The name of the association shall be the Mid-America Reformed Seminary Alumni Association.
The purpose of the Mid-America Reformed Seminary Alumni Association will be to promote a unified fellowship among the alumni family and to cultivate the interests and advancement of the Seminary for the purpose of training students for Christian ministry that glorifies the triune God as revealed in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and summarized by the Canons of Dort, the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Westminster Confession of Faith.
The Mid-America Reformed Seminary Alumni Association shall seek to encourage its members to:
- pray for the Seminary;
- support the Seminary in student recruitment;
- provide financial support;
- represent the Seminary in a godly fashion;
- interact by means of a regular report to the Mid-America Board of Trustees, the faculty and the staff regarding matters of interest to the well-being of the Seminary.
All students who have successfully completed at least 12 credit-hours of study at Mid-America Reformed Seminary are members of the Mid-America Reformed Seminary Alumni Association. Membership in the Association is automatic and there are no membership dues.
The leadership of the Mid-America Reformed Seminary Alumni Association shall be vested in a council known as the Alumni Executive Council. Only graduates of Mid-America Reformed Seminary are eligible for service on the Alumni Executive Council. All Alumni Executive Council members must subscribe to the Reformed Confessions identified in Article II.
The Alumni Executive Council shall consist of 3 classes of members with 2 members in each class. These 6 members shall be geographically diverse and shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees each year at their annual fall meeting. Council members shall serve a term of 3 years. Members who have served for 2 consecutive terms are not eligible for re-appointment for 2 years. Vacancies to the Alumni Executive Council shall be filled by appointment of the Board of Trustees and the appointee shall complete the unexpired term of his predecessor in office.
Members of the Alumni Executive Council may be removed for cause by a three-fourths (3/4) vote of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. This action may be taken only after a due and proper written statement of the reason for this action being contemplated is provided to said Council member at least ten (10) days prior to consideration of the matter. Said Council member shall be entitled to a fair and impartial hearing, if so requested, and the Council member shall have the right to appeal the decision to the full Board of Trustees provided he/she does so in writing at least 30 days prior to the next scheduled Board meeting.
The Alumni Executive Council shall annually select from among themselves the following officers: President, Vice-President and Secretary. The duties of these officers shall be as follows:
- President – Chair the meetings, provide leadership, and delegate responsibilities to Council members as needed to fulfill the objective of the Mid-America Reformed Seminary Alumni Association.
- Vice-President – Be acquainted with, and prepared to assume, the duties of the President in his absence.
- Secretary – Record, distribute and maintain minutes of all meetings of the Mid-America Reformed Seminary Alumni Council. These minutes shall be distributed in a timely manner to all Council members as well as the seminary President and Director of Development.
Mid-America Reformed Seminary’s President and Director of Development shall serve as non-voting advisory members of the Alumni Executive Council.
The Alumni Executive Council shall meet at least annually for the purpose of conducting Alumni Association business.
Rules governing meetings—the rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these by-laws and any special rules of order the Association may adopt.
Amendment of Bylaws—these bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Association by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting, after which vote it shall be subject to ratification by a majority of the Board of Trustees.
- Mid-America annually publishes the Mid-America Journal of Theology. Graduates receive a complementary copy of the Journal.
- All alumni are eligible to purchase publications from the Mid-America Reformed Seminary bookstore at cost.
- Alumni may use the Mid-America Reformed Seminary and its resources.
- Alumni will be granted access to Mid-America Reformed Seminary’s electronic resources.
- Alumni will be provided assistance and advice in ministry placement.
- Alumni will be provided assistance in locating other alumni.
- Alumni will have access to the Board of Trustees through the Alumni Association.
- Alumni can receive discounts at area motels through the Seminary.