Church Advance

Church Advance

A number of churches in our own U.S. Alliance family face challenges that they can’t overcome without a little help. Our Message to those churches is clear: We see you, we care, and we want to help!

Mission Statement

The Alliance Church Advance Office, in partnership with C&MA districts and associations, exists to catalyze a movement of Spirit-empowered leaders and churches that are equipped and mobilized to transform churches and lives through

  • Intentional and relational disciplemaking
  • Comprehensive leadership development
  • Expanded ministry capacity
  • Effective social engagement
  • Broadened leadership diversity

Help and Hope are Nearby

If you’re concerned that your church may be caught in relentless decline, you’re not alone—but help may be right around the corner. All across America there are healthy congregations that would love to come alongside struggling churches with tangible help toward restoration. They have the financial stability and people resources that small churches often lack to reverse the downward spiral.

For more information about these programs, contact the CHURCH ADVANCE Office at churchadvance@cmalliance.org or (719) 265-2053

PEAK Online Assessment Tool

The PEAK Profile assessment tool is designed to identify the strengths a church can build on and the opportunities for growth. PEAK fosters a culture of improvement by creating positive dialogue and common language around church development.

PEAK provides an accessible tool, grounded in Alliance values, that assesses church development according to nine essential elements. As a church grows in self-awareness and applies itself to a process of development, it is better prepared to advance the Kingdom!

EquippingU Maximum Impact

EquippingU Maximum Impact is a three-year training track for lead pastors of churches with an average attendance of 200–900. It will feature one track for churches with 200–500 people attending and another for those with 500–900 attendees. Both tracks will include an annual training event held at one of our larger churches, supplemented by coaching cohorts. Topics will focus on what it takes for these churches to advance to the next level in their ministry impact. Pastors of our larger churches will serve as trainers and coaches.

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Changing Course Consultation

Changing Course Consultation services are provided to churches through their corresponding district offices. These services equip and empower church leaders to identify and overcome common roadblocks to healthy growth and ministry impact.

Upcoming Trainings

Fresh Start

The Fresh Start program brings local districts and healthy churches together to help revitalize ailing churches with fresh vision, renewed passion, equipped leaders, and the resources to carry out God’s Mission within their congregations, throughout their communities, and across the world.

The Alliance Transitional Ministries Network

The Alliance Transitional Ministries Network (ATMN) exists to help churches navigate the challenges of leadership transition intentionally and strategically. In partnership with Interim Pastor Ministries and VitalChurch, the ATMN

  • Recruits qualified interim pastors
  • Provides transitional resources and coaching
  • Educates lay leaders about the benefits of intentional interim ministry
  • Assists with assessments and consulting for churches in transition
  • Encourages healthy, growing relationships

Download the following PDFs to learn more about the transitional process:

From the Heart of the VP

A free downloadable collection of writings focused on the lifecycle of a church by Terry Smith, vice president for Alliance Church Ministries

Let Us Connect You

In partnership with districts and associations, we seek to establish and promote:

  • Comprehensive leadership development strategies
  • Church Advance coaches/specialists/ point people
  • Individualized Church Advance engagement processes
  • Result-based accountability
  • A national disciplemaking conference
  • Regional Church Advance networks

Subscribe to stay connected with these partnerships

Additional Resources

Church Advance is an active ministry partner with Bible League International, NAE Financial Health for Alliance Pastors and their Spouses, and Evangelism Explosion International (who provides training and resources in the United States in Vietnamese, Spanish, and English).

Connect with us for additional resources and information about our ministry partners by visiting Church Resources, emailing churchadvance@cmalliance.org, or calling (719) 265-2053.

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