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Categories of Membership

Categories of Membership

  1. Full Membership
    All full members shall be organised with a constitution, be in accord with the purpose, programme, and constitution of the Evangelical Association of the Caribbean, subscribe to the Association's Statement of Faith, and pay an annual membership fee as prescribed by the General Assembly from time to time.

    The categories of full membership shall be:
    1. Any island or national association of Evangelicals which represents a cross-section of the Evangelical community.
    2. Denominations which have churches in at least three (3) Caribbean territories and are administered by a regional body.
    3. Evangelical parachurch organisations which operate in at least three (3) territories and are administered by a regional body.
    4. Because of the special relationship with the Caribbean Evangelical Theological Association (CETA), especially because CETA gave birth to the Association, CETA shall be considered a full member of the Association and be entitled to one voting representative.

  2. Associate Memebership
    All associate members shall be in accord with the purpose, programme, and constitution of the Associatin and pay an annual membership fee as prescribed by the General Assembly from time to time. Such members shall have voice but no vote.

    The categories of associate membership shall be:
    1. Those regional denominational bodies which do not meet the requirements as set forth in clause 1 (b) of this bylaw
    2. Evangelical parachurch organisations which do not meet the requirements as set forth in clause 1 (c) of this bylaw.
    3. Any group which has no option to be represented through a national association of Evangelicals or through a Caribbean denominational/parachurch body, until they have representation through same.

Categories of Membership

Membership, both full and associate, shall be approved by two-thirds vote of all delegates present and voting at a duly convened General Assembly or, in the case of a mail vote, two-thirds of all votes received from member-bodies responding within sixty (60) days of the date of the notice.

Representation

Representation shall be:

  1. Island or national associations of Evangelicals - three (3) representatives.
  2. Regional denominational bodies - two (2) representatives.
  3. Regional parachurch bodies - one (1) representative.
  4. Associate members - one (1) representative.

Termination of Membership

Membership shall be terminated only on account of one or both of the following:

  1. Any member may withdraw from the Association tendering its resignation in writing to the secretary.
  2. The General Assembly by a two-thirds vote of members present and voting may declare withdrawn any member that ceases to fulfill the qualifications for membership provided that the member is given ample opportunity to show cause why membership should not be withdrawn. In the interim of the General Assembly the Executive Committee may suspend a member-body pending the action of the Assembly.

Membership Application Form

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