What is The Alliance?
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8)
The U.S. Alliance is part of a Christ-centered global movement more than 6 million strong. Our "Acts 1:8" family - inspired by Jesus' love and empowered by His Spirit - is passionate to bring the good news about Him to our neighborhoods and world.
Our Alliance family celebrates Jesus - the image of the invisible God, the Lord of all Creation!
"For in Christ, all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness." (Colossians 2:9-10)
Our heartbeat is to know Jesus as our:
- SAVIOR (Acts 4:12 – "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.")
- SANCTIFIER (1 Corinthians 1:30 – "But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption...")
- HEALER (James 5:15 – "And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.")
- COMING KING (Acts 1:11 – "This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.")
Because of who He is and what He's done, we are compelled to "go!" Humbled by the open invitation He extends to us - what we call the Great Commission - we join Him in His work to restore and reconcile lost and broken people to Himself.
WE RELY ON HIS SPIRIT
Acts 1:8 is in our DNA. We are convinced it is only by the Holy Spirit's empowerment that we can fully express Jesus' love, compassion, and mercy to those who do not know Him. "...But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8)
WE ARE FAMILY
We are part of Christ’s Church—His chosen means to fulfill His purposes on earth, restoring a lost and broken world until He returns to reclaim it. A member of the Alliance World Fellowship (AWF), the U.S. Alliance is one of a network of national churches that make up our global family. "...so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." (Romans 12:5)
WE LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS
In the United States, our Alliance family extends His love to everyone we meet; we walk with our neighbors through the steep challenges life brings, introducing them to the One who offers true hope. We plant churches in spiritually thirsty neighborhoods, discipling and mentoring new believers to become healthy, passionate Jesus followers. Today in our U.S. Alliance family there are:
- Over 500,000 worshipers
- Speaking 37 languages and dialects
- In 2,000 churches
WE LOVE OUR WORLD
Our U.S. family sends and supports hundreds of Alliance international workers who care for the sick, befriend the lonely, and introduce spiritually impoverished people to the One who releases us all from the curse of sin and the sting of death. Right now:
- More than 700 U.S. Alliance workers
- Serve in 70 nations