New Policy of Membership for the National Black Church Initiative

Effective December 2022

The NBCl is an organization of African American and Latino Churches working to eradicate racial disparities.

With a historic focus on African American Churches, the National Black Church Initiative welcomes churches of many Christian denominations. At present National Black Church Initiative is a coalition of thousands of African American and Latinx churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCi's mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. Our methodology utilizes faith and best practices. NBCI's partners with a wide range of major organizations and community stakeholders whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting-edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues.

The National Black Church Initiatives provides multiple ways for churches to participate with NBCI and benefit from NBCI offering memberships to churches and individuals. While formal membership is not required for churches, faith communities who become general or premium members expand their abilities to benefit from NBCI’s work and network. NBCI also offers individual membership. Membership is focused on participation in NBCI activities and support of NBCI missions. Members have no role in organizational governance or policy.

Membership Eligibility

All Black Churches working in harmony with the spirit, nature, community-based, and mission of NBCI are eligible for affiliate membership which is complimentary (free) and does require any formal registration with NBCI. African American Churches and Latinx churches are eligible for general and premium membership in the National Black Church Initiative upon application. The focus of our membership is getting churches to participate in NBCl programming.

Membership Types

Affiliate members receive information and benefits of NBCI programs and are engaged with NBCI programs.

General members receive information and benefits of NBCI programs and participate directly in NBCI grant programs. Membership by application.

Premium members receive information and benefits of NBCI programs and participate directly in NBCI grant programs on a priority basis. Membership by application. 

Individual members receive information about NBCI programs. Membership by an Application. 

Suspension or Termination of Membership 
NBCI reserves the right to terminate any membership for any reason.

Approved by the Board of NBCI
December 2022

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