CHAT MODERATOR AGREEMENT
I hereby agree to abide by the following commitments in my role as a Chat Moderator for Healing Care Ministries (HCM) during virtual events:
I commit to faithfully hold to the HCM statement of beliefs
I commit to faithfully hold to the HCM values
I commit to respond only to those comments and questions that pertain to the material being presented, so as to avoid taking positions on issues that are outside the scope of the ministry and the event being presented
STATEMENT OF BELIEFS
We believe in one God who exists eternally in three divine persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory.
We believe the nature of God is love and as the eternal Father He has provided a pathway to reconciliation for all people through the redeeming work of His Son, Jesus Christ.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His victory over evil through the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Church at Pentecost, baptizing believers into the Body of Christ, indwelling, sanctifying, gifting, and empowering Christians to live out of their identity as God’s children and extend the message and ministry of the Kingdom of God across the world.
We believe that God created human beings in His image for relationship with Him, assigning men and women the responsibility to govern the earth.
While through the fall the evil one has brought brokenness and destruction to people, by faith in Christ grace has made it possible to be adopted into God’s family, securing eternally believers’ identity as His eternal children.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and the authority in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe that all Christians are called to extend the message and ministry of the Gospel of the Kingdom through teaching, preaching, evangelism, healing, deliverance, signs and wonders, and acts of social justice and compassion, and that the Presence of the Holy Spirit through these ministries is the present reality of the Kingdom yet to come.
We believe that all lost, broken, sinful, and wounded people can be saved and healed through Christ by faith, and that sharing that message is at the heart of Kingdom ministry.
Core values represent the deepest commitments Healing Care Ministries makes as it seeks to fulfill the mission God has given us. These values build upon the HCM statement of beliefs and serve as the philosophical foundation of each and every ministry we engage to the glory of God. We intentionally seek to invest these values in everything we do and develop strategies that specifically build upon them in practical and observable ways.
Are foundational to maintaining the integrity of the ministry
Keep every person involved in Healing Care Ministries grounded in authenticity
Serve as navigational markers in order that we stay on course with the vision for this ministry
Provide the common commitments around which we unite while engaging the many resources, seminars, training workshops, and events developed by Healing Care Ministries
Are non-negotiable at the level of philosophy
Form the base upon which strategies and tactics are developed for the engagement and growth of Healing Care Ministries
Guide each and every action step we take in following God’s call
We believe that Christian formation is a Spirit-driven process that enables believers to live out of their true identity as children of God. The metaphor of journey, so common in scripture, best illustrates the idea of movement across time through the landscapes of life, a continuous process that shapes our internal and external lives to reflect the nature of Christ present within us since the new birth.
We serve a Wounded Healer who meets us in our deepest brokenness. Once we encounter his healing power in the place of our pain, Jesus then uses our wounds as a vehicle of healing in the lives of others. Vulnerability engaged in the atmosphere of God’s grace brings transformation and weakness miraculously becomes the channel of His greatest strength.
Wounded people heal best among a community of Christ’s people committed to the ministry of sanctuary. Protecting people from those who would judge, reject, and harm opens the way for radical grace. Radical grace turns places of shame into treasured inheritance shaped by God’s transforming love. Confidentiality, competency, and care intersect to position the broken to encounter the healing Christ in a scandalously sacred space.
God’s grace has secured believers in their identity as children of God and given them an inheritance that will not spoil or fade. Identity security is ours by faith in Christ, not earned or lost because of good of bad performance. The identity of Child of God is the foundation upon which our uniqueness rests and it opens the way for us to feast at the table of the Lord. Spiritual formation and emotional healing relates directly to this identity security.
The family of God is called to celebrate the uniqueness of race, gender, class, age, learning style, physical ability, geography, and education. The presence of such uniqueness provides strength in life and reflects the truth that all people are created by God and worthy of respect and dignity. Healing Care Ministries is intentional about inclusion at every level of its ministry, from core leadership to participation in any and all events sponsored by this organization.
Life-long learning is essential to leaders who serve people seeking healing and Christian formation. Leadership in formational prayer, spiritual direction, and ministry development demands a commitment to personal integrating insights from theology and the sciences so as to best position people to encounter the transforming power of Christ in the place of pain and brokenness.
Deep commitments to Christian community are required by those leading Healing Care Ministries. It is the value that enables us to maintain faithful, responsible, and healthy contributions to supporting, encouraging, and affirming one another as scripture repeatedly commands. We function best as the body of Christ when we welcome and honor every member of the team.
THE NEXT GENERATION MATTERS
Healing Care commits to investing in the next generation of Christ followers, equipping them to extend the ministry of healing and spiritual formation locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Meaningful opportunities for education, mentoring and gift development for young leaders will be a specific focus of this ministry.