LEADERSHIP HONOR CODE
As an essential part of Student Leadership, you have a responsibility to develop and exhibit mature Christian behavior. This should be the basic premise of your desire to participate in this servant-leader position here at Action Church. Student Leadership is apart of the A-Team with all the perks and responsibilities that come with it.
Honor God. When we live a life of integrity, patterned after the life of Christ, we honor God. As Christians, we are adopted as sons and daughters in God’s House. As the A-Team, we are appointed as leaders in God’s House.
1 Peter 2:12 (NIV) - Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.
Exemplifying the highest moral commitment, Action’s leaders are to maintain a disciplined life of Bible reading, prayer, and fasting. You must also refrain from such things as:
- Excessive Profanity
- Drink under aged
- Dishonest gain
- Illegal drugs
- Sexual immorality – any sexual act outside of the context of Biblical marriage
- All behaviors which might cause Christ to grieve and others to stumble
- By being a Christ-like example, we encourage others to grow in Christ and become servant-leaders themselves. This is a way of life measured by the heart and commitment of each leader in the Action Church family. We should regard it as an essential part of our development, not as an imposition or restriction.
Honor His House. Honor the way God directs us to build His House. In1 Timothy, Paul provides a description of the character that is to be exhibited in Church leaders. Not perfection — character. And he instructs us to give a “close examination” of people before we appoint them as leaders (A-Team). Action Church has implemented the Honor Code as a tool in building a healthy Church.
Ephesians 5.27 (NLT) - He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.
Supporting Biblical marriage
Matthew 19:4-6 (NIV) - 4 “Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' 5 and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'? 6 So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
Honoring the leadership of the church
Hebrews 13:17 “Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.”
Honor His people. To do this, we need to know who and where people are. Though each of us comes into God’s House wounded, God irons out every blemish and wrinkle in order to present us to Himself holy and spotless.
Romans 14:19 (Ph) - So let us concentrate on the things which make for harmony, and on the growth of our fellowship together.
As Christians, the way we present ourselves to others is of vital importance to the way others perceive Christ. Our conduct should never be an embarrassment to Christ, but should exemplify the best qualities of a mature believer and servant-leader.