about

We are part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

 

The Christian and Missionary Alliance was founded by A.B. Simpson.  We began as a world missions organization that grew into a denomination.  We’ve been around for over 100 years and have thousands of churches located all over the world (with over 100 churches just in Ohio).  We’re an evangelical, Christian denomination which focuses on the task of fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20)

 

Our mission, as a denomination, “is to know Jesus Christ; exalt Him as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King; and complete His Great Commission.”

 

The Alliance vision is:

“The Alliance will be a movement of Great Commission Christians who are glorifying God by building Christ’s Church worldwide.”

 
 
 

The Alliance Stand

(taken from the Christian and Missionary Alliance national website)

How do you live your life so authentically that there is no question about what you believe? Some people call it their creed, others call it dogma or position. Basically, doctrine is the bedrock on which you build your beliefs—a body or system of teachings relating to a particular subject.

What The Alliance believes about God, how He relates to us, and how we relate to Him is foundational in its teachings. The Alliance wholeheartedly serves God and the people of His world, based soundly on the Bible. We live and die by these words and believe they bring the only life worth living—one wholly committed to the King Jesus.
 
 

to learn more about the Alliance visit our national website http://www.cmalliance.org/about/beliefs/

 
 
 
 

 

it is our vision at Freedom Alliance
 
…to inspire our community to experience FREEDOM in Jesus…
 
out of this vision flow our core values
 
 

Behold

We seek to experience,
be empowered and be led by

GOD’S PRESENCE

in every area of our lives.
~

Belong

     
We were created to live life, worship, grow,
and minister together in the context of
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS.
~

Become

Our goal is

LIFE TRANSFORMATION

—helping everyone become more and more like Jesus—
in character and values.
~

Be Light

     
Our mission is to reflect God’s Presence
in all our relationships through
INCARNATIONAL LIVING
      Everyday~Everywhere~Everyone

Reality:  “The quality or state of being actual or true.”

 

Reality #1:

God loves you…He really does.  He doesn’t just love the whole world in some general, hands-off vague sort of way.  He loves you; individually, personally, completely.  And He wants to hang-out with you…spend time with you…know you…help you.

“This is love:  not that we loved God, but that He loved us…”  (1 John 4:10)

But there’s a problem…

 

Reality #2:

Sin.  Sin is a word that means “missed the mark.”  Archers used the term to mean any shot that wasn’t a bulls-eye.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t hit a bulls-eye with everything in my life.  None of us are perfect…and that means we have sin.

 

God, on the other hand, is perfect.  He always hits a bulls-eye.  He’s what the Bible calls “holy” (completely separate from sin).  That means that even though He loves us and wants to hang-out with us…He can’t!  Our sin is in the way!

“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”  (Romans 3:23)

But there is a way….

 

Reality #3:

Jesus.  You’ve heard of Him.  He’s God…but He came to earth two thousand years ago as a baby (I know…I don’t fully understand it either).  God became flesh so that you and I could always hang-out with Him.  How’s that?

The Bible says that the penalty for our sin is death (Romans 6:23).  But Jesus (being God) paid the penalty for us when He died on a cross…and then rose from the dead three days later!

The Bible says:  “for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

But there’s one more reality you need to know…

 

Reality #4:

You need to want  to be in a relationship with Jesus.  You need to stop trusting in yourself to figure out your life and you need to give your life over to Him.  You’ll never be good enough to earn a spot in heaven…but don’t feel bad…none of the rest of us will either.

Jesus said:  “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”  (John 14:6)

Jesus died for you…that’s how much God loves you.  You need to believe the reality of Jesus’ sacrifice instead of buying in to the illusion that you can be good enough on your own.

And you can ask Jesus to come into your life today…to forgive your sin, to begin living a new life in the reality of an awesome relationship with Jesus.

There’s no formula, no specific words you need to say.  It could be something like this:

“Jesus, thank you for dying on a cross to pay the penalty for my sin.  I’m tired of trying to live a good life on my own.  I want to throw away the illusion and embrace reality.  Please take over my life…lead me…and help me to follow.  Amen.”

 

“This is the testimony in essence:  God gave us eternal life; the life is in the Son.  So, whoever has the Son has life; whoever rejects the Son, rejects life.  My purpose in writing this is simply this:  that you who believe in God’s Son will know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life, the reality and not the illusion.”  (1 John 5:11-13, the Message)

 

meet the staff

 

ANDREW BEORN

 PASTOR 
Pastor Andy has been our pastor since 2007.  He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BA in English Lit and from Columbia Biblical Seminary with an MDIV in Pastoral Leadership.  Pastor Andy loves stories.  He loves to read them, watch them, act them out, and tell them.  He also loves to sing and spend time with his wife, Sandy, and their 4 daughters.