River Rock Church supports and is an active part of the ministries of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). As Jesus’ love transforms us, we are compelled to share His healing love with our neighbors. Alliance ministries show best how we share the practical message of Christ’s love with the marginalized, the poor, the wounded, and the sick at home and around the world.
Consider going on a short term missions trip or at least helping send someone else on one.
You are invited to serve at the House of Hope in Santiago, Chile
What is the House of Hope?
Here is a video that shows some of the ministry of the House of Hope. There are usually two trips a year – February and October. An added benefit of the February trip is it is summer there when it is freezing cold in Minnesota.
Get involved in Alliance Ministries
As Jesus’ love transforms us, we are compelled to share His healing love with our neighbors. Alliance ministries show best how we share the practical message of Christ’s love with the marginalized, the poor, the wounded, and the sick at home and around the world.
Clicking on the Title links below will take you to the cmalliance.org website
For over 125 years, Alliance people have been compelled to go into all the earth and make disciples. As international, vocational, marketplace, and relief workers, chaplains or interns, the opportunity to serve is expansive.
The Church is God’s instrument to reach the lost. That’s why our energies and resources are poured into planting and developing healthy, vibrant, communities of faith in the United States and around the world.
Short-term missions give Alliance people an opportunity to discover how God works to enrich the lives of others. Envision International connects you with overseas workers and deepens your commitment to Christ.
Through coaching, higher education, leadership training, or theological preparation, Alliance people are taught to live the gospel and equipped to take it to the world.
Our primary objective is Jesus’ command to “go” and “make disciples.” We believe every follower of Jesus is equipped to grow in His love and lead others to follow Him.
Our front-line workers can’t do it alone. From our district and national offices in the United States, to our regional and field offices overseas, Alliance support ministries ad-minister the efforts of our “out front” workers.
Alliance chaplains share the good news in challenging, diverse, and ever-changing environments to which traditional ministries often have little or no access.
You can be a practical messenger of God’s grace and peace in reconciliation ministry through one-on-one coaching and mediation training.
Many Alliance camp participants are won to Christ every year. Experiencing God’s creation and Christ’s love also offers unique opportunities to grow in their faith and be equipped for the “rugged life” of full-time service.Locally this includes Big Sandy Camp in MacGregor, MN.
How are these ministries funded?
Learn about how you can help fund Alliance Ministries through a gift to The Great Commission Fund (GCF). You can also designate your offering portion to the GCF when you give online through River Rock Church’s secure online giving page.
The Alliance Celebrates 125 Years of Ministry 1887-2012
In 1887, the Alliance movement began when A. B. Simpson left a lucrative pastorate to minister to the marginalized populations in New York City. Prostitutes, longshoremen, and the homeless received the message that all people are eligible for Christ’s grace. Simpson established the New York Gospel Tabernacle to bring likeminded believers together to facilitate outreach. His exposure to New York City’s displaced immigrant peoples birthed in him a deep burden to reach the lost multitudes around the world. To that end, he started the Missionary Training Institute (now Nyack [New York] College) to equip men and women whom God was calling to ministry.
Today, there are more than 2,000 U.S. Alliance churches and approximately 20,000 fellowships in 81 countries worldwide where nearly 5 million Christians call themselves “Alliance.” The Alliance is bringing Jesus’ light into places that are resistant to the gospel and where access to the good news is low. Community centers, medical/dental clinics, microenterprise programs, and a host of other ministries provide practical, compassionate care for the whole person.
“In the United States in the last half-century, no one denominational mission board has a better record in starting mission-minded overseas churches than The Christian and Missionary Alliance,” said the late Dr. Ralph Winter, former president of the U.S. Center for World Missions and missionary statesman.
As The Alliance looks toward future ministry, it will continue to send international workers to some of the last unevangelized corners of the planet and plant churches in the most challenging neighborhoods in the United States.
The Christian and Missionary Alliance is a worldwide family of Christians mobilized to fulfill the Great Commission by living out the fullness of Jesus Christ in personal experience and building His Church worldwide. Alliance people are united by an unquenchable passion to reach their communities for Christ and provide access to the gospel where no access yet exists.