Southeast Asia Partnership Agreement
This partnership is among: Presbyterian and Reformed Evangelical churches, Mission to the World, the field team in South East Asia, and other Evangelical churches, interested parties or individuals seeking to extend God’s kingdom in South East Asia. All members of the partnership will display mutual respect for each other and seek to further our common mission which is:
To promote the expansion of God’s kingdom in South East Asia by assisting the national church in its movement of planting churches that are vibrant, mature, and reproducing.
This partnership is a servant organization that will prayerfully result in:
Partnership Board Membership
1. The Partnership is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America and serves under the auspices of the Committee on Mission to the World and the General Assembly.
2. A Chairman will facilitate the Partnership board. The partnership board is comprised of the MTW Field Leader, state-side partnership coordinator, one voting board member of each church or group.
3. Interested churches are welcome to join the Partnership, so long as they meet the following
a. They receive the recommendation of one Partnership member.
b. Their board representative agrees to and sign the Partnership Agreement.
4. Each board member will obligate himself/herself for an initial three-year period both in participation and support of the partnership efforts.
5. After three years in the Partnership, participation and commitment automatically renews for an additional year unless the board member has given written notice of his/her intent not to continue six-month in advance.
6. Members may be removed by a 2/3 majority board membership vote.
7. The Partnership board will meet at least once per year, for the purposes of education, reporting, networking and encouragement.
8. Financial support for field ministry will be developed through broad and various means, but all board members should encourage their churches to give strong consideration to support field missionaries and field ministries.
9. Board members will be required to contribute to partnership dues.
1. Ministry vision and strategy will be field-driven, but the Partnership board will be encouraged to have input into the development and execution of field ministry.
2. The Partnership board will have the authority to promote, organize and expand the Partnership.
3. In the execution of their responsibilities, all Partnership board members are expected to represent the decisions and direction of the Partnership.
4. The Partnership has a board chairman who presides over the annual partnership board meeting. And a stateside partnership coordinator who oversees the partnership ministry matters.
Executive Board Membership
1. The executive board is responsible for executing the budget, communication and consultation in-between general partnership board meetings.
2. The executive board will be made up of the MTW field leader, stateside coordinator, and board members representing five to seven partnership churches.
3. The Executive Board will elect the chairman of the partnership board.
4. Executive board members can be removed by 2/3 majority partnership vote or they can resign.
5. The MTW field leader and stateside coordinator are permanent members. Other executive board members can rotate off on a three year cycle.