CEC CANADA FOUNDATION ASSOCIATION
CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES
This page: When man agrees with God, good things begin to happen.
CEC Canada at work with churches of the same faith.
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CEC Canada’s future with other churches in difficulty.

Working with churches of the same faith.

By-law 44. Helping other churches of like faith:

44.1. It shall be the policy of the association that when other churches of like faith are short staffed, provided the association has staff available, shall make them available on loan to these churches, maximum time 18 months. This policy shall apply to pastors and teachers only.
44.2. It shall be the responsibility of the church who receives help from the association that it pay the help a wage.
44.3. It shall be the policy of the association that pastors and or teachers may become involved in solving the church's difficulties, provided they are qualified and asked to do so by the members of that church.

 CEC Canada’s future with other churches in difficulty.

The Helps that apply to the work of the CEC Canada Foundation Association in the counseling of other churches are first and foremost centered on the demands of the vision for the church, secondly, on the necessary work force demanded by the vision. and third, the development of the work force.

CEC Canada’s tailoring process is centered on strategies that will bring a local church to where it can effectively serve the community to which it is called.
Tailoring cannot happen without first giving identity to what is to be tailored.
The identities that CEC Canada’s is prepared to work with can be narrowed down to five distinct dimensions:
One - to help a person who has been called to open a local church having had no experience.
Two - to help a local church with a start to move forward towards the fulfilling of is mandate.
Three - to help a local church that has found its place and is in need of additional help and resources.
Four - to help a church which has found itself in disagreement with and separated from its umbrella organization which has given itself to the acceptance of ungodly practices.
Five - to help a church where its leadership has strayed away from the truth, to recover from its resulting dilemma.

CEC Canada’s Diagnostic Approach: The main characteristic of the approach is raising questions and bringing answers which will lead to the results God is looking for.

Limitations  CEC Canada will not give itself to the advancing of false doctrine. What it will do is to combat it. To retain the services of CEC Canada to up-root false doctrine and to put the church on a sound biblical base would call for the Enactment of the Body to press forward in the dealing with the presence of false doctrine and with those who have knowingly given themselves to promote it.
This issue is no light matter, CEC Canada in its deliberations has come up with what it considers to be constructive direction for the body that finds itself in a state of non-conformity to sound biblical teachings. The first is to have the body draw attention to the findings, the second is to have the body ask those responsible to recant and to withdraw the practices, the third, failing to recant to have the body remove those responsible,  and fourth, to have the body assess the damage. After the completion of these recommendations CEC Canada would be prepared to involve its resources to bring the church back on its feet. A possible option- becoming a member church with the CEC Canada Foundation Association. See by-law 18: 1-4. below.
Promotions: CEC Canada for the sake of the furtherance of the Gospel of Christ, will give itself wholeheartedly to help in the development of spiritual gifts and leadership which it may find within the existing Body during the course of its engagement with a church that it is called to help.

What is left?

It is August 13th, 2005, CEC Canada has yet to open its doors, no service of any kind will be available until after that happens.

18: Bringing in other churches:
18.1. The following shall be met by another church before it can be allowed to become one with the association. 1. The church wishing to become one with the association must be in agreement as a body. This agreement must be reached by A, bringing the body to know the association's constitution, its purpose for being, its statement of faith, and its structure. B. by the church leaders bringing the issue to its membership for a vote. Voting procedure - this shall be held in accordance with the voting procedures of the church wishing to become one with the association. The specific items to be considered and agreed upon are; 1. to surrender it's assets to the association. 2. to agree to the discontinuing of it's identity. 3. to agree to accept the identities of the association. 4. to agree to accept the  association's constitution.    5. to agree to accept the association's purpose. 6. to agree to accept the association's statement of faith. 7. To agree to accept the structure of the association. 8. to agree to the orientation of it's leaders to conform to the association's principles applicable to leadership. 9. to agree to move to a new location within the community should the association deem it necessary. 10. to agree to accept the association's policies which govern how the association conducts itself in the eyes of the world. 11. to agree to accept the association's leadership personnel during the orientation of it's leaders. 12. to agree to accept the possibility of having a new leadership from within the association other than their present leadership. 13. to agree to accept the association's membership qualifications and dismissal policies. 14. to agree to accept the association’s voting procedures.
18.2 Members from churches who become one with the association: 1. It shall be the policy of the association that only those members who voted yes that their church become one with the association shall be allowed to enter the association as members, provided they meet the association's membership policies. 2. It shall be the policy of the association that those members who voted not to come into the society shall be invited to stay and to attend as non members., provided they are prepared to be obedient to the leadership of the association, and provided they meet the society's membership policies. 3. it shall be the policy of the association that the leadership of the church which wishes to become one with the association shall go through an orientation process. so that they may fully know the policies and teachings of the association prior to being engaged in work with the association. This orientation period shall be 12 months. The salaries for these leaders shall be restructured to comply with the association's pay scales.  These salaries shall begin at entry of the church and continue until such time that their services come to an end.
18.3. Accepting another body of believers: 1. The association shall assess what has been gained and or lost by accepting the new body of believers.  Then they shall come up with a proposal as to how they will move forward to make the transition. The transition shall take place during the first 6 months without interrupting the status of the this body. and what it has brought with it, except for those things which are deemed to be detrimental by the association to the success of the marriage.
18.4. Final acceptance; both the association and the church shall hold a final vote to confirm their desire to become one with each other under the terms and conditions set forth. This vote shall take place within 45 days of plan approval.

 


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