Below Are Few Common Questions You May Have:
If one becomes a part of the Fellowship, must he/she change the name of their church to “Fresh Anointing”?
If I hold a title/position in another fellowship or reformation, will that title be transferable to “Fresh Oil?
Titles earned and recognized in another fellowship will be honored but not transferable to the Fellowship. The term “Overseer” is usually precluded with “general”, “state” and/or “district”. Overseers are appointed and installed for service and therefore credentials from another reformation will not be accepted. They are not consecrated to perform their duties, but must be properly trained. A Bishop in the Fellowship is “a consecrated member of the Fellowship who is entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.” When a Bishop with a credential from another Reformation approaches the Fellowship about joining, for the first-time, they are presented with two options: Option A, joining as a Covenant Partner Pastor or Option B, joining as an Adjunct Bishop to the Fellowship, which is a category reserved for individuals credentialed as a Bishop by another Reformation, who desire to be considered for full assimilation into the Bishopric of Fresh Oil. For more information, please contact Headquarters.
Must one leave their present affiliation to be a part of the FOFOCI?”
NO. We are a Fellowship that comes together to fellowship with the Lord and each other. You can very well do both. We believe that it is very important that the “walls of tradition” come down. Let us add to what is encouraging by allowing others to see what God is doing through the Fresh Oil Fellowship of Churches, which is coming together in One Spirit in the Body of Christ.
What must one do to become a member?
You must be a part of the Body of Christ, participate in covenant partners’ campaigns as well as complete a Membership Application for review by a designated committee. All applications must be accompanied with a $50 non-refundable fee. You will also be required to have 2 Letters of Recommendation submitted on your behalf. The Letter of Recommendation may not be accomplished by a subordinate or family member. More details are provided with the application for membership.
Can I join as an individual
If you are a Pastor or if you have a ministry, you are welcomed and encouraged to apply for membership in the Fresh Oil Fellowship of Churches! We are a Christian Fellowship that embraces all Believers.
Does the size of my local church have any bearing on my acceptance to the fellowship?
No, the size of your congregation does not have any bearing on whether or not you are accepted into the Fresh Oil Fellowship of Churches. We only ask for that information in the Membership Application to help us understand the covering that is needed for you and your ministry.
What is the difference between applicant seeking affiliation vs covering of Fresh Oil Fellowship of Churches International?
Applicants who already have a covering under a Fellowship, need only apply for affiliation, while applicants without a spiritual covering, may apply for covering under the Fresh Oil Fellowship of Churches, both aspects are submitted to the principles and guidelines of FOFOCI.
Is the application process the same for those seeking affiliation vs. covering of Fresh Oil Fellowship of Churches International?
Yes, the application process is the same for those seeking “affiliation” and those seeking “covering”. Please see the Criteria for Membership.
What fees are my church/ministry responsible for as a member of Fresh Oil Fellowship of Churches International?
In addition to the initial application each member church is expected to ______ (still working on) a monthly basis.