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Terms used by The Christian and Missionary Alliance

10/40 Window

The rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia approximately between 10 degrees north and 40 degrees north latitude, where the majority of the world's Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists reside. An estimated 2.98 billion individuals, approximately 5,568 unreached people groups, live in the 10/40 Window. Read stories from the 10/40 Window, and see the full definition from the Joshua Project.

Creative Access Country

A country that is no longer open to the spread of Christianity and has closed its borders to International Workers.

Diaspora

A scattering of people from their original homeland to other places by forced movement or immigration.

Five "S"

For the C&MA to effectively spread the gospel, the world is organized into the following five geographical regions: Caribbean Sun, Desert Sand, Silk Road, Asian Spice, and Sea to Sea.

Global Advance Fund (GAF)

The central source of funds that help International Workers in the ministries and living costs.

Global Emergency Response Fund (GERF)

An active emergency fund that expedites designated funds to where they are needed right away.

Great Commission

The command Jesus gave to his disciples to preach the gospel throughout the nations.

International Worker (IW)

The new term for "missionary;" a safe term to name those who work internationally to share the gospel.

Least-Reached People Group (LRPG)

A people group that is comprised of less than 2% of evangelical Christians in any given country. According to Joshua Project, there are over 6,500 unreached people groups representing 42.1% of all the world’s people groups.

Seamless Link

A group of people within the C&MA that cultivate important connections between churches and International Workers. 

Third Culture Kid

Child(ren) of International Workers.

ACRONYMS USED BY THE CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE

AA

Alliance Academy (MK School in Quito, Ecuador)

AAC

Association of Alliance Chaplains

ABS

Alliance Bible Seminary (Ecuador)

ABS

Alliance Biblical Seminary (Philippines)

AMM

Alliance Men’s Ministries

APAC

Asia Pacific Alliance Conference

ASAM

Association of Spanish Alliance Churches

AUC

Alliance University College

AVAC

Association of Vietnamese Alliance Churches in Canada

AWF

Alliance World Fellowship

AWM

Alliance Women’s Ministries

AYC

Alliance Youth Corps

C&MA

The Christian and Missionary Alliance

CAC

Creative Access Country

CAMACOP

The Christian and Missionary Alliance of the Philippines

CANAL

Canada/Latin America Project

CCACA

Canadian Chinese Alliance Churches Association

CCCC

Canadian Council of Christian Charities

CCD

Central Canadian District

CCRA

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency

CEM

Church Education Ministries

CFAM

Conference of Filipino Alliance Ministries

CLT

Canadian Leadership Team

CMD

Canadian Midwest District

CPE

Church Partnership Evangelism

CPD

Canadian Pacific District

CRD

Canadian Regional Developer

CTS

Canadian Theological Seminary

DEXCOM

District Executive Committee

DS

District Superintendent

ECD

Eastern Canadian District

ECMU

The Evangelical Christian Missionary Union of Russia

EFC

Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

EFMA

Evangelical Foreign Mission Association

ELIC

English Language Institute/China

ELIV

English Language Institute/Vietnam

EMQ

Evangelical Missionary Quarterly

FATELA

Facultad Teológica Latinoamericana Alianza

FD

Field Director

FLT

Field Leadership Team

FNACC

First Nations Alliance Churches of Canada

GDA

Global Development Association

GM

Global Ministries

GMT

Global Ministries Team

GMLT

Global Ministries Leadership Team

HA

Home Assignment

HIS

Hillcrest International School (MK School in Indonesia)

HMS

Home Ministries Seminar

IBVIE

Institut Biblique VIE (a training ministry in Quebec)

ICA

International Christian Academy (MK School in Ivory Coast)

ICF

International Christian Fellowship, Warsaw

ICCT

Institute for Cross Cultural Training (Wheaton, IL)

IFAP

International Fellowship of Alliance Professionals

IFMA

International Foreign Mission Association

IM

International Ministries (formerly DOM, Division Overseas Missions)

IMLT

International Ministries Leadership Team

INTO

International Network of Thai Overseas

IWP

International Work Projects

JMC

Joint Ministry Council

KOAM

Kids on a Mission

MAF

Missionary Aviation Fellowship

M&M

Binder Missions Motivator

MICN

Missional International Church Network

NCEC

National Church Education Committee

NCECC

National Church Education Children’s Committee

NCEYC

National Church Education Youth Committee

NCEAC

National Church Education Adult Committee

NPMT

National Prayer Mobilization Team

P&M

Personnel and Missions (former name for Global Ministries)

PAMC

Pre-Assembly Missionary Conference

PC

President’s Cabinet

PDO

Pre-Departure Orientation

SEAN

Studies by Extension to All Nations

SLA

Second Language Acquisition

SLA

Seamless-Link Advisor

SLD

St. Lawrence District

SPN

Strategic Planning Network

STE

Support Team Enlistment

TEE

Theological Education by Extension

TESL

Teaching English as a Second Language

TCK

Third Culture Kid

UPG

Unreached People Group

VAST

Visayas Alliance School of Theology (Philippines)

WCD

Western Canadian District

WRC

World Relief Canada