“Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom.” – Acts 6:3
Inspired by the story of the ‘Seven Good Men’ found in Acts 6, CMA founders Larry and Debbie Kitchel realized early on that spreading the gospel into the ends of the world takes a lot of work that requires support of able assistants. “While pastors search and share the Word, numerous people support them and help with the other functions of the church, from behind the scenes. These are the Seven Good Men.”
At CMA, our ‘seven’ are men and women who have dedicated their resources, including time and money, whether as part of the CMA staff, or as partners, volunteers, or lay leaders. Our ‘seven’ are actually hundreds, skilled in their professions as doctors, surgeons, pharmacists, nurses & counselors, lawyers, finance & administration personnel, accountants, development and aid workers, construction officers, human resource officers, liaison officers, security & emergency preparedness officers, communication/marketing & public relations workers, logisticians, office assistants & drivers. Our skills are all different, but we work towards achieving CMA’s goal to assist pastors in East Africa to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet the needs of their people.
To remain together in the body of Christ, our team meets every Tuesday morning, in all CMA locations and offices, to worship and fellowship together. Through these joint devotions, we are able to maintain spiritual growth and apply Godly principles in our duties.