IGA – Independent Gospel Association is a ministerial organization established for independent churches, ministries, and Christian workers. Our membership is multicultural and international. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a “tax exempt” organization with Group Ruling Exemption. This means that we are approved to extend legal covering, (501) (c)(3), to those churches and ministries that qualify.
There are many reasons for affiliating with an organization such as IGA. We stand ready to assist both the seasoned and beginning minister.
Sometimes one can feel “displaced” because they came to saving faith in a denominational organization which they no longer feel comfortable with, or have left altogether. Still, they have a desire to belong, and have unity with others of like-minded faith (see Apostles’ Creed).
IGA offers a reputable organization that is free of ecclesiastical and hierarchy control, and allows each individual autonomous authority* over their ministry or church. We simply encourage the Christian worker or minister to pursue a sense of CREDIBILITY and ACCOUNTABILITY before God that lends itself to overall INTEGRITY of the faith.
Each member of IGA is free to follow their own calling from God without interference from any ruling body. This does not take away from being accountable to the spiritual leadership they voluntarily submit to at IGA.
IGA believes that each individual or group has the right to their own expression of worship and unique walk in Christ. You will find members from almost every tribe and tongue associated with IGA. Although there are many members, we believe there is but ONE BODY of Christ on the earth, ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM, and ONE GOD and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all.
Our motto is, Fellowship Without Bondage and Liberality Without Sectarianism. IGA hosts annual meetings, regional gatherings and provides fellowship, seminars and periodic material to better equip the Christian Worker or Minister, and to stay in touch. We hope you will consider applying for your ministerial credentials with our growing family.
Cost of Membership
$25 per year
Types of Membership
– Christian Worker
“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.” – Ephesians 4:11-13
We stand ready to assist you
Proof of ministerial status is a requirement today for many governmental institutions and other public facilities. People join organizations like ours for a variety of reasons including; ministerial credentials, a sense of belonging, spiritual covering, fellowship, and because they believe that a united effort often accomplishes more than solitary action.
With IGA, you can be both independent and connected, and have the important spiritual and legal covering to achieve your goals and to better reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
*AUTONOMOUS AUTHORITY – allowing for self-government, acting independently, or having the freedom to act according to your conscious; self-ruling, self-determining, sovereign, free, unhindered.
When you send us a non-refundable Application Fee of $15 below, we will send you a complete application packet to fill-out and return to us for review. Once you’re approved, you will need to pay an additional $25 annual membership fee thereafter to receive your credentials and Welcome Packet by mail.