The Christian Motorcyclists Association is a non-profit organization totally supported by motorcyclists and enthusiasts who believe in Jesus Christ, believe in this ministry, and give sacrificial gifts of love. Founded in 1975, CMA now has over 155,000 members and more than 1,220 chapters chartered in the United States. CMA is also represented in thirty other countries around the world.
The main purpose of the Christian Motorcyclists Association is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with motorcyclists. This is achieved by attending motorcycle rallies, tours, races, etc. and conducting worship services at these events whenever possible. Another way of reaching the lost is by going and serving them through handing out free water and coffee, ministering to the children, and helping those in need. Thousands have turned to Christ through the evangelistic ministry of CMA.
CMA uses a portion of Run for the Son monies to assist in the printing and distribution of multitudes of tracts, New Testaments, the Spoke-N-Word (Gospel of John), and paper cups with the message of the Gospel printed on them. These cups are used to distribute the free water and coffee at races and rallies, with the hope of making an impact at major events that hundreds of thousands of bikers attend.
This percentage, used to minister to bikers in the United States and all over the world, is specifically used to take the Gospel to searching people in the various ways described above. Over the past twenty-six years, Run for the Son has provided $17.6 million dollars towards Home Missions, and since 2009 the funds have also gone to CMA International to reach people all over the world.
For more than thirty-three years, the impact of the JESUS film has been felt in jungles, deserts, and bustling cities. Director Erick Schenkel emphasizes, “Our mission is to provide people with a life changing encounter with Jesus through film.” Considered as THE catalyst in accelerating worldwide evangelism, discipleship, and church planting, the JESUS film has been translated into 1,196 languages to date, and shown in over 200 countries. With a cumulative viewing audience of more than 6 billion, more than 200 million people indicated a decision to follow Christ after viewing the film.
The JESUS Film Project, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, continues to reach lost people groups worldwide by delivering the Gospel in their heart language in creative and effective ways. CMA’s partnership with The JESUS Film Project has made a huge impact in the lives of countless faithful Christians. In fact, for every dollar invested, historically at least ten people worldwide see the JESUS film and one person accepts Christ. With these estimates in mind, approximately 93 million people have viewed the film resulting in approximately 9.3 million decisions for Christ due to Run for the Son gifts! Since 1998, when this partnership in global evangelism began, CMA gifts to The JESUS Film Project have totaled more than $9,322,520!
CMA’s gifts over the years include training for church planters, equipping JESUS film teams in 49 countries, and providing 15 new language translations of the JESUS film, film showing equipment, film prints, DVDs, and vehicles that together help get the Good News of Jesus Christ to the remotest areas of the world. CMA also made a major contribution to a new film being used to reach oppressed women in hard to reach, restricted countries.
Missionary Ventures began in 1983 as an interdenominational missionary organization to assist Guatemalan Christian leadership through strategic partnering relationships, enabling them to reach their own people with the love and message of Christ. From Guatemala, this vision has been carried throughout the globe; developing Christian leaders, assisting them to plant churches and ministries to reach out to the impoverished and hurting people in their communities.
Transportation is a strategic tool for world evangelism. Most indigenous pastors working in jungles, mountain villages, and distant towns are limited to walking. Through Missionary Ventures, CMA has been supplying motorcycles, bicycles, and other forms of transportation to indigenous pastors and evangelists. Through Run for the Son’s gifts to Missionary Ventures, CMA has placed over 4,779 motorcycles, 6,296 bicycles, 23 horses, 24 boats, one camel, and one horse and buggy to pastors working in ninety different countries. Over the past twenty-five years, Run for the Son has donated $10,685,891 to Missionary Ventures.
Historically, most of the vehicles have gone to pastors and evangelists planting new churches and going into new areas with the Gospel. Typically they will plant a new church and within the first year see at least one hundred people come to Christ. Statistics are difficult to calculate but we have seen as many as twelve new churches being planted with the use of one motorcycle. Run for the Son helps these native Christian leaders expand their outreach “to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8b, NKJV).
Thank you for your partnership in the Gospel.
An estimated 100 million Christians worldwide suffer interrogation, arrest, and even death for their faith in Christ, with millions more facing discrimination and alienation. Christians are persecuted in more than 60 countries worldwide. In fact, Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world.
For nearly 60 years, Open Doors has worked in the world’s most oppressive and restrictive countries, strengthening Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution and equipping them to shine Christ’s light in these places. Open Doors empowers persecuted Christians by supplying Bibles and Christian literature, training Christian leaders, facilitating social/economic projects, and uniting believers in the West in prayer for these Christians.
CMA’s partnership with Open Doors has made a huge impact in the lives of countless Christians, allowing them to faithfully stand strong, despite the persecution that they face. Since Run for the Son began in the mid-eighties, close to $10,721,161 has been put to use by Open Doors to assist persecuted Christians through the distribution of nearly 2,453,534 Bibles around the world, along with providing Christian leadership training, job training, church restoration, medical assistance, and more.
Baspina Nayak, a 12-year old child from India who received a Children’s Bible from Open Doors said “I never thought that I would receive a Children’s Bible as a gift. I could never afford the Bible and had never seen it. My heart is full of joy holding this Bible in my hands. I will read it and pray daily.”
The impact of Run for the Son crosses many borders. The Word of God distributed and proclaimed in many languages and leadership training and Christian assistance is offered in many places.
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Over the past twenty-six years, CMA has been able to extend our outreach to millions of people throughout the world by the fruits of Run for the Son. By giving to fellow ministries, we have been able to place the message of hope in front of the multitudes in hundreds of other countries. In addition, Run for the Son has enabled CMA to equip the saints here in
the United States and all over the world to reach the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The successful efforts of the past twenty-six years have raised over 48 million dollars to help spread the Good News. Over 17.6 million souls and counting have been reached through Run for the Son!
Total announced at the
CMA East National Rally, June 20, 2013
2014 Run for the Son information
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- 2014 RFS Logo
- 2014 RFS Poster (6.5MB)
- 2014 RFS Brochure
- 2014 Envelope
- 2014 Getting Started
- 2014 Incentives
- 2014 Secretary's Packet
- 2014 Secretary's How to Handle Donations
- 2014 Secretary's ReCap
- 2014 State Leader/Individual ReCap
- 2014 RFS Presentation.ZIP (170.74MB)
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- 2014 RFS Presentation Script [1.5MB]
- 2014 RFS Promotional Photos [49.5MB]
- CMA World Map 12-13
- 2014 RFS Presentation Podcast [41.8]
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