Policies and Governance
SAFER CHURCHES CHILD, YOUTH & VULNERABLE PEOPLE PROTECTION
iSEE CHURCH makes every effort to uphold our commitment to the safety, protection and well-being of all children and young people from all forms of abuse and neglect.
Prior to serving on the iSEE TEAM it is a requirement of all iSEE CHURCH volunteers to obtain a current working with children check & vulnerable people check (as per State requirements).
iSEE CHURCH has a children and young people protection policy in place.
Information obtained by iSEE CHURCH will be kept confidential and private. iSEE CHURCH collects information for the purpose of introducing people to our organisation and to provide a range of Christian services.
We take reasonable steps to ensure the security of personal and sensitive information we hold and to protect it against loss, misuse or unauthorised access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure.
Our IT systems are password protected and comply with applicable security standards. Only authorised personnel are permitted to access these details.
iSEE CHURCH will obtain written permission from the Parents/Guardian of children and young people to use their photographs and videos. Such media (photography & videos) will only be used for church purposes. Photographs and videos will remain the property of iSEE CHURCH.
iSEE CHURCH subscribes to a high standard of accountability and stewardship.
iSEE CHURCH is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a board of directors who are responsible for the management of the financial and legal affairs of the church.
The Church’s financial records and systems are audited annually and audited financial statements are lodged with Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and/or relevant regulatory bodies.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives. We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory over every sin, sickness and limitation and empower us for life and life to the full.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, confess our belief in Him and submit to His will for our lives.
We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to walk in the fruits of the spirit and use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues, which is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit. We believe the gifts are for every believer.
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
We believe that the price paid by Jesus Christ on the cross was sufficient to heal us of every sickness and disease. We also believe in His power to heal the heart and mind thus enabling us to live wholly and complete.
We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.