Official Books & Guides

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  • Books by John Stumbo

    • God In You cover

      John Stumbo’s books, video and other resources will be made available on a donation basis at most of his speaking engagements. If you are unable to attend one of these events they are available for purchase on his resources page.

      John Stumbo’s Books

  • A. B. The Unlikely Founder of a Global Movement

    • A. B. The Unlikely Founder of a Global Movement cover

      This book not only gives us a glimpse into one man’s remarkable transformation of mind, body, and soul but also reminds us that the same loving Father longs to do the same in us—to shape us into exactly who He made us to be and prepare us for the unique work He’s called each of us to do.

      All proceeds from the sale of A. B. The Unlikely Founder of a Global Movement support the Great Commission Fund, which helps extend the reach of the gospel among those who have yet to hear about Jesus and His message of hope, salvation, and grace.

      Available for purchase today from The Alliance Store

      Case lots (36 copies per case ) are available for the discounted price of $385.00 ($360.00 plus $25.00 FedEx ground shipping) from the Alliance Service Center by calling toll-free 1-877-284-3262, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., MST.

  • 2018 Impact Report

    • 2018 Annual Report of The Christian and Missionary Alliance

      Download the annual report and illustrated summary of the global ministry accomplishments and financial activities of the U.S. Alliance during the 2018 fiscal year.

  • C&MA Manual

    • Manual of The Christian and Missionary Alliance

      The English version of the Manual of The Christian and Missionary Alliance as published on the Web site by the Office of the Corporate Secretary is the only official version for use in application and interpretation. All non-English translations shall state this fact as part of the cover page of the specific translation. This document is designed to be used either as an electronic file or output as a hardcopy to be stored in a personal binder.

      • Download English 2019 Edition 6.4MB PDF (Updated 8/7/19)
      • Download Spanish 2019 Edition 5.3MB PDF (Updated 5/16/19)
  • Resources for Official Workers

    • 2017-2018 Report of the President to 2019 General Council

      2017–18 Report of the President to General Council 2019

      (Updated 5/16/19)

      The 2017–18 Report of the President to General Council 2019 has been developed for official workers and churches within The Alliance.

    • The following publications are available for purchase or download only if you are an official worker, pastor, or district of The Alliance and have a MyCMA+ (plus) account.

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    • 2018 Official Directory and Prayer Guide of The Christian and Missionary Alliance

      2018 Official Directory & Prayer Guide of The Christian and Missionary Alliance

      2018 EDITION

      The 2018 Official Directory and Prayer Guide of The Christian and Missionary Alliance has been created for the use of official workers and churches within The Alliance.

    • 2015-2016 Report of the President to 2017 General Council

      2015–16 Report of the President & Minutes of 2017 General Council

      (Posted online 9/8/17)

      The 2015–16 Report of the President to General Council 2017 has been developed for official workers and churches within The Alliance.

    • 2013-2014 Report of the President & Minutes of 2015 Alliance Council

      2013–2014 Report of the President & Minutes of 2015 Alliance Council

      (Posted online 10/2/15)

      The 2013–14 Report of the President & Minutes of 2015 Alliance Council has been developed for official workers and churches within The Alliance.

    • 2011-2012 Report of the President & Minutes of 2013 Alliance Council

      2011–2012 Report of the President & Minutes of General Council 2013

      (Posted online 8/19/13)

      The 2011–12 Report of the President & Minutes of General Council 2013 has been developed for official workers and churches within The Alliance.

    • Staying On Mission

      Staying on Mission

      A Guideline for How Alliance Churches Respond to Obergefell v. Hodges:  It is important that Alliance pastors and church leaders know what the Obergefell decision means for the ministry of the local church. Perhaps unlike any other legal decision in our generation, Obergefell has the potential to distract and derail a church.

  • International Ministries Handbooks

    • This International Ministries (IM) publication is available for download only if you have a MyCMA+ (plus) account and are licensed with the C&MA. If you need access to any of these documents and do not have a MyCMA+ (plus) account, please contact International Ministries.

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      International Ministries Handbook

      International Ministries Handbook

      2018 EDITION (Updated 04/18)

      The International Ministries Handbook (IMH) has been developed as a PDF download for official workers with The Alliance overseas.


  • Church Ministries Handbooks

    • The LO&CC Handbook, CM Handbook, Discipline Policy Handbook, and Pastor’s Handbook are available for download once you are licensed with the C&MA and have signed in with your MyCMA+ (plus) account.

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      LOCC Handbook

      Licensing, Ordination, & Consecration Council Handbook

      2019 EDITION (Updated 07/24/19)

      Used primarily by Licensing, Ordination, &Consecration Council (LO&CC) members, this handbook provides information on everything from the accreditation interview process to mentoring and graded feedback to those seeking ordination or consecration. Additionally explained are various licensing levels, license transfers, and how to file various appeals—like a divorce appeal.

    • CM Handbook

      Church Ministries Handbook

      2019 EDITION (Updated 7/24/19)

      The Church Ministries Handbook addresses issues related to the operation of a district office and includes district oversight by Church Ministries (CM), district superintendent search and oversight processes, guidelines for record retention, district superintendent and association leader position descriptions, multicultural ministry oversight, and auxiliary ministries policy.

    • Discipline Policy Handbook

      Discipline Policy Handbook

      2018 EDITION (Updated 11/26/18)

      The Discipline Policy Handbook is a guide to implementing Alliance Uniform Policy on Discipline Restoration and Appeal as found in the Manual of the C&MA. It provides a summary of the discipline policy, instructions as to how and when to implement the policy, a process chart, and sample letters used in conducting a discipline and restoration process. Two additional resources are available aiding in the use of the handbook-the Peacemaker Principles pamphlet and the Peacemaking and the Discipline Policy PowerPoint presentation help teach and explain the discipline and restoration process. We have also provided a fourth document Discipline in Alliance Churches. This document can be used as an introduction to the discipline policy for church membership classes etc.

    • Pastor's Handbook

      Pastor’s Handbook

      2014 EDITION (Updated 2/11/15)

      The Pastor’s Handbook covers regulations regarding fund raising across districts, guidelines for weddings, and a ministry competency profile.


  • Alliance Life Magazine

    • Alliance Life magazine

      Alliance Life, the official magazine of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, tells the story of the worldwide work of The Alliance to mobilize readers to be involved in completing the Great Commission. Alliance Life online brings you features from the print version and Web exclusives.

      Continue to Alliance Life online

    • Vida Aliancista

      Vida Aliancista

      Vida Aliancista is a collection of articles translated into Spanish from Alliance Life, the official magazine of The Christian and Missionary Alliance.

      Continue to Vida Aliancista

  • A. B. Simpson’s writings

    Simpson was a prolific writer from the start of his ministry, having authored 101 books and countless hymns, periodicals, booklets, articles, and curriculums over his lifetime. His influence went on to move the hearts of missionaries, pastors, and people of all denominations towards spreading the gospel in all lands.

  • Stewardship/Finance

    • Finance Manual

      Finance Manual for Alliance Church Treasurers and Pastors

      The Finance Manual is designed to help church treasurers get started and provides the basics for preparing budgets and periodic financial reports for your local church. Sign in to MyCMA to access the Finance Manual for Alliance Church Treasurers and Pastors.

    • Treasurer's Update

      Treasurer’s Update

      As an Alliance church treasurer, you can learn about the current state of financial affairs from the treasurer and chief operating officer for The Christian and Missionary Alliance, Ken Baldes. Sign in to MyCMA to access Ken’s blog and ask additional questions, post or comment on additional topics.

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    • Stewardship and the Kingdom of God

      Stewardship and the Kingdom of God

      Stewardship and the Kingdom of God explains the theology behind the meaning of biblical stewardship, the principles that guide our earning, spending, saving and giving, and for recommitting ourselves as men and women devoted to radical obedience.


    • Developing an Annual Stewardship Plan

      Developing an Annual Stewardship Plan

      Developing an Annual Stewardship Plan is a stewardship campaign and organized program (plan) to educate and motivate the people in the local church to spiritual faithfulness.


  • Auxiliary Publications

    • The Alliance Jewish Ministries Manual is available for download only if you have a MyCMA+ (plus) account. If you need access to this document and do not have a MyCMA+ (plus) account, please contact your local Alliance church.

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      Alliance Jewish Ministries Manual

      Alliance Jewish Ministries Manual

      2005 EDITION

      The Alliance Jewish Ministries (AJM) Advisory Committee was appointed in 2001 to fulfill the mission and vision of the Office of Multicultural Ministries of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. The Alliance Jewish Ministries Manual has been developed for official workers and churches with The Alliance.

    • Christian Community Policy

      A model policy that provides legal protection for a church or nonprofit, based on the C&MA’s sincerely held religious beliefs, for activities, relationships, operational policies, and facilities use

      Download Christian Community Policy

    • Church Oversight of Child Sexual Offenders

      A model policy for church leaders that become aware that a child sex offender may attend or is attending their church (subject to modification)

      Download Church Oversight of Child Sexual Offenders Policy

    • Church Safety and Security—An Alliance Approach

      A guide for churches concerned about member safety and emergency response best practices

      Download Church Safety and Security Guide

    • Embezzling Church Funds

      A step-by-step practical response guide for church leaders

      Download Embezzling Church Funds Guide

    • Responding to an Allegation of Child Sexual Abuse

      A step-by-step practical guide for church leaders

      Download Responding to an Allegation of Child Sexual Abuse Guide

    • Statement on Sexuality

      The Alliance theological perspective on sex and sexuality

      Download Statement on Sexuality

    • Staying on Mission—A Guideline for How Alliance Churches Respond to Obergefell v. Hodges

      A comprehensive tool to guide Alliance church and parachurch leaders in a God honoring response to our increasingly anti-church culture

      Download Staying on Mission Guide

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