Associate Membership for Churches and Non-Profit Organizations

The ECA offers Associate Membership to independent churches and non-profit organizations allowing for association with other evangelical churches and ministries of the same faith and purpose, including a means to work together in promoting the cause of Christ.

The ECA does not exercise control over property and affairs of the church or organization, but does require each to abide by the ECA Tenets of Faith and be subject to the ECA Disciplinary Procedure.

The ECA does not provide covering for Associate Members under its tax exemption or federal Employment Identification Number (EIN).

To apply for Associate Membership for your chruch, download the application for Associate Membership for Churches by clicking on the associated tab at the bottom of this page.

  • Application fees are to be in U.S. funds and can be made by one of the following options:

    • Check submitted non-electronically

    • Credit or debit card

      • To pay by this method, click on the “GIVING” tab on the crossbar at the top of the homepage of the ECA website (www.ecainternational.org ).  A page entitled “Payments and Contributions to the ECA” will appear with user-friendly instructions to enable you to complete the transaction.  Note the ECA charges a $3 convenience fee for credit card payments to cover processing fees charged per transaction by the credit card institutions. 

    • Money order

To apply for Associate Membership for your non-profit organization, download the application for Associate Membership for Non-Profit Organizations by clicking on the associated tab at the bottom of this page.

  • Application fees are to be in U.S. funds and can be made by one of the following options:

    • Check submitted non-electronically

    • Credit or debit card

      • To pay by this method, click on the “GIVING” tab on the crossbar at the top of the homepage of the ECA website (www.ecainternational.org ).  A page entitled “Payments and Contributions to the ECA” will appear with user-friendly instructions to enable you to complete the transaction.  Note the ECA charges a $3 convenience fee for credit card payments to cover processing fees charged per transaction by the credit card institutions. 

    • Money order

Associate Membership for church and non-profit members receive a membership certificate and are allowed one delegate to vote at the International Conference. Associate Members are required to submit an annual report and pay annual membership dues of $50.00.

To utilize the interactive applications below, you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer.  If currently using a Mac computer, you will need to either fill out a hard copy of this form and mail or fax it to our office, or you can go to a PC and use the interactive version we have available on our website.  Mac is not compatible with the Adobe Reader.  We apologize for the inconvenience.   If you have any questions, please contact our office at (815) 937-0720. You may download Adobe Reader here.

If you are unable to complete the application electronically, you may open the application, and after printing it, complete the form by hand.  This form must not be altered in any way. It must also be filled out completely, and each response limited to the space allowed unless instructed otherwise.  Once completed, please send it by:

Fax: 815-937-0001

Mail: ECA P.O. Box 9, Bradley IL 60915,

Email: You may also complete the application interactively (rather than printing it to be faxed or post mailed) and send it to ECA headquarters by clicking on the "Submit" button at the upper right-hand corner of the form.  Please do not send multiple copies to ECA individual staff members.

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