We submit to you guidelines for what we request from those who are a part of Mainstream Orlando’s Leadership and Hospitality Teams. It is our desire to be as clear about our expectations as we possibly can. We do not require these specifics out of a heart of legalism or demand. They were put in place by the Mainstream Orlando Staff who felt that such would be essential for continued growth and quality. We understand that none of us are “all of these things, all of the time.” We are all Christians continually growing and changing every day.

CHARACTERISTICS OF A LEADER

1. We strive to live lives that truly reflect the character of Christ. Whereby, like the Apostle Paul, we can say to those we are attempting to lead, “Follow me, as I follow Christ.”

2. Those in leadership should have Godly hatred of sin in their own lives and should be willing to walk away from conduct or life patterns that might have the appearance of evil.

3. Prayer, the Word, and Christian fellowship must be an integral part of our lives.

4. As leaders, we must have an attitude of servanthood and be willingly open to receive correction. We also have the understanding that ministry has far more responsibilities that are unnoticed, unknown, and behind-the-scenes.

5. To serve as a leader, you must have been walking powerfully and victoriously with the Lord at Faith Assembly for at least 3 months.

6. We must be people who are striving to live by choices rather than feelings and emotions because right choices will bring about right emotions. We must also be disciplined enough to be self-motivated and a doer, not just a receiver.

7. A heart that loves and cares about people must be obvious.  Gossip, idle-chatter, and coarse joking will not be tolerated. When normal relationship problems arise among leaders or among other individuals, it is imperative that such be handled in keeping with the guidelines of Matthew 18.

8. Lastly, we must respect fellow leaders’ decisions, ministries, and authority and be actively responsible to seek peace with everyone. We must take care of each other and remember to reach out to other leaders when we are in spiritual or emotional need.

REQUIREMENTS OF A LEADER

1. It is impossible to disciple consistency into others without consistent church attendance and consistent spiritual mentorship.  So, for accountability purposes, we ask that all leaders be present at:

RAPIDS LEADERS (must be at least a Senior in high-school):
     1. At least 2 services per week: Rapids (Sundays at 9:00am & 11:15am) Main Sanctuary or The Voice
     2. Pre-Service Prayer (Sundays at 8:30am)
     3. Weekly Synergy meeting (Sundays at 10:25am)
     4. 678 Conference and other special events
     5. River prayer services (First Friday of every month at 7:00pm)
     6. Monthly All-Team meetings (First Sunday of the month at 10:25am)
*[OPTIONAL] Rapids Small Groups (Wednesdays at 7:00pm)

XSTREAM LEADERS (must be at least 19 years of age):
     1. At least 2 services per week: Xstream (Wednesdays at 7:00pm) Main Sanctuary
     2. Bi-Monthly Leaders meeting (First and third Sundays of every month at 9:30am)
     3. Pre-Service Prayer (Wednesdays at 6:30pm)
     4. Fall Renewal, Camp and other special events
     5. River prayer services (First Friday of every month at 7:00pm)
     6. Monthly All-Team meetings (First Sunday of the month at 10:25am)

THE VOICE PASTORING TEAM (at least out of high-school):
     1. At least 2 services per week: The Voice (Sundays at 7:00pm) Main Sanctuary
     2. Bi-Monthly meetings (First and third Sundays of every month at 9:30am)
     3. Pre-Service Prayer & meeting (Sundays at 6:00pm and 6:30pm)
     4. The Voice Conference and other special events
     5. River prayer services (First Friday of every month at 7:00pm)
     6. Monthly All-Team meetings (First Sunday of the month at 10:25am)

THE RUSH LEADERS (must be at least 19 years of age):
     1. At least 2 services per week: The Rush (Thursdays at 7:00pm) MSC Main Sanctuary
     2. Leaders meetings (Sundays at 10:25am)
     3. Pre-Service Prayer (Thursdays at 6:00pm)
     4. Fall Renewal, Camp and other special events
     5. River prayer services (First Friday of every month at 7:00pm)

HOSPITALITY TEAM:
     1. At least one service per week: Main Sanctuary on Sunday morning or Wednesday night
     2. Monthly All-Team meetings (First Sunday of the month at 10:25am)
     3. Volunteer once-a-month at one of our youth services:  Rapids, Xstream, The Rush

We realize that because of time demands and other responsibilities, leaders might have some scheduling conflicts which might impede complete participation for every event. We merely ask for communication from Leader to Pastor or Coordinator. Please attempt personal communication if an event must be missed.

2. We request that obvious Christian convictions and standards be consistently upheld. We do not state these things out of legalism. We humbly realize that in leadership, we are called to a higher standard. Because of the special focus on such in our youth culture, we especially call attention to the following:
     a. In keeping with the Word, no single person should date or ‘emotionally date’ a non-believer or anyone in middle or high school.
     b. All movies and music must simply pass the test, “Is Christ inside of me comfortable with this?”
     c. It is essential that we refrain from drinking alcohol, smoking, or using illegal drugs.

3. We also call all leaders to adhere to Biblical principles in their finances by obediently tithing and giving additional offerings as the Lord prompts your heart.