Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas and a Blessed Celebration of the Birth of the Savior.
NOTE: If you are an Associate Member or a Local Pastor in any Annual Conference, we need each other.
Complete the application for membership included in the
THE SOURCE. and send it to Rev. Donna Alberts at the address shown on the form.
The National Fellowship
Organized in 1968, the NFAM&LP of the United Methodist Church has committed to providing intentional, informed, and guided support for all Local Pastors and Associate Members on the Annual Conference, and Jurisdictional Conference levels both nationally and internationally; in mutual covenant, in related educational experiences, and in support of our ministries. The ongoing Mission of the Fellowship is as follows:
To aid the establishment and definition on the General Conference level, the role, authority, rights, and participation of Associate Members and Local Pastors in the ministries of The United Methodist Church at all levels. To encourage Fellowship representatives to attend and participate in the activities of General Conference where permitted by the Book of Discipline.
To conduct an annual, nationwide, meeting to address Fellowship business; provide continuing educational opportunities; and share in worship and fellowship with pastors from all Annual Conferences. Meeting locations are intentionally moved throughout the United States to offer attendance opportunities to as many persons as possible.
To provide specific, focused, continuing educational programs of interest to and in support of the ministries of Local Pastors and Associate Members. To communicate current information on issues of interest to the members of the Fellowship.
To work for and cooperate with efforts of the United Methodist Rural Fellowship as an organization which represents the interests of the kinds of churches frequently served by Fellowship members.
To support the call, education, ministries, and rights of Associate Members and Local Pastors.
To implement the provisions of the ¶323 of the 2008 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church.
To function as an affiliate of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church, Division of Ordained Ministry.
It is our intent and vision for the Fellowship that all Associate Members and Local Pastors will have full participation in the mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church. With God's help...all things are possible.
From Tom Herring
Membership page update. Thank you for your paitence during this time of the membership form reconstruction. In order to make the change over to our new webmaster Rev. Jim Perry in North Georgia it was necessary to take down the page. In November Jim and I will meet in N.Georgia and set up the new page and complete tranfering of website responsibilty. All should be up and running Jan. 1st, 2014 or before. It is an exciting time for the NFAMLP as well as a time for all to be thankful for the oneness that God brings to us in the Holy Spirit.
Thank you Jim for your service to the Fellowship and the General Church.
The United Methodist Church
National Fellowship of Associate Members and Local Pastors.
New Officers have been elected. Please link to Executive Board Members.
An affiliate of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
This is the place to see what is happening in regard to Local Pastors and Associate Members. Information in our current newsletter "The Source" clientimages/35945/the source summer edition.pdf**contain articles to help you in your ministry. This is a PDF document so you will need the current free Adobe Acrobat reader, if you don't have it you can download it from the Adobe site get.adobe.com/reader/ . ï»¿ï»¿
We are working with and for you the Local Pastor and Associate Member, of The United Methodist Church world wide. With all United Methodist Annual Conferences directed to form a Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members (¶323 - 2008 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church,) the NFAMLP with its 44 years of experience and diversity of helping many conferences, is a wonderful resource for you. If you don't have a Fellowship in your annual conference you might want to contact our Fellowship coordinator Steve Riddle or any of our executive board staff for help. Check out the Executive Officers leadership link listed above for current officers.
If you haven't joined us yet, we invite you to fill out the online membership form or mail along with your donation of membership to the address provided. If you choose the online form link all you need to do is make payment through PayPal as instructed and send the membership form. Your payment will be reconciled with your membership registration. These funds cover th
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