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IMA Membership

Membership is open to Indian Missions (Christian organizations and Church groups) both inter-denominational
and denominational, which are involved in ministry within or across geographic, linguistic, ethnic or socio-economic
distance resulting in establishing of worshipping fellowship of peoples within India or outside.

Membership is also open to Indian missionary training centers, research centers, mission resource agencies,
funding, sponsoring, facilitating, and other allied service groups.

Membership Criteria:
1. Membership is open to Indian Missions (Christian organizations and Church groups) both inter-denominational and denominational
    who are involved in ministry within or across geographic, linguistic, ethnic or socio-economic distance resulting in establishing of
    worshipping fellowship of peoples within India or outside.
2. Membership is also open to Indian missionary training centres, research centres, mission resource, and funding, sponsoring,
    facilitating and other allied service groups.
3. Partners: Partnership is open for overseas Missions & Churches involved in ministry to Indians.

Membership Requirements:
1. The organization (or in the case of a missionís department, its parent body) must have been functioning for at least three years
    as a registered body under the Societies / Trust Act.
2. The organization (or its parent body) should be registered with the Commissioner of Income tax.
3. There should be a minimum of at least seven board members or trustees and generally no two persons of the same family function
    as an office bearer of the organization.
4. An organization seeking membership with IMA, having satisfied itself that it qualifies, must pass a resolution seeking in its board
    meeting to apply for IMA membership.
5. Subscribe to IMAís statement of faith.
6. Accept the annual membership contribution.
7. Accept the Mission Field comity arrangement of IMA.
8. Accept the best practices of Ministry, Leadership & Management as advocated by IMA.

Needed Documents / Check List:
1. The IMA Membership Application Form duly filled & attested.
2. The Mission fields, branch offices and other appendix details duly filled in.
3. A copy of your society / trust / company registration certificate.
4. A copy of your audited accounts for the last three years.
5. A copy of the resolution of your board seeking membership with IMA.
6. A copy of your recent newsletter or magazine.
7. A copy of your introduction folder / information brochure.
8. A copy of your latest Annual Report read in your last AGM or Trust meeting.
9. A copy of your Memorandum of Association, Bye laws / Rules & Regulations / Trust deed.
10. Enclose a Demand Draft in favour of India Missions Association, Hyderabad for Rs. 1500/- as processing fee.

Membership processing Fee:
When sending the filled in membership application form, please include the membership processing fee for Rs 1500/- (DD in favour of India Missions Association, Hyderabad). 

How the Membership Application is processed:
When the membership application form dully filled in is received by our Member Relation Team in Hyderabad, the same is scrutinized.
After which a senior staff of IMA makes a personal visit to build a relationship. Later the application is presented to the IMA Executive
Committee that meets once in a six months. During the meeting the application again is scrutinized by the Executive members before
it is accepted for membership. All the IMA members are then issued a membership certificate that is normally valid for about three years.

Membership Contributions:
More details on the this...Please contact esnorth@imaindia.org or essouth@imaindia.org
 

Application Form download



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