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John Stumbo Video Blog


In this blog, released on the 12th of each month, U.S. Alliance President John Stumbo unpacks issues God has been nurturing in his heart and mind. The blog is meant to initiate fruitful dialogue on topics important to our growth as Jesus followers and to our mission as a Christ-centered, Acts 1:8 family.
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00:12:05

A Cosmic Coincidence? – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 129

Filmed before the solar eclipse on April 8, John discusses the way nature reveals our Creator and why we should care for His creation.

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00:12:02

The Battles Before the Battle – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 128

President Stumbo gives fresh insights to the story of David and Goliath and how God prepares us for the battles we face.

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00:12:29

Lessons from the Trail – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 127

Based on his own experiences, President Stumbo reflects on common mistakes made by mountain climbers and leaders alike.

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Until Christ Is Formed in You play icon
00:12:47

Until Christ Is Formed in You — John Stumbo Video Blog No. 126

Filmed at Converge 2024, John presents a fresh perspective on the New Year’s resolutions many have, reminding us of the deep change that only comes from Jesus.

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00:12:39

The Culminating Birth – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 125

This month John shares how the many birth and genealogy narratives in the Old Testament culminate with the climactic birth story that drives who we are and all we do.

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00:12:53

Expressions of God’s Goodness – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 124

This month John and other National Office team members share stories that encourage and inspire.

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00:11:33

Holding True to What We Believe – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 123

This month John invites Gary Friesen, vice president and C&MA corporate counsel, to offer clarity and encouragement about who we are and what we stand for as stated in six of our core statements and perspectives.

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00:12:12

Celebrating South America – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 122

John’s recent visit to five South American countries reminds us that difficult circumstances don’t have to limit the advance of the gospel.

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00:12:58

Moving Forward – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 120

This month John shares some difficult news about one of our cherished educational institutions and reflects back on what we experienced together at Council 2023— with a renewed conviction that The Alliance remains part of something large and lasting.

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00:08:46

A Renewed Expectancy – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 119

This month John reports back on Council 2023 in Spokane, Washington, where a richly diverse group of attendees gathered, reunited, and worshiped together—many coming away with an even greater expectancy of what God will continue to do in their midst than when they arrived.

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00:11:14

A Listening Posture – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 118

This month John shares an alternate approach—based on a statement our founder penned in the original Christian Alliance Constitution in 1887—to the premillennial recommendation in our Statement of Faith.

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00:13:21

Alliance Polity – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 117

This month John unpacks what we’ve learned from our national conversations regarding eldership, consecration/ordination, and titles, and outlines the related polity recommendations coming to Council 2023 in Spokane.

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00:13:32

The Alliance Statement of Faith – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 116

This month John presents the proposed changes to the Alliance Statement of Faith that will be considered at Council 2023.

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00:13:34

Worthy of Celebration – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 115

Filmed at the 100-year celebration of The Alliance in Cambodia, John presents a remarkable story of the resilience of the gospel through adversity and persecution as told by three Alliance workers who watched it unfold.

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00:09:49

The Dream is Building – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 114

Alliance Corporate Vice-President Kelvin Walker and other Alliance leaders see Project ReImagine as being at the front edge of something pivotal God is doing in the broader Church. Find out why—and see some renderings of the newly reimagined multi-use facility at One Alliance Place in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

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00:12:45

The Wonder of His Presence – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 113

John invites us to look through the bewildered yet beholding eyes of Simeon as he greets His long-awaited Messiah.

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00:10:59

On Prayer – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 112

John asks, “How are we weaving prayer into the fabric of our days in natural ways?”

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00:14:43

The Church on Fire – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 111

John encourages church leaders and laypeople alike what can happen when the Church “catches on fire,” courtesy of Alliance Corporate Vice President and Metro District Superintendent Kelvin Walker.

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00:12:25

Eyes for This Moment – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 110

John reflects on what history has taught us about the church’s response to cultural moments that threaten its advance—and how our past influences our posture toward the times we’re in.

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00:12:46

Voices of LIFE 2022 – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 109

John reports from LIFE 2022 in Orlando, Florida, where 4,580 students and their leaders joined together to proclaim that Jesus is greater than everything and discover their part in His mission to the world.

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00:12:43

Statement of Faith Update – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 108

John invites Terry Smith, vice president for U.S. Church Ministries, to share a progress report on the updating of our Alliance Statement of Faith.

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00:12:24

Leadership Burdens – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 107

John offers some perspective—and encouragement— about this odd, burdensome season of leadership many leaders find themselves in.

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00:12:38

Lessons Learned – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 106

Two seasoned Alliance leaders reflect back on faith, calling, change, cross-cultural realities, and what’s really important in the end.

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00:12:57

A Tribute to A.W. Tozer – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 105

John honors the life and legacy of Aidan Wilson (A.W.) Tozer—a man of global influence, fully dedicated to The Lord and His Church.

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00:12:01

Encouraged Leaders – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 104

Members of the C&MA Board of Directors describe what excites them most about being a part of the Alliance family and where we’re heading together.

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00:11:00

The God Who Goes Before – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 103

John describes the many ways God went before The Alliance in its decision to relocate the National Office to Reynoldsburg, Ohio, while challenging us to take faith-filled risks to see our ministry dreams fulfilled.

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00:12:14

Church Leadership in the New Year – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 102

John offers four essential leadership skills from Romans 14 to help navigate the complexities of the coming year.

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00:12:59

Be Encouraged to Know – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 101

John invites some of our U.S. Alliance leaders to tell us about how God is moving in their communities.

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00:11:20

A Global Family – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 100

Various members of the Alliance family bring beautiful insight to the Alliance’s impact around the world.

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00:12:57

Commingled Experiences – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 99

John reflects on the normalcy of having conflicting emotions while walking an unhindered life with Christ.

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00:12:01

Reflections on 1 Corinthians 15:58 – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 98

John reflects on the importance of keeping our eyes focused on Jesus and persevering in our work for the Lord.

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00:11:20

Better Positioned for Missional Ministry – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 97

John explains the impact of the National Office move on our ability to fulfill the mission Jesus calls us to accomplish.

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00:11:06

The Church in a Changing Culture (featuring Gary Friesen) – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 96

John invites C&MA Vice President Gary Friesen to offer insights on being the Church in today’s culture.

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00:12:59

A Pastoral Word for Leaders – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 94

This month, John takes us to a Bible hero, Jeremiah, whose honest story he prays will bring us some hope, perspective, strength, and encouragement during these uneasy times.

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00:12:56

Polity Update – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 93

This month, John takes the opportunity to update us on the national conversation we’re having regarding men and women in leadership in The Alliance and to foreshadow what will be coming to Alliance Council 2021.

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00:14:49

Statement of Faith Revisions: Council 2021 – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 92

This month, John presents the newly revised Alliance Statement of Faith, which was recently approved by the C&MA Board of Directors and will be presented at Council 2021 in Nashville this May/June.

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00:07:34

Mission Fulfillment Requires Focus – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 90

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00:12:59

Be Encouraged to Know – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 101

John invites some of our U.S. Alliance leaders to tell us about how God is moving in their communities.

Watch Video
women dressed in cultural clothing play icon
00:11:20

A Global Family – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 100

Various members of the Alliance family bring beautiful insight to the Alliance’s impact around the world.

Watch Video
play icon
00:12:57

Commingled Experiences – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 99

John reflects on the normalcy of having conflicting emotions while walking an unhindered life with Christ.

Watch Video
play icon
00:12:01

Reflections on 1 Corinthians 15:58 – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 98

John reflects on the importance of keeping our eyes focused on Jesus and persevering in our work for the Lord.

Watch Video
two men working construction thumbnail for John Stumbo Video Blog number 97 play icon
00:11:20

Better Positioned for Missional Ministry – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 97

John explains the impact of the National Office move on our ability to fulfill the mission Jesus calls us to accomplish.

Watch Video
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00:11:06

The Church in a Changing Culture (featuring Gary Friesen) – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 96

John invites C&MA Vice President Gary Friesen to offer insights on being the Church in today’s culture.

Watch Video
play icon
00:12:59

A Pastoral Word for Leaders – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 94

This month, John takes us to a Bible hero, Jeremiah, whose honest story he prays will bring us some hope, perspective, strength, and encouragement during these uneasy times.

Watch Video
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00:12:56

Polity Update – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 93

This month, John takes the opportunity to update us on the national conversation we’re having regarding men and women in leadership in The Alliance and to foreshadow what will be coming to Alliance Council 2021.

Watch Video
john stumbo statement of faith presentation play icon
00:14:49

Statement of Faith Revisions: Council 2021 – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 92

This month, John presents the newly revised Alliance Statement of Faith, which was recently approved by the C&MA Board of Directors and will be presented at Council 2021 in Nashville this May/June.

Watch Video
play icon
00:07:34

Mission Fulfillment Requires Focus – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 90

Watch Video
books with text overlay that says play icon
00:12:45

The Wonder of His Presence – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 113

John invites us to look through the bewildered yet beholding eyes of Simeon as he greets His long-awaited Messiah.

Watch Video
play icon
00:10:59

On Prayer – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 112

John asks, “How are we weaving prayer into the fabric of our days in natural ways?”

Watch Video
auditorium with speaker on stage and text overlay that says the title of the blog play icon
00:14:43

The Church on Fire – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 111

John encourages church leaders and laypeople alike what can happen when the Church “catches on fire,” courtesy of Alliance Corporate Vice President and Metro District Superintendent Kelvin Walker.

Watch Video
eyes for this moment title play icon
00:12:25

Eyes for This Moment – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 110

John reflects on what history has taught us about the church’s response to cultural moments that threaten its advance—and how our past influences our posture toward the times we’re in.

Watch Video
play icon
00:12:46

Voices of LIFE 2022 – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 109

John reports from LIFE 2022 in Orlando, Florida, where 4,580 students and their leaders joined together to proclaim that Jesus is greater than everything and discover their part in His mission to the world.

Watch Video
play icon
00:12:43

Statement of Faith Update – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 108

John invites Terry Smith, vice president for U.S. Church Ministries, to share a progress report on the updating of our Alliance Statement of Faith.

Watch Video
leadership burdens play icon
00:12:24

Leadership Burdens – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 107

John offers some perspective—and encouragement— about this odd, burdensome season of leadership many leaders find themselves in.

Watch Video
John Stumbo Standing and smiling play icon
00:12:38

Lessons Learned – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 106

Two seasoned Alliance leaders reflect back on faith, calling, change, cross-cultural realities, and what’s really important in the end.

Watch Video
photograph of A.W. tozer play icon
00:12:57

A Tribute to A.W. Tozer – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 105

John honors the life and legacy of Aidan Wilson (A.W.) Tozer—a man of global influence, fully dedicated to The Lord and His Church.

Watch Video
group of C&MA board members play icon
00:12:01

Encouraged Leaders – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 104

Members of the C&MA Board of Directors describe what excites them most about being a part of the Alliance family and where we’re heading together.

Watch Video
The God Who Goes Before play icon
00:11:00

The God Who Goes Before – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 103

John describes the many ways God went before The Alliance in its decision to relocate the National Office to Reynoldsburg, Ohio, while challenging us to take faith-filled risks to see our ministry dreams fulfilled.

Watch Video
John talking to us. play icon
00:12:14

Church Leadership in the New Year – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 102

John offers four essential leadership skills from Romans 14 to help navigate the complexities of the coming year.

Watch Video
play icon
00:12:39

The Culminating Birth – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 125

This month John shares how the many birth and genealogy narratives in the Old Testament culminate with the climactic birth story that drives who we are and all we do.

Watch Video
play icon
00:12:53

Expressions of God’s Goodness – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 124

This month John and other National Office team members share stories that encourage and inspire.

Watch Video
typed page with play icon
00:11:33

Holding True to What We Believe – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 123

This month John invites Gary Friesen, vice president and C&MA corporate counsel, to offer clarity and encouragement about who we are and what we stand for as stated in six of our core statements and perspectives.

Watch Video
play icon
00:12:12

Celebrating South America – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 122

John’s recent visit to five South American countries reminds us that difficult circumstances don’t have to limit the advance of the gospel.

Watch Video
photo from Council 2023 with play icon
00:12:58

Moving Forward – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 120

This month John shares some difficult news about one of our cherished educational institutions and reflects back on what we experienced together at Council 2023— with a renewed conviction that The Alliance remains part of something large and lasting.

Watch Video
play icon
00:08:46

A Renewed Expectancy – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 119

This month John reports back on Council 2023 in Spokane, Washington, where a richly diverse group of attendees gathered, reunited, and worshiped together—many coming away with an even greater expectancy of what God will continue to do in their midst than when they arrived.

Watch Video
play icon
00:11:14

A Listening Posture – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 118

This month John shares an alternate approach—based on a statement our founder penned in the original Christian Alliance Constitution in 1887—to the premillennial recommendation in our Statement of Faith.

Watch Video
play icon
00:13:21

Alliance Polity – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 117

This month John unpacks what we’ve learned from our national conversations regarding eldership, consecration/ordination, and titles, and outlines the related polity recommendations coming to Council 2023 in Spokane.

Watch Video
play icon
00:13:32

The Alliance Statement of Faith – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 116

This month John presents the proposed changes to the Alliance Statement of Faith that will be considered at Council 2023.

Watch Video
church with a bunch of people standing in front of it. play icon
00:13:34

Worthy of Celebration – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 115

Filmed at the 100-year celebration of The Alliance in Cambodia, John presents a remarkable story of the resilience of the gospel through adversity and persecution as told by three Alliance workers who watched it unfold.

Watch Video
play icon
00:09:49

The Dream is Building – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 114

Alliance Corporate Vice-President Kelvin Walker and other Alliance leaders see Project ReImagine as being at the front edge of something pivotal God is doing in the broader Church. Find out why—and see some renderings of the newly reimagined multi-use facility at One Alliance Place in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Watch Video
image of the solar eclipse play icon
00:12:05

A Cosmic Coincidence? – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 129

Filmed before the solar eclipse on April 8, John discusses the way nature reveals our Creator and why we should care for His creation.

Watch Video
play icon
00:12:02

The Battles Before the Battle – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 128

President Stumbo gives fresh insights to the story of David and Goliath and how God prepares us for the battles we face.

Watch Video
mountains and trees with an overlay that says play icon
00:12:29

Lessons from the Trail – John Stumbo Video Blog No. 127

Based on his own experiences, President Stumbo reflects on common mistakes made by mountain climbers and leaders alike.

Watch Video
Until Christ Is Formed in You play icon
00:12:47

Until Christ Is Formed in You — John Stumbo Video Blog No. 126

Filmed at Converge 2024, John presents a fresh perspective on the New Year’s resolutions many have, reminding us of the deep change that only comes from Jesus.

Watch Video