|We are looking to partner with new churches in existence or any Christian churches who have under 100 congregants
Establish Churches or not, we are waiting for your proposal.
For All Christians No Mater Of Your Denomination Or Background
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G] Due to all the administrative tasks we need to go through, we require that the organism possess Own or
Rent (it could be a dedicated room in your house).
The list under is MANDATORY, do not contact us with out them.
- An Office
- A Computer or a Notebook (No Tablet & No Cellular), we have administrative software to be installed.
- a PC or a Mac, we use Church Track, MS Office, Google Business
- a Printer/Scanner
- A phone or Cellular
- Office desk/chairs
- A place for Worship with a roof and a least one table and chairs or benches.
Also you need a church budget, you have to be able to pay for your own CLI, software, Bible, teaching tools etc.,
on the top of your membership.
H] Documents to provide For The Associate Partnership
- Letter requesting Partnership can be email or message on Facebook or elsewhere by the leader(Pastor)
- church name, address, phone number etc.)
- Amount of members
I] Documents to provide For The Affiliate Partnership
- Letter of the board requesting affiliation
- History of the corporation
- church name, address, phone number etc.
- Letter of incorporation (church’s corporate documents)
- Who has the legal authority to approve the merger?
- Tax number
- Your Constitution & By Laws
- List of members of the board of elders
- General Assembly meeting document (minute) Annual Report)
- List of Ministers, lay workers and other staff (Employees)
- List of ministries and what it have been accomplished
- Members or attendees, description to input in our church management software.
- All Income and spending, What debt does the church bring to the merger Budget current copy
- Pastor Compensation Study and other guidance for Pastors and Churches
- Charity approval number
The worship of the church has to be paid for, depending on the size of the parish and the style of worship, expenses might
include the organ, organist choir, music, books, robes, candles and Communion elements.
The church building incurs costs for heating, lighting and insurance, some have to pay water rates, rent or mortgage.
Larger churches may employ someone to look after: administration, printing, stationery and postage have to be paid for
It is right that affiliated ministry should pay the expenses incurred as part of their pastor's ministry in the church.
Money has to be spent on materials. Church buildings must be kept in good repair, too, and regular inspections arranged.
The work of Eric Michel Ministries International on behalf of all affiliated churches. Negotiating with government
departments, working with other Churches and running the General Assembly and all the help given by EMMI
officers to churches.
The Eric Michel Ministries and its partners and associate are called to work together in God's mission for wholeness of life.
Associates grow from collaboration within ecumenical, global, and social movements.
Associates are how we live out right relationships that reflect Christ’s character of justice and love, based on respect, equality,
trust, sharing, and transparency.
We work with partners and associate in the reduction of oppression, poverty, and conflict in a world transformed by love
These relationships enable Eric Michel Ministries and partners/associates to work of courage and faith in the
environnement that can include oppression, poverty, and conflict challenges and calls us in Eric Michel Ministries
to deepen our understanding of and commitment to our Partners and Associates in all its forms called to receive and to give.
Eric Michel Ministries Associates work centred in principles that include equality, trust, and mutual respect, and shared
commitment to resist all forms of oppression.
- A greater impact
- Small church, budget and lack of people limits the ability to have a full complement of ministry
- Partnership works according to design, it grows and breaks barriers
- Provide advice during the planning Church Ministry priorities
- Checking policies and practices to ensure consistency with partnership principles
- Study Programs and seminars
- More Prayer for your Ministry
- More Teaching Partners
- Support with your Ministry
- Health insurance plan for clergy if qualified
- All staff: Directors, Ministers, Church Leaders, Board of Elders email@example.com
- Church own website http://yourchurch.ericmichelministries.org
- All staff: Directors, Ministers, Church Leaders, Board of Elders Workplace to manage your team and be with other
- Church Managemnement software
- Fund raising estore
- A seminary and a Bible Academy for your community
- And much more to come...
E] Church Who Are NOT Able To Pay Affiliated Dues
- Send us an affiliate proposal
- We will request 12% off all your income annually to all afiliate
|AFFILIATION OR ASSOCIATION PARTNERSHIP
|Eric Michel Ministries International
| J] MEMBERSHIP BYLAWS
1.01 All churches, organizations, and ministries, regardless of denomination, which belief in the principles, nature,
Tenets of Faith and doctrine, and purpose of Eric Michel Ministries International may make application to become a
member of Eric Michel Ministries International. These applications for membership in the international body will be
subject to final approval by the Executive Board.
1.02 In all business sessions of Eric Michel Ministries International, the voting body shall consist of active members
and certified delegates. Each active member church, organization, and ministry shall be entitled to two properly
designated delegates. Each delegate shall secure a letter, on ministry letterhead, from the Secretary, President or
Pastor of the church, organization or ministry certifying to his/her appointment to represent the organization at the
business sessions. This letter shall be presented to the Administrative Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
before the designated date as set forth by the Executive Board.
1.03 The affiliated churches, organizations, and ministries shall be represented through their chief executive officer
except when that person is an active ministerial member with Eric Michel Ministries International, or the post is
vacant, in which case, a duly elected member of the church or organization shall serve as the delegate and
representative of that church, organization or ministry.
1.04 Ministerial membership shall be an active ministerial member and will be subject to final approval by the
Executive Board. Individual application to be an active member of Eric Michel Ministries International. The
ministerial recognition shall be licensed and ordained.
1.05 Any member may be removed and excluded from Eric Michel Ministries International in accordance with the
procedures set forth in Article of Bylaws or Canon Law.
E] Denominations Who Partner With Us
Connexionalism, or Connexional polity, which combines an episcopal hierarchy with a bottom-up structure, centered
on small groups of congregations called circuits or locals.
Connexionalism is the theological understanding and foundation of Methodist church governance ("ecclesiastical
polity"), as practised in the British Methodist Church, the American United Methodist Church, African Methodist
Episcopal Church, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and many of the
countries where Methodism was established by missionaries sent out from these Churches. In the American church,
where bishops are used, connexionalism is a variety of episcopal polity; however, in some countries the title of
bishop may be used without any change in the Connexionalpolity. In world Methodism, a given Connexion is usually
In the history of Christianity in England, a connexion was a circuit of prayer groups who would employ travelling
ministers alongside the regular ministers attached to each congregation. This method of organising emerged in
eighteenth century English Non-conformist religious circles; this is why the otherwise old-fashioned spelling
(connexion rather than connection) is retained. The Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, for instance, was
founded by Selina, Countess of Huntingdon. Over time, as Methodism became a separate church, this structure
of connexions came to form a new system of polity, separate from episcopal polity.
Connexional polity at Eric Michel Ministries International has been characterised by a strong central organisation
which holds an annual Conference named Symposium. The connexion is divided into Region in the charge of a
Bishop or Dean. In other countries the Chairman is sometimes called a Bishop, or District Bishop. Methodist
districts often correspond approximately,in geographical terms, to counties. The districts are divided into local
governed by the Executive Director and the Board of Directors and led and administrated principally by a
superintendent minister. Ministers are appointed to Circuits rather than to individual churches. Pastors are
assigned to congregations by bishops. Methodist denominations typically give lay members representation at
regional and national meetings (Symposium) at which the business of the church is conducted, making it different
from most episcopal government. This connexional organisational model differs further from the congregational
model, for example of Baptist, and Congregationalist churches, amongst others. The United Methodist Church
website defines "connexion" as the principle that: all leaders and congregations are connected in a network of
loyalties and commitments that support, yet supersede, local concerns.
L] Canon Law 20170114.01 Ordination Courses Workshop
Students who have completed a Bachelor Degree by FoJS/BA from RTTM can apply to be ordained. They will
have to completed four courses as shown above.
- association of other like-minded Spirit-anointed leaders
- licensing, ordination and certification
- a commitment to anointed living
- job placement in our own ministry
Executive Directors and all ministers must take the Eric Michel Ministries International from our Mandatory Seminary
courses at no charge:
- ORD01 Church Administration 10 credits
- ORD02 Church Rituals 10 credits
- ORD03 Church Ministries 10 credits
- ORD04 Church Canon Law 20 credits
For new members of the clergy
Deacon (The Book of Common Prayer, page 543)
After your Diplomat In Ministry you will be ordain as a Deacon in Ministry from that stage for the duration of your
Bachelor studies you will be team up with an Ordain Minister and learn et perform rituals.as well as giving classes.
Who is a Deacon?
- A deacon, man or women, is an ordained minister of the Eric Michel Ministries International. There are three
main groups of ordained ministers in the Chaplaincy or congregations.
- Bishops, ministers and deacons. Deacons are ordained as a sacramental sign to the world of Christ. You will
be a servant of Christ. Deacons proclaim the Gospel, preach, and teach in the name of the congregation or
they may work primarily in settings like hospitals, social-service agencies, mission agencies, schools,
counseling centers, denominational agencies, and more
Deacon is to serve the Chaplaincy or congregations.
- Deacons are assigned by the bishop to ministries for which the bishop perceives a great need, and for which
the deacon may have special gifts or talents. Once assigned to a chaplaincy, the deacon and any other clergy
assigned to the chaplaincy minister under the immediate supervision of the Master Chaplain or the
responsable of the Ministry in case of a small chaplaincy or the Board of Elders in case assigned to New Hope
Ministry & Missions.
- The deacons are not viewed as a governing body but as servant leaders.
A deacon may choose not to become Minister.
- The other office at Eric Michel Ministries is that of deacon selected from persons within the membership.
The qualifications for a deacon focus primarily on character and relationships within the church, family and
community. Deacons are to be persons of impeccable character and deep faith who rely on the Holy Spirit.
Usually serving on the Board Of Elders and/or committees, the type of deacon will not serve any sacrements
unless he or she is ordained Lay Minister.
M] Canon Law 20170114.02 Church Polity Before 2017
Eric Michel Ministries International polity was base on the Unitarian Church of Transylvania who is a church of the
Unitarian denomination, based in the city of Cluj, Transylvania, Romania. Founded in 1568 in the Principality of
Transylvania, it has a majority-Hungarian following, and is one of the 18 religious confessions given official
recognition by the Romanian state. Like the Transylvanian and Hungarian Unitarians branches of Unitarianism
who did not adopted a congregationalist polity, and remains quasi-episcopal.
N] Canon Law 20170114.03 The change was adopted by the Symposium of January 2017 by the Unitarian Baptist
Congregation in which the faith remain the same just the government named changed for Connexional polity
F] A single pastor/minister or evengelist can be a member
- Must have credentials and experiences
- Must have a clean justice record
- Must work for a local director
- Follow all direction from our Canon Law, Bylaws and Traditions
- Be train as an Eric Michel Ministries Pastor
|Church Membership according
to our agreement
EMMI does not have its own foreign mission program but rather the EMMI in Canada does offer an
associate program to all churches around the world for Churches, Christian Non-for-profit
Organisations and Clergy Members.
EMMI churches can be of any Christian denomination to accomplish God's Mission. This fellowship of churches
shares a common constitution, governance style, statement of faith and vision and values that we have as
Canon Law or By Law.
It is ministries in which churches in partnership around the world can establish themselves by combining forces
and eliminating competitions. EMMI Canada is assisting independent churches in other countries for partnership
or associations in their own country based on a goal to bring blessings to the Church and to bring Glory to God by
encouraging mutual caring and sharing of churches.
For the associate option we will have a legal relationship with these other associates, this mean that we work to
find funds if a need is presented in last resort, mainly all Church member are totally independent financially and
govern by their own Board of Elders.
EMMI in Asia, Africa and soon South America. We are at the very beginning of this new and very exciting
International Partnership. We are working to partnership with Us, helping to bring the Word of God to Christian
and Non-Christians alike. If you are interested in this International Opportunities, please contact us with a
proposal from your Board of Elders
We accept membership from organism which are distinctly Christian, but we find
that the faith of Unitarian Universalist, Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, to be
inconsistent with our fundamental beliefs about the divinity of Christ and His
purpose for the church.
Therefore, we do not encourage people holding these views to apply, unless they
convert with a letter of reference form an authorized Christian minister.
Associate or Affiliate which one we should choose?
N.B.: The word church in here designate a religious corporation
The terms associate is used to describe a church in partnership where EMMI doesn't have any vote of the
associate church administrative board. The associate church has a vote in EMMI administrative board as one
church = one vote at our annual meeting.
An associate Church is an alliance between two or more churches to reach a common goal (or goals), or share
a common interest and use the same resource to achieve it. We maintain a standard and protect the interests of
our members. In other words, it is an alliance referring to an agreement between two or more Churches, made to
merge efforts, advance common goals and secure common interests.
B] Associate on Facebook
But an associate can be a member (also) of an EMMI FOUNDATION who is financed by a donation or legacy to aid
research, education the arts etc., and provides funds for charities. In that case, the Church associate member
have equal power on the administrative board and REM (or delegate) have no veto right.
An affiliate is a partnership whose parent is EMMI. Consequently, EMMI has a minimum of 51% of the vote of that
church administrative board.
The affiliate church members have a maximum of 3 representatives in EMMI administrative board and as three
votes. NB: REM founder of the EMMI (or delegate) have a veto right on decisions of the administration board.
An affiliate church carries EMMI Logo and name and governs as a division of EMMI. Only an affiliate church
representative can be a member of the Council who is a body of people summoned, elected, appointed or
convened to serve in an advisory, consultative, administrative or legislative capacity.
Also as affiliate partnership, the requirement is much more than an associate partnership.
C] This is why:
- The cleric has become a cleric because he was ordained. This ordination has certain effects, both
sacramental and canonical. The sacramental effect configures the ordinand in a particular way with Christ by
the invocation of the Holy Spirit.
- During the liturgy of ordination, and prior to the moment of ordination itself, the bishop asks: “Do you
promise respect and obedience to me and to my successors?”
Through this promise and subsequent ordination, the newly-ordained deacon is sacramentally changed at the core
of his being and also becomes linked permanently in a relationship with his regional church.
This particular effect of ordination also has a canonical effect and is referred to as incardination. That will be even
if you are a congregation because you will be under a Bishop if we have a clergy representative or a lay minister in
charge under the name of Dean.
Church leader will become our Executive Director running the church on our behalf, we do not interfere with the
Board of Elders, they are independent but the faith is under our supervision to make sure you stay on the right path
of a Christian church. no matter if you are Evangelic, Baptist, Pentecostal, or any of the long list of the Christian
After the process of affiliation your staff clergy or lay minister and deacon will be co-ordained by us and we will
provide them with a license and a letter of good standing.
D] Partnership Fees
Associate Partnership: No program is establish for this category of partnership, we require no fees, if you become
Affiliate Partnership: Our program require financial assitance for membership.
A Church donation depend of it's membership
The church with an attendence of less than 100 members the donation fees are of 52.002$ (Canadian) per year
For oher attendance see diagram.
Plus each affiliate members due: Pastor, Ministers, Chaplains 60.00$
and each members 20.00$ per year. All amounts listed are in Canadian
Footsteps of Jeus Seminary and Eric Michel Haverstime Bible Academy
Each Minister or Pator including Lay Minister and Deacon must be train as an EMMI Minister
- Believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son
of the Living God; that He came in the flesh,
died for their sins, was buried, and rose
again on the third day according to the
- Be an ordained minister;
- Agree to maintain high ethical and moral
values in all their ministries, personally and
- Agree to respect each person's difference in
doctrine, style and personality as they follow
the leadings of the Holy Spirit;
- Agree to only speak in edifying ways in
regards to other ministers, ministries, and
the Body of Christ at large;
- Agree to treat all with whom they come into
contact as they would like to be treated.
- One God, the Father, of whom are all things,
and we in him;
- One Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things,
and we by him;
- The Holy Spirit as our Comforter and Guide;
- The Bible as the supreme written authority in
matters of faith and practice;
- Liberty of Conscience in matters of
interpretation and worship.
- The Six Principles of Hebrews 6:1-2
(Repentance, Faith, Baptisms, Laying on of
hands, Resurrection, and Judgment) as
Although other differences of beliefs, doctrine,
interpretation, and opinion may be held and
expressed by various members, these are to be
held and expressed in love and fellowship with
those who may differ.
Since members of the the EMMI are located in
various locations throughout the world, members
are subscribed to the Facebook Group Eric Michel
Ministries Worldwide Gospel
Using the EMMI Facebook Group is virtually, in
most instances, the only way Pastor Membership
can be effective in fellowship, sharing and
helping each other.
(Credit for text: True Grace Ministries http://tgulcm.tripod.com/)
(Rev. Dr. Ken Allen
Please note: We do not financially support organism or individual
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