1. Any elder or pastor in the Free Methodist Church, member of the ministerial staff of a local Free Methodist congregation, or faculty member of an institution of higher education affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, active or retired, of African descent or leading an African American ministry, and who is in accord with the mission and vision of this organization may become members of the Network by accepting the terms of the By-Laws of the Network and the consent of the membership. The Executive committee may accept members in between the meeting of the Network, to be approved at the next meeting of the Network.
2. All members in good standing shall be entitled to vote on all matters pending before the Network. In no instance will proxy votes be counted or recorded.
3. The organization’s business year shall be from January 1 to December 31.