The purpose of this policy is to offer a written set of reasonable expectations by which to ensure the best interests of our members in the context of our fellowship. It is not intended to be a code of laws that are blindly upheld in the absence of common sense. Occasionally there are situations where this policy should be overridden for the better interests of our fellowship, or even for sake of a principal found in scripture. However, such cases are unique to individual circumstances, and are decided at the discretion of our administrators. Ultimately, our goal is to honor God, protect our members, and maintain an environment of fairness for all.
The following values represent the essence and personality of the National Association of Christian Ministers. They are the standards by which our culture and unity are kept.
- We value the Word of God as the highest authority by which to govern our lives.
- We value the advancement of the Gospel of Christ for the perpetuation of Christianity (Mat. 28:18-20).
- We value the pursuit of unity (at the foot of the cross, or better the empty grave) among brothers and sisters of the Evangelical Christian faith (Joh 17:21; Eph. 4:13).
- We value God’s calling of both men and women to ordained Christian ministry (Mat. 28:18-20; Acts 2:17; Gal. 3:28)
- We value the independence of ministers to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to govern their individual ministries (Act. 8:29; 10:19; 11:12; 13:2-4; 16:6-7; 20:22, 21:4).
- We value leadership that duplicates the servant example set by our Lord (Mat. 20:27; John 13:14).
- We value fellowship among ministers for the sake of strength, encouragement, edification, prayer, and support (Rom.14:19; 1 Thes. 5:11; Eph. 2:21-22; Php. 4:8).
For these reasons, and for the collective interest of our organization, every member who fellowships on this network must acknowledge the following guidelines on the following pages:
“I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.” (Acts 24:16).
In good conscience with God and myself, I have read and understand this information.
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