The Alliance is designed to increase interdenominational cooperation without the necessity of formal, corporate mergers. Its initialobjectives include: creating greater community through intentional relationship building; collaborating to pool resources, share best practices and ministers, and generate new ideas and tools; convening events to promote the personal experience of holiness and collective ministries for discipleship, church health and multiplication, leadership development, prayer and networking; communicating with one another more intentionally and addressing contemporary issues and public concerns with a more united voice.
Several early "big wins" are anticipated for the Alliance. The GWA's first joint effort will be a call to prayer for spiritual awakening and revival. A major effort will be made to establish procedures for the mutualrecognition of minister's credentials among the Alliance's covenant partner organizations. An online, free library of classic holiness literature is already available at www.holinesslegacy.com. The December 2-3, 2011 organizational meeting for the Global Wesleyan Alliance included the general superintendents, bishops and executive directors of the Church of the Nazarene, The Wesleyan Church, Free Methodist Church USA, Church of God (Anderson), Churches of Christ in Christian Union, The Evangelical Church, Evangelical Methodist Church, Congregational Methodist Church, Church of Christ Holiness (USA), and the Pilgrim Holiness Church. Although each denomination's governing body must ultimately approve Alliance partnership, these and several others are expected to participate in the GWA's first official assembly when it is held in Circleville, Ohio, November 30-December 1, 2012.