Culture, Nurture, and Venture are the three key strategic drivers of our work at The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada. Click on the videos below to learn more about what we really mean when we refer to Culture, Nurture, Venture and how these impact our everyday work and mission as a family of churches.
Rev. Dr. David Hearn’s passion is to see The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada as a Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, and Mission-focused movement. A.B. Simpson declared, “This movement stands for a spirit of self-sacrifice, adjustment, adaptation and single-hearted love for people. We are called to a spirit so possessed with one supreme object, to gain men and women for Christ, that it sweeps over every other consideration in its overmastering purpose of love.”
General Assembly is the governing body of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada. When General Assembly gathers every two years, discernment and decisions are made for the following reasons:
- Advancing the mission and vision of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada.
- Evaluating the progress of the ministries of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada.
- Electing officers, transacting business, and enacting denominational policies.
- Providing opportunities for worship, fellowship, spiritual renewal, inspiration to greater service, and the development of ministry skills.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the executive body of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada and is responsible for its administration in accordance with the General operating Bylaw. It ensures that decisions made by General Assembly are properly executed.
Board meetings consist of prayer, interaction with the President, deliberation, and planning.
The Board is comprised of 13 members; at the time of election there must be at least one member from each District, one member who is an international worker, the President, and the balance who are elected without reference to their District of residence.
The Board of Directors is comprised of people with diverse stories, backgrounds, experiences, and a passion for the C&MA in Canada.
Term 2016 – 2020
Pastor, Fraser Lands Church
President, The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada
Dwayne Uglem, Secretary
Pastor, Sherwood Park Alliance Church
Jeff Sensenstein, Chair
Lead Pastor, Owen Sound Alliance Church
Paul Brooks, Vice-Chair
Executive Director, Power to Change Ministries
Senior Pastor, Richmond Chinese Alliance Church
Term 2018 – 2022
Bernie Van De Walle
Professor, Ambrose University
Lawyer, Epp Law
Lead Pastor, The Bridge Church