Christian Physical Rehab Professionals CPRP is a specialty section of CMDA (formerly Christian Physical Therapists International). We are here to encourage, support and build up Christian Physical Rehab Professionals both spiritually and professionally.
We'd love to share more about our purpose, beliefs and what we offer.
As a specialty section of CMDA, we are here to encourage, support and build you spiritually and professionally; to help you have an impact on your profession through your faith; and to help you meet your colleagues' and clients' spiritual needs. We were formed in 1982 as the National Association of Christian Physical Rehab Professionals, and then we officially joined CMDA as a specialty section in 2016. Our members are located throughout the United States and around the world.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We exist to encourage, instruct and challenge members of our field to a deeper, more fulfilling walk with our Savior, equipping us to impact the lives of others with the gospel.
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe that the Bible is God's infallible Word, that it was written by men divinely inspired, that it was thus inerrant in the original writings and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
The Triune God
We believe there is only one living and true God existing eternally in three persons—The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit—one in substance and equal in every divine attribute.
God The Father
We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from the penalty of sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
God The Son
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, virgin born, sinless in His life, making atonement for the sins of the world by His substitutionary death. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His perpetual intercession for His personal, visible return in power and glory.
God The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from God to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. We believe He regenerates, indwells, sanctifies, empowers and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.
Man and Sin
We believe man was created by God in a state of innocence, but that through the fall of Adam, the race has come to be entirely in sin so that all men are sinners by nature and deed, subject to death and wrath, and needful of the grace of God for salvation.
We believe salvation is provided by God's grace based on the substitionary death of Christ on the cross, and received through faith in the Lord Jesus apart from works or human merit. Those who receive Christ are born again as children of God, and will rejoice forever in God's presence. Those who do not trust in Christ as Saviour remain condemned and separated from God.
The Christian Life
We believe those who trust Christ are called to a life of increasing holiness, obedience and good works by the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe it to be the Christian's mission to serve others in compassion, to proclaim Christ by life and word and to impact society with moral values. We believe Christians ought associate with other believers in churches of biblical faith and practice.
We believe Christ will receive His church unto Himself and return to earth to reign. We believe in the resurrection of the saved into eternal bliss and the resurrection of the lost into eternal torment. We believe in creation of a new heaven and earth where God will dwell with His own forever.
WHAT WE DO
Because our main goals are to encourage support and build you spiritually and professionally, we offer a range of resources and opportunities for you.
- Prayer Partners
- Regional Conferences
- Short-Term Mission Opportunities
CMDA and CPRP are dedicated to both domestic and international missions. There is great need for physical therapists to serve on the mission field, and we encourage you to get involved serving others through missions. Through our various missions, healthcare professionals are given the opportunity to use their God-given skills to meet the needs of others around the world and share the gospel with them. Learn more about CMDA's mission outreaches below:
Therapy Clinics International
By training local rehabilitation promoters to serve people with disabilities around the world, we create bridges to share our faith in Christ. We are presently looking for a speech language pathologist (SLP) interested in mission work to provide some training for our rehabilitation promoters in Guatemala. We also need mission-minded people in the U.S. to help us research grant opportunities, therapy provision in other countries and other administrative tasks. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Hoines, PT, DPT
Become a Member
We encourage you to become a member of CMDA and then get involved with our section and the activities we offer. To become a member, visit www.cmda.org/join.
Thank you for your interest in Christian Physical Rehab Professionals (CPRP). This contact form allows us to better connect with you but it is not a membership form. Please go to cmda.org/join to become a member. Since Christian Physical Rehab Professionals is a specialty section of CMDA, once you join CMDA, you are automatically a Christian Physical Rehab Professionals member as well. There is no charge for student membership!