This application is to be completed by all those desiring a ministry position involving the supervision or custody of minors. It is being used to help the church provide a safe and secure environment for those teens who participate in our programs and use our facilities. All information given will be kept in strict confidence:
*Are you currently involved in a DBC Small Group or DBC College Ministry Life Group?:
*Were you a committed member of your small group last year?:
*Is someone currently mentoring you?:
*Do you currently serve in any other ministry at Denton Bible?:
*Please give us a brief testimony of your salvation:
*Have you received the believer's baptism?:
*Are you involved in any hobbies, anything outside of school or work, etc.?:
*Do you currently have a job/are you going to be working this next year?:
*Please write out your schedule for this past semester (Spring 2020): Be as detailed as possible:
Please write out your expected schedule for next semester (Fall 2020): Be as detailed as possible:
The questions listed below are part of our application process in order to help provide a safe and secure environment for you and our students. All information is held in strict confidence by the church staff. Answering "yes" to any of the questions below may not necessarily preclude you from involvement in Student Ministries. Thank you for your honesty and cooperation.
*Have you ever struggled with anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts?:
*Have you ever struggled with any sort of eating disorder?:
*Have you ever been a victim of physical, sexual, or verbal abuse?:
*Have you ever had a relationship which would NOT be considered "above reproach" (sexual intercourse, inappropriate touching, or kissing)?:
*Are you currently in a dating relationship?:
*I understand that we are teaching students to remain pure sexually until marriage. Because I understand that my lifestyle is an example to the youth I work with, I see the importance of being sexually pure myself. I affirm that this lifestyle is true of me at this time and will be true of me.
*I agree to let the church know if that situation changes and to step down from my responsibilities at DBSM until those issues are resolved.
*Have you ever participated in underage drinking?:
*Have you ever used or sold drugs?:
*Have you ever been accused, arrested, or convicted for any criminal offenses?:
*Have you ever committed physical, sexual, or verbal abuse?:
*Have you ever consumed excessive amounts of alcohol or abused alcohol in any way?:
*Have you ever struggled with same sex attraction?:
If yes, do you currently struggle with same sex attraction?:
*Have you ever struggled with pornography?:
If you have struggled with pornography, do you currently?:
Personal References must be at least 18 years old and not a family member. Please list at least two people who have known you longer than one year
Certification of responses:
The information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorize my references, churches, or other organizations listed in this application to give you any information they may have regarding my character and fitness for working with you. Should my application be accepted, I have read and agreed with the DBC doctrinal statement and the policies of the church and its student ministries. I understand that the personal information will be held in strict confidence by the church staff. (To confirm, please type your full name below)
As a leader for DBSM, it is important to realize the responsibility and privilege that God has granted in serving
Live above reproach. (Titus 1:7)Keep my word when I give it. (Proverbs 6:17; Psalms 19:14)Dress modestly when at all youth functions and when around students.i.e. no revealing or form fitting clothes (including tights and leggings), no low necklines or high cut shirts, no short dresses, skirts or shorts, and no revealing swimsuits. For more details see Leader Handbook. (Colossians 3:2; 1 Timothy 2:9Edify students and leaders with my speech, no use of “potty” humor or foul language. (Ephesians 4:29)Not view inappropriate movies with students. All movies seen with students should be researched ahead of time to make sure all scenes are suitable for viewing. When in doubt, ask the Student Ministries Director. (Romans 12:2)Not use tobacco products if I am under the legal age, around students, or in public. Nor will I be addicted to any substance. (Romans 14:21)In setting an example for students, limit my freedom by not consuming alcohol, privately or publicly. The only exception to this is special occasions. It is still NOT allowed openly in Denton or Denton Country regardless of the occasion. (Romans 14)Drive safely and obey the law with students around.“What you do in moderation, students do in excess.” ~Keith ChanceyNever be alone with students in private. (Proverbs 2:11)Only give a single student a ride in my car with the consent of their parents. (Proverbs 2:11)Not post anything considered inappropriate or potentially damaging to my ministry or reputation as a DBSM Leader.Commit to follow God’s design for the gift of sexuality in that it is to be exercised and enjoyed only within the covenant relationship of marriage between one man and one woman.Lead a life of transparency which should include the self-disclosure of internal sin struggles or external engagement of behaviors to DBSM.Stay focused on ministry while with my students. (Matthew 18:6)Follow through with what I say I will do. (Ephesians 2:10)Support decisions and submit to the discretion of the Denton Bible Student Ministries staff and the DBSM Director and seek to uplift the ministry. (Philippians 2:14-15a)Pray for the students, the youth group, the leaders, and the staff on a regular basis. (Ephesians 6:18)
Him. All leaders must agree with and adhere to the following standards.
I have read the above expectations and agree to live by them. I have prayed about the decision and feel that it is God’s will for me to be a leader with Denton Bible Student Ministries.
Please type out your full name below to "sign" the leader covenant.