Joining LEAF Trust

Membership:

If you live, or go to church in the New Forest area, then why not consider joining LEAF Trust today?

There are four levels of LEAF Membership:

  1. Full Membership - Church and/or Organization Membership of LEAF and the EA (subscription based)
  2. Personal - Personal Membership of LEAF and the EA (subscription based)
  3. Affiliation - Church and/or Organization Affiliation of LEAF only (free - read more)
  4. e-Newsletter Only - become a friend of LEAF and recieve our eNewsletter only.

1 & 2. Membership Benefits:

Full membership, whether personal, organisational or church, benefit from the following:

  • Networking with other Christians in the New Forest area.
  • Linking with others to pray for the spiritual transformation of the New Forest.
  • Contributing to the strength of the Evangelical voice across the New Forest - being “stronger together, weaker apart”.
  • Participatation in a joint vision for the spiritual transformation of the New Forest which goes beyond one individual church, again “stronger together, weaker apart”.
  • Church leaders will recieve invitations to church leaders forums, leaders breakfasts and lunches with special keynote speakers.
  • You will receive regular updates to things are that happening throughout churches of the New Forest.

If you decide on Full Membership with both LEAF and the EA - either as a church, organization or an individual, you will receive the following extra benefits:

  • Automatically join national EA with access to key resources and staff.
    • The Evangelical Alliance and the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) have recently agreed to work together to assist all Alliance member churches and organisations ensure that they are safe places for both children and adults at risk. All current full member churches and organisations can now benefit from discounted CCPAS services.
      • Alliance member churches and organisations can take up membership of the CCPAS scheme for a reduced rate of £70 per year - a saving of over 20% from the usual suggested donation of £90. This gives:
      • Access to CCPAS's Disclosure Service which allows 10 free disclosure checks (formerly known as CRB and Access NI checks) to be undertaken via a paper route. Alternatively churches and organisations can opt to register on the electronic, paperless, E-bulk service and benefit from free registration which is normally charged at £45 plus VAT.
      • Access to CCPAS's Safe and Secure safeguarding material in a dedicated members' area on the CCPAS website. This includes information on safeguarding policies and procedures.
      • Subscription to CCPAS's update email alerts. These include urgent breaking news updates when changes to legislation or best practice need to be assimilated quickly.
  • Churches and organisations with full membership will also benefit from qualifying for a 5% to 10% reduction in the charges of a range of Specialist Safeguarding Services. The level of reduction will depend upon the services provided.
    These include:

    • bespoke policy development and review
    • safeguarding audit and review
    • crisis management
    • >management investigations
    • investigation debriefing
    • expert witnesses
    • subject matter expertise and specialist advice
    • bespoke training development and delivery
    • blemished disclosures and risk assessment.
  • Full members will also receive the Evangelical Alliance IDEA magazine free of charge, with its national and international comment, feature articles, and up to date information and analysis on Church and community initiatives.
  • Your membership donation supports local and national initiatives.
  • Your membership donation also supports the employment of the LEAF Administrator.

As you can see there are many benefits from joining LEAF as a full member - so what's stopping you?

* 3. LEAF Affiliation:

As a church/organization LEAF recognize that there are those who share our vision for Christian unity and the spiritual transformation of the New Forest but, for whatever reason, do not feel that full membership of LEAF is appropriate for them. If your church or organization falls into that category please consider joining as a LEAF Affiliate where you can still have access to all the local resources and networking we provide but not the commitment to membership. 

We also value those who may not feel that they would benefit directly from what we provide but are willing to stand with us as prayerful supporters of our desire to see God’s kingdom established across the New Forest.

Forms & Downloads:

Please download and complete the relevant form returning it to us at the address shown.

Simply click the various links below to download the form relevant to your application. PDF forms will open a portable data file format form which you can view and print off to fill out by hand; WORD will open a Microsoft WORD form which will allow you to fill it out using your computer with Microsoft Office. A digital Signature is legally accepted.

PLEASE NOTE FORMS ARE PRESENTLY BEING UPDATED: if required please contact us via admin@leaforest.org in this interim time.

  1. Full church membership form ...being updated
  2. Full organisation membership form ... being updated
  3. Affiliated membership both church and organisation ... being updated
  4. Full personal membership form ... being updated

Please Note:

  • To read PDF files you will require the Adobe Acrobat reader free app. This will enable you to read and print off the document once downloaded, which you can fill it out and return to us.
  • To use the WORD Form's you must have Microsoft WORD which will open this document and allow you to fill it out on your computer.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member of LEAF!

4. eNewsletter Only

We like to keep both local church leaders and friends of LEAF up-to-date with what is going on in the area. So from time to time we send out an e-Newsletter updating those who have asked us to do so. 

Please click on the link below and fill out the online form to join our mailing list. This online form will ask you several simple questions which will help us keep you informed within your area of residence.

Data Protection Act 1998

Our information is kept on a database which is kept up-to-date by the LEAF administration and accounts team and we adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998. We do not share your information with other affiliates or organisations except in the case of membership applications which include membership of the Evangelical Alliance (EAUK) then the applicants data is shared with the Evangelical Alliance so that membership forms can be completed and the IDEA magazine sent out.

You can request to to be removed from our database at anytime by writing to admin@leaforest.org or you can join LEAF by filling out one of the various forms above or simply joining our mailing list.

May God bless you as we 'Stand Stronger Together in Christ.'


 


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