EDAC Mission and Ministry Values

EDAC is a part of the CMA
The Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA, or ‘Alliance’) is a Christ-centred global movement
more than 6 million strong. The C&MA, inspired by Jesus’ love and empowered by His Spirit—is
passionate to bring the good news about Him to our neighbourhoods and world.

Our Alliance family celebrates Jesus—the image of the invisible God, the Lord of all Creation!
“For in Christ, all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been
brought to fullness.” Colossians 2:9-10

Our heartbeat is to know Jesus as our:

Saviour (Acts 4:12), Sanctifier (1 Corinthians 1:30), Healer (James 5:15) and Coming King (Acts 1:11).

Because of who He is and what He’s done, we are compelled to “go!” Humbled by the open
invitation He extends to us—what we call the Great Commission—we join Him in His work to
restore and reconcile lost and broken people to Himself.

CMA Values
1. Lost people matter to God. He wants them found.
2. Prayer is the primary work of God’s people.
3. Everything we have belongs to God. We are His stewards.
4. Knowing and obeying God’s word is fundamental to all true success.
5. Completing the Great Commission requires the mobilization of every fully devoted
6. Without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit we can accomplish nothing.
7. Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change.

EDAC’s Mission
To bring people to Christ in all his fullness and help them to grow in the faith so that they:
• become worshipping members in his family;
• develop Christian maturity;
• are equipped for ministry in the church; and
• fulfil their part in the Great Commission; in order to magnify God’s holy name.

EDAC’s Ministry Values
1. The joy of the Lord is our strength.
Christian work should be joyous, not laborious. We should do things because we want to and
because we like to, not because we have to. Our work then must be an overflow of who we are
on the inside, not a task we perform. Doing should come from being, and when it does it is done
joyfully. This means that I am always reluctant to put pressure on people to do something.

2. Sustainable in the long term.
A church should only ask its members to be involved at a level that can be sustained over the
long term. Proper Christian living means that we fulfil our obligations in every field of life. This
can’t happen if “church” gobbles up too much time.

3. Each part of the body does its part.
Each bit does its bit! Everyone who is a Christian is part of the Body of Christ. The whole body
works because each part does. Each person should minister in the ministry they are made for by
God and using their talents and gifts for others. Let’s all work together to have a clearer picture
not only of where and how we are going, but of where each of us fits in with the total work of the

4. Growth is valued above success.
We must be free to fail. All must accept that nothing is done perfectly; what is important is the
growth (improvement) that should be occurring. This of course means that we also accept that
we CAN and SHOULD improve, but this should be done gently, not harshly or with a critical spirit.

5. Order but not rigidity.
A body that is rigid is dead. We need structure like bones to hold us together. But we also must
be flexible. This includes the fact that there are many ways to do many things. We must accept

that others can do things differently to us, and we should realise that structures set up in the
past may need to be changed in the future.

6. Pursue love, desire gifts.
Our goal is to love God and the people we come in contact with. This means we want to do good
to them. Spiritual gifts are valuable tools which can help us love others and we should desire
them to be had and used by ourselves and others for this purpose. Love however remains the
measure of a person’s response to God, not the gifts God gives him to use for this purpose.

7. Save and train our own.
We must make it our goal to win people for Christ and not to build our church at the expense of
others. These converts are then to be trained and equipped to serve in the church or to be sent
to serve elsewhere. Nevertheless we do welcome any who do move in from other places as
bonuses sent from God.