The Bible provides for us guidance as to how we are to conduct ourselves as clergy and how we are to be in relationship with each other as a church body. With this in consideration, here are the following guidelines we ask each clergy to agree to abide by:

  • We as clergy agree to abide faithfully according to the doctrine of the WFICC.
  • We as clergy agree to financially support the WFICC.
  • We as clergy agree to keep the confidentiality of all people who come to us for counsel.
  • We as clergy agree to respect the office of leadership within the WFICC and each other for the pur-pose of making all our work a joy instead of a burden (Heb. 13:17; Phil. 2:1-2).
  • We as clergy agree to remain engaged in the study of scripture and to maintain a prayer life in order to remain strong in the Lord (Eph. 6:10-12).
  • We as clergy agree to have an attitude which affirms other clergy (bishops, staff, ministers, officials, etc. ) in order to foster unity within the organization (Phil. 2:1-8, 14-16; 1 Thess. 3:12; Eph. 4:29-32; Titus 3:9-10).
  • We as clergy agree not to tolerate false teaching, but are to faithfully correct, rebuke and encourage those under our care to follow the Word of God (1 Tim. 6:3-4; 2 Tim. 4:1-3; 2 Peter 3:17; Jude 1:3; Rev. 2:20).
  • We as clergy agree not to slander or gossip concerning any members of the WFICC (Prov. 11:13; Eph. 4:31; 2 Cor. 12:20).
  • We as clergy agree not to use the ministry for personal gain, profit, extortion, fame, self-aggrandizement, but for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God (Phil. 1:15-17; 3 John 1:9-10).
  • We as clergy agree not to participate in sexism, racism and classism (Gal. 3:28; Acts 10:9-23; James 2:1-7).
  • We as clergy agree not to marry people of the same sex or to perform marriages for people of the same sex (Rom. 1:26-27).
  • We as clergy agree not to live a lifestyle of greed, drunkenness, slander, or sexual immorality (any sexual activity outside of a marriage between a man and woman) (Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:3-5). This includes abstaining from engaging in any romantic relationship (and sexual activity) with those of the same sex (Rom. 1:26-27).