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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
          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 Advisory 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.
  3. Greater visibility for Nazarene churches who would wish to support the ministry. Ministry is added to the Find a CMC website here

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