Leadership Requirements for Christ Life Church
Qualifications and leadership commitment
1 Timothy 3:8–13
A CLC leader must be
- Sincere, worthy of respect and of a good reputation
- Tithes monthly to Christ Life Church.
- Have a genuine desire to serve and minister to other people.
- Leads, motivates and teaches other people.
- Creates positive group dynamics and resolves conflict within the group.
Leadership Honor code
As an essential part of CLC leadership family, you have a responsibility to develop and exhibit mature Christian behavior. This should be the basic premise of your desire to participate in a servant leader position here at CLC.
While serving the Body of Christ as a servant leader at CLC you pledge to present a good appearance at all times. In both attire and behavior, you should strive to demonstrate biblical standards in all situations.
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.
Exemplifying the highest moral commitment, CLC leaders are to maintain a disciplined life of bible reading, prayer and fasting. You must also refrain from such things as:
- Smoking or chewing Tobacco
- Indulging in alcoholic beverages
- Dishonest gain
- Illegal drugs
- Sexual immorality
All behaviors that might grieve the Holy Spirit and others to stumble.
By providing an example in speech and action, 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 Church. We should regard it as an essential part of our development and not as an imposition or restriction.
I understand that Christ Life Church is a safe place for children and vulnerable adults and that we comply with the Zambian State Laws against abuse. As a leader in Christ Life Church I understand that suspected abuse is to be reported to the staff member who oversees the area in which I serve. I also understand the four types of abuse defined below:
- Physical: A physical act directed at a child or vulnerable adult that causes injury.
Sexual: Contact or interactions between a child and an adult, or another child, when the child is being used for sexual stimulation of the perpetrators or another person. This includes exploitations through photographs, videos or other communication methods.
- Emotional: Acts or omissions by the parent or other caregivers that have caused, or could cause, serious behavioral, cognitive, emotional or mental disorders.
- Neglect: Failure to provide for the child or vulnerable adult’s basic needs. This includes adequate adult supervision, medical attention, housing, food and clothing. Most cases of physical neglect involve inadequate adult supervision that has caused harm to the child or vulnerable adult or places the in danger of such harm.
As a member of Christ Life Church I agree to comply with this policy and report any suspected abuse to the staff person who oversees the area in which I serve.