What we believe: ISAAC’s Statement of Faith
We believe in God the Father, sovereign and creator, who has made men and women in His image, giving them identity, value and dignity; in Jesus Christ, God’s son and the Saviour of men and women through His life, death and resurrection, who calls them to live as His disciples, under His lordship and according to His example; in the Holy Spirit who enables men and women to live in the power of God according to His Word and glory.
ISAAC Ethical Statement
Members and Affiliated Networks are committed to:
To subscribe to ISAAC’S Statement of Faith, affirming their commitment to Biblical Christian faith and by conducting their personal, ministry and financial affairs in a manner which reflects these accepted truths and practices.
Practicing, in personal and public life, those aspects and values that they preach in regard to faith, Christian character, compassion, obedience and service.
Conducting all their activities with a high moral, ethical and financial integrity. Leaders will have their integrity held accountable by a knowledgeable Board whilst individuals will be accountable to a church pastor or minister.
Acknowledging that ministry flows out of relationship and will therefore seek to build relationships and positive cooperation both with those they serve, other ministries and reputable service organisations.
Being faithful to their own specific calling from God and to work together to ensure that they disciple the broken people they reach or to refer them to others who can do it more effectively.
Acknowledging that leadership is first expressed in servant hood and will there-fore commit themselves to serving and equipping those to whom God has called them to minister.
Acknowledging God’s gifting of workers, volunteers and donors and to hold themselves responsible for financial accountability, good stewardship, gratitude and accurate communication of ministry needs, activities and gifts and how they are used.
Recognising the power of the therapeutic/helping relationship and to maintain clear boundaries for their ‘clients’. To ensure they do not engage in activities to meet their own personal or ministry needs at the expense of their clients. Neither will they engage in, or condone, emotional, financial, physical, verbal, sexual or spiritual abuse.
Respecting client confidentiality and choices as well as other people’s ministry styles.