Christ For the City International

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Christ For the City International has been shaped by the Biblical mandate to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Since 1995, CFCI has been an innovative leader in modern mission circles and has become a respected urban ministry and mission agency.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christ For the City International
5855 North 90th St.
Omaha, NE 68134


Phone: (402) 592-8332


Organization details

EIN: 470789700

CEO/President: Dr. Duane "Chip" Anderson

Chairman: Barry Glaser & John Wilton

Board size: 12

Founder: Mr. Paul Landrey

Ruling year: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


The Vision: No place without a witness, no church without a vision, no person without hope.

Mission statement

The Mission: Helping people transform cities by transforming lives.

Statement of faith

We believe in one God, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for the sins of the world, was raised bodily and exalted to God's right hand where He makes intercession for His own. He will personally come again.

We believe that God created humankind, male and female, in His own image. However, all creation suffers the consequences of the fall and is under God's judgment.

We believe that God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between one man and one woman. Therefore we will only recognize marriages between one biological man and one biological woman, and sex (gender) is defined by their sexual identity at birth. Gen. 2:18-25

We believe that because of His love, God sent His Son Jesus Christ, who inaugurated His Kingdom, provided atonement for sin, disarmed the powers and authorities, triumphing over them by the cross, reconciling the world to Himself. He will consummate His Kingdom in righteousness, power, and glory.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, who glorifies Jesus Christ, working in all peoples to bring them to believe and obey Christ. The Spirit dwells in those who believe, equipping and empowering them for lives of holiness and fruitful service.

We believe the Bible to be the divinely inspired and authoritative Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

We believe that all who repent and believe in Christ are born into life eternal, delivered from condemnation, and as His Church are called to communicate the Gospel, proclaim the Kingdom, make disciples of all nations, and seek to be instruments of His righteousness, justice, and healing, all to the glory of God.

We believe in the resurrection of the body, the eternal blessedness of believers in the presence of Christ and the eternal separation of unbelievers from Him.

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Sector: Foreign Missions

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$8,798$1,678$2,783$5,918$2,615
Short-term investments$22,774$0$0$0$4,813
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$431,674$566,696$415,629$438,952$514,986
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$18,053$6,917$7,184$10,113$11,256
Other long-term assets$0$2,971$850$850$850
Total long-term assets$18,053$9,888$8,034$10,963$12,106
Total assets$449,727$576,584$423,663$449,915$527,092
Payables and accrued expenses$78,217$147,862$65,873$84,904$83,490
Other current liabilities$3,660$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$81,877$147,862$65,873$84,904$83,490
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$7,334$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$7,334$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$89,211$147,862$65,873$84,904$83,490
Net assets20072004200320022001
Without donor restrictions($230,923)($44,755)($20,661)($12,542)$12,787
With donor restrictions$591,439$473,477$378,451$377,553$430,815
Net assets$360,516$428,722$357,790$365,011$443,602
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,497,165$1,286,219$1,194,044$1,160,785$965,678
Program service revenue$493,395$886,465$841,851$620,580$621,063
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,323$892$1,087$1,955$3,414
Other revenue$193,688$0$0$0$9,897
Total other revenue$692,406$887,357$842,938$622,535$634,374
Total revenue$2,189,571$2,173,576$2,036,982$1,783,320$1,600,052
Program services$1,727,887$1,749,660$1,682,006$1,564,652$1,293,915
Management and general$217,229$297,659$305,421$243,562$195,508
Total expenses$2,089,042$2,102,644$2,044,203$1,861,911$1,534,745
Change in net assets20072004200320022001
Surplus (deficit)$100,529$70,932($7,221)($78,591)$65,307
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$100,529$70,932($7,221)($78,591)$65,307


Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/9/2021. To update the information below, please email:



Unprecedented urban migration produced increased poverty and urban dislocation worldwide. It was predicted that by 2000, 80% of the world's population would live in "mega cities" with 46% of them living in abject poverty. This became a reality. The widening gap between rich and poor will provide momentum to two trends: 1) increasing low level conflict and 2) increasing movement and illegal immigration. As discouraging as the consequences of this growing gap may be, it will result in an increasing demand for organizations - like Christ For the City International - whose mission it is to work to close or bridge this gap.


In November of 1995, Paul Landrey responded to the call to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of Christ For the City International. What had begun as an urban ministry program in Latin America in 1983 was now reaching into 6 countries of Central and South America, Spain and the USA and had a staff of 75 missionaries, 50% of whom were Latin. In July of 2000, Dr. Duane "Chip" Anderson assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of CFCI. Dr. Anderson had served with CFCI for the past 18 years. He and his family moved to Omaha from San Jose', Costa Rica, where he served as Executive Vice President and Costa Rica Country Director. Under the leadership of these men, CFCI embarked on its new focus to develop a ministry that would revolve around the least evangelized cities of the world.


In March of 1997, the CFCI International office relocated from Miami, Florida to Omaha, Nebraska. From this location, an administrative staff began the process of providing oversight and direction for the overall work of the ministry in fulfillment of the vision and goals of CFCI in the areas of social services and urban evangelization. Morton G. Cain joined the staff in 1997 as Vice President for Advancement.


In a world hungry for spiritual answers that work, Christian identity, who we are and what we do, is our single most important distinctive. The spiritual dimension of this ministry is what separates it from other international organizations. The good news that people and communities can be rightly related to God-and to each other-and impact their cities with the Gospel, is the most excellent news that the Christian has. CFCI strategies and methodologies revolve around and reflect this belief.

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