CFCI is an interdenominational Christian non-profit organization. We accept applicants from all denominations and Christian backgrounds who affirm our Statement of Faith, Core Values, and Membership Statements. We welcome people of all ages, married or single, with or without children, and of all professions. We want to affirm and assist you in fulfilling what God has called you to do.
CFCI is a multi-cultural community of God’s people who share common values and theology, and are committed to sharing the love of Jesus Christ in cities around the world. Our unique model allows us to recruit national missionaries in any country where we have a mission base. Some 90% of our workforce is not from North America, but rather are from Latin America, Africa and other areas.
We serve in communities locked into cycles of poverty, primarily in urban settings. We work to build relationships and respect the dignity of everyone we serve. Through our ministries, many people from a wide variety of backgrounds have become Christ-followers and have dedicated their own lives to mission work as well. These include former gang-members who accepted Christ through our prison ministries; single mothers who have come to know about God’s love through our vocational training ministries; people who have accepted Christ through our street evangelism teams or our food-aid programs; youth who have heard the Gospel through our sports ministries; and many more.
CFCI depends upon financial partnership with churches and donors that believe in and share in our mission. Our missionaries are required to develop a team of churches and individuals that partner with them to provide their necessary prayer and financial support.
Simply click on the Donate button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Choose the missionary or program you would like to support and select “make my donation monthly recurring,” then follow the directions on the screen.
Recurring donations that are setup through this website can be managed (changed or cancelled) through logging in to your Donor Account Center.
Please contact the Finance Department at 402-592-8332 to change all other recurring donations.
Make your check payable to Christ For the City International and be sure to include a note with the name of the missionary or project that you wish to support.
Contributions should be mailed to:
Christ For the City International
5855 N. 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68124
Yes. All donations to the ministry of Christ For the City International are tax-deductible.
Yes, we do accept stock donations. Please contact our Finance Department at 402-592-8332 for our routing and brokerage account information.
All missionaries are assessed a 12% administrative fee for donations to their support and 10% on donations to their T&E and Work Funds.
Projects are assessed an 18% administrative fee.
These administrative fees enable us to provide financial and administrative services to your missionary and strengthen the ministry of Christ For the City International
Please call the office at (402) 592-8332 or complete the contact form with your new information.
Short-Term Mission Trip Questions
Our trips are personalized, meaning you can pick the dates for when you and your team go and serve.
We have international trips available to our ministry bases in: Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Zimbabwe.
Our domestic trips (Urban Plunge) are currently available in: Chicago, Dallas, Des Moines, Kansas City, Omaha, Los Angeles, and Sioux Falls.
Our trips are personalized, meaning we plan a trip around your team’s gifts and talents.
Our cost varies depending on the location and the length of trip. Please contact us for the cost of a trip you are interested in.
For Urban Plunge trips transportation is not included. Your team provides their own transportation.
For international trips airfare is not included in the cost, however in-country transportation is included.
Long-Term Missionary Questions
In order to identify whether or not God is calling you into longer-term service in international missions, it’s important to first spend significant time in prayer and reading of God’s Word, allowing Him to renew your mind and show you the direction He wants you to take in your life. Then consider the following: What are your spiritual gifts and the practical skills that you have to offer? What moves you most deeply when you consider the needs in the world? Do you have a desire to serve in missions (vs. feeling it as an obligation)? Once you have explored these areas, talk with your pastor or spiritual mentor, or contact our Missions Coach to come to a determination of what God is calling you to do.
Jesus commands every one of His followers to share the Gospel (Matthew 28:18-20). Not all Christ-followers are called to serve in another country, but God is still calling many North Americans to serve abroad in missions. The need is great! If you are called to serve internationally, you will experience not only the rewards of making a difference in the lives of people who are in great need, but also you will gain a new perspective on your life and grow in your spiritual walk with God.
- Confirm your calling from God to serve in longer-term missions.
- Contact the CFCI Director of International Personnel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Obtain a letter of recommendation from your pastor.
- Fill out an application to serve as a CFCI Missionary.
- Participate in an interviewed by members of the CFCI administration and/or Board.
- Once accepted, you’ll attend orientation and begin support raising. Once you are fully funded, you’re almost ready to go!
- Determine, together with CFCI, where you will be serving.
- If needed, language studies. We will train you according to your specific needs.
We want our missionaries to feel fully prepared when they go to serve in a country different from their own. This is why we train our missionaries, customizing the training to meet the needs of each missionary whom we send. Your training may include language school, if you are not fluent in the language of the country where you will be serving. We will also provide training and assistance in raising funds for your mission, preparing you for cross-cultural service, and assisting with governmental paperwork to gain residency in your country of service.
You may have heard of the term “culture shock,” which refers to the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture. This can be challenging, but it is also an opportunity to grow in your relationship with God, learn to depend on His strength rather than your own, and to expand your horizons. You will have rich new experiences in traditions, food, ways of living life, etc.