Christian Medical & Dental Associations/ CMDA

Summary

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) serve as a voice and ministry for Christian doctors. Its mission is to "change hearts in healthcare." Founded in 1931, CMDA currently serves over 16,000 members and promotes ethical positions. CMDA addresses policies on health care issues; conducts overseas evangelism projects through its mission arm (Global Health Outreach); coordinates a network of Christian doctors for fellowship and professional growth; sponsors student ministries in medical and dental schools; distributes educational and inspirational resources; holds marriage and family conferences; provides Third World missionary doctors with continuing education resources; and conducts academic exchange programs overseas. By being the "hands of Jesus" to needy people, they seek to fulfill His Great Commandment (Matthew 22:39; 25:36) and His Great Commission (Matthew 28:19).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 7500
Bristol, TN 37621-7500

Website: www.cmda.org

Phone: (423) 844-1000

Email: main@cmdahome.org


Organization details

EIN: 362284267

CEO/President: Mr. David L. Stevens, MD

Chairman: Mr. John R. Crouch, Jr., MD

Board size: 17

Founder: Medical Students

Year founded: 1931

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Purpose

Christian Medical & Dental Associations ("CMDA") is the dba (doing business name) for the Christian Medical & Dental Society. CMDA strives to motivate and equip doctors to practice faith in Jesus Christ in their personal and professional lives. CMDA's slogan is "Changing the face of health care by changing the hearts of doctors." Specifically, CMDA proposes to do the following:

  • To proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord in the fields of medicine and dentistry.
  • To motivate doctors to be a witness for Christ around the world by a Spirit filled life style, verbal proclamation and the exemplary exercise of their skills and abilities.
  • To encourage Christian doctors to disciple each other in following Christ in their work.
  • To provide encouragement, continuing education, and resources for missionary doctors serving Christ in other cultures, and overseas.
  • To encourage Christian doctors to care for the poor.
  • To encourage and train Christian students and residents to grow spiritually, to cultivate a Christian mindset and to develop Christian aspirations during their training process.
  • To provide continuing education in medicine and dentistry at home and abroad.
  • To articulate biblical convictions that addresses the strategic issues in medicine and dentistry.
  • To provide resources that will help to motivate and equip doctors to practice faith in Christ in their personal and professional lives.

    To further these goals, CMDA sponsors publications, audio and video tapes, conferences, journals, short-term foreign and domestic missions, continuing education both overseas and in the United States, student and professional associations, and much more.

    This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

    Mission statement

    The Christian Medical & Dental Associations uses the following to communicate its mission:

    We have summarized the tenets of our mission statement into five general areas:

    1. Evangelism--leading others to personal faith in Christ;
    2. Discipleship--encouraging God's work in the lives of believers;
    3. Resources--equipping the saints for growth;
    4. Service--offering opportunities to minister to others in Christ's name;
    5. Voice--being a "City on a Hill" by speaking for Christian doctors on vital issues.


    Statement of faith

    The Christian Medical and Dental Society uses the following to express its faith:

    We believe:

    • In the divine inspiration, integrity, and final authority of the Bible as the Word of God.
    • In the unique Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    • In the representative and substitutionary sacrificial death of our Lord Jesus Christ as the necessary atonement for our sins.
    • In the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration.
    • In the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, and the blessed hope, His personal return.
    • In the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
  • Financial efficiency ratings

    Sector: Christian Growth

    CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
    Overall efficiency rating299 of 42327 of 47
    Fund acquisition rating177 of 42321 of 47
    Resource allocation rating299 of 42332 of 47
    Asset utilization rating326 of 42332 of 47

    Financial ratios

    Funding ratiosMedian % for
    all ministries in
    MW database
    20182017201620152014
    Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
    Fundraising expense /
    Total contributions
    7%6%6%6%5%5%
    Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
    Fundraising expense /
    Total revenue
    6%5%5%5%4%4%
    Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
    Total contributions /
    Total revenue
    95%83%84%86%87%78%
    Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
    Fundraising expense /
    Total expenses
    6%5%5%5%4%5%
    Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
    Total other revenue /
    Total revenue
    5%17%16%14%13%22%
     
    Operating ratiosMedian % for
    all ministries in
    MW database
    20182017201620152014
    Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
    Program services /
    Total expenses
    83%77%78%78%80%81%
    Spending ratio Spending ratio =
    Total expenses /
    Total revenue
    99%92%91%99%96%92%
    Program output ratio Program output ratio =
    Program services /
    Total revenue
    81%71%71%77%77%75%
    Savings ratio Savings ratio =
    Surplus (deficit) /
    Total revenue
    1%8%9%1%4%8%
    Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
    Surplus (deficit) /
    Net assets
    3%7%8%1%3%7%
    General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
    Management and general expense /
    Total expenses
    10%17%17%17%15%14%
     
    Investing ratiosMedian measure
    for all ministries
    in MW database
    20182017201620152014
    Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
    Total expenses /
    Total assets
    1.300.730.710.730.690.72
    Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
    Total assets /
    Total current assets
    1.542.242.392.572.883.12
    Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
    Total expenses /
    Total current assets
    2.541.641.701.871.992.26
     
    Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
    for all ministries
    in MW database
    20182017201620152014
    Current ratio Current ratio =
    Total current assets /
    Total current liabilities
    8.967.946.404.084.433.89
    Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
    Total current liabilities /
    Total current assets
    0.110.130.160.240.230.26
    Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
    (Total current assets -
    Total current liabilities) /
    (Total expenses / 12)
    4.076.395.944.854.663.95
     
    Solvency ratiosMedian % for
    all ministries in
    MW database
    20182017201620152014
    Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
    Total liabilities /
    Total assets
    10%8%10%13%12%13%
    Debt ratio Debt ratio =
    Debt /
    Total assets
    0%0%0%0%0%0%
    Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
    Net assets /
    Total expenses
    63%125%127%120%127%121%

    Financials

    Balance sheet
     
    Assets20182017201620152014
    Cash$1,844,153$1,775,612$2,241,777$1,378,303$1,656,226
    Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,437,924$1,391,729$1,438,769$1,325,913$1,215,478
    Short-term investments$6,236,450$5,242,025$3,826,819$3,868,710$3,015,668
    Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
    Total current assets$9,518,527$8,409,366$7,507,365$6,572,926$5,887,372
    Long-term investments$3,176,326$2,836,427$2,828,549$3,125,604$2,895,384
    Fixed assets$4,025,431$4,179,133$4,467,305$4,717,095$5,001,368
    Other long-term assets$4,645,467$4,676,747$4,520,638$4,484,173$4,609,991
    Total long-term assets$11,847,224$11,692,307$11,816,492$12,326,872$12,506,743
    Total assets$21,365,751$20,101,673$19,323,857$18,899,798$18,394,115
     
    Liabilities20182017201620152014
    Payables and accrued expenses$590,613$547,625$612,713$460,636$484,361
    Other current liabilities$607,498$767,261$1,226,560$1,024,604$1,030,301
    Total current liabilities$1,198,111$1,314,886$1,839,273$1,485,240$1,514,662
    Debt$0$0$0$0$0
    Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
    Other long-term liabilities$554,449$596,778$706,516$743,905$790,936
    Total long-term liabilities$554,449$596,778$706,516$743,905$790,936
    Total liabilities$1,752,560$1,911,664$2,545,789$2,229,145$2,305,598
     
    Net assets20182017201620152014
    Unrestricted$6,106,767$6,595,878$6,109,769$6,261,528$6,552,476
    Temporarily restricted$13,506,424$11,594,131$4,868,923$4,653,114$3,676,212
    Permanently restricted$0$0$5,799,376$5,756,011$5,859,829
    Net assets$19,613,191$18,190,009$16,778,068$16,670,653$16,088,517
     
    Revenues and expenses
     
    Revenue20182017201620152014
    Total contributions$14,080,210$13,299,095$12,222,524$11,979,888$11,233,745
    Program service revenue$1,881,817$1,129,701$1,484,199$1,249,517$1,534,752
    Membership dues$0$0$284,570$242,923$274,895
    Investment income$635,609$588,346$104,289$240,001$714,472
    Other revenue$462,113$723,505$47,852($17,794)$642,455
    Total other revenue$2,979,539$2,441,552$1,920,910$1,714,647$3,166,574
    Total revenue$17,059,749$15,740,647$14,143,434$13,694,535$14,400,319
     
    Expenses20182017201620152014
    Program services$12,109,303$11,180,466$10,935,349$10,505,045$10,781,924
    Management and general$2,705,610$2,365,990$2,356,511$2,027,846$1,883,777
    Fundraising$821,654$782,250$744,159$579,508$613,321
    Total expenses$15,636,567$14,328,706$14,036,019$13,112,399$13,279,022
     
    Change in net assets20182017201620152014
    Surplus (deficit)$1,423,182$1,411,941$107,415$582,136$1,121,297
    Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
    Total change in net assets$1,423,182$1,411,941$107,415$582,136$1,121,297

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    History

    CMDA was founded in 1931 by medical students as a vehicle for fellowship, Bible study, and prayer with other Christian medical students.


    Program accomplishments

    Christian Medical and Dental Association's accomplishments and programs include the following:

  • The Saline Solution--this continuing medical education conference is designed to teach practical evangelism in health care in the health care setting. The goal is to teach doctors, nurses, assistants, clergy, and others the team approach to medical evangelism.
  • CMDA HealthWise--this magazine provides health care advice to patients, while directing them to Christ as their source of wholeness.
  • Campus ministry now involves more than 150 schools (70 percent of the U.S. total).
  • Today's Christian Doctor-- CMDA's flagship periodical provides articles about faith, family, and practice (free to doctors).
  • "Incision"--this newsletter keeps members informed on critical issues.
  • "Christian Doctors' Digest,"--this quarterly audiocassette magazine contains inspirational and instructional topics such as practical witnessing, managed care, apologetics, and bioethics.
  • Specialty activities include the Psychiatry Section and ministries to Single Doctors and Women in Medicine and Dentistry.
  • The CMDA Resource Division selects, stocks, and distributes the best in resources designed specifically to help doctors grow in and share their faith.
  • The Paul Tournier Institute (CMDA Educational Division) was established to promote the integration of faith into practice.
  • A major curriculum development project is now underway to produce a medical and dental school two-year course teaching the integration of faith into practice.
  • CMDA Placement Service recruits like-minded professionals who wish to strengthen their practice and ministry.
  • Ethics Information Hotline provides "on-call" ethicists available each workday to assist clinicians with difficult decisions.
  • Medical Group Missions (MGM) is CMDA's global short-term missions program, offering opportunities to use clinical skills to minister to the world's most needy while simultaneously fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Commission on International Medical Educational Affairs (COIMEA) provides an outlet for spiritual and academic exchange in foreign countries.
  • Domestic Missions--an increasing number of CMDA members are individually involved with providing care to the under served.
  • Legislative initiatives are being sought that will improve the opportunity for domestic medical volunteerism and missions. A directory of domestic opportunities is jointly published with Christian Community Health Fellowship.
  • Continuing Medical and Dental Education is provided annually for colleagues serving overseas. These programs (e.g., Kenya '96, Malaysia '97) also offer fellowship, encouragement, and personal ministry to participants.
  • Expert testimony has been presented before Congress on issues such as mandated abortion training, partial-birth abortion, and physician-assisted suicide.
  • Legal action--Amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) briefs have been filed in an Oregon physician-assisted suicide case and an Ohio partial-birth abortion case.
  • CMDA sponsors student chapters at two-thirds of the nation's medical and dental school campuses. CMDA provides discipleship and outreach programs and assists students in integrating Christian principles with professional practice.

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