THOMAS F. TORRANCE THEOLOGICAL FELLOWSHIP

By Laws


ARTICLE I. NAME

The name of this Fellowship shall be the Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship (TTF).


ARTICLE II. MISSION

The Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship is a distinctively Christian research organization devoted to the exploration, development, and dissemination of the theology of Thomas F. Torrance and other theologians contributing to this endeavor. The society exists to promote and sustain fellowship and truth-seeking (fides quaerens intellectum) in theological reflection upon the Christian faith, within the mainstream of the Christian Church and tradition in light of the theological legacy of Thomas F. Torrance. We are a Christian fellowship serving the Christian faith and the renewal of the Church of Jesus Christ.


ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

Membership in TTF is open to anyone interested in Christian research in theology and related disciplines, who pays dues, and who is in agreement with the Mission Statement in Article II. Annual dues for membership are payable to the Secretary-Treasurer. Dues shall be used to defray communication expenses, costs of meeting rooms, and other expenses incurred by TTF at the discretion of the Executive Committee. Dues shall be proposed by the Secretary-Treasurer and submitted by the President for approval by majority vote of the membership attending the Annual Business Meeting. A report of dues and expenditures shall be presented by the Secretary-Treasurer at the Annual Meeting of TTF.


ARTICLE IV. BUSINESS MEETINGS

Business meetings of TTF shall be held annually at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion. Business meetings shall be called by the Executive Committee, who may also call other general meetings of TTF at appropriate occasions. Business meetings shall be conducted according to Roberts Rules of Order. Each member shall be entitled to one vote each on each matter submitted to a vote by the members. Members present at the Annual Business Meeting shall constitute a quorum for all voting.


ARTICLE V. OFFICERS/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The officers of TTF shall consist of a President, two Co-Vice Presidents, a Secretary-Treasurer, and one At Large Member who together shall act as the Executive Committee of TTF. The Executive Committee shall plan and oversee the meetings, programs, and finances of TTF. The Executive Committee shall perform duties and fulfill other functions as are appropriate to the Mission Statement of TTF (Article II). Executive Committee officers shall receive no compensation for their services. Officers may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in connection with services performed for TTF, subject to approval by the Executive Committee.


ARTICLE VI. PROGRAMS

Programs of TTF shall include one Session on a general topic at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion. The topic and the format of this Session shall be compatible with the TTF Mission Statement and determined by the Executive Committee.

Programs of TTF may include additional meetings, newsletters, an electronic theological journal, series of books, or other programs consistent with the Mission Statement of TTF (Article II).


ARTICLE VII. NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The President shall appoint a Nominating Committee that shall solicit nominations from the membership for Officers of TTF. Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the Annual Business Meeting. Elections shall be by majority vote of voting members, normally at the Annual Business Meeting of TTF. Officers shall serve three-year terms. The President shall designate one of the Co-Vice Presidents as President-Elect at the Annual Business Meeting, normally in the second year of the President=s term in office. All other officers shall be elected one or two officers per year on a rotating basis. Terms begin January 1. The Executive Committee shall fill vacancies on the Executive Committee that occur between Annual Business Meetings.


ARTICLE IX. AMENDMENTS

Proposed amendments shall be submitted to the members of TTF through the Executive Committee at least sixty days prior to the Annual Business Meeting. Amendments shall be approved by a 2/3 vote of the voting members at the Annual Business Meeting. Members present at the Annual Business Meeting shall constitute a quorum for voting.



Thomas F Torrance

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A distinctively Christian research organization devoted to the exploration, development, and dissemination of the theology of Thomas F. Torrance and other theologians contributing to this endeavor. Continued...

 
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