SAFETY

Volunteer Handbook Introduction and Purpose

Volunteer Handbook

Introduction

Thank you for your willingness to serve in the Apostolic Faith Church. Since the beginning of this organization, volunteer workers have been a foundational part of our efforts to spread the Latter Rain Gospel. We appreciate the fact that you are committed to having a role, knowing that you do so out of love for God and not for commendation or reward. While many will benefit from your service, we know that God Himself sees and rewards those who labor “with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men” (Ephesians 6:7).

Acceptance of this privilege entails a prerequisite that must be inviolate: Those who participate in this work in any capacity must be spiritually qualified. In writing to the church at Philippi, Paul spoke of Clement and his other fellow laborers as those “whose names are in the book of life” (Philippians 4:3). Our common salvation is the basis for our shared vision and united efforts.

As you fill your role in this organization, keep in mind that you not only represent the church, but you also represent Jesus Christ. We trust that every aspect of your life will reflect this as you minister to others.

We pray that your service in the Apostolic Faith work will be both long-term and spiritually rewarding.

Purpose of the Volunteer Handbook

This handbook provides a general overview of procedures and guidelines established by the Apostolic Faith organization for those who have a part in this work. All volunteers are expected to read this handbook, which is also posted on our corporate website at www.apostolicfaith.org/safety.

This material is designed to provide the basic information you need as you begin or continue your service in this organization. The Procedure Guidelines developed for various areas of ministry in the church give more detailed instruction. Since it is not possible to anticipate all situations that could arise, please direct any additional questions to your department or ministry supervisor, who will obtain the needed information for you.

The guidelines in this handbook reflect our desire to do all in our power to provide a church environment that is spiritually, emotionally, and physically safe for those who attend. The directives apply to all Apostolic Faith services and events, both in our church buildings and our local communities.

Nothing in this handbook is intended to create a contract between the Apostolic Faith organization and its volunteers. It is provided only for the purpose of supplying general information about the church’s operating policies and procedures. We reserve the right to modify, amplify, or suspend our policies and procedures, in whole or in part, at any time.