CMI’s goal is to spread the gospel of Jesus through various, unique ministries and ministers. It serves as a non-profit umbrella organization to assist individual ministries to raise funds to fulfill their callings. Some of the ministries are devoted to specific population groups, such as the Arizona State University campus, the handicapped, prisons, and support of the other ministers (through advice, counsel, life-coaching, etc.). Others are devoted to prayer-walking, service in the inner city, or faith and learning. Some are directly related to the foreign mission field in training “nationals” or being a witness in Israel or helping raise awareness in churches about missions.
In these ways CMI has continues the mission, purpose, and original vision of its founder, Elmer Hiebert. There are currently about twenty active, full-time ministries associated with CMI. Some of them have state-wide and national scope, such as the Arizona Center for Christian Studies (a partner of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers), and others such as Step by Step (L. J.) and Training Nationals in the Developing World (Brother Walt) have international scope and mission.
Community Ministries International will continue to support and serve independent ministries that carry out the mission of preaching the kingdom of God in word and deed.
If you are starting an independent ministry and are in need of non-profit status, please contact CMI. Click on the Application Forms page under “About CMI” for a copy of our ministry application.