Series Alliance Council

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

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We’ll All Be Changed!

June 2019

1:47

A powerful photo and music montage, depicting the mystery and wonder of Christ’s Second Coming described in Matthew 24—when everyone will be changed in the blink of an eye.

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Regions Beyond

June 2019

2:46

God is forging new pathways to people groups who still have little to no chance of hearing the gospel—and He is calling the Alliance family to follow Him to regions beyond.

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General Council 6-2-2019 Missionary Rally

June 2019

United States

1:00:03

The closing Missions Rally, as international workers paraded through the hall, donning the traditional garb of the people throughout the world whom they have been called to live and work among. Alliance Missions Vice President Tim Crouch unpacked the new face of Alliance missions by introducing the leaders of each of the Alliance specialized structures. Mark and Vivian Shady gave testimony of Gods faithfulness in the merging of their families and lives together and in the establishment and growth of fruitful Alliance ministry in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Development Vice President Tim Meier reminded the Alliance family that we were saved not for ourselves but for the One who saved us and for those He longs to seek and save; that we are joining a shepherd in pursuit of His sheep. The service culminated with the commissioning of a record number of new international workers being sent to regions beyond.

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General Council 6-1-2019 Evening Service

June 2019

United States

53:19

Yoel Magdelano, president of the Alliance church network in Cuba, recounts his journey from atheism and rebellion to surrender and obedience, culminating in a growing and fruitful ministry to God-seekers and skeptics alike. Marquis Laughlin proclaimed God's faithfulness with a stirring recitation of Jesus' healing accounts from the Gospel of John, chapters 4, 5, 9, and 11. Kelvin Walker then invited the Council body to surround, pray for, and anoint those in need of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

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General Council 6-1-2019 Saturday Morning

June 2019

United States

52:30

Tim Meier, vice president for Development, takes the Alliance family through a celebration of our Christ-centered Acts 1:8 ministries, with testimonies and practical demonstrations of how these ministries are unfolding in different sectors of society, followed by fresh challenge by Mitch Kim, lead pastor of Wellspring Alliance Church in Wheaton, Illinois, to move forward with boldness under the “fire” of the Holy Spirit.

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General Council 5-31-2019 Friday Evening Serv…

May 2019

United States

56:54

In a rich and engaging bilingual presentation, Gabriel and Jeanette Salguero, co-lead pastors of Calvario City Church, a multi-ethnic congregation in Orlando, remind the Alliance family of the diverse beauty of the Body of Christ and the unifying power and presence of His Spirit.

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General Council 5-31-2019 President’s R…

May 2019

United States

53:20

President John Stumbo articulates his four commitments to the Alliance family for this season of his leadership, while also making several affirmations about what he has observed after six years of precious interactions with Alliance leaders and lay people here in the United States and throughout the world.

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General Council Service 5-30-2019 Evening Ser…

May 2019

United States

49:05

Ted Kang, lead pastor of San Jose (CA) Christian Alliance Church, tells the Alliance family of the twists and turns in his ministry journey—and of God’s faithfulness in placing him where he truly belongs. He then reminds the church of the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in taking the Church beyond its self-imposed borders.

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General Council 5-30-2019 Presidents Report T…

May 2019

United States

1:19:05

Alliance Missions leaders articulate how the three strategic themes of serving communities, multiplying church networks, and developing people are being carried out through the four specialized structures of CAMA, marketplace ministries, aXcess, and ENVISION. The president and four Alliance vice presidents explain the potential impact of a newly forming Alliance funding structure in fueling the forward progress of Alliance ministries.

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General Council 5-29-2019 Wednesday Evening S…

May 2019

United States

44:37

Brian Loritts, lead pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship of Silicon Valley, California, reminds the Alliance family that every ethnicity will be welcomed and represented in the Kingdom of Heaven and should be equally welcomed and represented in Christ’s Kingdom on earth.

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General Council Service 5-29-2019 Wednesday M…

May 2019

United States

2:10:54

U.S. Alliance Church Ministries leaders articulate their vision for serving communities, multiplying church networks, and developing people. Several church leaders were interviewed, including Eddie DeJesus of New Hope Community Church in North Port, Florida; Javier Gomez, superintendent of the C&MA Puerto Rico District, Andrew Burchett of the Neighborhood Church in Chico, California, and Josh Gallagher of the Paradise (CA) Alliance Church.

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General Council 2019 May 28 Tuesday Evening S…

May 2019

United States

32:36

U.S. Alliance President John Stumbo cites the spiritual treks of John Mark, who accompanied Paul and Barnabas on their missionary journeys, and of Alliance founder A. B. Simpson to illustrate how human weakness or fear can hold us back from all God has for us—but this is not the end of our story “because we know the gospel story is so much better than that.”

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What I Love About Alliance Council

April 2019

1:09

An Alliance youth director shares her excitement about the amazing “God-at-work” stories she will hear—and about being challenged to take her journey with Jesus beyond where it’s been—at Alliance Council next month in Orlando.

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Una invitación al Concilio 2019 de parte de …

April 2019

United States

1:24

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A Message From A Father And Son

April 2019

United States

2:31

Alliance Council 2019 is a family event. Come see how God is calling us to go Beyond where we’ve ever been!

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Beyond Our Borders

March 2019

United States

1:20

“This is a moment in time in Alliance history when we feel like God is calling us to the next people groups,” says President John Stumbo.

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A Family Vacation

January 2019

2:00

John Stumbo explains the restful benefits of attending Alliance Council in Orlando this year.

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Freshness and Vision

January 2019

1:10

“We’re inviting you to join us for Alliance Council 2019. This place is going to come alive with the Alliance family, and the Spirit of God is going to meet with us,” says President John Stumbo.

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Welcome Christ-centered, Acts 1:8 Family

December 2018

:55

Southeast District superintendent, Alfredo Gutierrez, invites Alliance pastors to celebrate at Alliance Council 2019 what God is doing through our Christ-centered, Acts 1:8 family.

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Alliance Council 2019

October 2018

1:14

Consider this your invitation to Alliance Council 2019 at World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, May 28–June 2. This year’s theme is “Beyond”—going beyond our current limitations, beyond the kinds of things that hold us back in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Hope to see you there!

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The Alliance World Tour: The Fruit of Faithfu…

John's Presentation at Alliance Council 2017

June 2017

Africa

21:52

John Stumbo walks the audience through the work of The Alliance in the last 125 years, showcasing the fruit of the faithfulness and perseverance of A.B. Simpson and subsequent Alliance workers. Check out the entire resource on our missions page.

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Alliance Council 2017: Sunday Morning Service

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

41:23

Kelvin Walker lead the Alliance Family in a glorious call to Pentecost living. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you”

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Alliance Council 2017 Week In Review

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

6:28

Celebrate the move of God in Columbus Ohio with this brief recap of highlights.

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Council 2017 Missions Rally

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

10:28

The worship team praises God as international workers parade with the flag of their country. Shelly then prays over them, thanking God for the work that they have done in His name.

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Commissioning New International Workers

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

16:22

John Stumbo commissions new workers to various regions of the world.

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Reckless Faith

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

13:36

Robin and Charley Walters represent the doubt and faith that must have mingled in A.B. and Maggie Simpson’s hearts in the beginning of their ministry.

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More Beyond

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

35:41

Tim Crouch explains that God wants us to believe that He can do immeasurably more than they can ask or imagine in order to share His love with all nations.

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Alliance Council 2017: Friday Evening Service

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

45:27

“The biggest fear I have every day as a pastor is becoming more of a ministry machine and less like Jesus.” -Mark Ashton

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Alliance Council 2017: Spoken Word Poetry

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

6:48

A spoken word duo challenges us to follow God’s calling even when we feel unqualified.

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Launch

June 2017

1:26

Launch: Each member of God’s Kingdom is given a specific gift in order to advance His mission together.

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Alliance Council 2017: Friday Morning Service

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

54:09

“Are we, Alliance family, on a consistent basis, presenting the gospel to people who do not yet know it or have not yet embraced it?”—John Stumbo

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Melissa MacDonald Interviews Kids from Counci…

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

5:00

Kids explain what they experienced at Council 2017—fun and Jesus.

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Alliance Council 2017: Thursday Evening Servi…

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

43:14

“We cannot move forward in our missionary call apart from the Spirit’s stirring”

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Alpha Preview

June 2017

3:15

This video, courtesy of the Alpha Course, has been presented as an option to raise the evangelical temperature in the local church.

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Alliance Council 2017: Thursday Morning Servi…

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

43:08

John Stumbo asks us to commit to prayer for unreached peoples and the next generation. He also shows us his vision for where The Alliance should be going financially in order to reach more people.

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Alliance Council 2017: Wednesday Evening Serv…

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

49:45

David Hearn, president of C&MA Canada, invites the Alliance family to seek and embrace the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.

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Reach

June 2017

1:50

Reach: God is active in each of our lives to bring every nation to Himself.

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The Impact of The Alliance in Indonesia

June 2017

3:37

Daniel Ronda, Indonesian Alliance President, gives personal examples of how Alliance workers brought different members of his family to Christ.

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Alliance Council 2017: Wednesday Morning Serv…

June 2017

Columbus, Ohio

2:00:33

John Stumbo, Aaron Shust, and David and Ty King bring the audience to the feet of Jesus through prayer, worship, and the reminder to love by verbalizing and demonstrating the gospel.

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Proclaim

May 2017

1:10

Proclaim: We must not be ashamed of the message we have received, but proclaim it proudly.

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Alliance Council 2017: Tuesday Evening Servic…

May 2017

Columbus, Ohio

41:30

John Stumbo launches Council 2017 with a message of freedom through forgiveness, preparing hearts for a week centered around Jesus, who, by the power of the Spirit, sent us on mission to the world . . . and “we get to do this together!”

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Love

May 2017

1:49

Love: The Church has a calling to love, not as the world loves, but as God loves.

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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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Jonathan Schaeffer Council Invitation

December 2016

United States

2:04

Watch as Jonathon Schaeffer shares his heart and invites you to join the Alliance family for General Council 2017.

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Sunday Podcast: Where Has The Time Gone?

Alliance Council 2015 - Sunday Morning Session

May 2015

Long Beach, California

15:19

Jordan Christopher hosts this audio day-in-review interview of delegates and guests at Alliance Council 2015.

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Raed and Edward Awabdeh: CHRIST OUR COMING KI…

Alliance Council 2015 - Sunday Morning Session

May 2015

Long Beach, California

1:11:39

The brothers Awabdeh share the 100-year story of ministry in the Middle East.

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Building Bridges

Alliance Council 2015 - Sunday Morning Session

May 2015

Sacramento, California

3:50

Raed Awabdeh tells his story about the Arab-American Learning Center in Sacramento, California, as well as his connection to the suffering Syrian church.

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Saturday Podcast: Where Is The Healing?

Alliance Council 2015 - Saturday Audio Podcast

May 2015

Long Beach, California

47:43

Jordan Christopher hosts this audio day-in-review interview of delegates and guests at Alliance Council 2015.

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Alliance Council 2015: The Week in Review

Alliance Council 2015 - Saturday Evening Service

May 2015

Long Beach, California

6:00

This video recap of the week at council will inspire and remind you of the move of God during this previous week.

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John Stumbo: CHRIST OUR SANCTIFIER

Alliance Council 2015 - Saturday Evening Service

May 2015

Long Beach, California

50:17

Watch as John unpacks the sanctifying work of Jesus in each of our lives.

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Ebola People

Alliance Council 2015 - Saturday Evening Session

May 2015

Guinea

4:14

CAMA personnel and national Alliance pastor show compassion to Ebola people, opening the door for the gospel in a Guinea village.

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Joni Eareckson Tada: CHRIST OUR HEALER

Alliance Council 2015 - Saturday Morning Service

May 2015

Long Beach, California

47:10

Joni shares her heart and experience of Jesus in the midst of healing or its lack.

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Knit Together

Alliance Council 2015 - Saturday Morning Session

May 2015

Paraguay

3:32

An Alliance missionary couple from Paraguay gives testimony of God’s power displayed through the healing of their son.

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More Than a Savior

Alliance Council 2015 - Saturday Morning Session

May 2015

Puerto Rico

3:51

Noel Piñero Planas, an Alliance layperson and ESPN reporter in Puerto Rico, shares how God carried him through some difficult trials and healed his body and soul.

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Manna For Today

Alliance Council 2015 - Saturday Morning Session

May 2015

Crown College

7:03

Crown College baseball coach, Mike Gmetro, tells the story of how God healed him from Crohn’s disease at Alliance Council 2013.

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Friday Podcast: Where Were You?

Alliance Council 2015 - Friday Audio Podcast

May 2015

Long Beach, California

31:54

Jordan Christopher hosts this audio day-in-review interview of delegates and guests at Alliance Council 2015.

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Where Were You?

Alliance Council 2015 - Friday Evening Session

May 2015

United States

2:40

Where were you when Christ entered your life?

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Charles Galbreath: A CELEBRATION OF JESUS

Alliance Council 2015 - Friday Evening Session

May 2015

Long Beach, California

44:45

Charles Galbreath is senior pastor of Clarendon Road Church in Brooklyn, New York.

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Arie Verduijn, Dr. David Hearn, and Dr. Jose …

Alliance Council 2015 - Friday Morning Strategy Session

May 2015

Long Beach, California

26:29

Watch as Arie Verduijn, Dr. David Hearn, and Dr. Jose Dalino address and pray for the Friday morning ministry strategy session.

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Thursday Podcast: Where Are We Going?

Alliance Council 2015 - Thursday Audio Podcast

May 2015

Long Beach, California

44:33

Jordan Christopher hosts this audio day-in-review interview of delegates and guests at Alliance Council 2015.

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Micah Bournes: I Love Y’all, For Real

Alliance Council 2015 - Thursday Evening Session

May 2015

Long Beach, California

12:32

I love y'all, for real, but sometimes you make me feel dumb. - Micah Bournes

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Dr. Leith Anderson: LAUNCH

Alliance Council 2015 - Thursday Evening Service

May 2015

Long Beach, California

43:39

Dr. Leith Anderson shares his perspective on LAUNCH

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Micah Bournes: Normal Hair

Alliance Council 2015 - Thursday Evening Session

May 2015

Long Beach, California

5:16

Spoken word artist, Micah Bournes, delivers his poem about the nature of normality.

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Where Are We? Where Are We Going?: Part 2 Abr…

Alliance Council 2015 - Thursday Morning Session (Abridged)

May 2015

Long Beach, California

30:04

In this abridged version, John Stumbo gives some startling statistics about how the Alliance's giving has been trending in recent years. He encourages us to dream about what it would take to get to the next level and he offers some practical tips about how to get there.

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John Stumbo: Where Are We? Where Are We Going…

Alliance Council 2015 - Thursday Morning Session

May 2015

Long Beach, California

49:26

John Stumbo gives some startling statistics about how the Alliance's giving has been trending in recent years. He encourages us to dream about what it would take to get to the next level and he offers some practical tips about how to get there.

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Together: Poetic Montage

Alliance Council 2015 - Thursday Morning Session

May 2015

Long Beach, California

1:08

We are stretching toward the light—together!

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Why Is It So Important To Reach Kids?

Alliance Council 2015 - Thursday Morning Session

May 2015

United States

1:33

Kids are very receptive to the gospel. Melissa MacDonald, National Children’s Disciplemaking Specialist, explains why it is so important that we not only evangelize children but also disciple them.

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Dr. Paul Bubna Addresses General Council 1996

Dr. Bubna boldy challenged the C&MA General Council

May 2015

United States

4:55

"If the percentage of giving to the Great Commission Fund from Alliance churches ever drops below 10%, it's time to take the word Missionary out of our name."

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Dr. Mitch Kim: PROCLAIM The Authority of God&…

Alliance Council 2015 - Wednesday Night Worship Service

May 2015

Long Beach, California

48:35

Dr. Mitch Kim shares the authority of God's Word in our lives around the theme PROCLAIM.

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Wednesday Podcast: Where Are We?

Alliance Council 2015 - Wednesday Audio Podcast

May 2015

Long Beach, California

44:57

John Stumbo delivers part 1 of his "State of the Union" address, laying out a roadmap for the future as we LOVE, PROCLAIM, REACH & LAUNCH. We ask people what they think about Children's Discipleship and a greater role for women in ministry.

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The Apostle’s Creed

Alliance Council 2015 - Wednesday Evening Session

May 2015

United States

1:08

The Apostle’s Creed recited by people from all walks of life.

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Together: Tuning Fork

Alliance Council 2015 - Wednesday Morning Session

May 2015

Long Beach, California

1:23

The Body of Christ is in perfect pitch when its members bow to Jesus.

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Where Are We? Where Are We Going?: Part 1 Abr…

Alliance Council 2015 - Wednesday Morning Session (Abridged)

May 2015

Long Beach, California

30:51

In this abridged version, John Stumbo delivers part 1 of his talk on where we are as the Alliance Family, and what our response, as a Christ-centered, Acts 1:8 family, should be. LOVE & PROCLAIM.

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John Stumbo: Where Are We? Where Are We Going…

Alliance Council 2015 - Wednesday Morning Session

May 2015

Long Beach, California

1:52:26

John Stumbo delivers part 1 of his talk on where we are as the Alliance Family, and what our response, as a Christ-centered, Acts 1:8 family, should be. LOVE & PROCLAIM.

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Francis Chan: LOVE How Deep the Father’…

Alliance Council 2015 - Opening Worship Service & Communion

May 2015

Long Beach, California

55:28

Pastor Francis Chan is a best-selling author and church planter in the San Francisco area.

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Tuesday Podcast: Where is the Love?

Alliance Council 2015 - Tuesday Audio Podcast

May 2015

Long Beach, California

24:38

Jordan Christopher hosts this audio day-in-review interview of delegates and guests at Alliance Council 2015.

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A.W. Tozer Acts 1:8

Alliance Council 2015

May 2015

Long Beach, California

0:30

A. W. Tozer recites Acts 1:8.

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Together: 2015 Alliance Council

January 2015

Long Beach, California

2:28

Join the Alliance family 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.

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All Creatures of Our God and King

April 2014

United States

2:34

Set to a familiar hymn, this segment displays heartwarming footage of people worshiping Jesus throughout the world to portray the impact of 125+ years of Alliance ministries.

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