Christian Institute (CI) is a non-profit, Christian organization based in California. CI's target population is persons who are not affiliated with or may even be apprehensive about going to church. Knowing that the Gospel must reach all, even those who don't go to church, CI reaches this population through its services and programs. CI’s mission is to inspire others to know or become closer to Jesus Christ. To accomplish its mission, CI wants to use whatever resources, both human and physical, that the Lord makes available to reach people for Christ.
The best way to describe CI is by stating what CI does to accomplish its mission. CI has two premises on which its approaches to draw people to Christ are based upon.