Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
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RAY OF HOPE CHURCH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
POLICY OF ETHICS
Updated May 10, 2001


RAY OF HOPE CHURCH POLICY OF ETHICS Table Of Contents



Section 1: RESPONSIBILITIES OF CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Section 2: RISKS OF LEGAL EXPOSURE: AN OVERVIEW

RAY OF HOPE CHURCH DEFINITION OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT FROM BYLAWS



Section 3: YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

Section 3.1: Ray Of Hope Church Policy Concerning Minors At Events

Section 3.2: The Selection And Screening Of All Persons In Leadership And Assisting Leadership

Section 3.3: The Supervision Of Leadership and Volunteers

 

3.3.A Reporting (Alleged And Actual) Incidents Of Child Abuse

 

3.3.B Participation Of Children And Youth In Worship General Church Activities



Section 4: DEFINITION AND LIMITATION OF COUNSELING ACTIVITIES

 

4.1 Sexual Exploitation Of Persons By Leadership

4.2 Indications For Immediate Referral In Pastoral Visitations

4.2.a Substance or behavioral addiction or abuse

4.2.b Clinical signs of a significant affective disorder (anxiety, depression)

4.2.c Emotional or physical abuse in a current relationship.

4.2.d Significant issues related to being a survivor of emotional/physical/sexual abuse.

4.2.e Warning Signs in Pastoral Visiting

 

Section 5: GUIDELINES ON POLITICAL ACTIVITIES BY CHURCHES

Section 6: PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF POLICY