Staff Behavioral Contract
As a staff member, you must commit to the following contractual requirements and regulations:
Time Commitment Policy
Each staff member is required to attend the following events: camp meetings (2 hours per week), other required leadership meetings pertaining to your position (i.e. LCGs, SALTs, Sunday Leadership Meetings, etc.), and events deemed as "all-staff events" (i.e. Weekend Staff Retreats, etc.). Extenuating circumstances will be considered and must be approved by current Directors.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Policy
Each staff member is required to adhere to the following alcohol, tobacco, and drug policy:
- A staff member must adhere to legal age requirements concerning the use of alcohol and tobacco, as well as refraining from the use of any illegal drugs. NOTE: Alcohol & Tobacco Guidelines have been listed below. If you are of legal age to consume alcohol and/or tobacco, please review these guidelines.
- A staff member must not consume alcohol, tobacco and/or drugs at any Impact event. In addition, no alcohol and/or tobacco is to be present at an Impact event.
- A staff member must not consume alcohol, tobacco and/or drugs with (or in the presence of) an Impact freshmen.
- A staff member must not consume alcohol to the point of drunkenness.
Alcohol & Tobacco Guidelines
If a staff member is of legal age to consume alcohol and/or tobacco, please adhere to the following guidelines:
- Staff will not irresponsibly consume alcohol or use tobacco products with awareness that they (1) are called to live according to the Word and (2) a witness of the gospel and ministry of Impact.
- Staff will not plan events with other Impact staff within their *camp for the purpose or intent of consuming alcohol or tobacco. If two or more members within a camp happen to be in the same location where alcohol or tobacco is being consumed, use responsible discretion. *NOTE: A "camp" is defined as your immediate ministry group (Alpha Judah, Media Crew, Training Team, etc.)
- Staff will not wear Impact apparel in settings where alcohol consumption is a primary means of business (dance halls, bars, etc.)
Each staff member is required to adhere to the following dating policy: staff members may not date any freshmen in their camp until after the conclusion of the upcoming Fall semester.
Grade & Academic Enrollment Policy
Each staff member is required to adhere to the following academic policy: staff must maintain a 2.0 GPR. This applies to the cumulative GPR and the GPR of the closest grading term to Impact in August. Staff must be enrolled as a student at Texas A&M or Blinn and be present in Bryan or College Station in the Spring semester preceding retreat in August. Co-Chairs, Prayer Team Members and Counselors must be enrolled as a student at Texas A&M or Blinn and be present in Bryan or College Station in the Fall semester following the Impact retreats.
Church Involvement Policy
Each staff member is required to be *involved in a local church as well as a part of a bible study small group, either through that local church or through a **consistent bible study based small group. *NOTE: Impact defines "involved" as actively seeking ways to connect and serve within your local church. This goes beyond just attending on a Sunday. Helping with outreach events, serving on a specific church team or being rooted in a church bible study or a few examples. **NOTE: Impact defines "consistent bible study based small group as something that has a regularly scheduled meeting time and is scriptural in nature with the intent of biblical growth and / or discipleship as it's primary means of gathering. If you have questions or would like to talk with us about our reasoning for either of the above, we would love to connect with you.
Statement of Beliefs
Each staff member is required to review and support the Impact Statement of Beliefs:
- We believe that there is one God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:1-3; Psalm 139; Matthew 28:19)
- We believe that the Bible is God's written revelation to man and that it is inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Isaiah 40:8)
- We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption, bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory. (2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11)
- We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of new birth in an unbeliever and indwells believers, enabling them to live a godly life. (1 Corinthians 12:13; 1 Corinthians 2:10-13)
- We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin, was alienated from God. That alienation can be removed through God’s grace alone by faith alone in Jesus Christ, apart from works. (Ephesians 2:1-10)
- We believe that Christ died on the cross as a substitute for sinners. God imputed the guilt of our sins to Christ, and He, in our place, bore the punishment that we deserve. This was a full payment for sins, which satisfied both the wrath and the righteousness of God, so that He could forgive sinners without compromising His own holy standard. (Isaiah 53:6; Isaiah 53:12; Romans 3:25; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; Hebrews 10:1-4)
Living Above Reproach
Each staff member is called to live a life that is above reproach and is expected to live in accordance with the following:
In closing, we are committed to ministering to students and will take necessary action to ensure that the name of Christ is honored. Each policy infraction will be carefully investigated with a detailed review process in order to extend the most suitable discipline. Consequences may include, but are not limited to: a verbal warning, an appointment with the Directors and/or Executive Director to review membership, a written assignment, or removal from the organization as a whole.