purpose of the Association of Presbyterian Tentmakers will be:
be advocates for alternative models of ministry throughout the church.
define and affirm tentmaking as a valid expression of Christian
nurture and support tentmakers as continuing active members of
presbyteries in good standing.
foster mutually beneficial contacts and relationships with similar
organizations in other denominations and other parts of the world.
organize conferences which shall provide opportunities for worship,
fellowship, spiritual growth, and for meetings of the Association.
membership in the Association of Presbyterian Tentmakers will be open to
any active member of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Affiliate membership
will be open to any individual or associate of other denominations.
Institutional membership will be open to any congregation or governing
body or association in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Membership in the
Association will be defined as those persons and/or institutions that
have paid dues for the current year. Annual dues for individual members
and institutions will be set at the annual conference. The yearly cycle
for dues will end on the first of October or at the close of the annual
conference, which ever come later, and the next yearly cycle will begin
at that point.
RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES
Individual members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) will receive a
subscription to the newsletter and have the right to vote and hold
office in the Association. Institutional members of the Presbyterian
Church (USA) will receive a subscription to the newsletter, and may
designate a representative who will have the right to vote and hold
office in the Association. Affiliate members will receive a
subscription to the newsletter, and have the right to participate in
business meetings of the Association but without vote.
moderator or co-moderators
associate moderator (if no co-moderators)
reflect the needs of the organization, the Executive Committee will
discern officer job descriptions. An individual may hold no more than
two offices at the same time.
Executive Committee will consist of the following:
The newsletter editor
Immediate past officers (if able and willing)
The Conference Planner(s), who, if possible, will be affirmed at the
annual conference, if not, they will be designated by the above members
of the Executive Committee.
Members of General Assembly staff invited by the Executive Committee,
who will serve ex officio and without vote.
Executive Committee will meet
conference call or electronically. at the call of a Moderator, or at the
request of any two members of the Executive Committee, or at the request
of any three active members of the Association. The Executive Committee
will have the authority to carry out any mandates decided by the
membership at the annual meeting, to disburse funds from the treasury of
the Association, and fill vacancies in the Executive Committee in lieu
of an annual meeting.
elected officers and members of the Executive Committee will assume
their responsibilities at the close of the annual conference. There is
no limit on the number of consecutive one-year terms for the officers
and Executive Committee members.
meetings of the Association will be held at the time and place of the
annual conference. Active members of the Association, and designated
representatives of institutional members, will have the right to both
voice and vote at all business meetings. Staff of governing bodies of
the Presbyterian Church (USA) who are not members of the Association,
spouses of active members, and guests at the annual meeting, will have
the right to speak at business meetings, but without vote.
may be changed at any business meeting of the Association. Proposed
changes must be submitted in writing to the Association as a whole, and
must be approved by 3/4 of those present and voting.
at the APT Conference, Pittsburgh, PA – October 1993
at the APT Conference, Chicago, IL – November 2000
at the APT Conference, Bangor, ME – November 2003
at the APT Conference, Austin, TX – November 2014