Church affiliation

Church Affiliation

 

Learn the process of joining and affiliating with Converge MidAtlantic. 

 

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Our desire is that every church reaches its God-given potential to effectively represent Christ in its community. We truly believe we are better together. If this sounds exciting to you, then we invite you to become part of the Converge MidAtlantic family. Here are the steps to affiliating with Converge MidAtlantic:

1. Build the relationship

2. Apply for membership

Application: Complete the online application and attach the following documents for us to review:  

  • Church Statement of Faith
  • Constitution and by-laws
  • Summary of the church’s history

Group Interview: Converge MidAtlantic pastors from the regional LEAD team would like an opportunity to meet with the pastor and key leaders of your church. During the interview they will discuss what it means to be a member of Converge MidAtlantic and answer any remaining questions that you have. The pastors at the meeting will make a formal recommendation to the Board of Converge MidAtlantic that your church be welcomed as new members.

3. Commit to partnership

Commitment from your church:

  • Your church will need to hold a vote according to its by-laws, whether as a congregation or leadership board, in order to join Converge MidAtlantic. 
  • After the vote, your church must submit a letter to Converge MidAtlantic on official letterhead stating that the church has approved by vote its intention to join in membership. 

Commitment from Converge MidAtlantic:

  • The Board of Overseers will vote on the recommendation from the LEAD team to welcome your church as a new member and partner in ministry.
  • The pastors of the LEAD team will sign a certificate of membership and present it to your pastor at the next regular LEAD team meeting.
  • When your church is welcomed as a new member of Converge MidAtlantic it also becomes a member of the national Converge movement.

Get started

If you’re ready to get started with the affiliation process, visit converge.org/midatlantic/affiliation to start the application process.

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If you have questions, contact Brian Weber by email or call 330.757.7970.

Converge midatlantic listened to our church leaders share issues at hand, and they offered insights and recommendations for how we could move foreward as a body of christ. it helped us discover a new mission and vision for our church.

Jared Heaton, Lead pastor, Lakewood Baptist Church, NY