Ministries › Making Disciples
From day one of The C&MA, A. B. Simpson and other Alliance founders had in mind the importance of the deeper life experience for every member. Engaging people at every age and stage of life was imperative so that the mission would go forward.
Not much has changed since then. We still embrace the call to reach everyone and bring them into this transforming relationship with Jesus. By encouraging, training, and providing resources and networking for church leaders, teachers, and workers we will see individuals equipped to make disciples for Jesus Christ.
The ministry is as specialized as the people we are wanting to reach. From multicultural groups to seniors in the prime of life, there are specific and God-honoring principles at play. We also desire to minister to children, youth, women, and men sharing the love of Jesus through relationship and care.
Find out more about disciplemaking in the Alliance.
Reaching out to immigrant populations with the gospel is an Alliance hallmark. It all began with our founder, A. B. Simpson. He frequented New York City’s wharfs to share the good news with the wave of southern European immigrants arriving in the late 1800s. This tradition continues within The Alliance.
From outreach to Chinese immigrants in Russia and France, to our ministries in Spain that share the healing love of Christ with newly arrived Latin American immigrants, we are passionate to follow our heavenly Father’s admonition to love the “alien” (Deut. 10:19). We do this in the United States too.
Opportunities at Home
- More Cubans live in Miami than in any Cuban city except Havana.
- Los Angeles is home to more Armenians than any city in the world.
- More Polish people reside in Chicago than in any city except Warsaw, Poland.
Source: 2000 United States Census
With an estimated ethnic population of 97 million, the United States offers within its borders a vast, strategic opportunity to help fulfill the Great Commission. Our Office of Multicultural Ministries assists Alliance multicultural districts and associations in the United States to plant and grow culturally appropriate, missionary-sending churches among these ethnic populations.
Right now, 36 languages are spoken in C&MA churches across the nation. Many of these multicultural churches are led by first-generation immigrants who found Jesus through The Alliance. Our Office of Multicultural Ministries is intent upon developing the many second- and third-generation leaders in these churches to continue the fruitful ministry of their forbearers.
“We, the next generation, are your legacy, the fruit of your faith and difficult relocation to America. God has blessed us to be your ‘young bamboo shoots.’ ” —A tribute to first-generation Alliance immigrant church leaders
Learn more about our Office of Multicultural Ministries—a Great Commission movement spread across the United States! For more information, please contact us at (719) 265-2053 or email@example.com.
Jesus considers children to be invaluable. He not only ministered to kids while on this earth, but he also engaged them in His work. (An example of this is the small boy whose lunch he “borrowed” to feed thousands.) Jesus’ words further emphasize a child’s pricelessness: …“I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3).
A Fruitful Ministry
One other thing…Missions experts claim that 84 percent of those who accept Christ do so between the ages of four and 14. In order to reach the world’s most spiritually productive harvest field, we offer a number of children’s ministry resources, including:
- G.C. Kidz Club—an exciting place for kids to learn about Jesus’ Great Commission
- Quality Sunday school curriculum/training materials to disciple children
For a complete list of available teaching tools to disciple children, check out Alliance resources for kids!
Alliance Youth (AKA “The Youth Disciplemaking Office of the C&MA”) provides care and support to 2,000-plus Alliance churches across the United States. Indirectly, we serve some 30,000-plus youth in those churches.
C&MA Youth Ministries is committed to cultivating an understanding of God’s heart for the world by:
- Offering youth worker training
- Organizing student events that directly impact the local church
Each training session/event is created to “introduce, develop, and release” students and youth workers to catch a God-given vision for their lives to reach the lost for Christ.
Check out the Alliance Youth Web site for more information!
Alliance Women Ministries
Throughout history, women have gotten it. We know we need each other! Connecting with other women challenges and encourages us to take additional steps of faith in our lives.
Alliance Women Ministries (AWM) offers many opportunities for that connection. Getting together one-on-one over coffee, studying the Bible, enjoying a girl’s night out, attending a retreat—every activity offers women opportunities to grow in our spiritual walks as we relate to one another, listen to each other’s stories, and pray together.
Just as important, AWM enables a woman to be used of God to bless others through outreach efforts in her own community and in partnering with Alliance international workers worldwide. Ultimately, our goal is that every Alliance woman will be one who:
- Knows Jesus personally
- Reaches out to others with God’s love
- Has committed, spiritual relationships within the Body of Christ
- Studies the Word of God and applies those lessons to her life
- Knows how to pray fervently, and
- Has a worldwide perspective and is involved in seeing the nations come to Christ.
Come join us today! Check out our AWM Web site.
C&MA Men’s Ministry
We believe the last days before Christ’s return are upon us. Because we also know that completing the Great Commission will hasten the return of our Lord, Alliance men have formed C&MA Men’s Ministry.
A Great Commission Movement
All men participating in local C&MA churches are invited to join this movement to usher in Jesus’ swift return. Come help us glorify God by advancing Christ’s Kingdom in our families, churches, workplaces, communities, and the mission field.
Additionally, we seek to strengthen local C&MA churches, equipping Alliance men to:
- Walk humbly with God
- Shepherd their families responsibly
- Relate honestly to one another
- Passionately share Christ
- Enthusiastically support mission-field needs
Want more information? Check out our C&MA Men web site.
There are no age limits when it comes to making a difference for the Kingdom!
Did you know that Moses didn’t begin his ministry—leading the children of Israel out of Egypt—until he was 80-something? And that in this century, World War II evangelical heroine Corrie-Ten-Boom began sharing her powerful message of Christ’s forgiveness when she was in her mid-40s?
Today in The Alliance seniors asking the question, “How can I continue expanding the Kingdom of God?” have a number of options. Some are called to make significant changes to serve the Lord in new ways. Others join local church ministries; still others get involved in short-term missions trips.
See our Retire and Refocus site for additional exciting opportunities for seniors to advance the Kingdom.
The Alliance believes wholeheartedly in the power and necessity of prayer. We cannot “Live the Call Together” unless prayer is central to all we do—in our denomination, in our churches, and in our individual lives.
You can help build Christ’s Church around the world by donating online to the Great Commission Fund. This central funding vehicle allows our international workers to focus on ministry rather than raising financial support.
Is God calling you to full-time service? Do you want to participate in a short-term missions trip and experience missions work firsthand? We’re here to help you connect your passion with God’s purpose.