Who We Are
Christ Community Ministries
Because caring for our patients extends beyond the walls of our clinic, we develop radically obedient disciples and plant churches among the poor and unreached using incarnational models and community health strategies.
Our Passion - see Jesus reign in every aspect of our lives, communities, and world, bringing glory to His name.
Our Vision - establish communities of faith that will transform the world.
Our Mission - expand God's kingdom through the development of Community Transformation Training strategies.
Christ Community Ministries was founded to facilitate spiritual renewal in the urban neighborhoods served by Christ Community Health Services. In addition, we provide opportunities for medical personnel to use their gifts to advance God’s kingdom in the most underserved regions of the world.
Ministries has adopted a process called CTT, Community Transformation Training. This process was developed to promote discipleship and multiplication of churches that replicate the “preaching and healing” ministries of Jesus.
1. Radical Obedience - Following in the footsteps of the first disciples, we risk our lives and resources to build God's kingdom. (Mark 8:34-35, Hebrews 11:24-25)
2. Incarnational-Living - Leaving lives of comfort and ease, we live among the poor and marginalized, enabling us to learn from our neighbors and allowing us to be tangible witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (John 1:14, Matthew 5:15)
3. Crossing-Cultures - Raising up disciples of Jesus Christ among all people groups, we equip and send missionaries to the ends of the earth. (Matthew 24:14)
A commitment to incarnational ministry has led over 50 families to relocate into underserved Memphis neighborhoods. We have started house churches, integrating ourselves into the life of the community. We have also responded to the concerns of the community by assisting refugee families to find affordable housing, start a small business, and develop financial literacy.
We long for the Kingdom to be preached to the whole world (Matthew 24:14). This desire affects the decisions we make. We send medical personnel to Central Asia, India, Northern Africa and Eastern Africa. In co-operation with local NGOs, Ministries has helped to facilitate a number of medical projects including the development of ten TB-DOTS treatment centers throughout Central Asia, training local physicians and nurses in a hospital in Central Asia, running a rural hospital in India, and initiating community health programs in Africa.