The vision of Alliance missions.
For over 125 years, Alliance people have been compelled by the goodness of God and the command of Jesus given through his Great Commission to go into all the earth and make disciples. Take a look at where we are currently ministering.Though over a century has passed, the vision of our mission has not changed. We go to the ends of the earth where the odds are stacked against us and proclaim the good news of God’s love.
The means of our mission.
Intimacy with Jesus and incarnational living is how we help one other grow. This is shown in the lifelong valuing of one another. We thrive when encouraging others toward service in God’s kingdom and understand that living this life requires sacrifice. We trust God for what is humanly impossible and adapt as new doors of opportunity open.The scope of this ministry reaches around the globe, and it's in that context that we declare God’s glory. With a profound understanding of partnering with homeland churches, we collaborate with others of like heart, doctrine and passion to complete Christ’s Great Commission.
Knowing God’s kingdom will prevail, we are sold out in every area of our lives to accomplish his calling. We place the highest value on establishing indigenous churches that are self-sustaining and self-propagating. We know that Jesus is our model for relating to others and follow his compassionate care in word and deed for those he has placed in our path. As we live out the great commandment we see growth in church plants and seek to train local leaders to take over the ministry.
How is the mission accomplished?
C&MA career workers are highly trained men and women involved in establishing creative, evangelistic ministries such as "life issues” discussion groups and marriage enrichment conferences. They engage in managing coffee house ministries or building innovative youth centers for after-school activities and study programs. It is basically living the gospel in relationship with others.
Partnership between the C&MA and our career missionaries is a serious commitment reflected through full funding and rigorous preparation.
• Full funding. Long-term workers are fully supported through The Alliance Great Commission Fund (GCF). They are relieved from the pressures of raising their own support and are able to focus on the call of God in their lives.
• Rigorous preparation. C&MA career missionaries arrive on the field with solid theological and mission’s training and at least two years of full-time ministry experience. They also have been trained in the language and are equipped to engage people on a personal level.
Want to take the next step?
There are several ways to take the next step in missions engagement:
• A number of onramp experiences assist potential candidates to clarify God’s leading to a front-line Alliance role: Global Ventures Discovery, Global Ventures Praxis Communities, and the Missionary Apprentice Program (MAP). For more information on these programs email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• You can catch the vision of Alliance missions by reading the blog of Bob Fetherlin, Vice President of International Ministries.
If you are a church missions mobilizer looking for ways to partner with International workers, visit the partnerships page for more information