Canadian Christian Ministries (CCM)

Frequently Asked Questions



Question: What is CCM?

Answer: Canadian Christian Ministries is a fellowship of Ministers. CCM is the leading ministry service provider in Canada. If you are called to ministry we will provide you with religious training, Ministerial Credentials, Minister ID Card, registration of your ministry or church, spiritual covering and ongoing mentoring through leadership seminars and workshops. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors headed by a General Overseer.


Question: How many Ministers are in CCM?

Answer: CCM currently has 550 CCM Ministers in Canada in the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.



Question: How can I obtain Ministerial credentials through CCM?

Answer: By applying for membership and completing one of our Minister Certification courses. If your Pastor is a CCM Minister you will need a letter of recommendation from your Pastor. To apply please go to the home page and click on the “Apply for Credentials” tab.


Question: Are credentials issued by CCM recognized internationally?

Answer: All credentials issued by CCM are recognized provincially, nationally and internationally. You have a right to use the word “Reverend” preceding your name such as Reverend John Smith.


Question: Do I have to renew my credentials and is there a fee for doing so?

Answer: All credentials are valid for the calendar year in which they are issued and must be renewed by December 31 each year. The renewal fee is $120.


Question: If I lose my Minister ID card, can I get a replacement card, and is there a fee to replace my card?

Answer: Yes, your card can be replaced for a processing fee of $25.



Question: Do I have to pay tithes to CCM? Does my church have to remit tithes to CCM?

Answer: No Minister pays tithes to CCM. No church pay tithes to CCM. CCM is funded by charitable donations and revenue generated from the renewal of ministerial credentials.



Question: Will I be assigned to an administrative District?

Answer: All Ministers are assigned to an administrative District under the supervision of a District Pastor.


Question: Who is my District Pastor and how can I get the contact information for my District Pastor?

Answer: When you are assigned to a District your District Pastor is notified. He/she will contact you be phone or email. You will also receive a District List from CCM showing the Ministers in your District. The contact information of all the Ministers and your District Pastor is on that list. If you misplace this document please go to the home page and click on the “Contact Us” tab and request the information from your Regional Overseer.


Question: Do I have to attend District meetings?

Answer: Yes. All Ministers are required to attend the District meetings.

Advertising your Events


Question: How can I advertise my event through CCM?

Answer: Please forward a flyer to Rev. Claudette Clarke the Director of Public Relations by email at and then contact her by phone at 647-300-2813. Your AD will be posted on CCM’s Facebook page and on website. This is an interactive website that connects the seven regions of CCM.

Annual Charity Filings with Canada Revenue Agency


Question: How can I do my church tax report also known as the Charity Information Return?

Answer: An officer of CCM can assist you in preparing your Charity Information Return. There is a small fee for this service. CCM conducts a Church Treasurers’ Seminar biannually to teach Treasurers how to keep accurate records and books and prepare church tax reports.

Church Administration


Question: How do I pay my Pastor and church employees and remit the taxes to the government?

Answer: You must have a payroll account with Canada Revenue Agency to pay salaries to anyone. Instead of doing it yourself please contact a payroll company known as Ceridian. This company will set up your church’s payroll account, pay the Pastor from the church’s bank account, remit the taxes to the government, give the Pastor pay-stubs and T4 slips, and submit the T4 Summary to Canada Revenue Agency for a reasonable fee. Their website is

Church Equipment & Supplies


Question: Where can I purchase clergy clothing?

Answer: Broughton’s Church Supplies. Their contact phone number is 416-690-4777. Online purchases are available. Their website address is


Question: Where can I purchase church supplies such as communion sets, anointing oil and Christian literature?

Answer: You may purchase these supplies online from You may also purchase these from Cornerstone Bookshop located at 89 Finch Avenue West, Toronto. Their phone number is 416-224-8999. Their website address is


Question: Where can I purchase or rent musical equipment and public address systems?

Answer: Long & McQuade Musical Instruments. This company is located nationwide. Your nearest location can be accessed through their website at


Question: Where can I purchase Sunday School teaching materials

Answer: You can purchase these online from Pathway Bookstore. Their website address is



Question: How can I become a Chaplain?

Answer: By completing the Chaplaincy course offered by Canadian Institute of Ministerial Development. Please go to the home page and click on the “Become A Chaplain” tab for more detailed information.

Courses - Continuous Professional Learning


Question: What courses does CCM has to offer its Ministers and the members of their churches?

Answer: CCM has a variety of courses available by correspondence and in classroom through its School of Ministry. To view these courses and apply please visit the home page and click on the “The Learning Centre” tab.

Donations from the Public


Question: How can I receive online donations for my church from members of the public?

Answer: Register with CanadaHelps to receive online donations. CCM is registered with this organization also. CanadaHelps will receive donation for your church, deposit it directly into your church’s bank account and issue the donor an official tax donation receipt. To register please visit their website at



Question: Where can I get church insurance to lease a property?

Answer: Brokerforce Insurance Inc., everything is done online and your policy is emailed to you. Their contact phone number is 1-800-263-9870. Their website is


Question: Where can I get liability insurance to cover a one day or weekend event?

Answer: PAL Insurance Brokers Ltd. Their contact phone number for Ontario is 1-800-265-8098. Their contact phone number for Alberta is 1-800-661-1608. Everything is done online and your policy is emailed to you. Their website address is


Question: Where can I get automobile and home insurance?

Answer: All Ordained Ministers can get automobile and home insurance from D. L. Deeks Insurance Services Inc. The website is Please contact Mr. Scott Jones at 905 479 7322 ext. 223 or call 1-800 240 5283. This is group insurance with full comprehensive coverage. Please mention that you are an Ordained Minister with CCM and you were referred by Bishop Pat Johnson. Neither CCM nor Bishop Johnson gets any compensation for referrals.

Marriage Licenses


Question: Who can get a Marriage License through CCM?

Answer: Only Ordained Ministers who are Senior Pastors or Associate Pastors of legally registered churches or ministries are eligible for Marriage Licenses through CCM.



Question: How often is the newsletter published and can I get it in print form?

Answer: The CCM Newsletter is a quarterly online publication to disseminate information about programs and events in the CCM community. Print versions are available at $3 per copy.


Question: Can I place an AD in the newsletter?

Answer: Yes


Question: Can my church or ministry event be featured in the CCM Newsletter?

Answer: Yes. You may submit an article and photographs to Rev. Claudette Clarke the Director of Public Relations by email at and then contact her by phone at 647-300-2813. We can also feature Ministers in special articles.

Registration of Churches


Question: How can I get my church registered with the government?

Answer: CCM will prepare all the government paperwork for you at no cost. This service is available to Ministers of CCM only. Please request an information brochure from CCM about the registration requirements and process.



Question: Can I sell products in CCM?

Answer: CCM has a no solicitation policy. No one is permitted to sell products through CCM or solicit donations from other CCM Ministers. A member may be permitted to promote products such as health food products and beauty products at the Annual Leadership Seminar and Ministry Expo. The exceptions are books written by CCM Ministers, music DVD’s by CCM Ministers, and artwork painted by CCM Ministers. The material must be produced by the Minister.



Question: Does CCM conduct seminars and can I get CCM to do a seminar at my church?

Answer: CCM School of Ministerial Department conducts seminars on a regular basis. We can also come to your church and conduct a seminar. To book a seminar at your church please visit the home page and click on the “Register for a Seminar” tab. You may also contact Bishop Dr. Marcia Martin Keane-Dawes the Director of Ministerial Development at phone number 416-305-7629 or by email at

Video Recording and Production

Question: Where can I get professional video production of my event and online promotional flyers?

Answer: You may get these from Clixter Canada. Please visit Clixter Canada website at or contact MiQuel Escobar by phone at 1-800-725-7210 or by email at



Question: Does CCM have a TV Video channel and how can I be on the CCM TV?

Answer: CCM has a TV video channel on YouTube. You can access the TV channel from the CCM website or directly at All Ministers of CCM are eligible to be featured on CCM TV. For more information on recording your sermons and events for TV please contact our media manager MiQuel Escobar at Clixter Canada by phone at 1-800-725-7210 or by email at



Question: How can I work as a volunteer in CCM?

Answer: CCM welcomes and encourages all Ministers to volunteer their services at CCM events. If you wish to volunteer to work at an event please visit the home page and click on the “Contact Us” tab and send your request to CCM.

Website Design + Website Hosting


Question: Where can I get professional website design and hosting?

Answer: You may get professional website hosting from Clixter Canada. This is the company that designed and manages the CCM website. Please contact the CCM website manager MiQuel Escobar by phone at 1-800-725-7210 or by email at or visit

Women’s Ministry


Question: Does CCM have a women’s ministry program?

Answer: Yes, CCM’s Department of Women Affairs administers a training and development program for women ministries across Canada. To gain access to the program please contact Rev. Maria Miran the National Director of Women Affairs at phone number 416-822-8598 or by email at   

Youth Ministry


Question: Does CCM have a youth ministry program?

Answer: Yes, CCM’s Youth Ministry Department is dedicated to assist churches in establishing active youth ministries across Canada. To learn more about the program please contact Rev. Raymond Wright at Tel number 647-547-4306 or by email at

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