What we believe

As part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance we affirm the following doctrinal statement.


There is one God,(1) who is infinitely perfect,(2) existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.(3)


Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man.(4) He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.(5) He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust,(6) as a substitutionary sacrifice,(7) and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.(8) He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.(9) He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest.(10) He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.(11)


The Holy Spirit is a divine person,(12) sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer,(13) and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.(14)


The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.(15)


Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God:(16) he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature,(17) are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.(18) The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment;(19) and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.(20)


Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.(21)


It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly,(22) being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.(23) This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.(24)


Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body.(25) Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.(26)


The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, (27) which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.(28) The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.(29)


There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;(30) for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.(31)


The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent(32) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial.(33) This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.(34)


[1] Deuteronomy 6:4, [2] Matthew 5:48, [3] Matthew 28:19, [4] Philippians 2:6–11, [5] Luke 1:34–38, [6] 1 Peter 3:18, [7] Hebrews 2:9, [8] Romans 5:9, [9] Acts 2:23–24, [10] Hebrews 8:1, [11] Matthew 26:64, [12] John 14:15–18, [13] John 16:13; Acts 1:8, [14] John 16:7–11, [15] 2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16, [16] Genesis 1:27, [17] Romans 3:23, [18] 1 Corinthians15:20–23, [19] Revelation 21:8, [20] Revelation 21:1–4, [21] Titus 3:4–7, [22] 1 Thessalonians 5:23, [23] Acts 1:8, [24] Romans 6:1–14, [25] Matthew 8:16–17, [26] James 5:13–16, [27] Ephesians 1:22–23, [28] Matthew 28:19–20, [29] Acts 2:41–47, [30] 1 Corinthians 15:20–23, [31] John 5:28–29, [32] Hebrews 10:37, [33] Luke 21:27, [34] Titus 2:11–14

Our Values

SCRIPTURE is truth both to be received and to change us. We believe the gospel is the crux of the Bible and therefore we seek to be gospel-centered in everything we do. 


RELATIONSHIPS are redeemed in the Gospel. Through Jesus, our relationship with God is restored as well as our relationships with people in the Church. If God exists in a community as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, why wouldn't we exist as a community in the church? We seek proximity and presence with each other all in the name of love, because God has drawn near to us.


PRAYER is the litmus test for how much we think we need God. Prayer is not a transition in a service or simply a "wish list" to God, but is the way in which we commune with God. We seek to make prayer a part our church as it gathers and scatters.


God's KINGDOM is our commitment. The kingdom of God is the rule and reign of God and is manifested throughout His plan to redeem all of creation. The Kingdom has an "already, but not yet" tension and we seek to be a people who live in that tension by extending and embracing the Gospel while we hope for Christ's return.    


WORSHIP is the heartbeat of every human. We believe everyone is wired for worship and that ultimate fulfillment can only come from Christ. We seek to sing songs about Jesus to stir our affections towards what He has done for us that our entire lives may be dedicated to God.

Our Movement

The Christian and Missionary Alliance is a worldwide family of Christians mobilized to fulfill the Great Commission by living out the fullness of Jesus Christ in personal experience, building His Church, and carrying His light to the darkest parts of our neighborhoods and the nations. Formed as an "alliance" of cross-denominational people in the 1880’s, the Alliance evolved into a world evangelization movement in the early 20th century and became an evangelical missions and church-planting denomination in 1974. While pastoring a Presbyterian congregation in New York City in 1881, C&MA founder, Dr. A.B. Simpson, witnessed the physical and spiritual plight of the city’s homeless, downtrodden and infirmed, and of its disenfranchised immigrant populations. This daily exposure moved Simpson to devote his life and ministry to taking the whole gospel to the whole world. Having experienced the all-sufficiency of Christ on a deeply personal level, Simpson articulated a core theology, proclaiming Jesus as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer and Coming King. This “Fourfold Gospel” remains the spiritual foundation of The Alliance, the “deeper life” engine that drives us toward the completion of the Great Commission. Today, there are more than 2,000 Alliance churches in the United States, and approximately 18,000 fellowships in 81 countries around the world, where nearly 5 million Christians call themselves “Alliance,” united by an unquenchable passion to provide access to the gospel where no access yet exists.