Membership in OPEN is also membership in the larger Convergence Network. OPEN Membership includes benefits and perks with other Convergence Network initiatives, including the FORM Network, Common Table, Convergence Music Project, Church Planting Cooperative, and Action & Advocacy.
There are three levels of membership: Introductory, Basic, and Full. You can see what is offered at each level by viewing the chart below. If you'd like to see a larger version of the chart click on the chart and it will open in another window.
Membership is annual and may be renewed every 12 months (except Provisional 30-Day Membership). Current members may opt to renew their membership to higher levels in advance of expiration (credit for existing membership will be applied to upgrade). Membership begins on the first day of payment.
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The Basic Membership affords access to the weekly newsletter, member newsletters, access to special programs and learning opportunities, 15% off all Convergence event registrations, listing on the OPEN church finder, access to the job board, ability to submit to the OPEN Blog, and a 15% discount on a Convergence Music Project subscription.
This level affords all of the membership benefits of a Basic Membership, plus ONE FREE ticket to the OPEN Conference Gathering, 25% off all Convergence event registrations, the ability to submit to the Sermoncast, free consultation services for your congregation, invitations to curriculum and visioning calls for your network, a 25% discount on a Convergence Music Project subscription, and a 10% discount on Center for Progressive Renewal online courses and webinars (excepting UCC History and Polity and Healthy Boundaries).
The Introductory Membership is for those who are still considering how OPEN can benefit them and their congregation. It affords access to the weekly newsletter, member newsletters, access to special programs and learning opportunities, and a one-time 10% discount on a Convergence event registration.
Provisional 30-Day Basic Membership
Not sure which to choose? The Provisional 30-Day Basic Membership is perfect for the pastor who wants to begin enjoying Basic Membership status now while also needing some time to meet with the church leadership to gain final approval for full membership.