About CIT

God is moving in unprecedented ways around the world in our day! With new technologies, the movement of people to other countries, social and political upheaval, natural disasters, and economic challenges, more people are hearing and responding to the Good News than ever before. Those sent to obey the Great Commission must be ready to share the good news effectively to other cultures. This is the task of CIT!

CIT equips people and churches around the world for more fruitful and effective cross-cultural ministry. Studies have shown that when people are trained in how to understand, adapt to, and live well in other cultures they produce more fruit for the Kingdom and last longer in ministry than those without it. This is the goal for pre-field training and debrief through Learning Center, and for distance learning through CIT Next once people are in their country of service. CIT Global trains and equips people from other cultures and nations using CIT values that are adapted to those cultures. And Church Equipping equips churches for effective cross-cultural ministry both at home and abroad. This is why CIT is so important!

We are privileged to partner with at least 15 agencies who have a passion for equipping their people. Our partners believe in training and equipping, and have a vital role in making CIT the best it can be. Together, CIT is the best value in preparation and strengthening cross-cultural servants. Check out all CIT is and has to offer here on our website. Contact us if you have any questions.

See you at CIT!

CIT 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 that Adam, created in the image of God, was tempted by Satan, the god of this world, and fell. Because of Adam’s sin, all men have guilt imputed, are totally depraved.
  • We believe that salvation consists of the remission of sins, the imputation of Christ’s righteousness, and the gift of eternal life, received by faith alone, apart from works.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the HolySpirit is absolutely essential.
  • 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 in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe that the church, the body of Christ, consists only of those who are born again, who are baptized by the Holy Spirit into Christ, for whom He now makes intercession in heaven and for whom He will come again.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that Christ commanded the church to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature, baptizing and teaching those who believe, and that the naturaloutcome of such activity leads to the establishment of local congregations.

Mission Statement

To glorify God by preparing and equipping cross-cultural workers with the missiological, biblical, and personal tools needed for strategic and effective cross-cultural ministry.


“CIT is a partnership of mission agencies. You don’t have to be a partner to send missionaries to CIT, but partnership has great benefits. CIT Partners enjoy discounted tuition for Learning Center courses, feedback from CIT staff on attendees from your agency, input into the training program of Learning Center and the other CIT departments.  The objectives of being a CIT Partner are:

  • To foster a spirit of unity and trust through cooperative training.
  • To cooperate in the design and delivery of effective training.
  • To enhance the quality of training through access to expert trainers from the various partners.
  • To broaden the scope of training through exposure to missionaries and ministries from other organizations.
  • To reduce duplication of training programs and costs through cooperation.

If your agency is interested in becoming a CIT Partner, contact Debbie Wagner at [email protected] for more information and to request a CIT Partner application.

Agencies Using CIT


Act BeyondAdventures in Missions

Adventures in Missions – Partner



Barnabas International

BCM International – Partner

Brethren in Christ World  Missions

CaminoGlobal – Partner

Campus Crusade for Christ

The Chapel


Christian Veterinary Mission

CMF, Int’l

Converge Int’l – Partner

CrossWorld -Partner

CURE Int’l

Encompass World Partners

Free Will Baptist International Missions – Partner

Friends in Action


Global Outreach Int’l

Godspeed Missionary Care

Grace Ministries Int’l

Greater Europe Mission (GEM) – Partner

Hands and Feet

InterAct Ministries Int’l – Partner

Kaleo Kids

Kids Alive Int’l – Partner


Loving Shepherd Ministries

Missionary Ventures, Int’l


New Life Deaf Ministries

New International – Partner

OMS – Partner


Place of Hope

ReachAcross – Partner


Reliant – Partner


Samaritan’s Purse

SEND Int’l


South America Mission

SIM USA – Partner

Students Int’l– Partner


Team Expansion

TMS Global – Partner


United World Mission – Partner

World Team

World Venture

World Witness – Partner


CIT Location


The CIT/NC 28 acre campus is located 1/2 mile east of Hwy 221 on Hudlow Road in Union Mills, North Carolina. Union Mills is between Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina and north of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Union Mills is not noted on many maps but it is approximately 11.5 miles south of I-40 (exit 85) on Hwy 221 and approximately 9 miles north of Rutherfordton on Hwy 221. A cell phone tower is .2 miles north of the Hudlow Road/221 intersection.

Airline service is most commonly used from CLT (Charlotte-Douglas International Airport) and GSP (Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, South Carolina). Asheville Airport is also sometimes used.