What is the Christian and Missionary Alliance?

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 and with all your soul and with all your 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. A.B. Simpson, 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 gives us opportunity to share the message of Christ’s saving love.  We make it a priority to establish churches so that those who come to Christ will have the support and discipleship of a church 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

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 among unreached and responsive peoples worldwide.

Our Vision

The Christian and Missionary Alliance will be a movement of Great Commission Christians who are glorifying God by building Christ’s Church worldwide.

The C&MA Logo



Christ Our Savior

The Cross stands for the salvation made available to us though the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Christ Our Sanctifier

The Laver symbolizes sanctification, a daily cleansing from sin and the empowerment to live as God intends though the indwelling Christ.


Christ Our Healer

The Pitcher speaks of oil, a symbol of divine life and physical healing that come from Jesus.


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 take the message of Christ’s love to the whole world.

To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known.