Official Books & Guides

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  • C&MA Manual

    • Manual of The Christian and Missionary Alliance

      (Last revision by Corporate Secretary, July 2016)

      The English version of the Manual of The Christian and Missionary Alliance as published on the Web site by the Office of the Corporate Secretary is the only official version for use in application and interpretation. All non-English translations shall state this fact as part of the cover page of the specific translation. This document is designed to be used either as an electronic file or output as a hardcopy to be stored in a personal binder.

      • Download English 2016 Edition 3.5MB PDF (revised 7/21/16)
      • Download Spanish 2016 Edition 6.3MB PDF (revised 7/21/16)
  • Resources for Official Workers

      These publications are available for purchase or download only if you are an official worker, pastor, or district of The Alliance and have a MyCMA+ (plus) account.

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    • Official Directory of The Alliance

      2016 Official Directory & Prayer Guide of The Alliance

      2016 EDITION (Published January 18, 2016)

      The 2016 Official Directory and Prayer Guide of The Christian and Missionary Alliance is available for download only if you are an official worker, pastor, or district of The Alliance with a MyCMA+ (plus) account.

    • Staying On Mission

      Staying on Mission

      A Guideline for How Alliance Churches Respond to Obergefell v. Hodges:  It is important that Alliance pastors and church leaders know what the Obergefell decision means for the ministry of the local church. Perhaps unlike any other legal decision in our generation, Obergefell has the potential to distract and derail a church.

    • 2013-2014 Report of the President & Minutes of 2015 Alliance Council

      2013–2014 Report of the President & Minutes of 2015 Alliance Council

      (Posted online October 2, 2015)

      The 2013–14 Report of the President & Minutes of 2015 Alliance Council has been developed for official workers and churches with The Alliance and contains the Report to General Council.

    • 2011-2012 Report of the President & Minutes of 2013 Alliance Council

      2011–2012 Report of the President & Minutes of General Council 2013

      (Posted online August 19, 2013)

      The 2011–12 Report of the President & Minutes of General Council 2013 has been developed for official workers and churches with The Alliance. It contains the Report to General Council and the Council minutes/actions taken on the reports.

  • International Ministries Handbooks

    • This International Ministries (IM) publication is available for download only if you have a MyCMA+ (plus) account and are licensed with the C&MA. If you need access to any of these documents and do not have a MyCMA+ (plus) account, please contact International Ministries.

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      International Ministries Handbook

      International Ministries Handbook

      2016 EDITION (Revised March 2016)

      The International Ministries Handbook (IMH) has been developed as a PDF download for official workers with The Alliance overseas.


  • Church Ministries Handbooks

    • The LO&CC Handbook, CM Handbook, Discipline Policy Handbook, and Pastor’s Handbook are available for download once you are licensed with the C&MA and have signed in with your MyCMA+ (plus) account.

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      LOCC Handbook

      Licensing, Ordination, &Consecration Council Handbook

      2015 EDITION (Updated October 1, 2015)

      Used primarily by Licensing, Ordination, &Consecration Council (LO&CC) members, this handbook provides information on everything from the accreditation interview process to mentoring and graded feedback to those seeking ordination or consecration. Additionally explained are various licensing levels, license transfers, and how to file various appeals—like a divorce appeal.

    • CM Handbook

      Church Ministries Handbook

      2015 EDITION (Updated October 1, 2015)

      The Church Ministries Handbook addresses issues related to the operation of a district office and includes district oversight by Church Ministries (CM), district superintendent search and oversight processes, guidelines for record retention, district superintendent and association leader position descriptions, multicultural ministry oversight, and auxiliary ministries policy.

    • Discipline Policy Handbook

      Discipline Policy Handbook

      2015 EDITION (Updated January 28, 2015)

      The Discipline Policy Handbook is a guide to implementing Alliance Uniform Policy on Discipline Restoration and Appeal as found in the Manual of the C&MA. It provides a summary of the discipline policy, instructions as to how and when to implement the policy, a process chart, and sample letters used in conducting a discipline and restoration process. Two additional resources are available aiding in the use of the handbook-the Peacemaker Principles pamphlet and the Peacemaking and the Discipline Policy PowerPoint presentation help teach and explain the discipline and restoration process. We have also provided a fourth document Discipline in Alliance Churches. This document can be used as an introduction to the discipline policy for church membership classes etc.

    • Pastor's Handbook

      Pastor’s Handbook

      2014 EDITION (Updated February 11, 2015)

      The Pastor’s Handbook covers regulations regarding fund raising across districts, guidelines for weddings, and a ministry competency profile.


  • Alliance Life Magazine

    • Alliance Life magazine

      Alliance Life, the official magazine of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, tells the story of the worldwide work of The Alliance to mobilize readers to be involved in completing the Great Commission. Alliance Life online brings you features from the print version and Web exclusives.

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    • Vida Aliancista

      Vida Aliancista

      Vida Aliancista is a collection of articles translated into Spanish from Alliance Life, the official magazine of The Christian and Missionary Alliance.

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  • A. B. Simpson’s writings

    Simpson was a prolific writer from the start of his ministry, having authored 101 books and countless hymns, periodicals, booklets, articles, and curriculums over his lifetime. His influence went on to move the hearts of missionaries, pastors, and people of all denominations towards spreading the gospel in all lands.

  • Stewardship/Finance

    • Finance Manual

      Finance Manual for Alliance Church Treasurers and Pastors

      The Finance Manual is designed to help church treasurers get started and provides the basics for preparing budgets and periodic financial reports for your local church. Sign in to MyCMA to access the Finance Manual for Alliance Church Treasurers and Pastors.

    • Treasurer's Update

      Treasurer’s Update

      As an Alliance church treasurer, you can learn about the current state of financial affairs from the treasurer and chief operating officer for The Christian and Missionary Alliance, Ken Baldes. Sign in to MyCMA to access Ken’s blog and ask additional questions, post or comment on additional topics.

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    • Stewardship and the Kingdom of God

      Stewardship and the Kingdom of God

      Stewardship and the Kingdom of God explains the theology behind the meaning of biblical stewardship, the principles that guide our earning, spending, saving and giving, and for recommitting ourselves as men and women devoted to radical obedience.


    • Developing an Annual Stewardship Plan

      Developing an Annual Stewardship Plan

      Developing an Annual Stewardship Plan is a stewardship campaign and organized program (plan) to educate and motivate the people in the local church to spiritual faithfulness.


  • Auxiliary Publications

    • Great Commission Women Policy

      Great Commission Women Policies

      2015 EDITION (Updated October 1, 2015)

      The Great Commission Women Policies for establishing and operating an Great Commission Women (GCW) ministry within your local church.


    • The Alliance Jewish Ministries Manual is available for download only if you have a MyCMA+ (plus) account. If you need access to this document and do not have a MyCMA+ (plus) account, please contact your local Alliance church.

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      Alliance Jewish Ministries Manual

      Alliance Jewish Ministries Manual

      2005 EDITION

      The Alliance Jewish Ministries (AJM) Advisory Committee was appointed in 2001 to fulfill the mission and vision of the Office of Multicultural Ministries of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. The Alliance Jewish Ministries Manual has been developed for official workers and churches with The Alliance.

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