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 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 2—devotion to the Word, prayer, fellowship (healthy relationships), and worship—also 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 responsibility—mission-critical to The Alliance—developing healthy Christ-followers who in turn make more disciples.