The Mission Commission of World Evangelical Alliance.
Strap Line: "Catalyzing, Connecting and Strengthening Global Mission Movements and Networks."
We envision the proactive, synergetic, enabling of the global mission community to fully live, proclaim and extend to all peoples the transforming message of the kingdom of God in Christ Jesus through the power of the Spirit.
The MC aims to inspire, advocate and strengthen God's mission agenda among the global Christian community. We serve, catalyse and facilitate global missional affinity clusters for greater effectiveness, developing strategic relationships and resources.
We value Evangelical, Trinitarian missiology, grace-characterized relationships and mutual accountability, grass roots needs-analysis and strategic vision, churches, mission agencies and training programs, collegiality and servanthood, reflective practitioners and forward thinking.
We accomplish our vision and purpose as we:
In order to gain the maximum leverage in our work, we strategically serve the global mission community as manifested in mission movements, networks and mission structures in order that they in turn can effectively serve their own constituencies. This constituency are represented by their leadership and called MC Associates.
The Mission Commission Associates (MCA) family forms the broader arena of our global family and is made up of mission leaders according to MC Constituency categories.
Those with a constituency-associations, alliances and other movements:
Those whose focus is missionally specific:
Our working relationship will be marked by informing each other, meeting and praying together, sharing resources and helping each other to realise the shared task, agreeing on joint networks and task forces for specific projects, working pro-actively toward a shared agenda and making decisions together.
The Global Leadership Council is our board of governance formed from the constituency associates and key stakeholders. The minimum size of the GLC should be 10, the maximum 15, with a decision-making quorum of 60% of the actual number of its members.
The GLC appoints its officers, establishes the policies and priorities of the MC and provides oversight for its ministries. The executive director is nominated by the GLC, is accountable for the approved outcomes to the GLC and as such is an ex oficio member. Final appointment of the executive director is done by the WEA International Council.
New GLC members will be recommended, and guidelines developed to identify the qualifications and skills, duties and terms of service. They are expected to play a proactive role in the life of the MC. Its members will be selected from the 5 constituency categories.
The Executive Committee (ExCo) consists of the GLC Chair, Vice-chair and one other member of the GLC. The ED normally meets with the ExCo.
The MC Forum, consists of a maximum of 60 people, chosen from the MC Associates. They provide consultation to the GLC. The members of this forum will be selected from the 5 categories of the constituency. They meet once every two years, and otherwise are actively involved through e-mail and Internet communication.
The Mission Commission is a low-budget, high-impact global mission body that depends on various sources for its financial existence. Staff bring their financial support to the MC.
MC budget will be met from the following sources:
Projects and programs funds are raised by staff and MC Associates from churches, individuals and trusts.
The projects of the MC are carried out largely through core groups, task forces and networks led by gifted, committed, women and men who volunteer their time for this important work. In addition, the MC provides an essential place for "docking" international networks. Close to 220 women and men from some 50 nations are currently involved in these groups. These networks are increasing in size and numbers, and the MC provides a strategically way to link them for greater synergy in accomplishing the work of the global church in world evangelization.
Others Linked/Docked with the MC: