Community Membership

This level of membership is meant to serve the needs of Associate and Community Leadership. Membership at this level offers comprehensive services and our membership fees are set on a sliding scale depending on the number of vowed members and associates in the community.

Please note that we are not accepting new memberships at this time.

Need to renew your community membership? Need to add, remove or change the information for Listed Members? Click here for the Guide for Primary Contacts. If you need any assistance, please contact us.

Present Community Members receive renewal information by email in May. If you have not received a renewal email, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions about Community Membership of NACAR

The North American Conference of Associates and Religious is a membership organization that acts as a catalyst to serve, empower and promote the Associate-Religious relationship. NACAR remains the only professional organization to support and serve associates and vowed members as associates proclaim their call to live the charism of their religious communities.

The purpose of NACAR is to promote and support leadership within the associate movement. To further this purpose, NACAR strives to identify and explore issues relevant to the Associate/Religious relationship; to serve as a clearing-house for sharing of resources and talents especially for Associate leadership and spiritual growth; to encourage networking and mutual support among and between Associates and Associate communities; and to provide a vision for the future of the Associate way of life.

Community membership is the backbone of NACAR. This level of membership is meant to serve the needs of Associate and Community Leadership. Membership at this level offers comprehensive services. Our membership fees are set on a sliding scale depending on the number of vowed members and associates in the Community—defined as congregation/province/region/governing unit or monastery. An Associate Community incorporated as a 501(c)3 and/or the Kenedy Directory and operating independently of a canonical governing unit, also qualify for Community Membership status.

Most importantly, it provides you with the opportunity to be part of the larger Associate-Religious movement across North America.

Benefits:

  1. Opportunity to be part of the larger Associate-Religious movement across North America.
  2. Opportunity to give witness to the work of the Holy Spirit in our world today.
  3. Discounted Individual Membership for any Vowed Member or Associate in your Community - governing unit/province/congregation/region/monastery.
  4. Unlimited discounted fees for workshops and conferences.
  5. Access to Member section of NACAR website including the consultant directory.
  6. Reception of monthly e-newsletter from the Board of Directors
  7. Reception of The Associate e-magazine three times a year to share with your Community.
  8. Access to the Leadership Manual; Rookies Rock; and CARA study at a discounted rate for each listed member.
  9. Access to surveys, research and articles pertaining to the associate movement.
  10. Assistance in connecting with regional associate groups throughout North America.
  11. A listing of the Community on our online Membership Directory.
  12. A link to the Community’s website from the NACAR website.
  13. Access to postings on the NACAR website for jobs free of charge.
  14. Available resources regarding issues, concerns and trends in Associate-Religious relationship.
  15. Opportunities to address issues that impact associate-religious life, such as online forums like Creative Conversations.\
  16. Opportunities for continuing education, leadership development and professional growth.
  17. Access to resources to address specific Community’s needs, such as retreat and workshop facilitators.

Community Membership fees are on a sliding scale based on the total number of Vowed Members and Associates in the Community.

If the Total Number equals Fees are: Number of Listed Members
125 or less $165 5
126 – 249 $275 8
250 – 499 $385 12
500 or more $495 15

Listed Members are designed for associate directors, community leadership, associates, communication directors or anyone in your community who has a desire to keep informed of trends, information, and resources regarding the Associate Movement in North America and also desires to support the efforts of NACAR and the Associate-Religious movement. You receive memberships based on your sliding scale fees. Listed Members must have an email address in order to receive communications. A primary contact must be listed for the community. The primary contact is the first person NACAR will contact for the community regarding membership benefits, renewal or other issues.

Please note that we are not accepting new memberships at this time.

Each listed member has access to the members only section of NACAR's website. Please note: NACAR is consolidating from two separate websites (www.nacar.org and this website) to a single website. Further information will be made available as soon as possible.

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