I will be sensitive to theological issues.
I realize that the Christian faith manifests itself in different ways in different cultures.
I will avoid criticizing or debating controversial theological issues.
I will always treat with respect my team leaders, fellow team members, in-country hosts, and nationals with whom we work.
I will avoid criticizing my leaders, fellow team members, and hosts.
I will avoid any romantic activity toward fellow team members or nationals.
I realize that activity of this type could hinder the team witness and interfere with my own spiritual focus on this project.
I will not make negative political comments about my host country or excessively talk about the greatness of my own country.
I will also avoid criticizing things I do not like about my host country.
I will never use profanity and abusive language. I will not use illegal drugs.
I will also avoid watching or reading pornographic material.
I will abide by the host church’s practice concerning alcohol and tobacco products.
I am aware that this could very well mean that I will be unable to use them during my stay in their country.
I will accept and do the jobs given to me without complaint.
I will maintain my personal disciplines of prayer and Bible study during the project - even if it means doing it when I am tired and losing sleep.
I will resist complaining when things go wrong or when I don’t like what is happening.
I will always try to eat what is set before me without complaint (Luke 10:7-8).
I will not isolate myself from nationals or missionaries during any free time, but will pursue fellowshipping with them.
I won’t try to spend all my time with other volunteers.
I understand that I am representing Christ and the local church while I am on this mission trip, and I covenant to act in a way that reflects this understanding and brings glory to God.