Our 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.