KSU Wesley Leadership Covenant
I commit to be present at leadership prayer, Wesley services, discipleship, and ministry area meetings/ events. If I cannot attend, I will contact my discipler and let them know about my absence. I understand that if I show a strong pattern of missing prayer, services, or meetings/events for my ministry area, I may be asked to step down from Leadership and into a less active role. Even if this should happen, I understand that I am still an important and valued member of the Wesley community and role does not define my place in the ministry.
I will remember that as a leader in the Wesley community, I must conduct myself as a responsible adult when it comes to social media and group messaging. I understand that the way I portray myself, Wesley, and other ministries in written form influences others much in the same way as if I spoke those words out loud.
I agree not to “shack”, or spend the night at the home of a person of the opposite gender, while I am in Kennesaw. I understand that this is a way to live above reproach and to be a positive influence to others who may be struggling with boundaries.
I will show good judgment when it comes to consuming alcohol. If I am under 21, I commit to follow the law and not consume alcohol. If I am 21 or older, I will show discernment in where and when I drink. I will not drink when anyone from the Wesley body under 21 is present, as this can be a temptation to some, and serve as an exclusionary practice for those who cannot legally drink. I will show moderation when I drink, so I can avoid drunkenness. Instead, I will appreciate the freedom I have in the Lord, and steward this freedom responsibly - "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God” - 1 Cor 10:14
I will follow federal law and commit to abstain from any illegal drugs, illicit substances, or misuse of prescription drugs.
I will not worry or feel shame if these issues have been a part of my past. I will come to a member of the Wesley Foundation Director Staff if I have questions about the things laid out in this covenant, and I will seek their help if I find myself struggling with anything listed above. I understand that as a leader at Wesley, it is important for me to be responsible and mindful of my actions, but I will ask for help with these issues if I need it. I understand the Director Staff has my best interest at heart, and will show discretion and support in the event I seek their help.