The Global Wesleyan Alliance (GWA) is an inter-denominational partnership of Christian communions who adhere to the teachings of John and Charles Wesley. It was formed in Anderson, Indiana, in 2011.
The initial December 2–3, 2011, organisational meeting for the Global Wesleyan Alliance included the general superintendents, bishops, and general 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 Missionary Church. Although each denomination’s or movement’s governing body must ultimately approve Alliance partnership, these and several others participated in the GWA’s first official assembly which met at the Churches of Christ in Christian Union's headquarters in Circleville, Ohio, on November 30–December 1, 2012.
The Alliance is designed to increase interdenominational cooperation without the necessity for formal corporate mergers, and to facilitate more sharing of resources and good practice, including the sharing of ministers.
The Covenant of the Global Wesleyan Alliance includes a Statement of Faith and a plan for the organisation and governance of the Alliance.