Our Mission, Purpose, Philosophy and Plan

Contact Information

  Rev. John Innes, Director
  P.O. Box 158
  Marysvale, UT 84750

  Phone: (435) 326-4613
  Email: cvm@color-country.net

Our Mission

The Lord burdened my heart over twenty-five years ago with the need for a ministry to help men who have been saved out of difficult circumstances. Many times a church is not equipped to provide the continuous program of discipling and training needed by those who come out of drugs, alcoholism, prison, etc. There are also many young people who are not qualified for college or who do not have a desire to pursue an academic area of study but would benefit from vocational training with a Christian perspective.

I also have a burden for pastors of small churches. They frequently have to work to supplement their income. Often, they do not have the resources or skills to fix up their facilities. Many have offices that are not conductive to study or appropriate for counseling. Church auditoriums are frequently in need of repair and could use some remodeling and new pulpit furniture.

In 1999, my wife and I founded Christian Vocational Ministries to meet the needs of these two areas: a residential program to teach Christian men how to live and make a living, and a ministry of helps to pastors and churches. We desire your prayerful support for the glory of God.

Our Purpose

To provide training and rehabilitation for Christians

  • Character training
  • Vocational training

To help widows and other needy people in the local community

To help churches and missionaries in building and remodeling programs

To provide a place of service for retired and other Christians

Our Philosophy

"That ye study to be quiet and to do your own business and to work with you own hands as we command you, that ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may bare lack of nothing."
           - 1 Thessalonians 4:11, 12

"Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth."
          - Ephesians 4:28

Our Plan


Residents work in lieu of tuition.

Room + board is $500 per month. (Arrangements can be made in cases of financial hardships.)

Donations and tax-deductible contributions

Sales of products and services

Teach Mature Christians How To Be Mentors and Disciplers


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