CHINOOK ALLIANCE CHURCH

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What We Believe
There is one God,(1) who is infinitely perfect,(2) existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.(3)

Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man.(4) He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.(5) He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust,(6) as a substitutionary sacrifice,(7) and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.(8) He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.(9) He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest.(10) He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.(11)

The Holy Spirit is a divine person,(12) sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer,(13) and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.(14)

The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.(15)

Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God:(16) he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature,(17) are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.(18) The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment;(19) and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.(20)

Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.(21)
It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly,(22) being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.(23) This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.(24)

Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body.(25) Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.(26)

The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, (27) which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.(28) The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.(29)

There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;(30) for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.(31)

The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent(32) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial.(33) This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.(34)

[1] Deuteronomy 6:4, [2] Matthew 5:48, [3] Matthew 28:19, [4] Philippians 2:6–11, [5] Luke 1:34–38, [6] 1 Peter 3:18, [7] Hebrews 2:9, [8] Romans 5:9, [9] Acts 2:23–24, [10] Hebrews 8:1, [11] Matthew 26:64, [12] John 14:15–18, [13] John 16:13; Acts 1:8, [14] John 16:7–11, [15] 2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16, [16] Genesis 1:27, [17] Romans 3:23, [18] 1 Corinthians15:20–23, [19] Revelation 21:8, [20] Revelation 21:1–4, [21] Titus 3:4–7, [22] 1 Thessalonians 5:23, [23] Acts 1:8, [24] Romans 6:1–14, [25] Matthew 8:16–17, [26] James 5:13–16, [27] Ephesians 1:22–23, [28] Matthew 28:19–20, [29] Acts 2:41–47, [30] 1 Corinthians 15:20–23, [31] John 5:28–29, [32] Hebrews 10:37, [33] Luke 21:27, [34] Titus 2:11–14
Alliance's Core Values
Lost people matter to God. He wants them found.
(Luke 19:10)

In the formative years of our movement, the Holy Spirit instilled within A. B. Simpson
a passion to reach people who had no knowledge of Jesus Christ in his “Jerusalem”
and around the world. That passion still lives in The Alliance today and is our first core
value:  Lost people matter to God. He wants them found.


Prayer is the primary work of God’s people.
(Philippians 4:6–7)

We believe that nothing of lasting value can be done unless it is bathed in prayer. His
passionate belief that prayer undergirds all ministry compelled Alliance founder A. B.
Simpson to create a prayer league that would focus on the world’s evangelization. He
believed that this Prayer Alliance would prove to be the “mightiest force in the spread
of missions.” That force still drives The Alliance today.
Prayer is the primary work of God’s people.


Everything we have belongs to God. We are His stewards.
(1 Chronicles 29:14)

This core value is intrinsic to the nature and structure of The Alliance. Scripture
encourages us to remember that the amount of money we have or how much we give
is secondary to recognizing that
everything we have belongs to God. We are
His stewards.



Knowing and obeying God’s Word is fundamental to all true success.
( Joshua 1:8)

The driving force of The Alliance has always been Jesus’ command from Matthew
28:19—the Great Commission: “
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
” But the next verse is equally
important: “and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you...”
Knowing and obeying God’s Word is fundamental to all true success.


Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple.
(Matthew 28:19)

In The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the first priority of every minister, congregation,
and believer is to work for the evangelization of the world. Healthy churches producing
healthy disciples who are devoted to reaching lost people will hasten the completion of the
Great Commission and the return of Jesus Christ.
Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple.


Without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we can accomplish nothing.
(1 Corinthians 2:4–5)

The Apostle Paul said, “My message and my preaching were
not with wise and persuasive words, but
with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.”
We believe this is the fiber of our being.
Without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we can accomplish nothing.


Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change.
(Hebrews 11:6)

For more than a century, Alliance workers have braved harsh and dangerous territory, at
great personal risk, to take the good news of Jesus to a lost world. Because of the selfless
dedication of Alliance workers who were willing to lay down their
lives for the gospel, entire people groups now know Jesus.
Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change.
Our Pastor
          Pastor Dennis and Lori Findorff have been serving Chinook Alliance Church since October 2008.  They were married in Choteau, Montana on January 1, 1984.  They have lived in Oregon (16 years) and Indiana (2 years), in addition to Montana, during their years together.  They have no children.
         
          Pastor Dennis is on his third “life,” having previously been a professional land surveyor and engineer, as well as a college professor.  Lori’s educational background is in Christian counseling and she has served in various church ministries.  They love the outdoors, reading, laughing, sharing meals with friends, playing games, and watching movies together.
         
          Pastor Dennis sees one church in Chinook - the Church in Chinook - consisting of all Jesus’ followers without regard to denominational affiliation.  He gets excited when God’s people seek the deeper life available to them in Jesus and become fruitful in kingdom ministry as the inevitable result of pursuing Him.
 
Our Mission
To make disciples of Jesus Christ who love God , care for people, and reach the world.

Our Affiliation

We are a part of the Christian & Missionary Alliance
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We are a part of the Rocky Mountain District of the C&MA
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