For just over 50 years, North Ridge Church has been serving the North Raleigh community with deep roots in God's Word, a rich heritage of global missions, and a drive to reach into lives, families, & communities with the love of Christ.
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In the Christian & Missionary Alliance, we are Jesus people. We say, “All of Jesus,” because we’re after His Lordship, a complete transformation in our lives through His Spirit. Scripture tells us that “the same power that raised Jesus from the grave is at work within us.” If we believe that, then our lives change. We don’t get as distracted by the latest fad or the newest way to do things because our focus is on Jesus and His supremacy—in everything. We say, “All of Jesus,” because we also believe that it’s possible to believe things about Jesus but not surrender our lives to Him. It is only in that full surrender that we resonate with His heartbeat, offering the hope only He can provide to the world’s marginalized and overlooked.
You see, “All of Jesus” is not just for us; we’re redeemed for other people. That’s why the Alliance family has a 140-some year history of leaning in, together, on Jesus’ big assignment—fulfill His Great Commission. We’re about taking “All of Jesus” to “All the World”—that’s why we take His loving message to our neighbors and the nations and to the nations that have come to our neighborhoods.
Founded by A.B. Simpson in 1887, The Alliance was not originally a denomination, but an inter-denominational missionary society, shared among believers from many churches who held a common passion for a deep and powerful walk with the Lord Jesus Christ, compelling them to reach people in every nation with the Good News of the Gospel.
Eventually, the C&MA did organize as a denomination, which today includes 2,000 churches in the United States and many times more overseas, with over 6 million believers in more than 23,000 Alliance fellowships throughout 70 countries of the world. Currently there are more than 800 Alliance international worker serving overseas today in 50 countries.
From the beginning, Dr. Simpson and the C&MA family has treasured Christ as our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King. Often called "The Four-Fold Gospel," the centerpiece of Alliance conviction has always been Christ Jesus Himself, who saves us from our sin and death, cleanses and sets us apart for a holy life by His Spirit, heals our brokenness, sickness, & disease, and is coming again to reign. These ministries of Christ for the world are represented in our Alliance logo, featuring the cross, the laver, the pitcher, and the crown.
Because The Alliance is just that- an alliance of Christ-centered churches- there is a wide variety of styles and characteristics throughout the Christian & Missionary Alliance movement. North Ridge Church of the C&MA is living the call together, deeply committed and fully engaged in the mission of our Alliance family, and enjoys the covering and accountability of denominational relationship. We meanwhile maintain our responsibility for Biblical church leadership, discipleship, and ministry in our community.