Board Summary Letter

Alliance Family News


Dear Co-Laborer for Christ,

The Board of Directors of The Christian and Missionary Alliance met at Christ Community Church (CCC) in Omaha, Nebraska, on October 29–30, 2014. The Board reviewed numerous reports and acted on certain recommendations. The following summarizes those days.

On occasion, the Board meets at a site other than the National Office in Colorado Springs. This allows exposure to specific expressions of C&MA work and enhances the Board members’ appreciation of all that God is doing under the banner of The Alliance. The Board enjoyed the warm hospitality of Mark Ashton, lead pastor of CCC, and his gracious and capable staff and church family. On Thursday evening, another prayer gathering was live-streamed from the CCC worship center. This proved to be a most uplifting conclusion to the two days of discussion and action.

As God continues to direct our president and leadership, themes and objectives are coming into sharper focus. President John Stumbo shared his heart regarding where the Lord is leading our denomination, and specific goals were discussed with a view toward presenting new challenges to our constituency when we gather at General Council 2015.

At Council 2013, a delegate called attention to the fact that our existing Ecumenical Movement Statement is dated and represents a reaction to cultural issues of a past era. A new Statement on Cooperation in Mission was adopted and will be reported to Council 2015. Also, a committee has been reviewing the process for conducting Council elections and whether it is feasible to allow electronic voting by accredited delegates who are not physically in attendance. Specific recommendations are being formulated and will be presented at Council 2015.

Your prayers for laborers and your gifts to the Great Commission Fund have enabled The Alliance to maintain its global outreach and to send new workers into the harvest. At this meeting, a total of 23 international worker appointments were approved, some of whom will serve in creative-access countries. The members rejoiced in another sizable group of appointees.

The report of the Audit Review Committee was received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. All financial practices were deemed to be sound, and there were no recommendations for changes in current procedures. The Board also received reports from the following retirement communities: Chapel Pointe at Carlisle; The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation (d/b/a Shell Point and DeLand); and Town and Country Manor. Where necessary, the Board elected members to the boards of these organizations.

The Church of our Savior continues to advance. The assaults of the enemy cannot prevail. We exalt the Lord Jesus Christ, and we thank you for your partnership in service to the King.

Rejoicing in Jesus,

David L. Goodin
Corporate Secretary


3 responses to Board Summary Letter

  1. for the first time I received the information about a result of your conference which lead to remind of being a pastor of the CAMACOP for many years and it so happened that I have not meet any Alliance Pastor in my area. I just came back from the Philippines and minister to the Lay Preacher in Mindanao with Dr. Ben De Jesus. may God bless Alliance church of America.

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