I am unable to attend this year, how can I get the Syllabus and other materials being made available to the delegates? Register for the congress and state in the line that asked who invited you that you are unable to attend and the material will be mail out after the close of the Congress. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.
Can I join as an individual? Full Membership is open to all apostles and bishops who are duly consecrated and affirmed. Associate membership is open to all other clerics and lay persons as well. You MUST meet our membership requirements to join the COAAB Synod.
Does the size of my fellowship have any bearing on my acceptance in COAAB? No! The size of your fellowship does not have any bearing on whether or not you are accepted into COAAB. We only ask for the information found in the Membership Application, agreement with our Statement of Ministerial Ethics and the 2013 Resolution.
Can anyone attend the Annual Congress? Yes! The Church does not consist only of Bishops and Apostles. Though our main mission is to support the ministry of Bishops and Apostles; we provide training to all levels of ministry in the Church. We believe the ministry of the church consists of the various orders: Laity, Deacons, Presbyters, Bishops and Apostles. The public worship services during the Congress is open to the public and the General/Breakout sessions are open to all who have registered and paid their registration fees.
Does this Congress believe in Apostles? Yes! The ministry, office and work of the Apostles has not ceased in the Church. Ephesians chapter 4 is proof of that. Though the twelve were a unique class unto themselves, there are at least 100 apostles mentioned in Scripture that were not a part of the original twelve. Note that Matthias, Paul, Barnabas, Apollos, Timothy, Titus, the Seventy and others are mentioned as apostles in Holy Scripture.
Is COAAB a fellowship? No! COAAB is an alliance, an ecumenical body of leaders, Churches and Fellowships organized to represent the One, Holy, Catholic (Universal) and Apostolic Church on a National and International basis. This Congress and its Synod when its meet and through its various ministries represents the Church of Jesus Christ.
What is the COAAB Synod? The Synod is the Ecumenical Body of the Congress where the Bishops, Apostles, Clerics and the Laity unite to speak truth to power, address the issues facing the Body of Christ and well as provide accreditation for our member's Holy Orders. The Synod through its Ecumenical Court will address issues of Simony, Depositions and other cases referred to it by its members. It decisions shall be considered final by all involved.
What fees am I as a member of COAAB responsible for? In addition to the registration fee, each member is asked to partner with the congress on a monthly basis with a seed of $25 or more.
The Early Registration Fee varies from year to year.