (short term inner city immersion program) is growing in base cities. In 2014 we had the Plunge operating in 6 cities with a total of 85 teams and 1,284 people. So far this year we have almost surpassed our 2014 totals with 77 groups and 1,202 people.

Ruling year info


President & CEO

Dr. Duane "Chip" E. Anderson

Main address

5855 N. 90th St.

Omaha, NE 68134 USA

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Subject area info


International development

Population served info

Children and youth


People of Latin American descent


NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our vision is to see no place without a witness, no church without a vision and no person without hope.

Our programs

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

CFCI Overview

Christ For the City International is a global missions organization that works in 16 countries around the world; running 132 life changing ministries. Additionally, we send teams and individuals on short and long-term mission trips overseas, and within the USA.

Our ministries meet a huge variety of spiritual and practical needs and include children's Bible Clubs, feeding programs, medical/dental clinics and outreach, youth ministry, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, homeless ministry, prison ministry, pastoral training, missions schools, community development, education, counseling, crisis accommodation, vocational training, worship, English teaching, sports ministry, construction projects, orphanage work, support of the persecuted church, camp ministry and so much more. We have around 500 mission workers around the world, and send over 2,000 people every year on short and long term mission trips as teams, or as individuals.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent

The Urban Plunge is our ministry within the USA. We work in 7 U.S cities, running weekend and week-long mission trips for (mostly youth) groups. Every year we send over 1,500 students to love God and love others.

We work in Chicago, Dallas, Des Moines, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Omaha, and Sioux Falls.

Our aim is help students experience new cultures within the USA, work with the homeless and those in need, discover their ability to serve others outside their comfort zone, discover God’s call on their lives, and have life-changing impact within local communities.

We arrange all the details, partnering each group with 6-10 different inner-city ministries in which to serve, allowing students to discover how God is calling them. In addition to planning the schedule, we also take care of the food and accommodation. Each team is accompanied by a trained facilitator, encouraging and debriefing each team in how to live lives of purpose, challenge and incredible fulfillment for the Lord.

Population(s) Served

Our Global Teams program sends dozens of teams each year to our missionary bases on fully customized mission trips.

Based on the skills, strengths, abilities and time frame of each team we work together to create a meaningful experience, complete with orientation, ministry projects, debrief and sightseeing.

Every team has the opportunity to travel to new countries, experience new cultures, be immersed in local communities, and have the opportunity to live out and discover how they can make a difference.

We take care of all the in-country logistics, and each trip is led by one of our missionaries on the field. We partner each team with locals, churches and pre-existing ministries so that each mission trip will have an on-going community impact once the team returns home.

There is also the opportunity for people to Join-A-Team as an individual, couple or family, which are made up of like-minded people from all around the world. We also run medical/dental teams, sports teams and construction teams.

Population(s) Served

Our Global Ambassador program sends individuals on mission trips for 1-12 months.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2002

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 active missionaries

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

CFCI Overview

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success


Context Notes

One of our strategic objectives is to increase the number of missionaries serving in CFCI.

Number of trips provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

One of our goals is to increase involvement in missions. An indicator of progress in this area is the number of people participating in mission trips with the organization, both US & International.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

CFCI ministry bases operating around the world carry out programs and ministry throughout the year. Some participants are involved in recurring programs, while others participate in one-time events

Number of programs documented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Each ministry base of CFCI is expected to develop ministries and programs which align with the vision of CFCI and work towards meeting the specific needs of their unique context.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Christ For the City International has been shaped by the Biblical mandate to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Since 1995, CFCI has been an innovative leader in modern mission circles and has become a respected urban ministry and mission agency.

The Vision: No place without a witness, no church without a vision, no person without hope.

The Mission: Helping people transform cities by transforming lives.

Unprecedented urban migration produced increased poverty and urban dislocation worldwide. It was predicted that by 2000, 80% of the world's population would live in “mega cities" with 46% of them living in abject poverty. This became a reality.
The widening gap between rich and poor will provide momentum to two trends: 1) increasing low level conflict and 2) increasing movement and illegal immigration. As discouraging as the consequences of this growing gap may be, it will result in an increasing demand for organizations – like Christ For the City International – whose mission it is to work to close or bridge this gap.

In November of 1995, Paul Landrey responded to the call to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of Christ For the City International. What had begun as an urban ministry program in Latin America in 1983 was now reaching into 6 countries of Central and South America, Spain and the USA and had a staff of 75 missionaries, 50% of whom were Latin. In July of 2000, Dr. Duane “Chip" Anderson assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of CFCI. Dr. Anderson had served with CFCI for the past 18 years. He and his family moved to Omaha from San Jose', Costa Rica, where he served as Executive Vice President and Costa Rica Country Director. Under the leadership of these men, CFCI embarked on its new focus to develop a ministry that would revolve around the least evangelized cities of the world.

In March of 1997, the CFCI International office relocated from Miami, Florida to Omaha, Nebraska. From this location, an administrative staff began the process of providing oversight and direction for the overall work of the ministry in fulfillment of the vision and goals of CFCI in the areas of social services and urban evangelization. Morton G. Cain joined the staff in 1997 as Vice President for Advancement.

In a world hungry for spiritual answers that work, Christian identity, who we are and what we do, is our single most important distinctive. The spiritual dimension of this ministry is what separates it from other international organizations. The good news that people and communities can be rightly related to God—and to each other—and impact their cities with the Gospel, is the most excellent news that the Christian has. CFCI strategies and methodologies revolve around and reflect this belief.

CFCI develops leads and contacts in its targeted cities through referrals and friends of the ministry. Over period of 2 to 3 years CFCI deepens its relationships with the churches and ministries in a city whereby the groundwork is laid for the planting of the base. When a suitable director and advisory board are developed ministries are started in each of the Vision Statement areas; No Place without a Witness = programs to benefit the whole population of the city. No Church without a Vision = programs to help churches grow. No Person without Hope = programs to help special people groups such as children, poor, homeless, prisoners, single mothers, unemployed.

CFCI started as a mission agency with programs in slums of cities in Latin America. In 2006 CFCI began to work in the United States bringing home lessons learned from the mission field. In 2010 CFCI began to develop bases in Asia. With over 20 years and 90 different programs in the organization CFCI has the capability to do the strategic planning, resource develop to plant bases that will mobilize people to serve Jesus Christ by serving their city.

CFCI has a 2030 goal of 2 new bases in Asia, 4 new bases in Latin America and 2 new U.S. cities.
To date are working on launching one new base in Asia (Thailand) and hope to launch one more by 2030.
In Latin America we have launched a new base in Brazil and hope to launch another in Ecuador and Honduras as well as relaunch a base in Panama.
In the U.S. we have begun working in Los Angeles. We hope to expand to an East Coast city in the next 5 years.

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Christ For the City International, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2013

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $238,638
Program Services $2,416,373
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $2,771,780
Program Services $2,354,304
Administration $2,288,936
Fundraising $81,176
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $2,724,617

Christ For the City International, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2013

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $521,684
Total Liabilities $84,539
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $437,145


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

President & CEO

Dr. Duane "Chip" E. Anderson

INTRODUCTION Dr. Anderson is originally from Ames, Iowa. He and his wife, Mary, are both graduates of Iowa State University. Through the ministry of the Navigators at Iowa State University, Chip came into a new awareness of his faith in Jesus Christ. In 1979, the Andersons were invited by Latin American Mission to work with the Association of Christian Ministries (AMCA) in San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America. They left for the field in April of 1982 to begin their first term. MINISTRY Since 1988, the Andersons have served on the staff of Christ For the City International (CFCI). CFCI is an interdenominational faith mission. Currently, Dr. Anderson serves as President of CFCI and oversees its work in 17 countries. CFCI has over

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Christ For the City International, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2024
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Board chair

Mr. Barry Glaser

Greg Headington

Michael Garrett

Barry Glaser

Jaime Cabezas

Richard "Mac" Taylor

HenriEtta Baskins

Chris Melander

James Vaughan

John Wilton

Chris Wadhams

Tom Demask

Claire Fung

Brian Wood