Standards of Conduct

In this day of disappearing moral absolutes, it is imperative that all Christians be reminded that the Bible, as the revelation of God's truth, must determine not only our doctrinal beliefs but also our lifestyle. In a changing world, the Christian has an unchanging standard, the Word of God. World Ministries International's STANDARDS OF CONDUCT are based on the teachings and principles of Scripture, seeking to develop personal holiness and discipline exemplified in a lifestyle glorifying of God.

World Ministries International has a goal of changing the culture of a nation with a distinctive purpose; included in that purpose is a person's total growth and development in preparation for Christian life and service. We are interested not only in imparting knowledge, but also in teaching biblical values and a lifestyle which promotes the tradition of conservative evangelical local churches. Only this can truly transform a person, family, business, city, state, or nation and bring peace, liberty and prosperity.

World Ministries International is committed to the highest standards of Christian conduct required to fulfill our stated purpose. In order to do this, clearly defined standards and regulations are necessary. Although the following abbreviated STANDARDS OF CONDUCT are intended to guide students who matriculate at our Institute of Ministry, it is expected that board members, administrators, faculty, pastors and staff members also serve as EXEMPLARS in modeling the lifestyle set forth. Annually, board members, administration, faculty, pastors, staff, those who take voluntary short-term mission trips, students, etc., sign a pledge to follow the STANDARDS OF CONDUCT.

I understand that my involvement in Christian work requires my personal commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and separation from sin. I further realize that as a member of the World Ministries International community, I represent the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as the ministry. I am aware that Scripture prohibits certain sins (such as stealing, lying, gossiping, backbiting, murmuring, slandering, a whisperer, a talebearer, a busybody, profane language, drunkenness, sexual immorality, occult practices, cheating, and attitudes such as pride, lust, bitterness, harmful discrimination, jealousy, and an unforgiving spirit) which are to be avoided. In addition, I understand that certain types of activities are questionable and will avoid these activities as determined by World Ministries International for testimony's sake.

As a member of the World Ministries International family, I pledge myself to the following commitments:

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I understand that the STANDARDS OF CONDUCT are a guide to my behavior on and off campus for the time I am part of the World Ministries International family. While it is recognized that personal preferences differ and that every member of the Christian community might not agree with every detail of these standards, I must honorably adhere to them. Such an attitude on my part is a way I can develop Christian discipline, exhibit Christian maturity, and demonstrate the love of Christ in concern both for the integrity of the ministry itself as well as for the personal welfare of other believers. Further, I understand that failure to cooperate in maintaining the standards will lead to appropriate disciplinary action and/or possible dismissal/termination.

Please click on the links below for each of the Church Restoration articles. A Christian's behavior and conduct is so important for maintaining and strengthening relationships and unity. These articles will enlighten each one of you as to the importance of following proper protocol, as outlined by Jesus, for keeping healthy relationships between the brethren. A violation of Matthew 18:15-17 reveals a person is not really wanting reconciliation, but that the person is actually operating out of hurts, pains, bitterness, frustration, revenge, etc. This person is not working out of agape (God's love) but selfishness. The person violating the Scriptures does not want to protect, restore, and love the person he has ought against. Consequently, the person who has an offense, like Judas was offended by Jesus, becomes a Backbiter, a Busybody, a Complainer, a Murmurer, a Slanderer, a Talebearer, and/or a Whisperer. This is the number one problem in the church and in relationships between people.

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