Our Rules Concerning Donation:
CL010.1.1 MEMBERS In General. The corporation shall have two classes of members: Class "A," a full member with the right to vote, and Class "B," a follower with no right to vote.
Individual members shall be natural persons. Individual members shall become members upon paying the annual dues in the amount set from time to time by the Board of Elders.
Individual members shall have the right to vote for a representative at the Elders Advisers and Accountability Board, Symposium and General Assembly. The Board of Elders sets the annual membership dues, usually in September. The fiscal year is the calendar from January through December. Dues shall be kept current to participate in the association programs and benefits. Dues are payable by September of each year. (21.00$CAD)
CL10.1.2 To qualify for membership in EMMI as clergy, the applicant must:
CL10.7 Why pay dues to the congregation?
Part of the funds donated does indeed go to help those who are going through hard times. Spiritual leaders have living expenses, and fellowships have operating expenses. Your donation goes towards meeting those expenses. Paying Membership Due is part of your financial commitment to the survivance of the Eric Michel Ministries International, and members are a vital part of the congregation.
CL020.29.2.5 As for all ministries, no fees are to be charged other than donations as your contribution
No money goes to the ministers or clergy members as our job is voluntary. Compensation may be given as a donation to the ministers who perform the spiritual service given, but not from our lay members. Just to remind you, a donation is not mandatory, and the rule applies to all excerpted weddings where a certain amount
has to be given to our associate partner example Government License Fee.
CL025.1.3.1.3 No clergy member shall be entitled to receive any form of a stipend or compensation whatsoever from the EMMI in recompense for their membership or service within the ministries, and nor will the EMMI be responsible for the expenses of the clergy. All clergy are to be fully self-supporting and offer their service voluntarily without expecting a financial reward. They shall be responsible for their tax affairs, and any activities, such as community, wedding or funeral ministry, for which they may receive donations, are considered by the EMMI to be self-employed.
CL025.1.3.1.7 Clergy may also solicit a donation to perform the following services: funerals; blessings; healing ministry; baptisms/naming ceremonies and weddings etc. They shall reduce their suggested donation in the event of proven financial need. However, they will only be obliged to perform a service with their expenses, such as travel and materials, having been covered. For the funerals of babies and young children, clergy will seek to cover expenses only. All are based on the contribution web page at Eric Michel Ministries International. Members of Class A are entitled to no fees or reduced fees.
CL025.1.3.1.10 Clergy may discuss donations to specific works of the EMMI outside of the immediate concerns of their community when potential donors wish to initiate such a discussion. A report of this discussion must be sent to the clergyperson's Bishop, who will determine whether the donation should be accepted and what conditions, if any, should attach to its acceptance.
Tithe means “tenth.” In the Old Testament, the tithe referred to God’s people giving the first 10 percent of their gross income (also called “first fruits”) to God to fund the Levite priests’ ministry (Num. 18:21–29; 27:30). In addition to that, there were other tithes and offerings required of God’s people, including 10 percent paid for festivals to build community and for celebration (Deut. 12:10–11, 17–18; 14:22–27), 3 percent given to help the poor (Deut. 14:28–29), crop gleanings collected for the poor and aliens (Lev. 19:9–10), and other occasional additional tithes above and beyond regular giving (Neh. 10:32–33). All total, the “mandatory” Old Testament tithe resulted in over 25 percent of a family’s gross income going to God and ministry.
At EMMI, the requirement as of 2020 is 21.00$ CDN and a voluntary donation when possible, plus a contribution for events, also the purchase of our partner's merchandise.
Members must make every effort to avoid accepting donations or gifts that would knowingly burden the donor or their family. Furthermore, members will not accept donations or gifts that would place the donor's welfare or their family's welfare in jeopardy in any way.
EMMI Membership comes with a donation of $ 21.00$ for lay members and $ 65.00$ for clergy-person per year.
NB: Volunteers need to pay the 21.00$ donation membership as well.