Editorial

We Are The Alliance

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The Alliance was born out of a passion for Jesus and a heart for lost people. We are a Christ-centered, Acts 1:8 family that believes all people should have the opportunity to hear the good news.

Christ is our foundation, and the local church our home. From the local church, we make disciples who understand God’s calling—to become more like Jesus and to share the hope we have in Him. God’s Word is alive and at work in us; His Holy Spirit transforms us, spurring us on to love and good deeds.

More than 130 years ago, this same reality stirred in the heart of Pastor Albert Benjamin Simpson. As he reached out to immigrant dock workers in New York City, his burden for lost people grew. Simpson rallied a small group of believers around a common vision to reach the unreached, unaware that they were paving the way for future generations of Alliance work.

Today 6.3 million Christ-followers worship in more than 22,000 Alliance fellowships throughout the world.

Our heart for the nations has resulted in the U.S. Alliance becoming one of the most diverse evangelical churches in America. Nearly 2,000 congregations worship in 37 languages.

Local Alliance churches provide the foundation for our worldwide mission through prayer and sacrificial giving. Our North American family of churches has launched more than 8,000 missionaries into over 80 nations.

Worldwide, Alliance hospitals and clinics, radio stations, and schools proclaim the gospel. In the United States, institutes of higher education prepare believers for Kingdom service. Alliance camps and retirement communities make disciples across generations.

With a passion for lost people, the Alliance family continues to expand its reach into areas where there is little or no access to the gospel. Our commitment to reaching the world for Christ remains strong; our global team of more than 700 workers is trained in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting as well as meeting the physical and spiritual needs of people ravaged by poverty, disease, war, and natural disaster.

Long-term Alliance workers labor to see healthy, self-replicating churches established. Short- to mid-term workers come alongside U.S. and international Alliance ministries, bringing needed skills while shaping a new generation of Kingdom-minded believers.

We are creative and nimble, using our resources wisely to have the greatest impact. Because of their professional expertise, Alliance businesspeople have gained access to many countries that are closed to the gospel. In cultures where written communication is not readily embraced, we use oral storytelling to share the good news in ways that rapidly spread from village to village. 

As we find new ways to bring Jesus to our neighborhoods and the nations, our message remains unchanged. We come from diverse backgrounds but are drawn together by our desire to see all people find new life in Jesus.

We are family. We are The Alliance.

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