To glorify God by bringing people to Christ, building the believer, equipping the worker, and reaching our world.
To be an authentic biblical community that reveals Christ's transforming love to our world.
Lost people matter to God.
He wants them found.
In the formative years of
our movement, the Holy Spirit instilled within A. B. Simpson a passion to
reach people with no knowledge of Jesus Christ in his 'Jerusalem' and around
the world. That passion still lives in The Alliance today and is our first core
matter to God. He wants them found.
Prayer is the primary work
of God's people.
We believe that nothing of
lasting value can be done unless it is bathed in prayer.So passionate in his belief
that prayer is the undergirder of all ministry, Alliance founder A. B. Simpson was
compelled to create a prayer league that would focus on the world's
evangelization. He believed that the Prayer Alliance would 'prove to be the
mightiest force in the spread of missions.' That force still drives The
is the primary work of God's people.
Everything we have belongs
to God. We are only stewards.
have belongs to God. We are only stewards. This core value is intrinsic to the nature
and structure of The Alliance. As Scripture encourages us to remember, it's not
the amount of money we have or how much we give—it's recognizing that
everything we have comes from God (Luke 21:1-4). We teach and practice the
blessing and effectiveness of the faith principle of giving. The issue is not
how much to give but how much to keep.
Knowing and obeying God's
Word is fundamental to all true success.
If The Alliance had a 'life
application' verse, it would be Matthew 28:19: 'Therefore go and make disciples
of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of
the Holy Spirit'—The Great Commission! But the next verse is equally important:
'and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.'Knowing
and obeying God's Word is fundamental to all true success.
Completing the Great
Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple.
the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted
The Christian and Missionary Alliance the first priority of every minister,
congregation, and believer is to work for the evangelization of the world.
Healthy churches producing healthy disciples who are devoted to reaching lost
people will hasten the completion of the Great Commission and the return of
Without the Holy Spirit's
empowerment, we can accomplish nothing.
The Apostle Paul said, 'My
message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a
demonstration of the Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's
wisdom, but on God's power' (1 Corinthians 2:4-5). Without the Holy Spirit's empowerment, we can accomplish nothing.
This is not only the fiber of our being as believers but also the sixth of our Alliance core values.
For more than a century, Alliance workers have
braved harsh and dangerous territory, at great personal risk, to take the good
news of Jesus to a lost world. These workers experienced our seventh Core
Value—Achieving God's purposes involves
taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change. Because of the
selfless dedication of Alliance
workers who were willing to lay down their lives for the gospel, entire people
groups now know Jesus.
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