What is the Christian and Missionary Alliance, C&MA?
Our Passion is the Great Commission
Jesus commissioned His followers to “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).
This command expresses the heart of the Father–to reconcile lost people to Himself. Captured by Jesus’ love for us, we desire others to enjoy the same genuine relationship with Christ. Our driving passion–why we exist–is to know Christ and complete His Commission. This compels us to reach our own communities with the good news of Jesus.
For the Alliance family, it doesn’t stop in our own cities. With ministries in seventy-five countries, reaching the lost is a cause for which we are willing to go, quite literally, to the ends of the earth. Our Calling is the Greatest Commandment Jesus instructed His followers to Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind…and to Love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39). Love is not optional for Christians. We who have experienced the great love of the Father must share his love with others.
Following the lead of our founder Dr. Albert B. Simpson, our denomination, was founded in 1887; the C&MA is caring for the refugee, the sick, and the lost through relief work, clinics, schools, and other acts of compassion. This often allows us to share the message of Christ’s saving love. We prioritize establishing churches so that those who come to Christ will have the support and discipleship of a church family.
From 1887 to the present, more than 2,000 churches have been established in the United States to worship the Lord in 38 languages. Globally, the number of members of C&MA has exceeded 6.3 million, with 180 languages, and the number of churches has more than 24,500. The Greater Boston Chinese Alliance Church is one of the many of our C&MA family. Love in action–word matched by deed–this is The Christian and Missionary Alliance.
Our Family is Diverse and United
If you were to visit ten Christian and Missionary Alliance churches across the country (or around the world), you would find each one refreshingly distinct. Diverse ethnicities and worship styles characterize our movement. In a unique way, our diversity serves to unite the Alliance family as we choose to focus on Christ and matters of eternal significance. We agree on the basic tenets of Christianity and are thoroughly grounded in God’s Word, preferring not to split hairs over endlessly debatable issues. We celebrate our multifaceted movement as an expression of God’s wonderfully creative nature.
Our mission is to know Jesus Christ; exalt Him as “Savior,” “Sanctifier,” “Healer,” and “Coming King;” and complete His Great Commission:
Evangelizing and discipling persons throughout the United States, and
Incorporating them into Christ-centered, community-focused congregations,
Mobilizing them for active involvement in a missionary effort designed to plant Great
Commission churches worldwide among unreached and responsive peoples.
The Christian and Missionary Alliance, C&MA, will be a movement of Great Commission Christians who glorify God by building Christ’s Church worldwide.
The C&MA Logo
Christ Our Savior
The Cross stands for the salvation made available to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Christ Our Sanctifier
The Laver symbolizes sanctification, a daily cleansing from sin, and the empowerment to live a holy life as God intends through the indwelling of Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Christ Our Healer
The Pitcher speaks of oil, a symbol of anointing, divine life, and physical healing from Jesus. Our worldly sickness will be healed through His supernatural healing power.
Christ Our Coming King
The Crown symbolizes the return of Jesus Christ to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords.
Our Worldwide Mission
The Globe reminds us of our responsibility and privilege to deliver Christ’s love to the whole world.
Greater Boston Chinese Alliance Welcome you!
We welcome you to join us to worship the Lord with the 6.3 million C&MA family members. Blessings!