vigilant: Never think you
are strong enough and will not fall into sin. The devil is like a
lion that prowls around for a prey (1 Peter 5:8).
your team Leader:CID
has chosen the team leaders based upon leadership skills and experience. By
being obedient and submitting to your team leader, you will create a
comfortable atmosphere for yourself and the rest of the team. The goal is to
reach lost souls and have fun while doing it.
let your team leader know where you are during outreach:CID takes the safety of you and the other members very seriously. If you
need to be excused for a moment for whatever reason, please tell your team
leader where you are going. Not telling the leader can cause a panic in them
and disrupt the Spirit-led evangelism that we try to achieve during the
the schedule and keep it: Not being
on time or prepared can keep your team waiting when every minute matters.
Take time to prepare the things you need for the outreach the night
Watch after your team: Share cell phone numbers. Try to pair them with someone if they
leave for a break. Listen to their suggestions, but make the final
decision. Be authoritative, but not bossy. Most of all, pray for one
for the authorities:The local government
has been appointed by God. Being obedient to the local authorities is
showing the humility of Christ (Romans 13:1-5).
rules of the venue: During outreach at the
mall, mosque, or other venues, please follow their rules. If they asked that
literature not be given out at their properties, then follow the rules and give
out literature outside.
etiquette: If we go into the mosque, it is
recommended that sisters cover their heads and wear modest clothing (eg.
arms covered, longer skirt) and brothers wear long pants to show respect.
sleep times of others: Rest is
just as important as fellowship. Have compassion for those who need more
rest than others. In many cases, the sleeping arrangements are very close
quartered during mission trips. Sharing of bathrooms, showers etc. should
be respected by each Saint. If a brother/sister is resting after a day of
evangelism, then have the courtesy to tone down any distractions that can
upset your fellow man.
time alone with the opposite sex: Male and female coworkers have to be careful about
spending time alone during ministry, eg. sharing a ride alone, staying in
the same house alone.
to prospects of the opposite sex: It is permissible to minister to someone of the
opposite sex in a public place. But subsequent follow-up should be done by
someone of the same sex. The same rules apply to online outreach as
taxes where appropriate: With regards to tax-deductible donations, we need to report
of mission trip to donors: If donation is for a mission
trip, it is recommended that a report be provided to donors after the
for others’ theological views: There is a
time and place for theological discussions to happen. Having these
discussions at an improper time can create a negative impact on the goal
that we are trying to achieve, which is to preach Christ and seek for Him
to save the lost (Ephesians 4:3-6). The
goal is to not try to win an argument, or convert someone to your
thinking, but to reach souls. If a particular conversation comes up and
there are differences, make sure you are Spirit-led in your discussion.
discussing contentious topics during CID meetings: During meetings, avoid
discussion of politics or other “worldly” matters which may cause
divisions. Respect one another's views;
do not try to impose your views on others.
Biblical conflict resolution: If you have a problem with a coworker, first go and talk to the
person alone. If the conflict is not resolved, bring one or two others
with you. If it is still not resolved, let the leader know about it (Matthew 18:15-17).