ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND BENEFITS

Tissot depicts the miraculous catch of fish after Jesus’ resurrection. Christians are partners with our Father in His fishing business. Apostles and fivefold ministers work Jesus to equip His saints and build or repair His net (the many jurisdictions of churches networked through apostles and elders to form His One Holy Apostolic Church) to harvest nations.

 Section 1. Requirements:

1. Membership in the Communion of Apostolic Churches shall be limited to networks or jurisdictions of ministers and churches whose apostolic heads or overseers subscribe to and uphold the Resolutions and Constitution of the CAC and are active participants in good standing with the General, Regional, National or Municipal Councils, Synods, or Presbyteries.

2. Apostolic and prophetic networks or jurisdictions of ministers and churches desiring membership in the CAC must be sponsored for membership by a member of the General, Regional, National or Municipal Council and, after proper examination, confirmed by a two-thirds consensus of the council.

3. Pastors who desire membership must be sponsored by a member of the General, Regional, National or Municipal Councils. CAC ministers will gladly assist interested pastors find placement for oversight and support with one of the CAC networks or jurisdictions.


Section 2. Responsibilities:

1. CAC networks or jurisdictions of ministers and churches shall subscribe to and uphold the Resolutions and Constitution of the CAC.

2. CAC networks or jurisdictions of ministers and churches shall support the strategies, projects, ministries, and outreaches of the Communion with prayer, financial resources and other ministry resources.

3. CAC networks or jurisdictions of ministers and churches shall participate in the appropriate levels of geographic council and corporate gatherings as required.


Section 3. Blessings and Benefits:

1. CAC networks or jurisdictions of ministers and churches enjoy the protection or covering that comes from a plurality of spiritual government and council, and from membership or placement in larger jurisdiction or body of like-minded ministers and churches.

2. CAC networks or jurisdictions of ministers and churches enjoy the benefits derived from valid recognition and ordination, added spiritual support and practical encouragement, increased numerical strength and ministry resources, and enlarged influence and opportunities for friendship and fellowship with fellow ministers and churches.

3. CAC networks or jurisdictions of ministers and churches enjoy the benefits of a clearly defined apostolic, prophetic, and pastoral vision for the future, together with a global mission worthy of the investment of life and resources, enabling them to fulfill their callings and destinies.

4. CAC networks or jurisdictions of ministers and churches enjoy the benefits of participating in a variety of levels of geographic council with proven apostles and elders, as part of larger jurisdiction or communion, as well as, the rich opportunity to work together with seasoned ministers who are committed to helping them succeed in their callings.

5. CAC networks or jurisdictions of ministers and churches enjoy the benefits of synergistic growth, the multiplication of resources, and expanded opportunities of service for the Kingdom in a variety of arenas such as university and theological education, ministerial training, church planting and development, evangelism and missions, writing and publishing, curriculum development, radio and television programing and broadcasting, financial and legal services for churches, the development of global ministries and outreaches for men, women, and youth, and Kingdom and humanitarian initiatives to impact civil governments, the marketplace and to transform cities and nations.

6. Finally, CAC networks or jurisdictions of ministers and churches enjoy the challenge of being in the forefront of Kingdom efforts to push back darkness and on the cutting edge of the present move of God to restore Apostolic Christianity, reunite the Lord's body, and fulfill the Church's mission to the world.


Dore depicts Saul falling on his Sword. “Saul is dead!” Denominations still persist, but the Lord is restoring apostolic foundations and reforming His One Apostolic Church to possess cities and nations. The CAC is not a denomination, but part of a restoration and reformation movement whose aim is to unite the tribes of Israel (the Church) to make David (Jesus) King.