Associate Membership is an introductory affiliation intended to encourage Christian fellowship and to promote joint outreach efforts. The pastor of this church is required to hold license or ordination with RPI. Associate membership churches are Spirit-filled assemblies that teach holy living, demonstrate good stewardship, and promote Pentecostal worship. Associate membership churches may be represented in business meetings by the pastor or a substitute delegate, and are granted voting privileges. Church delegates must be filled with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues and be living a consistent, holy life. Church delegates are subject to the approval of the general board of RPI and must be on record with RPI at least two weeks prior to any RPI meetings in which they vote.
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