Becoming a member of MFI is a process. If MFI is really going to be all that it purposes to be, membership must involve more than merely signing up.
On the spiritual side, becoming a member of MFI starts with the leading of the Holy Spirit in the heart of the minister to do so. It is important for the sake of covenant relationship that every member of the Fellowship feels that the Head of the Church has grafted him or her into the Fellowship. In addition, there must be a natural process, much like a courtship, to determine if the minister is compatible with the vision and direction of the Fellowship. The process of membership begins in the heart of the minister applicant himself.
WHO CAN JOIN MFI?
MFI is for pastors and church leaders who feel a need for connection to other like-minded leaders. MFI also encourages ministers who already have connection and covering through other like organizations to be a part of MFI as well.
Because of a high regard for the importance and autonomy of the local church, the lead pastor is the door through which their church leaders may come into the Fellowship. All prospective members must be under the authority and covering of a local church eldership and must be approved to join membership by their lead pastor.
If MFI sounds like something that you would like to be part of, ask yourself these questions:
Do I feel that I could support and exemplify the doctrinal emphasis of MFI?
Do I feel a need to relate to like-minded pastors who are seeking to build a glorious church in these days?
Do I want to relate in fellowship with and have mutual accountability to other leaders with strong convictions?
Do I want to join efforts with complementary ministers to see God accomplish His purpose to extend His kingdom into the entire world?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then you are definitely a candidate for membership in MFI!
On the practical side, there are a few steps involved to becoming a member:
Submit An Application: An official application must be completed and returned to the MFI office.
An Interview: Applicants must make themselves available for an informal interview with a member of the Apostolic Leadership Team and one other member of MFI. This can be done over the phone or via video call.
Final Approval: The Apostolic Leadership Team makes the final approval of all applicants who have completed the membership process. New members receive an official letter of acceptance and a certificate. In addition, they are received into formal membership at an annual conference.
Download and complete the application form found here.