Church Ministry Institute
Welcome in Christ!
We are delighted that you are interested in joining the Church Ministry Institute program.
This CMI program is offered at many locations throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. There is sure to be a location near you!
Classes are 1-night per week in the fall and spring.
Purpose of the CMI Program
This program offers lay adult Catholics:
1. a unique opportunity to develop and deepen their personal relationship with Jesus Christ;
2. a study program to expand their knowledge of the Catholic Faith (Bible, Catechism);
3. a small-faith community style environment with faith sharing
and fellowship in a classroom setting; and
4. a formative program to help them prepare to pursue a more active,
participatory role in the life of the Church.
Small Faith Community and Ministry Formation Program
CMI is a small-faith community certificate program of prayer, faith sharing, faith formation, retreats, theological reflection, ministry projects, and ministry skills training.
The CMI program is designed for adult learners to grow in the knowledge of their faith and deepen their skills and commitment to participation and leadership in the Church. The program assists the laity in responding to their baptismal call by recognizing and affirming their gifts and talents.
The Program comprises: 6 semesters of courses, mentoring sessions, day and overnight retreats, ministry visits, a ministry project, and book sharing.