Polity: Episcopal & Connexionalism for the IAoC
Associations: Interdenominational Assembly of Churches
Ministries: Fellowship, Chaplaincy, Seminary, Association of Churches
Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario. Canada (Ended November 2021)
Regions: Christian World
Founder Most Rev. Dr. Eric M. Gagnon
Official website www.thirdorderfranciscans.org
Board of Elders
President House of Bishops
Members without vote right
Very Small Corporation Membership 0 to 150 followers 250.00$
Small Corporation Membership 151 to 500 Followers 500.00$
Medium Corporation Membership 501 to 1000 Followers 1000.00$
Large Corporation Membership 1001 to 2000 Followers 2000.00$
Mega Corporation Membership 2001 and more Followers 4000.00
Associate Membership for all associate church and parachurch corporations 65.00$
Parachurch organizations are Christian faith-based organizations that work outside and across denominations to engage in social welfare and evangelism. Parachurch organizations seek to come alongside the Church and specialize in things that individual churches may not be able to specialize in by themselves. They often cross-denominational, national, and international boundaries providing specialized services and training.
These bodies can be businesses, non-profit corporations, or private associations. Most parachurch organizations, at least those normally called parachurch, are Protestant or
Evangelical. Some of these organizations cater to a defined spectrum among evangelical beliefs, but most are self-consciously interdenominational and many are ecumenical.
In Protestant and Catholic, theology parachurch organizations are termed sodality, as distinct from modality, which is the structure and organization of the local or universal Church.
Historic Membership Fees Before 2017
under 100= 52.00$ CAD
101-250= 185.00$ CAD
251-500= 245.00$ CAD
501- 1000= 345.00$ CAD
1001- 3000=420.00$ CAD
over 3000= 570.00$ CAD
The IAoC is an Association representing churches, congregations, ministries, and other Christian organizations worldwide. Our Staff serves as a support to member
churches, pastors and associates and affiliates.
When you choose to become an IAoC Partner, you join a worldwide movement of Local Churches, Ministers and Lay Leaders. IAoC's central role within the association
is to equip Local Churches to reach their communities for Christ. As an IAoC Partner, you will not only gain the following benefits but also feel good about an international
association of like-minded fellowship members. They are focused on Christ-centered, gospel-ministry. There are three partnership levels, Associate Partner and Affiliate
Partner and individual.
Membership is a community of churches sharing a vision of supporting churches biblically, and globally, representing members from diverse churches, denominations,
regions, cultures and ethnicities who want to learn from each other and see the Church thrive worldwide.
We are a self-funded Christian not-for-profit organization.
Like all online gifts, transactions are subject to transaction processing fees from banks, credit card companies and supporting brokerage firms. To ensure our fee structure is as simple, our prices include processing costs.
Membership by any church is entirely voluntary in Class "A" all members without donations are followers of class "B". Each congregation makes this decision based
on its acceptance of the IAoC constitution and its willingness to enter into the covenant with the Symposium General Assembly and every other congregation affiliated
with the Symposium.
The formal application begins with your corporation formally adopting a resolution to seek Membership in the IAoC. After doing so, you may request an application to
the Membership at the IAoC and begin gathering your paperwork for submission including:
A copy of your Articles of Incorporation (Government Certificate)
A copy of your Constitution and Bylaws
Evidence that you are meeting and worshiping together regularly as a church or organization. (such as a worship bulletin, photos or videos)
List of Clergy member names and emails functions or role
List of Board of Elders names and emails function or role
Indication for Affiliate Partnership or Associate Partnership
A dated copy of the resolution seeking Membership
Your application will be sent to the Membership Team of the Symposium Permanent Synod for their recommendation. After reviewing your information, they will either
request more information from you or present your application to the Permanent Synod with a proposal for approval. If approved, your corporation is granted
Membership with access to all IAoC resources after your donation is paid. Until the Delegates log in to the G Suite, they will be authorized to vote at the
next Synod Meeting and Symposium.
Send your requested information at iao
Clergyperson Membership 65.00$
Membership Class A in the IAoC (Individual Membership for Clergy) shall be acquired as provided in the Constitution and Canons of the EMMI. Of the members of the
association, only those shall be entitled to vote at any meeting who shall be adult communicants (Canada 18 year old) and who for at least six months prior to that meeting
shall have been faithful attendants at the services of the association, unless for good cause prevented, faithful contributors to its support, and faithful in working, praying
and giving for the spread of the kingdom of God; these facts to be determined in each case by the Board in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and Canons of
Membership fees for an individual Clergyperson per year.
Historic Membership Fees
2014 to 2019: 60.00$ CAD
2019 to now: 65:00$ CAD
Individual Membership 21.00$
Membership Class A in the IAoC (Individual Membership) shall be acquired as provided in the Constitution and Canons of the EMMI. Of the members of the association, only
those shall be entitled to vote at any meeting who shall be adult communicants (Canada 18 year old) and who for at least six months before that meeting shall have been faithful
attendants at the services of the association, unless for a good cause prevented, faithful contributors to its support, and faithful in working, praying and giving for the spread
of the kingdom of God; these facts are to be determined in each case by the Board in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and Canons of the EMMI.
Membership fees for an individual (Donation of 21.00 $ CAD) per year.
Historic Membership Fees
2014 to 2017: 10.00$ CAD
2017 to 2019: 20.00$ CAD
2019 to now: 21:00$ CAD
From 2014 to 2019 our donation request raised 11.00$ CAD in 5 years; who can say the same thing in our times of inflation?
We have three kinds of election international all at the Symposium level.
The Archbishop, from the House of Bishops, Rt. Rev. Eric Michel has been elected in 2011 for life or resignation, by only the House of Bishops is involved.
President of the House of Bishops nominated in 2014 the Rt. Rev. Marie Arnold was not permanent, usually, after two terms, the president becomes an Honorary Bishop.
The Symposium elects 12 directors, and at the 1st directors meeting, executive officers (4) are select
These are the documents that we need from all churches or Christian Organizations:
Church name, address, phone number etc.
Letter of incorporation (Church's corporate documents)
List of the Board of elders members with emails
List of Ministers, lay workers and other Staff (Employees) with emails
Please send your information stating partnership to:
Donation is for anyone who is Christian and likes to be part of our Churches Association.
Canon 20170421 Membership Fees (revised in 2019)
All members must pay the yearly dues for Membership
For each individual the donation fee is 21.00$/Year
For each clergy member, the donation fee is 65.00$/Year
For each Associate church or parachurch, the donation fee is 65.00$/Year
For each Affiliate church or any parachurch, the donation fee is 65.00$/Year plus the fee per attendance as shown under
Can we be exempt from the Membership due?
Yes but other conditions apply for more information please contact iaoc and only valid for countries considered to be poor
We, at the Interdenominational Assembly of Churches, invite you to join us in our association for mutual benefits in Christ's name.
The Interdenominational Assembly of Churches Ministry Association (IAoC) was created in 2017 in which we had our 1st Symposium in January 2018. Then we had only
four (4) church affiliate members and two associate members. In the last months of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, we have 18 church members or Christian
organizations represented by 83 Ecclesiastic persons from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Canada, Cameroon, Togo & Ghana, Brazil and Burundi.
Formed out of the Indian Pentecostal Church and the African United Methodist in Malawi requested in 2017 to work with us. The Interdenominational Assembly of
Churches were born upon the teaching of Christ. We are an association of members churches and para churches serving members over 25 head churches across
the world. Through our local churches and our online ministries, we provide a Seminary, a Bible Academy, a Missions Outreach program and resources like counselling
and support committee for Ecclesiastical rules and order via our Canon Law and Ecclesiastical College (House of Bishop) and many more.
The IAoC is divided into five regions: Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania overseen by a "District Superintendent Bishop," who provide the management and spiritual
support to the churches responsible.
Canada is the central headquarters of Archbishop Eric Michel Chaplain Minister & Founder, who is the international Elected Prelate and executive director
of the organization. Members vote every year upon resolutions and other business of IAoC. All Ministers serve on the annual membership assembly named the