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예슈아 교회 연맹 (Y.C.A.)설립 취지

(예슈아는 예수님의 히브리어/아람어 발음대로 읽는 이름입니다.)

지금 이 시대는 주님의 재림을 구체적으로 준비할 때이다. 예슈아(예수님)께서 부활승천하신지 2000년이 지나 인류는 21세기에 살고 있다. 언제 주님께서 재림하실는지 우리는 알 수 없으나 항상 재림하실 주님을 기다리며, 휴거되는 영광에 참여하도록 성화생활, 경건생활에 더욱 힘써야 한다. 주님의 지상명제를 항상 실천하여 “때를 얻든지 못얻든지 말씀을 전파하라”(딤후 4:2)는 말씀에 순종하여 인종, 국가, 언어, 사상, 문화의 장벽을 넘어서 지구촌에 흩어진 주님의 교회가 힘을 합쳐 복음이 들어가지 못한 곳곳에 말씀을 전파하는 선교의 사명을 실천해야 한다.

교회의 본질인 보혈의 복음을 바르게 전하고 하나님께 바른 예배를 드리며 성도간에 사랑과 평화로 돌보고 치유하여 건강한 교회를 회복해야 한다. 교회의 분열이 더 이상 있어서는 안되며 예슈아(예수님)께로 돌아와 “저희를 진리로 거룩하게 하옵소서. 아버지의 말씀은 진리니이다” (요 17:17)처럼 진리운동을 전개해야 한다.

이에 우리는
사도행전에 나오는 복음주의 신앙과
16세기의 신앙개혁신앙과
17세기의 웨스트민스터 신앙고백 및 하이델베르크 요리문답과
18세기 제1차 대각성운동, 회개운동과
19세기 제2차 대각성운동과 10만 미국대학생 세계선교운동과
20세기 복음적인 성령운동을 계승하여
21세기에 종말적인 진리운동, 예슈아운동을 목적으로 예슈아교회연맹을 시작한다.

 
예슈아교회연맹 교리(Creed)

(1) 우리는 신구약 성경은 하나님의 거룩한 영감을 받아 기록된 말씀으로 원전과 원어에 오류가 없음을 믿는다.
We believe that the Old and New Testament constitute the divinely inspired word of God, inerrant in the original content.

(2) 우리는 삼위일체, 성부, 성자, 성령하나님, 영원히 삼위로 계신 한 분 하나님을 믿는다.
We believe in triune God, existing eternally in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

(3) 우리는 하나님의 아들 주 예수(예슈아) 그리스도께서 죄인을 구원하시고 하나님을 계시하시기 위해 하나님께서 쉬지 않고 인간이 되셨음을 믿습니다.
We believe that the Lord Jesus (Yeshua) Christ, the Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men.

(4) 우리는 성령께서 성부와 성자로부터 오셔서 죄에 대하여 의에 대하여 심판에 대하여 세상을 책망하시며, 예수(예슈아) 그리스도를 믿는 자들을 새롭게 하시며, 거룩케 하시고 위로하시며 인치심을 믿습니다.
We believe that the Holy Spirit came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; and to regenerate, sanctify, comfort and seal those who believe in Jesus (Yeshua) Christ.

(5) 우리는 인간은 전적으로 타락되어서 혼자 힘으로는 구원을 받을 수 없음을 믿습니다.
We believe that man is totally depraved in that of himself he is utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.

(6) 우리는 구원은 은혜로 인간에게 주어진 하나님의 선물이며, 주 예수 그리스도의 구속의 피가 죄를 사하기 위해 십자가에서 흘려주심을 개인적으로 믿음으로 받는 것임을 믿습니다.
We believe that salvation is the gift of God who brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose atoning blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of sins.

(7) 우리는 성도의 물세례를 믿습니다. 이를 행함으로 성도가 예수(예슈아) 그리스도의 죽으심과 부활하심과 하나가 되는 상징을 뜻합니다.
We believe in the water baptism of believers, symbolizing the believer’s union in the death and resurrection of Jesus(Yeshua) Christ.

(8) 우리는 주의 만찬 의식을 믿습니다. 모든 인류를 위한 우리 주님의 희생제사를 기념합니다.
We believe in the observance of the Lord’s Supper commemorating the sacrifice of our Savior for all mankind.

(9) 우리는 성도의 생활이 세상과 구별될 것을 믿습니다. 하나님과 사람 앞에 경건의 생활에 힘쓰며, 세상 속에서 생명을 주는 빛의 사명을 다해야 합니다.
We believe the life of the believer is to be separated from the world by consistent conduct before God and man, and is to be in the world as a life-giving light.

(10) 우리는 주 예수(예슈아) 그리스도의 개인적, 보이는, 육체의 재림을 믿습니다.
We believe in the personal and visible and bodily return of the Lord Jesus (Yeshua) Christ.

 
예슈아교회연맹 총회(Y.C.A.)의 입장

1. 국적, 인종, 언어, 성별, 연령, 지역, 대소, 문화의 차별이 없는 예배공동체를 연합하여 예슈아(예수님)만 유일한 구세주이심을 전파한다.

2. 우리는 진리운동을 전개하여 사이비이단의 사상을 배격하고 오직 진리의 표준인 성경에서 말씀을 탐구하고 전파하는데 주력을 다한다.

3. 우리는 선교에 주력하여 지구촌을 선교의 장으로 삼고 최선을 다해 말씀 전파에 힘쓴다. 물심양면으로 선교사들을 돕고 지원한다.

4. 우리는 한반도 영적 통일을 위해 기도하며, 한국이 세계복음 전파의 중심지가 되도록 기도하며, 해외 디아스포라 한인들이 지역 선교사가 되도록 훈련, 교육, 양육, 파송하는데 최선을 다한다.

5. 기독교 쉐마교육을 개발하여 기독교 가정의 신앙전수와 부부관계, 부모와 자녀의 관계가 성경적으로 회복되어 (신 6:4-9, 말 4:6, 엡 6:1-4) 아동, 청소년, 청년들을 제2의 요셉, 다니엘, 에스더처럼 키운다.

6. 회원은 이중적(dual membership, 타교단에 소속된 자도 믿음안에 연합되)을 인정하며 본교단과 뜻을 같이 하는 목회자, 선교사, 성도들이 예슈아안에서 하나임을 강조한다. 천국에서는 교파, 교회소속을 따지지 않는다.

 

예슈아교회연맹 태평양 노회 출범

2006년 10월 24일 (화) 오후 2시에 서부 남가주 로스엔젤레스 지역에 위치한 엘벧엘교회당(김성신목사시무)에서 개최된 제 1회 예슈아교회연맹(YCA) 태평양 노회가 발족되었다.

1부 예배에서 이종은목사의 집례로, 김성신목사의 기도, 백태현목사가 행 1:8의 본문으로

“복음이 세계로”란 제목으로 말씀을 전했다. 총회장 현베드로목사의 축사가 있은 후

회무처리에서 다음과 같은 임원이 선출되었다. 정영수목사의 축도로 회무를 마쳤다.

노회장: 이충남목사(산상보훈교회)
부노회장: 김성신목사 (엘벧엘교회)
총무: 최학란목사 (Word of Rise Mission Church)
회계: 한영수 목사 (산상보훈교회)
서기: 백보현목사 (오렌지카운티제일장로교회)

목사회원: 강정자, 고필균, 권오달, 김근오, 김병용, 김봉균, 김성신, 박병현, 백보현, 백태현
서병만, 신종은, 양금호, 이영자, 이종은, 이주항, 이충남, 정대업, 정영수, 정홍섭,지중근
최학란, 한동하, 한영수, 황재홍

장로명단: 김정호, 김진용, 양광호, 김찬기, 정희성, 한인규

 
예슈아교회연맹 대서양노회 발족

2006년 12월 4일(월) 뉴저지 감람산교회(윤사무엘 목사 시무)에서 회집된 대서양노회는
윤사무엘목사의 집례로 시작되어 이갈렙목사의 기도, 현베드로목사의 설교 (딤후 4:1-2, “말씀을 가지고
땅끝까지”), 이길부목사의 축도로 1부 예배를 마치다.

2부 15명의 회원으로 회무가 시작되어 임원선출 및 장남용목사의 선교사 파송식을 거행하였다.

선출된 임원은

노회장: 윤사무엘 목사 (감람산교회)
부노회장: 엄달호 목사 (예슈아선교교회)
서 기: 임경수 목사 (플러싱한인교회)
회 계: 남기율 목사 (Teen Challenge Mission Center)

나머지 임원은 회장단에 일임하기로 하고, 장남용목사의 선교보고(아시아)가 있었다. 이길부 목사(아틀란타장로교회)의 “감사생활을 바로하자” (요 6:5-11)의 권면의 말씀이 있었다. 현재 회원은 19명이며 계속 영입하기로 하다.

 
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예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회:설립총회장————————— : 현베드로목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 증경총회장————————— : 이종은목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 증경총회장————————— : 표성준목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 증경총회장————————— : 유덕필목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 증경총회장—————————-: 최학량목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 총회장——————————- : 이종은목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 부총회장—————————– : 김철수목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 부총회장—————————– : 백라헬목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 부총회장—————————– : 김규년목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 총무———————————-: 심진구목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 부총무——————————- : 권형덕목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 서기——————————— : 진태용목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 부서기——————————- : 남궁장목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 회계——————————— : 문원근장로
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 부회계——————————- : 김진숙목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 고시위원장—————————-: 천경수목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 고시부위원장————————–: 이신우목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 해외고시위원장———————– : Thomas목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 미국 총회장—————————: 이종은목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 미국 부총회장————————-: 이소일목사

: 대서양 노회장————————-: 천경수목사
: 뉴욕 노회장—————————: 이정웅목사
: 뉴저지 노회장————————-: 백라헬목사
: 리빙스톤 노회장————————: 남궁장목사
: 필라델피아 노회장———————-: 박태동장로
: 텍사스 노회장————————-: 표성준목사
: 애틀란타 노회장————————: 송은복목사
: 태평양 노회장————————-: 이신우목사
: 로스앤젤레스 노회장——————–: 배진규목사
: 아리조나 노회장———————– : 문원근장로
: 오클라호마 노회장———————-: 심평종목사
: 콜로라도 노회장————————: 임형태목사
: 뉴멕시코 노회장————————: 정명희목사
: 플로리다노회장————————-:조혜남목사
: 버지니아 노회장————————:서성룡목사
: 하와이 노회장————————–:최청수목사
: 포트리 노회장————————–:김금수전도사
: 산프란시스코 노회장——————–:박사무엘목사

예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 아시아1총회장————————- :김규년목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 아시아2총회장———————— : 이성심목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 아시아3총회장———————— : 윤하나목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 아시아4총회장———————— : 이정식목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 중국 북경 총회장———————- : 석은복목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 중국 연변 총회장———— ———-: 최용남목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 중국 장춘 총회장———————–: 김성 목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 중국 돈화 총회장———————-:권장화전도사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 중국 하르빈 총회장———————:채기수 목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 한국 증경총회장————————:김재인목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 한국 증경총회장————————:유덕필목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 한국 총회장—————————:서무영 목사

: 한국 부총회장————————-: 김원철 목사
: 한국 부총회장————————–:서모세 목사
: 한국 부총회장————————-: 서종석 목사
: 한국 총회 총무————————-:김연화 목사
: 한국 총회 서기————————-:양사라 목사
: 한국 인천 노회장———————-:김원철 목사
: 한국 무주노회장———————–: 유해옥목사
: 한국 대림노회장———————–:서모세 목사
: 한국 서울1노회장———————:이영대목사
: 한국 서울2노회장———————:김상무 목사
: 한국 서울3노회장———————:김재규 목사
: 한국 대전1노회장———————:김인자목사
: 한국 대전2노회장——————–:신라미선교사
: 한국 경기노회장———————–:최성임목사
: 한국 포항노회장 ———————-:이성일 목사
: 한국 일원 노회장 ———————:서무영 목사
: 한국 충청노회장———————-:서종석목사
: 한국 경남노회장 ———————-:김태정목사
: 한국 충북노회장 ———————-:양사라목사

예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 일본 총회장—————————: 김소열목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 오스트랄리아 총회장——————-: 조성제목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 아프리카 총회장———————–: 손성숙목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 러시아/ 카작스탄 총회장—————-: 이소일목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 카나다 총회장————————-: 박철홍목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 토론토 총회장————————-: 전규정 장로
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 캘거리 총회장————————-: 김성숙목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 에드몬톤 총회장———————–: 이계용목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 중남미 총회장————————-: 이길소목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 멕시코 1총회장———————: Jose Luis 목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 멕시코 2총회장—————:Daniel Elguezabal 목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 과테말라 총회장——————:-Juan K.Yoo 목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 혼듀라스 총회장—————-:Baltimeo K.Lee 목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 하이티 총회장——————-:Joseph T.Jun 목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 엘살바돌 총회장—————–:Pablo K. Park 목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 멕시코 총회장—————–:Man Kuy Chang 목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 브라질 총회장—————–:Sang Woon Yun 목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 칠레 총회장———————:Joseph M.Lee목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 중미 총회장—————————: 김쳘연목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 멕시코 총회장————————-: 손정근목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 니카라구아 총회장——————–: 김향자목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 남미 총회장—————————: 이영하목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 페루 총회장—————————: 김동철목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 파라과이 총회장———————–: 최영기목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 볼리비아 총회장———————–: 백남현목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 콜롬비아 총회장———————–: 이영하목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 인도 총회장—————————: 수라비목사
예슈아교회 연맹 세계총회: 에쿠아돌 총회장———————–: 최상호목사

 
BY-LAWS OF THE YESHUA CHURCH ALLIANCE

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season.” (1 Tim. 4:2 a) as enjoined by the Apostle Paul, the Yeshua Church Alliance(YCA) is to be governed by its Constitution and these By-Laws in the administration of all matters of business and concern.

Our creed is as follows:

(1) We believe that both Old and New Testaments constitute the divinely inspired word of God, inerrant in the originals.
(2) We believe in one God existing eternally in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(3) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men.
(4) We believe that the Holy Spirit came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; and to regenerate, sanctify, comfort and seal those who believe in Jesus Christ.
(5) We believe that man is totally depraved in that of himself he is utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
(6) We believe that salvation is the gift of God who brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose atoning blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of sins.
(7) We believe in the water baptism of believers, symbolizing the believer’s union in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
(8) We believe in the observance of the Lord’s Supper commemorating the sacrifice of our Savior for all mankind.
(9) We believe the life of the believer is to be separated from the world by consistent conduct before God and man, and is to be in the world as a life-giving light.
(10) We believe in the personal and visible and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The purpose of the Yeshua Church Alliance is to promote Evangelical Christianity throughout the world, in all meetings of the oversea mission fields, the deliberations of the Board of Directors, the Regional Presbyteries, the District Meetings, and the work and activities of the staff at Headquarters and the Yeshua Church Alliance officers, this purpose shall be the motivating principle.

Will this action tend to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ? Will it incline to the “edification, exhortation and comfort” of the body of Christ? Will it serve to bring men and women into a saving knowledge of our Lord? Will it promote the best interests of the Yeshua Church Alliance, its churches and its individual members? These questions shall be the uppermost considerations in all activities of this Yeshua Church Alliance.
ARTICLE I

1. In the letters of the Apostle Paul we read about the various members of the Body of Christ functioning in different capacities, and that God has prescribed certain offices in the Church, and designated specific ministries, and the YCA acknowledges these services. However, it is not the objective of this body to cultivate and support all of the various orders of Christian Service.

2. We recognize two categories in Christian work: Ordained Minister and Licensed Minister.

3. We issue the following to those who qualify: A) License to minister B) Ordained to the ministry.

4. All classifications of ministry such as A) Pastor B) Evangelist C) Missionary D) Mission Worker and E) Chaplain, will be under the above classifications.

5. A certificate will be issued to all licensed, and a certificate of ordination will be issued to all who are ordained by the YCA. Ministerial credentials and identification cards will be sent to all licensed and ordained members of this body at the beginning of each new year.
ARTICLE II
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

1. Membership in the Yeshua Church Alliance is not an inherent right guaranteed to all who desire such membership, but is a granted privilege which may be bestowed or withheld according to the qualifications of the applicant and the judgment of the Committee on Standards and Credentials or the Board of Directors.

2. All individuals desiring membership in the Yeshua Church Alliance, though licensed or ordained, or transference of credentials from another ecclesiastical organization shall fill out our application form for individual membership.

3. Each applicant must meet the following requirements:

A. Subscribe fully to the Tenets of Faith of the YCA.

B. Engage in a ministry which warrants the applicant receiving credentials based on Ephesians 4:12.

C. Submit four references, two ministerial and two personal, which respond to questionnaires regarding the applicant and his or her ministry.

D. Have a minimum of two years practical Christian work experience for those applying for licensing (full-time, part-time, compensated or volunteer) and a minimum of four years practical experience for those applying for ordination (full-time, part-time, compensated or volunteer). For those who do not meet the minimum years experience requirement, the Credentials Committee reserves the right to review these on an individual basis.

E. Satisfy educational requirements as set forth by the Executive Board. These may be waived in the following circumstances:

1. The applicant has attended Seminary, Bible College or other learning institutions and has completed the equivalent of the educational requirements of the YCA.

2. The applicant has been licensed or ordained by a denomination or organization, which is acceptable to the Credentials Committee, and has satisfied the equivalent of the educational requirements of the YCA.

3. If the applicant does not meet items 1 & 2, the Credentials Committee would determine what courses would be required to satisfy the equivalent of the educational requirements of the YCA.

F. Submit to an oral interview conducted by an YCA Ordained Minister and two additional ordained ministers. The interview may be conducted locally or at an YCA Regional or International Convention. It is recommended for those being ordained, that the interview be conducted prior to the day of the Ordination Ceremony.

4. No candidate will be ordained until such time as he or she shall be able to meet with an ordination council approved by Headquarters, and has met all written requirements.

5. After having been satisfied as to his or her gifts and calling, the council will then conduct a divine service in a decent and orderly fashion, and with due regard for the significance of the occasion set the candidate apart to the Christian ministry.

6. The question uppermost in our minds when considering an applicant for membership is not as to the number of college and seminary degrees he or she may have, but: “Is the applicant’s daily life a convincing testimony to his or her having been born again? Is there evidence of a genuine call to the ministry and a God given ability to preach the Gospel in such a way as to win souls to Christ?” On the other hand, we place no premium on ignorance and urge all Christian workers to qualify themselves for God’s work as fully as they possibly can.

7. No persons will be received into membership or ordained to the ministry by the Yeshua Church Alliance who, for reasons affecting his or her moral or religious character, have been refused ordination elsewhere, unless by the unanimous concurrence of the members of the Board of Directors present in a duly called meeting such refusal shall be deemed uncharitable.

8. If the candidate has previously been ordained by an organization or denomination, acceptable to the Credentials Committee, the candidate may be accepted by transfer on the basis of his or her previous ordination if all other requirements have been met.

9. Each member must submit an annual report of activities.
ARTICLE III
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

1. Churches
A. To qualify for membership in the Yeshua Church Alliance, a local church should either be incorporated or properly organized, and have a governing body such as a board of directors or trustees and a constitution which will satisfy all the requirements of the state in which it is organized. Churches will not be covered by the YCA’s tax exemption.

B. Any church, properly organized and having a membership of not less than twenty-five members, subscribing to our Tenets of Faith, and meeting all other requirements, an application for membership and being approved by the Committee on Standards and Credentials, may be received into membership.

C. A Certificate of Membership shall be issued after all requirements have been met.

D. The autonomy and sovereignty of local churches of the Yeshua Church Alliance shall be recognized and guaranteed by this same body. In order to preserve this autonomy, churches shall act in accordance with the government and tenets of faith of the Yeshua Church Alliance and will be subject to the YCA’s Disciplinary Procedure.

E. Each member church must submit an annual report of its activities.

F. Each member church is allowed one delegate to vote during the oversea missionary convention.

G. Any church may be removed from membership in the Yeshua Church Alliance for any cause for which an individual member may be removed, or when in the judgment of the Board of Directors it is in the best interest of the YCA to do so.

2. Christian Organizations

A. To qualify for membership in the Yeshua Church Alliance a nonprofit organization must be incorporated or properly organized and have a governing body such as a board of directors or trustees and a 501(c)(3) which will satisfy all the requirements of the state in which it is organized. Organizations will not be covered by the Yeshua Church Alliance’s tax exemption.

B. Nonprofit organizations must subscribe to the YCA Tenets of Faith, and meet all other requirements during the application process before being approved by the Standards and Credentials Committee.

C. A Certificate of Membership shall be issued after all requirements have been met.

D. The autonomy and sovereignty of organizations shall be recognized and guaranteed by the YCA. In order to preserve this autonomy, organizations shall act in accordance with the government and Tenets of Faith of the YCA and will be subject to the Yeshua Church Alliance’s Disciplinary Procedure.

E. Each organization must submit an annual report of its activities.

F. Organizations are allowed one delegate to vote during the annual oversea missionary convention.

G. Any organization may be removed from membership in the Yeshua Church Alliance for any cause for which an individual member may be removed, or when in the judgment of the Board of Directors it is in the best interest of the YCA to do so.
ARTICLE IV
MEMBERSHIP DUES AND OFFERINGS

1. All members of the Yeshua Church Alliance shall be required to pay annual membership dues, the amount of which shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The Board shall also have the authority to exempt members in certain categories from payment of dues.

2. Inasmuch as the payment of annual membership dues is not sufficient to meet the operating expenses of the YCA, all members are asked and expected to send to the Headquarters office each year gifts and offerings in addition to their annual dues.

3. Members who have not paid their dues for a period of eighteen months or not contacted the Headquarters office shall be removed from membership.

4. All churches and Christian organizations belonging to the YCA shall be required to pay annual membership dues, the amount of which shall be determined by the Board of Directors. In addition to the annual dues, all churches and Christian organizations are requested to send in special gifts and offerings to the Headquarters office each year.
ARTICLE V
PUBLICATIONS

The Headquarters shall publish and make available to all members an Annual Directory of the membership, a Minister’s Manual, a periodical entitled the Yeshua Church Alliance Evangel, and a brochure. The price of such publication shall be issued as the need shall arise.
ARTICLE VI
KEEPING OF MINUTES

1. Accurate and complete minutes shall be made and preserved at Headquarters of all meetings of the Board of Directors, business meetings of the oversea missionary convention, and a record shall be kept of all other sessions of the oversea missionary convention and Regional Conventions.

2. Copies of the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors, and business meetings of the Oversea Missionary Convention shall be sent to every Board Member within a reasonable amount of time after such meetings, and a report of the business meetings of the International Convention shall be included in the first issue of the Yeshua Church Alliance Evangel published after the Convention.

3. A record of all meetings of the Headquarters Committee, the Committee on Standards and Credentials, and all other special committees shall be kept at the Headquarters.
ARTICLE VII
CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS

1. All corporation records, documents, correspondence, and files; and all records, documents, correspondence and files of all applicants and members are privileged information, and shall be restricted to the examination and use of members of the Board of Directors, employees of the Yeshua Church Alliance and persons authorized by law to examine them.

2. The release of information concerning members of the Yeshua Church Alliance shall be at the discretion of the President/CEO, or the Chairman of the Board, or members of the Headquarters Committee.

3. Personal references concerning the character and ability of an applicant for license or ordination, or membership shall be kept in strict confidence, and information contained therein is not to be divulged to any unauthorized person, including the applicant, without the consent of the person giving the reference.
ARTICLE VIII
SALARIES

1. All employees of the Yeshua Church Alliance shall be paid salaries in keeping with the cost of living and standards set by the Federal Government in its minimum wage schedule. The Board of Directors shall determine the wages and benefits of YCA employees.
ARTICLE IX

ADDRESSES OF YESHUA CHURCH ALLIANCE MEMBERS

1. All members who have a change of address shall immediately report that change to the Headquarters.

2. The home address given in the last communication of any member with the Headquarters shall be assumed to be the present address of that member.

3. Any communication from Headquarters mailed to the last known place of address of any member, shall be considered as having been received by that member.
ARTICLE X
MINISTERIAL ETHICS

1. Every member of the Yeshua Church Alliance is required to subscribe to and live according to the following code of ethics:

A. The minister must keep the nobility of his or her calling uppermost in mind.

B. The minister must hold high in outward acts the established reputation of the Christian ministry.

C. The minister must not use his or her ministerial position to get unethical financial gain, nor must he or she measure the service of office by their monetary equivalent.

D. The minister should dress in a becoming manner.

E. The minister should always speak with good will of another minister; and if called to supply the pulpit of a church with doctrinal tenets other than his or her own, upon accepting such call, should carefully avoid making any statement at variance with the tenets of said church.

F. It should be the aim of the pastor to make himself or herself a part of the home while making calls, but at the same time to guard his or her own essential character. Ministers should be careful not to indulge in gossip while making calls.

G. The minister will be very circumspect in his or her conduct toward the opposite sex. The ideal minister will hold people equal in his heart. There is neither “male nor female, bond nor free, Greek nor barbarian” in the kingdom of which he or she is made a minister.

H. The minister should be careful not to bring reproach on his or her calling by joining in marriage improper persons.

I. The confidential statements made to a minister by his or her parishioners are privileged and should never be divulged without the consent of those making them.

J. It is unethical for a minister to interfere directly or indirectly with the parish work of another minister; especially should he or she be careful to avoid the charge of proselytizing.

K. As fellow laborers in the Vineyard of the Lord and in the service of the same Savior, the relationship between ministers should be one of frankness and understanding.

L. The minister must confine moral conduct to the Biblical standards set forth in the disciplinary procedure and tenets of faith of the YCA Constitution.
ARTICLE XI
CONCERNING THOSE WHO DIFFER

1. We will not lower the standard of our Tenets of Faith as set forth in the Constitution of the YCA. All uniting with us must subscribe to these fundamentals. However, we recognize that there are differences on those points of doctrine not essential to salvation. We urge our members to be tolerant toward those whose modes of worship and doctrinal views may vary from their own.

2. We practice the principles of the well-known aphorism: “In things essential, unity; in things non-essential, liberty; and in all things, charity.”
ARTICLE XII
AMENDMENTS

Any proposed amendment to these By-Laws shall be submitted in writing to Headquarters for consideration by the Headquarters Committee, which shall decide whether or not the proposal shall be submitted to the Board of Directors. If the Committee shall so decide, the proposal shall be submitted in writing to each member of the Board of Directors three months in advance of the next Annual Meeting of the Board. The proposal shall be considered at the next annual meeting of the Board of Directors, provided that a two-thirds majority of the Board shall approve such consideration in writing. Such proposal shall require a three-fourths majority of the Board of Directors present for passage.