Terms of Service
REVIEW AND AGREE BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN THE BIBLE CAFE™
1. Purpose of the Bible Cafe™
The Bible Cafe™ ministry is an online learning program to encourage spiritual growth and fellowship. This all begins when you prioritize God and His Word in your daily life. Our desire is to bring Bible study fellowship to those women who are unable to attend local small groups.
2. What the Bible Cafe™ Does
We facilitate online Bible study discussions using the books of Biblical teachers such as Beth Moore, Kelly Minter, Jennifer Rothschild, Priscilla Shirer, Nancy Leigh DeMoss and more. Our method is similar to a church small group study or home group study.
3.What the Bible Cafe™ Does NOT Do
Bible Cafe™ is not a counseling service and no professional advice or services are offered on this site, by email or in our Facebook groups. PLEASE BE AWARE THE BIBLE CAFE™ IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE. BY JOINING OUR PROGRAMS, YOU AGREE THAT THE BIBLE CAFE™, ITS LEADERS, STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, AFFILIATES OR SPONSORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SITUATION THAT OCCURS AS A RESULT OF, OR IS NEGATIVELY INFLUENCED BY, ADVICE OR ANSWERS GIVEN.
4. How We Select Leaders
Bible Cafe™ leaders are volunteers with a compassionate and loving heart for Jesus. They are participants in online Bible studies with our ministry and have been recognized for their ability to minister to others. They are not professional counselors, ordained pastors, nor medical personnel and therefore unable to offer such advice. Our leaders reflect Christ and will be removed from the ministry team for behaviors in violation of our community guidelines.
5. Respect Our Work and the Copyright of the Authors
It is essential to respect our work and the copyright of the individual authors. You’ll need to purchase the individual book necessary for participation in online study. It is a violation of copyright law and a lack of integrity to share books or related videos and materials without permission from the author or publisher. Do not copy our website design, pages, and content for your own ministry use,
6. We Have the Right to Moderate all Posts and Block Members
We moderate content for compliance with community guidelines.
7. Bible Cafe™ Use of Our Name
The Bible Cafe™ name has been in use since 2009 and is associated only with the ministry at BibleCafe.org, WomensBibleCafe.com, www.WomensBibleCafe.org or www.WomensBibleCafe.net, MensBible.Cafe and our related Facebook and social media profiles The use of the name Bible Cafe™, Womens Bible Cafe™ or Bible Cafe for Women™, Mens Bible Cafe™ or a variation of the name with any other Twitter, Yahoo, Pinetrest, Instagram, Facebook group or page is strictly prohibited. It would mislead and confuse others if someone uses our established name Bible Cafe™ If you are a participating in our online Bible studies and would like to make Facebook pages for your groups, please do not use the name Bible Cafe™, Womens Bible Cafe™ or Bible Cafe for Women™ or Bible Study Cafe™, Mens Bible Cafe™ or any variations of our name.
8. Bible Cafe™ Refund Policy
The Bible Cafe™ offers a three day refund on monthly and annual memberships.
Monthly or annual membership may be cancelled anytime before next billing cycle. No refunds are given after the seven day refund period. Plans are not prorated.
9. Legal Notices
DISCLAIMER: BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRY SITE PROVIDES NO PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING SERVICES. THE RESPONSES OF MINISTRY LEADERS REFLECT THE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND BELIEFS OF OUR LEADERS. BIBLE CAFE™ CANNOT AND MAY NOT ALWAYS CLOSELY SUPERVISE ITS LEADERS. WHILE ALL LEADERS ARE VOLUNTEERS, BIBLE CAFE™, ITS AFFILIATES, STAFF OR SPONSORS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SITUATION THAT OCCURS AS A RESULT OF, OR IS NEGATIVELY INFLUENCED BY, ADVICE OR ANSWERS GIVEN. THE RESOURCES THAT YOU VIEW OR RECEIVE ON THIS SITE OR ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGES ARE FOR SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE ONLY. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO GIVE AUTHORITATIVE ADVICE, NOR SHOULD THEY BE SEEN AS A REPLACEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING. THESE RESOURCES ARE BEST SEEN AS A BEGINNING POINT FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING HELP. BY JOINING OUR BIBLE STUDIES OR FACEBOOK GROUPS, YOU EXPRESSLY RELEASE AND DISCLAIM BIBLE CAFE™ FROM ANY LIABILITY AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, FACEBOOK GROUPS, AND RELATED RESOURCES
No Guarantee of Service: Every attempt will be made to answer all questions in a timely fashion, however we cannot guarantee an immediate response and we reserve the right not to answer and/or to discard at our discretion any question deemed to be unsuitable.
Special Rules for Children Under Age 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. The services of the Bible Cafe™ are designed for individuals over the age of 18, and minors are not allowed to participate unless a parent is joining the minor in the Facebook group and the Bible study or events.
CONFIDENTIALITY: Your participation in online Bible study involves posting your thoughts and comments online. There is no guarantee of privacy and therefore we encourage you not to post anything online that you would not also say in person. You are responsible for your own content. In online formats, such as the website forum. Facebook pages, groups, it’s possible for impersonators and fake profile accounts to gather information from these groups. If you are involved in litigation (such as a divorce or custody battle) you are cautioned about the transparency and lack of privacy online. Please consult with your attorney prior to participation in online groups.
Reporting Policy: The Bible Cafe™ will immediately report any situation that involves or potentially involves suicide threats, instances of abuse of any type, child endangerment, or the commission of a crime. The report will be made by the Bible Cafe™ to Facebook Security and you will be advised to seek immediate assistance from 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If the threat continues we will attempt to contact one of your Facebook friends and ask them to check on your safety.
Complaint Procedure: If you have a concern about your experience at the Bible Cafe™, please contact our director using the “Contact Us” form at the top of our website.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THE BIBLE CAFE™, YOU AGREE THAT BIBLE CAFE™, ITS LEADERS, STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, AFFILIATES OR SPONSORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SITUATION THAT OCCURS AS A RESULT OF, OR IS NEGATIVELY INFLUENCED BY, ADVICE OR ANSWERS GIVEN.