John Stumbo’s Call to the Alliance Family

Alliance Council 2015 in Long Beach, California, was a pivotal moment in Alliance history.

During a week of Spirit-led worship, connection, revived vision, and renewal, President John Stumbo presented his two-part address—Where Are We? Where Are We Going?—to the thousands gathered in the convention hall and those watching via livestream.

  • Where Are We? Where Are We Going? Part 1

    During the Wednesday morning session (May 27), John described his two-year journey in seeking to define this movement we call The Alliance— “a Christ-centered, Acts 1:8 family.” Rather than a tagline, he explained that this descriptor is a foundation from which to begin an ongoing conversation within our denomination about how God is summoning us to “love, proclaim, reach, and launch” together in response to a needy world. “This is who we are, and you have a key role in this mission,” he concluded.

    Download PowerPoint Watch Part One – Abridged (30:51)

  • Where Are We? Where Are We Going? Part 2

    In his Thursday morning address (May 28), John shared sobering statistics from recent decades revealing lost Alliance ministry opportunities, both at home and abroad, due to downward trends in Great Commission Fund church giving. “Will we again rise to fulfill our calling as a missionary-sending church—taking Jesus’ love to the neediest places on the planet?” he asked. “This can be a historic moment for us, an eternity-shaping moment for people all across the globe if we rise to this challenge.”

    Download PowerPoint Watch Part Two – Abridged (30:04)

  • Together: A Call to the Alliance Family

    Download the narrative version of John Stumbo’s two–part Council message, Where Are We? Where Are We Going? delivered at Alliance Council 2015 in Long Beach, California. This document combines parts 1 and 2 of John’s message, calling The Alliance family to “love, proclaim, reach, and launch” in response to the immense needs of our world today.

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