CMI’s goal is to spread the gospel of Jesus through various, individual, unique types of ministries and ministers. Our main function is to serve as a non-profit umbrella organization so that these individual, unique ministers can raise funds to fulfill their callings. By accepting them under the CMI umbrella we validate their ministries. 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 continued the mission, purpose, and original vision of its founder, Elmer Hiebert. It has also expanded the reach of that vision by accepting more ministries under its umbrella. There are currently about twenty active, full-time ministries associated with CMI, more than ever before. 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 Mission Arizona (a partner of Mission America Coalition), 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.