Revelation 7:9 ….and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the Lamb…..
Our vision is to see churches in Australia effectively engaging in cross-cultural and global mission.
Our task towards achieving this vision is to build the capacity of Member and Associate organisations and we do this through collaboration and representation by building:
Community: Connecting members nationally, regionally, and internationally through information sharing, events, prayer, and common-interest networks.
Competency: Providing training, resources, workshops, research and information to support and promote cross-cultural and global mission.
Credibility: Representing members to government on matters of common interest and concern, and initiating and coordinating collaborative action.
Integrity: Promoting and facilitating best practice and unity and providing assistance and support to member organisations.
Our strategy document can be found here.
Missions Interlink was established as a national body (the Missions Commission of the Australian Evangelical Alliance (AEA)) in 1986. At that time most Australian states already had mission networks with separate identities and memberships, the oldest of which was Evangelical Missionary Alliance (EMA) which was established in NSW in the 1940s.
In the late 1990s Missions Interlink established its own identity and national leadership team as a semi-autonomous sub-entity of AEA. However it was not until 2005 that it was decided to combine the separate state bodies into one national organisation. At that time the state mission networks took on a common identity as branches of Missions Interlink and membership was nationalised.
In 2012 Missions Interlink became the sole activity of AEA. AEA’s other activities were reorganised as separate legal enitities linked together by an EA Family Covenant of co-operation and fellowship. The other members of the Covenant are Ethos Centre for Christianity and Society, EA Foundation, EA Insurance, and CMA.
Recognised MI State Branches are guided by State Guidelines, and their activities are overseen by their State Leadership Team. Each State Branch has a representative on the NLT.
The NLT serves as a reference group for AEA. The governance of AEA is undertaken in accordance with the AEA Rules.
Missions Interlink Members and Associates ascribe to the EA Statement of Faith and agree to abide by the MI Standards. Member use of the Missions Interlink logo implies high standards of governance and financial accountability, giving the Christian public assurance of their integrity.
Member organisations share a common commitment to the following core values.
1. The Nature of Mission
We believe that Mission:
2. The Context of Mission
We take seriously:
3. The Central Convictions undergirding Mission
We uphold and proclaim:
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