The member churches of FMEEC believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and in Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior and the One Head of the Church. They believe that the Holy Bible is the sole foundation for Christian doctrine. They confess that justification is by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ alone, and that good works are the fruit of faith.
The various protestant missionary movements operating in the Middle East formed the “Near East Christian Council” in 1924. Forty years later, in 1964, the local churches, rather than the mission agencies, Founded “Near East Council of Churches” (NECC). In the same year, the Syrian Orthodox Church was welcomed as a member in (NECC), thus launching the ecumenical movement in the Middle East. Ten years later, at the Assembly of NECC held in Lebanon in 1974, all the Orthodox churches -- namely the Greeks, the Copts and the Armenians-- joined, and the Council took the new name of “Middle East Council of Churches” (MECC).