FCM VISION STATEMENT
FCM will be the organizing center and resource for local faith communities which are birthed, attended, and/or facilitated by FCM members.
- From The FCM Strategic Plan


FCM Group Membership

The Federation of Christian Ministries offers individual membership and group membership. Group membership includes faith communities, churches, and service groups. To apply for group membership, the group must have at least one active FCM member who will be the liaison with FCM.

BENEFITS OF FCM GROUP MEMBERSHIP

  1. Retain the independence of your existing local faith community or group.
  2. Retain all your members, practices, ministries, and plans.
  3. Become part of a growing national ministerial faith community.
  4. Gain the opportunity to network and share with many other local faith communities.
  5. List your organization on the FCM website as a Group Member (optional).
  6. Be listed in the FCM National Directory under Group Members (optional).
  7. Receive a copy of the FCM Newsletter for news of individuals and group members.
  8. Utilize the FCM National Registry for baptisms, weddings, and funerals (for commissioned ministers).
  9. Choose to be listed as a church when FCM becomes a convention of churches.
  10. Nominate and vote for your regional FCM Vice President for representation on the Circle of Directors.
  11. Attend and participate in FCMs annual National Assembly.
  12. Be part of a larger grass roots ministerial movement across the U.S.
  13. Enable group members to apply as individual member(s) of FCM (optional):
    a. Eligible to be commissioned to function as a minister to meet civil requirements (e.g., to officiate at weddings)
    b. If commissioned, eligible to be endorsed for chaplaincy, pastoral counseling, and/or clinical education.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR GROUP MEMBERSHIP

  1. The lead person of the faith community or group submits an Application to the regional FCM Vice President requesting group membership, describing the group, and their desire for FCM membership.
    A check for membership dues made out to FCM is included:
    ¢ $50 if the group has 50 or fewer members which includes 1 vote in FCM elections.
    ¢ $95 if the group has 51-100 members which includes 2 votes in FCM elections.
    ¢ $135 if the group has more than 100 members which includes 3 votes in FCM elections.
  2. After acceptance, the group receives a letter and an FCM certificate confirming their group membership in FCM.
  3. FCM recommends that the FCM certificate be presented to the group at a local ceremony, if possible.

Please apply for FCM Group membership by one of the following 2 ways:

1. Send Application Form By Mail: Download PDF

2. Fill Out The Application Form Below.

Name Of Faith Commuity Or Group:
Name Of Contact:
Street Of Contact: City Of Contact:
State Of Contact: Zip Code Of Contact:
Home Phone: Work Phone:
Email: Cell Phone:
Name of FCM member in Group (if different from Contact Person):
We want to get better acquainted with you as our new group member so that FCM can serve your needs and call upon your talents to help others. So we ask you to share the following information with us.
When did your faith community or group form?
Did your group form for a specific purpose? If so, what was the purpose?
How many members are in your community or group now?
How often do you meet? In what venues?
When you meet, do you have a worship service? What kind of service?
Does your community or group have a leader? What does your leader do?
Does your community or group engage in a ministry? If so, what kind of ministry?
Is your group recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization? (not required for Membership)
Is your group recognized as a church? (not required for Membership)
What led you to join FCM as a group member?
What does your group wish to receive from membership in FCM?
What does your group hope to contribute to FCM?

Please submit your Group Membership Application with a check for dues for the balance of this calendar
year according to the following schedule:

$50 if the group has 50 or fewer members. This includes 1 vote in FCM elections.
$95 if the group has 51-100 members. This level includes 2 votes in FCM elections.
$135 if the group has more than 100 members. This level includes 3 votes in FCM elections.

Group membership is renewable for each calendar year (January 1 December 31) during the renewal period from October December by completing an annual report and paying annual dues according to the schedule above.

If your group has brochures, a Mission statement, or other materials which would help FCM understand you better, please enclose copies with your application.

Date:
Name Of Contact Person:
Name Of FCM Member Acting As The Liason With FCM:

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You must pay a $50 application fee in order to complete the application process. After you submit this form, you can visit our Online Payments page, where you can make your payment.

 

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