The CMA Standards Council's 'Nine Principles of Ministry Accountability', the 54 standards that fall under those principles, and the four supporting policies, represent the essential requirements necessary for an organisation to become accredited by the Standards Council.
These principles and standards are about organisational accountability, not organisational effectiveness, which is a far larger topic. There are many things an organisation can do, in addition to these principles, that will enhance both accountability and effectiveness, but we consider these to be an excellent starting point, and the absolute minimum for a truly accountable ministry.
A number of well-regarded Christian ministries offered (or were approached) to be part of a pilot program, which was successfully concluded after the launch in November 2017. This pilot program enabled us to test the systems with live data, examine the Standards in a live working environment, and iron out any wrinkles in a collaborative test environment. On 16 November 2017 the CMA Standards Council was officially launched at a major event in Melbourne and is now "open for business" to accept applications for accreditation from all worthy Christian organisations. Apply online here.
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