As a student of Water of Life’s School of Ministry, it is important that our actions reflect Jesus heart and attitude and they promote passion for God and transformation in people. As servant, leaders, the goal is to present a thoughtful and life-giving appearance at all times, in both dress and behavior, so we don’t bring embarrassment to Jesus or ourselves.
Thus, we ask you to develop your personal lives and relationships with the heart of God and the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:17-23). Practically speaking, stay in the Word and the Spirit and refrain from profanity, drugs, alcohol abuse, lying, pornography, adultery, co-habitation; because these all kill our hearts and sidetrack our destiny for Jesus and cause those who are working with us and those who we serve to stumble and struggle.
Ultimately, we expect all School of Ministry students to live under the Lordship of Christ. If you struggle in any of these areas, we want you to be honest. Our goal is your growth. We want you to succeed in this life and the next one and we are here to help you do just that. We may ask you to step out of the School of Ministry for a season, not as punishment, but as an opportunity to get healed and grow.
The verses listed below may help you to get God’s heart on these matters and how you should approach your service to your church body. Thank you for desiring to serve Him.
Scripture Reference: Romans 15:1-2, I Corinthians 6:12-20, I Corinthians 9:26-27, I Corinthians 10:31, II Corinthians 13:5, Galatians 5:17-23, Galatians 6:1, Ephesians 4:20-32, Colossians 3:12-17, I Thessalonians 4:3-8, II Timothy 2:14-16, I Peter 3:14-17, I John 2:15-17, I John 4:7, Revelations 3:20-22.
I have meditated on the above-mentioned Scripture references. I have read and I am personally committed to the Student Values.