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Welcome

Join the Alliance family in Long Beach, California on May 26–31, as we gather to worship our risen King, experience His renewing power, and celebrate what He is doing in our midst. Be with us as we follow His lead into our next chapter of Acts 1:8 ministry.

Council 2015 overview

From keynote speakers and worship services to seminars and ministry strategy sessions, each event in the schedule is designed to minister to you. Connect with old friends, mingle with Alliance international workers, and take part in strategic discussions for the future of The Alliance.

Speakers

You will be refreshed, encouraged, and challenged by speakers such as those listed below.

Leith Anderson imageLeith Anderson

Dr. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, will address Council attendees Thursday evening. Leith has authored more than 20 books, including A Church for the Twenty-First Century.

Francis Chan imageFrancis Chan

Pastor and best-selling author Francis Chan will speak at the Tuesday evening service. Francis is a church planter in San Francisco, California, and was well-received by Alliance youth at two LIFE conferences.

Charles Galbreath imageCharles Galbreath

Pastor Charles Galbreath serves as senior pastor of Clarendon Road Church, as well as director of Field Education at Alliance Theological Seminary. He is a member of the Brooklyn Borough President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Community Partnerships.

Mitch Kim imageMitch Kim

Dr. Mitch Kim is lead pastor of Living Water Alliance Church, and teaches in the graduate school at Wheaton College. With extensive experience in the immigrant church, Mitch desires to raise up multicultural people as Kingdom workers in a globalized world.

John Stumbo imageJohn Stumbo

Dr. John Stumbo is president of the U.S. Alliance. During nearly four decades of Alliance ministry, John served as a pastor, vice president, district superintendent, and evangelist before his election as president in 2013.

Joni Eareckson Tada imageJoni Eareckson Tada

Mrs. Joni Eareckson Tada will speak on Saturday morning. Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, Joni, a quadriplegic, is an international advocate for people with disabilities.

Schedule

Monday, May 25

  • International Ministries Pre—Council
  • Board of Directors Meeting
  • COUNCIL REGISTRATION OPENS
  • Council Committees

Tuesday, May 26

  • Seminar—“Becoming a Praying Church”—Dr. Dave Butts and Mr. Jon Graf
  • Board of Directors Meeting
  • Seminar (Sneak peak to message)—Pastor Francis Chan
  • New Delegate Orientation
  • Evening Service—Pastor Francis Chan

Wednesday, May 27

  • Prayer Meeting
  • State of the Church—Dr. John Stumbo
  • Ministry Strategy Session
  • Evening Service—Dr. Mitch Kim

Thursday, May 28

  • Morning Service
  • Seminars
  • Prayer Gathering (Revival)
  • Ministry Strategy Session
  • Evening Service—Dr. Leith Anderson

Friday, May 29

  • Ministry Strategy Session (if needed)
  • Seminars
  • Prayer Gathering (Families, Marriages, Children, Prodigals)
  • Ministry Strategy Session
  • Election for Board of Directors
  • Seminars
  • Evening Service—CELEBRATION OF JESUS—Pastor Charles Galbreath

Saturday, May 30

  • Morning Service—CHRIST OUR HEALER—Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Seminars
  • Evening Service—CHRIST OUR SANCTIFIER—Communion—Dr. John Stumbo

Sunday, May 31

  • Morning Service—CHRIST OUR COMING KING

Registration

Online registration

Alliance Council 2015 online registration is available through April 24, 2015.

  • Accredited Delegate (voting) $149
  • Corresponding Delegate $99

On-Site Registration

On-site registration at the Long Beach Convention Center will begin Monday, May 25 at 1:00 p.m.

  • Accredited Delegate (voting) $189
  • *Closes Friday, May 29 @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Corresponding Delegate $129
  • *Closes Saturday, May 30 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • NEW this year! Weekend Attendee $10
  • * Opens Friday, May 29 @ 2:00 p.m.
Important information for Accredited Delegates

Registration for Accredited Delegates closes at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Registration Booth in the Long Beach Convention Center. Any delegate who wishes to vote in the elections must be on site to register no later than 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

location - long beach

Points of Interest

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens
  • Queen Mary
  • Point Vicente Lighthouse
  • Rancho Los Alamitos

Other Attractions

Restaurants

  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Islands
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Chili’s
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
  • Gladstone’s Long Beach
  • Tokyo Wako
  • Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que
  • And more!

Travel and housing

Flight Information

The three major airports are Los Angeles (LAX), which is 23 miles to the Long Beach Conference Center (LBCC); John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA), which is 24 miles to LBCC; and the Long Beach Airport (LGB), which is 6 miles to downtown. LAX and SNA have low cost carriers such as Southwest. LGB has four air carriers: Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airlines, and US Airways. Please note when considering which airport to fly into that both LAX and SNA offer lower shuttle cost, while at LGB you will have to secure a private shuttle service.

Hotel Information

To secure the hotel conference rates, you must register as a delegate for Alliance Council 2015. These rates will be available only during Council week. For hotel reservation questions, please contact Edna Mapstone at emapstone@lifeimpactcma.org or (717) 942-2232.

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