Starting a Compassionate Ministry Center

Compassionate Ministry Centers are

          non-profit organizations meeting the needs of the under-resourced on the USA/Canada Region. (see steps to register below)

There are several steps to becoming a Nazarene Compassionate Ministry Center.

Steps to Register Your Ministry as a CMC

Send each of the following to our office by
          fax:  913-577-0893,
          or mail:  NCM USA/Canada, 17001 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66220. 

Step 1

          Request for CMC Application 
          Requires signatures of District Superintendent and Ministry Contact Person

Step 2

          CMC Application 
          Requires signatures of Executive Director and Board Chairperson
          Send with 3 accompanying documents:
          1) Approved Bylaws, 2) Approved Articles of Incorporation, 3) Federal Tax-Exempt Certification

Step 3

          CMC Information Form (Canada) 
          CMC Information Form (USA)

Step 4

          CMC District Approval Form 
          Requires signatures of Secretary of the District Adviosry Board and the District Superintendent.

Benefits of Becoming a Nonprofit

  1. Shields the church from liability.
  2. Greater potential for the wider community to become involved.
  3. Greater access to government, foundation, and donor monies.

Benefits of Registering as a CMC

  1. Invites greater funding participation from Nazarene churches as a 10% Mission Special.
  2. Access to events and opportunities created for CMCs.

Starting a Compassionate Ministry Center

These documents provide advice for formulating your ministry
          12-Steps to Starting a Compassionate Ministry Center
          To Be or Not To Be a CMC

Why and How to Become Involved in Compassionate Ministry

          Making Christlike Disciples Through Compassion 
          Moving from Charity to Community Development 
          Reaching Your Community at Their Point of Need 
          A Vision for Compassionate Ministries  

CMC Information Update Forms

          CMC Information Form (Canada)
          CMC Annual Information update Form (USA)

Mission Possible Nazarene Compassionate Ministry Center in Vancouver, BC

Church of the Nazarene

USA/Canada Region

17001 Prairie Star Parkway

Lenexa, KS 66220

Phone: 913.577.2830

Toll-free: 800.306.9948
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