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John Stumbo President, U.S. C&MA
John Stumbo has filled many roles with The Alliance over the past 30 years, including pastor, administrator, District Superintendent and most recently President of the U.S. C&MA. John’s life opened up to the work of the Holy Spirit during the LIFE ’76 conference in St. Louis. “I live with a lifetime of gratitude for God’s continued pursuit,” he wrote. A frequent contributor to alife and other magazines, John has also written two books, An Honest Look at a Mysterious Journey, and In The Midst.
December 12, 2014
What are the voices, the noise, the messages that work their way into our mind and begin to have influence?
November 26, 2014
“Let’s celebrate the anniversary!” A National Office employee pitched an idea to me. Twenty-five years ago the leaders of The Alliance moved our headquarters from New York to Colorado. My teammate suggested that we shouldn’t let the opportunity pass: “We can invite back former employees, have a special chapel service, take a picture and enjoy […]
November 12, 2014
“What man intends for evil, God is actually turning around on its head and using it for good and drawing people to Himself.”
October 11, 2014
As you see the beauty of this fall season, as you look at the beauty of the Bride of Christ—your church—may your blood pressure go down a few points. May your joy and cause for worship rise within you.
September 12, 2014
We really don’t need smaller problems. We need a bigger view of God—a God who looks into every believer’s heart and says, “I am making you more than you are in and of yourself.”
August 12, 2014
What kind of waiting renews strength? Those who wait upon the Lord with an eager anticipation that He is going to show up, that He is active, that He’s at work in this world—that kind of waiting renews strength.
July 12, 2014
John reflects on the collective privilege of preachers to stand before God’s people and bring the Word of God as spokespersons of eternal truths.
June 12, 2014
John shares an aspect of what has been going on in his heart this year; how the lostness of man, though a significant aspect of our calling, is not a sustainable motivation for ministry. The love of God that gave Jesus to this world is the love that continues to send us to the world.
May 12, 2014
“Eight days later his disciples were in the house again…Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’” If they had understood that the Spirit who had raised Christ from the dead had now been given to them, why were they still huddling behind locked doors? Let’s leave them for a moment, and let me ask us: are we still huddling in some locked place of fear, not fully understanding or experiencing that which the Spirit of God wants to grant to us and do in us?
April 12, 2014
When disaster strikes, what kind of people should we be? Watch as John shares “preparedness training for the soul,” while “ministering when the flood is still in somebody else’s backyard.”
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