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IAoC CL2017.08.01: Virtual Membership in the Congregation of the Church will be open to all persons 14 years of age or older who live more
than 15 KMs from the Association Headquarters. A person shall become a Virtual Member of the association by signing its virtual membership
with his email firstname.lastname@example.org and committing to participation in the association by means of financial support as an indication
of sympathy with the association’s purposes and objectives. Virtual Members are entitled to the privilege of voting.
NB: Members under 18 year of age subscription is free
Joining IAoC is a straight-forward process. Our by-laws specify: If you accept the Articles of Faith as a Christian, then you can consider yourself
part of IAoC. Any person who is Christian of any denominations, including the liberal Christian, shall be enrolled in the membership of this
association by making a 21.00$ CAD pledge each year and it is equal to a confirmation of accepting church beliefs, rules and you must be
involved in activities and supporting your association…
This “confirmation” is accomplished by receiving the “right hand of fellowship” from the Bishop and your “Membership Certificate”.
Thereafter, you will be greeted by your fellow members!
To prepare for membership, to understand its benefits and responsibilities, and to ask questions, there are Inquirers’ Classes several times
a year. Times and dates for the class will be published in a newsletter, the official websites and on this “Calendar“.
Individual Membership 21.00$
Membership Class A in the IAoC (Individual Membership) shall be acquired as provided in the Constitution and Canons of the EMMI. Of the members of the
association, only those shall be entitled to vote at any meeting who shall be adult communicants (Canada 18 year old) and who for at least six months prior to that
meeting shall have been faithful attendants at the services of the association, unless for good cause prevented, faithful contributors to its support, and faithful in
working, praying and giving for the spread of the kingdom of God; these facts to be determined in each case by the Board in accordance with the provisions of the
Constitution and Canons of the EMMI.
Ministry Association Membership (IAoC)
Message sent to our Facebook Group Members:
To all pastors, evangelists, bishops and Christian Leaders
We, at the Interdenominational Assembly of Churches, invite you to join us in membership in our association for mutual benefits in the name of Christ.
The Interdenominational Assembly of Churches Ministry Association (IAoC) was created in 2017 in which we had our 1st Symposium in January 2018.
Then we had only four (4) church affiliate members and two associate members. Now in the last months of 2018 and beginning of 2019, we have 18 churches
members or Christian organizations represented by 83 Ecclesiastic persons from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Canada, Cameroon, Togo &
Ghana, Brazil and Burundi.
Formed out of the Indian Pentecostal Church and the African United Methodist in Malawi requested in 2017 to work with us. The “Interdenominational Assembly
of Churches was born upon the teaching of Christ. We are an association of members churches and para-churches serving members over 25 head churches
across the world. Through our local churches and our online ministries, we provide a Seminary, a Bible Academy, a Missions Outreach program and resources
like counselling and support committee for Ecclesiastical rules and order via our Canon Law and Ecclesiastical College (House of Bishop) and many more. The
IAoC is divided into five regions, Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania overseen by a “District Superintendent Bishop”, who provide the management and
spiritual support to the churches that he is responsible. Canada is the central Headquarter in-which Archbishop Eric Michel Minister & Founder is the
international Elected Prelate and executive director of the organization. Members vote every year upon resolutions and other business of IAoC. All Ministers
serve on the membership annual assembly named the Symposium.
Elections at the IAoC
We have 3 kinds of election international all at the Symposium
The Archbishop, from the House of Bishops, Rt. Rev. Eric Michel was elected in 2011 for life or resignation, only the House of Bishops is involved.
President of the House of Bishops nominated in 2014 the Rt. Rev. Marie Arnold not permanent, usually after 2 terms the president become an Honorary
Bishop. The Symposium elect 12 directors and at the 1st directors meeting, executive officers (4) are selected
These are the documents that we need from all churches or Christian Organizations:
- Church name, address, phone number etc.
- Letter of incorporation (church’s corporate documents)
- List of the board of elders members with emails
- List of Ministers, lay workers and other staff (Employees) with emails
Please send your information stating partnership to:
Pierre Luc Galarneau
This donation is for anyone who is Christian and like to be part of our Churches Association
Canon 20170421 Membership Fees (revised in 2019)
All members must pay the yearly dues for membership
- Each individual the donation fee is 21.00$/Year
- Each clergy member the donation fee is 65.00$/Year
- Each Associate church or para-church the donation fee is 65.00$/Year
- Each Affiliate church or any para-church the donation fee are 65.00$/Year plus the fee per attendance
as shown under
- Each individual members donation fee are 21.00$
Q 6 : Can we be exempt from the membership due?
A: Yes but other conditions apply for more information please contact the association at
fellowship@ericmichelministriescom and only valid for countries considered to be poor
Individual Membership 21.00$
Membership Class A in the IAoC (Individual Membership) shall be acquired as provided in the Constitution and Canons
of the EMMI. Of the members of the association, only those shall be entitled to vote at any meeting who shall be adult
communicants (Canada 18 year old) and who for at least six months prior to that meeting shall have been faithful attendants
at the services of the association, unless for good cause prevented, faithful contributors to its support, and faithful in working,
praying and giving for the spread of the kingdom of God; these facts to be determined in each case by the Board in accordance
with the provisions of the Constitution and Canons of the EMMI.
Membership fees for an individual (Donation of 21.00 $ CAD) per year.
Historic of Membership Fees
- 2014 to 2017: 10.00$ CAD
- 2017 to 2019: 20.00$ CAD
- 2019 to now: 21:00$ CAD
From 2014 to 2019 our donation request raised up of 11.00$ CAD in 5 years, who can say the same thing in our times of inflation.
Our fees are to sensibility participation from our members, and to accumulate for our funds to support our churches members and their activities.
Clergyperson Membership 65.00$
Membership Class A in the IAoC (Individual Membership for Clergy) shall be acquired as provided in the Constitution and Canons of the EMMI. Of the
members of the association, only those shall be entitled to vote at any meeting who shall be adult communicants (Canada 18 year old) and who for at
least six months prior to that meeting shall have been faithful attendants at the services of the association, unless for good cause prevented, faithful
contributors to its support, and faithful in working, praying and giving for the spread of the kingdom of God; these facts to be determined in each case
by the Board in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and Canons of the EMMI
Membership fees for an individual Clergyperson per year.
Historic of Membership Fees
- 2014 to 2019: 60.00$ CAD
- 2019 to now: 65:00$ CAD
Churches and Para-Churches Membership
Churches membership and Para-Churches
The IAoC is an Association representing churches, congregations and ministries and other Christian organizations from around the world. Our Staff serves
as a support to member churches, pastors and associates and affiliates.
When you choose to become an IAoC Partner, you join a worldwide movement of Local Churches, Ministers and Lay Leaders. IAoC‘s main role within the
association is to equip Local Churches to reach their communities for Christ. As an IAoC Partner, you will not only gain the following benefits, but you can
also feel good about an international association of like-minded fellowships members who are focused on Christ-centered, gospel-ministry. There are three
partnership levels, Associate Partner and Affiliate Partner and individual.
Membership is a community of churches sharing a common vision of supporting biblically churches globally, representing members from diverse churches,
denominations, regions, cultures and ethnicities who want to learn from each other and see the Church thrive worldwide.
We are a self-funded Christian not-for-profit organization
Like all online gifts, transactions are subject to transaction processing fees from banks, credit card companies and/or supporting brokerage firm. To ensure
our fee structure is as simple, our fees include PayPal processing costs.
The membership by any church is entirely voluntary. Each congregation makes this decision based on its acceptance of the IAoC constitution and its
willingness to enter into the covenant with the Symposium General Assembly and every other congregation affiliated with the Symposium.
The formal application begins with your corporation formally adopting a resolution to seek membership in the IAoC. After doing so, you may request an
application to the membership at the IAoC and begin gathering your paperwork for submission including:
- A copy of your Articles of Incorporation (Government Certificate)
- A copy of your Constitution and Bylaws
- Evidence that you are meeting and worshiping together regularly, as a church or organization. (such as a worship bulletin, photos or videos)
- List of Clergy member names and emails functions or role
- List of Board of Elders names and emails function or role
- Indication for Affiliate Partnership or Associate Partnership
- A dated copy of the resolution seeking membership
Your application will be sent to the Membership Team of the Symposium Permanent Synod for their recommendation. After reviewing your information,
they will either request more information from you or will present your application to the Permanent Synod with a recommendation for approval. If
approved, your corporation is granted Membership with access to all IAoC resources after your donation is paid and until the Delegates log in the G Suite
and Workplace then they will be authorized to vote at the next Synod Meeting and/or Symposium.
Send your requested information at email@example.com
Very Small Corporation Membership 0 to 150 followers 250.00$CAD
|Small Corporation Membership 151 to 500 Followers 500.00$CAD
|Medium Corporation Membership 501 to 1000 Followers 1000.00$CAD
|Large Corporation Membership 1001 to 2000 Followers 2000.00$CAD
|Very Large Corporation Membership 2001 and more Followers 4000.00$CAD
|Associate Membership For all associate church and para-church corporation 65.00$CAD
| Parachurch organizations are Christian faith-based organizations that work outside and across denominations to engage in social
welfare and evangelism. Parachurch organizations seek to come alongside the church and specialize in things that individual churches may not be
able to specialize in by themselves. They often cross-denominational, national, and international boundaries providing specialized services and training.
These bodies can be businesses, non-profit corporations, or private associations. Most parachurch organizations, at least those normally called
parachurch, are Protestant or Evangelical. Some of these organizations cater to a defined spectrum among evangelical beliefs, but most are
self-consciously interdenominational and many are ecumenical.
In Protestant and Catholic, theology parachurch organizations are termed sodality, as distinct from modality, which is the structure and organization of the
local or universal church.
Historic of Membership Fees
under 100 members = 52.00$ CAD
from 101-250 = 185.00$ CAD
from 251-500 = 245.00$ CAD
from 501- 1000 = 345.00$ CAD
from 1001- 3000 =420.00$ CAD
and over 3000 = 570.00$ CAD
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