Established Missionary Training Centers located in the Third World, engaged in the preparing of intercultural Christian missionaries have bonded together in an association to help promote this purpose. Other established Missionary Training Centers may become members of World Link University. Each center desiring to participate in the University as a member should review the membership requirements described in this document. The signing of the Statement of Agreement by the appropriate center official and forwarding it to the World Link University International Chancellor will initiate membership application. Membership acknowledgement will be by transmittal of the application signed by the International Chancellor. Centers interested in joining the World Link University and who would like additional information are encouraged to contact the International Chancellor, the Continental Chancellor for their continent, or the International Vice Chancellor who is available to facilitate new memberships.

International Chancellor: Dr. Seth Anyomi<>
Chancellor for Asia: Dr.Minoru Okuyama <>
Chancellor for South America: Dr. Obed Alvarez<>
Chancellor for Africa: Dr. Isaiah Lawon <>
Chancellor for South Korea: Dr. Yong Jong Cho <>
Chancellor for the Middle East: Dr. Hisham Kamel <>
Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs: Dr. Julius Twongyeirwe <>
Vice Chancellor-International Affairs: Dr. David Bogosian <>
Vice Chancellor- Finance and Administration: Dr. Elmer Inafuku <>

Global Office and Graduate School: Dr. Hisham Kamel <>

Statement of Agreement

World Link University, an association of Missionary Training Centers, is dedicated to collective and interdependent action to improve the quality of cross-cultural missionary training. The participating missionary-training centers (Bible institutes, universities, colleges, seminaries, and training programs) shall be united in commitment to develop and continue the distinctive of World Link University, including:
  • Development and use of core inter-cultural curriculum with standards and guidelines for local adaptation.
  • Achievement and maintenance of accreditation for each degree program of intercultural training in accordance with accepted standards.
  • Establishment and enhancement of a worldwide network of missionary training faculty.
  • Ensuring the availability of high quality library and media resources through networking and other technologies.
  • Sharing faculty and exchanging students to broaden inter-cultural perspectives.
  • Development and use of an Internet-based networking capability for education, administration and inter/intra center communication.
  • Doctrinal Statement
    The University's doctrinal statement is the Lausanne Covenant. This declaration was agreed upon by more than 2,300 evangelicals during the 1974 International Congress to be more intentional about world evangelization.

    World Link University is an initiative of its parent organization, the Third World Mission Association. The University's organizational structure is set to promote the mission of the University in a way that assists the independent growth of each individual center. The focus of the organization is in networking, resource sharing and core curriculum standard setting and maintenance to gain accreditation. Recognizing that centers in different areas of the world have limited resources, the organization is also committed to collectively striving to raise resources through foundations, private donations and other sources to assist and carrying out its mission.

    Council Of Chancellors
    The Chancellors' primary function is to set policy for the University with operational responsibilities assigned to the Vice Chancellors. Individual centers will communicate on operational matters with the appropriate Vice Chancellor keeping their Chancellor informed. Each Chancellor at their discretion may organize regional Deans' meetings when such meetings are deemed appropriate. A worldwide meeting of Deans may also be scheduled if such a meeting is necessary to implement the strategic goals and directions established by the World Link University Chancellors. A meeting of the Deans will also be a forum for the exchange of ideas, with responsibility to review, advise and make recommendations to the University administration.

    Responsibilities of Member Centers
  • To identify itself publicly in name and in print as a member of the association called World Link University.
  • To designate a representative(s) of the center to facilitate communication within the University organizational structure.
  • To provide the institutional personnel and other resources (as able) that are needed to support the participation of the center in World Link University activities including development and maintenance of the core curriculum, networking and accreditation.
  • To submit an annual institutional report to the Vice Chancellor for Administration.
  • To make use of the Internet-based systems that support the University's mission.
  • To participate in fund raising initiatives approved by the Chancellors to the benefit of the University membership.
  • To provide an application fee in accordance with the Application Form fee schedule. To provide an annual fee (calendar year) subject to the schedule approved by the Chancellors which will take into account the enrollment of each center. The annual fee payment for the next five years (beginning 2006) will be voluntary. Centers joining after 2006 will have a prorated time for voluntary fee payment. Beginning in 2011 all centers will be obligated to pay an annual fee as approved by the Council of Chancellors. Members can expect that the annual fee will increase, however, a one-year notification will be provided to all members in the case of a fee increase. Membership fees will be payable on January one of each year.
  • Responsibilities Chancellors and Vice Chancellors
  • Promote cooperation and interdependence between member institutions through the initiation of the following activities:
  • Development and maintenance of a model inter-cultural curriculum with standards and guidelines for local adaptation.
  • o Recruitment and development of faculty resulting in a world-wide network of missionary trainers. o Development and use of library resources, management systems, tools and network. o Initiation of joint projects which make effective use of institutional and other resources.
  • Oversee the development of new members of World Link University including the activities of:
  • o Identify and contact (including a possible site visit) existing institutions for which membership may be beneficial. o Identifying strategic geographical areas for the establishment of new institutions. o Reviewing plans and charter the development of new institutions. o Establish appropriate categories of membership, associate and candidate, with a separate agreement.
  • Establish committees and project task forces as required to carry out the missions of University.
  • Establish and maintain the administrative, fiscal and programmatic procedures appropriate for operation of the University.
  • Maintain the integrity of mission through this charter; substantive changes in this charter agreement require a majority vote of the Member Center representatives and approval by the Council of Chancellors.
  • Seek funding through collective action with the members for those University activities that require external sources of funding.
  • Process of Application
  • Each center desiring to become a member of World Link University must complete the attached membership Application Form. The completed form with supporting documentation must then be transmitted with the fee identified on the form to the World Link University Administrative offices.
  • The Vice Chancellor for Administration will be responsible for initiating review of each application and communicating with the applicant.
  • Period of Participation
    Participation in the University will be an indefinite period of time with the following conditions:
    (1) The center continues its identity as a member of the World Link University.
    (2) The center continues to emphasize the distinctives of the World Link University, participating actively in efforts to achieve its mission.
    (3) The center continues to meet the standards for accreditation.
    (4) That the center meets its financial obligations to the University.

    Each member center reserves the right to discontinue the relationship, by providing six-month written notice to the International Chancellor. Center members deemed to not be meeting the requirements of membership may have their membership terminated by a decision of the Council of Chancellors with a six-month written notice.

    1. This Statement of Agreement, in addition to any separate agreement with the World Link University, sets forth the relationship between the parties.
    2. The members agree to follow and abide by the bylaws of World Link University, the policies established by its Council of Chancellors, and by procedures established by the University administration.
    3. This agreement shall not be deemed or construed to be modified, amended, rescinded, canceled or waived in whole or in part, except by written amendment by the parties hereto.
    4. The member agrees that any risks and liabilities resulting from participation in the association shall be borne by the member unless any separate agreement with the association called World Link University provides for some other allocation of the risks involved.
    5. Only current members of World Link University may use the name and logo of World Link University.

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