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Employment Application

Please read and answer all questions completely. It is the policy of The Perry Center to provide equal opportunity in employment to all applicants. Qualified applicants receive consideration on the basis of qualifications for the position, without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, or disability. As a religious organization, this ministry is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702 and 703, Civil Rights Act of 1964). Employment at The Perry Center is of an “at will” nature, which means the employee may resign at any time and the employer may discharge employee at any time with or without cause.

The Perry Center is a Non-Profit 501 (c) 3 corporation. The Perry Center feels its employees are representatives of a Christian ministry in both work and private life. The Perry Center desires each employee strive toward living a life exemplary of a personal relationship with Christ and believe our Statement of Faith.

Statement of Faith

Applicant must hold principles that coincide with this organization’s Statement of Faith.

We Believe the Bible to be the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We Believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We Believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return to power and glory.

We Believe for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We Believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We Believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost into the resurrection of damnation.

We Believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Employee Standards

The scripture is clear there are certain precepts and principles considered absolutes in moral and ethical behavior. In other areas in which there are differences of opinion, the Bible provides guidelines for behavior. It is the desire of The Perry Center that each of its employees be governed by Biblical precepts both at and away from the workplace, and manifests the life of Christ in conduct and attitudes. Practices such as stealing, drunkenness, drug use, gossiping, dishonesty, gambling, occult involvement, pro-abortion views, and/or participation in abortion, murder, premarital sex, adultery, and homosexual behavior are not in line with the philosophy of this ministry. (See Galatians 5:22)

In contrast, we believe the life of the believer is to exemplify the fruit of the Spirit to those we serve. They should demonstrate love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. (See Galatians 5:22)

The Perry Center believes church membership and participation is essential to one’s growth as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Perry Center also desires it’s employees be active members and in good standing with a church that teaches the Lordship of Jesus Christ and teaches the inerrant Word of God. “And let us consider how to stimulate one another , and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” (See Hebrews 10:24-25)

The Perry Center believes achieving excellence in work is the reasonable service of a Christian in the workplace. It is by scriptural admonition and principle we accomplish our work to the best of our abilities. Some of the scriptural applications to performance standards in the ministry are the following: Serve the Lord through our work (See Colossians 3:23). Recognizing our source of strength (See 1 Peter 4:11). Slothfulness is reproved (See Proverbs 12:24). Discipline is profitable (See Proverbs 12:1). Excellence is commendable (See Proverbs 22:29).

The spirit of the ministry performance standards are found in these as well as other scriptural examples and will be employed in performance evaluations. Performance standards also apply to the qualifications and skills of the employee as they relate specifically to job requirements.

As one can determine from the foregoing, performance standards are based on scriptural instruction, personal attitude, and reasonable expectations in job skills and abilities.

Certain rules and guidelines are necessary for the proper functioning of a community that may not apply to individuals. Since we are committed to honor Christ and to love one another, employees of The Perry Center freely assume certain regulations governing personal behavior. In addition to those stated above, others are stated in the Employee Policy Manual.