FGEA OFFERS THREE LEVELS OF CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:
& Fellowship Church
There is a distinct application process for each level of Church Membership.
The FGEA Bylaws provide detailed information on each level of Church Membership corresponding to the spiritual and legal covering that FGEA provides.
But here's a summary...
A church may become a Member Church of FGEA by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of said church's active voting membership to:
- Adopt a Constitution and Bylaws approved by the FGEA Executive Board;
- Incorporate the FGEA Statement of Faith into said Constitution and Bylaws;
- Complete and submit to the FGEA Office the appropriate application forms provided by FGEA;
- Comply with all applicable portions of the Internal Revenue Service tax code governing churches.
Member Churches shall have the privilege of sending a representative(s) with voting privileges (based on average membership attendance) to the FGEA Annual Business Meeting and to any Special Meeting of the Association. The Church commits to support FGEA spiritually, physically and financially through a monthly financial gift.
A Cooperating Church has a similar, but shorter, application process:
- It’s Pastor must be a Member of FGEA;
- The church must submit a written request for Membership as a Cooperating Church;
- and the church commits to support FGEA with a quarterly gift.
Cooperating Churches shall have the privilege of sending one representative with one vote to the Annual Business Meeting and to any Special Meeting of the Association in all matters presented.
A Fellowship Church is one which has a spiritual, relational connection with FGEA, but does not qualify under the provisions of Member Church or Cooperating Church. While there is no legal covering provided by FGEA, the Church may request a fellowship certificate and express a desire for fellowship and encouragement.
Each level of Church Membership qualifies for different legal, financial and voting responsibilities outlined in the FGEA Bylaws.
To Join at any level of Church Membership...
please contact FGEA by email or phone for instructions.
Call us @ 918-749-FGEA (3432)
I'm not sure my Church would benefit from joining a ministry network like FGEA.
What are the benefits?
Why do we ask Members, Churches, and Ministries to support the organization financially?
There are many great benefits that individuals, churches, and ministries have available to them by becoming a part of FGEA. FGEA provides a spiritual covering that is vital to any spiritual endeavor. In FGEA you will find fellowship, encouragement, and accountability that will strengthen your ministry. Additionally, you will be welcomed at Conventions, retreats, mission opportunities, Youth Camps, training seminars, plus many other outreaches and ministries supported by FGEA.
The Biblical principle of the tithe always flows upward – from the people to the priesthood – to the high priest – to God. When you choose to submit to the authority of a ministry like FGEA, you are asking them to bless and cover you spiritually.
Clearly, the Lord’s work must be supported…and your support of FGEA is simply an indication of your heart toward what God is doing through FGEA. Your giving helps to support our sister organizations in several foreign nations, our missions giving, new FGEA churches, our Bible School Project, pastoral instruction and counseling, and much more!
We firmly believe that by banding together, we can do more than we can by ourselves!
I'm ready to join personally. How can I get more more info on being licensed or ordained into ministry with FGEA?
If you would like more information or are having problems with the links above, please e-mail the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to answer any of your questions!