Strategies in Mission

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This ten-week online course enables participants to meet the missions awareness requirement for those pursuing ordination, consecration or vocational ministry in the Alliance. It combines readings from the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement textbook, video segments and online articles with online group discussion and practical projects and assignments. In addition to providing a general introduction to the Church’s missionary activity, the course specifically focuses on mission strategies that have guided the C&MA in its historical and current ministries.

Alliance Strategies in Mission has been developed by an experienced missionary/educator. The evaluators for the course are veteran missionaries and denominational leaders who will guide the participant’s reflection and assess their assigned projects. All course work is submitted online, and notice of a participant’s successful completion will be forwarded to your district office.

When is it offered?

New ten-week sections of Alliance Strategies are offered four to five times a year. Upcoming sections for 2017 are:

  • February 6–April 17, 2017
  • April 3–June 12, 2017
  • June 5–August 14, 2017
  • August 7–October 16, 2017
  • October 2–December 11, 2017
  • December 4, 2017–February 12, 2018

For more information on upcoming sections and evaluators, visit or e-mail Cara Roberts at

What do candidates need for the course?

Students will need to purchase the textbook Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. Purchase the textbook here.

How does it work?

The course uses a variety of instructional methods:

  • video and audio segments
  • Focused online discussions with other candidates and their evaluator
  • interactive question/answer lessons
  • writing assignments
  • assigned practical activities

How long does the course last?

This course lasts for ten weeks, with an additional two weeks after the end of the course to submit final work and save any assignments. After this time, the student will be unenrolled from the class.

How many hours per week will this course take?

This course is the equivalent of a three credit-hour college course. Using the 2:1 ratio, this would equal approximately six hours per week.

How do candidates sign up to take the course?

Ordering the course is done online through the national office registration system. Online payment is through credit card or PayPal.

When a candidate signs up for the course, the candidate will receive (by e-mail) a username and temporary password for the Church Ministries learning site ( They will also be automatically enrolled in the the course. Please Note: Registration requires a credit card. Please e-mail Cara at if you have any questions.

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What is the cost?

Cost of the online course is $100.00

Quick Guide to the Alliance Strategies in Mission

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