Church of Emmanuel is part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). The C&MA was founded by A. B. Simpson out of a desire to unify the local church and worldwide missions. It is a theologically conservative, evangelical, Bible-believing, and Spirit-filled Christian denomination with a major emphasis on world evangelization. The C&MA maintains a "big tent" stance in reference to many doctrinal matters, encouraging believers of diverse backgrounds and theological traditions to unite in an alliance to know and exalt Jesus Christ and to complete His Great Commission.