BECOMING A PART OF THE AREA ASSOCIATION AND THE CONVENTION
The local church is independent and autonomous, yet it is universal in scope, cooperative and interdependent in obligation and relationship. When a church is duly constituted and organized, an application should be made to the area Association for membership.
When the Association is satisfied with the church as constituted, a membership will be issued to the new church. Upon the issuance of the membership into an Association a request is sent to the