Supporting Membership

Supporting Membership in NACAR is available to organizations and groups who are also working to support and/or advance the Associate-Religious movement. Supporting members might include but are not limited to regional associate and religious groups such as the Atlantic Religious Congregation Associate Network (ARCAN), Midwest Kindred Spirits, Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), Communicators for Women Religious, and other faith based non-profit organizations.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Supporting 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.

Supporting Membership in NACAR is available to organizations and groups who are also working to support and/or advance the Associate-Religious movement. Supporting members might include but are not limited to regional associate and religious groups such as the Atlantic Religious Congregation Associate Network (ARCAN), Midwest Kindred SpiritsLeadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), Communicators for Women Religious, and other faith based non-profit organizations.

Supporting Organizations name one contact. The Contact must have an email address in order to receive communications. The Contact must register on the NACAR website to access the member sections.

The primary benefit of becoming a Supporting Member is the opportunity to be part of the Associate-Religious movement across North America and to join with others to support the continued advancement of this movement, which gives witness to the work of the Holy Spirit in our world today. Additional benefits include:

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. Opportunity to support the advancement of the Associate-Religious movement.
  4. Opportunity to directly receive information on trends and resources regarding the Associate movement.
  5. Participation in NACAR workshops/events at a discounted rate for one representative.
  6. Opportunity to display literature at NACAR workshops/events.
  7. Access to Members section of NACAR website.
  8. Reception of the monthly e-newsletter from the Board of Directors.
  9. Reception of The Associate e-magazine.
  10. Regional networking opportunities.
  11. Regional Associate-Religious organizations receive a page on the NACAR website free of charge.
  12. Available resources regarding issues, concerns and trends in Associate-Religious relationship.
  13. Access to a forum to address issues that impact associate-religious life (not to be used for the promotion of a business or service).
  14. A link to the Organization/groups website from the NACAR website
  15. Listing in NACAR's annual report.

The Supporting Member fee is $200 annually, January 1 to December 31. Supporting Members name one person to serve as primary contact for NACAR.

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

Supporting members have 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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