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Christians as they fulfill the Great Commission in Corrections

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The CMCA Correctional Ministry Directory is comprised of nearly 500 national correctional ministries.  While anyone may submit a ministry listing, only active CMCA Members may access the Correctional Ministry Directory.  Members may access by first logging into the CMCA website then selecting the directory from the MEMBER AREA tab.

About CMCA

The Mission of CMCA: to connect, encourage, equip and strengthen Christians as they fulfill the Great Commission in Corrections.

The Vision of CMCA: Christians working together in correctional ministry to advance Christ’s Kingdom and enhance public safety.

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Your CMCA membership provides you with valuable resources, discounts on the Annual CMCA Summit, Certificate in Correctional Ministry courses, LifeCoach and other training tools. As a CMCA Member, you will be able to network with other Christians involved in correctional ministry and have access to special databases and resources on the members portion of this website.

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Your support helps CMCA develop training and services to strengthen Christian correctional ministry workers. We are constantly improving the scope and breadth of our resource and product offerings to better serve our members.

Gold Organizational Members:

    • Bible League International
    • Doing His Time Prison Ministry
    • Good News Global
  • Our Daily Bread
  • We Care

Silver/Church Organizational Members:

  • ARM Prison Outreach
  • Christian Chaplains & Coaching
  • Courage for Life
  • Crossroads Prison Ministries
  • Foundation of HOPE
  • Franklin County Sheriff
  • Guido Ministries
  • Hawaii Prison Chaplaincy
  • In2Action
  • Inside Out Jail Ministry
  • Inspiration Ministries
  • Jail Ministry
  • Kairos Prison Ministry International
  • Keys to Freedom Ministries
  • Koinonia House
  • Lifeline Global
  • MegaVoice
  • Neighborhood Christian Center
  • Next Chapter LaCrosse
  • One Community Church
  • Prison Congregations of America
  • Prison Fellowship
  • Prison Fellowship Bahamas
  • Prison Fellowship Canada
  • Prison Mission Assoc.
  • Raising the Standard Ministries
  • Reach the Forgotten
  • Serving USA
  • The Transformation Project
  • Third City Christian Church
  • World Impact
  • Youth for Christ-Cleveland


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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!

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CMCA is affiliated with the Correctional Ministries Institute (CMI).  The Correctional Ministries Institute is committed to sharing and showing the love of Christ through correctional ministry by sharing expertise in training, convening, resourcing.

Through the Certificate Program in Correctional Ministries and through several important publications CMI is a leading organization equipping and strengthening chaplains and others engaged in correctional ministries.

The Certificate Program is designed for individuals seeking to establish a foundation in correctional ministries and receive specialized training in correctional chaplaincy or reentry.  Learn more about the Certificate Program in Correctional Ministries>>

The Marsh Center for Chaplain Studies, a Center of the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, will provide: 3 CEUs per completed course in the Certificate Program in Correctional Ministries (must successfully complete the course with a passing grade of C+).

Enhance your ministry effectiveness with these books published by the Correctional Ministries Institute.  Each book available for purchase through Amazon.


Access the CMCA store for information on each book: