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About Membership

Membership Levels
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Membership Levels

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Different membership levels come with different rights and privileges in the Society. All levels of membership may lead groups of various kinds, but not all membership levels may lead the Society. All privileges are afforded to the Full and Full Retired members. Associate Members and Associate Retired Members may not hold elected office or vote for changes to the bylaws in the Business Meeting. Student Members may not vote in the Business Meeting or hold elected office in the Society.

All levels of membership receive four issues of Pneuma (our scholarly journal), our monthly e-newsletter, and a copy of the annual conference program. Membership runs from January 1 to December 31, regardless of the time of application.

Membership payments and/or applications (renewal or new) received during January – September will apply to that current year and, thereby, receive access that year’s issues of Pneuma. Those received after September, will apply to the following year and its Pneuma issues.

All levels of membership are eligible to present papers at the annual conference.


Full Member: $87 Annually

Requirements:

Hold an earned graduate degree from a recognized institution of higher education, currently be engaged in Christian education (administrative or instructional), or have made significant literary contributions to Pentecostal literature and journalism. Applicants without an earned graduate degree should submit a statement of qualifications for consideration by the membership committee. Must subscribe to the Society's Statement of Purpose, which follows:

To support fully, to the extent appropriate for an academic society, the following statement of purposes:

  • To encourage fellowship and facilitate co-ordination of effort among Pentecostal believers throughout the world.
  • To demonstrate to the world the essential unity of Spirit-baptized believers, fulfilling the prayer of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • To cooperate in an endeavor to respond to the unchanging commission of the Lord Jesus, to carry His message to all people of all nations.
  • To promote courtesy and mutual understanding, “endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, until we all come in the unity of the faith.”
  • To afford prayerful/practical assistance to any Pentecostal body in need of such.
  • To promote and maintain the scriptural purity of the Society by Bible study and prayer.
  • To uphold and maintain those Pentecostal truths, “most surely believed among us.”

Associate Member: $87 Annually

Requirements:

Hold an earned graduate degree from a recognized institution of higher education, currently engaged in Christian education (administrative or instructional), or have made significant literary contributions to Pentecostal literature and journalism. Applicant without an earned graduate degree should submit a statement of qualifications for consideration by the membership committee. Cannot hold elected office.


Student Member: $47 Annually

Requirements:

Must be enrolled in an institution of higher learning. Cannot vote in the Business Meeting or hold elected office except. Students receive an electronic edition of Pneuma.


Retired Full or Associate Member: $57 Annually

Requirements:

Must be retired from full-time employment. May be retired at Full or Associate level based upon meeting the above listed requirements.


Join the SPS or Renew Membership

Join the SPS

To become a member, please complete both of the steps listed below:

Step 1: Complete and Submit the Online Membership Form.
(This form will open in a new tab. You can come back to this page to pay your dues.)

Step 2: Pay Your Annual Membership Dues Online.
Once the membership form has been submitted, payment for membership dues must be made online:

Full Membership (New Member): $87
Join as Full Member

Associate Membership (New Member): $87
Join as Associate Member

Retired Membership (New Member) Specify Retired Full or Associate: $57
Join as Retired Member

Student Membership (New Member): $47
Join as Student Member

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Renew your Membership with the SPS

To renew your membership, please complete both of the steps listed below:

Step 1: Complete and Submit the Online Membership Form.
(This form will open in a new tab. You can come back to this page to pay your dues.)

Step 2: Pay Your Annual Membership Dues Online.
Once the membership form has been submitted, payment for membership dues must be made online:

Full Membership (New Member): $87
Renew as Full Member

Associate Membership (New Member): $87
Renew as Associate Member

Retired Membership (New Member) Specify Retired Full or Associate: $57
Renew as Retired Member

Student Membership (New Member): $47
Renew as Student Member

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Mail in Application and Payment

Download the SPS Membership Application (PDF), print the form, complete it manually, and mail the completed form and payment in US $ to:

The Society for Pentecostal Studies
c/o Rev. Jesse Heath
Southwestern Christian University
PO Box 340
Bethany, OK 73008