We will change our world by helping people...
1. Know God and enter into a personal relationship with him.
2. Love life and rise above the challenges of the world.
3. Serve others and to discover their God-given purpose.
When we help others in need, we change their world. We can't change the entire world, but we can change the world immediately around us, one life at a time. We can also ask God to change us - to take away things that hold us down and get in the way. We want to be change agents in the hands of God.
The Bible says that God is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Over and over again, we see examples of his heart for the poor and oppressed. We see his patience for those who struggle. And we see his desire that we treat others with the same compassion. Our desire to help people flows out of the example that God sets before us.
History is important in all of our lives. Everyone needs to know where they have come from and if you are joining an organization - even the church - you should know their roots. The movement that gave us our vision is called "The Christian and Missionary Alliance," and this foundation is built upon the person and message of Jesus Christ.
Our immediate roots go back to the early 1930s when visionary church planters started a new church in the city of Washington. We owe much to these people of faith and their commitment to add another point of light for Jesus. Eight decades later, with 15 senior pastors at the lead, the church continues into the 21st century with a desire to help people know God, love life and serve others.
Never intending to start a new Protestant denomination, Presbyterian preacher A.B. Simpson, simply wanted to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. From the dock workers in New York City to the spiritually hungry in Africa and China, Dr. Simpson started a movement of like minded people and formed an "alliance" of missionary senders. What started with one man's vision in the late 1800's has grown to include millions of believers, and thousands of churches around the world. Learn more about the Alliance here.
First Alliance Church is blessed to have a facility with a 300 seat sanctuary, a large gym, a kitchen, a chapel, office space and many classrooms. Our space is used by First Alliance, two sister churches, and a variety of community groups.
We do rent our facility to other groups that are in need of larger spaces for gatherings. Learn more about renting space in First Alliance Church.
First Alliance Church is a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, an evangelical, Bible-believing, missionary sending, church planting movement. The following segments come from the Alliance website and will help you to know more about our greater church family and the heritage of our faith.
Alliance founder Dr. A. B. Simpson articulated the core theology of The Alliance. As we seek to know Jesus personally, being one with Him, He will reveal Himself as our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King. Simpson called this theology the Fourfold Gospel, the Christological summary on which the spiritual DNA of The Christian and Missionary Alliance is built.
What The Alliance believes is foundational in its teachings about God and how he relates to us and how we relate to him. Based on his written Word, the Bible, we are compelled to serve God and the people of his world. We live and die by these words, and believe they bring the only life worth living—one wholly committed to the King Jesus.
What we believe determines what we value, and what we value demonstrates how we live. The Alliance has developed seven Core Values that flow out of our passion for Jesus. These Core Values are the motivation behind what we do.