VOLUNTEER PERSONNEL FORM

This form is to be completed by any applicant for a volunteer position within/involving the Evangelical Free Church of Redwood Falls ministry to and with individuals at all age levels. We recognize that this form is extensive, but we ask for your patience in completing the form in its entirety. Your cooperation will assist church leaders in their efforts to provide a secure environment for you as a volunteer as well as the children, youth and adults who participate in our ministry programs and use our facilities. Your responses will be maintained confidentially, although there may be circumstances where such information may be provided on a "need to know" basis to individuals working with our ministry and to other individuals in order to evaluate your application and/or to comply with applicable legal requirements. 

NOTE: If you live in a state where laws exempt you from providing any of the information requested below, you need not answer the questions requesting such information. For example, you need not disclose information that is contained in sealed or expunged court records or that involve criminal arrest that did not result in conviction. 

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Date
Date
Name
Name
Please include your middle name as well:
Home Phone:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
Cell Phone:
Present Address:
Present Address:
Previous Address:
Previous Address:
Date of Birth (if you are under 18 years of age):
Date of Birth (if you are under 18 years of age):
Are you a member of Evangelical Free Church of Redwood Falls?
If not, are you willing to attend a membership class?
Do you attend regularly (two or more services/month)?
Have you been baptized?
On what date, would you be available?
On what date, would you be available?
Do you have a contagious or infectious disease or condition which could be transmitted to others in the volunteer work you would be performing?
What age level do you prefer to work with? Please check all below that apply:
What ministry interest do you prefer to work in? Please check all below that apply:
What ministry program do you want to work in? Please check all that apply:
Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense (felony or misdemeanor, except for minor traffic violations)? You will need to answer “Yes” if you have entered into a plea agreement, including a deferred sentence or deferred judgment arrangement, in connection with a criminal charge.
Have you ever been convicted of a sexual offense, offense relating to children or crime of violence (that is not covered in questions 1 above)?
Have you ever been reported to a social services agency, law enforcement agency, child abuse registry or similar organization regarding abuse or misconduct involving children?
Have you had any painful experience (personal abuse in any form) that has better equipped you, or may hinder you from a productive ministry?
Have you ever been the subject of a civil lawsuit involving sexual misconduct, sexual harassment or other immoral behavior or conduct, involving adults or children?
Have you ever been the subject of a complaint or disciplinary proceeding against a professional license or other license held by you, including but not limited to provide child care or similar services?
Have you ever been the subject of any disciplinary action, transfer or dismissal, or been named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit, as a result of an accident or mishap involving children?
Have you ever been subject to any disciplinary action (including discharge) or investigation by a church, religious or other organization or by an employer?
Do you have any drug, alcohol or substance abuse problems?
Do you practice a sexually pure lifestyle as taught in the Scripture?
It is desirable that all teachers be members of the local church; if they are not, they must be in full harmony with the doctrines and principles of the Evangelical Free Church of Redwood Falls.
The responses I have provided in completing this application form are complete, truthful and accurate. I hereby authorize the Evangelical Free Church of Redwood Falls (hereunto referred to as “the Church”) to make inquiries concerning my background in connection with evaluating the information I have provided on this form and in the application process, including a criminal record check if deemed necessary by the Church. I hereby authorize all persons associated with me, including churches, employers, law enforcement agencies, licensing and social services agencies, to release any information contained in their files or records concerning me to the Church and its representatives. In consideration of the receipt and evaluation of this application form by the Church, I hereby release the Evangelical Free Church of Redwood Falls and their directors, employees, agents, representatives and any other person or organization, including record custodians, that may release information concerning me, both collectively and individually, from any and all liability for damages of whatever kind or nature which may at any time result to me, my heirs or family on account of inquiries concerning my background and any disclosures of information concerning me to the Evangelical Free Church of Redwood Falls. I waive any right that I may have to inspect any information provided about me by any person or organization identified by me in this application. I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THE FOREGOING RELEASE AND KNOW THE CONTENTS OF IT, AND I SIGN THIS RELEASE OF MY OWN FREE WILL AND VOLUNTARY ACT. I understand that my services with the Church shall be volunteer service. In addition, my volunteer services shall be at-will and the Church shall be entitled to terminate my services at any time, with or without cause or advance notice. I understand and agree that I am not an employee of the Church and that I have no expectation of future employment. As a volunteer, I have no entitlement to or expectation of compensation, health insurance or other employee benefits, or unemployment or worker’s compensation insurance benefits. I affirm that I will strictly comply with all policies and procedures of the Evangelical Free Church of Redwood Falls including but not limited to its Statement on Marriage, Gender and Sexuality (a copy of which is included with this application), and its Safe Place Plan. If at any time I find that for any reason I am unable to support the vision, policies, procedures or doctrine of this church/organization, I will resign my volunteer position. I understand and agree that failure by me to abide by such policies and procedures may result in my immediate dismissal, or disciplinary action, all at the discretion of the Church. I will report any known or suspect child abuse or other violation of policy to the senior pastor, a member of church staff, an elder or the designated authority.
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Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.) We believe that God has commanded that no sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.) We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of The Evangelical Free Church of Redwood Falls as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to The Evangelical Free Church of Redwood Falls members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by The Evangelical Free Church of Redwood Falls in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess. 5:22.) We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11.) We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of The Evangelical Free Church of Redwood Falls.