We can do a lot by ourselves . . . We can do more together.”
The word “Alliance” in our name is on purpose. We are part of a wonderful family of churches called the Christian and Missionary Alliance. We are in alliance and in alignment with each other. We are blessed to be in the most innovative, faith-filled risk taking district in the C&MA family, known as the Metropolitan District. Our church is one small part of the fulfillment of the vision of our District leaders who oversee our work. One of our leaders, Bob Riconda, has put the vision this way:
OUR VISION: In 10 years we envision every church in our C&MA District collectively involved with other churches in establishing a missional presence in every town, city, borough, or township in order to reach every man, woman, and child.
In Ocean County, Alliance Churches are coming together in unique partnerships to join Jesus on His mission of seeking and saving the lost. We are very blessed to be in partnership with Building on the Rock Church in Manchester, NJ. BOTR is a group of radical disciples for Jesus who have put everything on the line to reach our region for the Lord. They have given us training, prayer, people and more to join us in our mission. Many of the ministries we engage in or are dreaming of beginning are done together including our Youth Ministry, the Alliance Relief Ministry (Restoring the Shore) and more.
“Alliance” goes beyond the C&MA. It is also a reference to our commitment to partner with like-minded churches of all tribes for the advancement of the Kingdom. The Lord has given us many relationships, both formal and informal, in this region as we are joining hands with others to make Christ known. Join us in this new way of envisioning the Church as an Army on Purpose–mobilized to reach the lost and grow disciples who make disciples.