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
- 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.
- We believe in one God, the Creator of all things who
is infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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.
will not discriminate based on any characteristic listed in MIT's
will not charge any fee for the membership.
Article IV: Officers
- MITCEF will have two officers:
- The president shall
be the official representative of MITCEF to any other organization and
- The president will
preside over all meetings.
- The president is
responsible for determining when meetings are and publicizing this to
- The secretary-treasurer shall be responsible
for taking minutes for MITCEF meetings, keeping official
documents of the organization, and handling financial matters as they
- The secretary-treasurer
is required to sign all checks/vouchers of MITCEF.
- All officers of MITCEF must
be distinct persons and MIT students.
- Elections of officers
shall occur at the first meeting of each year.
- Any member of MITCEF
is eligible to run for office.
- Quorum for elections
is [two thirds] of the group.
- Any member is elected
if he or she wins a majority of the voting members.
- 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.
- The term of office runs from the first meeting of each school year until the new officers are elected.
- Removal: Officers may be
removed by a [two-thirds] vote of the members.
Article V: Meetings
- Meetings shall be held at
least every 6 months.
- Meetings shall be presided
over by the president, unless she is absent, and in that case the [other
officer] shall preside.
- All decisions shall be made
by a majority vote of all members present.
- Quorum for a meeting shall be
[one quarter] of the members of MITCEF.
Article VI: Amendments
- Amendments shall be presented
by any member of the MITCEF.
- Amendments shall be passed by
a [two-thirds] voted of the members present.
- 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.