Membership opportunities

Memberships opportunities are available to individuals and couples for one of three membership options; Full Membership, Associate Membership or Honorary Membership.

Benefits include:

The opportunity for fellowship with Christians.


The opportunity for unlimited worship, relaxation and restoration at the location in Alton Bay use of all facilities.

To Become a Member

1. Print and complete the Membership application 2017. Send the completed form to Alton Bay Christian Conference Center. P.O. Box 321, Alton Bay,  NH 03810. To be considered a member, please read and agree to abide with the following:

    ABCA Statement of Faith
    ABCA Statement of Mission
    ABCA Rules & Regulations when on our grounds

2.  Complete the Individual or Couple Profile to pay the membership fee.

3. Alton Bay Christian Conference Center will be in touch with you.

Full Membership

Any individual who attests to his or her qualifications in accordance with Article III of the Bylaws, rules and regulations, and Statement of Mission and Faith, by signing a membership application in such form as is prescribed by the Board of Directors, and has been approved for membership by the Executive Committee, shall have his or her name entered on the Roll of Members.

Membership shall be on an annual calendar year basis from January 1st through December 31st.  A person must be a registered member, with dues paid by May 15th to be eligible to vote at the annual meeting of members held during that calendar year.  Persons admitted to membership on or after May 16th of each year shall pay the requisite annual dues at the time of registration.  Failure to renew the membership annually or pay the membership fee will result in the person being dropped from the Roll of Members.  An informal inquiry shall be made by the Executive Committee of any member who becomes inactive by not renewing their membership.  Persons lacking interest in renewing their membership or failing to respond to the inquiry shall be removed from the membership list.  Fees received will be applied to membership first, cottage fees past and present second, if a cottage owner, assessments third, and dock fees and miscellaneous fees last.

Associate Membership

Associate membership is provided to those individuals who are unable to be active members in an evangelical church and wish to support the objectives of the Association.  All criteria for Full Membership must be met with the exception of church membership.  The following criteria must be met to be considered for Associate membership.

a. The church being attended provides a mission statement and is in harmony with the Statement of Mission and beliefs of the Association; and

b. The applicants are active in attendance and participate in church ministries on a regular basis, verified by letter from the pastor; and

c. The church verifies by letter that membership does not exist for anyone in this church; and

d. There is a track record of actively participating in ABCA ministries attested to by more than one Board member; and

e. There is personal knowledge of an active Board member of the applicant’s character and spiritual walk; or

f. The applicant is physically impaired and unable to attend services, but has a history of active membership in an evangelical church in the past.

Associate membership shall be on an annual calendar year basis from January 1st through December 31st.  A person must be a member with dues paid by May 15th to be eligible to vote at the annual meeting of members help during that calendar year.  Persons admitted to membership on or after May 16th of each year shall pay the requisite annual dues at the time of registration.  Failure to review the membership annually or pay the membership fee will result in the person being dropped from the Roll of Members.  An informal inquiry shall be made by the Executive Committee of any member who becomes inactive by not reviewing their membership.  Persons lacking interest in renewing their membership or failing to respond to the inquiry shall be moved from the membership list.  Fees received will be applied to membership first, cottage fees past and present second, if a cottage owner, assessments third, and dock fees and miscellaneous fees last.

Associate members will have most rights and privileges of Full members to include eligibility to vote in Association meetings, and to serve as members of any committee with the exception that Associate members shall not be eligible for any Association office, or chairmanship of any committee.  Associate members will not have the option to purchase a cottage.  The total number of Associate members shall be limited to 20% of the Full membership total.  Change of the member status will require membership in an evangelical church, and a new review of the circumstances by the Executive Committee.

Cottage Owner Restrictions of Associate Members

Associate members who meet the above criteria and currently own a cottage, may be given permission in writing from the Board of Directors to continue ownership of a cottage on the Association grounds, as long as they maintain Associate membership in the Association.  This exception applies only to those who received their cottage ownership while active members of an evangelical church.  Such owners may not transfer ownership of their cottage to any other person who is not a Full Member of the Association.

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership shall be extended to active or retired pastors and their spouses of the Advent Christian Church.  Honorary Membership, once granted, must be renewed annually by completing the membership forms provided by the Association.  No membership fee will be charged for Honorary Memberships.  The Executive Committee grant Honorary Membership.

Benefits of Full Membership shall be extended to Honorary Members.