Becoming a Member

Becoming a Member of CCI

Membership is designed to encourage, nurture, and connect Associations, Partners and Individuals within the international Christian camping community. 
 

OUR MISSION

The Mission of Christian Camping International is to promote Christian Camping throughout the world as a means of helping the Church fulfil the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
 

OUR VISION

The Vision of Christian Camping International is for Christian camping to be a highly effective and highly valued ministry tool throughout the world supported by a growing alliance of internally strong, sustainable, and growth focused Associations of Christian camps and camping leaders.
 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe in:
  • The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;
  • The triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
  • The deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His substitutionary atonement for sin, His bodily resurrection and His personal, visible return to earth to reign in righteousness and glory;
  • The person of the Holy Spirit and His work of conviction, regeneration and sanctification, who indwells every believer, equipping them with gifts for service and witness;
  • The necessity of new birth, in salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone, and the importance of a life fully committed to the will of God in Christ;
  • The Church as the one, universal body of Christ who is the Head, called to be God’s redeemed people.
 
 
 

CCI provide three ways to join this global movement: 

 

1.  AS AN ASSOCIATION

Associations are groups of camps or camping ministries that enhance, encourage and expand the work of Christian Camping in their country or region through mutually beneficial training, networking, sharing of best practices, and common support.
Membership is exclusive to one Association per country and one per region; members will be expected to be a member of their regional association if it exists in addition to being part of CCI.
 
CRITERIA FOR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP
To become an Association member, at any level,  the board or steering committee must:
  1. Agree with the CCI ‘Statement of faith’
  2. Agree with the CCI ‘Community’ and ‘Identity’ documents
  3. Make a financial donation/love gift to support the work and growth of CCI annually
  4. Submit an annual report of activity (please note that the data will be used to promote CCI and the data of specific countries will not be distributed or published outside of CCI without prior notification and consent)
BENEFITS FOR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP
  1. Invitation to Global and Regional Gatherings
  2. Listing on the CCI website
  3. Part of a global mutual support structure
  4. Regular global communication and sharing of best practice
  5. Use of the CCI logo
  6. Use of the name Christian Camping International and CCI
  7. The opportunity to vote for and serve as a member of the Board of Directors
  8. An Invitation for a representative to attend the Executive Global Gathering held every three years 
 
There are four categories of Association membership; after discussion with the CCI Coach, the CCI CEO determines the appropriate category for each entity.
CATEGORY ONE - ESTABLISHED ASSOCIATION
  • With paid employees running the Association 
  • With an annual gathering of leaders for planning, fellowship and training
  • With a board or steering committee
  • With a maintained membership list
  • With regular communication with their members
  • With an agreement in place and a CCI Coach, where appropriate 
  • With a clear structure in place for financial accountability​
CATEGORY TWO – EMERGING ASSOCIATION
  • With volunteer leaders running the Emerging Association
  • With an annual gathering of leaders for planning, fellowship and training
  • With a board or steering committee
  • With a maintained contact or affiliation list
  • With regular communication to their contacts
  • With an agreement in place and an identified CCI Coach
  • With a clear structure in place for financial accountability
 
CATEGORY THREE – PIONEERING ASSOCIATION
  • With a leader or team establishing an Association and assessing its viability
  • With a view to establishing an annual gathering of leaders for planning, fellowship and training 
  • With a board or steering committee 
  • With development and maintenance of a participant\subscriber\affiliate list
  • With plans to regularly communicate with their affiliates
  • With an agreement in place and a CCI Coach
  • With a progression plan in place to move to 'Category Two' membership within 5 years
CATEGORY FOUR – SENSITIVE ACCESS (UNPUBLISHED) ASSOCIATION
  • With leaders running the Association
  • With at least one annual gathering of leaders for planning, fellowship and training
  • With a governing board or steering committee
  • With a maintained membership list
  • With regular communication with their members
  • With an agreement in place and a CCI Coach
  • With a clear structure in place for financial accountability
  • With no profile globally for the health and safety of the Association
 
 2.  AS A GLOBAL PARTNER
Global Partners are organisations that encourage, deliver, support or enable Christian Camping. 
 
CRITERIA FOR GLOBAL PARTNER MEMBERSHIP
To become a Global Partner member, they must:
  1. Agree with the CCI ‘Statement of Faith’
  2. Operate or be involved in more than one country
  3. Be excited about the power and potential of Christian Camping to change lives and grow the church globally
  4. Be committed  to pray for the effective ministry and growth of CCI
  5. Make a financial donation/love gift to support the work of CCI each year
  6. Have no reduction in any current support to a local CCI Association
BENEFITS FOR GLOBAL PARTNER MEMBERSHIP
  1. Have the ability to tangibly support the growth of the Christian camping movement globally
  2. Invitation to Global and Regional CCI Gatherings
  3. Regular global communication 
  4. Use of the CCI logo on their publications
  5. Use of the name Christian Camping International or CCI on their publications 
  6. Featured and endorsed on the CCI website and App as a global partner
 
 
3. AS A FRIEND
Friends are people, churches, individual camps or organisations who wish to demonstrate their support of the ministry of CCI.  
 
CRITERIA FOR FRIEND MEMBERSHIP
To become a Friend member, they must:
  1. Agree with the CCI ‘Statement of Faith’
  2. Be excited about the power and potential of Christian Camping to change lives and grow the church globally
  3. Be committed to pray for the effective ministry and growth of CCI
  4. Make a financial donation/love gift to support the work of CCI each year
 
BENEFITS FOR FRIEND MEMBERSHIP 
  1. Regular global communication
  2. Providing support of a worldwide mission
If you would like to become a Friend of CCI then please complete and submit an application form and we will be in touch with you in regards to this.

Continued Membership

In the event that an Association, Partner or Friend fails to maintain membership requirements, the CEO will have discretion to redefine the membership status or remove a member from the worldwide alliance.
If you have any further questions regarding membership or if you would like to become a Global Partner, then please contact us.
 
 
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