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Alliance Membership

Who can become a member?
Membership is reserved for legally registered agencies which value the ability to partner with other entities by receiving or seconding personnel.  Members must be capable of either sending and/or receiving personnel.
    * Note below the list of tasks associated with each role. 

How does one become a member?
An agency (and churches which are capable of sending out their own missionaries) may apply for membership in the following way:
  1. Present a letter of request for membership.
  2. Illustrate that they are capable of receiving or sending a missionary.  (policies, experience, structure) 
  3. Be recommended by two existing members who affirm that they have partnered successfully with the applicant.  
  4. Affirm that they are a legally registered entity within their country and so able to process legal documents and send, receive, and manage finances.
  5. Present confirmation that their fiances are managed according to locally determined legal standards and basic international norms.  (via an external audit)
  6. Be willing to present to the Alliance a yearly report explaining their participation.
  7. Submit an evaluation of their partnership relationships. 
NOTE that a "sender" and a "receiver" simply assumes the responsibility to ensure that the functions related to their role are accomplished.  They do not necesarily have to personally provide each one of the services.  For example a local church may outsource the tasks of cross-cultural training, receipting and processing of finances, member care, etc. But the church, as an Alliance member, ensures that those functions are fulfilled. 

Personnel Management Tasks
There are some basic tasks that are required in the oversight or management of a missionary.  In the past an agency typically performed all of these tasks for their own missionaries.  In the global paradigm of "from anywhere to everywhere" the tasks are being shared between different partners.  
Sending Role
  • Mobilization
  • Training
  • Screening and Selection
  • Church & Donor Relations
  • Receipting and transfer of funds
  • Home member care
    • Medical Insurance
    • Retirement
Receiving Role
  • Ministry oversight
  • Managing support and project funds
  • Field Member Care
  • Medical Insurance (if applicable)
  • Key is their ability to mentor those in the ministry