Character and Conduct in Ministry

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. – Proverbs 10:9

Lacking INTEGRITY = Losing INFLUENCE

Can people trust your heart?

Six Practical Steps to Living and Leading with Integrity

  1. Make sure what you do when no one is LOOKING is pleasing to God.
  2. LIVE by the same STANDARDS that you expect of others.
  3. Be fully COMMITTED to HONESTY.
  4. Keep your HEART tender to the prompts of the HOLY SPIRIT.
  5. Keep your THOUGHT-LIFE in check.
    Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. – Philippians 4:8
  6. Lead from a POSITION of HUMILITY.

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. – James 4:7-8

Practical Conduct Policies to Consider

  1. Never be alone with the opposite gender….without someone being aware and close.
  2. Keep the door cracked if meeting with someone of the opposite gender.
  3. Get to know the parent before you get to know the student/minor.
  4. Never ride alone with just one other minor (without parents approval and continued knowledge) and never with someone alone of the opposite gender.
  5. Don’t say anything on social media that you wouldn’t say to anyone in public.
  6. Be careful who you “friend” on social media.
  7. “Be aware of “innocent” flirting….for there is no such thing.”–C.S.Lewis
  8. Make individual encouragement to the opposite gender public.
  9. If married, tell your spouse about social encounters with the opposite gender.

10.Don’t share pains, frustrations, etc. about your spouse/special someone alone with the opposite gender.

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