Cain Hope Felder, Ph.D. Professor and Author Gives His Endorsement of the National Black Church Initiative Methodology Approach

Dr. Cain Hope Felder, Ph.D.
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New Policy of Membership for the National Black Church Initiative

Effective March 2016

This action is the action of an Executive Order by the President of the National Black Church Initiative, Rev. Anthony Evans. This action is to clarify who is a member and who is not a member of the National Black Church Initiative.

All 150,000 African American Churches are considered members of the National Black Church Initiative due to the nature that they are Black churches that serve Black Christian congregations. The National Black Church Initiative, which legally trades under the DC Black Church Initiative is vested to handle all national projects.

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino 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 is utilizing faith and sound health science. NBCI's purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials 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. NBCI's programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science-based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltblackchurch.com.

The $350 Church dues and the $150 for individual dues represent premium memberships. The Churches and individuals will receive annual newsletters and be informed of all relevant correspondence pertaining to membership. They also will be invited to seminars and conferences that are relevant to NBCI's mission and structure which is stated above.

In other words, one does not necessarily have to pay the $350 for Church membership to be considered a member of the National Black Church Initiative.

The focus of our membership is getting all African American Churches to participate in NBCI programming. In other words, if you participate you automatically become a member, if you receive our literature you automatically become a member. All of our members should receive an official membership email blast which we will create to distinguish our 34,000 Churches out of the 150,000 Churches, however, we do encourage all churches that have participated in NBCI programming to contribute a love offering of $350 annually.


NBCI Membership Policy

Overview
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 150,000 African American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NCBI offers memberships to churches. Member churches have no role in organizational governance or policy which is determined by the NBCI's board of directors. Membership is focused on participation in NBCI activities and support of NBCI mission. The focus of our membership policy is church participation in NBCI programming as reflected in the membership types of NBCI. However, we do encourage all churches that have participated in NBCI programming to contribute a love offering of $350 annually.

Membership Eligibility
All Churches working in harmony with the spirit and mission of NBCI are given free membership of -150,000 in NBCI. African American Churches and Latinx churches are eligible for deluxe and general membership in the National Black Church Initiative upon application.

Membership Types - Affiliate, general and deluxe.
Affiliate members receive information and benefits of NBCI programs.

General members ( Free Membership)
General Members receive information and benefits of NBCI programs and are engaged with NBCI programs.

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

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

Membership Rights - Ability to participate in programs. No governance rights

Suspension or Termination of Membership - By the board upon recommendation of Rev. Evans

Any church or pastor behavior that falls outside the Gospel of Jesus Christ is found in the Holy Bible is subject to Suspension or Termination of Membership .

Unique Nature of The Black Church

Black churches have complex structures and relationships often connected to a number of external entities. NCBI recognizes that a local black church may belong to church-based organizations in their neighborhood and they may also have membership within their denomination and/or regional membership regarding their preaching mission and evangelism. They may also have a national membership regarding voting, civil rights, and issues surrounding their congregational life.