团契宪章

MIT团契是MIT学生会底下的一个学生团体,下面是我们作为学生会的团体宪章。

Article I: Purpose

The purpose of the MIT Campus Evangelistic Fellowship (MITCEF) is to create an open environment for Chinese students and scholars at MIT to understand the Christian faith through Bible study, prayer and fellowship. It will serve as a resource for anyone who is interested in knowing more about Christianity and provide a community where its members feel comfortable in discussing their faith and encouraging one another to follow Jesus Christ in their lives.

Article II: Statement of Faith

  1. We confess the Christian faith, recorded in the Holy Scriptures. We believe and accept the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life.
  2. We believe in one God, the Creator of all things who is infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Father, He now is our High Priest and Advocate.
  4. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Triune God. He applies to man the work of Christ. By justification and adoption man is given a right standing before God; by regeneration, sanctification, and glorification, man's nature is renewed.
  5. We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
  6. We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head.
  7. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.

Article III: Membership

  1. Any member of the MIT community is eligible to become a member of MITCEF. One is considered a member of MITCEF in any given academic term if she/he has attended at least one meeting in the preceding or current term.
  2. MITCEF will not discriminate based on any characteristic listed in MIT's Nondiscrimination Statement.
  3. MITCEF will not charge any fee for the membership.

Article IV: Officers

  1. MITCEF will have two officers:
    1. President
      1. The president shall be the official representative of MITCEF to any other organization and to MIT.
      2. The president will preside over all meetings.
      3. The president is responsible for determining when meetings are and publicizing this to the group.
    2. Secretary-Treasurer
      1. The secretary-treasurer shall be responsible for taking minutes for MITCEF meetings, keeping official documents of the organization, and handling financial matters as they occur.
      2. The secretary-treasurer is required to sign all checks/vouchers of MITCEF.
  2. All officers of MITCEF must be distinct persons and MIT students.
  3. Elections:
    1. Elections of officers shall occur at the first meeting of each year.
    2. Any member of MITCEF is eligible to run for office.
    3. Quorum for elections is [two thirds] of the group.
    4. Any member is elected if he or she wins a majority of the voting members.
    5. If more than two people are running and no one wins a majority, then the person with the fewest votes is dropped from the ballot and votes are recast.
    6. The term of office runs from the first meeting of each school year until the new officers are elected.
  4. Removal: Officers may be removed by a [two-thirds] vote of the members.

Article V: Meetings

  1. Meetings shall be held at least every 6 months.
  2. Meetings shall be presided over by the president, unless she is absent, and in that case the [other officer] shall preside.
  3. All decisions shall be made by a majority vote of all members present.
  4. Quorum for a meeting shall be [one quarter] of the members of MITCEF.

Article VI: Amendments

  1. Amendments shall be presented by any member of the MITCEF.
  2. Amendments shall be passed by a [two-thirds] voted of the members present.
  3. Quorum for amending this constitution shall be [one third] of all members of MITCEF.

Article VII: ASA Governance Clause

The MITCEF agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the Association of Student Activities, and its executive board. This constitution, amendments to it, and the by-laws of this organization shall be subject to review by the ASA Executive Board to insure that they are in accordance with the aforementioned rules and regulations.

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Eric Ma,
Feb 21, 2013, 7:17 PM