ABOUT CFM

CFM (Christian Faith Ministries) is a UK registered charity based in Jos Nigeria. We are a Christian organization with a focus on peacemaking and mission to Islamic and Pagan areas of Northern Nigeria. Our activities range from providing refuge for children and converts in crisis to training pastors and missionaries from grassroots areas.

ABOUT CFM

CFM (Christian Faith Ministries) is a UK registered charity based in Jos Nigeria. We are a Christian organization with a focus on peacemaking and mission to Islamic and Pagan areas of Northern Nigeria. Our activities range from providing refuge for children and converts in crisis to training pastors and missionaries from grassroots areas.

Indiginous Staff Employed

Projects in Northern Nigeria

Pastors/Missionaries Trained

 

CFM started as a Bible college in Northern Nigeria in 2007. Soon after crisis erupted in Jos resulting in tremendous loss of life as both Muslim and Christian communities suffered. We found our identity as peace makers. Our teaching and practice shifted. As followers of Jesus we learnt to respond to crisis: firstly through short term aid; and then through long term peacebuilding projects designed to heal and restore relationships in a fractured and broken society. Now CFM employs more than 300 staff across our projects in the North.

peacebuilding

Peacebuilding values are consistent across all CFM projects. Some projects have been established in conflict zones in order to bring reconciliation between peoples through Christ. Other projects build peace between people groups due to their inclusivity. 

theology

Biblical teaching is core to all we do. It is by making the principles of Jesus’ cross central to our lives that we see his Kingdom come. With the Bible College at the heart of the organisation our theology informs our practice and our practice informs our theology. 

grassroots

CFM prioritises care for the poor and uneducated. From our clinics to our Bible College we serve those who could not otherwise afford it. We offer scholarships and heavily subsidised prices across our projects. 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the incarnation of Israel’s God, comes to bring salvation and new creation. We believe in the authority of scripture. We believe in the church, living out the witness of the kingdom of God in community, bringing reconciliation and renewal to our nations.

I find statements of faith funny things. We are quite happy to argue and reject people based on their statements, while in Australia, for example, we own and sleep at night on land taken from Aboriginals without compensation, and we have no trouble with that. I think conservatism got a lot of things right with scripture, but not community, and community is the lynchpin. It is what scripture is revealing to us in its story. 

Evangelism is more than words, it is also a work of social justice.’Loving our neighbour’ means seeking to put things right with those around us. Wherever we live in the world, this is our aim, even at cost to ourselves. This is bearing the likeness of the cross, and this is our most plain statement of faith, read on our hearts and lives. 

Kent Hodge – CFM Director

CFM UPDATES

Protecting Our Babies

Protecting Our Babies

We have seen children die of preventable diseases: viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, tetanus, meningitis, and even measles, followed by malaria and deadly pneumonia. Over the last 35 years we have helped their mothers nurse them through these illnesses, and some we lost....

Resisting the Empire

Resisting the Empire

Photo above: CFM vocational students, Christians and Muslims, from different ethnic backgrounds, volunteer to work together, to restore houses burnt down by ethnic conflict. Roofs, ceilings, walls, plastering, electrics, windows, all restored. Bringing a new rule and...

Bringing Justice to the Industrial Revolution

Bringing Justice to the Industrial Revolution

Photo above: CFM's sewing school for widows, victims from violence in the Miango region. Part of CFM's peace effort in Miango, after violence killed many and destroyed many homes and livelihoods. CFM's peace response in Miango included feeding the homeless, bringing...

God Shall Free Africa

God Shall Free Africa

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Boko Haram to Marine Engineer

Boko Haram to Marine Engineer

Click video image below Hear Richard's SS3 graduation story, speaking with Ruth: from illiterate to top student Richard is from Shaffa in Borno State. His father was murdered by Boko Haram 2014. Two weeks before his father said to Richard, "Strive to take first place...

Supporting the Victims, Correcting the System

Supporting the Victims, Correcting the System

Wurin Alheri has a record number of 72 women in our adult hostel who are here for bible college, or as disciples in our safe house, or as other victims of violence and needing refuge and restoration. When you look at all the 600 people living on the CFM Jos site, most...

Ecology, Climate Change & Profits

Ecology, Climate Change & Profits

CFM runs a hospital and is building a larger facility to serve the population around us that has no access to medical care. At the same time, CFM has just a toe in the water learning about local plant treatments that have served Africa for centuries. We have trees...