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Christians as they fulfill the Great Commission in Corrections



Announcement:  The CMCA 2021 Correctional Ministries Summit will be held as a virtual event May 20-22, 2021.
Registration is now open for the CMCA 2021 Correctional Ministries Summit!
Correctional Ministry Book Discussion with Dr. Karen Swanson

Saturday February 20, 10-11am CT

  1. Purchase Book (amazon link)    2. Register for free book discussion


CMCA continues to update its resources and training to equip you for ministry

CMCA 2021 Summit Sponsors

Sponsorships help keep the Summit affordable to ministries, organizations, churches, and individuals who attend the Summit.  Summit Sponsors are actively promoted through print, website, social media and during the event.  For more information please click on the Summit sponsor page below or contact

CMCA 2021 Summit Sponsors

CMCA Organizational Members

Gold Organizational Members:

  • Bible League International
  • Doing HIS Time Prison Ministry
  • Good News Jail & Prison Ministry

Silver Organizational Members:

  • 3 Oaks Ministries
  • Broken Pots Ministry
  • Christ the Savior
  • Crossroads Prison Ministries
  • Discipleship Unlimited
  • Forgotten Man Ministries
  • Global Leadership Network
  • Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Inside Out/Under the Door Ministries
  • Jump Start Vision
  • Kairos Prison Ministry International
  • Lifeline Global
  • Prison Fellowship International
  • Prison Mission Association
  • Redeemed Ones Ministry
  • Straight Ahead Ministries
  • The Keys are at the Cross
  • The Transformation Project
  • We Care

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About CMCA

Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA) is a professional organization, founded in May 2011, through which Christians can celebrate their faith and passion for correctional ministry with other individuals, organizations, and churches; develop professionally through online resources, trainings, and certifications; and be inspired through uplifting journal articles, networking, and conferences.

Our Members

Members of CMCA are united to provide the highest quality of spiritual care to those who are incarcerated, have been incarcerated or detained, family members of the incarcerated, those affected by injustice, and those connected to correctional care. CMCA members are committed to providing spiritual care that is representative of the biblical model found in Jesus Christ’s ministry. As a collaborative team of evangelical Christian caregivers, CMCA desires to more effectively build the Kingdom of God and help humanity secure greater peace and safety (Ephesians 4:16, 3 John 1:8).


 Because of the vast information CMCA provides, I can help inmates plan and strategize for the future, whatever the topic might be, to insure a more successful transition and recovery process. I can do this through ongoing discussions, but can also link them to resources. I can’t imagine not being a CMCA member!

Kathryn List

The CMCA Summit is a GREAT asset to our ministry! This is the 3rd year our team had attended and each year we come home with something or several things to implement which have helped us become more professional and effective in pointing people to Jesus!

CMCA Member

The Institute for Prison Ministries is committed to sharing and showing the love of Christ through correctional ministry by sharing expertise in training, convening, resourcing.

Click here to learn more about the training offered by the Institute for Prison Ministries.  The Winter Session for the Certificate Program in Correctional Ministry begins January 4, 2021.

Enhance your ministry effectiveness with these books published by the Institute for Prison Ministries:

Bureau of Justice Statistics: US Imprisonment at lowest level since 1995