Correctional Ministries and
Chaplains Association


Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA) is a professional organization, founded in May 2011, through which Christians can celebrate their faith and passion for correctional ministry with other individuals, organizations, and churches; develop professionally through online resources, trainings, and certifications; and be inspired through uplifting journal articles, networking, and conferences.

Connecting, encouraging, and equipping Christians as they fulfill the Great Commission in Corrections

Members of CMCA are united to provide the highest quality of spiritual care to those who are incarcerated, have been incarcerated or detained, family members of the incarcerated, those affected by injustice, and those connected to correctional care. CMCA members are committed to providing spiritual care that is representative of the biblical model found in Jesus Christ's ministry. As a collaborative team of evangelical Christian caregivers, CMCA desires to more effectively build the Kingdom of God and help humanity secure greater peace and safety (Ephesians 4:16, 3 John 1:8).

                      Contact CMCA                                                                   

Phone:                         630-752-7085        
Mailing Address:         CMCA c/o Institute for Prison Ministries
                                    Billy Graham Center, Suite 418
                                    501 College Avenue
                                    Wheaton, IL 60187

Prayer is a core value of CMCA as we minister to our fellow servants.  CMCA has a team of individuals devoted to upholding CMCA members in prayer.  If you would like prayer please email with your prayer requests. Please also provide us with an update on your prayer requests.

                Correctional Ministry Database                            
If interested in including your organization in the CMCA Correctional Ministry database, please take 3 minutes to fill out this short survey.

Disclaimer: Through the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association website you are able to link to other websites that are not under the control of CMCA, and are hosted by organizations that may not have any affiliation with CMCA. We have no control over the content or availability of those sites, nor does the inclusion of any links necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them. We believe the links provided are credible and helpful for you as you serve in correctional ministry. If a link does not work, feel free to contact us at

CMCA | Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association - News

Alabama Baptist Article on the Culture of Mass Incarceration

Article features CMCA Co-Chair Dr. Karen Swanson, Director of Institute for Prison Ministries.

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Good News Jail Chaplain Openings

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry has a number of chaplain positions open.

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Life Coach Training Now Available

LIFE COACH Training is an online course available through the Institute of Prison Ministries at Wheaton College.

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