LPC Lifestyle and Morality Standards
Based on sample provided by CCCC
This policy sets out standards and principles that express loving faithfulness and service to Christ as a condition of service with Lone Prairie Camp for those volunteers or employees whose roles involve certain responsibilities. These responsibilities can include cabin or morning devotionals, praying with staff, testimonies, leading in worship, mentoring other staff, or preparing or presenting Christian teaching to others.
In all its endeavours, Lone Prairie Camp seeks to glorify God. Volunteers and employees of Lone Prairie Camp, whose roles require them, are required to fully support the objects of Lone Prairie Camp, to endorse the Christian commitment of the membership, and to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with principles of Scripture1, which is accepted by Lone Prairie Camp to be the final authority in matters of faith and conduct.
All who serve with Lone Prairie Camp are encouraged to establish personal, spiritual disciplines that will foster and promote a deep, intimate relationship with God, which is essential to effective service as a Christian believer. This includes prayer, Bible study, regular church attendance, and sharing of faith and beliefs with others. Lone Prairie Camp rejects the following conduct, viewing it as being incompatible with Christian standards and values for a personal lifestyle. Those who are required to sign the Lifestyle and Morality Standards are expected to also reject the following conduct in their own lives and in general:
1 Genesis 1.27-28; 2.18-25; Exodus 20; Leviticus 18; Deuteronomy 4.2; Psalm 119.89; Proverbs 5.19-19; Matthew 5.17-19; 5.27-32, 37; 19.3-9; 18-19; Mark 13.31; Acts 15.29; Romans 1.26-27; 7.2-3; 15.4; 1 Corinthians 5.1-2, 9-13;6.9-10,13-20, 7.3-5, 8-9; 10.6-11; Ephesians 4.25,29; 5.3-5; Philippians 4.8; Colossians 3.5; 1 Thessalonians 4.1-8; 1 Timothy 5.22; Hebrews 13.4; 1 John 3.3
In the event of a violation or breach of these standards, Lone Prairie Camp will attempt to bring about the restoration of the individual in order to maintain a working relationship with the organization dependent upon the nature and extent of the violation or breach. The "discipline" process allows for a three-stage process, the second and third stages being at the total discretion of Lone Prairie Camp.
The first stage of discipline shall be a review of the problem by the supervisor and/or the General Manager together with the employee.
The second stage of discipline is the "restorative" process which is dependent not only on the repentance by the individual employed in reference to the conduct complained of but also on the nature and severity of the breach or violation. In the second stage of discipline, Lone Prairie Camp may recommend that the employee undergo professional counselling and assessments and may apply a probationary period of employment to allow for the correction of the conduct or behaviour of the employee. When restoration is deemed complete and is determined to be successful, as determined in the sole discretion of Lone Prairie Camp, then Lone Prairie Camp will provide ongoing support and accountability for the individual employee.
The third stage of discipline is the termination of the working relationship between the employee and Lone Prairie Camp. As the violation of this policy by an employee is recognized by Lone Prairie Camp and the employee as a fundamental breach of the relationship, the employee accepts that Lone Prairie Camp may in its sole discretion terminate the relationship without notice or compensation.
At functions where an individual is attending as a representative of Lone Prairie Camp, abstinence from the use of tobacco and alcohol is required out of respect for the diversity of opinion within the evangelical community on the use of these products, and to give extra care to avoid causing an offense (eg. Romans 14) or setting an inappropriate example. The use of tobacco is also discouraged out of consideration for the health and wellbeing of the individual and his or her work associates and family.
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