Chaplaincy Application

If you feel God calling you to serve as a Fellowship chaplain, we invite you to complete the Fellowship Chaplaincy application. Note that only those associated with a Fellowship Baptist Church will have their application processed.

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SPIRITUAL INFORMATION

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CHURCH INFORMATION

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EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

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38. Below is a list of common areas of experience. Please check the boxes that indicate where you have had experience.


CHAPLAINCY MINISTRY INFORMATION

42. Identify the area of chaplaincy ministry that best describes where you desire to serve.

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Please provide the following information in regards to the location(s) where you will be serving:

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REFERENCES

Three references are required:

  • one from your current church pastor,
  • one from a former or present colleague with whom you have worked, and
  • one from a friend (not a family member) you have known for at least five years.
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Non-Harassment Policy

PREAMBLE:
One of the fundamental tenets of evangelical Baptists is that we believe the Bible to be our final authority in both faith and practice. Scripture provides a higher standard than that expressed in this policy and employees are expected to live by that higher standard. This policy provides minimal general guidelines and establishes a mechanism to permit someone to act if he or she feels they are being harassed and personal confrontation has not alleviated the situation.

POLICY:
Fellowship International is committed to providing employment free from harassment. The Director will take appropriate disciplinary action against any employee including volunteer staff who subjects another employee to any form of harassment. The name of a reporter or circumstances related to the report will only be disclosed to the extent that it is necessary for the purpose of investigating the report or taking disciplinary measures.

DEFINITION:
Harassment includes:

  • the engagement in a course of inappropriate comment or conduct that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome;
  • suggestive or unwelcome remarks of a racial, ethnic, personal or similar nature;
    sexual advances, solicitation or physical contact made by one person to another whether or not he or she is in a position to grant or deny a benefit to another, such as advances from a supervisor to an employee;
  • a reprisal by a person against the person who rejected his or her advance, such as termination or demotion of an employee because the employee refused such an advance; and
  • an act or course of conduct that would reasonably be regarded as harassment.

PROCEDURES:
If an employee believes that he or she is the subject of harassment of any nature, he or she should ask the harasser to stop the behaviour immediately and document the place, date and time the incident happened. An employee may also report the incident to the Fellowship International Director or Board.

Where a report of sexual harassment is made, the Director or his or her designate shall attempt to meet with the reporter. If the reporter does not wish the matter to go further and if the matter does not warrant further action, the investigation shall end. If the reporter does wish the matter to go further or if the matter warrants further action, the decision maker shall fully investigate the matter including attempting to meet with the person against whom the allegation has been made. If the allegation is proven, the decision maker shall take appropriate disciplinary action. Where the proposed disciplinary action includes a suspension or termination of employment and the decision maker is not the Board, the proposed disciplinary action shall be approved by one of them before becoming final.

SUMMARY:
It is very important that all employees feel comfortable about the environment in which they work. All employees share in the responsibility of keeping the workplace free from harassment. To that end, every employee can be confident that any matters relating to proven harassment in any form will be handled in confidence and without fear of reprisal.

 

Ethical Conduct Policy

The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada is a Christian organization serving its member churches and their members. The Fellowship can effectively serve its community only if its employees maintain a personal lifestyle and standards of morality consistent with Scripture and which provide a positive example.

The purpose of this policy is to put in writing the previously unwritten expectations and terms and conditions of employment relating to ethical conduct by employees, including volunteer staff.

The Fellowship holds life to be sacred and the family model endorsed by Jesus as fundamental.

Employees are required to avoid conduct that is unethical or immoral or behaviour that is contrary to biblical principles including, but not limited to:

1.  substance abuse including the abuse of tobacco, alcohol and drugs; 

2. extra-marital sexual relationships (adultery);

3. premarital sexual relationships (fornication);

4. reading or viewing of pornography material;

5. homosexual relationships;

6. theft or fraud;

7. physical aggression;

8. abusive behaviour;

9. sexual assault or abuse;

10. harassment (see the Fellowship Non-Harassment Policy as an example);

11. lying, deceit or dishonesty; and

12. criminal activity.

If an employee violates or breaches these requirements, the Fellowship will take appropriate disciplinary action including, where appropriate, suspension or termination of employment.

Statement of Faith

Section A - Bible

We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty-six books, as originally written, comprising the Old and New Testaments were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and were entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union.

Section B - God

We believe in one God, creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Section C - Christ

We believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return.

Section D - The Holy Spirit

We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit Who convinces of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; Who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.

Section E - Satan

We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the archenemy of God and man.

Section F - Man

We believe that man was divinely created in the image of God; that he sinned, becoming guilty before God, resulting in total depravity, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.

Section G - Salvation

We believe that salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God; that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a vicarious, expiatory and propitiatory death; that justification is by faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.

Section H - Future Things

We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgment and conscious, eternal punishment of the wicked.

Section I - The Local Church

We believe that a church is a company of immersed believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith and the observance of the ordinances. We believe it is a sovereign, independent body, exercising its own divinely awarded gifts, precepts and privileges under the Lordship of Christ, the Great Head of the church. We believe that its officers are pastors and deacons.

Section J - Ordinances

We believe that there are only two ordinances for the church regularly observed in the New Testament in the following order:

  1. Baptism which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby he obeys Christ’s command and sets forth his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.
  2. The Lord’s Supper which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and wine, which symbolize the Lord’s body and shed blood, proclaiming His death until He come.

Section K - The Church and State

We believe in the entire separation of church and state.

Section L - Religious Liberty

We believe in religious liberty; that every man has the right to practice and propagate his beliefs.

Section M - The Lord’s Day

We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s day and that, in a special sense, it is the divinely appointed day for worship and spiritual exercise.

Section N - Civil Government

We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed, except only in the things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the only Lord of the conscience and Prince of the kings of the earth.

  • Employee chaplain (An Employee chaplain is committed to full or part-time paid service, employed by The Fellowship, raising support through The Fellowship. All Fellowship Employee chaplains are under the direction of Fellowship Chaplaincy.)
  • Partner chaplain (A Partner chaplain is committed to full or part-time paid service, employed by a second party, not raising support through The Fellowship. The annual fee for Partner chaplains is $175.)
  • Volunteer chaplain (A Volunteer chaplain is committed to full or part-time unpaid service. The annual fee for Volunteer chaplains is $25.)