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|The Center for Student Missions|
|Motto||To provide an effective urban ministry experience that transforms lives, influences churches and communities, and honors Christ.|
|Headquarters||Dana Point, California|
|Location||Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington, DC|
In its almost 20 years of existence, CSM has brought over 5,600 groups (95,000 individuals) into urban centers to serve. CSM currently works year-round in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington, DC.
CSM has over 20 full-time year-round employees in their ten cities and Home Office. They also employ additional seasonal staff to assist in hosting service group.
CSM began in 1988 as an innovative, new way of "doing missions". Instead of traveling to a different country and creating their own ministry, groups are brought into urban centers throughout North America and partnered with indigenous ministries in the city. Seeing a need for volunteers on the ministry end and desire for cross-cultural ministry within churches, CSM desired to join the two and create experiences that transforms both the serving group and the receiving ministry.
Noel Becchetti became President in February 1996.
Dan Reeve became President in September 2008.
- ↑ . http://www.csm.org.
- ↑ . http://www.csm.org/opportunities.php.
- ↑ . http://www.csm.org/aboutus.php.
- CSM Website
- CSM Cities
- CSM Blog
- Students Spend Spring Break Helping Others (March 22, 2006, Click2Houston.com)
- Mission Organizer Advises Sensitivity to Needs of Poor (October 16, 2005, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
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