Ministry. In its simplest form it means reaching out to meet another’s need. Jesus’ response to the question, “[What] is the greatest commandment…” informs our ministry.
…Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind…And the second is…love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:37-39)
As Jesus’ love transforms us, we are compelled to share His healing love with our neighbors. Alliance Great Commission Ministries demonstrate how we share the practical message of Christ’s love with the marginalized, the poor, the wounded, and the sick both at home and around the world.
Our ministry blueprint is fully operational in local churches through efforts that include pastoral care, evangelism, discipleship, and church planting, as well as community, global, and multicultural outreach.
Our primary objective is Jesus’ command to “go” and “make disciples.” We believe every follower of Jesus is equipped to grow in His love and lead others to follow Him.
In order for God’s Kingdom to multiply, healthy churches must plant new fellowships, resulting in compounded growth. A multiplying church also signals that it is comprised of healthy Christ-followers.
As believers grow in their faith, some receive a call to full-time overseas missions service. Once an Alliance church confirms that call, the fully funded worker is released to share the good news with those who haven’t yet heard.
Short-term missions trips give Alliance people an opportunity to discover how God works to enrich the lives of others. Envision Trips connect you with overseas work to deepen your commitment to faithfully serve Christ.
Jesus spent much of his time teaching and we take our lead from Him. Through coaching, higher education, leadership training, or theological preparation, Alliance people are taught to live the gospel and equipped to take it to the world.
Thousands of Alliance camp participants are won to Christ each year. Experiencing God’s creation and Christ’s love also offers unique opportunities to grow in their faith and be equipped for the “rugged life” of full-time service.
In our broken world offering a helping hand often paves the way for a hurting individual to respond to Jesus’ love. Demonstrating God’s love in practical ways to those suffering from famine, disasters, and crises is an Alliance trademark.
Our marketplace workers take the good news to dangerous, difficult places. While establishing business-based endeavors, they train, build relationships, and demonstrate the powerful truth of Kingdom living to the lost.
Chaplains are called to serve in places traditional ministries do not or cannot reach. From military bases to corporate offices, the message of Christ’s love is heard because of the tireless efforts of these courageous workers.
Our front-line workers can’t do it alone. From our district and national offices in the United States, to our regional and field offices overseas, Alliance support ministries ad-minister the efforts of our “out front” workers.
How do we support these ministries?
Learn about how you can help fund Alliance Ministries through a gift to The Great Commission Fund (GCF).
Our Ministry Cycle
Our vision is to develop devoted, healthy followers of Jesus. Our method is simple: win the lost, build the believer, equip the worker, multiply leaders, and send the called ones, who begin the ministry lifecycle over again by winning the lost. Take a few moments to review the ministry diagram (below) for yourself.
Win the lost
Individuals need salvation. Our mission informs why we seek to provide clear teaching on salvation and offer regular opportunities for individuals to enter into relationship with the Author of Life.
Build the Church
The book of Acts unpacks five essential elements we enlist to develop healthy, vibrant disciples, starting with the Holy Spirit’s infilling (Acts 1:8). Additional disciplines listed in Acts 2âdevotion to the Word, prayer, fellowship (healthy relationships), and worshipâalso are included.
Equip the believer
Christians are called to dedicate their spiritual gifts, talents, and resources. It’s a natural progression. Happy, healthy Christ-followers increasingly desire to hone their talents and skills to bring the lost into eternal relationship with Jesus; this is why we offer many such opportunities.
We promote servant leadership; the Good Samaritan (Luke 10) is our benchmark for such service. Alliance people are given many opportunities to hear and respond to God’s call to ministry through service projects. Churches are also encouraged to develop service-minded leaders who show evidence that they are called to plant mission-sending churches.
Send the called
A sure indication of a healthy disciple of Christ is one who reaches out to the lost as well as supports those who are called to “go.” Ultimately, the privilege of being a child of the King involves a grave responsibilityâmission-critical to The Allianceâdeveloping healthy Christ-followers who in turn make more disciples.
The Alliance believes wholeheartedly in the power and necessity of prayer. We cannot “Live the Call Together” unless prayer is central to all we do—in our denomination, in our churches, and in our individual lives.
You can help build Christ’s Church around the world by donating online to the Great Commission Fund. This central funding vehicle allows our international workers to focus on ministry rather than raising financial support.
Is God calling you to full-time service? Do you want to participate in a short-term missions trip and experience missions work firsthand? We’re here to help you connect your passion with God’s purpose.