Journey Honor Code
Thank you for choosing to serve at Journey Church as a small group leader. By choosing to enter into a leadership role, you are entering into a position of authority. Those you lead will watch you closely and take what you say seriously. Leaders should be role models and leaders are called to a higher standard.
As an essential part of the Journey Church Leadership family, you have a responsibility to develop and exhibit Christlike behavior. The way we present ourselves to others is of vital importance to the way others perceive Christ. So as a servant leader, it is important to strive to live a life that represents Christ wherever we go!
Now we know and understand that none of us are perfect and love the fact that God uses imperfect people.
But what we ask is that with all of your heart you strive to honor God in our personal and ministry life. When mistakes are made there is repentance and surrender not acceptance.
We also ask that you commit to living out our core values with the understanding.
Consistent Quiet Time and Bible Engagement
I realize the greatest way I can serve my church is to grow my personal relationship with Jesus through daily prayer and Bible engagement and staying in active community with my church family. By actively reading the word and praying I will continue to grow and be more and more transformed by the renewing of my mind with Gods word.
Tithes & Offerings
I commit to be a generous person by giving generously. I will do what the scripture says 2 Cor 9:6-9 and pray about and decide what I should give, (a planned percentage giver). So I will pray and ask God what He wants me to give and be faitful to his leading.I will choose to give to the Journey Church, the local church at which I worship and serve.
I will use my words to build up the church and the people I serve alongside. Proverbs 18:21 says, “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit you choose.” I choose to speak words of kindness and hope. I will give people the benefit of the doubt. I will not gossip or speak despairingly about other church family members or leadership.
If I have any concerns, I will talk with my supervising Pastor or leader, not to other people.
While social media can be a great connection tool, it also serves as a window into your life beyond when you are serving. With this in mind we ask that you practice wisdom in the following areas as you use social media:
I commit to be wise in what I post to any form of social media. I will err on the side of caution and avoid posting anything that is inappropriate or could be considered inappropriate.
I commit to avoid posting anything that be seen as negative or demeaning towards others.
I commit to speak highly of The Church (Journey Church as well as the Global Church) and of church leaders. I will not openly criticize church leaders through social media.
Drugs & Alcohol
If you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, this can be something God uses in a positive way to steer the next generation in a different direction. While we believe that God wants to redeem and use every part of our story, we ask you to set some boundaries in place to help protect you as well those you are leading by committing to the following:
I commit to avoiding the use of illegal drugs or any other substances that can damage my physical health and or my testimony.
We believe God’s word teaches that sex was created by God as an expression of intimacy between a man and woman within the context of marriage. Volunteer Leaders who embrace lifestyles or behaviors that conflict with this teaching will eventually find themselves having to pretend to be something they are not or believe something they don't. In an effort to protect you from a potentially awkward situation, we ask that you commit to the following:
I commit to live a lifestyle that models sexual purity in all areas of my life. Ephesians 5:3 says there should not even be a hint of sexual immorality in my life, and I will strive to live that way.
I commit to not be in a sexually active relationship outside of marriage, and I commit to set healthy boundaries in any relationship that I pursue.
I commit to not pursue or engage in a romantic relationship with someone of the same sex.
As a single person, I commit to being a good example by choosing not to live with a member of the opposite sex.
If you find yourself struggling in one of these areas or in a place where you cannot make these
commitments, we ask that you speak to one of our pastors to help you grow and ask that you
not serve at this time.
Checking YES on the application will serve as your signature:
***If you cannot commit at this time, your ministry leader will discuss next steps with you.