Fellowship of World Christians

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1. PLEASE READ THE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.

We recognise that FOWC is made up of believers in Christ Jesus and the only requirement necessary to be accepted into fellowship with the Father and the Son is a born again experience. While we know that His Grace is sufficient for us in ministry and none of us are desiring any further yoke of law-living to be put upon us. We would like to see however that our fellowship in FOWC would include a loving acceptance of each other in the bond of peace. Below are some guidelines which cover the general requirements for FOWC members:

To recognise that every Christian is a unique container of God to be used by the Lord as He chooses to express Himself through them.
To conduct ones daily affairs, finances and business relations with honest Christian integrity.
To hold a good report within the community. 
To maintain a teachable spirit towards the other leaders in the Body of Christ.
To speak in a respectful and edifying manner where other members of the Body of Christ are concerned.
To refrain from sowing seeds of discord among the body by gossip, rumors and opinionated criticism.
To abstain from the consumption of illegal drugs.
To pursue a Christian relationship with other members of FOWC.
To respect the rights of others and allow them to be different, as long as their actions comply with the written Word of God.
To support and give your loyalty to any pastor who you are serving who is following Jesus.
To deal justly with the love commands of Scripture concerning all areas of fellowship, relationships, unity and brotherly love.
To follow the procedure as commanded in the Scriptures when faced with a brother or sister who is in violation of these love commands.


2. CHOOSE THE CREDENTIALS FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING

FOWC offers Personal Credentials for:
A. Those who are applying for ministerial licensing credentials or who are already licensed and are applying for affiliation as a Licensed Minister.
B. Those who are already ordained and are applying for affiliation as an Ordained Minister.*
*We feel that the process of ordination is best left to the local church or to those who are better acquainted with the individual minister. To be recognised as an ordained minister, you must have been ordained by the laying on of hands by the leadership of your local church. However, FOWC can, under certain circumstances, assist in the ordination process.
FOWC offers Ministry/Church Credentials for:
C. Those who are the ordained senior minister of the church/para-church ministry they are putting forward for Ministry/Church affiliation.**
**Applicants who put forward their ministry/church also receive Personal Credentials and should already be ordained. If you are not ordained, you can be licensed though FOWC and after one year, subject to requirements and review, ordination is available, at which time your church can receive affiliation as well.

3. REVIEW THE BENEFITS OF THE CREDENTIALS FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING
Upon your successful application you will gain recognition from FOWC as part of a world-wide group of ministers who are preaching the message of 'Christ in you the hope of Glory' which the apostle Paul called the "mystery gospel". Your ministry will be accommodated in a vehicle, without the strings of legalism attached, whether you have a denominational or non-denominational background. You will be able to gain fellowship online at FOWC.net with other ministers without bonds or impositions put upon you. Membership does not mean that FOWC provides financial support. The following specific benefits apply to the credentials' colour code below:
     
BENEFITS
A
B
C
Licensed Minister's/Ordained Minister's card (stating annual FOWC membership). 
A
B
C
A Personal Certificate of Recognition.
    C A Certificate recognising your ministry/church affiliation with FOWC.
A
B
C A Ministerial Profile including your photo online at FOWC.net.
A
B
C Discounts available online and access to Ministerial Resources in the FOWC.net Members Area.
A B C A 5.5 MB email account (your name@fowc.net).
  B C Personal Website hosted by bonweb.biz (Plan 1) (One- off charge of £15.00 set-up fee)
A     Authorisation to perform all ministerial functions, although stipulations may apply in certain states and countries where the solemnization of marriages and funerals are concerned.
    C The opportunity for their ministry or church staff members to receive 50% off their FOWC joining fees, during the minister's unexpired membership period.
    C Authorisation to use the FOWC logo on stationery, signs and other communication.
    C Assistance incorporating their ministry/church and acquiring all necessary U.S. tax exemptions.
(MINISTRY/CHURCH AFFILIATIONS)
Ministries and Churches affiliate with FOWC for many of the same reasons as an individual would. An affiliation with FOWC opens doors for interaction, fellowship and networking. Additionally the umbrella provides, if necessary, an important benefit of a legal covering for the church or ministry. Strength through identification with the larger body of churches and ministries, is an often underestimated benefit of membership.

4. ENSURE YOU MEET THE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION
A. Those who are applying for ministerial licensing credentials or who are already licensed and are applying for affiliation as a Licensed Minister.
This ministerial recognition includes those who are somewhat seasoned in the ministry, but need further experience to be fully established. It is also used by those individuals that have been working in their chosen vocation, but have never been ordained by the "laying on of hands". A person holding a General License must have the capability of performing ministerial functions, but is not required to perform them on a regular or ongoing basis.
B. Those who are already ordained and are applying for affiliation as an Ordained Minister.*
This ministerial recognition is given to those persons who have an "established" or "proven" ministry, and have been officially ordained into the ministry by their peers.  
C. Those who are the ordained senior minister of the church/para-church ministry they are putting forward for Ministry/Church affiliation.**
The word "ministry" is used in reference to an evangelistic outreach (including but not limited to teaching, music, and other para-church ministries) organized for promoting the Gospel of Christ and for humanitarian efforts.
The word "ministry" is used in reference to an evangelistic outreach (including but not limited to teaching, music, and other para-church ministries) organized for promoting the Gospel of Christ and for humanitarian efforts.
     
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
     
To be established in a local church body.
     
To be recommended by a pastor or associate pastor (or equivalent) and to provide one other reference which may be a peer (but not a family member).
A
   
To provide one recommendation for affiliation (and if applicable, for licensing) from your pastor or another pastor/senior minister of an established congregation/ministry.
A
   
To provide one recommendation for affiliation (and if applicable, for licensing) from one of your peers in the Christian ministry.
 
B
 
To provide two ministerial references which cannot be family members.
   
C
To provide one ministerial reference which cannot be a family member and cannot be from your own ministry/church.
   
C
To be ordained and the senior minister of the ministry/church you are putting forward.
A
B
C
To demonstrate a level of biblical and theological proficiency.
 
B
C
Provide documentation in the way of a Certificate of Ordination issued by an entity that is authorized to ordain, or by a letter of confirmation signed by the officiating minister giving the date and location of the ordination ceremony.
 
B
 
Be capable of performing all ministerial services.
A
B
C
To meet all other criteria as determined by the Membership Committee.
A
B
C
Upon the successful completion of application, to agree to update your personal details with us including your email address.
A
B
C
To have funds available to pay the membership fee through one of the payment methods (see below).


5. PLEASE REVIEW FEES AND PAYMENT METHODS

Any monies will be refunded in full if your application is unsuccessful. The annual membership fee for your location and the credentials for which you are applying along with payment options are listed below
Min/Church
over 150*
Min/Church
up to 150*
Min/Church
Church up to 50*
Ordained
Minister
Licensed
Minister
$290 USD
£295 GBP
$257 USD
£195 GBP
$198 USD
£150 GBP
$165 USD
£125 GBP
$125 USD
£95 GBP
*denotes number in church congregation
PAYMENT
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6. FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM THAT APPLIES TO YOU.
You will need the name, address, phone number and email address of your reference(s). You should only fill out one form (senior ordained ministers putting forward their ministry/church will also receive personal credentials).


 
 
 
 
 
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