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Ambassador Baptist Church
1926 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
(412)822-7255
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clear.gif - 808 Bytes I would like to know the qualifications of your Sunday School teachers.
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Thanks for writing. The following is our church Worker's Policy. I hope you find it helpful.

Worker's Policy

Realizing the fact that, as servants of the Lord, and teachers and preachers of the Word of God, we have an awesome responsibility of shaping lives for eternity, the pastor and deacons have adopted the following guidelines as Leadership Standards to assist those who participate in our various ministries.

It is in the interest of avoiding confusion and establishing the best possible testimony to Gods glory that these matters are presented. We realize that individuals equally devoted to the Lord have differences of opinions regarding these guidelines. We also acknowledge that true spiritual character can never be measured solely through outward adorning or inches of apparel. But we do believe that these will best serve the witness as a whole. This is in no way designed to impose legalism upon our people, but rather to exhort each of us to be an example of the believer. We strongly believe that those in leadership should set the example for the rest to follow (I Tim. 4:12, I Cor. 10:31; 14:40, Eph. 1:12, Matt. 5:13-16).

We believe that people in leadership include the pastoral staff and their families, the deacons and their families, church office personnel, the Sunday School staff, Kings Kids staff, Childrens Church workers, bus drivers and helpers, youth workers, choir members, singers and instrumentalists, ushers, and any others who work in our services.


Ten Commandments for Leaders

I. Leaders must have received Christ as personal Lord and Savior (John 1:12).

II. Leaders must have been immersed as a believer in Christ, and be an active member of Ambassador Baptist Church (Acts 2:41). Exceptions may be made for children participating in the music ministry.

III. Leaders must be in agreement with the doctrinal statement and covenant of Ambassador Baptist Church.

IV. Leaders should understand that those in leadership have a responsibility to be an example rather than a stumbling block to those that are weak (Rom 14:13, I Cor. 8:9).

Therefore:

A. They should abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages and tobacco in any form (Prov. 20:1, I Cor. 6:19-20).

B. They should not hold membership in any lodge or secret society (II Cor. 6:14, James 5:12).

C. They should have victory over cursing (Ex. 20:7).

D. They should refrain from attendance at dances and movies, should abstain from all forms of gambling, and should resist any and all other worldly amusements and associations (I John 2:15) that are not consistent with a Christian testimony (James 4:4). Questionable activities should be tested by I Thessalonians 5:22 and I Corinthians 10:31.

E. They should seek to live so others may see Christ in them (John 12:21, Acts 4:13).

V. Leaders should be modest and appropriate in their dress in the house of God, and maintain a standard of appearance which becomes Christian men and women.
A. Men should consider hair length as an important part of their testimony (I Cor. 11:14). Hair, mustaches and beards should be kept neat.

B. Men should dress as well as they can. Ushers, teachers, and musicians should wear ties while fulfilling their responsibilities. Remember, you are Gods ambassador (II Cor. 5:20).

C. Ladies should be modest and feminine (I Tim 2:9, Deut. 22:5). Hemlines should be no higher than the top of the knee (Isaiah 47:2-3). Outfits which allow excessive exposure of the body, or which are designed to appeal to sensual desire should not be worn.

VI. Leaders must realize the importance of faithfulness in attendance, and consistently attend all Sunday services of the church, prayer meetings, business meetings of the church, and other meetings or practices which demand their attendance, unless providentially hindered (Heb. 10:25, Acts 2:42, I Cor. 4:2).

VII. Leaders are expected to tithe (Mal. 3:8, I Cor. 15:2).

VIII. Leaders are expected to be loyal to Gods Word, the pastor, the church, and their fellow church members. Leaders should never gossip (I Tim. 5:19, I John 4:7, James 3:2, I Cor. 1:10).

IX. Leaders should take time each week for some form of visitation (Matt. 28:19, Mark 16:15). While being present at the scheduled church visitation program is not mandatory, it is encouraged for those who are able to come. Sunday School teachers are expected to visit their students regularly.

X. Leaders should have a personal devotional life, and always be prepared to serve in their ministry (Psalm 119:130; 55:16-17).

It is my privilege to have you working with us here at Ambassador Baptist Church. My prayer is that we can work together to bring revival to the believers, and salvation to the lost of the Pittsburgh area. Thank you for your dedication, and please contact me if I can be of any help in your area of service.

Pastor Mark Montgomery
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Dr Mark Montgomery
Ambassador Baptist Church
1926 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
(412)822-7255




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