The Code Of Conduct

Traditionally, a code of conduct is a list of rules with consequences. The Board has stated the code of conduct of ICC in a way that reflects the grace of God. It is included in official publications. Trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, and students must agree to abide by the code and so state in writing. Ivy Christian College affirms that:

1. Each Christian is to be Christ like in attitude and action. This is neither automatic nor instantaneous, but a growth process. This Christ likeness does not come by observing certain outward expectations, but comes from within as the indwelling Spirit of God energizes the believer submitted to God (Romans 12:12; Philippians 2:1213). As believers walk in fellowship with the Lord, being controlled and enabled by the Holy Spirit, they are changed to be more and more like Him (2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 2: 1213, 1 John 1:47).

2. Believers are to glorify God in their bodies and are to live holy lives (1 Corinthians 6:1920; 1 Peter 1:13 16). Love toward God is evidenced by love for those without Christ (note Paul’s example in 2 Corinthians 5:14 and Acts 18:5) and by love for fellow believers (1 John 3:16; 4:78).

3. Living by God’s grace, believers are to avoid even the appearance (every form) of wrongdoing (1 Thessalonians 5:22). Believers are called to freedom, but this is not to be an opportunity for the works of the flesh (Galatians 5:13).

4. Individuals who, after spiritual instruction (Galatians 6:1), continue to dishonor the Lord by persisting in un-Christ like behavior or unruly conduct may, after due process, be dismissed from ICC (1 Thessalonians 5:14).