As an “Organizational” member of the Alliance of Prison Ministry Organizations and Affiliates, we agree to abide by the following ethical guidelines:
Leaders of the Ministry will always be members in good standing in a recognized local Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The theological positions of the Ministry will be in harmony with the fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church..
Leaders of the Ministry will not knowingly accept tithes from the Ministry’s financial supporters, who are Seventh-day Adventist Church members, and will actively encourage them to be faithful in the returning of their tithes and giving of appropriate offerings to the organized Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Leaders of the Ministry will work in tandum with all policies and procedures of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at all levels of the Church, as well as the policies and procedures of the respective Correctional institutions they serve.
Leaders of the Ministry will seek to develop and/or maintain cooperative working relationships, which promote mutual respect, with all religious leaders, correctional chaplains and/or administrators, correctional officers, community leaders and all pastors and elected leaders, at all levels, of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist Church.
All fundraising materials, as well as oral presentations of the Ministry’s leaders, will meet the following criteria:
2. Kindness toward other prison ministry groups;
3. Loyalty to the Adventist Church and it’s organized work;
4. Respect toward Correctional institutions and staff.