The Interdenominational Assembly of Churches Ministry is a very long name
So we use the initials IAoC, but among us it is more suitable to call it simply
The fellowship is an association of churches and para-churches worldwide
since 2017, we have members in:
Africa , America and Asia
|Eric Michel Ministries International|
Les Ministères Eric Michel International
78 George St Suite 204, Ottawa, Ontario. Canada K1N 5W1
Phone Number +1.613.777.4650
The Symposium of the Methodist, Baptist and Pentecostal
working as a interdenominational Christian Fellowship
Our Polity: Episcopal and Congressional Polity
Industry Canada Non-Profit: 895170-5
Revenue Canada Taxation: 803239177RC300
Enterprise Quebec Non-Profit 1170642343
We invite you to explore our websites completely to learn more about EMMI Network and determine if it’s right for you and/or your church/Congregation.
We are a Christian organization, affirming the following four core principles:
1. Christ is the sole Head of the Church
2. Christians are united, not by creed, but by a common standard of behaviour after the example of Christ
3. Authority of conscience is matters of faith and it is our sacred right
4. Christians of whatever tradition and sharing a common baptism, can and should unite on this basis
5. The work of the Fellowship is overseen regarding faith by an House of Bishops and temporal by democratically-elected committee of members on Board of Elders currently drawn primarily from Christian congregations.
We meet every Friday evening for sharing faith and friendship. Our gatherings are open to members and non-members alike Newcomers are always warmly welcomed.
Affiliation & Association with Eric Michel Ministries International is stipulated under our Constitution for a non-profit organization provides that an entity may join and become
affiliated with Eric Michel Ministries International an Interdenominational Christian
A Chaplaincy, grouping other Chaplaincy or Churches while remaining autonomous in regards to government, polity, operation, and discipline”
Who can be associate members
Any Churches, congregations or corporations who are Christian.
Any other Christian in respect of others in their believes and rituals
EMMI chaplaincy are autonomous, interdependent, congregational in nature, and they ultimately strive to be as similar to the early church as possible, modeling their lives
after their one true example from Christ.
EMMI believes that it is in the local congregations where people come, find fellowship, and know God. Affiliated churches subscribe to the position statement, doctrinal statement and the code of ethics.
Associate or Affiliate which one we should choose?
N.B.: The word church in here designate a religious corporation
The terms associate is used to describe a church partnership where EMMI doesn’t have any vote of the associate church administrative board. The associate church have a vote in EMMI administrative board as one church = one vote.
An associate Church is an alliance between two or more churches to reach a common goal (or goals),or share a common interest and use the same resource to achieve it. We maintain a standard and protect the interests of our members. In other words, it is an alliance referring to an agreement between two or more Churches, made in order to merge efforts, advance common goals and secure common interests.
But an associate can be a member (also) of an EMMI FOUNDATION who is financed by a donation or legacy to aid research, education the arts etc., and provides funds for charities.
In that case the Church associate member have equal power at the administrative board and REM (or delegate) have no veto right.
An affiliate, is a partnership whose parent is EMMI. Consequently, EMMI have a minimum of 51% of the vote of that church administrative board. The affiliate church members have a maximum of 3 representatives in EMMI administrative board and as three votes.
NB: REM founder of the EMMI (or delegate) have a veto right on decisions of the administration board.
An affiliate Church carry EMMI logo and name and govern as a division of EMMI. Only an affiliate Church representative can be member of the Council who is a body of people summoned, elected, appointed or convened to serve in an advisory, consultative, administrative or legislative capacity.
Formed out of the Indian Pentecostal Church and the African United Methodist in Malawi, who requested in 2017 to work with us. The “Eric Michel Ministries International Interdenominational Assembly of Churches was born upon the teaching of Christ.
We are an association of members churches and para-churches serving members over 85 head churches across the world. Through our local churches and our online ministries we provide a Seminary, a Bible Academy, a missions outreach program and resources like counselling and support committee for Ecclesiastical rules and order via our Canon Law and Ecclesiastical College (House of Bishop) and many more.
The IAoC Fellowship is divided into five regions, Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania overseen by a “District Superintendent Bishop”, whom provide the management and spiritual support to the churches that he/she is responsible.
Canada is the central Headquarter in-which the Archbishop Eric M. Gagnon (Minister & Founder of Eric Michel Ministries International Chaplaincies”) is the international Elected Prelate and executive director of the Board of the EMMI.
Members vote every year upon resolutions and other business of EMMI IAoC Fellowship.
All Ministers serve on the membership annual assembly named the Symposium.
Members’ Services Currently, IAoC provides services upon the following area:
- Counselling services
- Educational services, the Seminary Footsteps of Jesus & Bible Academy limited to those seeking to enter the ministry, and Harvestime Bible Academy for any person who likes to know better Christ
- Members community chest fund by donation and online store
- Prayers services
- Chaplaincy Services
- And much more to come.
- R. D. Congo
- United Kingdom
- South Africa