Our Movement - Christian & Missionary Alliance of Australia
The heart of the C&MA is to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known to others. The Christian and Missionary Alliance or Alliance, is a movement centred on Jesus Christ focused on His Kingdom and mission. We exist to fulfil God’s mission on earth bringing the Good News of Jesus to Australia and beyond. We emphasise that Christ is able to meet every need of the individual and our broken communities. Christ is our Saviour, Sanctifier, Healer and Coming King.
BHCAC - EC is a Christ-centred community that is called to engage and connect in holistic ways with people in the Hills region and beyond. To establish them in God’s love and empower them in Christ-like living, through the power of the gospel, discipleship in the Word, empowering of the Holy Spirit, holistic connect groups and prayer. We commit ourselves to being a transformed people who joyfully honour God and make Jesus known in our everyday lives.
Our Core DNA
To put it differently in a slogan: we are all about Jesus & making Him known. Hence, we remain committed to missional life-on-life discipleship in the Word and living transformed lives through the empowering of the Holy Spirit (Christ-like living). In essence, we seek to:
Engage with culture & our community in holistic ways
(Matthew 5: 13 - 16)
Connect with God (Father / Spirit / Son) and joyful fellowship with one another (Hebrews 10: 23 - 25)
Establish people in God’s love, joy, truth, grace and peace
(John 15: 1 - 26)
Empower disciples who make disciples by affirming the priesthood of all believers (Matthew 28: 18 - 20 / 1 Peter 2: 9 - 10)
Our Core Practices
Following the examples of the first Christian community in Acts 2: 38 - 47, we seek to embody our vision by living out the following commitment as core practices within our community:
Commitment to Joyful Worship
Commitment to Prayer
Commitment to Humility
Commitment to Intentional Relationships
Commitment to Generous (Missional) living
Commitment to being a Welcoming Community
Commitment to Holistic Connect Groups
Commitment to Organic Systems
Commitment to the Gospel (The Story of God)
How we seek to Engage & Connect
Our core affirmation is that discipleship is relationship (Matthew 28: 18-20 | Matthew 4: 19-20). Discipleship entails growing in three vital relationships:
Growing trust in Christ Jesus (follow),
Community with believers/faith-family (fellowship), and
Influencing non-Christ followers (fish).
To engage and connect with our culture and community in holistic ways, we encourage/challenge one another to invest in meaningful relationships, influence through Christ-like living and invite people to follow Jesus as Lord, Saviour, Healer, Sanctifier and Coming King.