Early in CRM’s history we decided not to evolve into a multi-national corporation. Instead we wanted to embrace a global ministry model consisting of international partnerships between national CRM entities. These entities are created by CRM-US, but they are eventually launched and stewarded by international leaders who relate to one another on a relational, fraternal basis.
Today nine CRM affiliates have been launched in what we call The Conext Network:
- Germany (Mateno - click here for the English site)
- Hungary (Barnabas Csoport)
- The Middle East
- Nigeria (Harvest Leaders' Network)
- United Kingdom
Why global affiliates?
We believe missiologist Ralph Winter got it right when he wrote:
It is astonishing that most Protestant missionaries … have been blind to the significance of the very structure within which they have worked. In this blindness, they have merely planted churches and have not effectively concerned themselves to make sure that the kind of mission structure within which they operate also be set up on the field.
The Conext Network has huge advantages:
- Leads to less dependence
- Allows for more effective contextualization for ministry
- Has an exponential potential for multiplication
- Keeps our emphasis on relational interdependence transcending organizational ties
Conext = going "together into the future"
That's the vision for CRM's global partnerships. We want to see the good news of Jesus transcend nations and people groups, and we want to see sustainable, reproducible mission happening in countries all over the world. Today CRM staff live and serve in 25 countries. In the next decade we hope to see that expand to over 50, with at least 20 of those as Conext partners.