Is your child is considering a REACH summer internship with CMF? Take a look at what some other parents had to say about their REACH experience!
What is CMF?
Christian Missionary Fellowship (CMF) is a Christian mission organization that developed in 1949 out of the independent Christian churches of the Restoration Movement. Our mission states: “We create dynamic Christ-centered communities that transform the world.” To achieve our mission, we use a variety of strategies, including church planting, training and education, international campus ministry, community health evangelism, urban poor ministries, microfinance, marketplace ministries, HIV/AIDS outreach, and medical ministries. CMF currently has 170 missionaries serving in 27 different countries.
Why choose CMF?
We believe that there are many good missionary organizations committed to furthering the Kingdom of God. However, CMF has been sending missionaries overseas for 66 years and sending short-term interns to the field since 1992. We pride ourselves on doing it well. We strive to provide the best services, financial accountability, and resources that your child needs to be successful in overseas ministry. We believe you will not be disappointed when you entrust your child to our care.
How will CMF help my child?
At CMF, we work very hard to provide a successful internship experience for your child. We take care of all the necessary details to make sure your child gets to the field safely and well prepared. We train him or her in how to raise support, as well as arranging his visa, airfare, budget, housing, meals, and transportation, accommodations with the missionaries on the field, and pre-departure training, plus extensive debriefing when he returns.
What is a REACH Internship?
REACH stands for Relate, Experience, Answer, Change, and Help. This two-month summer internship program is designed to introduce mission-minded college-age (and older) individuals to cross-cultural ministry. Interns are involved in a multitude of activities while on the field which may include work projects, evangelism, medical work, education, discipleship, community health evangelism (CHE), AIDS outreach, house visits, campus ministry, music ministry, or any other ministry that will assist the host missionary.
Beyond all these tasks, the goal of your child’s REACH internship is first and foremost a learning experience. He or she will learn about the people, language, and culture of his host country. She will see what “missions” is really like through hands-on experience, learn what God is doing around the world, and discover new things about herself as she is stretched and used by God. For many interns, the REACH summer internship is a life-changing experience that shapes their future decisions and ministry involvement. We believe whole-heartedly that this will be a summer in which God teaches your child and stretches his faith and worldview.