Core Values C&MA|DNA
Alliance people share seven core values that flow from the Fourfold Gospel—the driving force behind our desire to know Jesus Christ as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King. This eight-week study unpacks seven core values Jesus modeled to answer the question: “How, then, shall we live?”
Session 1: Alliance Core Values
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.
Session 2: Finding Lost People (Luke 19:10)
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.
Session 3: Prayer: Our Primary Work (Philippians 4:6–7)
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 worldâs 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.
Session 4: It’s All God’s (1 Chronicles 29:14)
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.
Session 5: God’s Word: The Key to All Success (Joshua 1:8)
The foundation 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.
Session 6: Mobilizing Devoted Disciples (Matthew 28:19)
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.
Session 7: Holy Spirit Empowerment (1 Corinthians 2:4–5)
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*.
Session 8: Faith-Filled Risks (Hebrews 11:6)
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 Godâs purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change*.
Is God calling you to service? We’re here to help you connect your passion with God’s purpose.
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