Thursday, February 23, 2012

Christian Motorcycle Association

The Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) was established in 1975 as a non-profit organization. This international Christian interdenominational associations purpose is to evangelize the motorcycle community. An Arkansas pastor named Herb Shreve was the founder who purchased a motorcycle of his own to get closer with a rebellious son. CMA is under operation through many board members who are associated with the national organization.
While riding with his rebellious son, Herb Sherve would notice how much the Christian life was missing from bikers. Soon after taking notice of the situation he resigned from his church in 1975 to accept the task of helping other motorcyclists find religion. Soon after the Christian Motorcycle Association came to light.
The Christian Motorbike Association ended up reaching 50 states with over 800 chapters and 125,000 members strong. Many countries around the world saw the progress Herb was making and countries such as South Africa were soon offering the Christian religion to whomever crosses their path. In 1983 the UK Christian Motorcycle Association was open to help other bikers seek what truths may come to light in religion.
The "cruiser" bike category has the most members in the Christian Motorbike Association. The other category highly associated with the Christian Motorcycle Association is the "touring" bikers leaving the only other biking category "sports" bikers next in mind. the Christian Motorbike Association in South Africa is actually predominantly sport bike riders.
The Christian Motorcycle Association is actually known as a ministry instead of a traditional club. CMA is an association that is highly loyal to either their brand of motorcycle or riding style. The Christian Motorcycle Association is quoted for saying, "make ministers of their members." This saying actually implies a breakdown of distinction between clergy and laity which seems to exist in most Christian ministries. Mixing religion and motorcycles is a wonderful way to get two American past-times and mix them into one.

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