The Chinese Mission Convention is organized and sponsored by Ambassadors for Christ, Inc. (AFC). Founded in 1963, AFC is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is a ministry focused on reaching Chinese intellectuals for Christ.
What is CMC?
The Chinese Mission Convention (CMC) is more than a convention; it is evidence that God is at work. CMC is a ministry whose ultimate purpose is to challenge and mobilize Christian-Chinese and non-Chinese of the calling to be ambassadors for Christ in all walks of life, locally & globally, to reach Chinese, non-Chinese and unreached people groups. CMC is dedicated to empower individuals and churches to reach the world for Christ.
Over the course of five days you will hear messages from highly respected mission voices, attend workshops, talk with missionaries and agencies face to face, worship, and pray. Since its beginning CMC has been attended by well over 27,000 people; numerous churches, organizations, and individuals have been empowered and mobilized.
Praise the Lord for the way that He has blessed this ministry. Growing beyond the East Coast to the West, South and into Europe we are grateful for the nineteen conventions that the Lord has allowed us to host since 1983. We are thankful to the Lord that CMC has been a tremendous platform for mobilizing Chinese to reach Chinese for Christ and for missions cross-culturally.
Background Information on CMC
This triennial convention was started in 1983 and has significantly increased in size and impact each time it has been held. Many churches, organizations, and individuals have greatly benefited from past conventions. The Biblical mandate is clear: to declare God’s glory among the nations and to go and make disciples of all nations. There is an urgency to fulfill the Great Commission as we go forward in the new millennium. It is time for the harvested to become the harvesters. The vision and focus of CMC does not end with the close of the convention. AFC is committed to working with a variety of churches, individuals, faculty and organizations to follow up on the progress and special needs of those who dedicate their lives to full-time ministry.
VISION AND VALUES
CMC Vision: To see a movement of millions of Kingdom builders unleashed globally and locally
CMC Mission: Mobilize Christ followers to become reproducing Kingdom-builders
CMC Goals: Unleash CHRIST FOLLOWERS for God’s Global Glory who will
- Commit to know and love God
- Commit to share and show God’s love
- Commit to become disciple-makers
CMC Values: These values represent our conviction
- The Centrality of God’s Glory and Lordship in Our Lives
- The Need for Personal Repentance and Sanctification
- The Power and Urgency of the Gospel Message
- Every Christian a Disciple and Disciple-maker
- Commitment to build up the Local Church
- Raising a New Generation of Leaders
- Conversant with our Culture and Society
- Uniting local churches for increased Kingdom impact and glory
- Inclusive of both Global and Local Perspectives
Who is CMC designed for?
CMC is designed for you, mission-minded Christians of all ages, who are eager to be exposed to mission concepts and to network with others to expand and implement your mission vision.
Why hold a mission convention in a hotel?
By taking advantage of off-season discounted rates, we are able to provide an excellent meeting place and comfortable lodging for the delegates at a reasonable price.
Who is the sponsoring organization?
The Chinese Mission Convention is sponsored by Ambassadors for Christ, Inc. AFC staff and a host of dedicated volunteers from the churches carry out the tasks necessary to plan, organize, and bring CMC to a successful completion. Founded in 1963, AFC exists to reach Chinese intellectuals for Christ in this generation by partnering with churches and other ministries, to evangelize, equip, and mobilize Chinese Intellectuals globally as a vital force for God's Kingdom through campus ministry, literature resources, training, and conferences.