The Christian and Missionary Alliance is a closely-knit fellowship of local churches with a worldwide mission. The Western Pennsylvania District is made up of 148 C&MA churches including 3 church plants. The district office at Punxsutawney, PA, is not more than 3 hours from any district church.
The office exists to give churches a complete support structure for pastoral transfers, church growth/planting, world missions promotion, evangelism, disciplemaking ministries, Christian camping, inter-church activities, buildings acquisition/development, professional licensing and ordination, conflict mediation, leadership training, doctrinal safeguards, church/state relationships, record-keeping and general pastoral care of over 250 licensed official workers and their families, including retirees. The office personnel are occupied with telephone calls, bookkeeping, visits on-site to churches, and pastors, correspondence, planning committee meetings, publications, filing, personnel interviews, and coordination of numerous, multi-church or local church activities. Frequent travel throughout the district is necessary to accomplish all the responsibilities.