What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is the truth, that Jesus has invited, called and empowered each of us to live on mission and to reach the world with His love.
What we believe determines what we value, and what we value defines how we live. The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada is committed to 11 core values that flow from the Fourfold Gospel.
Statement of Faith
The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada believes the Bible is the truth, and that Jesus has invited, called, and empowered each of us to live on mission to reach the world with His love.
O God, with all our hearts, we long for You. Come, transform us to be Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, Mission-focused people, multiplying disciples everywhere.
The fourfold gospel describes the historic emphasis of the C&MA on the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is our Saviour, our Sanctifier, our Healer, and our Coming King. These aspects of the ministry of Jesus is what defined the C&MA more than 100 years ago and continues to lay out the foundation of our work today.
The cross typifies Jesus Christ our Saviour. He died on a cross for our sins, and only through him can we be made right with God.
The laver illustrates Christ as our Sanctifier. The laver, a large basin used in God’s temple for washing, represents cleansing from sin by the power of the Holy Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)
The pitcher symbolizes Christ our Healer. It speaks of oil for divine life and physical healing. (Isaiah 53:4-5)
Our Coming King
The crown stands for Christ our Coming King. He will come back to this earth and reign forever. (Acts 1:11)