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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


CMTA is a non-profit 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 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 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; the saved unto the resurrection of life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Board Members

Board members serve voluntarily without remuneration.

Marian Morris

CMTA President Emeritus

Sue Tatsui

Convention President Chair

Pastor Bell Hemphill

Executive Board Member

Kent Nossaman

Executive Board Member

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: 626-412-6020 (Voice)
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