1. Policy Inclusions. This ministry’s code of conduct is rooted in its sincerely held religious beliefs and is
consistent with the following:
a. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17)
b. The Great Commandments as stated by Jesus Christ (Matt. 22:37-40)
2. Personal Conduct. All persons connected with this ministry community (e.g. employees, volunteers,
board members, students, parents of students, etc.) shall hereinafter be referred to as ministry
community members. All such ministry community members must conduct their personal affairs so
there can be no opportunity for unfavorable reflections upon the Christian beliefs and mission of the
ministry, either expressed or implied. The use of common sense, good ethical standards and discretion
will guide all who are called into community with the ministry in proper conduct. Failure to maintain
reasonable standards is subject to discipline, up to and including termination, from the ministry
community. It is expected that all members of our ministry community will conduct themselves in a
manner consistent with biblical standards, values, and character.
3. Rules of Conduct. In every organization where many people interact on a regular basis, some specific
rules and policies are necessary to establish acceptable standards of conduct, assure fair treatment of all
members of the community, and enhance the smooth operation of the organization. Ministry
community members are expected to become familiar with and abide by the standards outlined in this
policy. The purpose of these rules is to maintain a community environment that protects the safety and
dignity of each community member without placing unreasonable restrictions on anyone.
Ministry community members are expected to model appropriate behavior and conduct both on and
off-campus and model relationships that demonstrate a growing Christ-likeness manifested in a lifestyle
that serves and gives itself to reconcile others. Ministry community members are also expected to
model appropriate language on and off-campus and model speech that demonstrates a growing Christlikeness (Ephesians 5:4). Ministry community members shall maintain appropriate attitudes of concern
for others. Problems concerning ministry community members’ roles, relationships, and professional
conduct should first be handled directly with the person involved. If a satisfactory resolution cannot be
concluded, the matter should move up the relevant chain of responsibility. Specifically, ministry
community members shall respect the integrity and confidences of other community members and
those outside of our community attending any of our ministry’s functions. Ministry community members
are expected to operate within their respective roles.
In summary, Christian ethics demand that ministry community members act in love and integrity, in
confidentiality, and in alignment with the mission/purpose of this ministry.
4. Inappropriate Conduct. Violation of ministry rules and policies may result in an oral
warning, a written warning, and/or termination of a member’s role in the ministry community. There is
no requirement that discipline be progressive or that a warning be given prior to demotion or any other
disciplinary action, including discharge from the ministry community. Set forth below are some
examples of misconduct which will not be tolerated by the ministry. This list is not exhaustive and
examples are not listed in order of seriousness.
a. Falsification of personnel and/or student records and information or other ministry records.
b. Dating, or otherwise becoming romantically involved with, anyone under legal age.
c. Engaging in any activity which a ministry community member knows, or has reason to know, will
adversely affect the mission of the ministry.
d. Engaging in sexual acts and/or relationships outside the confines of biblical marriage between
one man and one woman.
e. Deliberate damage or destruction of any ministry property or the property of any ministry
f. Engaging in criminal conduct.
g. Insubordination, including but not limited to, failure or refusal to obey the orders or instructions
of a supervisor, teacher, or other ministry leader, or the use of abusive or threatening language
toward a supervisor, teacher, or other ministry leader.
h. Using abusive language at any time on campus.
i. Failure to notify a supervisor when unable to report to work.
j. Wearing unprofessional or inappropriate styles of dress (including dressing in such a way as to
willfully reject one’s sex assigned at birth (Gen. 1:27)).
k. Violation of any safety, health, security or ministry policies, rules or procedures.
l. Committing a fraudulent act or a breach of trust under any circumstances.
m. Unlawful harassment including harassment of a sexual nature (with the understanding that this
ministry reserves the right to operate according to its sincerely held religious beliefs about
biblical marriage and sexuality and therefore does not define “harassment” as including any
enforcement of, or adherence to, its biblical principles and expectations in the areas of
marriage, sexuality, dress, and discipline).
n. Engaging in behavior that suggests a willful violation of the religious beliefs and practices of the
ministry including engaging in sexual acts and/or relationships outside the confines of biblical
marriage between one man and one woman and rejection of one’s sex assigned by God at birth.
If a ministry community member has any doubt about whether certain conduct will constitute behavior
that suggests a willful violation of the religious beliefs and practices of the ministry, the community
member should ask an appropriate ministry leader.
By signing below, ministry community member acknowledges an understanding that this ministry only
hires staff members and/or approves volunteers who agree with its sincerely held religious beliefs and
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agree to abide by its Code of Conduct which is rooted in its beliefs and which this
ministry believes reflects a relationship representative of a walk with Christ.
In addition, by signing below, ministry community member acknowledges they have read, understood,
and agree to abide by this Christian Code of Conduct and that this ministry reserves the right to
discipline said community member (up to and including termination from the community) for any
action(s) in violation of this Code of Conduct.