A Christian Interchurch Ministry

CROSSFIRE Singles Ministry

Code of Conduct

(Board approved 1/12/09)

All events sponsored by CROSSFIRE operate under basic

Biblical standards of conduct, including the following guidelines.

In the words of Christ, our conduct should be ruled by this:
“So in everything, do unto others as you would have them do unto you...” Matthew 7:12

Participants will be encouraged to:

Ø Act in Christian love toward one another (1 Peter 1:22)

Ø Express an attitude of humility, love, grace, and forgiveness while being respectful of
    personal preference. (Galatians 5:1)

Ø Maintain sexual purity (Ephesians 5:3)

Ø Refrain from causing others to stumble into sin (1 Corinthians 10:31-32)

Ø Live a Christ-centered life (Galatians 5:22-26)

Ø Submit to spiritual authority (Hebrews 13:17)

Leadership Team and Board Members will be required to take action

in accordance with board policy and leadership guidelines when conduct

listed below is reported or observed.

Participants will refrain from:

Ø Gossiping and divisive conversations about one another (Ephesians 4:29-32)

Ø Smoking – no smoking is allowed within the venues that CROSSFIRE uses, in accordance with PA law (I Corinthians 6:19)

Ø Alcoholic beverages and illegal drug usage – at no time will alcohol or drugs be consumed during CROSSFIRE events, including dining out at restaurants that serve alcohol. (Proverbs 20:1)

Ø Inappropriate language – participants will refrain from using generally recognized swear words and from sexually-suggestive language. (Colossians 3:8)

Ø Religious arguments – CROSSFIRE is a non-denominational ministry. As such, differences in church doctrines and practices are not to be topics of division among participants but rather opportunities to learn from one another. Respectful conversation is expected. (Colossians 3:12-15)

Ø Sexual harassment – CROSSFIRE participants have a reasonable expectation of a safe environment of Christian fellowship and friendship, and as such, participants will refrain from creating a hostile environment. [Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment is defined as subjecting any person to comments of a sexual nature, offensive sexual materials, unwelcome advances or unwelcome physical contact.] All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and grievances will be handled in accordance with board policy. (I Timothy 5:2; Ephesians 5:3)