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.

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 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.

Partners with CIT

Non-Partner Agencies using CIT


World Gospel Mission
Mission Aviation Fellowship
SEND International
Josiah Venture
International Ministries
World Team
Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators
Team Expansion
World Venture
Christian Veterinary Mission
Encompass World Partners
Baptist Mid Missions
Jungle Kids for Christ
Christian Resource Ministries
SCORE International
Extreme Response International
Launch Global
Ripe for Harvest
Youth Ministry International
Christian Health Services Corps
Equip International
Forgotten Children Worldwide
GoLiveServe International
Horizons International
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Servants in Fellowship

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.