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 has had over 157,000 people join and more than 1270 chapters chartered in the United States. CMA is represented in 30 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-seven years, Run for the Son has provided more than 19 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-four years, the impact of the JESUS film has been felt in jungles, deserts, and bustling cities around the world. Executive Director Erick Schenkel emphasizes, "Our mission is to provide people with a life changing encounter with Jesus through film."
Considered by many as the catalyst in accelerating worldwide evangelism, discipleship, and church planting; to date, the JESUS film has been translated into 1,229 languages and shown in more than 200 countries. With a cumulative viewing audience of more than 6 billion, more than 200 million people have 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 100 million people have viewed the film resulting in approximately 10 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 totalled more than $10,132,050!
These funds have been used to train church planters, assist in developing 15 new language translations of the JESUS film, equip JESUS film teams in 94 countries with 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 was also a major contributor to the 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 Guatemala 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 that 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 supplies 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 5,086 motorcycles, 6,385 bicycles, 24 horses, 26 boats, 1 camel, and 3 horse and buggies to pastors working in 104 different countries.
Over the past twenty-seven years, Run for the Son has donated $11,495,421 to Missionary Ventures. Historically, most of the vehicles provided by this money 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 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.
For 60 years, Open Doors has been working 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 dark places.
Open Doors empowers persecuted Christians by providing Bibles and Gospel development resources, by supporting the advancement of women and children, and through Christian community restoration.
Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world and are oppressed in at least 60 countries. An estimated 100 million Christians worldwide suffer interrogation, arrest, and even death for their faith in Christ. An average of at least 180 Christians are killed each month for their faith.
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-80's, $11,530,691.00 has been put to use by Open Doors to assist persecuted Christians through the distribution of 2,495,099 Bibles around the world, along with providing Christian leadership training, work training, church restoration, medical assistance and more.
Here is just one testimony of how the distribution of Bibles by Open Doors has impacted suffering believers:
"My name is Chandan Kar and I am studying in grade one. I stay at a Christian children’s home in India. I am happy and praise God for giving me this pictorial children's Bible free. I hoped and prayed for one. This will help me to grow in the fear of the Lord. I am very much thankful and give glory to God for His plan. Please keep me in your prayers so that one day I could witness for Christ. Thank you Open Doors!"
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Over the past twenty-eight years, CMA has been able to extend the open arms of Christ to millions of people around the world, through the fruits of Run for the Son. By partnering with three likeminded ministries, we have been able to place the message of hope and salvation in front of the multitudes in 192 of the 196 countries of the world. 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.
Since its beginning Run for the Son has raised over $58 million dollars* to help spread the Good News of salvation through Christ; Resulting in over 21 million salvations. Some pray, some go and some send; will you help?
Total announced at the
CMA Eastern National Rally, June 18, 2015
2016 Run for the Son information
will be available in October.
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- 2016 RFS Logo
- 2016 RFS Brochure
- 2016 Envelope
- 2016 Getting Started
- 2016 Secretary's Packet
- 2016 Secretary's How to Handle Donations
- 2016 Secretary's ReCap
- 2016 State Leader/Individual ReCap
- 2016 RFS Presentation.ZIP (68.8MB)
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- 2016 RFS Promotional Photos [79MB]
- 2016 RFS WMV.wmv [291.5MB]
- CMA World Map 14-15 [4MB]