There is only one category of APTO membership. Active status is normally maintained through regular attendance at APTO conferences and by payment of membership fees. Due regard will be given to the reality of the geographical distances and financial disparities within the Oceania region.
Membership of the Association of Practical Theology in Oceania (APTO) is open to any persons who meet the criteria set out in its Constitution, particularly Item III.
Those eligible for APTO membership should be:
A. Persons who subscribe to the purposes of APTO as stated in its Constitution and meet one, or more of the following criteria;
B. Persons who are researchers, scholars and/or practitioners in the field of practical theology and its related disciplines.
C. Persons with scholarly interest in practical theology and its related disciplines demonstrated by publications and/or other scholarly accomplishments.
D. Persons with a research degree in practical theology or its related disciplines.
To apply for membership with the Association of Practical Theology in Oceania, complete the attached Membership Application/Renewal Form and return to The Secretary, using the contact details listed on the bottom of the form. Your Membership Application/Renewal Form also needs to be accompanied by supporting documentation, including a letter of nomination, supported and signed by two members. Applications for membership will then be put to the next Annual General Meeting for assessment. After applications for membership are accepted, membership fees will then be payable and you will be considered a full member of the Association of Practical Theology in Oceania.
The Membership Fee for the period of 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017, is AU$50.00 (contact The Treasurer, Bob Dixon, regarding comparable rates within the Oceanic region and the possibility for student/concession/unwaged rates).
Please return your completed Membership Application Form to:
Mail: Association of Practical Theology in Oceania, Attention: Zachariah Duke, C/- BBI - The Australian Institute of Theological Education, PO Box 662, PENNANT HILLS, NSW 1715 AUSTRALIA