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Our Ministries

With more than 40 ministries, we serve our members by providing resources, networking opportunities, education and a public voice.


The core of CMDA's ministry happens in local communities where healthcare professionals, residents and students live out the character of Christ. Our outreach ministries are dedicated to transforming the lives of healthcare professionals through evangelism and discipleship. 

Campus & Community Ministries
A network of local graduate ministries and campus chapters providing opportunities for members to connect and live out their character of Christ in their practices, on their campuses and in their communities.

Dental Ministries
An outreach that encourages and supports dental professionals and students as they strive to integrate their Christian faith into all aspects of their lives, while providing opportunities for training and equipping.

Side By Side
A network of more than 50 local chapters to encourage, support and minister to women in healthcare marriages through fellowship, Bible study and prayer. Each chapter meets the unique needs of its community.

Specialty Sections
A wide variety of specialty sections formed to equip, network and provide a voice for CMDA members to their areas of specialty or service. Organized by CMDA members who wish to connect with their colleagues.

Women Physicians in Christ
A ministry that encourages and supports Christian women physicians and dentists in the unique challenges women face. It is a key resource for women in integrating their personal, professional and spiritual lives.


A major component of CMDA's ministry efforts is missions, and we are dedicated to both domestic and international missions. Through our various missions, we provide numerous opportunities for healthcare professionals to use their God-given skills to meet the needs of others around the world and share the gospel with them.

Center for Medical Missions
A program designed to serve domestic and international healthcare missionaries in their work, as well as aid in the recruitment, orientation and retention of career healthcare missionaries.

Continuing Education for Overseas Healthcare Professionals
An annual conference providing continuing education in a compact, multiple track model that enables healthcare professionals serving overseas to earn credit to assist in maintaining licensure in the U.S.

Global Health Outreach
A short-term missions program that sends 40 to 50 medical, dental and surgical teams around the world each year. GHO disciples participants, grows national churches, shares the gospel and provides care to the poor.

Medical Education International
A short-term missions program that sends teams to teach in academic or clinical settings to bring transformation by advancing medical, dental, bioethical and educational knowledge while sharing the gospel.

Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons
A commission that trains and disciples African surgeons to glorify God and provide excellent, compassionate care to those most in need. Training is offered at established evangelical mission hospitals in Africa.


CMDA's wide variety of resources and services help us fulfill our mission to motivate, educate and equip Christian healthcare professionals and students. These resources and services give our members the knowledge and the tools they need to effectively serve the Lord.

Chapel and Prayer Ministries
A network of CMDA's staff and members to pray for the ministry and our members. Also includes bi-weekly chapel services held at CMDA's headquarters with recordings available.

Commission on Human Trafficking
An effort to abolish human trafficking through policy initiatives, education, raising awareness and providing clinical services to victims.

Continuing Education
We offer continuing medical and dental education courses as we are accredited by the ACCME to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and an Academy of General Dentistry Approved PACE Provider.

Ethics Hotline
An on-call program to assist members facing difficult patient care decisions, provided by Christian physician ethicists who also formulate CMDA's ethical position statements. Reach the hotline at 423-844-1000.

A variety of more than 40 topical, local, regional and national conferences each year for training and networking including TRANSFORM: The CMDA National Convention, the Global Missions Health Conference and more.

Life & Leadership Coaching
A personalized resource with certified coaches who assist healthcare professionals in finding balance in addressing both the professional and personal issues of everyday life.

Life & Health Resources
A distribution service for CMDA-produced and recommended resources through the CMDA Bookstore, including Just Add Water, Grace Prescriptions and many other valuable resources.

Marriage Enrichment Commission
A ministry that provides four to six conferences per year that address the unique needs and stresses of healthcare marriages, offering couples the opportunity to nurture and grow in their marital relationships.

Medical Malpractice Ministry
A program assisting healthcare professionals facing malpractice lawsuits with prayer, educational resources and encouragement from a commission of doctors who have faced malpractice suits themselves.

Member Services
A department that assists CMDA members with information regarding the resources and services available through CMDA, as well as membership recruitment, renewals and retention.

Placement Services
A recruiting service that brings together Christian physicians, dentists, mid-level providers and practices throughout the U.S. to enhance their ministry and advance the kingdom of God.

A wide variety of informational print and electronic resources published by CMDA to encourage, equip and motivate readers, including Christian Doctor's Digest, Today's Christian Doctor and many others.

Speaker's Referral Bureau
An online self-referral speaker's bureau of CMDA members who can be contacted for local, regional or national events. These recommended speakers are available for a variety of topics and issues.

Stewardship and Development
An educational service that encourages CMDA members to be good stewards of the gifts given then by God, with resources to help protect their assets and provide for loved ones while building the kingdom.


CMDA is dedicated to serving as a Christian voice, as well as offering valuable resources on today's current healthcare topics to our members. Our voice outreaches speak for our members to the government, media, church and public on bioethical and public policy issues while also training Christians to be effective advocates themselves.

Voice of Christian Doctor's Media Training
An individualized training workshop for members to learn how to prepare for media interviews and to give Christian perspectives on ethical questions and general health topics.

Public Service Announcements
A library of public service announcements on ethical and healthcare topics available to radio stations.

News Releases
CMDA's responses to breaking news on vital healthcare issues resulting in hundreds of media interviews each year.

State Public Policy Campaigns
Grassroots campaigns to promote life-honoring legislation and referendums at the state level on physician-assisted suicide, embryonic stem cell research and other issues.

Washington Office
A department of CMDA that serves as a liasion with Congress, the White House, federal agencies and non-governmental organizations in Washington, D.C. Also provides opportunities for federal employment, Congressional testimony and committee service. Includes the Freedom2Care coalition to advance conscience rights in healthcare and provide other legislative updates and tools.