The World Evangelical Alliance embraces member-bodies whose identity and vocation are rooted in historic biblical Christianity. WEA affirms and seeks the biblical unity of Christ's body, the Church, celebrating the diversity of practices and theological emphases consistent with the WEA Statement of Faith, recognizing the existing dynamic tension between undeniable unity and marvelous diversity. Its members join in common concern to live and proclaim the Good News of Jesus amongst all nations and peoples, seeking holiness, justice, and transformation at every level individual, family, community, and culture. In this way the Father is honoured, the kingdom of his Son is extended, and the Holy Spirit's empowering presence moves freely in giftings, community renewal, and ministries.
There are four types of membership, each with its distinct qualifications and responsibilities:
- Regional & National Alliances are regional evangelical fellowships and their national fellowships/alliances.
- Global Partners are independently incorporated organizations which work in harmony with WEA structures and serving the WEA constituency.
- Associate Members are independently incorporated organizations with their own specific ministries and accountability, an international scope of ministry, and the capacity and authority to serve in and beyond the WEA community.
- Church Networks & Denominations are networks of churches (located in one or a number of countries), in agreement with the Statement of Faith and Objects of the World Evangelical Alliance.