Membership

The TC consists of a core group of Commissioners appointed from within the WEA family, and an extended membership system though which interested people and institutions support our work are invited to participate with us in our various activities.

Commissioners

The TC consists of a core group of about 15 people known as Commissioners, representing a geographical and confessional cross-section of global evangelicalism. This body acts as the steering and management committee, and meets annually for planning and strategy. They are recognised theologians appointed for 5 year terms and guide the direction and programming of the TC.

Extended Global Membership

The extended membership consists of Affiliates, Associates and Partners.

Affiliates are Theological Commissions or like bodies affiliated with National and Regional Fellowships of the World Evangelical Alliance (or bodies nominated by such Fellowships to represent them).

Associates and Partners: The other two groups are drawn from a wider circle and consist of individuals or institutions who are interested in the work of the WEA Theological Commission and who are desirous of supporting its objectives and programs financially, prayerfully and practically. Individuals are known as Associates, while institutions such as seminaries, theological associations, churches, denominations, or mission bodies are known as Partners.

The three categories of extended membership involve the payment of an annual fee which entitles participants to receive Commission publications (including Evangelical Review of Theology and Theological News), news of activities and participation in the Study Units and other programs of the TC according to interest, expertise and availability. They are also able to be involved at their own expense in the public meetings and events of TC. Affiliates and Partners nominate one representative and Associates participate personally as non-voting members at TC meetings. In addition, Affiliates nominate a representative attending designated sessions of the Theological Commission to form (with the officers of the Theological Commission) an Advisory Panel to support and guide the work of the TC.

Membership fees are currently (2007) set at US $75, $150 and $250 for small, medium and large organizations respectively, on a self determining basis. Fees can be paid in US dollars or equivalent major currency.

Further details and an application form may be obtained from the TC office (email tc@worldevangelicals.org).