Is the IMA a denomination, organization, or a clergy group? The IMA is a fellowship of ministers that have joined together to support one another spiritually. We are an association that is structured to mutually care for one another's spiritual and ministerial needs. Can ministers find the fellowship needed to sustain a minister in today's culture? The desire of the IMA is to mutually support one another in Christian ministry. Members are encouraged to give and receive in the dynamic of fellowship. Does the IMA expect accountabilty, commitment, and participation from its members? Yes. Though the IMA is not a structured hierarchy, yet we function with biblical principles and divine order. This involves becoming and active member of the IMA. Though our policy is not to "interfere" with the local church or ministerial problems, we do stand ready to assist those who ask for help. Can a minister aquire recognition from the government and obtain IRS coverage for a local church? Yes. The IMA provides ministerial licenses and ordination for those who are called to the Ministry. We are a bona-fide ministerium with the Federal Government. We offer IRS church covering as a benefit to those members in good standing with the IMA.