The Christian and Missionary Alliance has Missions at the very core to its DNA as it was born out of missionary enterprise itself. Founder, A. B. Simpson splintered away from a very prestigious Presbyterian New York City pulpit for the purpose of training people to go into all the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Inadvertently, a denomination was born with missions at its very core.
Simpson emphasized that heart transformation will ultimately result in mission: receiving power from God has a purpose that goes far beyond personal change. It means changing the world. Acts 1:8 says we receive power in order to be His witnesses in our immediate spheres (Jerusalem), in our broader community (Judea), in places foreign to us (Samaria), and even to the entire world. The power we receive from on high is to be used all for Jesus!
About the Great Commission
Unlike other organizations, The Christian and Missionary Alliance does not require its missionaries to raise their own support. Instead, missionaries and their ministries are financed through what we call The Great Commission Fund (GCF). C&MA church members and friends give to this fund regularly.
How does my gift to The Great Commission Fund make a difference?
Support a team of more than 800 dedicated missionaries sent out by our Alliance churches in the United States.
- Provide health care in places like Gabon where the Bongolo Evangelical Hospital treats more than 30,000 patients annually, and hundreds receive Christ as their Savior.
- Partner in reaching Muslims, Buddhists, animists, and Hindus for Christ.
- Train future church leaders worldwide.
- Give food, provisions, and hope to victims of war, famine, and natural disasters.
- Supply grants for new churches being launched within the United States.
- Bring the message to Unreached People Groups.
How can I give to The Great Commission Fund?
Faith Promise Cards are distributed during an annual missions conference and contributions can be made at anytime throughout the year by marking Great Commission Fund on an offering envelope and placing it in the offering. The 2014 Annual Missions Conference is scheduled for September 26-28 at WVC, featuring Rick and Tammie Romano, C&MA Missionaries to the Dominican Republic. Friday evening, Sept. 26th will be a Youth Missions Awareness night and include taking on a project to help support The Market Street Mission of Morristown. Saturday morning, Sept. 27th we will have a Missions Breakfast with Rick and Tammie at which time a general overview of their work will be presented. Sunday, Sept. 28th will cap our Conference as the Romanos make another presentation during the Sunday School hour at 9:30 AM, followed by a Missions Challenge during the Worship Service at 10:30 AM. Faith Promise Cards will be collected with 2015 annual pledges received.
Missions at WVC:
In addition to supporting the Great Commission Fund of the C&MA, Washington Valley Chapel supports the following missionaries and para church organizations:
Jaime and Maria Ayala - Wycliffe Bible Translators in Peru
Jeff and Melissa Singfiel - C&MA, Kosovo
Brian and Michelle Davis - C&MA, Senegal
First Choice Women's Resource Centers - Morristown, and North Jersey
Market Street Mission Morristown
New York City Relief - New York