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What is CMCA?

CMCA (Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association) is a professional association, 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 networking, and conferences.  Learn more about CMCA at

Mission and Vision

The mission of CMCA is to connect, encourage, equip, and strengthen Christians as they fulfill the Great Commission in corrections.  The vision of CMCA is for Christians to work together in correctional ministry to advance Christ’s kingdom and enhance public safety.


As we work to fulfill the Great Commission in corrections, we are committed to:

  • Proclaiming Christ
  • Making disciples
  • Praying for one another
  • Collaborating with others
  • Loving all people and celebrating diversity
  • Providing holistic care
Summit Purpose
  • Equip attendees to more effectively serve the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, victims, and their families through specialized workshops, and resources.
  • Facilitate collaboration among individuals and organizations through networking.
  • Encourage those serving in correctional ministries to be faithful to God’s calling.
Summit Audience
  • Correctional ministry leaders
  • Reentry specialists
  • Chaplains
  • Volunteers
  • Church leaders
  • Corrections administrators and staff
  • Community agency workers
  • Formerly incarcerated
  • Families of the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated
  • Victims