The Victorian/Tasmanian Branch of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion in Australia (hereinafter referred to as “EFAC (Vic)” or “the Branch”.
The sole purpose of the Branch is to promote in the States of Victoria and Tasmania the aims of The Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC) which rest on the conviction that a strong biblical witness is essential for the life and health of the Anglican Church, within the wider context of seeking first God's kingdom and the building up of his people.
The aims of EFAC are:
to promote the supreme authority of Scripture in matters of both faith and conduct throughout the Anglican Church at every level of its life and witness.
to share with members of the Anglican Church a commitment to biblical obedience particularly in the areas of Christian discipleship, servant leadership, church renewal, and mission in the world.
to foster fellowship and unity among evangelical Anglicans throughout Australia .
to function as a resource group to develop and encourage biblically faithful leadership in all spheres of life.
to provide a forum:
for taking counsel on important issues, in order, where possible to develop policies in matters of common concern, and
for articulating gospel distinctives in the area of faith, order, life and mission by consultations and publications. to coordinate and
encourage the work of EFAC in provinces or dioceses of the Anglican Church in Victoria and Tasmania.
Membership of the Branch shall comprise those persons who are members of EFAC and have been accepted as members of the Branch by the Committee.
Up to five persons shall comprise the Committee (or management committee) of the Branch who shall be appointed by the members of EFAC at an Annual General Meeting each year. The Committee is responsible for the governance and management of the Branch.
The model rules prescribed for associations by the State of Victoria shall apply to the association as far as they are deemed relevant and appropriate by the Committee.
6. WINDING UP
The Branch may be wound up by the Committee (providing they are also members of the Branch) or by a special resolution of EFAC who shall also have the power to amend any or all of the clauses of this Constitution.