"Uniting Christian & Jewish Clergy from Around the World"
The AOCI blesses Israel and the Jewish people. Prayers are also offered for the Middle East and for the salvation and peace of the Arab world. The goal of this Association is to be a platform where all Jewish and Christian Clergy can find "common ground" in which to worship the living God, respect, fellowship, prayer, and a place which provides an opportunity in which both communities of faith can learn from each other.
It is not the intent of the AOCI to convert any Jewish Clergy man or woman but to "unite under the banner of Adonai". This being said, the AOCI will maintain and claim the name of Yeshua HaMashiach as the Messiah of the world, and it is expected that our Jewish brothers and sisters offer the same mutual respect regarding this theological distinction between Jews and Christians.
The Association of Clergy International (AOCI) exists to help clergy establish relationships with other clergy around the world. All members are asked to help maintain a social environment that is conducive to building these relationships. Members are asked to familiarize themselves with the following core AOCI values:
THE AOCI DOES NOT ADVOCATE, NOR DOES IT ENDORSE OR RECOMMEND, ITS MEMBERS TO LEAVE THEIR DENOMINATION OR MINISTERIAL AFFILIATION. AOCI MEMBERS SHOULD NOT SURRENDER THEIR CREDENTIALS WITH THEIR EXISTING COVERING. THE AOCI EXISTS TO UNITE THE CLERGY FROM AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH:
1. WORSHIP OF ADONAI
2. FELLOWSHIP; and
3. DIVINE NETWORKING/CONNECTIONS.
When communicating via the AOCI network, members are asked to take into account the cultural, theological, and educational diversity represented by ministers from various traditions in many parts of the world. While English may be the primary language communicated on the AOCI network, it may not be the first language of every member. In addition to this, determining the intent of what is written can be difficult even without language and cultural barriers. This being the case, members are encouraged to consider the possibility of miscommunication rather than disagreement when using the AOCI network and endeavor to work through misunderstandings to build stronger relationships.
The AOCI maintains that, as a condition of membership, all members are either…
All members are expected to read and agree with the Statement of Faith as a precondition to using the AOCI network.
There are many issues with respect to Christian practice and doctrine that may be debated within the Church and with our Jewish brothers. Whenever appropriate, such debates should be undertaken in a respectful manner. Members are urged to be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger. Consistent with Paul’s instructions to Timothy, AOCI maintains that our members, as servants of the Lord, should avoid being quarrelsome, and should exhibit kindness and patience without resentment.
The AOCI is NOT a marketing tool. In an effort to maintain a social ministerial network, the AOCI asks that members not use personal contact information to solicit other members for the purpose of monetary gain.
Members are urged to use their own discretion concerning any agreements entered into with other AOCI members. AOCI assumes no liability for the failure of any party to fulfill any part of any agreement between consenting parties, nor will AOCI be obligated to mediate any disputes between AOCI members. In the event that a dispute occurs, the parties involved should communicate outside of the AOCI network to resolve the issue. At no time should the message boards, comments, private messages, or blogs be used to impeach the character of another member.
“UNITING CHRISTIAN & JEWISH CLERGY FROM AROUND THE WORLD”
The AOCI does NOT advocate, nor does it endorse, support, or recommend, its members to leave their denomination or ministerial affiliation. AOCI members should NOT surrender their credentials with their existing ministerial or rabbinic covering. The AOCI exists to unite the clergy from around the world through; worship of יהוה Adonai, fellowship and divine networking/connections.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is One! שמע ישראל יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחד׃