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|Interdenominational Assembly of Churches
Association of churches and para-churches
|Is Church Membership Biblical?
HEB 13:17 Be obedient to those leading you, and be give
account, that with joy they may do this, and not
sighing, for this `is' unprofitable to you.
them be counted worthy, especially those labouring in
word and teaching,
You should know that members of the church are called:
- Members of Christ (1 Corinthians 6:15; 1 Corinthians 12:27; Romans 12:4-5)
- Disciples of Christ (Acts 6:1,7; Acts 11:26) Believers (Acts 5:14; 2 Corinthians 6:15)
Eric Michel Ministries International is a Christian religious organization, who is formally organized, with
You as a member
We are a Christ-centred community together we serve God and we invite you to get to know us better!
Membership is open to anyone who has received Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and desires to be a fully
devoted follower of Him.
The only requirements for church membership are that you have personally trusted Christ for salvation and
been baptized. If you have never been baptized by immersion, we have a series of Baptismal Classes to
- Eric Michel Ministries International run using the episcopal and congregationalist polity and we
are NOT associated with other congregations in a denomination or convention that is why we call
- Eric Michel Ministries International Methodist Baptist, Evangelic and Pentecostal are used to
mean the whole traditions to which we belong.
- Eric Michel Ministries International is a fellowship of persons who have voluntarily followed Jesus
as Lord and voluntarily associated with one another under his lordship and the guidance of the
- We believe that only saved persons should be members.
- We also believe that saved persons ought to be members.
- Becoming a member is an individual response of faith, growing as a Christian is enhanced by
fellowship with other Christians. Baptized life was designed not as a solo endeavor but as a
fellowship experience, with a church being the primary fellowship. The New Testament concept
of church focuses on a local body of baptized believers in Christ.
- As Baptized, we believe that church membership should include only the redeemed in Christ,
but we encourage and welcome all persons to attend various activities, worship services,
Bible studies and ministry events are open to all persons. We would like to encourage you
to join our church family at Eric Michel Ministries International
Do you have questions about Jesus or would like to know more about our church?
We at Eric Michel Ministry would love to connect with you, Just email us your questions!
Thank you for your decision on joining us
Church membership is a public affirmation of someone’s public profession of faith in Christ, and Jesus has
appointed baptism as the means by which his followers publicly profess their faith. We can’t affirm the
profession of someone who hasn’t yet made that profession. Baptism is how you publicly identify yourself with
Christ and with his people (Acts 2:38–41). It’s how you visibly signify that you are united to Christ in his death,
burial, and resurrection (Rom. 6:1–4). It’s how you are identified before the church and the world as one who
belongs to the Triune God (Matt. 28:19).
God's elect people from every nation and tribe, scattered throughout the earth, all those who have been given
the gift of faith, by God, to believe. Our local gathering, which is organized in a way so as to function within the
parameters given in the scriptures, often described as "the local church"
- Membership is one way to raise the flag of faith and to state before God and others that you are
committed to being a part of this local body of believers.
- Membership is not simply an opportunity to say: "I’m a part of this organisation", but rather a
scriptural expression of covenant connectedness to a church.
- Membership is a reflection of the organic community already existing in the body of Christ. Paul says
we are a body ~ Romans 12:5. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.
When an individual is baptized, he becomes a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13). Because he is
united to Christ and the other members of the body in this way, he is therefore qualified to become member
of a local expression of that body. One who, by his own volition, has declared allegiance, commitment, or
submission to; or affiliation with a our assembly specifically and exclusively, and who has been accepted by
our group based upon certain criteria. Church membership is important because it helps define the clergy’s
How do I become a member
- If you have never been baptized, you will prepare for baptism.
- If you were baptized as an infant or young child and have not made a profession of faith and been
confirmed, then you will prepare to reaffirm your baptism when you take the membership vows.
- If you are a member of another the church where you get baptized as an adult, then you can be
a member to the Methodist Baptist Fellowship because you did your profession of faith and was
received as a member.
Giving / Donation
Throughout Scripture, God has called his people to be generous. This generosity is shown in the use of our gifts, our
time and our financial resources. We encourage you to contribute to the needs of the church family, through time, use
of your talents or financially. We seek to be biblical and balanced in our approach by trusting the Father to meet the
financial needs of the church through the offering given by EMMI family.
How To Donate
- Be a sponcer
- Your time
- Your expertise
|Membership requires both Discipleship and love
Membership at Eric Michel Ministries Int'l., requirements is a valid names and email, must be verifiable over the Internet
re. Facebook, 411, etc., no donation needed for a Class "B"
Sunday Morning Discussion Meeting and Open Minds Book Group
This group meets on Saturday from 9:00 to 10:00 and can be extended and the book group
from 19:00 to 22:00 on Tuesday Night. These groups are open to any member and their guests.
Sunday Morning Discussion Meeting is part of Small Group and the Open Minds Book
Group are a Sub Ministry and it is a vital part of many congregations, people meet regularly to reflect
on and discuss significant life topics.
At the discussion group we alternate with each member acting has host and moderator so
that everyone has an opportunity to select a topic for the meeting. The topic for discussion
is wide open and can range from politics ecology, religion, art, science, personal philosophy
and special events.
Meetings are held in members’ homes, usually in rotation,or we will be happy to welcome a group,
the office in Ottawa, where we have to rent a meeting space, a small meeting room is $$$
if we choose this option all need to share the cost.
Discussions range from current events, religious, philosophical, political musings and more.
All are welcome. The Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 19:00. We notify readers
of the books that will be discussed in the Events/Meetings web page and by email's. Anyone who
reads the selected book or like to talk about is welcome.
Small groups are great places to get to know other people and to get to know yourself. Over time,
participants build deep connections with one another and with the congregation.
Whether the topic is, the conversation is respectful and caring and leads to greater understanding.
In each session, facilitated by the host or another member of the Group, all participants have opportunity
to share their perspectives, tell their stories, and listen deeply. The time together is structured: Group
meetings begin and end with centering readings and often include a time of silence before the sharing
begins. Many small groups engage in annual service projects, putting their faith into action.
The EMMI Governance Meeting
assemblies of elders. Each local church is governed by a body of elected elders.
Its constitution of members are compose of at least one member of the clergy and lays under the direction of a
Bishop. At EMMI for the present it is Rev Marie Yvonne until election on Jan, 2019..
The Founder Rev. Eric Michel can be present and can advise but he has no voting right
The following are excerpts from our Constitution and Bylaws, explaining the responsibilities and qualifications
Eric Michel Ministries Int'l shall be directed and administered by the Archbishop under the advisory of the
Corporation Board of Elders.
The Board of Elders shall consist of not less than three (3) nor more than twelve (12) Elders, including
the Chair (a Bishop).
The Elders shall advise in all matters pertaining to Eric Michel Ministries Int'l in its spiritual life and in the
ministry of its ordinances. They shall also:
- Provide counsel and mutual assistance in the administration of the business and work of the church.
- Serve without compensation, except for their actual expenses.
Candidates for the position of Elder shall be members with experiences and knowledge of a Christian Movement.
Candidates shall be voting members in good standing in the congregation and capable of efficiently
discharging the duties pertaining to their office.
Elder candidates shall be consistent in their attendance at the public services of the congregation.
They shall have a cooperative spirit and be active in ministry and service to the church and/or to
Elders shall be selected for a term of three (3) years. An Elder may not serve more than two (2) successive
terms or 6 years. After a minimum of one (1) year absence, a person again may be eligible to be a candidate.
Teachers, cleaners, lawyers, cooks, doctors, clerics, farmers, bookkeepers, clergymen and any other
vocation one can think of. That’s the professions from which ruling elders are drawn from for service in EMMI
procedures are determined and guided by Articles of Association and
Standing Orders that set its parameters and scope for action. These documents are available upon request from
EMMI office. Committees operate in the Chapel but these derive their terms of reference, budget and agency from
the Board of Elders. All employees, including ministers, volunteers, etc are contracted by the Board.
Up to 12 directors may be elected to serve on the board at any time. Board members are elected by the congregation and
serve for a period of three years, at which point they can serve an additional three years before taking a break of at least
one year. Additional Directors can be co-opted if the board wishes. The Annual Report and Accounts are approved at
the General Assembly call "Symposium".
The Board meets every month to discuss EMMI management and strategy. There are three officers the Chair (Bishop),
Treasurer and Secretary – elected by the Board of Elders members themselves.
Any member of EMMI may attend a Board meeting, but may only speak by arrangement or permission. The Archbishop
attends the Board meetings and participates freely in discussions but is not a Director and may not vote.
Minutes of the meeting are prepared and are available to any member, and a summary is published
consider yourself part of Eric Michel Ministries Int'l. Requirements valid names and email, must be verifiable over
the Internet re. Facebook, 411, etc., no donation needed.
Eric Michel Ministries Int'l, if already ordained a valid Certificate of Ordination is needed, access
- Regular Membership Class "A" in person and Virtual Membership for Eric Michel Ministries Int'l,
- Lay Leader submit an application for ministry, access to our Members' Discussion Board and to our
Clergy Resource site, minimum donation 60$ CDN per year. Requirements accepting the Articles of
Faith as a Christian, need to meet a senior minister in person and agree to fees, training, studying, etc.
Keep in mind that is a very serious volunteering mandate. If you like to be member of TEMCA you need
to be an ex-member of one of these organism: Policeman, Ambulance Technician (EMT) or Firefighter.
accepting the Articles of Faith as aOrdination/Chaplain: Christian Submit an application , for need to meet a
ordination to in person and Eric Michel Ministries Int'l,agree if bishopto fees,
training, to fees, training, studying, etc.. Keep studying, etc.. in mindKeep you will be a very serious volunteering
mandate, you will be a Bi Bi that is very -Vocational Pastor, meaning you need a source of revenue.
Also If you like to be member of TEMCA you need to be an ex-member of one of these organism:
Policeman, Ambulance Technician (EMT) or Firefighter
- Congregation Affiliation: Requirements accepting the Articles of Faith, minimum donation of 60$ CDN
- Those I help appreciate it
- I get to make new friends
- I gets lots of petting and can kiss the ladies (pet volunteer)
- Makes my heart feel full
Please pay your dues few days before your membership anniversary
Our meetings are publish on our Calendar