1. How does a military Christian fellowship (MCF) begin?
A military Christian fellowship (MCFs) begins when two or more military Christians from the same country decide to meet for fellowship, prayer, and/or Bible study.
2. How are MCFs organized?
Each national MCF organizes itself and functions according to its needs – there is not one specific way to organize MCFs. Each nation’s MCF is totally independent, autonomous, and financially self-supporting. Most MCFs strive to be non-political.
An MCF may desire to write a constitution to guide it and give it legal standing. A constitution normally includes: the organization name and address; purpose; how it is organized and governed; frequency of governing meetings; percentage of votes needed to approve actions; description of officers, their duties, how they are elected, and terms of office; and procedures for changing the constitution.
3. How can an MCF become associated with AMCF?
If an MCF is interested in being associated with AMCF, they can email AMCF’s partner organization, ACCTS (firstname.lastname@example.org), which will pass that information to the appropriate AMCF officer (the president and the regional vice-president).
4. What is required of an MCF?
There are no formal requirements of an MCF – as stated above, all MCFs are completely independent. However, they are encouraged to keep the regional AMCF vice president informed of their activities and prayer items.
5. What kind of activities do MCFs have?
The most common, and probably the most important, MCF activities world-wide are prayer and Bible study meetings. MCFs have also hosted events for their entire military community (concerts, Christian films, English language programs, etc.), spiritual development conferences and retreats, military spouse and family programs, and leadership training events.
What resources are available to MCFs?
AMCF’s three principal supporting organizations are invaluable resources for MCFs: ACCTS, MMI, MSO.