Why come to Assembly?
Assembly 2018 is going to be more than an event – it is going to be an experience! The theme is “Deeper in Jesus, Further on Mission”. Assembly is a time when the whole Alliance family gathers together and breathes the same air. It is a time to hear from God, to be inspired, and go deeper together. Come join us as we seek God and ask Him to make the Alliance a movement of people “On mission. Everyone. Everywhere. All the time”.
What is General Assembly?
General Assembly is a national gathering held every two years by The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) in Canada. This five-day gathering (June 5-9, 2018) is a fresh reminder of who we are and what our purpose is. It is a time when our whole community comes together, we breathe the same air, we fellowship, we spend time discerning corporately, and soak in the presence of God. It is a time to re-envision. General Assembly 2018 will be a powerful experience.
General Assembly is also the governing body of the C&MA in Canada, with delegates from churches across the nation meeting to discern and make decisions together.
General Assembly 2018: Deeper
The C&MA has always been dedicated to the transformation of our churches and the world. We live in unprecedented times – times of great challenge, but times of even greater opportunity. The new movement of God’s Spirit in our Alliance churches is not simply to provide renewal and freedom for our people, but to ignite a fresh passion in our hearts for the nations. It cannot be, it must not be, business as usual for our churches and our leaders. AB Simpson says, “God is preparing his heroes; and when the opportunity comes, he can fit them into their places in a moment, and the world will wonder where they came from.”
Our main theme for this season as a movement is Deeper in Jesus, Further on Mission. Our heart’s cry is to be On Mission, Everyone, Everywhere, All the Time. Come, see, experience. It’s going to be Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered and mission-focused. You don’t want to miss it!
We hope that you can be there.
Official Workers – All persons holding an Official Worker’s license are automatically accredited delegates.
Lay Delegates – Appointed accredited delegates sent on behalf of member churches. Lay delegates must be members of the sending C&MA churches and must certify that they have been properly appointed, using the Lay Delegate Certificate.
Each organized church may send two lay delegates. If there is a membership of 150 or more, another lay delegate may be sent for each additional 100 members or fraction thereof. Unorganized churches may send one lay delegate appointed by the district superintendent. Accredited delegates may participate in the business sessions and vote.
Corresponding Delegate – Members of C&MA churches who are afforded all the privileges of Assembly without the right to debate or vote.
Intercessor – Intercessors commit to at least 16 hours of prayer in the designated Prayer Room throughout Assembly.
Family and Friends – Family and friends of delegates to Assembly who are not members of an Alliance church.
Support Person – A support person accompanies a person with a disability in order to assist that person to fully participate in Assembly.