Membership

OVERVIEW

Membership is by invitation. Candidate churches seeking to join will have to be recommended and properly screened by the Governing Board. There is a 12 month probationary period applicable. During this period, relationships must be built between the applicant and his ministry, thus enabling the applicant to know the Rhema Family Church Organization and the way it operates.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP

Pastors, Churches and Ministries applying for membership of the RHEMA FAMILY CHURCHES must be church based. Ministers and/or ministries operating independently of a local church will not be considered.

Although the local Church operates autonomously it still remains accountable to the Governing Board of the RHEMA FAMILY CHURCH in matters of ministry, doctrine and government. The autonomy of the local church is protected in the ownership of its property and assets, as well as to the responsibility for its liabilities. However, in the following matters the local church commits itself to recognize that the Governing Board of the RHEMA FAMILY CHURCH has authority and that according to the constitution, the leadership and government of the local Church submit to the Governing Board of the RHEMA FAMILY CHURCHES.

In these matters the church is thus also enabled to appeal to the Governing Board.

Death of the Senior Pastor

Requirements of ministers/churches/ministries coming into Rhema Family Churches

Committed to and accountable to developing sincere relationships with Governing Board Member to whom they relate.