I, the undersigned, do attest to the fact that I have read and understand the MINISTERIAL CODE OF CONDUCT, an official publication of the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ. I also understand the essence and purpose for this acknowledgement is that in signing I agree to comply with the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Articles of Faith, it’s Constitution, by-laws, it’s Judicial Procedure, and such policies and procedures put in place by the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Membership, General Board and Executive Board. I further understand that any falsification of information, untrue or misleading statements on this application or in any accompanying information required to be supplied with this application, upon discovery, shall be grounds for immediate termination of membership, without recourse.
A criminal background check performed in accordance with the Federal Credit Reporting Act will be performed by the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ on all new and upgrading applicants.
I acknowledge and understand that the due date for all Membership Dues is the first (1st) day of each month and that additional months’ dues may be paid in advance.
I acknowledge and understand that I become INELIGIBLE for any Benevolent benefit or Life insurance benefit I qualify for, if my dues become more than 30 days in arrears. (Ref: ALJC General Constitution, Article XX, Section 2. Conditions of Eligibility, Paragraph 1.)
I acknowledge and understand that National dues are not considered paid until they are received at headquarters. (Ref: ALJC General Constitution, Article VIII, Section 4, Paragraph 4.)
I acknowledge and understand that the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ believes that people are created by God in His image as male or female. The Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ subscribes to the historical and orthodox Biblical view of marriage as the covenantal union before God of one man and one woman for life, which may be properly dissolved only in limited circumstances as set forth in the Bible. (Matthew 19)
Additionally, since procreation is one of the primary purposes of God’s design for sex, the Bible teaches that sex is reserved for marriage and that premarital or extramarital sexual behavior (whether homosexual or heterosexual) is sinful. We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography, and attempting to change one’s biological gender or otherwise acting upon any disagreement with one’s biological gender) or advocacy of sexual immorality is sinful and offensive to God.
Although God’s grace is sufficient to cover and bring restoration from any sin, violation of God’s design for marriage and human sexuality (including gender identity) causes tremendous harm and long-term consequences to the persons involved and to our society as a whole.
We believe that in order to preserve the mission and integrity of the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ, all members shall agree to and abide by this policy on marriage and human sexuality. Therefore every minister holding license with Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ, and every volunteer or paid employee working for the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ, is to adhere to the Biblical standard of abstaining from sex outside of marriage, and no behavior or advocacy of the homosexual, transgender, or other alternative lifestyles will be permitted.
This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God, speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, and is the sole and final source of all that we believe.
For matters regarding faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline within the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ, the General Board of the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ is the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
“Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery” (Matthew 5:32; 19:9).
In order to lift a higher standard in the ministry, no minister shall be accepted in this organization who has married for the second time after his conversion, unless the first marriage was terminated by a death, or if he/she is determined to be the innocent party in the divorce. See General Constitution Article VIII, Section 5.