Our Mission & Motivation
Love God, Love People, Make Disciples
The life of a Christian is an epic, all-encompassing journey (Matthew 22:37)! We were made to walk with Christ in days such as these (Ephesians 2:8-10).
Our mission is to love God, love people, and make disciples. All Christians are called to full time ministry.
Matthew 22:36-40, Matthew 28:19-20, Ephesians 4:11-16, Hebrews 10:24-25
We must be willing to give up everything to follow Christ. Our beliefs and lives are informed by and centered around what the Bible says.
Luke 14:26-27, Luke 14:33 , 1 Corinthians 9:19-22, 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Our reward is an abundant and fruit-filled life, the completion of good works, and eternity spent with God.
John 10:10, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 2:10, John 3:16
Our legacy is people. Not an institution, program, or facility.
Community Alliance Church
257 Rowland Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
What To Expect
What is the service like?
Sunday service consists of musical worship, a sermon, and a few other elements. Musical worship consists of three upbeat songs in a contemporary style, and sermons are based on biblical text.
How long is the service?
Each Sunday Service is about 75 minutes long.
Do you provide services online?
We live stream and archive our services via YouTube.
What do people normally wear?
Come as you are! While some in our church family dress up, most come in weekend wear, including jeans, shorts, and sandals.
Are children welcome?
Children are always welcome! Our service includes a children’s message, and we offer Children’s Church for infant through 5th grade during the second portion of our service.
Can children remain in service?
Children are always welcome to remain in service! Parents or guardians of children who are more self-expressive are also welcome to listen to the service from our downstairs seating area.
What are you doing to protect people from COVID-19?
We are following New York State mandates. Children 5-11 and Children’s Church volunteers are required to wear masks in the classrooms.
Who We Are
The leadership at Community Alliance Church consists of a plurality of elders, with the Lead Pastor as the head elder. Other ministries, and individuals support the elders in implementing God’s vision for the congregation.
Our Pastor: Aaron Koonsman
Lead Pastor / Head Elder
Pastor Aaron has a passion for teaching and developing Christians to mature and excel in the giftings God has given them. His desire is to see each and every member of the congregation fully equipped and engaged to love God, love neighbor, and make disciples.
Pastor Aaron grew up in Europe and Scandinavia. He returned to the United States for his final years of high school, and moved to the Capital District in 2003. He joined Community Alliance Church in September, 2019. Aaron and his wife, Bonnie, along with their two children, reside in Ballston Spa.
Pastor / Elder
Women's Ministry / Moms Group
Statement Of Faith
What We Believe
The Christian & Missionary Alliance
Community Alliance Church is a member church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). As such, our church adheres to C&MA values, perspectives, and doctrines.
There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.
The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.
The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.
Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God: he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.
Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.
It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.
Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.
The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.
The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible, and premillennial. This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.
 Deuteronomy 6:4,  Matthew 5:48,  Matthew 28:19,  Philippians 2:6–11,  Luke 1:34–38,  1 Peter 3:18,  Hebrews 2:9,  Romans 5:9,  Acts 2:23–24,  Hebrews 8:1,  Matthew 26:64,  John 14:15–18,  John 16:13; Acts 1:8,  John 16:7–11,  2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16,  Genesis 1:27,  Romans 3:23,  1 Corinthians15:20–23,  Revelation 21:8,  Revelation 21:1–4,  Titus 3:4–7,  1 Thessalonians 5:23,  Acts 1:8,  Romans 6:1–14,  Matthew 8:16–17,  James 5:13–16,  Ephesians 1:22–23,  Matthew 28:19–20,  Acts 2:41–47,  1 Corinthians 15:20–23,  John 5:28–29,  Hebrews 10:37,  Luke 21:27,  Titus 2:11–14
It began in 1917
Originally named The Ballston Gospel Mission, our church was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Fowler, who had a desire to start a church in the Village. At that time the church met on the second floor of the Wheeler Store on the corner of South Street and Milton Avenue for prayer and the study of scripture.
In June of 1918, under the leadership of Reverend Frank Squires, the congregation of thirteen purchased property on 64 South Street, and officially became a part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Our name has changed several times over the years, but we remain part of the Alliance to this day.
In 1969 we constructed and moved to our current facility on 257 Rowland Street, and in 2014 we became Community Alliance Church.