The Cumberland Presbyterian (CP) Missions Ministry Team deploys over 30 endorsed CP missionaries around the world. All of our missionaries are in challenging situations, and many actually work in dangerous environments. The Missions Ministry Team has crisis management policies, procedure and plans in place for missionaries that exclusively work for the CP Church. Endorsed CP missionaries that work for non-denominational mission organizations are under the crisis management policies and supervision of that organization. Short-term CP work teams that request endorsement by the Missions Ministry Team are also under the policies and procedures of the Missionary Crisis Team of the CP Church.
The details of missionary crisis response:
The Missionary Crisis Team -EMERGENCY number is – (1 – USA), 901.276.4572 ext 261
This number is to the Memphis CP Center. If the Center Office is closed or if unable to connect using this number, call 1 USA, 205.601.5770 Lynn Thomas — You may also text to this number.
El Numero de Emergencia para El Equipo de Crisis para Misioneros es – (1 – EE.UU), 901.276.4572 ext 261 Este número es el número a la oficina central de la iglesia Presbiterana Cumberland. Si la oficina no esta abierto o no puede comunicar llama a 1 USA 205.601.5770 Lynn Thomas — puede mandar mensaje de texto a este número.
Work Teams – A work team must request written endorsement by the Missions Ministry Team before they are deployed if they desire or expect assistance in a crisis. However, it should be understood that there are unique challenges for the CP Church when trying to help manage a crisis of short-term work teams. Polices and training are in place for endorsed missionaries that may not be available for short-term teams.
In the event of a missionary crisis, missionaries or their family members are to contact the Missions Ministry Team.
Direct lines to members of the Missionary Crisis Team are in the possession of all endorsed missionaries. If they are not please request them by emailing the Missions Ministry Team Leader or the Director of Global Missions. The best way to communicate a crisis event is by direct line to a member of the Missionary Crisis Team . Endorsed mission work teams should obtain this information before they are deployed.
In the event of a crisis you may also call the Central office.
The CP Central Office Phone number is: USA country code outside the USA is (1), the Central office phone number is (901) 276-4572 ext 261. Office hours at the CP Center are: 8 AM to 5 PM – Monday to Thursday, 8 AM to 12 noon Friday.
Director of Global Cross Culture Missions: Lynndon (Lynn) Thomas – Lynndont@gmail.com
Missions Ministry Team Leader: Milton Ortiz – MOrtiz@cumberland.org
In a crisis the Missionary Crisis Team member is to determine what is happening. After the initial communication the missionary crisis team member will contact the missionary again within a short agreed upon period of time to assure we have two way communication. If they do not return your call in the agreed upon time frame, please call the team member back.