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Crossroads Neighborhood Church is affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance or CMA.
We are proud to be a member church of the CMA because:
- Every two minutes, someone prays to receive Christ through the worldwide outreach of Alliance ministries.
- Every hour, three patients, many of them ravaged by AIDS, receive physical and spiritual care through C&MA medical work.
- Every day via 43 radio broadcasts, people who have had no gospel witness hear the good news.
- Every week, nearly 3,000 new believers are baptized.
- Every month, 253 churches and church groups join the worldwide Alliance family.
- Every year, 9,635 students are trained and equipped for ministry through 125 overseas Alliance theological schools.
The CMA doctrinal statement.
The CMA mission and values.
What exactly is The Alliance?
Who are we?
What do we believe?
What drives us as a movement?
The Alliance is more than a gathering of people who follow Jesus. We are individuals who God has empowered to do His work on earth.
We are called to make a difference. We plant churches. We share the love of Jesus with people we meet every day. We are living out the Call of God on our lives.
We are ordinary people.
Empowered by and extraordinary God.
Multiplying communities of Christ.
Throughout the world.
To know Jesus Christ; exalt Him as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King; and complete His Great Commission.
We are returning to our roots-united in our Call to introduce people to Jesus-working as a movement with the strength of a denomination.
The Alliance will be a movement of Great Commission Christians who are glorifying God by building Christ’s Church worldwide.
The resources of the Alliance are focused on these initiatives:
- Developing healthy local churches
- Identifying workers for the harvest
- Training called workers
- Multiplying church in the United States
- Multiplying churches worldwide
- Establishing a strong support base
God’s Glory: We desire to honor God with our lives so other might know the love, peace, hope, and joy that comes from Him.
Scripture: We value the Word of God as truth to follow in all things
The Church: We value Chris’s Church in the United States and around the world.
The Empowerment of the Holy Spirit: We depend totally on God in all we do by praying for His empowerment.
Who Jesus Is
Jesus Christ-The Person and work of Jesus Christ is summed up in the Name given to Him before birth: “Immanuel,” which means “God with us” (Matthew 1:23). As God, He has “life in himself,” with neither beginning nor ending, eternally the same, with all power and authority over heaven and earth (Matthew 28:18). Revealed to us as God’s Son, He is eternally everything the Father is, without exception or limitation.
Dr. Alert B. Simpson, found of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, summarized “God with us” as Christ our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King.
Jesus said of Himself: “I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). This was verified by the miracles Jesus did, the perfect life He lived, and the historically accurate record of His Resurrection. Jesus said, “believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves (John 14:11).
Jesus is the only way to know God: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Sanctification is a crisis and a process. The sanctified life usually begins with the believer, struggling to meet God’s expectations, realizes there is no way he can do it alone: “What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this bod of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:24).
At last, God can live in the heart of the new believer through the presence of the Holy Spirit.
The decision to follow Jesus affects every aspect of life, including physically health. Christ is our Healer: “I am the Lord who heals you” (Exodus 15:26). During Jesus’ years on the earth, He healed many people when “… all who touched him were healed” (Matthew 14:36).
The power to heal in Jesus’ Name was passed on to His followers. The first recorded miracle after Pentecost was the healing of the paralytic by Peter, who said, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk” (Acts 3:6).
Christ continues to heal the sick because He is the same “yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
Christ is coming again. His life on earth concluded with an event His disciples witnessed “He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him for the sight” (Acts 1:9). As the disciples stared at the sky, “suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee, ‘they said, ‘why do you stand there looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven”’ (Acts 1:10-11).
For now, Christ is with the Father. But He will come again. When will that happen? No one knows. In the meantime, we are to tell other about Jesus: “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14).
Communities of Christ
The Great Commission is the Command given by Christ to all His followers in every generation and country without exception: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:18-20). It is a joyous privilege and responsibility He has given to all who follow Him.
Local churches consist of Christians who share a belief in Jesus, His message, and His Call on their lives. They care for each other as a community of believers. Just as in the early days of the church, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and of prayer” (Acts 2:42).
In a community of Christ, the Holy Spirit calls some to go as missionaries, some as church planters, and some as workers when missionaries can’t go-all willing to take a risk for Jesus. “So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off” (Acts 13:2-3).
A church with a vision for a lost world is close to the heart of God. And the followers of Jesus, living in community, can’t help but tell other about Him. This is part of making “disciples of all nations.” It begins with reaching out with the love of Christ to our community of neighbors and extending our reach into the world by joining other communities of Christ in missions.