CODE OF CONDUCT
The Code of Conduct is first concerned with a positive focus. It asks us to commit to live together and relate together in ways that honour God and one another.
Updated Dec 17. 2020
Relationship to God/Spirit
We embrace and live by God’s standards as laid out in the Bible and YWAM’s foundational values. We honour and adhere to our mission mandate of “knowing God and making him known” as well as YWAM Turner Valley’s mission statement to train, send, and support God’s people to serve among the Unreached. We strive to live in obedience to God, growing in relationship that honours him.
Relationship to Others
We value and affirm that we are all unique and different. God has made us this way and so we embrace and celebrate our diversity in gender, age, nationality and gifting; while striving for godly relationships with those around us and within our community and programs. We endeavour to live in a way that demonstrates care and respect for other’s personal value and dignity. As ambassadors of Christ and members of the YWAM body, we will aim to uphold the reputation of the mission and agree to abide by the laws of the land. YWAM Turner Valley will not tolerate participation in, but not limited to:
- Sexual immorality, which we define as any sex act that occurs outside of marriage. We uphold and celebrate the Biblical view that God’s intent for holy matrimony is between one man and one woman. (Gen 2:21-24; Mat 19:3-9).
- Any form of abuse involving drugs or alcohol (e.g. excessive consumption of alcohol, or recreational drug use, including the use of recreational marijuana in any form).
- Possession of any illegal material or property.
- Abuse in any form to another human being, children included.
- Lying or withholding of any incriminating information that may be harmful to any person or lawful for a staff person to know (ex: sexual abuse).
- The use of excessive foul language or offensive symbols/gestures (tattoos, clothing, etc.)
- Any expression, language or gesture that may be offensive to any race or culture.
- Any breach or violation to immigration or visa agreements to the Government of Canada
Relationship to Property
We will demonstrate care and respect for all YWAM property, safeguarding and stewarding these resources in a way that is honouring. We recognize these resources are provided as a blessing and benefit for the entire community and must be maintained and preserved by all. We will likewise respect an individual’s private property. YWAM Turner Valley will not tolerate participation in, but not limited to:
- Theft or stealing of any property not belonging to you.
- Abuse to YWAM property and facility.
Relationship to Safety
We recognize that we have been created with value and purpose and so apply common sense to all situations to do with self or others. We will choose to conduct ourselves in a way that places safety as a high priority for individuals and teams. YWAM Turner Valley will not tolerate participation in, but not limited to:
- Any sign of suicidal, or harmful behaviour to ones self (ex: cutting, choking).
Relationship to the Program
We embrace the schedule of the programs and training centre and agree to fully participate in all activities of such programs where possible. YWAM Turner Valley will not tolerate participation in, but not limited to:
- Showing obvious non-participation in our programs and curriculum.
Though we do not expect faultlessness in the actions and attitudes of our students, it is expected that if someone breaches the Code in action or attitude, especially as it affects others, that he/she walk in humility and accountability, asking for forgiveness and making restitution where necessary. We aim to maintain a community where every member feels safe while remaining sensitive to the conviction of the Holy Spirit. We recognize every student is on a journey of personal growth; it is expected that each student then be open to change and growth in areas of our own character, actions and spiritual walk where they may not align with biblical principles.