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Generational Values

March 2017

Colorado Springs, Colorado

1:09

John Stumbo addresses differing values between older and younger generations and how to reconcile them.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 44

March 2017

Colorado Springs, Colorado

13:12

While speaking at the Converge Conference in Colorado Springs earlier this year, John addressed four dangers the American church faces.

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Ownership and Engagement

February 2017

Colorado Springs, Colorado

02:05

Shared at Converge 2017, a recent gathering of Alliance missions leaders, John Stumbo answers the question, “What is the goal of my presidency?”

To register for Alliance Council 2017, please visit the Council page.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 39

Intergenerational Communication

October 2016

Chapel

11:27

John engages a live audience at the C&MA National Office, encouraging the generations to understand each others’ differing values.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 37

August 2016

National Office

12:44

This month, John talks with Melissa (Mel) MacDonald, C&MA Children’s Disciplemaking consultant, about several key qualities of a great Christian leader. He also describes his respect for the influential prophet Jeremiah’s authenticity, and Mel introduces the C&MA Children’s Disciplemaking Leadership Certificate.

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The Majesty of the King

Wednesday, July 6 – morning session

July 2016

National Office

36:11

Francis Chan challenges us to put aside our ideas of God in order to understand the Father’s true character.

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Missions Done Well, Missions Done Poorly

June 2016

National Office

17:16

John’s two-part message (see Video Blogs #32 and #33) is combined in this video post in which he shares six points to illustrate missions done well versus missions done poorly. Missions done poorly is about “us.” The Alliance is committed to doing missions well, which involves incarnational ministry that ensures the local, indigenous church’s sustained ownership and brings lasting fruit.

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Because You Say So

June 2016

Chapel

29:02

Rev. Kelvin Walker of Bedford Community Church in Bedford Hills, NY, and C&MA Board member brings the message, "because you say so," based on the account of Peter's encounter with Jesus in Luke 5.

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Not Alone

June 2016

Colorado Springs, Colorado

:41

While hiking the Manitou Incline, John Stumbo reminds us that some things aren't meant to be done alone. Ministry is one of them.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 33

Missions Done Well: Part 2

April 2016

National Office

12:57

John Stumbo reminds us that missions isn’t about us getting to do something meaningful. The goal of missions is lasting fruit. “Missions done well” embraces a solid system of financial and strategic accountability; it establishes strong networks of reproducing local churches; and it is sustainable. The Alliance is committed to doing missions well until our King returns and our mission is complete.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 32

Missions Done Well: Part 1

March 2016

National Office

12:37

Missions done well is incarnational. It opposes dependence on Western resources and supports the sustained ownership of the local, indigenous church in its effort to be self-supporting, self-governing, self-reproducing, and self-theologizing.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 31

Choosing Love

February 2016

National Office

12:06

Every good work performed by the Church is rendered worthless if we fail to love. A loving church is a patient church. A loving church is a kind church. A loving church is a humble church.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 30

Is Fear Driving Our Decisions?

January 2016

National Office

12:56

Fear is a societal trend church leaders need to factor into their thinking, praying, leading, and preaching. Praise God we have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love, and self-control.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 27

Workers in Christ

October 2015

National Office

12:20

As workers for God’s Kingdom, our identity is in Jesus and not in the things we accomplish. Our call is to and from Christ, and it’s a ministry we were not meant to do alone.

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What Does Love Look Like?

A pursuit of Jesus Himself

October 2015

National Office

2:08

President John Stumbo challenges Christ followers in Alliance churches to live beyond themselves, for blessed is the person whose heart has been made large by the love of God.

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Session 1: Child Abuse Awareness

Keeping Children Safe

April 2015

National Office

5:13

During Session 1, you will review the biblical basis for how God views children and be challenged with sobering statistics that point to the spiritual battle raging over our young people. You also will learn some of the heartbreaking, long-term effects adults who were abused as children experience.

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Session 2: Dynamics of Child Abuse

Keeping Children Safe

April 2015

National Office

4:17

This training focuses on common behavioral patterns associated with child molesters—critical information for caregivers to help reduce a child's vulnerability to abuse.

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Session 3: Child Abuse Indicators

Keeping Children Safe

April 2015

National Office

4:11

This segment includes a discussion of some of the indicators of molestation, including behavioral, emotional, and physical signs as well as verbal cues. You'll also learn how to respond to a child's indirect abuse claim with open-ended questions.

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Session 4: Responding to Abuse Allegations

Keeping Children Safe

April 2015

National Office

4:32

In this session you will learn how to respond to a child's direct abuse allegation. You also will learn what steps The Alliance requires of you when confronted with such allegations.

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Session 5: Child Abuse Prevention Tools

Keeping Children Safe

April 2015

National Office

3:34

Proactive means to prevent abuse in the field is covered in this session, including critical components The Alliance has put into place to protect children. Additionally, you will learn about the "two-to-one" rule, an important child abuse prevention tool The Alliance follows.

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Session 6: Appropriate Interaction

Keeping Children Safe

April 2015

National Office

4:01

In this final lesson, additional appropriate ways to interact with children and how to maximize caregiver accountability is discussed as well as how to deal with cross-cultural norms in child care.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 21

Willingness to Do the Hard Things

April 2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado

11:57

God has raised up the global Alliance family to be on the front edge of what He is doing in this world. This month, John is including a downloadable version of the Amicus Curiae Brief for your convenience.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 19

Power Block: Power of Position. Power of Religion. Power of an insider. Power of numbers. - Luke 18 & 19

February 2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado

12:18

February's video blog from John Stumbo continues the conversation on power. Follow along with him as he unpacks passages from Luke chapters 18 and 19. This month, John is including a downloadable companion chart to aid in personal reflection and study.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 14

Rising to the Challenge - Jeremiah 12

September 2014

National Office

12:33

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.”

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 13

Waiting on the Lord - Isaiah 40:31

August 2014

National Office

11:39

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.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 12

Got to, Get to, Got to Preaching - 2 Timothy 4:2

July 2014

Harvest Alliance Church

12:56

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.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 10

Spirit Empowered, Spirit Sent - Acts 1:8

May 2014

Colorado Springs, Colorado

12:32

“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?

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 9

When the Big One Hits - Luke 13:2-3

April 2014

President's Office

12:28

When disaster strikes, what kind of people should we be? U.S. Alliance President John Stumbo shares "preparedness training for the soul," while "ministering when the flood is still in somebody else’s backyard."

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 8

The Church - Revelation 1

March 2014

Chapel

10:41

John challenges pastors to move beyond perfunctory leadership to the high and holy calling of leading His Church.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 7

We are a Christ-Centered, Acts 1:8 Family - Acts 1:8

February 2014

National Office

11:50

John Stumbo shares how God has raised up The Alliance to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to every segment of human society. And we must have all hands of deck—fully passionate, fully committed, and working together for what He is calling the C&MA to be and to do.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 6

What is a Denomination?

January 2014

National Office

12:09

U.S. Alliance President John Stumbo shares the leadership (or chief executive officer) aspects of his role as president and begins to articulate the vision that God has given to the C&MA.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 3

Sails Up - 2 Corinthians 4

October 2013

National Office

11:32

In this, his third monthly video blog, C&MA President John Stumbo invites pastors and workers to “Leave your sails up, my friends. Persevere with me in this great work to which we have been called.”

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 2

The Speaking Voice of God - Psalm 25

September 2013

North Springs Alliance Church

11:21

God is speaking… are we listening? In this, his second monthly video blog, C&MA President John Stumbo invites pastors and workers to “stay in the conversation.”

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