About Membership

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.”

Psalms 133:1

“Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing:

for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.”

Isaiah 52:8

1) Membership – Affiliate. A special class of membership identified as affiliate membership may be created at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Affiliate membership is a non-voting classification comprised of churches, ministries, ministers and five-fold gifts.

2) Membership – Covenant. The initial membership of ICCM shall be comprised of churches, ministries, and ministers represented on the original Board of Directors and those churches, ministries, and ministers subsequently accepted for membership in accordance with the provisions of this Bylaws. Expansion of the membership shall be at the discretion of the Board of Directors, and no new member shall be admitted unless approved by two-thirds (2/3) plus one of the existing Board of Directors. Regular membership shall have a right to vote. There are three (3) types of covenant groups:

a) Spiritual: This affiliation denotes spiritual covering whereby ICCM becomes the overseer to the ministry to provide spiritual guidance and direction, serve as the advisory presbytery for pastoral restoration, and provide wisdom and counsel in the direction of the ministry. The ministry is encouraged to tithe to ICCM to the best of the ministry’s ability (Acts 15, 11 Timothy 3:16-17).

b) Legal: This affiliation denotes a ministry that comes under the 501(c) (3) covering of ICCM which allows donations to the ministry to be tax deductible. The ministry will have certain requirements concerning financial expenditures and record reporting to ICCM, as well as a monthly fee for such services.

c) Ordained: This affiliation is for individuals who have met the requirements of ICCM to be licensed or ordained. (Ephesians 4: 11) A renewal fee and application is required yearly; as long as the individual is under an ICCM license or ordination, he or she shall support ICCM financially to the best of his or her ability (Matthew 6:21).

3) New Membership. Any church, ministry or ministries may apply for affiliate membership with ICCM Every such application shall be made on forms approved by the Directors. All materials submitted with the application by the applying church, ministry or minister shall become the property of ICCM and shall not be subject to return except at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

4) Application for Membership. The Board of Directors or such committees(s), person(s), or agent(s) it shall, by resolution, appoint after such investigation as may be desirable, may either reject or grant any such application for membership, provided that, in no event, may the authority for acceptance or rejection of applicants for regular membership be delegated. A certificate of regular or affiliate membership in the ICCM may be issued upon acceptance. The Certificate of affiliate membership shall be renewable annually.

5) Acceptance. The Directors or such committee(s), person(s) or agent(s) as they shall, by resolution, appoint are fully empowered after such investigation, as they may deem advisable, to deny the membership of any applicant for any cause which they may, at their complete discretion, deem sufficient.