Bible-based Conduct

This is an organization that is Christ-centered. Right living is a fundamental outgrowth of walking in Biblical truth. People are generally prone to going their own way (like sheep) but God’s grace and truth enable believers to learn to walk properly. There are numerous parts of scripture that explain, provide example, and exhort right living. In short, knowing Christ means that right living is established because the heart has been changed or born again by God. Since this ministry functions to assist those in need in the name of Jesus Christ, it is necessary that volunteers, board members, and officers have lives that reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Bible in regard to their personal conduct. Our constitution, therefore, includes some of the critical Biblical guidelines. Some extractions are included below:

“Christian conduct is expected for all participants in the ministry. Standards for Christian conduct are found in numerous scriptures, such as Matthew 5-7 and Colossians 3:1-17. In summary, conduct should reflect the guideline found in 1 Corinthians 10:31: “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” The example of the life of Jesus Christ is preeminent.”

“In addition to upholding standards of Christian conduct as any participant in the ministry, those people in positions of responsibility shall especially be mindful of exhortations of Jesus Christ {Mat 20:26-28 and John 13:13-17} that describe servanthood. In view of the responsibility of leadership to guide the work of the ministry and train others by example, an attitude of being a servant is essential. The living example of Jesus Christ, as one who trained and loved His disciples, is primary. Other exhortations that are pertinent include standards expressed in the Epistles for elders and deacons {1 Tim 3:1-13}.

“Significant references concerning the types of sin that will receive attention include the following: Romans 1:24-32, Romans 13:2, Galatians 5:19-21, Colossians 3:5-10, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6, and 2 Thessalonians 3:11-12.”

In general terms, the references address sexual immorality, rebellion, gossip, greed, and various other sins that can destroy the witness of Jesus Christ in a person or bring discredit upon God, whom we serve. It is necessary, therefore, that participants in this ministry adhere to Biblical standards of conduct.

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