What basic budget areas are covered in a monthly CMIT budget?
- Housing and utilities.
- Medical insurance.
- Debt Repayment.
- Misc. – a monthly reserve to cover unanticipated expenses.
- Savings. This is mainly for estimated taxes. We also hope that you would be able to set aside a small amount each month for emergencies.
How are CMIT finances handled?
Upon approval as a CMIT intern, you will be assigned an account number from the Assemblies of God Division of U.S. Missions (AGUSM). All of your pledge forms, funds and receipts will be processed through their finance department at:
1445 Boonville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Directions for these procedures will be addressed in the finance packet received after your acceptance into the program, and at the Reach the University Institute (RUI). Once you confirm your account number and communicate it to your support partners, you can begin to receive financial contributions into your account.
Anytime a person sends a financial gift to your account, they should make the check payable to national Chi Alpha and include your account number on their check. Each time a check is received, the finance office will deposit the money in your account and issue a receipt to that donor. The donor (or partner) can then use that receipt when sending in next month’s contribution.
Please be aware that the Assemblies of God Finance office does not send out reminders to those sending in monthly financial contributions. It will be the responsibility of the donor to send in their contribution each month. AGUSM does offer the option of setting up direct deposit for a donor to send their gift in.
On the tenth of each month, the AGUSM financial office sends out a check and a printout of activity for the previous month (i.e., $1,000 came in from the following sources…and they’ll be listed for you). You can then monitor the activity in your account by checking for the monthly pledges that have been committed to you.
Lastly, AGUSM takes out a 5% administrative fee from each intern and missionary account for the services they provide.
What are the requirements for a CMIT?
- Persons who have earned a bachelor’s level degree.
- Persons who are able to commit 9-12 months in a full-time internship.
- Persons willing and able to raise their full financial support for the internship period.
- Persons willing to immerse themselves in secular campus ministry.
- Persons who are willing to fulfill application requirements.
- Persons willing to be challenged, work hard, and grow.
What is the difference between a missionary associate (MA) and a campus missionary-in-training (CMIT)?
A missionary associate is a one- to three-year commitment to serve a campus. It does include Berean courses like a CMIT, and therefore an MA status will not count towards Assemblies of God credentials. The MA status allows a missionary to commit to a campus for a short period of time with a lower budget to raise.
A campus missionary-in-training internship is a one-year commitment that includes Berean courses counting towards Assemblies of God credentials. It includes additional training and curriculum that come from a CMIT program. Being a one-year commitment, it enables someone to give a year back to campus before going into the marketplace, test their calling for campus ministry, receive needed training before becoming a missionary associate, fulfill a requirement towards becoming a lead director.
When does a CMIT internship take place?
The CMIT internship programs generally start between the middle of August or September and conclude in May or June of the following year.
Where are CMIT internship programs located?
There are CMIT programs located across the United States. See the list of CMIT programs for exact locations.
What are the differences between all of the available internship programs?
The primary difference is the location of the program and the personality and giftings of the CMIT director. All of the directors are men and women of sound doctrine and mature character who exemplify the values, vision, and mission of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, U.S.A. They will offer a safe and stable ministry environment that has borne much fruit among students. The directors (and their staff and local campus ministry) have met criteria to be a CMIT training site. All of the CMIT internship sites will offer a graduate level program of biblical education, character development, and skills necessary for the development of campus ministry staff.
Whether you desire to receive an internship in a small college town or a major urban area, you are destined to receive a top level experience in theological training, personal development, and ministry mentoring. Of course, the personality and experience of the CMIT director will differ from location to location. The budget necessary for an internship in an urban area will be higher than that of a state college or college town. Each program will have strengths and qualities reflective of their staff and students, but all of them will offer a person a genuine chance to learn, grow, and be equipped to determine the call of God and obey it.
How much will a CMIT internship cost?
The amount is different from one program to another determined by the cost-of-living in that city. The budget will be determined by the local CMIT director, however, we suggest a single person raise $1,850.00 per month and a married couple $2,200.00.
How does an intern develop a budget?
Each intern will be expected to raise a personal monthly budget from family, friends, savings, churches, and other creative sources. Hundreds of people have been equipped to communicate vision for campus ministry training to others and seen the provision of God for their internship.
My spouse has a national account. Do I need one as well?
No, if your spouse has a national account, you do not need to request one to be opened for yourself. Your funds will be under one account.
How is a CMIT intern evaluated?
The CMIT director is committed to an open, sincere, and honest relationship with you. Their goal will be to build you up in the faith as well as in your ministry. This not only includes day-to-day activities, but they also evaluate your gifts, talents, character and calling as they understand them. Their hope is that they can help isolate your weaknesses and build upon your strengths as a pastoral and missionary leader.
They will do their best to give you consistent feedback and encouragement with regards to these strengths and weaknesses. At the end of the fall semester they will take time to review your progress. Not only will they give you feedback, but they will also ask you to share your opinions of the CMIT program up to this point, and allow you to offer any suggestions that may help them serve you better.
At the end of the school year you will have another review similar to the one at the end of the fall semester and you will need to complete two written evaluations: one for the director and another to be sent to the national Chi Alpha CMIT program director.