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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.
Formation 1988
Type Christian missions
Headquarters Dana Point, California
Location Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington, DC
President Dan Reeve
Website http://www.csm.org
The Center for Student Missions (CSM) is a short-term, non-denominational, urban mission organization. They are committed to "provide an effective urban ministry experience that transforms lives, influences churches and communities, and honors Christ."[1]

Statistics

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.[2]

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.

History

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.[3]

Ridge Burns began P the first E site in N Los Angeles in 1988. CSM expanded to Chicago in 1992 and Washington, DC year-round in 1993.

Noel Becchetti became President in February 1996.

CSM expanded to Houston and Toronto in 1996, to Nashville and San Francisco in 1999, to Philadelphia in 2002, New York City in 2006, and the latest, Denver, in 2009.

Dan Reeve became President in September 2008.

CSM is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and an alliance ministry of Gospelcom.

References

  1. . http://www.csm.org. 
  2. . http://www.csm.org/opportunities.php. 
  3. . http://www.csm.org/aboutus.php. 

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