Who We Are
We are a relational group of Christian leaders in the greater Valdosta area, who are passionate about uniting our community for transformation. We are a group of men and women who are Christian Leaders from different Christ-centered ministries, Christian denominations, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds that love Jesus and our community. Our heart is to build relational bridges in our community to reflect God’s glory. It is our commitment as a network to focus on what unites us as Christians, and not what divides us. It is our passion to keep Christ as the center of our lives, churches, businesses, ministries, and our community. Come and grow with us as we network with Christian community leaders in every sphere of influence through relationships, prayer, and service to reveal Jesus Christ to our community!
CMN (Christian Ministers Network) was birthed out of the National Day of Prayer on May 7th, 2009 on the Lowndes County Courthouse Lawn. Around 300 believers gathered at this event from different denominations, ethnicities, and backgrounds from our community. Educational, governmental, business and church ministry leaders gathered from across Lowndes county in unity. The presence of the Lord was so strong that day and lives were impacted for the glory of God. The name of Jesus was lifted up through every prayer, as believers agreed together for our community and nation. Prior to this event, it had been years since the body of Christ had gathered in this way.
After this prayer event, several Christian leaders began to gather regularly to encourage and pray for each other and the community. Lives were touched and transformed as a result of these gatherings and relationships were formed that are still active today. From those days until now, this network has carried a heart that really loves and supports each other. The network serves to unite the body of Christ in the greater Valdosta area. As we relationally partnering together through prayer and service to bring community transformation, we believe that greater things are yet to come!
A relational network of Christian leaders uniting for community transformation!
Our mission is to bring transformation by connecting Christian Leaders through prayer and service in the Valdosta area.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
As adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals.
Our Core Values
1. Relationally supporting Christian leaders.
We believe relationally supporting Christian Leaders in our community is essential to bringing transformation. (1 Thessalonians 4:9, Hebrews 13:17)
2. Unified Prayer
We believe unified prayer through the Body of Christ is essential for community transformation. (Matthew 18:19, 2 Chronicles 7:14)
3. Connecting Christians
We believe a key to transformation is connecting the body of Christ together to identify each other in our community. (1 Corinthians 12:12, Philippians 2:2)
4. Serving & Reaching our Community
We believe that serving our community together is essential to revealing God’s heart by being His hands and feet in our community. (1 Peter 4:10-11, Mark 16:15)
5. Focusing on Essentials
We believe as Christ's body, the church, we can work together in unity for God's Kingdom and as Augustine said, "In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity." (Philippians 2:1-5, John 17:21)
6. Committed to Scriptural Integrity
We believe in all things we should prioritize and follow the mandates given to us by God in the Bible. (2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12)