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PO Box 9
Bradley, IL  60915
Phone: 815-937-0720
Fax: 815-937-0001
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web Site: www.ecainternational.org

Fill out the application below and submit it to the ECA along with the following required documents found on the Bible Extension Institute Page.

Application Instructions

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  • If you have difficulty completing or submitting the application online, contact the ECA office for help. 

Bible Extension Institute Application for Enrollment


E-mail a current passport quality photo to [email protected].

You may pay your Application Fee of $25 by either postal mail or credit card by clicking here.

The ECA was founded by Godly men who were moved to band together for the purpose of promoting evangelical Christianity throughout the world. They were motivated by a strong persuasion that the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired and inerrant Word of God, that the men who wrote it were moved by the Holy Ghost, that in its original manuscripts and languages it is without error, without contradiction, that it is historically accurate and scientifically correct, and that it is man’s only and final word of authority in matters of faith and practice. They rejected the theory of organic evolution and affirmed that the opening chapters of the Book of Genesis contains the true account of creation and the beginning of life on this earth. They declared their belief in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, His death and bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven that the shedding of His blood on the Cross provides man’s only remedy for sin, and they looked forward to His coming again to rule on earth as King of kings and Lord of lords.

Tenets of Faith

 

The ECA was founded by Godly men who were moved to band together for the purpose of promoting evangelical Christianity throughout the world.  They were motivated by a strong persuasion that the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired and inerrant Word of God, that the men who wrote it were moved by the Holy Ghost, that in its original manuscripts and languages it is without error, without contradiction, that it is historically accurate and scientifically correct, and that it is man’s only and final word of authority in matters of faith and practice.  They rejected the theory of organic evolution and affirmed that the opening chapters of the Book of Genesis contain the true account of creation and the beginning of life on this earth.  They declared their belief in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, His death and bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, that the shedding of His blood on the Cross provides man’s only remedy for sin, and they looked forward to His coming again to rule on earth as King of kings and Lord of lords.

All individuals, churches and Christian organizations applying for membership shall subscribe to the following Tenets of Faith, which can never be repealed, changed, varied, altered, amended, or modified. 

We believe that both Old and New Testaments constitute the divinely inspired word of God, inerrant in the originals.

We believe in one God existing eternally in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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.

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.

We believe that man is totally depraved in that of himself he is utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.

We believe that salvation is the gift of God 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.

We believe in the water baptism of believers, symbolizing the believer's union in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

We believe in the observance of the Lord's Supper commemorating the sacrifice of our Savior for all mankind.

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.

We believe in the personal and visible and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ministerial Ethics

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

  1. Members affirm their personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and are called by God’s grace and power to the ministry of the Gospel.   They commit to lives of daily obedience and service  to glorify God and enrich his people.
  2. Members should reflect the example of Christ in personal behavior and character, avoiding any appearance of unethical or immoral behavior.
  3. Members are never to use their position or ministry for unethical financial gain.
  4. Members should maintain good relationships with others engaged in ministry, while being respectful and sensitive in dealing with different denominations and faith groups.
  5. Members should be wise and discreet in all conversations and personal interaction, regardless of time, circumstances or location.
  6. Members should be respectful, sensitive and alert with all persons, regardless of differences.
  7. Members will join together in marriage one man and one woman in accordance with Biblical teaching.
  8. Members should inform themselves of the current ECA Policy on Clergy Penitent Privilege.
  9. Members must subscribe to the Biblical teaching and standards of conduct found in the Tenets of Faith and Disciplinary Procedures in the ECA Constitution.

Disciplinary Procedure

Members of this Alliance shall be liable to discipline, censure, or removal from membership and annulment of ordination and cancellation of credentials for any of the following reasons: 

  • Activities that bring reproach upon the Christian ministry or the Evangelical Church Alliance
  • Immoral or sinful conduct, or living in a state of transgression of the Holy Scriptures of the Bible (I Cor. 6:9,10 Gal. 5:19-21) as interpreted by the Executive Board based on the Tenets of Faith of the ECA set forth in its constitution
  • Holding or teaching doctrines that are contrary to the Word of God or in opposition to the Tenets of Faith of this Alliance
  • Failure to comply with the terms of the constitution and bylaws of this Alliance
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