Christian Associates International, Inc. dba Communitas International

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A network of missional church planters and church planting churches in Europe, North America and Latin America. Our passion is to see God transform people's lives through the Gospel just as He is transforming us!

Contact information

Mailing address:
Communitas International
P.O. Box 60543
Industry, CA 91716-0543


Phone: (888) 242-5930

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 930571928

CEO/President: Geoff Reinhart

Chairman: Teal Rapp

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. Linus Morris

Ruling year: 1969

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1995


Vision Statement:
Transformed Lives
Transformed Neighborhoods
Transformed World

Mission statement

We start and shape communities of faith that love like Jesus in their neighborhoods.

Statement of faith

Communitas International's Statement of Faith looks to and affirms the Nicene Creed as we declare our core theology in contemporary language.

God is a God of mission. He reveals Himself as the one God known and worshipped as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and reveals His purposes in the Bible which, being divinely inspired, is fully and authoritatively reliable.

God created humankind in His own image and called us to relate to and partner with Him in the stewardship of all creation. That relationship was broken in the sins of Adam and Eve and has been broken by all since.

God formed for Himself a covenant people in Abraham to be blessed and to be a blessing to the nations. His faithfulness persisted despite their rebellion and unfaithfulness.

God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to restore all that was broken, to offer His sinless life as an atonement for all who place their faith in Him.

Jesus invites His followers, the church, to return to the partnership set out at creation, to serve Him and His purposes and to enable effective ministry that advances the Kingdom of Christ on earth.

God has given the Holy Spirit to catalyze faith in Christ and to empower godly living, compelling community and ministry that authentically demonstrates the Kingdom of God.

Jesus Christ will return at the end of times as judge of the living and the dead and will make all things new.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating341 of 111045 of 146
Fund acquisition rating547 of 111174 of 146
Resource allocation rating349 of 111153 of 146
Asset utilization rating427 of 111049 of 146

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$46,136$62,196$101,335$130,364$143,751
Short-term investments$188,376$98,701$57,813$55,624$27,209
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,783,057$1,228,085$878,900$747,474$668,384
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$114,216$114,378$137,773$167,706$180,262
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$114,216$114,378$137,773$167,706$180,262
Total assets$1,897,273$1,342,463$1,016,673$915,180$848,646
Payables and accrued expenses$295,938$359,653$334,092$409,627$192,524
Other current liabilities$0$0$14,571$25,000$25,000
Total current liabilities$295,938$359,653$348,663$434,627$217,524
Due to (from) affiliates$87,645$74,209$27,286$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$87,645$74,209$27,286$0$0
Total liabilities$383,583$433,862$375,949$434,627$217,524
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$283,860($112,518)($199,181)($262,553)($300,176)
With donor restrictions$1,229,830$1,021,119$839,905$743,106$931,298
Net assets$1,513,690$908,601$640,724$480,553$631,122
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,674,102$3,831,193$3,703,906$3,673,199$3,588,546
Program service revenue$103,775$110,159$105,203$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$98,924$60,755$11,564$95,345($5,594)
Other revenue$6,470$68,628$38,305$17,217$16,582
Total other revenue$209,169$239,542$155,072$112,562$10,988
Total revenue$3,883,271$4,070,735$3,858,978$3,785,761$3,599,534
Program services$2,909,241$3,307,266$3,327,880$3,259,595$3,466,450
Management and general$165,750$288,407$171,960$284,206$327,410
Total expenses$3,278,182$3,802,858$3,698,807$3,742,490$3,953,835
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$605,089$267,877$160,171$43,271($354,301)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$605,089$267,877$160,171$43,271($354,301)


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Before Communitas International (formerly Christian Associates International or 'CA') looked like it does today, it had several earlier manifestations: the Jesus Christ Light & Power House near UCLA, started in 1968, and sports evangelism excursions to Europe throughout the 1970's, both innovative outreach and discipleship strategies that were geared toward the youth culture of the time.

Traveling around Europe, in particular, it became evident that new expressions of the church were needed in a culture that had for the most part rejected Christianity. One of the founders of both ministries was Linus Morris, who ultimately became President of Christian Associates International, serving in that capacity until 2009.

In 1980, Linus moved his family (wife Sharon and six children), to Geneva, France, to plant an English-speaking church there, along with two other families. Today Crossroads Geneva (or Ferney Voltaire, as it is called) is a thriving, vibrant church with an attendance of between 200 and 300, and with a daughter church, Crossroads Saint Genis, 75 people strong, as a result of this church-planting effort over 30 years ago.

In 1987, because of a growing understanding of the role of the local church in extending God's kingdom, the Morris family moved again, to Amsterdam, and launched Crossroads Amsterdam, another English-speaking international community.

Based on the successes in both Geneva and Amsterdam, in the early 1990's CA began recruiting and training leaders to send into other cities across Europe to establish more churches.

By 2005 there were churches in over 30 cities, some continuing with fresh approaches toward internationals, others bridging into indigenous languages and cultures with innovative ways to reach people who had turned away from church but were still seeking God.

For decades, Europe has been on the front edge of western thought and culture: globally minded, postmodern, post-Christian, secularized, and anti-institutional. In response, CA became a pioneer in what later became known as the "missional" church movement through such innovative writers and leaders as Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost and many others, who gave missional language to what CA was already engaged in in their church planting endeavors.

Because of where we were located and focused geographically, we had to innovate, so our teams had to develop new contexts and bring the redemptive work of Christ into the culture and society of Europe in a new and dynamic way.

Out of this came, as one example, Serve the City in Brussels, where The Well reached into many areas of the city to offer the love of Christ and a helping hand where it was most needed, a program which has now spread all over Europe and beyond.

In the mid-2000's, the organization began to expand into the Americas as well, based on the growing prevalence of those same cultural and philosophical trends in the cities of North and Latin America.

In 2009 Linus stepped out of the President role, and Rob Fairbanks took over, continuing to effectively lead CA through the transition of becoming a multi-continental entity. Due to a desire to return to a more localized, "hands on" form of ministry, Fairbanks resigned as President in October, 2012.

Dudley Callison, who had served for five years as the COO, was appointed President in 2013 and served in that role until 2018. Geoff Rinehart, who served for five years as our North America leader, was appointed President in 2019. Communitas now has nearly 150 church planting projects at various stages in about 40 cities in Europe and 20 cities in the Americas. The Communitas staff includes 200 missionaries, 90 of whom are internationals from 20 different countries. As we move into the future, Communitas intends to remain an international and entrepreneurial movement.

Program accomplishments

Over 80 churches and church-planting projects directly impact thousands of people each year in secular, post-Christian cities. We believe God transforms neighborhoods and cities through His churches and disciples who care and act like Christ, and we see this happening throughout our movement! If God is calling you to be engaged in His mission to the nations across Western and Eastern Europe, as well as North America and Latin America, please contact us!


Your partnership with us makes our work of supporting missionaries and churches around the world possible. Each of our team members builds a support team of people and churches who pray and give toward our projects. Our church plants and other projects are also supported through donations and this is a vital part of our ministry.