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The mission of Christian Ministries Training Association is to Equip Train, Encourage and Inspire All who lead and serve in church ministries.


Well-qualified passionate presenters offer a variety of workshop sessions for equipping, training, encouragement and inspiration – both in person or by zoom.

About Us

Established in 1951, CMTA continues to have the heart and passion to walk alongside of churches of any denomination, size, ethnicity, etc. We are one body and we exist to build up the body of Christ.

About Us


It is a service organization governed by a Board of Directors from many denominations. Board members serve voluntarily without remuneration.

The CMTA events are geared toward equipping and training for the Christian Education ministries of the local church and also encouraging and inspiring those who serve in the church.

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The Story of CMTA

CMTA is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and approved by the Department of Internal Revenue to accept gifts which are tax-deductible.

CMTA was founded in 1951 as the Greater Los Angeles Sunday School Association (GLASS) with the first convention held in 1952. It is a voluntary association of individuals, Sunday Schools, churches and other organizations from various denominations who cooperate in training Christians for service in their local church. (The name was changed in 1993 because its scope became more than Greater Los Angeles and more than Sunday School.) Its services are used by churches and individuals throughout Southern California and neighboring states.


CMTA Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

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.

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Board Members

Board members serve voluntarily without remuneration.

Marian Morris

CMTA President Emeritus

Sue Tatsui

Convention President Chair

Jo Ann Palomino


Contact Info

  • Event location on October 8, 2022: Beachpoint Church 17415 Magnolia St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
  • Mail Address: Christian Ministries Training Association 4967 Harriman Ave. So Pasadena, CA 91030
  • Phone: 626 286-6492 (Voice)
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