Formal code of doctrine and discipline

Eric Michel Ministries International Interdenominational holds denominations as ministries under its umbrella.

Nota Bene:  Eric Michel Monotheist Catholic Ministry and Franciscan Abye of the Immanuel Communion of Love (OFE)

1) They are both under Eric Michel Ministries International

They are both Catholic, whits a theological approach developed out of the Eastern Christianity of the modern era. Its adherents are characterized by tradition, acceptance of diversity, a strong emphasis on social justice and care for the poor and the oppressed, and environmental stewardship of the earth. Christians have a sincere belief in the centrality of the instruction to "love one another" (John 15:17) within the teachings of Jesus Christ. This leads to a focus on promoting values such as compassion, justice, mercy, and tolerance. EMMCM isn’t your traditional church but a Chaplaincy. We are called to be a Ministry commissioned to expand the Kingdom of God while revealing Biblical truths that awaken the purpose of God to each individual so that the World would know the True and the Cosmic Christ. EMMI beliefs are centred around the Word of God. These principles are so profound that no external pressure will force us to compromise them

2) Franciscan Abye of the Immanuel Communion of Love (OFE) Catholic (Chaplaincy) Under the Order of Franciscan of the Eucharist, we minister to married Roman Catholic priests by offering them welcoming home support, acceptance, affirmation of their marriages, and validation of their lives and ministries. It also supports efforts to restore the married priesthood to the Roman Catholic Church. And a second branch is the Order of Franciscans Eucharist Secular of Roman Catholic laypeople and wives of married Roman Catholic priests. We are shepherded by the example of the​ Prelature of Pope John Paul II, the Catholic Apostolic Church, the Eastern Rite, the International Ordinariate, the Federation of Jesus Abbeys, and the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, Servant of God Reverend Father Paul Wattson for promoting Christian unity.

EM MCM Code of Canon Law  & By Law

Eric Michel Ministries International 

Formal code of doctrine and discipline from Eric Michel Ministries International Code of Canon Law 1987 to 2022.

Last edition 2014 plus yearly updated and including this Constitution and Bylaws below.

Les Ministères Eric Michel International and Eric Michel Ministries International

is legally constituted as a Not-for-Profit Corporation at Industry Canada under the

number # 895170-5 and at Canada Revenue Agency under the number

# 80323 9177 RC001

Whereas we, being an incorporated body of people of like precious faith:

 Code of Canon Law

Therefore, we have accepted and adopted the following Statement of Fundamental Truths and Constitution.

By the grace of God, we shall seek to be governed by the Constitution as set forth and will also seek to teach and propagate the doctrines contained in the Statement of Fundamental Truths.

Statement of Fundamental Truths


For Non Catholic Corporation who do not adhere to Canon Law at the Interdenominational Assembly of Churches Association Ministry

Baptist - Methodist - Pentecostal or Any other Christian Denominations


A. Purposes. The purposes for which the Assembly is organized are:

B. Religious Principles. The religious principles that shall guide the Directors and Officers of the Assembly are:

C. Principles of corporate governance that shall guide the Directors and Officers                 

of the Assembly are:

D. Congregational Polity. Nothing in these By-Laws shall be construed as infringing on the congregational polity or internal self-government of member congregations.


A. Principal Office and Registered Office. The principal office and the registered office Eric Michel Ministries International, a non-profit corporation incorporated under the laws of Canada(herein, the “FAICL” or the “EMMI”), shall be in Canada at such place as may be designated by the Board of Directors.

B. Other Offices. The FAICL may have other offices or offices at such suitable places or places within or without Canada as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors of the FAICL.

C. Registered Agent. The Assembly shall have and continuously maintain in service a registered agent in Canada under the requirements of the law of Canada.


A. In General. The corporation shall have two classes of members. The first class of members shall be individual members, and the second class of members shall be church members.

B. Individual Members. Individual members shall be natural persons. Individual members shall become members upon paying the annual dues in the amount set from time to time by the Board of Directors and upon acceptance by the Secretary of the Assembly. Individual members shall have the right to vote for Individual Member Representative Directors.

C. Church Members shall be churches or fellowships consisting of no less than five persons that elect to join Eric Michel Ministries International FAICL. Churches shall become members upon paying the annual dues in the amount set from time to time by the Board of Directors and upon acceptance by the Secretary of the FAICL. Churches shall have the right to vote for Representative Directors.

D. Additional Rights, Obligations and Qualifications. Either type of membership shall have such additional rights, obligations, and qualifications as the Board of Directors may have established from time to time.

Bylaws For All Local Church

Eric Michel Ministries International FAICL

To establish and maintain a place for the worship of the one true God;

to provide for Christian fellowship for those of like precious faith, irrespective of social position or worldly possessions; for the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ both in-home and foreign lands, this church shall be governed by the following Constitution:


That we, the undersigned, have this day voluntarily associated ourselves

together to form a corporation under the Laws of the State of (insert state), and we with this certify:


Eric Michel Ministries International, as stated in the Articles of Incorporation,

the name of the corporate church shall be Eric Michel Ministries International.





This corporation is organized pursuant to the General Non-Profit Corporation. Law of the State, the property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to religious and charitable purposes, and upon liquidation, dissolution, or abandonment, shall not inure to the benefit of any private person except a fund, foundation, or corporation organized and operated for religious or charitable purposes and as designated in Article X of this Constitution.







The Vice-President of the Corporation shall also be an Elder. He must be trusted by the Minister with adequate business and leadership gifts to take charge in the Minister/President’s absence. He shall be appointed by the Minister and ratified by the Elders.


The Secretary-Treasurer of the Corporation shall be appointed by the Minister and ratified by the Elders.


A secretary or administrative assistant may be utilized in the day-to-day record keeping (accounts receivable and payable) as is necessary.


Directors shall be appointed by the Minister and ratified by the Elders. The Board of Elders shall fill the office of Directors and officers of the Corporation when qualified persons are lacking to fill such positions.


The Board of Elders shall be appointed by the Minister. There shall not be less than three (3) and no more than nine (9). They are called upon to fill the pulpit, pray for the sick, visit newcomers, shut-ins, absentees, and hospital visitation. They shall also, along with the Minister, seek God’s direction for the church and support the Minister in the vision given him by God in the church’s present and future ministry.

Elders shall remain so until they resign or are deemed unfit.


An Elder must be qualified and a member of Eric Michel Ministries International.



A Board of Ushers shall be installed in the annual business meeting of Eric Michel Ministries International.

The Minister and President of Eric Michel Ministries International shall appoint a chairman to act as the head of the Ushers' Board. The duties of the Board of Ushers shall be as follows:


The Board of Deacons and the Board of Elders shall act as the Communion Board. One man shall be appointed to serve as Chairman of the Communion Board. It shall be his duty to make arrangements to prepare and serve communion when announced by the Minister.


The Minister and President of the Corporation shall have the authority to declare any office vacant.

Grounds for such action shall be:


This order of business may be altered or suspended at any meeting by a majority vote of the members present. The usual parliamentary rules as laid down in “Robert’s Rules of Order” shall govern all debates when not in conflict with this Constitution.



The church shall provide for the establishment of a School of the Bible Department, young people’s work, relief committees, home and foreign missionary committees, and any other departments or committees as the needs of the work may require. These committees and departments shall be subordinate to the church and shall contribute to the harmony and development of the whole. They shall be under the general supervision of the Board of Elders. 

The Minister shall be an ex-official member of all committees or departments and shall determine when the need for such committees and departments must be organized.



This Constitution may be amended or changed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the officers (directors) at any regular or special meeting called for that purpose, provided due notice of such proposed change shall have been made.


Said organization is organized exclusively for charitable, religious and educational purposes, including making distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future federal tax code in the United States of America.

Please verify the code and information for your own country.


No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inert to the benefit of or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes outlined in the purpose clause hereof. No substantial part of the organization's activities shall be carrying propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation. The organization shall not participate in or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section  USA 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code for your country.

At Eric Michel Ministries International FAICL, all employees are part-time and volunteer without remuneration. Suppose a minister needs to work full time. In that case, the minister becomes self-employed with a limitation to is stipend, as a fixed, regular sum paid as an allowance. The minister becomes a contract minister and will take care of his own taxation report and claims.


Upon the dissolution of the organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of common pleas of the county in which the principal office of the organization is then located exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

Elder and Deacon Ministry Guide

Every Christian should find their ministry in the church, including those called to be elders, deacons and ushers. In 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Paul tells us the Holy Spirit baptizes believers into the body of Christ to function in a particular place. In Acts 20, Paul spent two years at Ephesus training the elders who directed one of the greatest churches in history.

God gave ministry gifts:

Qualifications of Elders

Responsibilities of Elders

Functions of Elders

Elders must be trained to:

Qualifications of Deacons

Responsibilities of Deacons

God gave the church a mandate and provided the mechanism to accomplish the task. It’s more than a mechanical structure. The church is a living organism. The Holy Spirit breathes life into the body and will do His work when we submit to His way.

Eric Michel Ministries International  FAICL 

For Christians searching for a deeper level in their service to God, house/tent churches have once again become popular.

A Tent Church in a version of House Churches in the Bible

Eric Michel Ministries International FAICL Is An Organic House Church (TENT).

This type of church meets in various places, not just houses. They are sometimes called organic, simple, or relational. Emphasis is placed on developing a spontaneous, face-to-face community.

Temporarily meeting in a house is an inexpensive way to put a core group together before committing to a permanent location. Another alternative is to rent a hotel room or banquet hall. Hotels will typically allow you to pay by the week or service and will usually offer a discount if you meet every week. You can rent retail, office, or warehouse space if you have the funds.

NB: Any part of these Bylaws, secular or ecclesiastic, that is not covered by the know-how rules, please refer to the EMMI Code of Canon Law.