We believe the only true hope is found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ — the Good News that God has not abandoned us, but sent His one and only son who lived the life we could not live and died the death we should have died and was raised again to life. By grace through faith in Him we are rescued from destruction, adopted into the family of God and granted eternal life. The remedy for the evil and injustice of the world begins and ends with this One True Hope.The gospel is simple, but endlessly deep — transforming individual lives, communities, cities and nations.
Vision is at the heart of any movement. CMI is a catalyst to IGNITE the vision of urban church leaders for achieving an exponentially great gospel impact in their nations.
“The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for (1) the numerical growth of the body of Christ in a city and (2) the continual corporate renewal and revival of the existing churches in a city. Nothing else—not crusades, outreach programs, parachurch ministries, growing mega- churches, congregational consulting, nor church renewal processes—will have the consistent impact of dynamic, extensive church planting. This is an eyebrow-raising statement, but to those who have done any study at all, it is not even controversial.”
— Dr. Timothy Keller