Who We Are

NACAR Mission Statement

The North American Conference of Associates and Religious (NACAR) is a membership organization that acts as a catalyst to serve, empower and promote the Associate-Religious relationship.

NACAR Vision Statement

A vibrant, viable organization that collaborates with regional partners to promote association in all its forms.

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What is NACAR?

The North American Conference of Associates and Religious (NACAR) is an inter-congregational membership organization that promotes and supports leadership within the Associate movement. 

We Believe

  • God desires to permeate our culture with the charisms and missions of our various religious congregations.
  • God is serious about the future of the Associate way of life as a transformative presence in the church and world.
  • There is a need for an intercongregational organization that spans geographical boundaries and facilitates intercultural networking and information sharing around significant issues.
  • There is a need to give special attention to associate communities whose congregations are coming to completion.

NACAR is committed to ensuring:

  • The people of God recognize that Associate way of life in its various forms is an authentic call of the Holy Spirit for our world and church.
  • The Associates-Religious movement remains strong and dynamic.

We do this by:

  • Promoting leadership within the Associate-Religious movement through opportunities for ongoing development and leadership training.
  • Serving as a catalyst to develop and promote the movement by staying up to date on emerging trends and by sharing resources.
  • Seeking opportunities to collaborate with regional partners, and other organizations committed to faith-development and sharing of religious charisms in our world today.
  • Offering opportunities to connect, network, and share wisdom with religious congregations of various sizes, charisms, and missions. 


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