Please give enough information to allow for review and evaluation of your work experience and abilities. List the positions you have held starting with your most recent job. Include relevant volunteer experience.
Adult & Teen Challenge is a Christian ministry with an evangelical and Pentecostal theological perspective seeking to help those with life-controlling problems from all backgrounds.
Because of the unique nature of our ministry, we are concerned that all our employees and volunteers feel comfortable with our Christ-centered teaching and behavioral standards. The staff and volunteers we employ must be role models who bear a Christ-like witness.
We commit to maintaining our identity as Evangelical Christians, while being sensitive to the diverse context in which we express that identity.
Please take a moment to answer the following questions, which will help us in evaluating our compatibility.
As Adult & Teen Challenge ministers regularly to individuals from the drug culture, please answer the following questions:
1. Policy Inclusions. This ministry’s code of conduct is consistent with the following:
2. Personal Conduct. All persons connected with this ministry community, be they employees, or volunteer shall hereinafter be referred to as ministry community members. All such ministry community members must conduct their personal affairs so there can be no opportunity for unfavorable reflections upon the Christian beliefs and mission of the ministry, either expressed or implied. The use of common sense, good ethical standards and discretion will guide all who are called into community with the ministry in proper conduct. Failure to maintain reasonable standards is subject to discipline up to and including termination from the ministry community. It is expected that all members of our ministry community will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with biblical standards, values, and character.
3. Rules of Conduct. In every organization where many people interact on a regular basis, some specific rules and policies are necessary to establish acceptable standards of conduct, assure fair treatment of all members of the community, and enhance the smooth operation of the organization. Ministry community members are expected to become familiar with and abide by the standards outlined in this policy. The purpose of these rules is to maintain a community environment that protects the safety and dignity of each community member without placing unreasonable restrictions on anyone. Ministry community members are expected to model appropriate behavior and conduct both on and off-campus and model relationships that demonstrate a growing Christlikeness manifested in a lifestyle that serves and gives itself to reconcile others. Ministry community members are also expected to model appropriate language on and off-campus and model speech that demonstrates a growing Christlikeness (Ephesians 5:4). Ministry community members shall maintain appropriate attitudes of concern for others. Problems concerning ministry community members’ roles, relationships, and professional conduct should first be handled directly with the person involved. If a satisfactory resolution cannot be concluded, the matter should move up the relevant chain of responsibility. Specifically, ministry community members shall respect the integrity and confidences of other community members and those outside of our community attending any of our ministry’s functions. Ministry community members are expected to operate within their respective roles. In summary, Christian ethics demand that ministry community members act in love and integrity, in confidentiality, and in alignment with the mission/purpose of this ministry.
4. Inappropriate Conduct. Violation of ministry rules and policies may result in an oral warning, a written warning, and/or termination of a member’s role in the ministry community. There is no requirement that discipline be progressive or that a warning be given prior to demotion or any other disciplinary action, including discharge from the ministry community. Set forth below are some examples of misconduct which will not be tolerated by the ministry. This list is not exhaustive, and examples are not listed in order of seriousness.
If a ministry community member has any doubt about whether certain conduct will constitute misconduct or behavior that suggests a willful violation of the religious beliefs and practices of the ministry, the community member should ask an appropriate ministry leader. By signing below, ministry community member acknowledges they have read, understood, and agree to abide by this Christian Code of Conduct and that this ministry reserves the right to discipline said community member (up to and including termination from the community) for any action(s) in violation of this Code of Conduct.
I certify that the information on this application is correct and that if any of the information is untrue I may be disqualified to volunteer, or, if approved, I may be dismissed. I give Adult & Teen Challenge permission to verify my employment history and to solicit and secure other information that may be required to determine my suitablity to volunteer. Further, I release all parties and persons from any and all liability for any damages that may result from furnishing such information to the company as well as from the use or disclosure of such information by the company or any of its agents, employees, or representatives.
In consideration of my volunteering, I agree to conform to the rules and standards of the company, as amended from time to time at the company's sole discretion. I further agree that my volunteer status can be terminated at will, with or without cause and with or without notice, at any time, either at my option or the option of the company. I understand that no representatives of the company other than the president has any authority to enter into any agreement for volunteering for any specified period of time, or to make any agreement contrary to the forgeoing. Further, the president of the company may not alter the at-will nature of the volunteer relationship unless he/she signs a written document in which he specifically and clearly indicates intent to do so. I also understand that all offers of volunteering are conditioned on the receipt of satisfactory response to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory response to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S.
This company is an equal opportunity employer. It considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights law. As a Christian ministry sponsored by a Pentecostal church, Adult & Teen Challenge does reserve the right to restrict employment for religious reasons.