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In addition to the initial guidelines given to all workers their registration to serve as a volunteer worker which include the following:

Workers are required to…

  1. Attend all Workers meetings and if you must be absent to send an email ahead of time to your HOD and to workersdirectorate@jhdcgroups.org.
  2. Attend and Complete the BA Foundation Class
  3. Attend the Kingdom Life (Baptismal Class) and be Baptized by immersion
  4. Belong to a SoulCare Group
  5. To Pay tithes (10% of your income)
  6. Inform your HOD and Workers Directorate when you are traveling.
  7. Adhere to the Workers Code of Conduct
  8. Commit to serve for one year
The Church has prepared this Workers Code of Conduct so that all workers will understand the proper way to conduct themselves as Christians whether in Church or anywhere else. It also reflects our mode of discipline for workers who fail to heed to the code of conduct.

We must keep in mind that the public and private conduct of volunteer workers can inspire and motivate people, but it can also scandalize and undermine the Church and the people’s faith. Therefore, volunteers must, at all times, be aware of the responsibilities that accompany their calling as a worker. They must also know that God’s goodness and grace supports them in their ministry.

As volunteer workers in the Church, workers are expected to conduct themselves according to Biblical standards.  This Code of Conduct establishes a set of ethical standards for Church Volunteer Workers.

It is the responsibility of each volunteer worker to adhere to this Code of Conduct, as disregard or violation of the code will result in disciplinary action by the appropriate authority up to and including suspension, termination or dismissal from serving as a Volunteer Church Worker. Eph 5:1-4

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

All Volunteer Workers are expected to:

Be Committed to Christ and to the Church:

  • Be Born Again and Baptized in the Holy Spirit
  • Committed to Bible Study, Prayer and Worship
  • Embrace the teachings of Jesus and work to promote the Gospel.
  • Exhibit a deep commitment to the Church and exemplary Christian Character.
  • Show a commitment not only to the Church, but also to the community in which the Church is located.
Posses Integrity & Commitment to Ministry:

  • Conduct oneself in an honest and open manner, free from deception or corruption
  • Handle the responsibilities of one’s department/ministry in a conscientious fashion
  • Responsibility to set high moral standards and to lead by example
  • Have Respect for Others and for those in Positions of Authority:
  • Respect the dignity and worth of each member of the Church.
  • Respect each individual as a creation of God without regard to economic status, age or ethnic/cultural background.
  • Respect the constituted authority in the Church and the Elders
  • Be Courteous to everyone and show concern for people in need especially, people who are new to the Church!
Focus on their Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Intellectual & Ministry Well-Being:

  • Attend to one’s own Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Intellectual & Ministry well-being and seek for help when in need.
  • Participate in training, seminars and workshops that are relevant to one’s current department/ministry.
  • Addresses one’s own spiritual needs in order to remain focused in faith and in ministry
  • Along with others in ministry, provides mutual support and affirmation in ministry and, at the same time, holds each accountable for his or her own physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Other areas of focus for workers conduct are as follows…

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Volunteer Workers are to avoid all forms of sexual relations with anyone who is not their wedded spouse. Anyone who finds themselves involved in or a victim of any form of these sexual scenarios which include but are not limited too:

  • Suggestive sexual comments, remarks, jokes or innuendos
  • Recipient of sexual material in printed form or transmitted via the internet or email
  • Inappropriate hugging or touching of private areas of the body
  • Forceful sexual abuse or rape
  • Any form of sexual harassment!
Should please report themselves or the party(ies) involved immediately to their Head of Department, Minister-In-Charge or to any of the pastors in the Church.

Volunteer workers should on no occasion be found to be co-habiting with someone of the opposite sex that that is not their spouse.

DEFRAUDING PEOPLE AND OTHER MISCONDUCT

Volunteer Workers should under no circumstances be found to be cheating or defrauding members of the Church, fellow volunteers, government/business agencies, employers/employees, or anyone in general. Workers who enter into any form of agreement with another person(s) should make sure that it is in clear written terms and that the terms are kept (It may be necessary to involve a 3rd party in matters of agreements). Under no circumstances should volunteers be found owing money without repaying or offering to perform a service without honoring their commitment. Leviticus 19:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:6

LACK OF COMMITMENT TO ASSIGNED DEPARTMENT OR DUTIES

Any worker who does not participate in their departmental or ministry activities or duties may after several warning be suspended from that department or dismissed entirely

Failure to attend worker’s meetings without a proper excuse can also lead to suspension or dismissal if more than 2 meetings have been missed!

COURTSHIP & MARRIAGE

Single people (i.e. unmarried, single mothers/fathers, divorced and widow(er)) should seek proper counsel before embarking on a courtship relationship. If and when such decide to marry, proper notification must be given to the Church, regardless of where the marriage is taking place, JHDC or elsewhere.

Married people are expected to maintain their marriage vows to each other, divorce is not an option. As workers, it is expected that you will first live out the Christian life in your home as well as in the Church!

CONCLUSION

If any worker should be reported or discovered to have been involve in any of the misconducts mentioned  in this code of conduct (directly or indirectly). If after careful investigation and meeting with the individual(s) concerned they are found indeed to have committed such acts. Depending on the offence the Church will follow up with a letter indicating the level of disciplinary action to be taken which may include some or all of the following: An open rebuke in the presence of all the workers, schedule a series of counseling sessions for the worker to attend. The worker will continue to attend workers meeting, but may not serve in any department for a period of time. Based on their repentance or change of heart and/or attitude, they may be restored, but if no repentance or change of heart or attitude is shown they could be dismissed form serving as a worker in Jesus house, DC.

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