The Story of CMTA

CMTA was founded in 1951 as the Greater Los Angeles Sunday School Association (GLASS) with the first convention held in 1952. It is a voluntary association of individuals, Sunday Schools, churches and other organizations from various denominations who cooperate in training Christians for service in their local church. (The name was changed in 1993 because its scope became more than Greater Los Angeles and more than Sunday School.) Its services are used by churches and individuals throughout Southern California and neighboring states.

CMTA is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and approved by the Department of Internal Revenue to accept gifts which are tax-deductible.



It is a service organization governed by a Board of Directors from many denominations and publishers. Board members serve voluntarily without remuneration.

cmta old logo

The programs of CMTA are geared toward Christian ministries of the local church through Sunday School teachers, Sunday School Superintendents, Christian Education Directors, Pastors, and other Christian workers.

Mission Statement

The mission of CMTA is to equip, train, encourage and inspire professional and volunteer workers in the body of Christ for Christian education ministry.

Programs of CMTA

Annual Convention – This is held in the spring of each year. As one of the largest Christian Education Conventions in the Nation, it is a major event with over120 workshops conducted by experts in their fields. There are workshops available for virtually everyone involved in local church ministry. The Resource Center, located near our workshop area, has one of the largest exhibit of curriculum materials, supplies, equipment and services available anywhere.

If you wish to be considered as an Exhibitor, call the CMTA Office at (626) 286-6492 for information or you may download the application form.

CMTA IMPACT Convention – May 2-3, 2014 Photos


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