VII. RATIFICATION AND AMENDMENT

 

 

A. RATIFICATION:

This Constitution shall become effective upon adoption by the Taiwan Missionary Fellowship at its annual meeting.

 

 

B. AMENDMENT:

The Constitution may be amended by the vote of two thirds of the voting members at the annual conference business meeting.

 

 

C. OFFICIAL DOCUMENT:

The actual legal document governing TMF is the Chinese constitution as approved by the government. This document operates subject to that document.

BY LAWS of the CONSTITUTION

I. MEMBERSHIP (Clarification of Section V in the Constitution)

A. MISSIONARY

The term MISSIONARY for TMF purposes, is interpreted to mean an expatriate, even if self supporting, who qualifies under the definition of membership. In the case of a National married to a Missionary, the National would also be eligible for membership. Membership status in TMF is active as long as the member missionary maintains active participation in the evangelical missionary endeavor on the Taiwan field, is on “home assignment”, intending to return to Taiwan, or is a Member Emeritus. Dues are to be current, with the exception of those on “home assignment”.

 

 

B. MEMBERSHIP

Membership status in TMF is active as long as the member missionary resides in Taiwan and maintains active participation in the evangelical missionary endeavor on the field, or is on furlough, intending to return to Taiwan. Dues are to be current while residing in Taiwan.

 

 

C. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Associate membership is for individuals ministering who hold an evangelical Christian faith which for TMF is defined in its Statement of Faith, but whose organization is not a member of TMF. These members will be listed in the directory without their organizations name.

 

 

D. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS

All membership applications shall be screened by the Vice Chairman. Any not generally identified as evangelical shall be referred to an official AdministrativeCommittee meeting for careful consideration. The Administrative Committee shall allow enough time between the presentation of the application and their recommendation to the TMF Field Leaders Committee for the various mission representatives to seek the advice of their Missions. Then these recommendations can be presented to the Annual Conference.

 

 

E. DUES

All members, both voting and non-voting, except those who are on home assignment for one year or more, are expected to pay dues for each fiscal year which begins at the Annual Conference in July.

 

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