Series C&MA | DNA

The C&MA has a rich, God-given legacy. Today, many in the worldwide Alliance family are beginning to rediscover our movement's "Spiritual DNA." The C&MA DNA study series has been created to increase our understanding of what it means to live victoriously in Christ—to "be Alliance"—embracing God's plans, purposes, and empowerment for our lives.

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The Fourfold Gospel Promo

Fourfold Gospel (Promotional Segment)

November 2011

United States

1:34

This introductory video explains how the C&MA DNA study series has been created to increase our understanding of what it means to live victoriously in Christ—to “be Alliance”—embracing God’s plans, purposes, and empowerment for our lives.

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It’s All About Jesus INTRO

Fourfold Gospel – Session 1 INTRO (Series Overview)

November 2011

United States

1:48

This 5-part study is ideal for new member classes, Sunday school curriculum, and small group study. The deeper life principles of the “Fourfold Gospel” enable us to live victoriously over sin, persevere through life’s trials, and be all God created us to be.

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It’s All About Jesus

Fourfold Gospel – Session 1 (Colossians 2:9–10)

November 2011

United States

13:14

As Christ-followers, we can legitimately organize all that God wants us to know and do around the person and work of Jesus Christ. “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness (Colossians 2:9–10). In truth, we can summarize all of Christianity by saying, “It’s all about Jesus.”

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Jesus, Our Savior INTRO

Fourfold Gospel – Session 2 INTRO (Acts 4:12)

November 2011

United States

1:24

This introductory clip can be used to start each session or provide a sneak peak of the next session in the series. “ . . . and you will give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). From the very beginning, God wanted it to be very clear that the most important thing about his earthborn Son was that He would be our Savior, and that “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).

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Jesus, Our Savior

Fourfold Gospel – Session 2 (Acts 4:12)

November 2011

United States

12:29

“ . . . and you will give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). From the very beginning, God wanted it to be very clear that the most important thing about his earthborn Son was that He would be our Savior, and that “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).

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Jesus, Our Sanctifier INTRO

Fourfold Gospel – Session 3 (Philippians 3:8)

November 2011

United States

2:02

This introductory clip can be used to start each session or provide a sneak peak of the next session in the series. At the point of salvation, Christ lives in us because we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. But at the time of sanctification, Christ begins to live through us because now we are filled with the Holy Spirit. “It’s because of him that we endure in Christ Jesus who has become for us wisdom from God, that is our righteousness, our holiness, and our redemption” (Philippians 3:8).

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Jesus, Our Sanctifier

Fourfold Gospel – Session 3 (Philippians 3:8)

November 2011

United States

15:14

At the point of salvation, Christ lives in us because we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. But at the time of sanctification, Christ begins to live through us because now we are filled with the Holy Spirit. “It’s because of him that we endure in Christ Jesus who has become for us wisdom from God, that is our righteousness, our holiness, and our redemption” (Philippians 3:8).

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Jesus, Our Healer INTRO

Fourfold Gospel – Session 4 (James 5:14–15)

November 2011

United States

1:16

This introductory clip can be used to start each session or provide a sneak peak of the next session in the series. “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven” (James 5:14–15). This promise remains true today. The power to heal comes from Christ alone. We seek His healing and wholeness first and foremost to glorify Him.

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Jesus, Our Healer

Fourfold Gospel – Session 4 (James 5:14–15)

November 2011

United States

12:51

“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven” (James 5:14–15). This promise remains true today. The power to heal comes from Christ alone. We seek His healing and wholeness first and foremost to glorify Him.

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Jesus, Our Coming King INTRO

Fourfold Gospel – Session 5 INTRO (Revelation 1:7)

November 2011

United States

1:16

This introductory clip can be used to start each session or provide a sneak peak of the next session in the series. The return of Jesus Christ to earth embodies the fulfillment of His promises and of the prophecies foretold about Him. This Second Coming, the culmination of the “blessed hope” of all believers, will be both public and visible. "Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all peoples on earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen” (Revelation 1:7).

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Jesus, Our Coming King

Fourfold Gospel – Session 5 (Revelation 1:7)

November 2011

United States

13:13

The return of Jesus Christ to earth embodies the fulfillment of His promises and of the prophecies foretold about Him. This Second Coming, the culmination of the “blessed hope” of all believers, will be both public and visible. "Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all peoples on earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen” (Revelation 1:7).

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Rise Up and Walk

Fourfold Gospel – Session 4 (Supplemental)

November 2009

United States

5:29

A student at Nyack College is miraculously healed of cerebral palsy.

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Alliance Marriage Encounter: Santiago

Fourfold Gospel Session 3 (Supplemental)

November 2009

Chile

4:32

Pablo and Wilma Reyes tell how God used Alliance Marriage Encounter to transform their marriage and their lives.

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Lone Voice

Fourfold Gospel – Session 2 (Supplemental)

November 2009

Guinea

4:11

Visits by boat take Alliance worker Phil Stombaugh to Seesay, the lone believer on an island with 20,000 residents off the coast of Guinea, West Africa. Eager for Phil's teaching, Seesay's enthusiasm to learn about God spills over into the lives of his family and neighbors. Produced in 2009.

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We Are the C&MA

Fourfold Gospel – Session 1 (Supplemental)

November 2003

10:55

Dr. A. B. Simpson founded The Alliance as a deeper life, missionary movement. Learn how Simpson's passion for taking the whole Bible to the whole world became the vision for The Alliance. Produced in 2003.

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Core Values Promo

Core Values (Promotional Segment)

November 2011

United States

0:43

This eight-week study unpacks seven core values Jesus modeled to answer the question: "How, then, shall we live?"

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Alliance Core Values: Series Introduction

Alliance Core Values – Session 1 (Proverbs 23:7)

November 2011

United States

8:19

The first C&MA|DNA series focused on the Fourfold Gospel—Jesus our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King—the heart of what we as Alliance people believe. This second part of the DNA series, entitled Alliance Core Values, will examine how these key beliefs shape the way we are to live.

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Finding Lost People INTRO

Alliance Core Values – Session 2 INTRO (Luke 19:10)

November 2011

United States

3:06

This introductory clip can be used to start each session or provide a sneak peak of the next session in the series. In the formative years of our movement, the Holy Spirit instilled within A. B. Simpson a passion to reach people who had no knowledge of Jesus Christ in his “Jerusalem” and around the world. That passion still lives in The Alliance today and is our first core value: Lost people matter to God. He wants them found.

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Finding Lost People

Alliance Core Values – Session 2 (Luke 19:10)

November 2011

United States

6:42

In the formative years of our movement, the Holy Spirit instilled within A. B. Simpson a passion to reach people who had no knowledge of Jesus Christ in his “Jerusalem” and around the world. That passion still lives in The Alliance today and is our first core value: Lost people matter to God. He wants them found.

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Syna Lao Testimony

Alliance Core Values – Session 2 (Testimony)

November 2011

Cambodia

5:27

Syna and her husband, Soeuth, have served as church planters in Cambodia since 1995. Syna has a nursing degree, and Soeuth is a graduate of Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary.

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Prayer: Our Primary Work INTRO

Alliance Core Values–Session 3 INTRO (Philippians 4:6-7)

November 2011

United States

3:13

This introductory clip can be used to start each session or provide a sneak peak of the next session in the series. We believe that nothing of lasting value can be done unless it is bathed in prayer. His passionate belief that prayer undergirds all ministry compelled Alliance founder A. B. Simpson to create a prayer league that would focus on the world’s evangelization. He believed that this Prayer Alliance would prove to be the “mightiest force in the spread of missions.” That force still drives The Alliance today. Prayer is the primary work of God’s people.

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Prayer: Our Primary Work

Alliance Core Values – Session 3 (Philippians 4:6-7)

November 2011

United States

6:02

We believe that nothing of lasting value can be done unless it is bathed in prayer. His passionate belief that prayer undergirds all ministry compelled Alliance founder A. B. Simpson to create a prayer league that would focus on the world’s evangelization. He believed that this Prayer Alliance would prove to be the “mightiest force in the spread of missions.” That force still drives The Alliance today. Prayer is the primary work of God’s people.

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Fred Hartley Testimony

Alliance Core Values – Session 3 Testimony

November 2011

United States

3:48

Fred Hartley is pastor of Lilburn Alliance Church in Lilburn, Georgia. Fred is also president of College of Prayer International, with 20,000 students in 63 campuses worldwide.

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It’s All God’s INTRO

Alliance Core Values – Session 4 INTRO(1 Chronicles 29:14)

November 2011

United States

2:44

This introductory clip can be used to start each session or provide a sneak peak of the next session in the series. This core value is intrinsic to the nature and structure of The Alliance. Scripture encourages us to remember that the amount of money we have or how much we give is secondary to recognizing that everything we have belongs to God. We are His stewards.

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It’s All God’s

Alliance Core Values – Session 4 (1 Chronicles 29:14)

November 2011

United States

5:45

This core value is intrinsic to the nature and structure of The Alliance. Scripture encourages us to remember that the amount of money we have or how much we give is secondary to recognizing that everything we have belongs to God. We are His stewards.

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My Stuff or God’s Stuff: Sammy’s …

Alliance Core Values – Session 4 Testimony

November 2011

Burkina Faso

4:45

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God’s Word: The Key to All Success INTRO

Alliance Core Values – Session 5: (Joshua 1:8)

November 2011

United States

3:14

This introductory clip can be used to start each session or provide a sneak peak of the next session in the series. The driving force of The Alliance has always been Jesus’ command from Matthew 28:19—the Great Commission: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” But the next verse is equally important: “and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you…” Knowing and obeying God’s Word is fundamental to all true success.

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God’s Word: The Key to All Success

Alliance Core Values – Session 5 (Joshua 1:8)

November 2011

United States

6:21

The driving force of The Alliance has always been Jesus’ command from Matthew 28:19—the Great Commission: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” But the next verse is equally important: “and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you…” Knowing and obeying God’s Word is fundamental to all true success.

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Derwin Gray Testimony

Alliance Core Values – Session 5 (Testimony)

November 2011

United States

4:35

Derwin, a former NFL player, is pastor of a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community called Transformation Church (C&MA) in Indian Land, South Carolina. He also serves as president of One Heart at a Time Ministries. Derwin and his wife, Vicky, have two children.

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Mobilizing Devoted Disciples INTRO

Alliance Core Values – Session 6 INTRO (Matthew 28:19)

November 2011

United States

3:14

This introductory clip can be used to start each session or provide a sneak peak of the next session in the series. In The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the first priority of every minister, congregation, and believer is to work for the evangelization of the world. Healthy churches producing healthy disciples who are devoted to reaching lost people will hasten the completion of the Great Commission and the return of Jesus Christ. Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple.

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Mobilizing Devoted Disciples

Alliance Core Values – Session 6: (Matthew 28:19)

November 2011

United States

6:27

In The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the first priority of every minister, congregation, and believer is to work for the evangelization of the world. Healthy churches producing healthy disciples who are devoted to reaching lost people will hasten the completion of the Great Commission and the return of Jesus Christ. Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple.

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Jason Ostrander Testimony

Alliance Core Values – Session 6 (Testimony)

November 2011

United States

2:47

Jason serves as director for the Alliance Youth Office for the U.S. C&MA. He is a national speaker and film documentarian. He and his wife, Calu, have two sons.

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Holy Spirit Empowerment INTRO

Alliance Core Values – Session 7 (1 Corinthians 2:4–5)

November 2011

United States

3:27

This introductory clip can be used to start each session or provide a sneak peak of the next session in the series. The Apostle Paul said, “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.” We believe this is the fiber of our being. Without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we can accomplish nothing.

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Holy Spirit Empowerment

Alliance Core Values – Session 7 (1 Corinthians 2:4–5)

November 2011

United States

7:06

The Apostle Paul said, “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.” We believe this is the fiber of our being. Without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we can accomplish nothing.

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Ron Walborn Testimony

Alliance Core Values – Session 7 (Testimony)

November 2011

United States

4:43

Ron is dean of Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York. His wife, Wanda, is director for Spiritual Formation at Nyack College. They have four children.

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Faith-Filled Risks INTRO

Alliance Core Values – Session 8 INTRO (Hebrews 11:6)

November 2011

United States

3:57

This introductory clip can be used to start each session or provide a sneak peak of the next session in the series. For more than a century, Alliance workers have braved harsh and dangerous territory, at great personal risk—even unto death—to take the good news of Jesus to a lost world. Because of the selfless dedication of these workers, entire people groups now know Jesus. Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change.

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Faith-Filled Risks

Alliance Core Values – Session 8: (Hebrews 11:6)

November 2011

United States

6:22

For more than a century, Alliance workers have braved harsh and dangerous territory, at great personal risk—even unto death—to take the good news of Jesus to a lost world. Because of the selfless dedication of these workers, entire people groups now know Jesus. Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change.

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Sami Dagher Testimony

Alliance Core Values – Session 8 (Testimony)

November 2011

United States

4:11

Sami Dagher is founder of the Alliance national churches in Lebanon and Baghdad, as well as a Bible school in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. Currently, he is vice president of the Alliance national churches in Syria and Lebanon.

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Big Ideas Overview

August 2013

United States

1:12

Big Ideas: Alliance Core Values for Kidz is a curriculum designed to teach children these biblical principles—fundamental to our worldwide family’s spiritual formation. For this age-appropriate series, we call the seven values “Big Ideas.” These “ideas” are not exclusively “Alliance,” but rather the values Jesus lived by and calls His people to follow.

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All For One; One For All

May 2013

5:03

Big Ideas: Alliance Core Values for Kidz is a curriculum designed to teach children these biblical principles—fundamental to our worldwide family’s spiritual formation. For this age-appropriate series, we call the seven values “Big Ideas.” These “ideas” are not exclusively “Alliance,” but rather the values Jesus lived by and calls His people to follow.

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My Stuff or God’s Stuff: Sammy’s …

Alliance Core Values – Session 4 Testimony

November 2011

Burkina Faso

4:45

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