Beliefs and Values
The foundation for CMO's mission and its operational polices is a shared set of beliefs and values that reflect its Independent Christian Church/Churches of Christ heritage. CMO's doctrinal statement provides the guiding principles for maintaining the the organizations identify.
How did we begin?
David & Deloris Filbeck in 1963
Our story began 53 years ago at a small Bible college in Southwest Missouri with two young people preparing for ministry.
David Filbeck was a student at Ozark Christian College in Joplin Missouri when he heard a missionary from Thailand tell about the Lua tribal people living in the jungles of northern Thailand. David decided right then that he would be the one to go.
What is our Mission?
CMO was established for the following purposes:
1. To proclaim the Gospel and establish churches among the peoples of South East Asia
2. To train church leaders for South East Asia.
3. To promote the publication of Christian literature and the translation of
scripture into local languages.