There are five things to consider when making organizational decisions to ensure that the church conducts itself ethically. You can remember them with the acronym CIVIC.
Commission- We are not acting ethically if we are not fulfilling the commission Jesus gave to the church to make disciples.
Integrity - The Bible says “let your yes be yes and your no be no.” What implicit or explicit agreements do we have and how will a decision break or fulfill those commitments?
Value - What brings value to God?
Impact - Our decisions should impact the world. Who will be impacted by any decision we make? Have we gotten their input?
Citizenship - We are part of our communities. What would make your church the best citizen possible?
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