AS A BIBLE CAFE COMMUNITY MEMBER YOU AGREE TO THESE GUIDELINES
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT
HOW WE CREATED OUR GUIDELINES
WE ASKED OUR BIBLE CAFE FOCUS GROUP TO CREATE A LIST OF COMMUNITY GUIDELINES BASED ON THEIR USER EXPERIENCES.
WE AGREE ON THESE STANDARDS
BIBLE VERSIONS: It is appropriate to use a Bible translation you’re most comfortable with. It’s appropriate to see something differently than someone else in your group. It’s not appropriate to turn it into a debate or put someone down because of her Bible preference.
BULLYING: It is inappropriate to bully or harass our volunteers and community members. It is appropriate to contact us if you are uncomfortable about how someone in the community is treating you or another member.
COUNSELING: It is inappropriate to provide counseling, legal, financial, medical or other advice for which a professional license is required. It is appropriate to refer someone in need to professional resources- such as domestic violence, affair recovery, addiction recovery, or suicide hotline.
DISCUSSIONS: It is appropriate to ask a question of the group if you need help with a Bible study clarification and stay on the current topic. It is not appropriate to carry on a lengthy conversation or going off-topic about your personal issues.
IMPERSONATING: It is not appropriate to steal a profile image, name or identity.
POLITICS: No politics.
PRAYER: It is appropriate to share legitimate worries, concerns, and ask for prayer. It’s not appropriate to reply in a condescending and judgmental manner. It is not appropriate to give advice or to use gossip as a prayer request.
PRIVACY: It is appropriate for members to know their privacy is always respected in our community. It is not appropriate to share information about group members or their prayer requests, unless safety is a concern. Report safety concerns to a director, Facebook security, or local authorities.
RESPECT: It is appropriate to respect the work of our ministry directors and volunteers. It is not appropriate to gossip, undermine, copy our website content, or use our name for your own ministry.
ROLES: It is appropriate be a listener and a contributor and remember we’re in different places of spiritual transformation. Both spiritually young and spiritually mature add value to the conversations. It is appropriate to filter all responses through love and through the Word, remembering we are all members of the body of Christ and we need each other.
SELF-PROMOTION: It is inappropriate to use our ministry as a place of self-promotion or asking for money.
THEOLOGIES: It is acceptable to respectfully disagree with the book author, leaders, and students because we are nondenominational. We look for a common denominator of agreement on in our discussions and we do not debate one another. It is not appropriate to shame someone for her theology and opinions
WARNING AND BLOCKING
We love all women who follow our pages and join our groups, however when guidelines are violated you will be giving a warning and then you will be blocked.
- Impersonating our ministry and using our images for your profile and pages (causing confusion)
- Inviting women from our Facebook groups to join your Facebook group (harvesting)
- Putting others down/bullying (causing discouragement)
- Your account was hacked and you are posting porn or spam (causing offense)
- You blocked our admins or leaders (causing confusion)
Please contact our us for help if you cannot access our page or group.