To apply for Missions Interlink (MI) Associate and to enjoy the benefits your organisation, church, college or ministry need to:
Have a significant interest or involvement in cross-cultural or global mission.
Accept and adhere to the MI Standards Statement including the AEA Statement of Faith and the Missions Interlink Core Values.
Agree to be bound by the MI Regulations.
Note: Associate status is a prerequisite for becoming an MI Member.
Complete & Submit the Associate Member Application Form.
Attach two written reference letters from two different referees.
The referees must be a CEO or a Chair of the Board of an organisation that is already an Associate or a Member of Missions Interlink. To find a suitable referee refer to our current list of Members and Associates.
Please email us for assistance if you are unable to meet this requirement.
Once the application fee of $160 is received, your application will be proposed to the MI National Leadership Team for approval. The Associate application fee is not an additional cost, it will be credited towards your annual membership fee upon your acceptance as an Associate Member of MI. The annual fee is determined by the size of your organisation or ministry.
Upon application, an organisation will be reviewed against ACNC governance standards and External Conduct Standards in particular. To help our member organisations to simplify this legislation requirement, Missions Interlink together with Moores Lawyers have developed an ECS package that your organisation (as a new applicant) can purchase to assist in navigating through the ECS requirements.
Member vs Associate
Organisations can either become MI Associate or Member. (Please note, that only an existing Associate can become a Member). The key differences between the two are outlined below.
|Promote my events on the MI website|
|Promote my events on the MI website||✔||✔|
|Promote my job opportunities on MissionsSeek|
|Promote my job opportunities on MissionsSeek||✔||✔|
|Promote my short and long term mission opportunities|
|Promote my short and long term mission opportunities||✔||✔|
|Insurance discounts - EA Mission Care|
|Insurance discounts - EA Mission Care||✔||✔|
|Travel Insurance - MI group travel policy|
|Travel Insurance - MI group travel policy||✔||✔|
|Group travel discounts - EA Mission Care|
|Group travel discounts - EA Mission Care||✔||✔|
|Specialised resources (link to example)|
|Specialised resources (link to example)||✔||✔|
|Reduced registration fees for national and state MI events eg. ReachOut, Mission Matters, Activate and MI training programmes.|
|Reduced registration fees for national and state MI events eg. ReachOut, Mission Matters, Activate and MI training programmes.||✔||✔|
|Priority access to Beach Retreat|
|Priority access to Beach Retreat||✔||✔|
|Exemption from Australian income tax for organisations and personnel serving overseas, through recognition by the ATO See here for more information.|
|Exemption from Australian income tax for organisations and personnel serving overseas, through recognition by the ATO See here for more information.||✔||✘|