Please read the following:
"The above information is true to the best of my knowledge. I understand and agree that, to the extent permitted by Illinois law, Lake Springfield Christian Assembly will secure criminal history information about me. I am a committed Christian, and will do my best to conduct myself in a manner as to cause no question to the name of Christ or the ministry of LSCA."
LSCA's Statement of Faith:
God is one being in three persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the source of all creation (Gen. 1:1, John 1:1-2), which He sustains (Col. 1:17) and is in the process of redeeming (Rom. 8:19-22). God the Father loves us and desires that we have fellowship with Him as His children (I John 1:3).
Jesus is the incarnation of God the Son. He is the Word become flesh (John 1:14), and He now holds all authority in heaven and on earth (Matt. 28:18). He is Savior and Lord. He made human salvation possible through His life, death on the cross, and resurrection. He ascended into heaven where He is now our high priest and advocate. He is head of the Church.
The Holy Spirit works actively in the world, seeking to glorify Jesus. The Holy Spirit convicts people of sin, righteousness, and judgment to come (John 16:5-11). The Holy Spirit indwells believers individually and completely in the Church. The Holy Spirit develops within the Christian a pure heart which results in Christ-like character expressed in private and public conduct and action.
The Bible, the Old and New Testament scriptures, is the uniquely inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God (2Tim. 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21). The Bible is the rule of faith and practice for Christians. We affirm that Scripture is the authoritative revelation from God by which we know God’s will and Christ’s authority. We seek to assert what the Scriptures clearly assert and allow freedom in other cases. We seek to understand divine intent, through authorial intent, and we seek to apply its teaching to the contemporary church and culture.
The Church is the body of Christ on earth, the community of believers throughout the world. Upon surrender to Christ, a person is added to the Church. In addition, the priesthood of all believers means each Christian is called to be a serving minister (1 Peter 2:9-10). The Church’s mission is the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20).
Human beings were created by God to walk in fellowship with Him. However, all (except Jesus) have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23) and must rely on God’s grace and forgiveness. Every human from the moment of life (conception) is in the image of God (imago dei), a person to be nurtured, protected, and developed. Each person was made intentionally by God, male or female, in His image, without mistake, for the purpose of serving Him. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 139:13-14 and Ephesians 2:10). In addition, we believe that marriage between one man and one woman is a sacred relationship that paints a picture of God’s love for His bride, the Church (Ephesians 5:31-32).
Salvation is by God alone through Jesus Christ alone. One accepts Christ as Savior through a conversion process that includes faith, repentance, confession, and baptism (Acts 2:38, 8:12, 10:47-48, Rom. 10:9)
The Lord’s Supper is the celebration of the New Covenant, in which the Christian community remembers Christ and celebrates the covenantal relationship they have with Him and with each other. Congregations in this fellowship typically celebrate the Lord’s Supper at least weekly (1 Cor. 11:17-34, Acts 20:7).
The Final Coming of Jesus is a time when Christ will personally come again as savior and judge of the world. At that time, there will be the bodily resurrection of the dead—believers to eternal life with God and unbelievers to eternal judgment. Sin will be no more and believers will live in fellowship with God forever (1 Thess. 4:13-18, Rev. 20:11-15).
LSCA strives to create policies and procedures in programs and operations that will continually reflect these Biblical truths as stated in our Statement of Faith and other truth as supported by scripture. Furthermore, LSCA adheres to a conservative interpretation of the Bible and all of the cultural implications therein.
Code of Conduct For Summer Camp Staff
As an employee of Lake Springfield Christian Assembly, your behaviors should be representative of the Core Values of the organization. Please remember that while employed here, you represent this ministry, and more importantly the body of Christ. Please act in ways consistent with these Core Values. Please learn the Core Values and try to understand them and affirm them as your own.
CORE VALUES OF LSCA
· We value the Gospel message and its power to save
· We value Spiritual Growth
· We value Christian community
· We value Christian Service
· We value Hospitality
Because I value these things...
I will plan to worship (personal/corporate).
I will not use or promote the use of illegal drugs, alcoholic or tobacco products.
I will avoid words, phrases and stories, which may compromise my Christian witness.
I will keep myself sexually pure… in thought, word and deed.
I recognize that my Christian witness is needed at all times on and off duty.
I will avoid situations, which may cause a fellow Christian to fall into temptation.
Each person is valuable to God, therefore, I will treat them with dignity and respect, with my actions and my words—not only what I say to them, but what I say about them.
Praying and supporting those in authority over me is my Christian responsibility.
I accept responsibility to try to strengthen a co-worker struggling with temptation.
I realized what I say, where I go, what I listen to, what I read, what movies and videos I watch, how I spend my time, how I treat others, and what I wear all have direct bearing on my Christian witness.
I will work to resolve conflict within the staff community in a Biblical way.
I will follow and honor in-house policies for resident staff.
I will lead staff devotions over the summer for the resident staff at least one time as assigned.
I will promote community within the staff across “departments”.
I will actively participate in weekly small group evening meetings with staff: This means I will prioritize the weekly study, complete it, and attend EVERY meeting having already completed the weekly study.