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Seeking His Face Policies and Procedures
Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
We have created this community primarily for those who wish to seek God with all their heart, mind, and soul together in one accord. The exact aim of this community varies with the vast array of unique children of God that will be brought here. Prayer requests shared. Godly insight passed. A poem of exhortation lifted up-- devoid of pride and selfishness.
We come here to jointly commit to giving God our all and decide to strive to do so together by whatever means He calls us to.
Thinking outside the box of the temporal led by the direction of He who knows the eternal.
Simple Bulletin Board Guidelines:
We welcome all people to come to visit our ministry however if you post pictures that directly mock what Jesus stands for or grossly attack the body maliciously, we will be forced to ban you.
(How long before a person is banned or temporarily suspended is up to the discretion of the ministry)
Scripture About Positions and Leadership Unity:
1 Corinthians 12 & 13
Position of Head Leader:
It is the leadership's joint role to make sure that this ministry isn't corrupted by an imbalance of power leading to selfish motives on the part of any individual, but rather God's will about in this ministry.
Thus the primary role of the head of leadership is to see that not his or her agenda be pushed, but that the system of ministry be continued in an organized fashion that leaves decisions in God's hands long after he/she passes on the baton. (Currently all the leadership members listed can vote on each disputable decision.)
Beyond these crucial requirements, a head leader must be willing to invest time in encouraging members of Leader Circle and assigning taks to these leaders (dialogue about them first) that they can joyfully handle. To help meet each other's needs, the head will also need to hold prayer intercessions and private leadership chat meetings from time to time to meet the needs of the leadership, Body, and discuss out proposals that will need voting. (In the event that it is necessary, they will also need to ban flamers and hold a vote when the leadership members want to remove someone from leadership. (The second has never happened.))
As much as possible, Scripture should be used to back up encouragement and all ideas are to be valued. In addition, an important function of this position is to make sure that, assertively if necessary, the statements made by leadership oneself represent Christ as He is and taking the attitude of the 2 Greatest Commandments God sketched out in the Scriptures.
Whoever enters into this role, enter in joyfully knowing that you are serving the Living God and are being entrusted with His flock as a part of His Body in humility. Expect to face trials, persecution, joy, and sometimes just purpose-- as you follow His way no matter what.
Co-Moderator and Assistant Leader:
The assistant leader serves directly under the leader. They are much like the leaders personal secretary and take care of any extra tasks that the leader either assigns them, or cannot get to personally.
In order to keep the leader from being overwhelmed, minor questions and concerns can be detured to the assistant in order to keep the leader from being taxed from comments and concerns of the members. They are also the sounding board for the leader and advisor in any situation that the leader will use them for.
Prayer Leader and Orchestrator:
Record all prayer requests of ministry. Make sure you individually lift up all ministry prayer concerns and/or assign other member volunteer with particular prayer needs to raise up. Regularly intercede for the ministry and encourage the ministry to do the same with Scripture and whatever the Lord tells you.
In that position, you make it your business to get to briefly each member of the ministry-- just touch basis with them-- see how they are doing. It helps to look at the Seeking His Face Friends' page and comment.
In addition, with such a big group, it would be good to welcome in each new member both on a one-to-one basis and with a welcome post on the ministry.
Of course you couldn't handle this on your own and your would need to recruit people to help you. These recruits would be called lieutenants and you would be the Captain as the Welcome Wagon. Lieutenants may be selected by the Welcome Wagon, but they must be approved by the Seeking His Face Leader Circle in place.
We seek a Devotional Chairman to not take on the brunt work of coming up with a daily devo for every single blessed day. AHHHH!! (Unless they are very gifted.) Instead, we seek someone who is in key with the desires of the Spirit for this ministry and can sense what type of teaching it needs. Although they will lead the devotions for some days, they are encouraged to find others and guide them in preparing devotionals for different days.
It could be centered around weekly themes, a walk through the Bible over a year or two (that would be my personal desire), be creative, involve others, and be ready to meet once a week with the core leadership.
Like the other positions, the Devotional Leader will enjoy voting privileges, the ability to be involved in sharing and discoursing about ministry ideas, and have access to the restricted leader circle community.
Other Assistants for Every Area:
Chat overseers and the like. We love you. You are all important. You make the Body of Leadership work to accomplish God’s purposes.
1 Corinthians 12 & 13
PAINFUL MINISTRY DISMISSAL POLICY
In the spirit of this, after this election, I will establish a painful policy that needs to be in place. This ministry has been touched by God and belongs to Him. Therefore, if any leader of this ministry turns away spiritually from the core fundamentals of what this ministry stands for, they will have to be dismissed from leadership for either a suspension or as a last resort expulsion.
If you have concerns with a person, please first go to that person. If that person won't listen, take one or two leaders along (not me). If he/she refuses to listen, we will bring the matter before the leadership circle and reach a decision.
If the matter involves a question you have with my actions, please bring the matter before me. If you believe I'm still in the wrong, bring one or two leaders along to talk to me in a private chat. If I will not listen, tell me the matter must be brought before the entire leader circle. If you vote for my suspension or dismall, I will take it.
Matthew 18-- A Biblical Look at this Policy
A Brother Who Sins Against You
15"If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. 16But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.' 17If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
18"I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
19"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."
1. All debatable decisions must be voted in by the leadership Body as a whole.
2. All simple decisions must be made by the head of leadership who will disperse the projects from there.